Lex-Falcon Awardees Singapore 2022
Aarushi Gupta is an Attorney at Donoso & Partners, LLC. She is based out of Delhi, India and has acquired hands on experience in immigration, business and investment laws while working with multinational corporations, consulting firms and high net worth individuals across the globe. She is passionate about helping immigrants navigate the immigration system and achieve their dreams.
Aarushi has numerous years of experience in employment-based, skill-based, family-based, and EB-5 investor immigration. She has also assisted several individuals and corporates with skill and entrepreneur-based immigration programs for U.S. and Canada.
Aarushi was recently invited as a Guest Speaker at IREX Residency & Citizenship Conclave, 11th and 12th Edition held on April 8, 2022 at September 9, 2022. The panel discussion on 'Global Investment Opportunities' was telecasted on CNBC TV 18 on both the occasions.
She received her Diploma in Medical Jurisprudence and Forensic Science from Symbiosis Law School, Pune in 2012, Diploma in Media Laws from NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad in 2014. Aarushi has completed her Bachelor of Laws from University of Delhi, Campus Law Centre in 2016. Admitted to the Bar Council of Delhi in 2016 and licensed to practice in the state of Delhi.
AASHISH RAJ SINGH
A journey of two decades in making, while 5 years spent learning them and 15 implementing and executing before various Courts Forums Tribunals and Institutes, Aashish Raj Singh currently serves as Legal Head to a top real estate MNC, namely Emaar. He has also served ATS & Ansals in the past. Aashish has also served as the panel counsel for various Government Departments in the State.
Abhishek Bharti is the General Counsel for GE Global Research based in Bangalore. His areas of expertise lie within business partnerships and areas of General Legal Advisory, litigation, contract management, government affairs, and regulatory compliance. Also, he is a certified in-house counsel in the Association of Corporate Counsel.
Mr. Bharti holds experience working with the United Nations as an International Civil Servant in Vienna, Austria, as Senior Legal Counsel at Tyco Electronics in Bangalore, and as a Management Trainee at Glaxo Smithkline in Gurgaon. He completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Law (BA LLB Hons.) from the University of Bangalore in 2006 and later completed his Master’s Degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy under the TUFTS University, Massachusetts, US. He has written several articles on Legal and anti-corruption matters in some of the leading Indian and International Journals along with co-authoring a book titled “Combating corruption and money laundering in BRICS countries: Legal frameworks and Institutional arrangements'.
Abhishek is a first generation lawyer and presently, working with Dahua Technology as General Counsel- India & South East Asia. He is a dual qualified and seasoned counsel with diverse experience in setting up & managing corporate legal affairs in SEA. Abhishek graduated from ILS, Dehradun (India) in 2011 and thereafter completed his LL.M (International and Commercial Law) with a distinction from University of Buckingham, UK. His expertise lies in overseeing and managing legal support and corporate representation for reputable companies in the technology sector. Abhishek has been ranked in GC Powerlist India Teams by The Legal 500, and has also been enlisted in the World IP Forum.
Abhishek Sharma is a Corporate Transactional Attorney and an Assistant General Counsel at Thomson Reuters. He leads the company’s global legal functions for India, North Africa, and the Middle East for corporates & commercial, litigation, real estate management, employee relations, and compliance & governance, and is a member of the Office of the General Counsel.
As a Regional Pro Bono Lead, Mr. Sharma has been actively working for mobilizing volunteers, leading diversity initiatives, and partnering with a spectrum of non-profit organizations through TrustLaw.
Mr. Sharma holds an experience of 17 years of working with institutions like Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, and Reliance Industries with his areas of excellence including Contract Negotiation & Strategy, Data Privacy & Due Diligence, Compliance & Governance, Litigation Management, M&A, Employee Relations & Internal Investigations, Strategic Counsel and Employee Training. He holds a Master’s Degree in Business International Law from the University of Aberdeen, UK, and a Bachelor of Law Degree from the National Law Institute University of Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.
ADV ANKITA AVINASH PHADKE
Ankita Phadke started her career as a Legal Professional post being awarded a Master’s Degree from the University of Sussex, UK specialising in Criminal Law and Criminal Justice.
Since completion of her studies, she has worked under prominent advocates and a renowned law firm gathering experience in (i) Legal Compliance & Investigations Practice (ii) Criminal Litigation and (iii) Matrimonial Disputes.
In 2017, Ankita decided to follow her dream of running her own law office out of Fort, Mumbai. This is how ‘Ankita Phadke and Associates’ was started in Fort (Mumbai). Ankita assists her clients in criminal disputes/litigation and commercial disputes leading into criminal litigation. However, family and matrimonial disputes/litigations are her expertise.
