Lex-Falcon Awardees dubai 2023
ABDULLAH B. MANZUR
Abdullah is a dynamic Bangladeshi lawyer with over 7 years of working experience. He is a UK qualified Barrister and works for one of the leading law firms of Bangladesh, SHEIKH & CHOWDHURY. He regularly also appears before various courts of Bangladesh in civil, commercial, contractual, intellectual property, information technology, shipping and banking law matters, public sector matters and in Arbitration matters under the Bangladesh Arbitration Act, 2001. He has represented clients in an EPC dispute in one of the biggest Virtual Hearing in Bangladesh back in 2021 in an International Commercial Arbitration matter. Abdullah works predominantly with national and international businesses. His specialisation is in the field of Commercial Law and International Arbitration practice.
Rajeev Goswami is a seasoned corporate lawyer with over 23 years of experience in law firms as well as multinational corporations. He is Fellow Member of ICSI, India, Associate Member of ICSA, UK, LLB from Delhi University and MBA from IIM Lucknow. He has been an entrepreneur himself and has also been imparting knowledge to young professionals as guest faculty in India’s top institutes including various IIMs, ICSI & law colleges. Rajeev is also a prolific and much sought-after speaker and has graced podiums at premier professional bodies like NASSCOM, ASSOCHAM, PHDCCI, Indian Chamber of Commerce etc.
Abhishek Mathur completed his LLB from Symbiosis International University in the year 2019 and also holds a diploma in Competition Law from National Law University, Delhi. He possesses three years of focused experience in Intellectual Property Laws, Mergers and Acquisitions and Insolvency Laws.
Throughout his career, Abhishek Mathur has represented various clients in matters before various Courts/Tribunals including DRT, DRAT, NCLT, NCLAT, High Courts and the Supreme Court. Currently, he manages the entire IP prosecution and represents his Company in various Registries and Courts.
ABU SADAT MOHAMMAD SAYEM ALI PATHAN
Abu Sadat Mohammad Sayem Ali Pathan is a managing partner of Pathan & Associates and practicing lawyer of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. His areas of expertise include corporate and commercial matters, IP laws, foreign investment, regulatory and compliance matters, labour law, litigation etc. He has even represented Bangladesh in regional level of Moot Court Competitions and adjudicated in different moot court competitions i.e. Jessup International Round. Abu has even authored three books i.e. Company Laws, Intellectual Property Laws and Drafting.
A high-energy driven professional with experience in Strategic Legal Recovery, Business Legal, Compliance, Civil, Criminal, Consumer matters & Contract & Policy Formulation, Abhishek has worked extensively with various Corporates like Mahindra and Mahindra Group, TATA Motors Finance Limited, Schindler India, Volkswagen Finance Private Limited.
He began his career in 2002 and has expertise in Litigations & Non Litigation profile. Abhishek has a diverse and vast experience in handling all aspects of the corporate legal functions which include implementing Legal Standard Processes, effective policies ensure legal compliance, legal due diligence, drafting and vetting, negotiation, documentations such as Tender documents, Mortgages, Agreements etc.
ACCENTURE MIDDLE EAST
Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Technology and Operations services and Accenture Song—all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 721,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities.
Adhavan Seetharaman is an experienced attorney and business leader with over 14 years of experience in providing legal guidance and support to companies of all sizes. As General Counsel at G10X Pte Limited, he is responsible for overseeing all legal matters and providing strategic counsel to the executive team. Prior to joining G10X, he held a managerial role at Infosys Limited, Bangalore, where he managed a team of attorneys and oversaw all legal affairs for the company. He has also worked as an IP attorney at the Law Firm of Naren Thappeta.
ADVOCATE HIRAN KRISHNASWAMY
Hiran is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a practising Advocate with a wealth of experience and knowledge in corporate, tax, banking and adversarial litigation. After having endured the world of finance for over 8 years, Advocate Hiran Krishnaswamy plunged into litigation and dispute resolution with many high-profile judgments to his credit. He is also a Certified Fraud Examiner from the ACFE (USA). Before joining the Bar, he was a part of EY India’s Fraud Investigation & Dispute Settlements team where he was engaged as a forensics auditor to investigate various frauds and financial crimes. He has even worked independently as an audit consultant for various Public Sector Banks such as SBI, Indian Bank and Syndicate Bank.
ADVOCATE SACHIN PATHAK
Sachin Pathak has multi-domain Legal Practice exposure to a wide range of Legal Affairs including Litigation in Employment & Civil Laws, Industrial Relation/ Disputes/Negotiation, Human Resource Advice, Compliances, Contract drafting, Legal Advisory, Industrial & Finance.
He is skilled in the areas of Employment Contracts, Labor and Employment Law, Legal Document Preparation, Legal Advice, Employment Litigation, Civil Litigation, Contract Negotiation, Industrial Relations, Human Resources (HR) and Legal Advisory.
Kaushiq has a broad-spectrum background in commercial disputes, across various Courts and judicial forums in India. His core focus areas include contractual disputes, arbitration (domestic & international), government projects, recovery recourses, insolvency, consumer, internet intermediary, and social media related disputes. His work at BTG Legal includes advising and representing domestic and international clients on high-stake legal disputes, starting at the pre-litigation advisory, through the stages of discovery, pleadings, trial, and till the conclusion of the dispute. Kaushiq has contributed to various articles published on renowned platforms and journals and has been quoted by national newspapers on various legal issues.
Ajay currently is the Co-Chairman and Member of the prestigious Bar Council of Delhi (BCD). Ajay is also the founder of Sondhi Law Chambers. He is a dual qualified lawyer- an Advocate registered with the Bar Council of Delhi and an Attorney registered with the New York State Bar. He is familiar with the issues involved in both domestic and international financing and has worked as counsel in US deals including investments into Indian entities by corporate groups based out of US and other European jurisdictions. He joined the Banking and Finance Group of Luthra & Luthra in November 2008 and has since worked on some of the leading financing and real estate deals. He is well versed with the issues arising in financing of projects in sectors such as power, oil & gas, hospitals etc. Ajay has regularly appeared as the lead counsel before the Supreme Court of India, High Court of Delhi, Chandigarh, Allahabad etc, Trial Courts at Delhi, Goa and various quasi-judicial forums including National Commissions, State Commissions.
AKHIL KRISHAN MAGGU
Akhil Krishan Maggu is a practicing Advocate before the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, High Courts pan India and Tax Tribunals. He started his legal journey 6 years back after completing his Master’s from London. Akhil’s area of expertise is in Indirect taxes and direct taxes viz Customs, PMLA, ED, GST, Income tax, but he has also handled a wide variety of criminal and civil cases. Akhil is of firm belief that with the emergence of globalization, the legal profession has also surpassed international borders and has expanded across the globe. So this makes the legal profession an ocean with a wide variety of opportunities for one and all. With the oncoming of modern technologies, the legal profession is continuously evolving, thereby bringing new challenges and rewards. Post pandemic, the introduction of Virtual Conference and the ability to work remotely comes as a boon for all the legal professionals. This dynamic legal scenario makes every day unique and offers a satisfying work experience.
ALEXANDRE COSTEIRA FRAZÃO
Alexandre began his journey in the legal profession by acting as a Law Clerk at the Attorney General of the City of Rio de Janeiro. A year later, he left the public service to join Azwvedo Sette, one of the most renowned firms in infrastructure and Public Law in Brazil. Later he also joined the Infrastructure team of Barroso, Fontelles, Barcelos e Miranda Advogados, a Litigation powerhouse founded by the current Justice of the Brazilian Supreme Court Luis Roberto Barroso. Finally in November 2020 Alexandre joined Costeira Advogados e Consultores, his family firm to open a infrastructure, PPP, Project Finance and Public Law department.
With many years of enriching experience in the field of Law and after playing a significant role at various organizational levels with leading Law Firms, Amir Bavani in November, 2021, established his own law office, AB Legal. He brings with him sound background in disputes resolution mechanism especially concerning the aspects of Companies Act and the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code. He regularly appears before various authorities including High Courts, Debt Recovery Tribunal and National Company Law Tribunals. He advises significant number of companies, creditors, Insolvency Professionals and other stakeholders to effectively deal with the aspects of insolvency and restructuring process.
Amit Kumar, Head of Legal, Tejas Networks Limited (a Tata Group of Companies) is a 2010 law graduate from Gujarat National Law University, Gandhi nagar, Gujarat, India and is qualified to practise law in India. Having started as a full time General Corporate and Commercial Lawyer, Amit Kumar is now a seasoned legal professional with over 13 years of versatile legal experience. His practice areas include Mergers & Acquisition, Private Equity & Debt Transactions, AIF, Fintech and Payment & Settlement Laws, IPR, Telecom Laws, Cab Aggregator Laws, Dispute Resolution and day to day Regulatory Advisories.
Amit has handled a significant number of M&As and general corporate & commercial law matters, advised on high-stake deals and disputes across several judicial and quasi-judicial forums in India as well as Internationally. Amit’s deals experience cuts across sectors to include Telecoms, Fintech, EduTech, Real Estate Funding, Information technology, e-commerce. As a corporate and commercial disputes lawyer, he has advised various companies across diverse forums including the Supreme Court of India, High Courts, National Company Law Tribunals, Arbitrational Tribunal on complex disputes pertaining to commercial contracts, shareholders’ agreements, etc.
Angeline Rodrigues is a Science Graduate; completed her LLB from Govt. Law College, Mumbai University. She's a practising Advocate & Legal Consultant from 2003. She has demonstrated a history of expertise in Strategic Advice, handling Multi–Jurisdictional Litigations & Non-litigation documentations in challenging situations. Skilled in Acquisitions, Deal Structuring, Due Diligence, Negotiations, Contracts, Licensing, Leasing, JVs, ADRs. Her major practice area is Civil, Properties, Finance, Family, Testamentary, ADRs, Corporate, IPR, RERA, IBC & Criminal Laws. She has worked with/been Legal Consultant for Binani, FIs, Real Estate Developers-Swastik, Lodha, Bhojwani, Sunteck Realty, Ashwin Sheth, Fosun Hive; pro-bono cases & an honorary resource person.
LION M. ANIL KUMAR
Lion M. Anil Kumar is an advocate and a successful Lion Member since 1997. He became the District Governor of the Lion’s Club in 2016-2017 when the Lion’s Club observed its 100 Year Anniversary. In August 1995 he began his Legal Career. Lion Anil Kumar usually deals with Motor Vehicles Accident Claims cases and has successfully dealt with more than 2000 clients and continues to do so.
ANUJA MOHILE PATANKAR
Anuja Patankar is the Head of Media Practice and one of the founding partners at Mohile PatankarAssociates (MPA), a Mumbai based law firm. She has over 13 years of experience in intellectual property, media and general corporate and commercial advisory with a focus on film, television, OTT, music, digital media, advertising, fashion, gaming, marketing, events. She has advised clients on a range of legal issues such as deal structuring, contract negotiation, content regulation, IP monetization, music acquisition, content distribution and dispute resolution, on deals with cumulative worth near half a billion dollars.
Anjali Ghosh is a revered legal luminary and trailblazer at the intersection of technology, competition, and data privacy. With over 14 years of invaluable expertise, she has garnered worldwide recognition for her exceptional legal acumen and remarkable contributions to the field.
Currently serving as the Legal Head for Amazon Web Services' Public Sector in India & South Asia, she exemplifies excellence in her role.Renowned as the senior legal counsel to AWS Board Members, business leadership, and government affairs teams, Anjali has been instrumental in driving Amazon's global expansion strategy in South Asia. Her astute analysis of international procurement laws and regulations, coupled with their engagement with top government officials, ensures optimal policy compliance and mitigates reputational risks, solidifying Amazon's standing as a global industry leader.
