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Chetan Gupta

Chetan Gupta

Attorney at Law

New Delhi Area, India
Licensed in
Delhi Bar Council
University of
Oxford
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About
Chetan is an Oxford educated Indian lawyer and a former law clerk at the Indian Supreme Court with Justice Pasayat. He passed the California Bar Exam in February 2015 and is in the process of being admitted to practice in California.

He has 7 years of broad corporate advisory experience with both international and domestic clients, including startups, private equity and new ventures. He has advised and drafted seed financing agreements, Simple Agreements for Future Equity (SAFEs), convertible note financings and shareholder agreements for a number of companies with US parent entities and Indian subsidiaries.

He currently divides his time
… read more between New Delhi and San Francisco.
10
Years
experience

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Client Reviews

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""Quicksand is an innovation consulting firm with clients spread overseas and projects that often require deliberation on intellectual property and assignment of rights. Chetan has been advising Quicksand right from its pre-incorporation days. His advise has always been timely and commercially sound. He has drafted and advised us on a wide range of contracts including our SHA and SSA, consultancy agreements, NDAs, intellectual property licensing agreements, leases, and collaboration agreements. These have been for both Indian clients and foreign entities such as J-PAL, PATH, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, The World Bank Group for projects relating to financial inclusion, public health and sanitation. I would highly recommend his services to startups or anyone else looking for efficient and pragmatic legal advice.""

Long term corporate advisory work for Quicksand Pvt. Ltd.
Posted on Aug 20, 2015
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""Chetan was instrumental in guiding Lush Cosmetics Ltd, through the complicated process of establishing as a wholly owned entity in India. He successfully won government and FIPB approval of Lush's application to operate directly in India, navigating the complexity of the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) bureaucracy making it the very first British retailer to win government approval to establish in India. Such is his depth of experience in this area that UKTI would seek his advice and opinion throughout the process, referring to him as the expert. Chetan was an absolute pleasure to work with. He is very personable, calm and insightful, always offering unbiased opinions and advice. He was extraordinarily helpful when visiting India, acting as a cultural guide as well as legal advisor. His understanding of both British and Indian cultures made him the perfect interlocutor in an Anglo-Indian transaction. ""

Foreign investment application and corporate advisory work for Lush Ltd.
Posted on Aug 20, 2015

Work History

Chetan Gupta and Associates

Managing Partner

Mar 2009 - Aug 2015

Corporate advisory work for international and domestic clients including startups. Significant experience in private equity and new ventures.

Clients include:
-Lush Ltd., a global cosmetics brand
-Bourn Hall UK on private equity funding
-Biotech Consortium of India Limited
-Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer
-Pranay Chulet (CEO of Quikr)

Mar 2009 - Aug 2015

Chambers of Mr. Harish Salve, Former Solicitor General of India

Associate

Jan 2008 - Mar 2009

Drafted memoranda and opinions, and worked on high stakes commercial litigations relating to oil and gas (Enron), FMCG (ITC and Godfrey Philips, Milwaukee Brewing Co.), and infrastructure (Reliance Industries)

Jan 2008 - Mar 2009

Supreme Court of India

Law Clerk to Justice Arijit Pasayat

May 2006 - Aug 2006

Drafted memoranda and opinions on matters pending before the Court.

May 2006 - Aug 2006

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