VinayKurien

Partner

Singapour + 65.6233.5969

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.

Expérience

  • AIP acquires Aluminium BelgiumJones Day advised American Industrial Partners in the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Aluminium Belgium BV, the parent company which owns Aluminium Duffel, from Ecnavla 8 UK Ltd.
  • Armor sells stake in ARMOR-IIMAK to AstorgJones Day advised EN5, controlling shareholders of the Armor group, on the management buyout of Armor Iimak group and the simultaneous 40% investment by Astorg Midcap in the Armor Iimak group.
  • 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.
  • PTTGC acquires allnex from AdventJones Day advised PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited in the €4 billion acquisition of allnex Holding GmbH from Advent International.
  • Materion acquires H.C. Starck's electronic materials portfolio for $380 millionJones Day advised Materion Corporation, a world leader in high performing advanced materials, in connection with the acquisition and financing of H.C. Starck Solutions' industry-leading, electronic materials business, located in Newton, Massachusetts ("HCS-Electronic Materials") for $380 million.
  • EagleTree Capital acquires IntegreonJones Day advised EagleTree Capital in connection with the acquisition and financing of Integreon, a leading global managed services provider, from NewQuest Capital Partners.
  • Minsheng aircraft leasing entities defeat fraudulent transfer and preference claims with presumption against extraterritorialityJones Day represented Chinese and Irish aircraft leasing entities (the "Minsheng and Yuntian Entities") in the chapter 7 cases of Zetta Jet PTE, Ltd, a Singapore entity ("Zetta Singapore") and Zetta Jet USA, Inc. (collectively, the "Zetta Entities").
  • Godrej Consumer Products Limited and Godrej Son Holdings, Inc. refinances existing debtJones Day represented Godrej Consumer Products Limited, as guarantor, and Godrej Son Holdings, Inc., as borrower, in connection with certain financing transactions and refinancing of existing debt.
  • Hyatt Hotels completes US$200 million financing and refinancing of Indian joint venture entityJones Day represented Hyatt Hotels Corporation and its wholly-owned Mauritius subsidiary in connection with the following bespoke financing arrangements aggregating in principal amount to approximately US$200 million: (a) an INR term loan facility granted to an Indian joint venture entity 50% of which is owned by Hyatt's Mauritius subsidiary; (b) a standby letter of credit facility granted to Hyatt Hotels Corporation; (c) an additional INR term loan facility granted to the Indian joint venture entity; and (d) the issuance by the Indian joint venture entity of certain INR denominated, redeemable, unsecured, unrated, and unlisted non-convertible debentures.
  • Resilience Management sells Lux Global Label Asia Pte. Ltd. to CCL IndustriesJones Day advised Resilience Management, LLC in it sale of Lux Global Asia Pte. Ltd. to CCL Industries Inc.
  • Maxeon Solar Technologies completes public offering of $125 million of Ordinary Shares and concurrent private placement of $33.7 million of Ordinary SharesJones Day represented Maxeon Solar Technologies, Ltd., one of the world’s leading global manufacturers and marketers of premium solar power technology, in connection with its concurrent SEC registered public offering of $125 million of its Ordinary Shares and private placement of $33.7 million of its Ordinary Shares to an affiliate of Tianjin Zhonghuan Semiconductor, one of Maxeon’s existing largest shareholders.
  • PTTEP acquires 20% participating interest in Oman's Block 61 from BP for up to US$2.59 billionJones Day represented PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited ("PTTEP"), a national petroleum exploration and production company based in Thailand, in connection with its subsidiary PTTEP MENA Limited's acquisition of a 20% participating interest in Oman's Block 61, one of the largest gas developments in the Middle East, from BP Exploration (Epsilon) Limited ("bp").
  • JERA acquires minority stake in Formosa 2 offshore wind power projectJones Day advised JERA in the acquisition of a minority stake in the Formosa 2 offshore wind power project, located near Miaoli County off the west coast of Taiwan.
  • Seal for Life acquires Flame Control Coatings, Highland International, LifeLast, and US CoatingsJones Day advised Arsenal Capital Partners ("ACP") on the four acquisitions by portfolio company Seal for Life of Flame Control Coatings, Highland International, LifeLast, and US Coatings, manufacturers of protective coating technologies.
  • ABN AMRO, DBS Bank, HSBC, and United Overseas Bank provide sustainability-linked US$650 million revolving loan facility to Louis Dreyfus Company Asia Pte. Ltd.Jones Day represented ABN AMRO Bank N.V., DBS Bank Ltd., HSBC, and United Overseas Bank Limited, as mandated lead arrangers and bookrunners, ABN AMRO Bank N.V. and DBS Bank Ltd., as sustainability coordinators, and each of the lenders in connection with a sustainability-linked US$650 million revolving loan facility provided to Louis Dreyfus Company Asia Pte. Ltd.
  • Arsenal Capital Partners acquires Seal for Life Industries from Berry Global Group Inc. for $328 millionJones Day advised Arsenal Capital Partners on the $328 million acquisition of Seal for Life Industries from Berry Global Group Inc.
  • PTTEP subsidiary acquires Murphy Oil Corporation’s business in Malaysia for $2.127 billionJones Day represented PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited ("PTTEP"), a publicly listed petroleum exploration and production company based in Thailand, in connection with its subsidiary, PTTEP HK Offshore Limited’s acquisition of Murphy Sabah Oil Co., Ltd. and Murphy Sarawak Oil Co., Ltd. ("Murphy Sabah and Murphy Sarawak"), from a subsidiary of NYSE listed Murphy Oil Corporation.
  • Westpac Banking Corporation and State Bank of India provide US$1.7 billion financing to Indian Oil CorporationJones Day represented Westpac Banking Corporation and State Bank of India in connection with a US$1.7 billion financing provided to Indian Oil Corporation Ltd.
  • 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”).
  • Jinko Solar and Energía Solar San Ignacio complete $31 million 25.02 MWp photovoltaic solar power plant project in MexicoJones Day represented Jinko Solar, as sponsor, and its project company, Energía Solar San Ignacio, S. de R.L de C.V., in connection with the development, construction, operation, and financing of Jinko’s 25.02 MWp photovoltaic solar power plant and associated electrical substation and interconnection line located in the State of Yucatan in the municipality of San Ignacio, Progreso, Mexico.
  • Interventions

    • 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)