Anjali stands as an inspirational figure within the legal community, showcasing unparalleled expertise in navigating complex legal landscapes. Her unwavering commitment to excellence has earned them widespread acclaim and admiration.
Apoorva Mayank has a legal career span of over 4 years, she has gained invaluable experience within the Industry, by having the privilege of collaborating with both domestic and international clients, each with their own unique set of challenges and requirements.
She has honed her skills in Legal Support & Advice, Contract Drafting, Reviewing, and Redlining. Furthermore, she is also experienced in Legal Research and Compliance Management. Notably, Apoorva has also garnered considerable expertise within the dynamic field of AI and Internet Industry. Currently she is working with a Start-up, lending her unique skill set to ensure their continued growth.
Apoorva Pandey is an advocate with an experience of close to ten years, practicing in various courts of Delhi. In these years of practicing law, she has dealt with a multitude of eclectic and diverse cases pertaining to Matrimonial Cases, Criminal Law, White collar crimes etc. As an individual, she considers herself as an avid learner, fascinated by the intricacies of the legal field. Apoorva has been humbled to have worked on some noteworthy cases.
ASAF GÖKTUĞ AKDERE
Asaf Göktuğ Akdere is a legal professional with over 10 years of experience in the legal industry, currently he serves as the General Counsel and Company Secretariat at HAVELSAN, one of the leading technology and defence companies in Turkey. Asaf's professional experience includes working as a Judge for the Ministry of Justice for over 5 years. He holds two L.L.Ms in Private law and International Civil, Commercial Law. During his career, he held various positions allowing him to gain significant experience in international executive negotiations, legal risk management, corporate governance and compliance, crisis management, and acting as a trusted business advisor.
Upon graduating in the year 2016 from University Law College, Bangalore, Ashwini started her career as a legal practitioner in Lawyers Inc law firm in Bangalore in the year 2017, where she appeared before the Hon’ble High Court of Karnataka, civil court and various other courts in the state of Karnataka.
In 2019, she joined as a legal manager in HDFC Bank for Retail Agri Department, where she was in-charge of Karnataka and Kerala state. After that, Ashwini started real estate practice in ILP Law firm and K Law Firm in Bangalore and is currently working as a Senior Associate at Indegene Company.
ASMITA ABHIJEETA NAYAK
Holding 18 years of experience in the field of Taxation & Corporate Laws, Asmita graduated from Symbiosis Society’s Law College, Pune in 2005 and was enrolled as an Advocate. In 2011, she started her own Law Firm, SM LEGAL and currently operates from offices in New Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Cuttack. She has appeared in over 500 cases Pan-India and is empanelled in NHAI, IndusInd Bank and Kotak Mahindra Bank. Asmita has been awarded with the Scroll of Honour by Ex-President of India, Under 40 Rising Star by Legal Era Group and Professional of the Year Award by Indian Achievers Forum.
Mr. Biçer is a qualified lawyer and mediator. He is currently working as chief legal officer at Arma Group and of counsel to Eurasia Legal. Having an LLM in Information Technology Law, he is about to obtain a 2nd LLM degree in international trade and investment law from Xiamen University with high success as a fully funded Chinese Government Scholar. He enjoys working interdisciplinary and continues his studies on law and economics especially in the EMEA region. His fields of professionalism are start-up & venture law, SaaP, commercial law, international investment law, financial markets, private international law, and immigration services.
Balall Maqbool is an English qualified lawyer with over 11 years’ experience in the knowledge team at DLA Piper Middle East. Balall provides guidance to the global KM team to develop, manage and maintain its KM platforms and supports fee earners with client-related queries. Balall has developed and specialised in areas of law including Corporate, Employment and IPT and is well-rounded with the technical know-how to deliver the firms' strategy to DLA’s partners, fee-earners in groups, countries and sectors. Balall has over 5 years’ experience teaching various subjects in universities across the GCC as part of the firms’ pro-bono program
BHAVITT K RASTOGI
Bhavitt K Rastogi is a professional with close to 7 years of experience in the legal industry, dealing with an array of legal complexities, gaining valuable transferable skills in strategic planning, project management and relationship building. He has proven records of combining diligent approach using business ingenuity and strong research skills with well-developed management and leadership qualities achieving favourable outcomes.
Mr. Bhrigu Dhami is an experienced Lawyer with a demonstrated experience of representing clients before the Apex Court, Delhi High Court, Delhi District Courts and various Tribunals and Forums across Delhi, NCR. He is a strong professional with a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from Amity Law School, Delhi, with primary focus on Arbitration Disputes (Commercial Disputes, Government construction contracts, Real-Estate development disputes, Home-Buyer disputes), Consumer Disputes (Medical Negligence, Automobile Industry), Real-Estate Laws (Advisory, Compliances, Consumer & RERA Disputes), Insolvency & Bankruptcy Laws.
Bijetri Roy is an entrepreneur, project finance and renewable energy, climate change and ESG advisory lawyer and tech enthusiast. She is the Managing Director of her startup company InsPIRE. She has an LLM from Centre for Commercial Law Studies - Queen Mary University of London.
Bijjani Advocates is a Lebanese boutique law firm based in Rabieh Lebanon. The firm combines the traditional values of trust and confidentiality with the highest standards of the modern legal profession. We are proud to serve Lebanese, GCC and foreign corporate clients, from multinational companies to local start-ups. We also advise selected private clients.
CAPT ASHWANI KUMAR JHINGAN
Advocate (Capt) Ashwani K. Jhingan is a Master Mariner, Extra Master (the highest marine professional qualification), Law graduate (L.L.B.) He possesses over 30 years' experience in a wide gamut of functional areas, with significant expertise in the areas of Start up Ventures. He has over 15 years of sea sailing experience with command on various types of vessels as the Captain.
Chief highlights of his career have been a long nearly 13 years tenure with the Tata Group Company, in various ascending capacities to the level of Vice President, which included start up operations for the agency of one of the top 10 International Shipping and Logistics players in the World. He headed the commercial organisation on "All India Basis" capturing significant market shares through concerted efforts in Marketing and Strategy. He was a Director in one of the subsidiary companies, as well. He also received an appreciation letter from the Tata group chairman Mr. Ratan Tata for contributions made to the business group through quality related activities.
Ashwani is even registered with the Supreme Court Bar Association, New Delhi (July 2018), the Apex Court of India. Also, he is registered as an "Arbitrator" in Aug 2018 in Mumbai High Court.
CHRISTIA SHEINE EVANGELIO GIRAO
Christia Sheine Evangelio Girao is the Co-Founder and Chief Legal Officer of Tetrix Network. She advocates to reshape the landscape of the legal profession by bringing the traditional practice of law in convergence with innovative, out of the box ideas and new-age technology, in a predominantly millennial society.
Her key practice areas include Data Protection & Privacy, Intellectual Property and Technology
She endeavours to establish her own mark in the legal profession by providing legal services to her diverse clientele to match those offered by larger law firms while also creating a culture that adapts to the ever-changing landscape of the practice of law.
Chudi Ojukwu is the leading legal authority in Nigeria electric power sector and infrastructure regulation, with over 33 years of experience as a legal practitioner in Nigeria. An Associate Professor of law, Chudi Ojukwu has advised on over 30 power sector transactions in the past decade, including utility-scale PV solar and hydro projects. A Certified Utility Regulation Specialist, he has been involved in most of the IPP transactions in Nigeria. He has held many consulting roles, including as a Regulatory Advisory Expert to the Government of Liberia. His practice interests also include general commercial practice, data privacy, blockchain and AI.
David is the Managing Director of Burrows Attorneys Incorporated and is responsible for the firm’s vision and growth. He has built and manages a full-service law firm that provides world-class legal services with clients ranging from listed companies on international Stock Exchanges to individuals. David is responsible for a new generation South African law firm and prides the firm's success in the relationships built with clients.
Dina is an experienced legal, compliance and public affairs professional with a demonstrated history of working in the pharmaceutical, food & beverages and oil & gas industries. She is skilled in providing practical and innovative legal advice; strategic negotiations; drafting contracts and legal documents; managing litigation; ensuring compliance with national and international legal instruments; investigations; and outreach and lobbying with government authorities.
DIVENDER KAUR SIDDHU
A dynamic and result-oriented legal professional with over 14 years of experience in the legal arena, Divender is an Associate Director Legal with MarshMclennan and specialises in Corporate, IT, Human Resource, Employment and Labor law matters. She has formerly worked with American Express and Infosys advising and handling general legal matters, legal and employee relation matters.
Her work further includes negotiating and advising digital and technology platforms, amongst others. Her key role with her clientele is advising, structuring, and negotiating deals across all domestic and international transactions and platforms.
DR SACHIN SHARMA
Dr. Sachin Sharma is an LL.B (Hons.); LL.M.(Merit Holder),England; Company Secretary fromICSI; Doctor of Laws(GST,India). He is a well-known practitioner in the stream of In-direct taxation. Dr.Sachin has been recognized and awarded by “Forbes India 2021 & 2022” amongst “Top Managing Partners of India” & “Top Individual Lawyers of India” respectively. In the stewardship of Dr.Sachin, his firm has been awarded by “Forbes India 2022” as “Top Law firms of India”. Dr.Sachin has a dominance over holding GST training sessions. He also manages a YouTube channel ‘KSV Tax Consultant’ which guide clients and viewers to understand the pertinence of GST law.
DR. ABDULHAFEEZ MOHAMMAD OSMAN
Dr. Osman started his career in 1991 as a lawyer before all courts in Khartoum, Sudan. In 2001, he joined Al-Fozan Group, one of the major family businesses in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as a general legal counsel. He spent ten (10) years with Al-Fozan Group and left the Group in January 2015 to join Al-Naghi Group, which is considered as the major automotive agent in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with more than ten (10) car brands, in the position of the Group Executive Legal Director. In 2016, he returned to the Al-Fozan Group as a general legal counsel for Shomoul Holding Company, a joint venture company between Alshaya Group, one of the major retailer companies in the Middle East, and Al-Fozan Holding Company.
Dr. Osman has over 30 years in litigation, arbitration, corporate law, real estate development, property management, investment, international contracts construction contracts (FIDIC Forms of Contracts) , board of directors secretary and legal translation and holds a PHD degree in law from Al Neelain University, Sudan.
DR. ADITI KAUSHAL BHARDWAJ
Dr. Aditi is a POSH & Labour Law Consultant & Lawyer, Trainer, Certified POSH Trainer, State Secretary at N.C.T of Delhi, Bar Association of India, Supreme Court of India General Counsel Member at PNGI. She has pursued her B.A. L.L.B from the Institute of Law and Management Studies, Gurgaon, P.G. Diploma in Intellectual Property Rights and L.L.M from Kurukshetra University on Labour & Industrial unrest. She has also pursued diploma in ADR from ILI, New Delhi.
DR. FAKHARA RIZWAN
Dr. Fakhara Rizwan is an Author, aCertified Director, and a qualified corporate lawyer (Doctorate in Corporate Laws from International Islamic University Malaysia). She is distinguished as the only Pakistani with a doctorate in corporate laws governing takeover and merger activity in Pakistan. Dr Fakhara is a Certified Financial Crime Specialist and member of the Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists –an internationally recognized, elite standard association for financial crime compliance professionals in over 80 countries and jurisdictions. The certification allows banking and corporate compliance officers, law enforcement investigators, regulators, auditors and others to skillfully detect and prevent the broad array of risks that is the new reality of financial crime.
She is a director of the Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance and a member of the MIA Arbitration, Mediation & Conciliation Center. The Higher Education Commission of Pakistan has approved her as a supervisor to supervise PhD candidates. She teaches law and governance as a visiting faculty at various prestigious institutions and universities.
