Vineetha has extensive experience in private equity investments, investment funds, project and corporate finance, projects, cross-border and domestic M&A, corporate governance, domestic and cross border anti-corruption statutes and ethics. In the infrastructure space specifically power, oil and gas, telecom, roads, airports, railway, and port sectors she has advised and represented the entire spectrum of participants including lenders, developers, project sponsors, equipment suppliers, infrastructure funds and export credit agencies.
Vineetha is also widely experienced in setting up and advising onshore and offshore venture capital and private equity funds which invest in several sectors.
Vineetha also regularly advises clients on issues arising out of domestic anti-corruption laws as well as foreign anti-corruption laws such as the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, 1977 and the UK Bribery Act, 2010 in connection with mergers and acquisitions, private equity and financing transactions. She has assisted in drafting appropriate documentation, policies and certificates to facilitate compliance. She has also advised Indian companies who have faced enforcement actions under various Indian statutes, including the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988, Criminal Procedure Code, Prevention of Money Laundering Act, the Companies Act, 1956, CARO and the listing agreement.
Vineetha has a B.A., LL.B (Hons.) from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore, (1998), and an Executive Education Program – “Infrastructure in a Market Economy” from Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government. She is admitted to practise law in India.
AI Global recently awarded her “Most Influential Women in Private Equity Investment 2018” – India.
In her spare time, Vineetha loves to paint. She also enjoys going on occasional treks with friends, when time permits.
Vineetha MG is known as an experienced banking counsel, assisting leading banks with project finance transactions. She has advised on a number of large-scale financings for the energy and logistics sectors. Her practice also embraces private equity investments, investment funds, both cross-border and domestic M&A, and project and corporate finance. Sources value her as an effective negotiator. She is a well-regarded practitioner in the market who possesses extensive experience in the areas of infrastructure and oil and gas. (Chambers Asia-Pacific 2018).
Legal 500 2018, has identified Vineetha as a recommended lawyer in Investment funds and Projects and Energy.
Legal 500 2009, 2012, 2016, 2017 and 2018, has identified Vineetha among the “leading individuals” in the country in the practice area of ‘Banking and Finance’.
Vineetha MG well regarded for her established track record advising on private equity investments and fund formation matters. Sources consider her “one of the most active private equity professionals in the market” and add that “she is a very knowledgeable and constructive presence at the table.”
And she also draws significant praise for her projects work. Clients describe her as “very practical, down-to-earth, accessible and amenable to suggestions,” adding: “She’s a good listener: she really understands what the person is trying to say, and tries to understand what is required by the client and what could be the business imperatives“. (Chambers Asia-Pacific 2017).
Vineetha is well versed in project and corporate finance, including working on cross-border transactions. She regularly advises on banking regulatory issues and is praised by one source of her “supportive and solution-oriented approach.” Vineetha’s clients enjoy her ability to “bring a senior perspective while at the same time being very detail-oriented. With her on the job you can rest assured that even the minutest of details will be attended to.” She is frequently engaged by private equity investors and has extensive experience of fund-raising work. (Chambers 2016).
Vineetha is well respected by both peers and clients, with one describing her as a “hard-working and exceptional professional.” She is also praised for her meticulous approach to her work. Sources said “She is extremely hands-on. You can rest assured that she will have gone through every footnote.” She is also praised by a client for her ability to “deliver on all aspects of an arrangement.” (Chambers 2015).
Vineetha is said to possess “the expertise and professionalism that you require from a lawyer.” “She’s very meticulous about research and documents.” Clients see her as “very diligent,” who value her “personal attention to every document.”(Chambers 2014).
Chambers 2010, 2011 and 2012 has recognized Vineetha as an expert in the field of ‘banking & finance’ and ‘private equity’.
IFLR 1000 2009, has named Vineetha among “Clients’ favourite lawyers to work with” and also acknowledged her for being “attuned to client requirements,” and for “her timely delivery and great accessibility.”