Vivek Kathpalia heads the Singapore office of research and strategy driven international law firm, Nishith Desai Associates, leading the firm's various initiatives across East Asia including dynamic markets such as Japan and South Korea. He heads the Education, TMT & International Commercial Law Practice Groups.
Vivek has been advising clients from across the spectrum in the education space. This includes regulatory advice, structuring complex cross-border and domestic transactions including joint ventures, private equity, private debt, M&A and dispute resolution. The education team at the firm works with all other practice areas to provide our education clients holistic advice. The team has developed a niche in the space as experts in education law in India. Clientele includes providers and investors. These include K-12 including preprimary, higher education including foreign universities, edtech companies & private equity and venture capital. The team is also involved in education policy and regulatory reform and is constantly engaged with like-minded organizations in this pursuit.
An alumnus of the prestigious Government Law College, Mumbai, Vivek is a Solicitor affiliated with the Bombay incorporated Law Society. Registered as a foreign attorney in Singapore since 2007, Vivek is also a member of the Bombay Bar Association, Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa, the Inter Pacific Bar Association, the International Bar Association & the legal committee of the Singapore International Chamber of Commerce.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Vivek Kathpalia