DR. KUMUDANI SHARMA
Dr Kumudani Sharma is heading the Legal Department of Oil India Limited at Corporate office Noida since September 2021. She is an economics graduate from University of Delhi and a member of Institute of Company Secretaries of India since 1995 besides possessing being Doctorate degree and bachelor’s Degree in law.
She started her professional journey in September 1993. During these 30 years, she has worked with infrastructure consulting company (Elektrim), NBFC (Tulip Finance), Delhi Stock Exchange, Hydropower company (NHPC), Engineering Company (EPI) and presently in Oil India Ltd
She believes that in-house legal counsel should be good business strategist while being a legal advisor to the company. She is a good negotiator and aims to resolve the disputes amicably with focus on business interest.
Edith is an experienced corporate and commercial litigator with an expert qualification in employment law. She is specialised in cross-border business transactions and is an international ADR-certified mediator. Being fluent in German, English, Dutch, French and Italian and understanding differences in mentality, culture and legal systems, Edith is able to help her clients in a unique way.
Edith is an international public speaker and engages in many charitable and social organisations using her professional expertise to help others and empower them in their endeavours.she is also a member of the Task Force Future of Work, Skilling and Mobility under the B20/G20 2023.
Emel Nakay is the Contracting Effectiveness Lead and a Senior Legal Counsel at Accenture for the Middle East region. With more than 20 years of experience across multinational companies, she has gained a wealth of knowledge in corporate and commercial contracting, negotiations, technology transactions, managing compliance programs, business strategy, and risk analysis. During her 12-year tenure with Accenture, Emel has been focusing on helping Accenture’s sales, solution development and client delivery teams and she has also developed a collaborative global mindset by working with cross-functional teams, and senior business leaders around the world.
Emel is a fully qualified lawyer registered with the Istanbul Bar. She is also an active mentor of INJAZ Company Program and Middlesex Future Lawyers Program to help the next generation's talents grow.
FAHIMUDDIN AHMED KHAN
Fahimuddin Ahmed Khan is a highly accomplished legal professional specializing in Criminal & Civil Litigation, Writ Jurisdiction, and Advocacy. He established his independent practice in 2018, founding Syndicate Law Offices. As the Managing Partner, he leads a team of skilled Lawyers and professionals, providing comprehensive legal services. Fahimuddin has made a significant impact in the industry, representing over 950 foreign nationals in the Tablighi Jamaat Case, and obtaining honorable acquittals. His innovative, strategic and has a future-proof approach embracing technology. With his exceptional track record and client-centric focus, Fahimuddin Ahmed Khan is a prominent figure in the legal field.
Gaurav Saxena, a prominent Independent Lawyer , is an in-house Lawyer, the first generation of his family. Over the years he has advised all types of cases, including criminal, civil and banking & financial cases. Currently, he is working as an Academician in Sangam University Bhilwara. His Practical approach towards teaching has inspired many budding lawyers to become an achiever. Gaurav excels in Drafting and litigation of Criminal ,Civil and Banking ,financial cases making his clients include names such as, Mahindra , Jaipur cooperative Bank, Yutika Naturals pvt ltd and others. Currently, he is pursuing his PHD in Law and is also working to write legal Books and Research Papers.
Govinda Toshniwal is a Principal Associate at Khaitan & Co’s corporate and commercial practice group. He graduated from Christ College of Law, Bangalore (now School of Law, Christ University) in 2012 with a B.A. LLB degree. With over 10 years of experience, he has advised clients across various sectors on several complex domestic and cross-border transactions. His practice spans a range of areas including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, assets and business transfers, collaborations and exits transactions and general corporate advisory. Throughout his career, he has also served as an in-house counsel with notable conglomerates such as Accenture and Honeywell.
Hamza specialises in the infrastructure sector with a focus on public procurements and public private partnerships. He works closely with various public sector companies/departments as a transaction advisor in structuring projects and conducting competitive bidding processes for selection of private parties while also representing private sector companies seeking to participate in infrastructure projects.
Hamza completed his LL.B (Hons.) from the University of London and holds an LL.M from the University of California, Berkeley. He is also enrolled as an Advocate and is a member of the Sindh Bar Council and Karachi Bar association.
Barrister Harold Chiedu Ekwerekwu is a renowned lawyer and public figure from Onitsha, Nigeria. Born on November 10, 1974, he obtained his law degree from the University of Jos in 2000 and was called to the Bar in 2005. Harold is the proprietor of his father's law firm and holds titles such as Chartered Arbitrator and Jerusalem Pilgrim.
He is actively involved in various organizations, including the Nigerian Bar Association, Igboezue Unity Association, and Nigerian Youth Volunteers. Beyond his professional and civic commitments, Harold enjoys extensive travel and is passionate about sports, particularly football and lawn tennis. Currently, he is the APGA flag bearer for the Anambra State House of Assembly. Married to Mrs. Ada favour Uche Harold Ekwerekwu, they have children named Una, Isaac, Harold Columbus, and Peron.
Harsha Shivakumar is a General Counsel working with Adcuratio Inc. as a part of the Firm, Swamy & Kumar Associates. Being a Graduate of Deakin University, Melbourne He worked in Sales Analytics to improve sales of PSUs and began his initial Litigation practice with Criminal Matters, Real Estate, and Corporate Litigation. He started a firm in partnership with Hiran Krishnaswamy named as Swamy and Kumar Associates.
Harshika is a Professional IP Lawyer offering expert legal advice and presentation in the field of Intellectual Property since 2016. Her practice presently focuses on matters pertaining to IP rights and Enforcement in the MENA region, and she has previously worked in Indian firms in overall aspects of trademarks, copyright and design prosecution along with a steady practice in brand protection and IP enforcement.
Harshika has been honoured with a law degree from Indian Law Society’s (ILS) Law School, and also has a specialised Diploma in Intellectual Property Law.
HENNA KAPADIA POOJARA
Henna is a first-generation lawyer. She is currently a Senior Associate at Universal Legal and has read law at the Government Law College, Mumbai. She also has a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Warwick, UK. Her expertise lies in corporate and commercial laws and general corporate advisory. Henna has advised and assisted clients with mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital and start-up advisory, intellectual property, and commercial contracts. Henna has worked extensively on both domestic as well as cross-border deals across a wide variety of sectors including inter-alia technology, media and pharmaceuticals.
HIRA ILYAS CHOUDHRY
Hira Ilyas Choudhry is a versatile and hardworking individual, she always showcases a strong desire to learn and unlearn to develop continually. With well-developed knowledge as a legal professional, she has gained valuable experience working in corporate environments and possesses a strong understanding of the startup ecosystem and the intersection between technology and the law.
Her exceptional research skills and strong verbal and written communication abilities has allowed her to excel in legal opinions, litigation, contracts, IP, and corporate governance.
INFOBIP APAC & INDIA LEGAL DEPARTMENT
Infobip is a global leader in omnichannel communication. Through a single platform, they offer advanced tools for customer engagement, support, security, and authentication across diverse communication channels for businesses worldwide. The APAC and India Region Legal Team ensures regulatory compliance and supports contract negotiations with clients and partners for the company's success – all in a fast, secure and reliable way.
Jatin is a qualified lawyer in India and has over 23 years of wide-ranging experience in the field of indirect taxes including GST/VAT, Customs and international trade and other allied laws. He started as a practising lawyer in 1999 and later joined Big 4 consulting firms such as Deloitte and PwC. He was a Tax partner with PwC India, before he shifted back to law practice in 2021. Currently he is a Partner with Phoenix Legal, a full-service corporate law firm in India, supporting clients, across different industries and sectors, on advisory and litigation matters.
Jatin sharma is a dynamic and result oriented legal professional with over a decade of experience in law practise encircling Complex Corporate Legal Issues, Compliance Issues, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Matters, Intellectual Properties Rights Matters, Capital Market and Business Laws, Litigation and Arbitration. He is an eminent founder and Managing Partner of world-renowned law firm “Jurist & Jurist International Law Firm” based at New Delhi with presence in five states of the country. He has addressed various constitutional and legal issues before the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi and his efforts have brought the appropriate and relevant changes in the law and its implementation in Labour Laws, Fire Safety Norms etc. Apart from this, he is known and eminent speaker, author and mentor and has addressed various Conferences on corporate issues, IPR laws and Constitutional topics. He is also a prominent author of most admired book “Denial of Maintenance to Wife” and the book is still a most referred by readers and apart from it, he has authored and written various professional courses in the field of law and the courses are being admired by various students of different renowned law universities and colleges.
Josephine was admitted as a Barrister-at-law (Inner Temple) and later as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 2019. She commenced her legal career with civil and commercial disputes involving insolvency exercises, asset recovery, shareholder disputes, strata management matters and industrial relation issues. She also cultivated an active portfolio of chancery, probate and administration matters in which she represents major trust corporations and individuals alike. She has since focused her dispute resolution practice to advisory work, arbitration and adjudication in the construction, infrastructure and energy sector.
JOSHI AND JOSHI
Joshi & Joshi is a full-service firm of Company Secretaries based in Pune. The Firm commenced its operations in December 2009 (then Apte Joshi & Associates). CS Raghavendra Joshi, Founder Partner, has vast experience of more than 30 years in this profession and CS Harshal Joshi, Partner, has been in practice for more than 12 years now. Since its inception, the Firm has been
providing top-notch services to its clients and provides a wide array of advisory and compliance management services ranging from business set-up, capital infusion, private equity transactions, winding-up, among others. Apart from this, the Firm is engaged in matters pertaining to FEMA, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, Oppression and Mismanagement, Corporate Restructuring, Corporate Litigations and appearances and Legal advisory and drafting services to name a few. The Firm along with its associate entities, is also involved in providing Merchant Banking services. The Firm is providing services to the clients across the globe.
JP LEGAL CORP
We would like to formally introduce our law firm as JP Legal Corp. managed by Mr. Jay Rajesh Vasani & Ms. Persis Hodiwalla as Law Firm Partners formed in the year 2021. This year JP Legal Corp has also been listed in Legal500 in Mumbai focus, under the media and entertainment category. JP Legal Corp. is a law firm offering bouquet of services for the Intellectual Property Rights prevailing in the media & Entertainment sector. Our firm's primary vision is to own, safeguard and protect the intellectual property developed by the originator of the content for future commercial exploitation on all modes, medias, platforms in India and worldwide. We draft, vet and execute agreements and contracts required towards the production and execution of the content either theatrical or web-series, subject to client’s requirements. On an average we churn out cumulatively 4000 agreement annually for our clients. We also provide legal and commercial services for our clients who are the producers of the content and we are a part of their journey from script to screen.
K. RAMAKANTH REDDY
Designated Senior Advocate at the Supreme Court, with more than 30 years of experience in a wide range of fields like land laws/land Revenue Acts related to land matters, criminal matters, and commercial and constitutional matters. Practises in all courts and has represented Statutory bodies of the Government of India like Andhra Pradesh State Wakf Board, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE), Moulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU), SUN TV Network, Gemini TV, etc. Enrolled as a mediator with IAMC, Hyderabad and a Nominated Member of the Telangana State Legal Services Authority.
Kaan Çetinkaya is the founding lawyer of Cetinkaya Law Firm and Chief Legal Counsel of a leading media company in Türkiye. He has been actively advising foreign investors in their transactions and disputes work in Turkey and abroad. Mr. Çetinkaya's practice focuses on corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, digital media, media, investigations and dispute resolution, data protection, intellectual property, corporate maintenance. He extensively advises clients on matters involving joint ventures, strategic investments, start-ups managing risk and resolving complex disputes relating to M&A, litigation and arbitration across a wide range of sectors.
Keerthi is a Partner with Anantha Legal, Hyderabad. She practices in the areas of corporate law, real estate and private clients. Keerthi has experience in transactional matters, including structuring and documentation. She has undertaken various types of transactions such as acquisitions, foreign investments, joint ventures and infrastructure projects (including real-estate transactions). She has substantial experience in general corporate and advisory matters.
