Legal Job Opening: Associate/Sr. Associate Legal at CIIE, Ahmedabad

Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE), catalyzing India’s innovation landscape is looking to hire an Associate / Senior Associate for their Ahmedabad Office.

Key Responsibilities:

Drafting/Vetting agreements – Various agreement/MoUs/NDAs related to grants, sponsorships, donation, partnership, contribution, etc. with vendors, investees, partners and funding organizations.

Work with the project teams to draft and/or review:

Agreements for providing prototyping support to Startups

Investmentment agreements for CIIE to invest / co-invest in Startups

General business agreements for CIIE to engage with advisors, consultants, program partners, and government bodies

Stay on the top of the new laws and industry regulations and advise team and start-ups on any changes that may be necessary to comply with the new requirements.

Venture Capital Investment & Exits –

Assist team in deal structuring, negotiating and finalizing term-sheet, shareholders’ agreement, and taking care of legal requirements to structure the investment deal.

Undertaking pre-investment legal due diligence of prospective deals for seed investments and grants.

Assist in preparing documents and ensuring relevant statutory filing with respect to exits from investee companies

Legal and regulatory research –

Research on venture fund regulations, company law, and FEMA regulations and advising startups and conducting knowledge sharing sessions at various start-up forums.

projects or funding deals lead by CIIE, this can range from Indian venture fund regulation to foreign exchange law

Publish articles – Publish articles on legal aspects affecting this ecosystem to further CIIE’s aim to share the knowledge and experience it has gained over the years in the startup ecosystem

Key Skills/Abilities:

In-depth knowledge of Companies Act, FEMA, SEBI, RBI, and the law dealing with venture funds

Excellent communication skills

Excellent drafting skills

Quick learner & Flexible

Proficiency in MS Office

Qualification/Experience Required:


Minimum 1.5 – 3 years post qualification experience

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About the Company:

In 2018, our excitement levels knew no bounds as we completed 10 years of incorporation of — CIIE Initiatives. Through our publication, 10 years of innovation and experiments we wrote extensively about our journey over this decade — starting as an academic research centre, but evolving into multiple different directions; all aimed at fostering innovation in India — whether through pioneering accelerators, state-of-the-art incubation infra, riskiest catalytic capital, scale-up capital, or action-oriented insights. Over this last decade, conceptually and legally speaking, from being an academic ‘centre’ at IIMA, we have become a continuum of initiatives catalyzing India’s innovation landscape.

We back fearless entrepreneurs building disruptive solutions. We stand with the startups at their risky early stages, when they need most support while there is hardly any available. Through the continuum of incubation, acceleration, capital, insights – we give everything it takes for these driven entrepreneurs to make a superlative impact.

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