Subsequently, after the pandemic, Ankita ventured into corporate law. She has been appointed as a full-time legal advisor for several educational institutions and charitable trusts working in the field of education. She also advises small and large businesses with end-to-end legal solutions for the legal issues/disputes which may arise in their business. As a litigating lawyer, Ankita extensively appears before the Family and Criminal Courts which are benched across Magistrate, Sessions and High Courts in Mumbai and PAN India.
AJAY ABHAY MONGA
Ajay possesses an experience of over two decades in Legal Practice (Litigation). He has advised & represented clients in the areas of Banking, Corporate law, Human Resource, International Trade Finance, Litigation, Arbitration (Domestic & International), Insolvency & Bankruptcy Laws, Real Estate, Insolvency, Family disputes / Succession Planning, Property disputes, Foreign Exchange, Money Laundering etc. He has also carved out his expertise in the niche practice area of Trade Finance & Alternate Dispute Resolution apart from general litigation.
He appears regularly before the Supreme Court of India, High Courts, and various Tribunals constituted under various laws. He was part of a team of lawyers involved in International Arbitrations conducted under the Rules of The International Chamber of Commerce and the Singapore International Arbitration Centre.
Ajinkya has an experience of working in the legal domain since 2011. His early years offered him opportunities to work with law firms and counsels that gave him a rich and diverse exposure to Litigation & Non- Litigation. Graduating in Law, Ajinkya is also a qualified Company Secretary and has completed his Diploma in Maritime Laws, Business Laws, Private Equity and Professional Certification in Arbitration, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence from renowned institutions. He has been a visiting faculty to the University of Mumbai since 2016 sharing his experiences and insights in Arbitration, Corporate & Insolvency laws. He is on the panel of Advocates of various banks, domestic and international corporations. He has been a TEDx- Unplugged Speaker and was recently awarded ‘Youth Inspiration of the Year 2019’ award for excellence in legal services. He has conducted academic sessions for renowned institutions such as Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Bombay), Chamber of Tax Consultants among others on various topics such as Artificial Intelligence, Funding processes and Transactions.
An alumnus of Symbiosis Law School, Pune, Akriti has her specialisation in the field of Dispute Resolution. With over 4 years of experience in the legal field, she is proficient in dealing with matters pertaining to corporate commercial litigation & arbitration, and insolvency & bankruptcy laws. Upon graduating, she practised in the Dispute Resolution team at Luthra & Luthra, and is currently working at HSA Advocates.
She has represented clients before various High Courts, primarily the Bombay High Court and Quasi-judicial Authorities/ Tribunals, and has been engaged in contentious and high-stake disputes. She conscientiously advises and acts for her clients on varied subjects such as constitutional laws, commercial & insolvency laws, real estate legislations, white collar crimes, amongst others.
Adv. Akshay Lal possesses over a decade of rich exposure in a wide range of Legal Affairs including Litigation/Non Litigation matters, Arbitrations, Risk Analysis/Compliance, Mitigation, Legal Drafting & Documentation. His career journey has showcased excellence in managing PAN India cases under various laws including Civil, Arbitration & Conciliation, Criminal, Finance & Debt Recovery Laws, Regulatory & Industry Specific Compliance, Software As Services (SAS), Insolvency & Bankruptcy Laws, Cyber Laws & Regulations, Corporate Legal Compliance, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code, 2016, Environment Health & Safety Laws Compliance, Negotiable Instrument Act, Human Resource Laws Compliance and Drafting & Vetting Legal Documents.
Amar Abbasi is a Barrister-at-Law with 10 years+ PQE. Currently, she is a practicing corporate lawyer serving as Director Legal / Associate General Counsel and Government Relations Leader for Procter & Gamble Pakistan, and sits on P&G Pakistan’s Executive Leadership Board as well as the board of various trade and industry forums. She was recently elected as the only female on the American Business Council’s Executive Committee as well.
She started the company’s in-house legal function for Pakistan and is skilled at corporate governance, ethics & compliance, labor/employment, data privacy/GDPR, anti-bribery/FCPA, antitrust & competition, marketing/advertisement regulations, brand protection, internal investigations & audits, oversight of external litigation, and alternate dispute resolution. Over the last decade, she has been able to contribute to various different projects aimed at the development and empowerment of women, including but not limited to P&G’s efforts at partnering with compliant and gender-equal vendors.
