Current position: Co-founder
Practice area/industry focus: Private Equity, Mergers & Acquisitions (‘M&A’), Joint Ventures, Leveraged Buy-outs, Insolvency, Structured Finance, Derivatives, FinTech
Jayesh H is the co-founder of Juris Corp, which was set up in 2000 with the objective of becoming the preferred law firm for a select clientele. Under his stewardship the Firm grew manifold & has become a quality name. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst, Diploma holder in Business Finance, Advocate & Solicitor. He has been recognised as the pre-eminent practitioner in India for structured finance, derivatives, restructurings & enforcement actions. He has extensive transactional experience in inbound and outbound foreign investment, private equity transactions, M&As, leveraged buy-outs, acquisition financings, sponsor financings & securitisations. Post the Global Financial Crisis, made a name for himself in handling complex financial disputes & enforcement actions.
He has been a member of key committees & working groups constituted by the Indian Ministry of Finance & directly worked on drafting / amending legislation & regulatory frameworks relating to financial services in India. Jayesh has often collaborated with regulators & global associations such as Reserve Bank of India, International Swaps & Derivatives Association (‘ISDA’), Asia Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association (‘ASIFMA’) & International Capital Market Association (‘ICMA’). He is currently focusing on E-Contracting, Fintech & Online Dispute Resolution.
Jayesh has also addressed various topics / panel discussions on current legal & regulatory topics at various seminars & conferences held in India & offshore sponsored by American Bar Association, Asia Pacific Loan Market Association, International Pacific Bar Association, International Financial Law Review, ISDA, New York State Bar Association, Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, World Islamic Banking Conferences to name a few.
Jayesh is a law graduate of the Government Law College, Mumbai. He is enrolled as an advocate with the Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa & is also a solicitor enrolled with the Bombay Incorporated Law Society.
As a Chevening Scholar, Jayesh gained experience in English & European Community laws & regulations by undergoing training at the College of Law in York & worked briefly with a London-based firm of solicitors in their corporate finance department. Prior to his legal career, Jayesh was a part-time qualitative market researcher. He is a member of Mensa.
Juris Corp is a professional services organization driven with the view that even before the Indian legal sector liberalises, Indian firms be on par with global standards & competition. The Firm believes in a multi-disciplinary approach & has in its amidst Chartered Financial Analyst, MBA & a few Company Secretary(ies) in addition to each of them being attorneys.
According to our clients, what works in our favour is our ability to “think ahead of the client”. We are known to “act in the best interests of our clients”, “dedication to client-care, always first-class”, “insights on transactions are unmatched”, “incredibly detailed job” and “work on bringing down unnecessary or avoidable legal costs through innovation and forward thinking”.
Asialaw Distinguished Practitioner 2021 in Banking and Finance