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Specialises in growth-oriented legal services for both investors and start-ups
VC & PE INVESTMENTS
For Venture Capitalist (VC) and Private Equity (PE) investment in Indian companies.
Start-ups looking to efficiently close the deal with thorough legal understanding.
ANGEL & HNI FUNDINGS
Angel investors and High Net-Worth Individuals (HNI) negotiation and execution of investment.
Employee Stock Option Plan (ESOP) for start-ups, it's formulation and governance.
Co-founders' need to govern the commercial relationship and securing the business
For investors and start-ups to execute a commercially sound hypothecation deed.
Every 'Unicorn' had a humble beginning provided that it was properly guided and advised at the growth phase. We recognise that customised legal services are imperative for both investors and founders to achieve the defined goals of the investment fund or the startup. The common objective we have built our expertise on is to foster the constant need for growth.
Sequitur is a full-service law firm for start-ups and investors, working with the growth-oriented approach, committed to first understanding the business requirement and then providing the customised solution. Utpal Kant is the founding member and a Partner of 'Sequitur Advocates and Consultants'. He qualified as a lawyer in 2009. Prior to setting up the Law Firm, his previous experience includes a 5 years stint at AZB & Partners, New Delhi.
At Sequitur, we provide simple solutions to the most complex problems to startups, founders, venture capital funds, angel investors, investment bankers, accelerators, incubators, and SMEs.
We have had the pleasure of working with Sequitur for more than a year now and their knowledge of tax and corporate law combination make them a top-notch firm for PE/VC transactions. Bhavish Sood, General Partner at Modulor Capital.
The most remarkable aspect of working with Utpal is to note his eye for detail and nuances. He doesn't only bring legal and tax expertise to the transaction, he also brings a strong commercial and business understanding which is essential for guiding start-ups in their journey towards growth. He looks at transactions and documentation from a holistic perspective and is a one-stop service provider for the startup ecosystem in India.
I have had the pleasure of associating with Utpal and Sequitur over an early-stage VC transaction. I found them transparent and supportive to elaborate the terms to both buy and sell-side. Would highly recommend their services to founders and investors looking for professional help.
I have found Utpal to be enthusiastic and comfortable to work with lawyer, with good insight into startup documentation. He has often gone beyond the brief to address the issues at the startups' end.
A right, quick and customised solution can be expected from 'Sequitur' depending upon the startups' requirements. We focus on providing growth-oriented solutions through a value-based pricing protocol.
For Investors: Whether you are an investment fund or an independent investor, we understand that each investor carries their custom mandate which needs to be interpreted and executed with speed and precision. At 'Sequitur' you can expect that we are interpreting the commercial understanding of the business you are investing in and weaving a seamless legal solution to protect your mandate.
For Start-Ups: Start-ups have primarily three layers of contractual and regulatory obligations namely, investors, internal (employees and partners), and external (third-party services, vendors and statutory). Depending at the growth stage of the start-up, we offer to customise the fee model, wherein we cap our fee for the startups during the early stages. However, we also provide ongoing legal services to the startups on a retainership-based model, which ensures that the startup can focus on a 'compliance-led-growth' story of the company.
'Sequitur' is best in class, to understand and prioritise your commercial needs and our customised model takes care of a host of unforeseen problems which a growing start-up is likely to face.