Keerthi graduated with B.A., B.L(Hons.) degree from the NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad in 2003 and was awarded four gold medals for academic excellence. She also holds a Masters of Law degree from Columbia University Law School, New York,USA
KIRAN GUPTA RAYAPATI
Kiran Gupta Rayapati is a qualified lawyer with strong commercial, finance and business knowledge, gained from 25 years of experience as a practising corporate lawyer. He has worked for companies in diverse industries such as Tata Teleservices Ltd (Telecom), Satyam Computer Services P Ltd (Information Technology), Peepul Capital (private equity fund) and Waycool Foods & Products P Ltd (Agri-tech). After working with leadership teams on various corporate and private equity transactions, he believes that successful deal closures require a commercial lawyer who thinks like an entrepreneur and who is adept in law and knowledgeable in finance, to arrive at a commercial consensus expeditiously.
Kshitij Gupta has been working with JSA Advocates since 2022 as legal associate in the corporate and projects team.
Prior to this he was working in HSA Advocates. In the past 2 years, Kshitij has advised on corporate matters, private equity, regulatory aspects across multiple industries and sectors including PPP Projects, FMCG and automotive. Kshitij is a common law registered, first-generation lawyer and graduated with First-Class Honours degree with a focus on corporate laws.
KUMAR SALVA RAGHUVANSHI
Kumar Salva Raghuvanshi is currently designated as Manager (Legal) in the National Oil Company (Oil India Limited) under Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Govt. of India. He has Master’s Degree focused on Business Laws from National Law School of India University, Bangalore. He is also the Gold Medallist & Merit cum means scholarship holder in his B.Com-LL.B (Hons.) program from Amity University Uttar Pradesh.
He is currently providing legal assistance in the Global Business Development Section and looking after the legal issues in overseas business of the company in the USA, Russia, Venezuela, Bangladesh, Gabon, Mozambique, and Nigeria. Besides, he is also handling litigation and arbitration cases of the company. He believes in “maximum business, and zero litigation strategy”
Kuriakose Varghese, likes to believe that he is primarily a litigator. He has argued several matters in the Supreme Court of India, High Courts at Delhi, Bombay, Chandigarh, Kerala and Madras. He has also appeared in several National level Tribunals and Statutory Commissions. Some of them are reported judgments in the field of arbitration, banking laws, law of trusts, employment law, mining laws, ecclesiastical law, criminal law etc. He has been a keynote speaker in the ASEAN Conference at the UN- Asia Pacific Commission and has lectured widely in Malaysia, Singapore, Suriname, Egypt, Japan and the United Kingdom.
Kyle Wright has 20 years of experience and has contributed to the success of global consultancies and corporations under multiple jurisdictions and VUCA environments. His main legal focus is corporate and commercial (incl supply chain and procurement) contracting under English, Saudi, and UAE law, regulatory and economic sanctions compliance, legal operations, and legal technology transformation. Kyle is an advocate for the advancement of legal tech and harnessing the power of AI for more efficient, effective, and accessible legal and contract management systems.
LEXLEO ADVOCATES & CONSULTANTS
LexLeo Advocates & Consultants is a start up law firm founded in 2019 by Karuna S G and Swaroop Anand R. The firm is positioned as a boutique law firm and has a diverse area of expertise ranging from civil law, criminal law, matrimonial, corporate, commercial, employment, IP and many more.
Lydia Flocchini is a legal technologist, business transformation and go-to-market leader. She is the CMO for SurePoint Technologies, a leading provider of client relationship, financial and practice management software solutions to law firms. She has extensive experience scaling legal tech startups, company acquisitions and integrations, rebranding, and launching new product categories including WestlawNext, Lex Machina, and next generation financial and practice management solutions including mobile, analytics dashboards, time management, and payments. Recently, The International Legal Technology Association recognized her as one of the 2023 Influential Women in Legal Technology, which honors outstanding women leaders in the global legal technology community.
Maitreyi Kannur is a commercial litigator from Bangalore, India since her graduation 2016.
She primarily deals with civil commercial litigation and arbitration related to a wide range of legal subjects like company, contract, employment, intellectual property, land and real estate, partnership, banking, infrastructure, energy, consumer protection, land acquisitions, public procurements, labour, foreign exchange, excise, partition and infrastructure
Maitreyi has extensive experience of appearing and conducting matters before various Courts, Arbitration Tribunal and quasi-judicial bodies in India.
Her core expertise in making strategies and handling multifarious and complex litigations as well as arbitrations. Also, mediated and negotiated various settlements for clients.
As a trusted advisor, Majdoleen Aboudi possesses over 26 years of experience spanning across a variety of sectors ranging from power, chemical gases, change management, banking and business legal consulting. She has experience in supporting a Multi-Billion USD portfolio, with proven success at building and leading quality cross border legal teams and implementing legal infrastructure, managing corporate affairs, mergers and acquisitions, as well as managing external counsel across the Middle East and India regions. In her current position, she heads the Legal Function and is also the Ethics Officer of Air Liquide (Middle East and India). She is also a certified IPEC and NLP coach as well as a photographer in her free time.
With over 11 years of experience in many legal fields, Manal Alzaahrani chose to focus on helping good companies to be greater by taking their innovation mission to a solid legal and governance ground.
Maneesh is a diligent Corporate Lawyer seasoned through Commercial Laws, Corporate Laws, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Laws, Insurance Laws & Banking Laws. He completed his B.A. LL.B., (Hon’s) from Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU), Visakhapatnam, India in 2017. He started his career as a Junior Advocate at District Court, High Courts & Tribunals and later moved to Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Company where he has been awarded ‘Rising Star’ for his impeccable performance in FY 2020-21. Currently, he is working as Head of Legal for Gati Group Companies (Avaan India) advising and administering all the legal aspects of various verticals.
With professional experience of 18 years, Manish Gaurav focuses on private equity, infrastructure, mergers and acquisitions, competition and antitrust, corporate structuring transactions, joint ventures and strategic collaborations, debt financing transactions and commercial contracts. He has been actively advising in transactions pertaining to equity/debt financings in various start-ups, accelerators, e-commerce companies, manufacturing and services companies.
Manish has transactional practice which includes advice to private equity funds and investee companies on structuring of transactions; negotiating and finalisation of transaction documents; entry and exit strategies; and foreign exchange regulations and the regulations pertaining to applicable to pertinent sectors.
Manisha Singh is the Founder Partner of LexOrbis. She is known and respected for her deep expertise in prosecution and enforcement of all forms of IP rights and for strategizing and managing global patents, trademarks, and designs portfolios of large global and domestic companies. Her keen interest in using and deploying the latest technology tools and processes has immensely helped the firm develop efficient IP service delivery models and provide best-in-the-class services. She is also known for her sharp litigation and negotiation skills for both IP and non-IP litigations and dispute resolution.
Megha is a lawyer from India with experience of seven years and an LL.M. in IPR from George Washington University. Prior to that, she worked in the litigation team at Dua Associates and Solicitors,and has experience in arguing several matters before different Courts in Delhi. Megha has represented major clients like SBI in a case related to Kingfisher Airlines before the SC and Delhi HC. She has even handled several pro-bono matters with DLSA. Presently, she is an independent practitioner with an endeavour to legally empower her clients through legal capacity building by way of legal counselling and promoting mental health advocacy.
Mohamad AlDarwish is a highly experienced lawyer with over 20 years in the field, Mohamad is a well-respected leader in the legal industry. Currently serving as the Regional Legal Director for Carrier, Mohamad has a proven track record of providing expert guidance on complex corporate and commercial legal matters, including mergers and acquisitions and initial public offerings.
In addition to his extensive experience, Mohamad holds an MBA from Hult International Business School and a candidate for an LLM in corporate and commercial from King’s College London. Mohamad has also made significant contributions to the legal community through the publication of several articles and serving as a board member for several companies
Mohamed read for his Bachelor of Laws at the University of London. His practice includes civil and corporate litigation, corporate restructuring, foreign investment, debt recovery, general civil practice and employment law, an area of law in which he has litigated to establish new precedents. Mohamed was appointed as a Member and was subsequently appointed as President of the Maldivian Employment Tribunal. His clientele includes both local and foreign parties involved in diverse business activities. Mohamed is the current Managing Partner of Wisham, Zahir & Co and sits on statutory and non-statutory standing committes of the Bar Council of Maldives.
Mohammad Alshraideh has over 20 years’ experience in the Middle East with extensive practical expertise in commercial, banking and Islamic finance litigation. He has a deep understanding of arbitration procedures and the enforcement of arbitral awards within the UAE courts. He has successfully advised on and conducted litigation for many international clients and has extensive experience representing companies and high net worth individuals, whether in the GCC or across the MENA region.
Mohammad started his career in the law in Amman-Jordan until 2007. He worked on several private projects on developing laws and legislations in Jordan. Mohammad had also worked on many arbitration related to construction disputes, such as Queen Alia International Airport dispute and King Abdullah Parks in Amman; commercial maritime, compensation and tort law cases as well as shipping vessels disputes under Hamburg Rules 1978, including but not limited to a famous vessel’s incident “Benegas”.
MOHAMMED M. ALQASIM
Mohammed M. Alqasim is a seasoned professional legal counsel with over 10 years of experience working for top-tier law firms and a leading technology company where he advises on the implementation of a first-of-its-kind project in the region. Throughout his career, Mr. Alqasim has developed deep expertise in corporate law, commercial transactions, licensing, technology transfer, privacy and data protection, and regulatory compliance.
MUHAMMAD AWAIS RAZA HASHMI
Muhammad Awais Raza has been a practising Lawyer in Pakistan for more than 10 years. On completion of his graduation LL.B (Hons) from University of Northumbria from NewCastle, UK, he then pursued his LL.M (Masters in Law) degree from University of Manchester in International Business Law, after LL.M he pursued Legal Practice Course (LPC) from BPP School of Law London. In 2010 he started his profession as a Lawyer in Lahore , Pakistan. In 2013, Muhammad Awais Raza started his own Law firm by the name British Law Company (BLC).
MUHAMMET BURAK OZCELIK
Muhammet Burak Ozcelik earned an LLM from King's College London and is working towards a PhD from Ankara University. He serves as a Senior Legal Counsel at the Information and Communication Technologies Authority in Türkiye, handling legislative and regulatory procedures and representing Türkiye before international institutions. Mr. Ozcelik has extensive experience in advising clients on competition, IP, e-commerce, data privacy, cyber security, and general commercial law. With his background in full-stack development and knowledge of both legal and technical aspects of the digital environment, he is able to provide clients with effective legal solutions.
Nabonita Sen is a corporate lawyer with an experience of 14 years on providing contract management solutions and simplifying the process of negotiating and drafting contracts. She has worked with various companies to build the mechanism of the contract management cycle. Her approaches to Contract Management practices have been often referred to as innovative. Not only she satisfy business needs when drafting Contracts but also ensure the Company’s maximum exposure to gain and minimal to pain.
Practising Advocate in India, Muralidhara Murthy has handled matters relating to contracts, IBC, Arbitration matters, Labour employment matters, representing several companies as Legal advisor. He has surveyed all functions under Human Resources in one of the major Public Sector Undertakings which includes manpower planning, recruitments until superannuation of employees. Muarlidhara holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree, Bachelor of Laws (LL.B), Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management from Bangalore University and Post Graduate Diploma in Management from All India Management Association.
Nanita has been practising as an Advocate since the year 1988. She became Advocate-on-Record in the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India after passing her AOR examination in the year 1995. Nanita is currently practising in all the courts including the Hon'ble Supreme Courts, High Courts, District Courts, Consumer Fora including State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission and National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, Foreign Exchange Tribunal since 1988.