In addition, Amar has made active personal interventions in the social sector in Pakistan. In 2010 she co-founded a philanthropic forum, “Pehla Qadam” (The First Step) to aid displaced survivors of the devastating floods in Pakistan that year. With over 200 volunteers from the civil society, the organization was able to deliver relief goods and food rations to over 4900 families across Pakistan. She also co-founded “Ilmqilab”, a philanthropic venture that aimed to revolutionize education for the under-privileged in Pakistan via video lectures delivered on critical thinking. She served as the President of the British Alumni Association of Pakistan, a wing of the British Council that aims to provide networking, education and career opportunities to the alumni of British Universities in Pakistan.
Anirudh Gunturu is an experienced Legal Counsellor with a demonstrated history of working with corporates and start-ups, assisting in commercial arbitrations, mediations, commercial negotiations, Business Strategy, and legal compliance-related issues. He is empanelled as a commercial mediator & Arbitrator and certified as an International Mediation advocate by the Indian Institute of Arbitration and Mediation (IIAM) & Standards and Competencies In Mediation Advocacy UK (SCMA UK).
Furthermore, He has been inducted as a Life Member of the Indian Institute of Arbitration and Mediation (IIAM), an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (ACIarb) and inducted as a Member and Representative Neutral of the FICM (Federation of Integrated Conflict Management) and is a certified International Commercial Mediator by APCAM(Asian Pacific Centre of Arbitration and Mediation and has also completed the Program on Negotiation from Harvard Law School
Ankita Vashistha is a Senior Associate in the Taxation (Litigation & Advisory) practice of ELP. She is a law graduate with over 6+ years of post-qualification experience in the field of tax litigation. Ankita advises clients on all forms of Indirect Taxes including Customs, Excise, Sales tax / VAT, Service tax, GST and Foreign Trade Policy. She has worked successfully with clients across various sectors including Oil & Gas, Pharmaceuticals, Heavy Engineering, FMCG, Logistics, Information Technology, e-Commerce Operator Industry, Petrochemicals, etc. and Direct Taxes. She regularly represents clients before various judicial and quasi-judicial fora including High Courts, Tribunals, Adjudicating Authorities, etc. which has resulted in several reported decisions. She also represents clients in other Corporate / Commercial matters relating to Negotiable Instrument Act, SARFAESI Act, Arbitration, and other allied laws.
Anku Khanna has more than 23 years of experience as a corporate lawyer. Her practice is focused primarily on general corporate matters, structuring and handling transactions involving joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, technology transfers, strategic alliance and capital market transactions. She specializes in Corporate and Commercial law, Foreign Exchange Management regulations, Securities law, regulatory and compliance related laws including labour and employment laws and POSH.
Anku has extensive experience in advising clients in the fields of consumer products, information technology broadcasting, media & entertainment, sports, education, technology & e-commerce, infrastructure, power, real estate construction development projects and more. She is a member of Bar Council of Delhi, Institute of Company Secretaries of India, International Bar Association and Asia Law.
Anubhav Sinha obtained his law degree from National Law School, Bangalore in 2006 and thereafter, joined L&L Partners and worked under Late Sameen Vyas. He has been recognized for his role and advocacy in various legal disputes before courts of law or in arbitrations.. His practice has continued to grow, thereafter, earning him the admiration and respect of his clients.
Anubhav Sinha’s major practice areas include international and domestic arbitrations, shipping law, insolvency and bankruptcy and more.
He also has a pro bono practice and he tries to follow an ideal that nobody will be denied legal representation due to lack of funds.
He represents companies, as also individuals, who are bankrupt and/or financially strained. Such companies/ individuals would otherwise not be able to obtain proper legal representation to reinstate their market position.
Anubhav Sinha’s chamber excels in providing innovative solutions and he has successfully represented various clients in cases where the law, otherwise, looked completely against us over the years.
Anumeha Soni is a Senior Director for Legal, Government Relations, and Facilities at Thermo Fisher Scientific and has led and directed teams of 25 people in India for the company having more than 20 sites of operation. Anumeha is a member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) and a qualified topper in Law and Commerce from Jiwaji University, Gwalior, Lean Six Sigma Green, Black Belt, and Certified Compliance Specialist from Trace International, US.
Before joining Thermo Fisher India, she worked for General Motors Corporation, Becton Dickinson, DuPont, and Alere. She had led assignments with Boston Scientific Corporation and Legal Compliance profiles in India and the Asia-Pacific with experience in automotive, business solutions, and medical devices. She has earned various Legal and Compliance Awards like the Impact Award for Best Legal Team and Winning Spirit Award. She also holds a position in the Top In House Counsel List of Legal Era, Indian Corporate Counsel Association, and Corporate Counsel Association of India.
