Vinay Kurien has worked on a variety of cross-border debt transactions, including leveraged acquisitions, equipment and receivable financings, and debt capital markets transactions. He is recognized in the 2019 Chambers Asia-Pacific guide as having "the rare ability to back his hypothesis and knowledge up with a crystal-clear recommendation and strategy."
Vinay represents clients such as The Procter & Gamble Co. and various companies in the Tata and Godrej groups. Among others, Vinay represented Micron Technology, Inc. (MTI) and its Singapore subsidiaries in connection with an $800 million sale and lease-back equipment financing transaction; L-Catterton Asia and the Crescent Point Group in a $226 million leveraged acquisition finance transaction for the purchase of a controlling stake in GXG in China; and Hyatt Hotels Corporation in connection with Indian project financing transactions in aggregate principal amount of approximately $185 million.
Vinay also advises on cross-border business and corporate restructuring matters involving noncontentious, contentious, and formal insolvency procedures, including formulating and implementing enforcement and debt recovery strategies, and represents clients such as Standard Chartered Bank, Singapore and the Singapore subsidiary of a major international oil company.
Vinay is recommended by Chambers Asia-Pacific, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, IFLR1000, and Law360 for his outstanding experience in banking & finance and India-related deals.
Prior to relocating to Singapore in 2011, Vinay worked in the Mumbai office of a major Indian law firm.
Milestone in Cross-Border Insolvency: A Successful Application Under the Pilot Measure from Hong Kong to Mainland China
- May 10, 2018
Singapore Insolvency & Restructuring Law, APLMA seminar
- April 17-20, 2018
Restructuring International Transactions, 2018 Jones Day Outbound and Overseas Compliance Seminar Series (One Belt One Road)
- April 17-20, 2018
Power and Transportation in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Pakistan, 2018 Jones Day Outbound and Overseas Compliance Seminar Series (One Belt One Road)
"Has the rare ability to back his hypothesis and knowledge up with a crystal-clear recommendation and strategy."Chambers Asia-Pacific
- National Law School of India University, Bangalore (B.A. and LL.B. Hons. 2007)
- Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales, Advocate (India), and Registered Foreign Lawyer (Singapore)
Chambers Asia-Pacific (2022): "up & coming," India-B&F: "a good communicator," "sound technical skills," "willing to be aggressive as he needs to be, but has a good practical approach as well"
The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2021): "highly experienced on a variety of finance matters, keeps client interests front and centre"; (2021-2022): "Next Generation Partner" in Singapore Banking and Finance: foreign firms
IFLR1000 (2021): "notable practitioner"
Law360 (2021): "rising star"
- English, Hindi