Sanjiv K.Kapur


Cleveland + 1.216.586.7114 São Paulo + 55.11.3018.3911

With an office in Brazil and fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, German, French, and Hindi, Sanjiv Kapur has worked for over three decades on groundbreaking cross-border M&A transactions in Latin America, Europe, and Asia. Sanjiv uses his cross-cultural language skills, acumen related to foreign legal principles, and international commercial experience to develop flexible creative solutions for clients.

Sanjiv's diverse experience includes advising clients on acquiring a minority interest, with the benefit of stockholder agreement protections, in a publicly traded Brazilian agricultural products company; negotiating a strategic alliance across continents for the development and commercialization of pharmaceuticals; buying the talent, intellectual property rights, and assets of a start-up technology business active in more than 15 countries; and executing the purchase or sale of global businesses involving telecommunication licenses, mining concessions, products registrations, or other government licenses and permits. Additionally, he often deals with commercial agency and distribution agreements, licensing arrangements, governance and compliance issues, and employment and labor law issues.

Clients that Sanjiv has worked with include Astellas, Babcock & Wilcox, Bayer AG, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bunge, Calgon Carbon, Cleveland Cliffs, Cooper Tire, Enjoy S.A., Entravision, ETS, Goodyear, Harris Corporation, Infinite Computers, Marubeni, Nutrien, Parker Hannifin, RPM, Sherwin-Williams, Sumitomo Mitsui, SunGard, Toshiba, and UPL.

Sanjiv has served on the board of numerous organizations, including Cleveland Council on World Affairs, Global Cleveland, Notre Dame College, CIPUSA, Cleveland Clinic Lutheran Hospital, Case Western Reserve University International Visiting Committee, Cuyahoga County Public Library, and the City Club of Cleveland. He recently taught a course on mergers & acquisition at the FGV University in São Paulo.


