Ravichandra is a Co-founder Partner with Parinam Law Associates. Prior to setting up Parinam Law Associates, Mr. Hegde was a Partner with J. Sagar Associates heading the Securities Litigation and Advisory Team at the Mumbai office. His practice covers diverse areas of litigation and advisory work on various securities, corporate, commercial, civil, business and mercantile laws. He specialises in matters of securities litigation and advisory, white-collar crimes and securities laws.
Ravichandra has been actively involved in high stakes and complex matters before the Hon’ble Supreme Court, High Courts, Securities Appellate Tribunal (SAT), National Company Law Tribunals, Special Courts and tribunals. He regularly appears before the Securities & Exchange Board of India and the stock exchanges in matters pertaining to securities law and defending various intermediaries in the securities market. He regularly advises Foreign Portfolio Investors, Venture Capital Funds, mutual funds, stock brokers, stock exchanges and other securities market intermediaries and self-regulatory organisations. On the advisory side, Ravichandra advises various companies on issues pertaining to insider trading regulations, takeovers and private equity, listing regulations and on compliance issues. He has also conducted internal audits and forensic audits for clients.
Ravichandra has been regularly advising the clients in relation to various investigation by the premier agencies in India. His Team has extensive experience in representing corporate houses, financial institutions, stock exchanges, a depository, intermediaries and individuals in quasi-judicial proceedings before authorities such as SEBI, the (former) Forward Markets Commission (FMC) and the stock exchanges.
The Team has represented regulatory and autonomous bodies such as the SEBI, NSDL, AMFI and BSE before the SAT and the Supreme Court. The Team has represented parties in various landmark matters like the NSE Colocation scam, the Dark Fibre Technology scam, the IPO scam, Home Trade scam, determination of negative control / affirmative rights & veto rights, insider trading cases, P Notes and GDR issues, etc. The Team regularly advises various international clients and funds in matters relating to regulatory compliances and investigations by regulatory authorities.
Mr. Hegde appears before the National Company Law Tribunal as well as National Company Law Appellate Tribunal in matters relating to Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code as well as protection of the minority shareholders against oppression and mismanagement, sanction of schemes of arrangement between listed and unlisted companies, compliances with the mandatory public shareholding requirements etc.
The Team regularly handles matters involving white collar crimes and corporate fraud and have appeared before various fora such as the PMLA Tribunal, the Special Courts, the Enforcement Directorate, CBI Special Court and the Sessions Court.
The securities advisory practice entails advice on structuring of transactions from the perspective of various securities laws such as listing regulations, takeover regulations, insider trading regulations or fraudulent trading in securities and regulations applicable to market intermediaries.
Mr. Hegde has regularly assisted in drafting and vetting of internal mandatory codes and rules for listed entities, market intermediaries and professional bodies including the framework of compliance under the listing regulations and insider trading regulations. The Team also assists regularly in drafting and vetting of contracts pertaining to market intermediaries.
Mr. Hegde had also undertaken fraud and compliances audit for multinational funds and have been regularly approached for conducting diligence and audit for various entities.
Mr. Hegde has also worked with reputed law firm such as AZB & Partners and was also empanelled with SEBI prior to 2006. Mr. Hegde is appointed as an Independent Member of the Grievance Redressal Committee of NSDL.
Parinam Law Associates is a multi-speciality law firm with offices in Mumbai, New Delhi and Pune. Parinam has 8 Partners and approximately 50 attorneys who cater to the needs of the clients across various segments and practice areas. The Firm brings value in all its engagements with its experienced team structures across offices.
The Firm comprises of talented and industrious teams formerly associated with ALMT Legal, J. Sagar Associates and SKJ Legal. The partners of the Firm have been advising domestic as well as international clients in various high stakes and complex matters and the association with such clients has been nurtured over a long period of time.
The Firm regularly advises clients on various streams of law including civil and criminal dispute resolution, regulatory and white collar crime, arbitration, corporate advisory, mergers, acquisitions, private equity and real estate. Parinam has a robust practice in certain niche practice areas such as its dispute resolution and securities regulatory practice, a practice which the partners have individually developed for nearly 20 years. Firm’s expertise is also spread across to areas such as media and entertainment law, securities law, labour and employment law.