Anumeha’s interests and passion are in contributing to the corporate social responsibility activities of the company and employee resource groups, supporting Pride and LGBTQ+ groups, traveling, and experiencing the food and cultural offerings of the world.
Avdhesh Bairwa is a graduate from rajiv gandhi national university of law, patiala, punjab. With a special expertise in business laws, avadhesh’s interest also lies in IBC, competition law and corporate advisory.
BAHL & BAJAJ FIRM
BAHL & BAJAJ is a full-service Law firm, providing complete solutions for IP gateway, Commercial Arbitration and Commercial & Civil Suits, worldwide. A boutique firm, it is currently managed by two founding partners and associates supported by para legal staff for different stages of prosecution, opposition and conflict matters.
The Firm is managed by the Founding Partners Rupin Bahl and Karan Bajaj, known for their Litigation and IP Prosecution expertise, clearance searches, advising on contentious matters, enforcement strategies, and transactional IP.
Through their diverse team, Bahl & Bajaj serves their clients in various Courts and Tribunals all over India and as well as Foreign Countries. Their attorneys have been an integral part of SEP negotiation and IP Licensing.
ATUL N MENON
Atul N Menon is a Senior Associate in the Dispute Resolution at AZB & Partners, New Delhi. He has close to 10 years of experience as a legal professional and has done a wide variety of matters in white-collar crimes, telecom litigation, arbitration, writ petitions, etc. He appears in various forums across India, including High Courts, Supreme Court and tribunals and advice and represents some of the leading multinational corporate entities. Atul has been a part of some of the path-breaking litigations across India, some of which have been widely reported and covered in legal circles.
BANKIM ASHOKKUMAR MEHTA
Mr. Bankim Mehta has rich experience of over 19 years and he has worked in managerial positions with the leading Financial Advisory, Investment Banking and Stock Broking entities in India. In addition, he has served on the Advisory Board of an Executive Hotel chain in India and has also served on the Panel of a novel healthcare services to Pharmaceutical Organizations and Patients in the area of Lifestyle Medicine as a Legal Consultant.
He has extensive experience in Conducting Legal Due Diligence, Risk Analysis and Mitigation and Management Strategy Planning, Obtaining Regulatory Approvals, Documentation and Negotiations. He specialises in Corporate and Commercial Laws, Employment Laws, Property Laws and Real Estate Transactions, Project Finance for Infrastructure Projects and Development, Intellectual Property Rights related issues and transactions relating to Entertainment, and more.
His expertise lies in setting up of Private Equity/Venture Capital Fund, Advising International Companies in setting up their Business in India, Registration of FII’s and their Sub-accounts with SEBI, appearance before SEBI, providing Strategic Advisory Services to Indian Companies for setting up their Business abroad, Advising on External Commercial Borrowings and Foreign Currency Convertible Bonds, Mergers & Acquisition, and more.
Mr. Singh is the Founder & Managing Partner of Artham Law Chambers – a boutique law firm Headquartered in Mumbai. Mr. Singh has 15+ years of experience in Tax & Corporate Laws. He has represented Fortune 500 companies before various Government authorities including DRI, Enforcement Directorate, Economic Offences Wing, etc. His vast experience includes representing clients before the European Court of Justice (in international trade matters); advising and strategizing on exit options for foreign shareholders; foreign investment (FEMA); mergers & acquisition; tax structuring & advisory; litigation support.
Mr. Singh has considerable experience in the TMT sector, FMCG & Pharma sector, aviation sector, real estate sector, chemicals sector and roads & infrastructure sector. He is also a preferred choice for domestic and international clients, who are looking for advise in commercial and tax laws. He has successfully represented clients before the Supreme Court of India and various High Courts on tax matters.
He is currently mentoring founders of startups on legal aspects which have to be kept in mind, and is also mentoring professional colleagues (in India and Middle East) in their professional career path. He is associated with few of the well-known chambers of commerce as a ‘Mentor’ and shares his views on various aspects, including legal aspects and also personal-cum-professional growth as an individual.
Daigo Nomura is a Partner at City-Yuwa Partners Law Firm based in Tokyo. He also holds experience working in Singapore and a secondment experience to Japanese top-tier banks and export credit agencies.
Mr. Nomura advises many foreign clients aiming to make investments in Japan, and specialises in cross-border transactions in the South East Asian region focusing on corporate commercial, real estate, M&A, and financing transactions. By utilising his extensive work experience he understands the issues and gaps that clients may find when they look forward to making investments in different jurisdictions and provides practical solutions.
