Anand Kumar

Lawyer, Founder & Managing Partner – Pier Counsel

Anand Kumar is a seasoned legal professional with a profound focus on technology-driven sectors. Anand is the Founder and Managing Partner of Pier Counsel, a law firm engaged in the areas of seed/venture capital financing, technology transactions, mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, exchange control laws, venture capital and private equity and general corporate and commercial transactions.

As a practitioner, his expertise lies in advising emerging startups, entrepreneurs, venture capital, and private equity firms on domestic and cross-border transactions. Anand specializes in providing strategic counsel on mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and ongoing general legal representation. With a keen emphasis on technology, he excels in guiding clients through complex matters such as structure perspective, IP and software development, licensing, and asset transfer transactions.

Anand serves as the "outside general counsel" for numerous clients, offering comprehensive advice on fund formation, encompassing strategic, legal, regulatory, and tax considerations at various levels—investor, fund, portfolio investment, and fund manager. His clientele spans diverse industries, including information technology, energy, clean technology, social media, gaming, internet BOT, AI, AR/VR, communications, e-commerce, retail, Internet and TV commerce, financial technologies, digital commerce platforms, mobile applications and services, digital marketing services, digital music companies, and last-mile logistics.

Operating within the realm of corporate law, entrepreneurship development, strategic partnerships, venture capital financing, and intellectual property matters, Anand thrives in navigating the complexities of the evolving technology landscape for privately held companies.

10.00 AM - 11.00 AM

Saturday 9th Dec 2023

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