Kavitha Vijay, Senior Partner of IC Universal Legal, heads the Firm’s Chennai office and has been with the Chennai office since its inception, spearheading the growth of the Chennai office from start to the large multi-disciplinary team of reputation and ranking that it is in Chennai. She has lead the initiation of innovation in technology and creation of varied practise disciplines by putting together and nurturing specialised teams that serve some of the most well known businesses and families across board.
Equipped with varied experience across diverse sectors, her focus is mergers, acquisitions, private equity investments and joint ventures. She also advises on corporate and regulatory requirements, infrastructure, media & entertainment and financial services, particularly NBFC - MFIs. She is known for her ability to close any transaction through a combination of innovative strategy, her expertise in negotiation and robust implementation.
She has been a deal maker on a number of the notable private equity and acquisition transactions of the firm and represents some of the most renowned business houses in India including the Apollo Group, Saksoft Group, AVT Group, SWELECT Group, Aster Hospitals, Varthana, MFI, Annapurna Microfinance, Aavishkaar Group, Arihant, Auromatrix Group, UDS, Wolter Kluwers, etc. Kavitha also works with HNIs and family groups on the allocation of interest rights, responsibilities, succession issues and estate management.
To further her interest in protection of human rights and her inclination to give back to society, she is an independent and External member of Internal Committee established by several leading companies in accordance with Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 and has initiated several activities in furtherance of corporate social responsibilities through a combination of aiding communities and probono work.
Ms Kavitha and her contribution has been showcased in several platforms and she has been highly ranked by law firm ranking agencies in the private equity and M&A sectors.
DIRECTORSHIPS: MM Forgings Limited | A V Thomas And Co Limited | Wolters Kluwer Elm Solutions Private Limited | AVT Natural products Limited | Neelamalai Agro Industries Limited
TRUSTEESHIPS: She is a trustee in an NGO Foundation “The Interface” which is involved with implementation of Corporate Social Responsibility related activities for corporate organizations.
MEMBERSHIPS: She has been involved with The Indus Entrepreneurs, Chennai Chapter (Charter Member), the Round Table of India and the Rotary Club for several years. She is also a member at the Women’s Leadership Network.