DAVID MARC LEE
David is an Associate Director of the firm. His practice centres around complex commercial disputes and related advisory work, as well as company-related insolvency and restructuring.
David’s litigation and advisory experience includes representing companies and high net-worth individuals (before all levels of the Singapore Courts, and in arbitration) in contractual and tortious claims, shareholders' and construction disputes, employment, banking, insolvency and restructuring matters, and both white and blue-collar crime.
Having acted in international arbitrations under various institutional rules (including ICC, SIAC, and LCIA), David has amassed a wealth of experience in navigating complex legal issues while providing practical, fuss-free advice and representation to his clients.
Devashish Jagirdar is a first generation lawyer from Mumbai. He graduated from Indian Law Society's Law College, Pune in 2014 and was the Vice President of the Debating Society in 2010. He won the Bill Drafting Competition organised by NMIMS in 2014. He then started his practice with Jayakar & Partners under Solicitor &Senior Managing Partner Mr.Mohan Jayakar. He represented Money Ratna Corporations, Supply Chain Services, Power Sector Companies before various Courts in Civil and Criminal Proceedings. This experience shaped him for a role in Saregama for strategizing Litigation & Infringements where he works currently.
Throughout his years of service, Dixon Soh has practised law as a private practitioner, in-house legal counsel and as a lawyer/IP Strategist in the public sector. Over the years, he has advised numerous entities across many different industries, such as IT, e-commerce, FinTech and media. As such, he is extremely familiar with the challenges experienced by businesses throughout South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand. More recently, Dixon has even participated as one of the key contributors of the Singapore IP Strategy 2030 and led a team of IP Strategists to deliver projects that have enabled innovative enterprises to scale and grow using their IP/IA portfolios.
Divyam Agarwal is the founding member of Agarwal Law Chamber in India, which has offices in Delhi and Uttarakhand along with some branch offices in Hyderabad and Mumbai. He has developed a niche for advising on complex issues arising out of multiple jurisdictions and also, and he is regularly appearing as a legal practitioner before a variety of courts, tribunals, and forums.
Mr. Agarwal has advised clients on a variety of disputes across industries, including civil and commercial litigation, insolvency, and arbitration. He has represented clients in various domestic and international arbitration matters, including those which are of institutional arbitrations as well.
DR. RICHA PATHAK PUROHIT
Dr. Richa Pathak Purohit is a Master of Law graduate from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences and has also completed an Executive Program from IIM Ahmedabad. Dr. Purohit specializes in insolvency law, arbitration, debt restructuring, financing transactions, recovery & exit mechanisms, structuring, and real estate financing.
She has been a recipient of various prestigious awards like ‘Doctor of Advanced Studies in Finance’ by the Azteca University of Mexico, the Chief Justice M.C. Chagla Memorial Trust – Gold medal in the year 2012 for securing a top position in the University of Bombay or the Leading Lawyer of 2022 by the World Intellectual Property Organization.
She has attended various lecture sessions as a guest speaker and has created various publications. Prior to joining Larsen and Toubro Limited as a Corporate Legal Counsel, she served as a Group VP-legal with Avigna before which she served as a corporate lawyer with L&T Financial Services and was also associated with the M/s. Wadia Ghandy & Co., Khaitan & Co., Global Loan Agency Service, London, and Institute of Economic Affairs Westminster, London. She is a member of The Royal Institute of International Affairs-Chatham House, London Court of International Arbitration, and Brookings Institute, U.S.
DUVVA PAVAN KUMAR
Pavan began his career as an associate at the Mumbai office of Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co., before starting DS Associates in 2005. In 2010, Pavan merged DS Associates with Trilegal to lead Trilegal’s Hyderabad office as a Partner. After a 7-year stint with Trilegal, Pavan moved to independent practice and started The Law Chambers in 2018. Pavan has worked with several Indian corporates and promoters in their transactions covering a broad spectrum of issues ranging from corporate compliances, inbound and outbound transactions (both strategic and financial), mergers and joint ventures to private equity and debt funding across various sectors such as Health Care, IT, Media & Entertainment, Pharma, etc. Pavan has also advised on a variety of complex corporate commercial disputes, shareholder disputes, mergers, demergers and amalgamations of companies and regularly advising clients on dispute resolution strategies. Pavan regularly represents before NCLT, NCLAT, SC and High Courts across the country in commercial disputes as well as contentious cases before Central Bureau of Investigations, the Enforcement Directorate and Tribunals.
Eysha Marysha is a young lawyer from India. She has offices in Delhi and Chandigarh. Eysha graduated in law and got enrolled in the Bar at New Delhi in 2018. She is currently an LLM in International Commercial and Corporate Law from King’s College London and practising as a lawyer.