  • Moa Technology enters into research collaboration agreement with NufarmJones Day represented Moa Technology Ltd. in connection with a research collaboration agreement executed with Nufarm Limited, a publicly-traded Australian company.
  • Park Place Technologies acquires Unitech Rio Comercio e Serviços LtdaJones Day advised Park Place Technologies LLC in the acquisition of all of the outstanding equity interests in Unitech Rio Comercio e Serviços Ltda., as well as a partnering agreement with Decision Serviços de Tecnologia da Informação Ltda., a company affiliated to Unitech prior to closing.
  • Timken acquires GGB Bearing Technology for $305 millionJones Day advised The Timken Company in the $305 million acquisition of GGB Bearing Technology (GGB), a division of Enpro, Industries (including exclusive negotiations with respect to the French operations of GGB).
  • Infinite Computer Solutions acquires SIS unit, Costa Rica operations of FiservJones Day advised Infinite Computer Solutions, Inc. in the acquisition of the systems integration ervices unit and Costa Rica operations of Fiserv.
  • Avient acquires DSM Protective Materials businessJones Day advised Avient Corporation (NYSE: AVNT), a leading provider of specialized and sustainable material solutions, in the $1.485 billion acquisition and financing of Koninklijke DSM N.V.’s protective materials business, a leading specialty engineered materials business built around the invention of Dyneema®, the world’s strongest fiber.
  • Albaugh acquires RotamJones Day advised Albaugh, LLC in the $197.5 acquisition of Rotam Global AgroSciences Limited, a company headquartered in Hong Kong and publicly listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange.
  • Zyter acquires Casenet® LLCJones Day advised Zyter, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Infinite Computer Solutions, Inc. and a leading digital health product company, in its acquisition of Casenet® LLC, a leading provider of population health products, from Cetene Corporation (NYSE: CNC).
  • Entravision Communications acquires majority stake in RedmasJones Day represented Entravision Communications Corporation (NYSE: EVC) in the acquisition of a 51% interest in Redmas owned by the Cisneros Interactive Group.
  • PolyOne acquires Clariant color and additive masterbatch business for $1.5 billionJones Day advised PolyOne Corporation in the $1.5 billion purchase of Clariant’s global color and additive masterbatch business.
  • NEP Group acquires SOS Global ExpressJones Day advised NEP Group in its acquisition of SOS Global Express, an independent international freight forwarding and full-service logistics company that specializes in supporting clients in broadcast, entertainment, music, and professional sports teams and leagues.
  • UPL acquires Arysta LifeScience from Platform Specialty Products Corporation for $4.2 billionJones Day advised UPL Limited ("UPL"), a leading global generic agrochemical company based in India, in connection with its subsidiary, UPL Corporation Limited’s, US$4.2 billion acquisition and related $3 billion term financing of Arysta Lifescience Inc. (“Arysta”), a global provider of crop protection solutions, including bio-solutions and seed treatment, from NYSE listed Platform Specialty Products Corporation (“Platform”).
  • Lennox International sells its Brazilian refrigeration business to Elgin S.A.Jones Day advised Lennox International Inc., a global manufacturer of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration products, in the auction and sale of its Brazilian refrigeration business (doing business as "Heatcraft do Brazil") to Elgin S.A., a Brazilian-based commercial products manufacturer.
  • Enjoy acquires remaining 55% share in Punta del Este Conrad for $180 millionJones Day advised Enjoy S.A. in its $180 million acquisition of the remaining 55% share in Punta del Este Conrad in Uruguay from Baluma Holdings S.A.
  • Enjoy S.A. completes $300 million Rule 144A and Reg S offeringJones Day represented Enjoy S.A., a leading casino and hotel operator in South America, in its inaugural international debt offering.
  • Entravision Communications acquires HeadwayJones Day advised Entravision Communications Corporation in its acquisition of Headway, a leading provider of mobile, programmatic, data, and performance digital marketing solutions primarily in Argentina, Mexico, and the rest of Latin America, the United States, Spain, and Israel.
  • Wendy's forms joint venture in Brazil to open restaurants in São PauloJones Day advised The Wendy's Company in establishing a franchise relationship with The Starboard Group, a large Wendy's franchise, and Infinity Services Ltda, a Brazil based restaurant investment company, and setting up a joint venture in Brazil with the intention to operate various Wendy's restaurants.
  • GfK sells animal and crop health divisionJones Day represented GfK SE, a market research provider, in connection with the sale of its global animal and crop health division to a consortium consisting of Inflexion, a private equity investor, and the current management.
  • Bunge and Solazyme expand joint venture to make oils from renewable sources using microbesJones Day assisted Bunge Global Innovation, LLC in renegotiating its joint venture agreements with Solazyme, Inc. in the Netherlands and Brazil to, among other things, expand the products to be made and the geographies and manner in which all such products will be sold.
  • Potash Corporation acquires 9.5 percent stake in Fertilizantes HeringerJones Day advised the Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan, Inc. in its acquisition of a 9.5 percent stake in Fertilizantes Heringer S.A., a leading producer and distributor of fertilizer in Brazil, whose shares are publicly traded on the Novo Mercado segment of the BM&FBovespa.
  • Crowne Group acquires Trico ProductsJones Day advised Crowne Group LLC, a leading manufacturer and distributor of both aftermarket and original equipment manufacturer component parts for the automotive and other industrial equipment markets, in connection with the acquisition and related financing of Trico Products Corporation.
    • April 5, 2024
      Requirements for Collateral Perfection and Enforcement in Foreign Jurisdictions: Brazil, India, Canada and the UK, International Commercial Subcommittee meeting at the American Bar Association Business Law Section Spring Meeting
    • October 23, 2023