Ms. Nargiza Albekova joined The Coca-Cola Company in 2022 and she is the Regional Legal Counsel and Ethics & Compliance Officer Eurasia & Middle East Operating Unit. Having a major in International Law along with an LL.M in International Trade and Commercial Law in Oxford Brookes, Nargiza has a great understanding of competition, advertising, corporate law and different fields of business law which is supplemented by great understanding of business after obtaining MBA degree in MSU (Russia).
Neelam has professional experience of more than 20 years. She started her carrier with Luthra & Luthra, one of the leading law firms of India and thereafter joined IBM India and established her credentials as a negotiation specialists. She took a plunge to start her entrepreneurial journey by co founding a boutique law firm ‘Legal Orbit’, based out of India in 2011. Neelam has expertise in transaction advisory and has been supporting large global business transactions of multi jurisdictions. She possesses expertise in Telecom, Technology, Power and Oil and Gas sector. She is also a Charter Member of TiE.
Neha Sachde’s legal experience spans over a period of 15 years. She has significant experience in handling commercial transactions including mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, shareholder agreements, construction claims, PPP agreements, drafting dispositions for arbitration cases to reviewing offer documents and drafting advice for clients.
She also poses as a Contract Manager for top tier clients, by providing timely and strategic advice in the clients’ best interest to manage potential risk exposure. Neha is a part of the Bar Association of Maharashtra and Goa and has attained a dual certification by qualifying under the Solicitors Regulatory Authority of England and Wales.
Neha is a tenured lawyer with extensive experience in multiple facets of corporate law, as well as business development and relationship management with stakeholders including leadership, senior counsels and government agencies.
She has over 13 years of practice and has delivered successfully on negotiations, arbitration, drafting opinions and contracts for multi-million deals/projects.
Neha been associated with Aviation for over a decade and worked with players in the entire aviation value chain on deal structuring, litigation, insolvency, regulatory, compliance, policy making and enforcements. In her capacity as Sr.Legal Counsel, Flynas she has successfully closed multimillion SLB transactions and financings in a short span.
Neha Verma is the General Counsel of Puniska Group for 6 years and heads both the legal & secretarial function. She is an Associate Member of ICSI. She is a third-generation lawyer & has more than 17 years’ experience in the legal field spanning varied sectors like real estate, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, banking, corporate affairs, FMCG, etc.
Neha holds a Master’s Degree in Criminal Law & also ‘Certificate in Contract Law’ from Harvard University. She has been enlisted in Forbes India in Top GC list & has been awarded “Star Woman Lawyer of the Year” award by Legal Era in 2021.
Nikhil Rodrigues is an advocate holding experience Practicing for 15 years at the Bombay High Court where his major areas of specialization have been in terms of Alternate Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property. Currently, he is working with Aditya Birla Finance Ltd.
Niraj Singh is a first generation lawyer having Law degree from Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi He is in the legal profession for almost two decade and manages a boutique firm RNS Associates . His expertise is a blend of litigation, advisory to the clients both domestic and international on compliance and regulatory issues and also hands on experience in various economic and corporate laws, Commercial disputes having cross border jurisdiction including arbitration, extradition cases, white collar crime etc. He regularly appears before the Supreme Court of India., High Courts, Tribunals Commissions and Regulatory Authorities.
Mr. Nishant Datta, a third-generation lawyer, was born in 1979 in New Delhi. He completed his schooling at Hansraj Model School, New Delhi in 1997 and attended Ramjas College, Delhi University to earn his Bachelor’s Degree B.Com (Hons) in 2000. He then completed his LL.B degree from the Faculty of Law, University of Delhi, which he completed in 2003. Apart from this he also has a postgraduate diploma from the Indian Law Institute in IPR Laws. He joined the bar in 2003 and started practicing at the Delhi High Court, joining the family practice running for more than 50 years. His specialty has been litigation and arbitration with a special focus on cases on the Original Side of the High Court of Delhi as well as in commercial suits. He is currently running two separate firms having to focus on different practice areas under the wide genre of commercial laws essentially before the Supreme Court of India and the High Court of Delhi.
He studied law at Campus Law Centre, Faculty of Law, Delhi University, and passed out in the year 2003. He enrolled at the Bar in the year 2003. He gained experience in various fields of law as a junior in the Chamber of Senior Advocates and law firms.
Founded GlobInd Law Offices, a boutique law firm in the year 2010, practising in the areas of arbitration and commercial laws.
Nitin is practising primarily at Delhi High Court. Have also appeared before the Supreme Court and Bombay High Court.
He is a member of the Supreme Court Bar Association Since 2004.
Noshir Kumana has been a practising Solicitor for forty-one years, handling Civil Disputes, Arbitration, Commercial Law, Co-operative Law, Rent Act, Real Estate Law. He has been represented as an arbitrator for twelve years, as sole arbitrator and member of Arbitral Tribunals with retired judges of High Courts and Supreme Court of India in Banking and Finance, Commercial, Insurance, and Real Estate disputes.
Noshir has handled civil litigation before Consumer Forums, district court at Mumbai, various High Courts at Bombay, Calcutta, Chennai, Jaipur, Delhi, and the Supreme Court of India.
Nour Akel is an Internal Legal Counsel at the Capital Bank of Jordan. She holds an experience of 13 years in Managing Key and High-Value Commercial Negotiations & Corporate Restructuring Projects including High-Level Mergers and acquisitions. Nour Akel has led some of the complex projects relating to digital transformation and the establishment of the Neo Bank. In 2022 Nour Akel was nominated as the Member of the Arab Women Empowerment Entity in Jordan, as a part of the Arab Banking Union under the International Union of Arab Banks.
Ms. Nupur Jain is an Advocate practicing in the Bombay High Court, SAT, SEBI and Intellectual property rights matters. Ms. Jain graduated from Rizvi Law College, Mumbai in 2018 and then completed her LLM in Intellectual property rights from the University of Mumbai. She was a visiting faculty at Government Law College where she taught Environmental Law. Before starting her independent practice, Ms. Jain has gained experience in Regstreet Law Advisors, Ascurio Law firm and Abhisekh Lakhotia & Co. Her specialization includes Wills, Prenuptial agreements, drafting of notices and consumer complaints, dispute resolution and Intellectual property rights.
Experienced corporate attorney with 13 years PQE, Nupur is currently working as Head - Legal at GMR Group, at the group level. She has previously been associated with Link Legal India Law Services and Chadha & Co. in the Corporate and Commercial team, catering to clients in various sectors including power, airports, roadways, pharmaceuticals, healthcare and telecommunications.
Her experience includes complex, multi-jurisdictional corporate/commercial transactions in the equity as well as debt space across all stages, from conceptualization of transactions, drafting and negotiation of transaction documents.
NYK LAW FIRM
Nasser Yousuf Al Khamis Advocates and Legal Consultants (NYK Law Firm) is a renowned full-service law firm based in Dubai, UAE. NYK Law Firm comprises a team of over 26 years of experienced international legal professionals and two Emirati lawyers with multilingual abilities having the right of audience before all the UAE Courts. Our industry-specific experience has built an irreplaceable reputation in all the practice areas including dispute resolution, corporate and commercial matters, technology, banking and finance, real estate and construction, oil and gas, labour and employment, arbitration, intellectual property, free zone, and offshore laws and regulations, etc.
ORTIS LAW OFFICES
Ortis Law Offices is a prominent legal firm based out of New Delhi & Ahmedabad in India and is renowned for its exceptional legal services and expertise. Ortis Law Offices includes a team of highly skilled, experienced, and dedicated team of legal professionals working in a wide range of areas including Aviation, Telecommunications, e-commerce, education, energy, infrastructure, financial services, healthcare, hospitality, consumer electronics, real estate, etc.
Parikshit singh successfully leads Paralegal Services in an institution providing offshoring services for 20 years to various clients. He has over 13 years’ legacy in premier legal offshoring company evolving, building, implementing and supervising legal support to clients for their various contract lifecycle management (including application of AI), contract review, key risk analysis, merger due diligence exercise, legal research and e-discovery.
His approach, innovation, spirit of collaboration, active team-player, motivating attitude makes him amiable leader and wholistic contributor in LPO industry. His multidimensional involvement in legal offshoring made a few of the projects outstand in the industry and receive international accolades.
Pawan Reley is a first generation lawyer practising as an Advocate in the Supreme Court of India. He joined the bar in 2015 after passing out from School of Law, Christ University, Bangalore. He handles a wide range of cases dealing with various issues including civil, criminal, anti-competition, environment, complex contractual matters and Constitutional matters. Pawan has also been a part of some of the prominent judgments passed by the Supreme Court of India such NJAC verdict (2015). He is the Co-founder of NIEV Judicial Education, Delhi and also works as adjunct professor of Law in Galgotias University, Delhi NCR.
PETRUSHKA DEAS DASGUPTA
Petrushka DasGupta is a Partner with Mumbai Firm, ALMT Legal and has been practising Law for over 22 years in various Courts like NCLT, NCLAT, High Court and Supreme Court of India. Petrushka specialises in insolvency, bankruptcy and aviation and was acknowledged as “ Recommended Lawyer” for dispute resolution and litigation in the Legal 500 Asia- Pacific 2021 addition.
Mr. Prakhar Srivastava is an Advocate dealing with cases in Financial Laws especially in Prevention of Money Laundering Act,2002, Foreign Exchange Management Act, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, DRT ACT, SARFAESI ACT, Competition Law, Banking Laws and Arbitration.
He is highly skilled in Court Craft and acquires great drafting and arguing skills. Prakhar had formerly worked with Enforcement Directorate, Headquarter Office, Government of India as a Legal Consultant. He is regularly arguing/appearing before Hon'ble Supreme Court, Hon'ble High Courts, NCLT/NCLAT, ATPMLA/FE, DRT, and other Fora's. Prakhar holds LLM in Corporate and Commercial Laws from National Law University Odisha(2013-14)
Pranay is a Partner and Co-founder of Chitale, Verma & Associates, a boutique litigation chamber based in New Delhi, India. His fields of practice primarily include domestic dispute resolution as well as general corporate advisories. With over 5 years of work experience, Pranay has successfully represented clients in high stake disputes across various forums across India and overseas. Pranay is a 5th generation lawyer in a family of distinguished lawyers, judges and jurists.
Prateek is an Alternate Dispute Resolution lawyer and his area of expertise includes Arbitration, Conciliation and Mediation, including incidental litigation before various High Courts and advising on general civil and commercial. He has experience in conducting commercial litigation incidental to arbitration and mediation.
Prateek has represented corporate clients before various High Courts and the Supreme Court of India. He has advised and represented clients across a range of sectors including, IPR, Infrastructure, share purchase agreements, energy, and mining.
PREAKAS & PARTNERS
Established in 2017, Preakas & Partners (P&P) is a multi-practice law firm which focuses on providing
tailor-made legal solutions to clients. P&P comprises a dynamic team of experienced lawyers who
provide legal representation, counsel and advice on diverse areas of law. Our clients are assured of
high professionalism, integrity and confidentiality at Preakas & Partners.
Prerak Choudhary is a practicing Advocate and Legal Counsel working on both Civil and Criminal Cases in the Supreme Court of India and the Bombay High Court. He has dealt with cases in several tribunals like the NCLT, Revenue Authorities, Ombudsman, Lokayukta, Co-operative Court, Revenue Authorities, Small Causes Court, etc. He has also handled complex cases in commercial litigation, banking law, company law, constitutional law, Arbitration IPR, Cyber Law, International Law, and Real Estate in India and abroad. Mr. Choudhary also strongly commands Latin maxims, the Constitution of India, and the Civil or Criminal Procedural Code.
