Manager - Legal

Ahmedabad Full-time

Organisation Overview
Center for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE), was set up by IIM Ahmedabad to foster entrepreneurship through incubation, ecosystem development, and academic initiatives. Our portfolio comprises of 80+ companies in the Social Impact, Cleantech and Information Technology sectors. Over 80% of our portfolio companies have raised external validation from VCs, financial institutes and angel investors within 2 years of our support. For more on CIIE, please visit our website:

About the Role
Are you Lawyer with interest in Venture Investment, a passion for corporate laws and an interest in legal research? Then this may be a good fit for you.

Key Areas of Responsibility

1. 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

2. Facilitate the overall investment process, including any legal due diligence of target company (the investee) prior to investment by CIIE
3. Legal and regulatory research for:

  • projects or funding deals lead by CIIE, this can range from Indian venture fund regulation to foreign exchange law
  • advise CIIE’s portfolio startups and incubatees on extant regulation, this can range from companies law to Indian labour law

4. 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

  • Qualification: Lawyer with 3+ years of experience
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills
  • Intellectual curiosity and ability to “get smart quick” on a wide variety of topics
  • In-depth knowledge of companies law, foreign exchange law and law dealing with venture funds
  • Proficiency in MS Office

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