Founder & Managing Partner
Kapil Dev Sapra is the Founder & Managing Partner of Kapil Sapra & Associates. The firm was established in New Delhi in 2001 as a solo practice. From there it has now grown into a National Firm with offices in New Delhi and Bangalore and a well-established network of associates in India and abroad.
Kapil has led KSA to become a sound commercial practice in India with a cross section of domestic and international clientele. The firm is well recognised for its commitment to espousing international standards in practice of law – from organisational structures to bench marking of quality and timely deliverables.
Kapil has extensive experience in a wide range of practice areas including corporate and commercial laws, international business transactions, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, foreign/ overseas direct investment, joint ventures, trademark and technology licensing, banking, financial services & insurance, information technology and litigation, arbitration and alternate dispute resolution. Kapil has been actively involved in diverse areas of practice such as foreign direct investment, trademark and technology licensing, franchising, business restructuring, share, asset & business acquisitions, divestments, employment and real estate.
Kapil has experience with clients in the following industries – consumer goods, banking, financial services, insurance, broadcasting, education, explosives,shipping, aviation, service & manufacturing sectors, software, IT & ITeS, retail, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, diagnostics, automobile components, real estate and infrastructure.
Kapil has handled projects and led teams in rendering legal and advisory services to clients on their strategy for investment into India, mergers and acquisitions and restructuring of businesses. He has been an active member of various teams and has contributed to the successful completion of many prestigious projects handled by the Firm. He has played a lead strategic and advisory role in each of the major projects undertaken by the Firm.
He has worked extensively on policy issues over the last several years and has been associated with different Expert Committees.
Maninder is dual qualified as an Advocate and a Company Secretary and leads the Firms corporate commercial and secretarial practice. Maninder has acted for various clients in a wide variety of corporate commercial transactions including corporate restructuring, joint ventures, mergers & acquisitions (both inbound & outbound), foreign investment, private equity including advise on structuring of investments vehicles/ options, acquisitions & divestments of shares, assets and businesses.
Maninder has also represented various Indian corporate houses seeking funding from strategic and financial investors, particularly private equity funds. Maninder has led teams and successfully represented domestic and multi-national clients in cross-border transactions across industry sectors. Maninder has also advised on various issues involving Company Law, Corporate Governance, Labour laws, FEMA including Foreign Direct Investments, Technology Transfers, etc.
Vikas has nearly two decades of Civil, Criminal and Corporate Commercial Litigation experience. He has advised & represented clients in high profile litigations across pan India Jurisdictions. He has extensively conducted Arbitrations before various Arbitration Tribunals and related Appellate Proceedings before various Courts. His advisory work includes advising clients on various intricacies of law.
Vikas has extensive appearances before various judicial and quasi-judicial forums, tribunals such as Supreme Court of India, various State High Courts and District Courts, Company Law Board, Regional Director Office, Debt Recovery Tribunal, Debt Recovery Appellate Tribunal, Telecom Dispute Settlement and Appellate Tribunal, Central Administrative Tribunal, Motor Accident Claim Tribunal, National/ State/ District Consumer Forums, Various Regulators and Regulatory Commissions, etc.
KSA brings together a wide range of experience and expertise of a Team of well-qualified and experienced lawyers and professionals, some of whom have dual qualifications. Combined with the international exposure and the multi-disciplinary academic and professional background of its Team of lawyers and professionals, KSA has the ability to provide innovative and commercial solutions to its clients.
Members of KSA have handled diverse projects and assignments for a cross section of clients. Members generally devote a substantial part of their time and efforts to specific focused areas of practice while being in the know of the overall developments in the sphere of laws impacting their practice areas and clients.
The KSA Team has an edge over others with its unique blend of young talent which blooms under the valuable guidance of experienced heads. While the young members bring the requisite energy and vigor, the experienced members add to the maturity and exposure resulting in an eccentric mix of highly competent individuals which is imperative for providing substantive legal services.
Each member of KSA adds a new dimension to the Firm. If we add up the experience that each member of Team KSA has, we become over 200 years old in the profession. While the members are par excellence in their respective areas of practice, they continue to take active participation in professional and academic activities. The notion that law is a dynamic field which keeps evolving is deep-rooted in Team KSA, and members leave no stone unturned in expanding the horizons thereby pushing the envelope further.