Kanika Premnarayen
Phone: +91 22 6235 5000
Location: Mumbai
Kanika Premnarayen


Kanika Premnarayen is a dual qualified lawyer and has been admitted as a Solicitor in India with the Bombay Incorporated Law Society in 2008 and as a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales in 2011 and is a member of the International Bar Association as well. Kanika completed her law degree from the Government Law College, Mumbai in 2006 and has been enrolled as an advocate with the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa since July, 2006.

Kanika has significant experience in corporate and commercial laws focusing on mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and private equity investments and exits across various sectors in India. Kanika has also assisted and appeared in commercial litigation proceedings before the Hon’ble High Court (Mumbai), the Debt Recovery Tribunal (Mumbai), the Securities Appellate Tribunal (Mumbai) and in various arbitration proceedings.

Kanika’s experience includes advising Soktas Turkey and Soktas India Private Limited in relation to the sale to Grasim Industries Limited; Nippon Paper (Japan) with regard to its acquisition of India’s largest maker of paper cups, Plus Paper Foodpac; Kia Motor Corporation (South Korea) on its USD 2 billion greenfield automotive cluster in India; Terna (Italy) in relation to a potential acquisition; BlueScope Steel Limited (Australia) with regard to its joint venture with Tata Steel Limited; Mitsui (Japan) with regard to its proposed investment in steel manufacturing in India; Toshiba Corporation (Japan) with regard to its investment in an Indian company engaged in water and waste water treatment; Partners Group (Mauritius) with regard to its investment in Eurokids International Limited; STADA Arzneimittel AG (Germany) with regard to its investment in an Indian pharmaceutical company; U-SHIN Ltd (Japan) in relation to its joint venture in India; Navitas Ltd. (Australia) with regard to its business in India; Metric Capital (UK) in relation to a potential financing of a plastics recycling business in India; Oxford Instruments Plc (UK) in relation to its business operations in India; Developers Group Pte Ltd (Singapore) with regard to real estate investments in India; Diligent Corporation (USA) and Dow Jones (USA) in relation to their operations in India; Trivest Partners (USA) in relation to non-disclosure agreements; Bella Kagit (Turkey) and Soktas (Turkey) in relation to their business operations in India; Arab Bank plc (Bahrain) as a lender in relation to a guarantee from an Indian company; IEG Eurasia GmbH and CDA GmbH with regard to their joint ventures in India and Adyard Abu Dhabi LLC, in relation to its business with Essar Offshore Subsea Ltd.

Kanika also advises various Indian companies such as Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions (India) Private Limited – India’s leading company for engineering, construction and servicing of industrial plants and systems, DIL Limited – one of India’s leading pharmaceutical, biotechnology, environmental solutions and health and wellness companies, Universal Medicare Private Limited – one of India’s leading pharmaceutical companies, Geltec Private Limited – a pioneer in soft gelatin capsules in India and Fibroid Clinics Private Limited and BEAMS Hospital– founded by the late Dr. Rakesh Sinha, a Guinness World Record holder, on general corporate matters. Kanika was also the exclusive legal advisor to the “YES BANK – Legends Cup 2018”, India’s largest corporate football tournament organized by Footplay Sports LLP.

Recent Articles Published

  1. Real Estate Laws in India – India Unleashed 2017 Legal and Investment Guide
  2. Investment in single-brand retail for luxury goods in India – The Blackbook Magazine
  3. Strategic Capital Infusion in Indian companies – The Entrepreneur
  4. Analyzing India’s Maternity Benefits Act, 1961 in light of global standards – The International Bar Association Newsletter
  5. Latest Developments in the Power Sector in India focusing on Green Debt Securities – Power Today Magazine
  6. Listicle for Start-ups in India – First Post
  7. Breaking through the barriers – The India Today Magazine