About Us

Thinking Legal is a niche law firm for investors and startups. While we are based out of New Delhi, we work with clients all over the world. We advise domestic and foreign investors such as private equity (PE) funds, venture capital (VC) funds, seed funds, pension funds, angel networks, family offices and HNIs. The Firm also works with a number of promising and fast-growing startups.

The Firm advises investors on structuring, fund formation/registration as well as the process of investment/divestment, including drafting and negotiating transactional documents such as term sheets, share subscription agreement, shareholders’ agreement, convertible debt agreement etc. We also conduct legal and secretarial due diligence of the prospective investee companies on behalf of investors and advice on the commercial impact of the issues identified during the diligence process. The Firm also conducts audits of funds to ensure compliance with the terms of Private Placement Memorandum (PPM) and assists institutional investors in monitoring investee companies (including Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) risks and opportunities) as mandated by SEBI’s Stewardship Code.

We advise startups on all their legal requirements related to their business. We also advise startups through the fund raising process of reviewing and negotiating term sheets, shareholder agreements and other transactional documents. Further, we create customized and easy to understand templates of various commercial agreements for startups such as non-disclosure agreements, terms of use, privacy policy, supplier agreements, rent agreements, POSH policy, human resource policy. We advise startups on setting up and structuring their business, regulatory compliances, registration of trademarks, structuring ESOP arrangements and executive compensation. We also advice technology startups on data collection, data processing and data sharing to ensure compliance with the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019.

The Firm undertakes a wide-range of corporate advisory work such as providing legal opinions on corporate and regulatory laws, insurance laws, drafting and vetting contracts, drafting and negotiating transactional documents for PE/VC and M&A transactions, conducting due diligence for mergers, setting up of joint ventures, business transfers, advising in investment deals and assisting in public issues. Our clients include listed companies, market intermediaries, stock and commodity exchanges and insurance intermediaries.

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Practice Areas

Private Equity & Venture Capital

  Transactional Practice The Firm represents a variety of domestic and foreign investors such as private equity funds, venture capital fund...

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Mergers & Acquisitions

The Firm acts for buyers and sellers on a range of share and asset purchase transactions across a variety of business sectors, involving private and p...

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  The Firm works with a number of promising and fast-growing startups. The Firm advises startups on: Setting up their business, includin...

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Corporate & Commercial

  The Firm’s general corporate and commercial practice is diverse and provides a holistic solution to clients. We assist clients with variou...

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Regulatory Advisory & Dispute Resolution

  Regulatory Advisory The Firm advises extensively on regulatory laws. We assist in formation, recognition and registration of new intermed...

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Data Protection & Privacy

  The Firm provides strategic consultancy to clients in the dynamic field of data protection and privacy.  Our practice covers advis...

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