Vijay Sambamurthi, Founder and Managing Partner, Lexygen

Vijay Sambamurthi, Founder and Managing Partner, Lexygen

Vijay is the Founder and Managing Partner of Lexygen Law and has been recognised and felicitated several times. He has worked on some very iconic cases and has contributed greatly to corporate law in India.

Podcast

Overview

The legal system in India is highly debated. While the law of the land, our constitution, is a solid document of justice and rights, living up to the standards of such a historically great document is a major challenge. The judiciary tries its very best to live upto these standards and ensure the safety and justice of the citizens.

However, with an increase in crimes and issues like corruption within the judicial system, justice is being delayed to a large extent in the country. Delayed justice creates many problems for not just the citizens but also the functioning of courts. 

Today on The Brand Called You we have with us a member from the judicial system and an accomplished professional who has a lot of experience in the law field. We welcome Vijay Sambamurthi. 

About Vijay:

Vijay is the Founder and Managing Partner of Lexygen Law and has been recognised and felicitated several times. He has worked on some very iconic cases and has contributed greatly to the corporate law in India.

Vijay has led some of India’s most complex transactions in the areas of Private Equity, M&A, Technology, and Infrastructure and regularly advises some of the market-leading names in industry on their Indian transactions and on their Indian operations.

About Lexygen:

Lexygen is the brainchild of Vijay. It is an Indian Law firm that works on providing legal representation in the areas of private equity, venture capital, real estate, infrastructure projects etc. Vijay has represented some major cases in the Indian market and has been recognised for his impeccable work in the sector.

Discussion:

In this very interesting interview with Ashutosh Garg, Vijay takes us on his incredible journey and shares how he got into the legal world. Vijay shares some of his most iconic cases over the years. He takes us through some interesting anecdotes and shares talk about the work he has done at Lexygen. 

Further into the conversation, Vijay and Ashutosh discuss the most debated topic of the Indian legal sector. They talk about delayed justice and how Indian courts are under extreme pressure of piled cases. Vijay throws light on the importance of technology in courts. He believes that courts should be more open to embracing technology. 

They also converse on the impact of the pandemic on the working of the Indian Legal system. Vijay states some possible solutions to solve these problems. They also talk about the evolution of the legal system over the years. 

Vijay believes that integrity and trust should be two nonnegotiable values for every lawyer.

Profile

I am an Indian corporate/securities lawyer with more than 23 years​ experience advising VC/PE and other funds, exciting start-ups and high-growth corporations on their legal and complex transactional needs and partnering with them on their growth strategy.
I have experience leading some of India’s most complex transactions in the areas of Private Equity, M&A, Technology, and Infrastructure and regularly advise some of the market-leading names in industry on their Indian transactions and on their Indian operations.
Specialties: Private Equity/Venture Capital Investments and Exits, Structuring and Formation of Funds and Family Offices, Mergers, Acquisitions & Corporate Restructurings, IT / Internet / Telecom / Media, Infrastructure Projects, Start-ups counselling.
I am Co-Founder and Secretary of TiE Guwahati, and also a long-standing Charter Member of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) Bangalore, and as such, mentor several dynamic start-ups with respect to their business plans. I also work closely with and advise a very select bunch of exciting start-ups on their legal, structuring and strategy aspects of their business.
I am also on the panel of mentors of the Nasscom 10k Startups Programme.

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