Eysha has a dynamic practice ranging from litigation to corporate advisory and consultancy. Her practice focuses on servicing high-value corporate and individual clients in effective dispute avoidance and resolution across various subjects such as Intellectual Property Law, Commercial and Corporate Law, Civil Law, Company Law, Arbitration, and Compliance.
Eysha is also empanelled with the Delhi State Legal Services Authority wherein she acts and appears for clients who can otherwise not afford legal counsel. She regularly appears for her clients before the Supreme Court of India, various High Courts including the Delhi High Court, and in arbitrations and tribunals across the country.
DR. GOPALAKRISHNAN BALAKRISHNA
A dynamic and result oriented legal professional with over 4 decades of experience in legal areas encompassing Banking, Corporate, Capital Market and Business Laws, Cross Border Transaction and Procedures, Human Resource Issues and Employee Grievance Redressal, Litigation and International Arbitration and Mutual Fund Documentation and litigation, Dr. B Gopalakrishnan has been the former founding partner of SK Singhi and Co LLP, Mumbai Office and Partner of SNG & Partners, Mumbai.
Apart from this, he is known and admired speaker in many of the National and International Conferences on various subjects as also a Guest Lecturer and a Visiting Faculty for many institutions on Banking Laws, Mergers and Acquisitions, Tax laws in India and more.
Dr B Gopalakrishnan has an immense understanding of matters related to Corporate Law, Banking Finance Documentation, Structured Finance, Mergers and Takeovers, Capital Markets, Capital Raising, GDRs / Cross Border Acquisition, setting up of Foreign Branches, financing companies for foreign acquisition, Private Banking, Taxation Laws, Banking Laws, MSME Laws, Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), E-commerce Transactions, Suit Filings and Litigation, Civil and Criminal Laws, Recoveries of Debts including SARFAESI related issues, IBC. He is also proficient in drafting legal documents and appearing before Courts and Tribunals. Practical and business focused approach to achieve organizational goals coupled with strong interpersonal skills.
Fida Husain is a seasoned maritime lawyer and has been the Head of Legal of Qatar Navigation QPSC (Milaha) since 2014. Prior to this role, he was in Singapore and has been part of the shipping industry ever since. He is a critical member of the leadership team of Milaha and has been instrumental in guiding Milaha through various complex projects in both shipping as well as in offshore oil & gas sectors.
As a mark of recognition, in 2021, Fida was listed as a top 20 under 40 shipping professional in the Middle East, North Africa and Indian subcontinent region by Seatrade Maritime.
Foram Gala, the Co-Founder of F & S LAW CHAMBERS, is a first generation lawyer & has graduated with a B.L.S; LL.B from India’s oldest & most prestigious law school – The Government Law College.
Her domain of practice covers a large spectrum from – personal & family laws, that include handling cases of divorce, custody, domestic violence, maintenance and guardianship.
She has amassed expertise in drafting before various authorities through regular advisory on civil suits, writ petitions, legal notices, private criminal complaints, criminal revision applications etc. and appears before the High Courts along with trial courts viz., sessions courts, district courts, Family Courts, Debt recovery Tribunal, National Company Law Tribunal, Real Estate Regulation Authority, and other competent authorities.
She has successfully completed her training in mediation with the ADR-ODR International, U.K & is a Civil-Commercial Mediator accredited with the Singapore International Mediation Institute..
Besides her professional practice, Foram is a contributor to various social causes & is empanelled as an advocate on “Nyaya Bandhu”, an initiative by The Government of India providing pro bono legal assistance to the marginalized & under privileged.
Senior Legal Counsel for Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan operations as well as the legal business partner to a global marketing organisation within GSK, Frederick Tay has an oversight over the legal issues arising in Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan. He also provides legal advice to data driven activities run from the global hub. Apart from this, Frederick also co-heads the global digital roundtable for lawyers and runs the digital and privacy community of practice which is tasked to upskilling the lawyers’ capabilities.
Faryal Khaleel is a lawyer holding an LLB (Hons.) degree from University of London, having over 14 years of work experience as an in-house legal counsel/advisor for multinational/local private & public sector banks in Pakistan. He specialises in consumer/corporate/digital banking products, financing & security documentation, commercial contract negotiation, Company law, Labour, matters pertaining to Law Enforcement Agencies, Corporate Governance; Acquisition/Merger of companies/product portfolios.
Faryal has been awarded by the World Bank Group for his contribution to ‘Doing Business 2021’ under the current legal framework of Pakistan.
He is currently an advocate at the high court, and also the Member of Karachi (Pakistan) Bar Association and Member of Sindh (Pakistan) Bar Council.
Harish Adwant is a dynamic legal professional with a focused practice in commercial litigation and arbitration. He is currently associated with the chambers of a reputed counsel in Mumbai.
Harish pursued his LLM in Commercial Law from University of Edinburgh (UK), after completing his primary law degree from ILS Law College, Pune. He holds diplomas in Advanced Entrepreneurship Management and Corporate Laws (GNLU, Gujarat) and International Business Laws (Symbiosis International University, Pune). Harish has authored and presented research papers on IP laws, commercial arbitration and pressing socio-legal issues.
As a fourth-generation advocate enrolled with the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa, Harish regularly practices before various legal fora, including Bombay High Court, Debts Recovery Tribunals, National Company Law Tribunals and Trademark Registry. He has handled high-profile litigations touching upon diverse areas including commercial law, succession law, tax and banking jurisprudence. He has also worked on complex arbitrations involving real estate disputes, commercial contracts, government tenders and infrastructure-related agreements.
Harish is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London and has been associated with the International Council of Commercial Arbitration, YSIAC Group, AIAC Young Practitioners’ Group and Mumbai Centre for International Arbitration.
Hila Eyal has over 15 years of vast legal experience in long-term aerospace projects; water supply tenders and projects and mobile telecommunication projects.
For the last 4 years Hila has been part of Hot Mobile Telecommunication Company. Her role includes legal support in tender processes, advice on regulatory issues and various procurements and legal arrangements with vendors of devices, spare parts and services such as cloud services.
Prior to starting her legal expertise, Hila engaged, over 15 years as a Senior Economist, Finance Manager and member of Boards at the Ministry of finance; Amdocs Billing Company and Egged Public Transportation Company. This gives Hila an edge over many other lawyers, understanding business and financial concerns and requirements, which needs to be reflected accurately in the agreements and negotiations she takes part in.
Qualified legal professional with more than 10 years’ experience, Jatin Sharma is an Advocate, Author, Arbitrator and a Human Being who has contributed to the welfare of society and whose hard work has been recognized and honored by International and National Awards. Jatin pursued his bachelor’s of law from CCS University, meerut, and even has a diploma in law of corporate mergers and acquisitions from the asian school of law.
Jatin is the author of the bestselling law book titled “Denial of Maintenance to Wife” published at the platform of LRC Publications, New Delhi. He has also Presented papers and lectures on “Labour Laws and Combat Bonded Labour in India” in a Workshop conducted by National Law University, Odisha.
Jatin has been Accoladed with highly prestigious Award in Indian Society titled as “Indian Achievers Award 2022” for tireless and prominent contribution to society and welfare of general public through legal practice. he is also the recipient of the “Icons of Asia 2022” for assiduous contribution in legal field. He is also an esteemed member of the Bar Council of Delhi, the Bar Association of Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, the Bar Association of the High Court of Delhi, Bar Association of Delhi Tax Bar and more.
GOPALAN SURYA N
A Practising advocate in Madras High Court and Supreme Court for nearly 30 years, Gopalan Surya Narayanan is the Founder/Senior Partner "GSJ Legal". His expertise lies in Civil/Commercial litigation, Arbitration, taxation, Constitutional Law, intellectual property Law, including Commercial documentation, real estate documentation, banking, finance and is advisor to Several Corporates and Banks. He completed his training as Mediator by the Supreme Court of India and Civil/Commercial Mediation and Master Class by ADR ODR International and Member of SIMI. Gopalan Surya Narayanan has also published a book titled "Tamil Nadu Court Fees and Suits Valuation Act".
Dr. Jayesh Gaurav is a practising advocate of the Supreme Court of India. He has a dynamic career with rare combination of educational background of law & software engineering, management and Doctorate in Cyber Law. In a short span of legal practice, he made a mark in the profession and attracted attention of several public sector, private companies, organisations, educational institutions and general litigants for representing them before the Supreme Court and various High Courts, Tribunals etc. To his credit there are approaching 300 reported landmark cases conducted by him. He has been standing counsel of Pollution Control Board, Electricity Board, State Government, Government Undertakings, Railways, University and Various colleges and appeared for various private litigation. He has been resource person of National Judicial Academy, State Judicial Academy imparting training to judges, advocates and law students of the university. He also appeared in Arbitration cases across the country. He has now completed 16 years of glorious law practice and earned fame as a notable, honest and sincere lawyer.