Prerna carries legal experience of around 18 years, in the areas of disputes resolution, handling cases in Civil, Criminal, Arbitration, Consumer Protection, Family, Banking Laws and property, commercial, matrimonial disputes. She has appeared at Delhi High Court, District Courts, and Tribunals. Prerna has even appeared at courts at other places in the country.
Have been a guest faculty in Law. She is also a certified Mediator, who is associated with an NGO working for child's rights and protection of children against sexual offences.
Mr. Raghav Sabharwal is an Advocate-on-Record of the Supreme Court of India, with his core area of practice being in Dispute Resolution, Civil and Criminal Matters. Mr. Sabharwal started his career by assisting Justice Hima Kohli, as a Law Researcher in the Delhi High Court, after which he worked with J Sagar Associates for 4 years. He has represented the State Government of Haryana as an Assistant Advocate General before the Supreme Court of India. He has represented various multi-national corporate firms, government departments, and financial institutions where his role has been mostly instrumental in drafting pleadings and legal opinions. Mr. Raghav Sabharwal is also a Member of the Editorial Advisory Board at the Amity Law School.
RAGINI SINGH AND ASSOCIATES
Ragini Singh and Associates is a law firm based primarily in Mumbai (Nariman Point) and Delhi, with clients in England. RSA acts as legal advisors to the Bombay Stock Exchange, amongst others. While RSA primarily deals with Corporate, Securities and Commercial Dispute Resolution, it offers a full range of legal services across practice areas that include White Collar Crime, Income Tax Litigation, Service Law and Real Estate. The founder of the law firm, Ms Ragini Singh is an advocate in India and a qualified Solicitor in England and Wales. She is an alumnus of Government Law College, Mumbai and University College London, England from where she completed her LLM in International Finance. She is also an Advisory Member of the Central Board of Film Certification of India, popularly known as the "Censor Board".
Rajarshi has 20 years of experience in GST, Customs & Indirect Tax, Dispute Resolution, GCC VAT. He is also a Data Privacy Lead Assessor certified by the Data Security Council of India. His expertise includes advisory & dispute resolution on Indian indirect taxes and GST, Constitutional matters, GCC VAT, Customs Duty. Prior to AQUILAW,Rajarshi was associated with KPMG, PwC. Rajarshi is a Chartered Accountant, an empanelled consultant with Asian Development Bank and advisors to CREDAI,Ropeways Association of India, Jewellery Federation, Federation of Hotel and Restaurant Association. Rajarshi is faculty in National Academy of Customs, Indirect Tax and Narcotics in India.
Mr. Rajesh Bhardwaj is an advocate enrolled with the Delhi High Court Bar Association and the Supreme Court Bar Association of India. Mr. Bharadwaj has specialized in matters of the Transfer of Property Act, Companies Act, General Litigation, Contract Act, Arbitration, Real Estate, Foreign Direct Investment, and Labour Laws. He is also an associate member of bodies like the Inter-Pacific Bar Association, Tokyo, PHD Chambers of Commerce, Confederation of Indian Industries, Indo-French Chamber of Commerce, Indo-American Chamber of Commerce, etc. He also has clients from the US, UK, France, China, Israel, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand, and Mauritius, apart from India.
Rajat is a founding partner at the firm. He has extensive experience of more than 16 yeras in handling indirect taxes including Customs, GST, Excise Laws, Service Tax, VAT/CST, Foreign Trade Policy, SEZ/EOU regimes and State/Central incentive schemes. Rajat has been engaged in assisting numerous clients (multinationals and Indian business houses) as regards transitioning to GST in India and VAT in the United Arab Emirates. Rajat has advised various Fortune 500 Companies in sectors such as financial services, manufacturing, oil and gas, petroleum, infrastructure projects, renewable energy and food processing, among others.
Rajeshwari Hariharan, is an advocate, an arguing counsel at the High Court of Delhi. She is the founder of Rajeshwari & Associates She specializes in Intellectual property law, especially, IP litigation. She has been in the forefront of many of the cases that have defined the scope of intellectual property rights. She has argued several patent and trade secret litigation at the Supreme Court of India and various High Courts across India. She has authored several articles and is a regular speaker at various conferences and seminars throughout India and internationally. She has the distinction of having won India’s first compulsory licence for her client. Her knowledge of patent law with command in trial advocacy, and an aptitude for science and technology are the hallmarks of her skills.
Mr. Rajinder Singh is the founder and Managing Partner of Lex Jurists. He has extensive experience in Criminal Litigation. Over the years; Mr. Singh has earned a formidable reputation in criminal law practice. He has successfully contested cases in various parts of the world. Mr. Singh regularly undertakes numerous pro bono criminal cases.
During his school and college days, he was a sportsperson of national and international repute in figure skating and won many laurels for the country. Mr. Singh is also a keen golfer and a Harley Davidson Rider.
RAJITHA T R
Ms. Rajitha holds BE-Biotechnology from Sir MVIT, Bengaluru. She is a gold medalist in Engineering, Women Scientist-C under KIRAN-IPR, by TIFAC, Govt. of India, and underwent IPR courses from WIPO.
She is a registered Indian Patent Agent, IP facilitator for Startups under the “IP MITRA”. She has an experience of a decade as IPR consultant for inventors, universities, corporates, and law firms.
Her expertise involves Patent drafting, filing, prosecution, designs, copyrights, and trademarks. Also proficient in conducting patentability search, landscape, FTO, Validation/Invalidation search, and EOU. She is also a NIPAM-TIFAC coordinator authorized to conduct IPR awareness sessions for educational institutions.
Roopali has experience in myriad areas of law and industries. She has worked in two tier 1 law-firms in India, and led major debt, equity and hybrid transactions, involving targets and investors, both domestic and international. Her experience in commercial, corporate, M&A, banking and finance and now as an in-house counsel handling not only the above but also real estate, IP, and employment law related matters, has given her unique experience. Working as the head of legal and business strategy at a fast-growing company has given her an in-depth understanding of how to balance the legal and commercial interests involved.
RYAN DU PREEZ
Ryan is a partner at Tiefenthaler Africa and predominantly advises clients in the mineral extraction, power generation and as-built sectors which have a footprint in Africa. His practice area encompasses the life cycle of projects from front-end contract strategies to project risk management and dispute resolution. He has been involved some of the continent’s most complex mining and energy disputes and the experienced gained, enables the ability to provide effective and sustainable legal solutions in complexed environments. Ryan is a registered Arbitrator with the Association of Arbitrators Southern Africa and is recognized by Best Lawyers™ since 2020
SABIHA MEHZABIN OISHEE
Sabiha Mehzabin Oishee is a tech entrepreneur, pro bono lawyer, social activist and a university lecturer. She is one of the first Bangladeshis to receive the DLA Piper Global Scholarship. She has completed her Post-graduate Fellowship from the prestigious University of Oxford. She started her non-profit organisation, Bangladesh Forum for Legal and Humanitarian Affairs, to promote sustainable legal solutions and has educated more than 10,000 people since 2019 through her platform. Sabiha is the recipient of BSWF Fellowship Award by the USAID for her remarkable work for the 'transgender' community in Bangladesh. She aspires to devote herself for her country.
Sakshi Goel is a corporate lawyer with a strong background in Antitrust, IT, Data Protection and Intellectual Property law, gained over an experience of five years in the legal industry. She is currently working with Competition Commission of India, on issues such as anti-competitive behaviour in digital markets.
She started her career as an in-house counsel where she was recognised for providing legal support and guidance across corporate transactional law, commercial contracts and matters pertaining to compliance and regulation. Sakshi Goel is a PhD scholar, alumnus of OP Jindal Global Law School (LL.M) and Delhi University's Faculty of Law (LL.B).
Sakshi Mehley is a commercial lawyer and an Advocate-On-Record with the Supreme Court of India. She has more than 12 years of experience having practised and advised across a spectrum of laws. Sakshi has advised and represented various renowned corporate houses and international organisations including public law institutions, manufacturers, logistics service providers and healthcare companies.
Sakshi has even advised on complex legal issues concerning Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, Companies Act, Foreign Exchange Management Act, Arbitration Act, Information Technology Act, Cyber Security, Anti-dumping, Aviation, Securities and Exchange Board of India rules and regulations and Environmental Law.
SALONI MILIND GHULE
Ms. Saloni Milind Ghule, entered legal profession 7 years ago. She is a first generation lawyer passionate about the legal profession. She has graduated law from the prestigious ILS College, Pune. Starting with internships of both litigation and non-litigation nature, she has served right from the bottom of pyramid to work with Corporate Firms as an intern. Soon after graduation she has started to work independently as a legal professional. She has been representing and advising several organizations right from MNCs to the SME Sector, including the start-up industry and has been providing expertise through consulting and strategy building, litigation as well as negotiations of Disputes. She specializes in Writ and Constitutional practices, negotiations, corporate practices.
She is also very active in social causes, she has launched an legal consulting initiative called ‘Deepastambh’ for MACCIA. She is an Ambassador of the Institute for Economics and Peace, Sydney, Australia. She is also empaneled with the Hon’ble Bombay High Court’s Legal Services Committee She is trained in Emotional Intelligence, and has started a pro bono wing in the Firm called as “I’m Flowerchild”, especially working for women and child rights.
Sandeep Grover is a registered Advocate under the Bar Association of Delhi High Court. He holds experience working for 17 years dealing with Dispute Resolution and Commercial or Civil Litigation Arbitrations, where a significant part of legal practice has been associated with advising and representing clients on matters pertaining to patent and copyright infringement issues, joint ventures, shareholding, mergers and demergers, insolvency and debt recovery or consumer litigation. He has represented clients across a variety of sectors spanning domestic and international jurisdictions. Some of Mr. Grover’s ley clients are Galatea Ltd., Sarine Technologies Ltd., Citibank, Lufthansa Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Swiss Air, Micromax Informatics Limited, Ebix Group, Reliance JioInfocomm Ltd., Quicker India Pvt. Ltd., etc.
Starting his career as a Management Trainee with a Private Limited Company, Sanjay Jain has been engaged in the business of Manufacturing of Shoe Uppers and was supplying shoe uppers under the Brand of “North Star” to Bata India Ltd. In March 2000, Sanjay started his own business of Real Estate under the name & style of K. Realtors & Developers, where he was looking after the Sale, Purchase, Legal & Finance aspects of the transactions for his clients. By 2013, he started practising independently as an Advocate in Delhi High Court and Supreme Court of India and handling cases related to Arbitration (International & Domestic), Real Estate, Constitution of India, Taxation Laws, Revenue Laws, Economic Offences, Property Laws, Family Laws, Bank Recovery Matters, Code of Civil Procedure.
As of now, he practises independently as an Advocate in Delhi High Court and Supreme Court of India and handling cases related to Arbitration (International & Domestic), Real Estate, Constitution of India, Taxation Laws, Revenue Laws, Economic Offences, Property Laws, Family Laws, Bank Recovery Matters, Code of Civil Procedure, 138 Negotiable Instrument Act, Companies Act / Corporate Law, National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT).
Presently he is on Panel with Delhi Development Authority since 2017, with Punjab National Bank and Municipal Corporation of Delhi since April 2018 and with Kotak Mahindra Bank since September 2021. He is also appointed as Senior Panel Lawyer for the State of Uttar Pradesh in Hon’ble Supreme Court of India since January 2021.
Sarıibrahimoğlu Law Firm
Sarıibrahimoğlu Law Firm is an independent, full-service legal firm with offices in Ankara, Istanbul, and Izmir. Founded by Dr. Selim Sariibrahimoglu, we have provided litigation and consultancy services in various areas including company law, tax and banking law, energy law, construction and public procurement law, competition law, intellectual property law, labor law, and association law since 1976. Our multilingual legal team offer expert advice and representation in both legal consultation and litigation in Turkish, English, German French, Russian, and Chinese. We have a strong track record of assisting diplomatic representatives, international organizations, and corporations in international private and public law matters.
Sarosh Bastawala is an experienced lawyer since four decades, branching his expertise in the areas of Litigation, Dispute Resolution, Mediation, Arbitration, Banking Transactions and framing Contracts with enforceable International Arbitration and Mediation clauses. He is also a senior Consultant for ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings) of Cryptocurrencies, Smart Contracts & Block-Chains – including preparation of White Papers, with full Legal, Tax, and Governance advice, including Cross Border Implications of ICO issues.
SARVESH CHANDRA DUBEY
With a vast experience of 30+ years, Sarvesh Chandra Dubey has been extending professional services to the MultiNational Companies and Nationalised Banks, engaged in the business of home loans, refinance, LAP etc. for scrutinising of chain title of the properties which are intended to be mortgaged by the Borrowers for the security of their loans with the aforesaid Multi National Companies as well as Nationalised Banks. He has handled companies matters, regarding winding up amalgamation merger, land acquisition matter, Arbitration cases etc. before Hon'ble High Court, Apex Court.
Satyam Tandon provides litigation services at the Punjab & Haryana High Court and is empanelled in a professional capacity at various government institutions and private companies. Being the grandson of Justice MM Punchhi, former Chief Justice of India, and Hon’ble Balramji Dass Tandon, former Governor of Chattisgarh, Satyam has been brought up with a deep sense of importance on hard work, ethics, morals, and nationalism. He possesses extreme passion about the law and is also a firm believer that using his legal acumen to secure relief for his clients proffers a sense of achievement.
Saurabh is currently serving as Head - Legal of Sahakar Group and has worked in several leading global organisations such as Thomson Reuters, GroupM (WPP), Blue Star Infotech, JP Morgan Chase, & Sikkim University. With a vast experience of handling diverse legal matters & advising on a myriad of issues & disciplines, he currently provides contracting, legal advisory, risk management and dispute resolution support to SGL.
Saurabh has worked extensively in the areas of law related to media & entertainment, information technology, real estate and infrastructure development education, and the financial sectors.
SAYALI GANU DABAKE
Sayali Ganu Dabake is a lawyer with more than 15 years of experience. She possesses 3 Master's degrees and has so far presented her research work in 11 international conferences.
She has experience in handling issues in a variety of industries including manufacturing, automobile, entertainment, software & IT, fashion and education. Her experience combined with her passion for finding creative solutions, allows her to provide tailored and effective legal advice.
Sayali has been working on various matters in the field of corporate & business laws, commercial contracts, technology laws, intellectual property matters, inheritance laws, business and personal succession planning.
SHADMAN AKIB MOSTAFA
Shadman Akib Mostafa is currently working as a Lecturer at the Faculty of Law at World University of Bangladesh. He possesses 9 years of experience of working in the corporate sector having previously worked in roles such as Chief Legal Officer, Legal Advisor, Legal Counsel and Legal Officer. Mr. Mostafa also works as a Panel Mediator and ADR Counsel for Centre for International Alternative Dispute Resolution (CIADR) and Bangladesh International Arbitration Centre (BIAC).
He is also a UK and Singapore accredited Mediator and member of organisations such as CIARB, International Bar Association, Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution and Prime Disputes.
Shahin Umani is a seasonal professional holding an experience for over 13 years as a corporate and private equity lawyer in India and currently, he is the Director for Legal & Compliance for Manash Lifestyle Private Limited. Mr. Shahin Umani has led legal transactions with clients across various sectors including manufacturing, logistics, fintech, financial services, private funds, and e-commerce. Also, he has managed some key and high-valued commercial negotiations, private investments, fund formalities, cross-border mergers, Commerical disputes, IP registrations, etc.
Shally Bhasin is a litigator with over 25 years' experience. A partner with Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, India’s leading law firm, Shally has been involved in several impactful cases. She is a first generation lawyer. Shally remembers the time when there were few women members at the bar and takes great pride in the progress that women have made in the profession. She does legal work across sectors such as telecom, steel, aviation, infrastructure, finance, power and banking. Shally was involved in decriminalisation of homosexuality in the Supreme Court. She is also involved in same-sex marriage legalisation, currently being heard by Supreme Court.
SHARDUL S. SHROFF
Shardul S. Shroff is the Founder and the Executive Chairman of the Law Firm, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas and heads its Insolvency Bankruptcy & Restructuring Practice. Mr. Shroff’s legal practice spans 4 decades over a wide spectrum including insolvency and bankruptcy, mergers and acquisitions, securities law, government regulations, disinvestment, capital markets, and debt recovery. He is a member of various committees of the Government of India on Insolvency and Company Law, IBBI, NCLT and NCLAT, and IBC. He has been involved in various major litigations in the Supreme Court of India since the inception of the IBC in 2015. Mr. Shardul Shroff is a recipient of the National Law Day Award from the President of India for his contribution to the field of legal leadership in practice and for playing an instrumental role in the advancement of corporate law practice in India at international standards.
Shashank Agarwal is a practising lawyer and a qualified Company Secretary. He became a qualified Company Secretary in November 2011 and got enrolled with the Bar Council of Delhi as an Advocate in December 2013. Since December 2013, Shashank has been practising law. His main areas of practice include corporate and insolvency laws.
Shashank Pandey is an advocate and holds an experience of 21 years in his practice. his specializations are mostly in terms of Service Law, Constitutional Law, Banking Law, Labour Law, Arbitration, Real Estate law, Civil Law, and Consumer law. Mr. Pandey has led legal proceedings in the Supreme Court of India, High Courts of States, Public Services Tribunal, Central Administrative Tribunal, Uttarakhand Real Estate Authority, MSME Council, etc. He has also given his Legal Services as a Special Counsel for the Rajaji National Park and provides opinions for various private clients. He has also advocated for major companies like JK Tyres, Pro Consultancies, BharatPe, Sinthia Technologies, etc.
SHIVENDER KUMAR SHARMA
Shivender Kumar Sharma is a seasoned lawyer based in Delhi with a legal practice spanning close to a decade. Specialising in criminal law, constitutional law, anti-tax evasion laws and white collar crimes. His in-depth knowledge of the legal system coupled with his extensive courtroom experience has helped him establish a successful legal practice that caters to clients from diverse backgrounds.
Shriya is part of the Disputes practice of the firm. She focuses on dispute resolution through litigation as well as alternative dispute resolution with a focus on construction and engineering as well as Energy: Power and Hydrocarbons sectors. Shriya has acted for several international as well as Indian clients in domestic and international arbitrations as well as diverse litigation proceedings with a focus on corporate and commercial contracts. Shriya also represents clients before the Supreme Court of India, High Courts and Tribunals across India. Additionally, she also advises clients on both regulatory as well as contentious matters of Employment law, with an emphasis on laws relating to prevention of sexual harassment at workplace.
Ms. Shubham Aparajita is presently working with Vedanta Group Company Electro Steel Limited as its Legal Head. She is a graduate of the Symbiosis Law School, Pune. She has been associated with the Vedanta Group since 2018 and has worked initially with Hindustan Zinc Limited and has taken up a leadership role in the legal field within a very short span of time through her continuous output-driven performance. She has handled a wide range of cases from Insolvency & Bankruptcy to Environment, and Regulatory Compliance to the Commercial realm. She is a recipient of the prestigious Vedanta Group Chairman’s Award three times along sides being a finalist in the Asian Legal Business Awards 2021.
Shubhi Sharma, the in-house counsel of HDFC Education and Development Services Pvt. Ltd., has an LL.B., LL.M., and PGD in corporate law. She is an alumni of the Campus Law Centre, the Faculty of Law, and the Indian Law Institute. With over 8 years of experience, she has the rich experience of having worked in multiple sectors like manufacturing, trading, and education. Her focus work areas are contract management, commercial litigation, dispute resolution, M&A, and IPRs.
She has authored a policy brief for the parliamentarians on the BRAI Bill, 2013.
Snidha Mehra is a registered Advocate under the Bar Council of India being a graduate of Delhi University with a BA Degree and an LLB degree from Pune. She has over 8 years of experience in data privacy, corporate advisory, and trial advocacy in GCC and India. Snidha Mehra holds specialization in civil and criminal litigation and has also represented the Government of India and its several Public Sector Undertaking Institutions like the NHAI, CONCOR, DGCL, AAI, DFCCIL, etc. Currently, she works as an in-house data privacy advisor in Dubai, UAE.
Sonal Rangnekar is a Partner at the Mumbai office.Her practice focuses on domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, PE, VC and early-stage enterprise investments and regulatory and corporate governance. Her technology related practice includes experience in AI, data protection and privacy and fintech. She also advises on renewable and clean energy projects across India.
Her clients include large domestic companies, multinational corporations, private equity firms, venture capital funds, start-ups and early stage emerging companies. She is updated with her client's industry and business practices and knowledge. Her clients value her proactiveness, experience and practical and solution-based approach.
SOAHAM A. PANSE
Adv. Soaham Anand Panse is a Founding & Managing Partner in generation law firm G. B. Panse & Associates. He is practicing since last more than 8 years appearing extensively before Mumbai High Court, Pune District Court as well as various judicial and quasi-judicial authorities around Pune. His key areas of expertise are handling corporate cases, taxation cases as well as succession cases before the Mumbai High Court, Pune District Court as well as other quasi-judicial authorities dealing with above areas of law. Adv. Soaham is an alumnus of DES Law College, Pune and during his college days he has represented and won awards for his college in various State and National Level Moot Court Competitions. Also Adv. Soaham was involved in paper presentations at various paper presentation and research competitions. He is also a rank holder during his first year of law exams conducted by Pune University.
Sonali Mathur was a Partner in Dispute Resolution at AZB & Partners, Mumbai. She is an alumni of Government Law College, Mumbai, and pursued a Master's degree from Columbia Law School, NY. She has advised on several domestic and international arbitrations across various sectors such as insurance, projects, renewable energy, steel and coal. Her work highlights include a landmark decision of the Supreme Court distinguishing between seat and venue of arbitration.
She is a member of the Young-SIAC Committee and has been consistently ranked in Chambers Global (2021-22) and Chambers Asia-Pacific (2021,2022,2023), Benchmark Litigation (2022) and Legal 500 (2021, 2022).
Sonali Mishra is an Entertainment lawyer, with a specialization in Intellectual Property (IP) laws. She has worked with media focussed leading organizations, ZEE Entertainment Enterprises Limited and Arha Media & Broadcasting Private Limited (an OTT platform "aha"). During her tenure as an in-house counsel, she gained experience in diverse fields of IP such as content, music, and technology. At Arha, she was also instrumental in the successful conclusion of multiple complex and high-stake deals for content and the development of an upgraded version of the application (aha 2.0). She has also represented producers/broadcasters in contractual negotiations with celebrity artists and authors. Subsequently, she ventured into an independent consultancy, during which she worked with ANM Global law firm and handled project-based documentation for the production of movies and content syndication on digital platforms. Currently, while working as an independent practitioner, she is pursuing to become a licensed lawyer in Ontario, Canada, to expand her knowledge of Law and reach the global IP industry.
Sowmya Saikumar completed her law from Amity Law School, Delhi and holds a masters degree from University College London in International Business Law. She has over 14 years experience in advising and representing corporates and organisations on contentious and non-contentious issues. She has represented a wide spectrum of clients before various Tribunals, High Courts as well as the Supreme Court of India and has also been involved in varied corporate transactional mandates. She has rich and diverse experience across various sectors of law including but not limited to Corporate Law, Insolvency and Bankruptcy, Electricity and Arbitration Law.
Sudipta Sarkar is a registered advocate under the Bar Council of India, practicing at the Supreme Court of India and various High Courts with holding an experience of 10 years in the field of litigation and dispute resolution. She is a graduate with B.A. LLB (Hons.) from the Gujarat National Law University of India in 2012 and initially started her career with the Canada-Based Cobalt Business Counsel PC in Toronto. In 2018 she started her independent Chamber in Delhi and Kolkata.
Suman holds over a decade of experience as an in-house legal counsel in the BFSI sector. She holds an LLB and LLM from India and received the Nani A. Palkivala Memorial Trust Gold medal in 2009. Currently, she is an LLM candidate(Class of 2023) from the UC Berkeley School of Law.
Her last assignment was as Vice President-Legal with Kotak Mahindra Investments Limited, where she led the legal desk for real estate investment and capital market transactions. She specialises in banking & corporate laws and regulatory compliances, RE project finance, internet payments & settlement laws, and data privacy laws.
Sunil Ambalavelil is an eminent corporate and commercial lawyer with nearly two decades of experience in leading international law firms and large diversified business conglomerates. He has expertise in corporate and commercial transactions and cross-border acquisitions with vast knowledge of local laws, regulations, and administrative practices in the UAE. Sunil is a Registered Legal Practitioner in the Dubai Government Legal Affairs Department, a Registered Legal Practitioner of Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Courts, a Registered DIFC Wills Draftsman, and a member of the Karnataka Bar Council and Supreme Court of India Bar Association.
Tanishka Mohan is a focused and result-oriented legal professional with prominent experience of meeting company goals utilising consistent and organised practices. She is skilled in working under pressure and adapting to new situations and challenges to best enhance the organisational brand. She is even competent in negotiating, drafting, and reviewing legal documents with the ability to assess legal issues and produce professional results while adhering to rigid guidelines. Tanishka is instrumental in managing the gamut of operations pertaining to corporate governance, commercial risk compliances and dispute resolution matters to secure the best interest of the company.
Tanvi Singh is a Practising Lawyer and a Legal Consultant working in a variety of fields for the past 8 years. Tanvi Singh started her career as the Youngest standing Counsel for South Delhi MCD and legal advisor to many Government Agencies. Presently she represents the Dubai Branch of India's Largest PSU.
THE CHAMBERS OF JANGRA & ASSOCIATES
The Chambers of Jangra and Associates is a widely popular law firm in India that has been working for the Banking and Non-Banking Sectors for the past 20 years. The Chambers of Jangra and Associates advise on areas of Real Estate, Banking and Finance, Restructuring and Insolvency, Dispute Resolution, White Collar Crimes, and Asset Management litigation in the Supreme Court of India, High Courts, NCLT, Appellate Tribunals, and Adjudicatory Bodies. The firm has its offices in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Vadodara, and Chandigarh. Some of the notable clients of the Firm includes the Axis Bank, HDFC Bank, Equitas Small Finance Bank, ZEE Learn Limited, Kotak Mahindra Bank, ICICI Bank, Bajaj Finance Limited, Toyota Financial Services India Limited, etc.
THEATTORNEYS CORPORATE LAW CONSULTANTS LLP
The Attorneys is a multidisciplinary, full-service law firm that deals with areas of legal practice pertaining to business and industries for providing assistance to domestic and foreign multinational firms to build their presence and growth in India. The Firm was founded in 2012 with offices in Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi, and London specializing in areas of Corporate, Intellectual Property Rights, Litigation and Arbitration, Contractual Rights, Private Equity, and Regulatory and Compliance Services. The Attorneys also hold an IPR Division which works towards assisting clients on all IP Domains, Trademarks, Patents, Copyrights and Designs, Domain Protection, Endorsements, IPR Structuring, Privacy Laws, and Brand Licensing and Franchisee Agreements.
Tiefenthaler Africa provides legal services primarily to clients in the design-build, commodity extraction, and power generation markets across Africa, the Middle East, Australia, Europe, and Asia. In keeping our approach focused on selective industries, we have become true specialists boasting a wealth of expertise in the following industries: • Mining and Minerals • Energy (Renewable and Natural Resources) • Construction and Infrastructure • Engineering and Manufacturing Our services are rendered solely to clients in these industries which enables us to provide clients with a complete legal and project solution across Africa, including the Middle East, Australia, Europe, and Asia.
TOKYO SULETHU NDLELA
Tokyo Ndlela is the managing partner of Tokyo Ndlela Attorneys Inc., a specialised law firm operating within the energy and mining sectors. He has experience representing multinational oil companies and prominent property developers. He has worked at Hogan Lovells (a top-ranked international law firm).
Tokyo is an executive member of the Young Professionals Council of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (a globally recognised professional institute overseeing the mining industry). He holds an LLB and an LLM from the University of Pretoria, and also an MBA from IU International University of Applied Sciences (based in Germany).
Tuba Naseer is a qualified Indian lawyer with over 14 years of experience in eDiscovery, due Diligence, contract abstraction, Banking law and Cross-border banking regulatory compliance. She is currently working as a Manager with the Legal Advisory Services and providing both technical and non-technical support to legal teams across the globe. Tuba manages the teams working on Cyber security projects, Labor and Employment law, Due Diligence projects, and also manages the cross-border compliance team. She is recognized for skillfully collaborating and partnering with a broad range of professionals to meet client's short term & long-term needs. Her key skills involve project management, Stakeholder management, client management, cross-border compliance, obligation capturing.
Tulika is the Lead Counsel for Digital Business (Sony LIV) at Culver Max Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. (formerly known as Sony Pictures Networks India Pvt. Ltd.). She is primarily a transactional lawyer in the M&E space and has gained enriched experience in various areas within the field ranging from the digital business, motion pictures, sports, distribution, policy and regulatory.
Tulika graduated from Symbiosis Law School, Pune in the year 2011 and started practice as a corporate commercial lawyer at a law firm before gradually transitioning into the corporate space as an in-house attorney.
Udita is a seasoned professional specializing in IP litigation and dispute resolution. She handles a broad range of intellectual property matters, including trademarks, copyrights, patents, designs, domain names, and anti-counterfeiting work. With a focus on luxury brands, she excels in brand enforcement and provides advisory services. Udita has achieved remarkable successes, securing well-known trademark declarations for multinational luxury brands and playing a key role in India's first patent infringement lawsuit, resulting in a favorable permanent injunction. She has co-authored chapters for prestigious multijurisdictional guides, written for leading legal magazines, and conducts webinars on IPR in collaboration with educational and industry organizations.
UNUC LEGAL, LLP
UNUC Legal LLP aims at bringing forth its over four decades of experience in legal advisory to attain the objective of providing a wide range of services to its national and international clients. The endeavour of the firm has always been to explore the alternatives inherent in every legal problem in the most effective manner. The strength of the firm lies in its competent, dedicated and experienced core team, well equipped to solve complex legal problems innovatively. Founded under the multidimensional litigation flagship firm Upadhyay & Upadhyay and enriched with the rich experiential lineage of Chief Patron Sh. S.B. Upadhayay Sr. Advocate, the firm has now transcended into a name to reckon with and presently acting as advisor, solicitor and retainer to large corporate houses, MNCs and government companies.
VIHANG ADCON PRIVATE LIMITED
Vihang Adcon Pvt. Ltd., is a global management consultancy and legal advisory organization with vast and varied professional experience in handling comprehensive Statutory & Regulatory approvals -permits for Industrial Greenfield and Brownfield Projects.
The firm is a Single Point Solution for all Industrial Factory set-up requirements. Their services extends to fields of business Location and Feasibility studies, Industrial Land requirement for manufacturing plant and warehouses, Land Due diligence, CLU, and other developmental permissions, Factory setup Compliances, Govt. Incentives & Subsidies, Project Funding from Banks and Financial Institutions and Legal audit for manufacturing units.
Utkarsh Singh currently works as a Legal Counsel with Volkswagen Finance Pvt Ltd and has almost a decade long experience in the industry. He is actively engaged in planning and execution of various legal strategies that are deployed by the company while carrying out its Pan India operations. Being an in-house counsel for a finance company requires him to possess a lot of coordination with the business, collection and recovery teams. Working in such a challenging sector always keeps him engaged round the clock.
Vandana is a self-empowered award winning multi-disciplinary professional. She entered the corporate realm at a very young age – right after Class 12, due to family crises. Over the years, her go-getter and can-do attitude kept her going; even now, as the Director – Legal, Compliance & Company Secretary of Ryan India Tax Services Private Limited, it helps her excel in various responsibilities, including Compliance Officer and Legal Head. During her last stint working with Caspian, she had worn multiple hats being CIO, Principal Nodal Officer, Compliance Officer, Legal Head and Member of POSH Committee.
VASANTHAN BASKARAN ATTORNEYS AT LAW
M/s. Vasanthan Baskaran: Attorneys-at-Law” is a full-service law firm which serves its clients in various areas of Practice & Sectors. Hailing from a modest background, Mr.Vasanthan has always focused on providing a service that will strive to exceed the expectations of the clients, which includes individuals to corporates from all the commercial and industrial sectors, governments, regulators, trade bodies, educational institutions and reputed charitable organizations. The Firm provides its clients with the highest-quality advice, legal insight and exceptional service. Apart from its Head office at Chennai, today the firm has extended its presence at New Delhi, Bengaluru & Madurai.
Vikram Wadhera is a Partner with Vidhii Partners, Advocates and heads the practice in Kolkata. Enrolled with the Bar Council of West Bengal, He has over a decade’s experience in Insolvency & Bankruptcy Laws, Dispute resolution & Arbitration and Real Estate.
Vikram has represented clients which include Developers & lenders in corporate and real estate transactions, insolvency professionals under the bankruptcy laws, debt enforcement proceedings, schemes of arrangement involving capital reduction/merger/demerger as well as PSU's in Arbitration proceedings.
His practice spans across Supreme Court of India, High Courts, National Company Law Tribunals, National Company Law Appellate Tribunal and Debt Recovery Tribunals.
Vishal is a founding partner at the firm. His areas of expertise are financial advisory, Indian GAAP, IFRS, IND-AS, Internal Controls, Financial Planning & Analysis and Direct Taxes. Vishal has worked with Big-4 consulting firms for the initial eight 8 years of his career and gained extensive experience in advising umpteen multinational companies and PSUs on the implementation of SOX, IFRS conversion, US GAAP and Indian GAAP accounting principles. Vishal has also got extensive experience in working with Energy Sector in various roles including financial/business controlling and have handled Capital Market transactions, Mergers and Acquisitions and has successfully led large finance, accounts and tax teams.
Mr. Vishal Khattar is the founder and Chief Counsel at Patine Law Offices. He has been appointed as Additional Advocate General (State of Haryana) at The Supreme Court of India; Patine Law Offices is a group of experienced legal professionals, providing a broad range of legal services to domestic and international clients. As a first generation law firm, Patine Law Offices has always carried a result oriented approach for its client’s and have adopted different innovative and modern ways in solving complex issues of its clients. The firm endeavours to stay ahead of the curve and provide end-end solutions to its clients by ‘Single-Point-Of-Contact’ process. The Client base comprises people and organisations from varied fields like Fintech, Banking, Finance, e-commerce, Automobile, Human Resource Management, Manufacturing Units, Insurance, Media and Entertainment, telecommunications, Schools and Universities etc. The Firm has its operations in more than 62 major cities in India and offers PAN India services.
Dr Vivek Das is the Founder of Pro-Consulting Solutions (a premium Law Firm Management and Business Consulting Firm). For over 18 years, he has worked closely with the senior leadership, partners and practice groups of leading Indian law firms, assisting them on areas pertaining to branding & market visibility, internal communications, business development & network management, talent management and strategic growth. Besides handling a diverse clientele, he has been honoured with several prestigious awards including the ‘Entrepreneur of the year- 2022’ by the CEO Review Magazine, Business Achievers Awards 2022, Indian Achievers Award; and has been profiled in the coveted Forbes Legal Powerlist 2022 and 2021 as one of the top Management Professionals in India.