      Navigating Cross-border M&A in Brazil and Latin America, Harvard Law School
    • September 8, 2022
      British American Business Network Transatlantic Conference 2022, Panel Speaker on Transatlantic corporate transactional issues and opportunities post-COVID, post-Brexit
    • July 16, 2022
      South Asian Bar Association of North America, Panel Moderator on Navigating Through The Storm: Deal Risk Management in Cross-Border M&A
    • October 29, 2021
      The Impact Project, Inc. Success Sessions - Comparing Careers: Public v. Private Sector, panelist
    • June 28-July 1, 2018
      South Asian Bar Association of North America, Panel Moderator on Global M&A Transactions In An Era Of Enhanced Compliance Enforcement
    • February 20, 2018
      Greater Cleveland International Law Group, Brazil - Recent Business and Legal Developments
    • November 6, 2017
      Sugar and Ethanol Week Brazil - 2017, speaker, Agribusiness Financing
    • December 6, 2016
      Diligence in Cross Border Transactions in Light of the FCPA, speaker, Brazil Chapter of the New York State Bar Association:
    • November 3, 2016
      NAPABA 2016 Convention. Cross Border Transactions: A Practitioners Perspective of Melding Business and Legal Cultures
    • December 4, 2015
      Developments in Tender Offers and Other Public M&A, panelist, Latin Lawyer 6th Annual M&A Conference
    • October 28, 2015
      Participation in Panel entitled Os formatos de distratos adotados pelos Estado Unidos, Espanha e Portugal, presented by O Sindicato de Construção and Federação Internacional Imobiliária
    • October 15, 2015
      How Anticorruption Efforts are Changing the M&A Landscape in Latin America, New York State Bar Association's Reforming, Regrouping, Recycling: Brazil's Recent Developments and Opportunities for Latin America Amidst Global Challenges program
    • September 15, 2015
      International Business Law Career Day, Private International Law Panel, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
    • May 21, 2015
      Cross Cultural Litigation and Investigation - Recognizing and Overcoming Legal and Cultural Hurdles, ABA 2015 Program
    • February 27, 2015
      FCPA in Brazil and Foreign Examples, Portuguese Brazilian Chamber of Commerce
    • February 9, 2015
      Legal and Economic Developments in Brazil, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
    • September 23, 2013
      Panel on International Law Careers in the Private Sector at Case Western Reserve University
    • June 22, 2013
      The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: A Renewed Focus on Anticorruption
    • March 5-7, 2013
      Jones Day Sponsors and Participates in the 12th Annual MCCA CLE Expo
    • March 1, 2013
      Como lidar com contratos com Distribuidores e Agentes Comerciais nos EUA, Consulate of Brazil
    • February 23, 2013
      Business of Law: Working with International and Domestic Businesses
    • November 29, 2012
      International Investigations in the Age of the Whistleblower
    • November 16, 2012
      Dealmaking in Emerging Markets: Doing Business In and With BRIC Countries (NAPABA)
    • November 15-18, 2012
      NAPABA Annual Convention
    • September 25, 2012
      Pursuing an International Law Career in the Private Sector, Case Western Reserve School of Law
    • June 29, 2012
      Breaking Ground for International M&A: Issues and Concerns in Cross Border Transactions
    • June 28-30, 2012
      North American South Asian Bar Association Convention
    • April 17-21, 2012
      Jones Day Sponsors the ABA Section of International Law Spring Meeting in New York
    • April 20, 2012
      Market Access for Foreign Lawyers: Distilling Positions in Search of the Truth
    • March 21, 2012
      South America: Practical Consideration for Lawyers
    • March 2012
      Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) CLE Expo
    • March 8, 2012
      Doing Business in Brazil
    • November 17, 2011
      NASABA: Is YourCase Sustainable in the Global Economy? Language, Service of Process, Discovery, Enforcement and Other Issues to Consider When Foreign Parties are Involved
    • June 25, 2011
      Legal Considerations in Investing and Doing Business in Brazil and Latin America
    • June 2011
      Jones Day sponsors North American South Asian Bar Association’s 8th Annual Convention in Los Angeles
    • March 2, 2011
      Brazil: Opportunities and Challenges - The Legal Curves of Doing Business in Brazil
    • January 20, 2011
      How to Leverage Local Resources to do Business in Latin America
    • November 20, 2010
      How Public Companies and their Board of Directors should prepare for New Challenges in Corporate Governance
    • October 12, 2010
      How Local Companies Compete in a Global Economy, Baldwin Wallce College Center for Innovation and Growth
    • June 26, 2010
      Lessons Learned from Joint Ventures, panelist
    • February 20, 2010
      The Economy and Its Impact on the Legal Landscape, panelist, Case Western Reserve Law School
    • June 27, 2009
      Where will we make rain in the future? At Pebble Beach or in Tiger Woods Golf? Trends in legal business development in the real and virtual worlds, panelist
    • May 12, 2009
      Penetrating Foreign Markets Through Export Sales and Legal Issues in Establishing Foreign Business Operations, International Law Section, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association and International Trade Assistance Center
    • February 28, 2009
      International Trade Panel on Asia's Role at the Table, Harvard Law School
    • June 27, 2008
      Foreign Investments, Joint Ventures and Fiduciary Duties, panelist
    • November 12-16, 2007
      Legal issues related to joint ventures at Joint Ventures Directors Institute, The Conference Board
    • September 21, 2004
      International Practice of Law at a Large Law Firm, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
    • June 18, 2004
      National South Asian Bar Association - National Conference
    • October 28, 1999
      Counseling Against Corruption--Managing the Risks, Developing Compliance Programs and Understanding the Consequences, Foreign Corrupt Practices Seminar of the Cleveland Bar Association
    • June 11, 1998
      Selling to the New Europe -- Avoiding Legal Pitfalls
    • April 29, 1992
      Investing in Mexico, Association for Corporate Growth Annual Workshop