Daniel is an engineer-turned-lawyer in the Singapore office of Baker McKenzie, one of the world’s largest law firms and named the world’s leading law firm brand for the past 12 years.
Daniel specializes in dispute resolution, project advisory and contract drafting services for international construction, infrastructure, engineering and energy projects all around the world – including Singapore, India, China, Korea, Indonesia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Dominican Republic, the Maldives, Bahrain, Vietnam, Taiwan, Myanmar, as well as offshore projects such as Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) units and offshore oil and gas platforms.
On the dispute resolution front, Daniel has appeared in international and domestic arbitrations administered by various arbitral institutions (e.g., the International Chamber of Commerce, the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, the International Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution etc). Daniel has also appeared in all levels of the Singapore courts (namely, the State Courts, the High Court and the Court of Appeal) with corresponding success.
In relation to project advisory, Daniel regularly advises his clients on their projects in relation to the entire spectrum of issues such as claims for outstanding payment, omissions, variations, delay and/or disruption, suspension, acceleration, inspection and quality assurance, defects, insurance, indemnity and termination.
Jomol is a 2014 law graduate from National law Institute University, Bhopal and is qualified to practice law in India.
Having started as a full time Disputes lawyer, Jomol Joy is now transitioning into a transactional law specialist with expertise in mergers, private equity, venture capital investments and general corporate advisories.
Her practice areas include Cross-Border Mergers & Acquisition, Corporate Financings, Private Equity Transactions, Securities & Commercial Litigation, Dispute Resolution, and more.
Jomol’s deals experience cuts across sectors to include information technology, manufacturing, automotive, food and beverage, agriculture and agri-tech and e-commerce. She regularly advises and counsels the senior management on corporate governance, policies and strategy initiatives.
As a commercial disputes lawyer, she has represented multinational corporations, educational trusts, societies, government companies and individuals across diverse forums including the Supreme Court of India, High Courts at Delhi and Bangalore, National Company Law Tribunals and Debt Recovery Tribunal on complex disputes Shepertaining to commercial contracts, shareholders’ agreements, company affairs, IPR and more.
She has also handled issues and investigations under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, 1977, UK Bribery Act 2010 including comprehensive forensic investigations and review of work-processes to advice clients on risk mitigation strategies, safeguards under law and implementation of a comprehensive ethics framework.
Her experience in criminal law practice involves handling defence in blue collar criminal matters including sexual harassment and homicide.
Jaydeepsinh Zala is a legal professional with more than 15 years of experience in the areas of Real Estate and Corporate Laws. He has been associated with Kamendu Joshi & Associates as Senior Associate Partner for over 8 years and is currently based out of Ahmedabad.
Mr. Zala has gained significant industry expertise across diverse sectors such as Real estate, manufacturing, logistics, media, pharmaceuticals, financial services, shipping, technology, and engineering, infrastructure, and health.
Presently, he is catering through Kamendu Joshi & Associates to Listed / Unlisted enterprises, mid-sized firms, and Start-Ups. He advises his clients across a whole gamut of transactions essential for the functioning of any organization in the economic-legal environment. Mr. Zala has also recently advised many Manufacturing, FMCG, and Food processing companies - global and Indian listed entities- to run and manage their existing contracts, create templates for new business verticals, and structure transactions with clients and vendors. He has also been instrumental and continues to develop retail expansion strategies for his clients in the healthcare and apparels sectors, along with End-to-end documentation and diligence support on a pan-India basis.
Having over 20 years of extensive experience in Mergers & Acquisitions, General Corporate Commercial, Infrastructure, Structured Finance, ECB, FDI, Jyoti Maheshwari’s experience ranges from inbound and outbound investments along with dealing with regulatory authorities to advising a huge number of corporates on their acquisitions. Currently, she is the Senior Vice President, Head Legal, Hitachi Payment Services Private Limited, where she heads the corporate legal department of the organization.
Jyoti has been a part of various law firms like Khaitan & Co., Hemant Sahai Associates and others before starting on her own.
She has been the recipient of the Star Women Lawyer of the Year – 2022 by Legal Era and has also been ranked as a Notable Practitioner 2020 by ILFR 1000.
KALPANA DIGAMBER SANAP
A lawyer effectively handling versatile positions as that of a Partner at Vidhikarya LLP (a Pan India serving law firm), Kalpana Digambar is a Webster University certified International Business law practitioner, a General Secretary of Women's Division, India Chapter and Distinguished Member at senior advocate Adish Aggarwala's International Council of Jurists, London.
Her passion to spread awareness of law and implement it to the fullest is born from day to day life experiences which drives her research for legal solutions to exceptional quality. