Kripi Kathuria

New Delhi

Kripi Kathuria is a Partner with the New Delhi office of Phoenix Legal.

She has experience in a wide range of corporate areas and primarily advises clients on commercial transactions including merger and acquisitions, investment into India, internal corporate restructuring and joint venture arrangements across various business sectors such as automotive, food and beverage and information technology, both domestic as well as cross border.

Kripi also focusses on varied corporate advisory and strategy matters in the areas of company law, employment related issues, contract law, competition law, foreign exchange regulations, anti-bribery laws and other sector specific regulations.

She has significant experience in advising renowned foreign companies in establishing presence in India and also providing continuous support to them in their everyday operations.

  • Represented and advised Kameda Seika Co., Ltd., a leading Japanese rice snack manufacturer and listed on Tokyo stock exchange, on its joint venture with LT Foods Ltd, one of the India’s well-known rice manufacturers.
  • Advised Monster Energy Company, a US based company engaged in the business of marketing and distributing energy drinks and alternative beverages and subsidiary of Monster Beverage Corporation, a NASDAQ listed company, in setting up a subsidiary in India and obtain NOC/product approvals for their energy drinks from the Food Safety and Standard Authority of India and on the regulatory regime including various approvals and licenses to be obtained from the Indian regulatory authority for import and manufacture of the drinks, labelling and packaging, etc.;
  • Advised Tokai Rubber Industries Co., Ltd. (now Sumitomo Riko), a leading Japanese manufacturer of automotive parts, in setting up its subsidiary in India and joint venture with its Indian partner, Imperial Auto Industries Ltd.
  • Represented Ford Motor Credit Company LLC on setting up its business operations (a non-banking financial company) in India.
  • Represented and advised Dell in sale of its Boomi business by way of 100% acquisition of shares of Boomi Inc., an indirect subsidiary of Dell Technologies Inc. by Bayshore Holdings 2021 L.P.
  • Represented and advised Visteon Corp., USA, a world leader in the manufacture of auto parts and components, (a) in establishing a joint venture company with a Chinese company in India for the purposes of manufacture, assembly and supply to the automotive manufacturers in India; (b) on restructuring for the purposes of hiving off interiors business division of its subsidiary company in India; and (c) acquisition of electronics business from Hanon Systems including transfer of factory units engaged in manufacturing automotive parts, including due diligence on the said assets and advise on related regulatory issues such as obtaining all environmental and operating licenses in relation to the assets.
  • Represented and advised Dell EMC, (i) on transfer of business from Dell’s Indian subsidiary, EMC Software and Services India Private Limited, a SEZ unit, to VMware Software India Private Limited, a STPI unit, as part of a global transfer of one of Dell’s application businesses to VMware Inc; and (ii) on the 100% acquisition of Unifi Software India Private Limited as part of the global acquisition of Unifi Software Inc.
  • Represented and advised Cooper-Standard France SAS, a leading global supplier of systems and components for the automotive industry, in the divestiture of Cooper Standard’s anti-vibration systems business to ContiTech USA, Inc. (division of Continental AG), which involved the transfer of Cooper-Standard France SAS’ equity interest in a joint venture company in India.
  • Represented and advised Cooper- Standard Holdings Inc., in the divestiture of its Indian rubber fluid transfer and specialty sealing business to Mutares SE & Co. KGaA.
  • Represented and advised NTT Communication Corporation, a Japanese IT consulting company, on acquisition of Secure-24 IT Services Private Limited as part of the acquisition of 100% shares of Secure-24 Intermediate Holdings, Inc., a U.S.-based leading provider of comprehensive managed services.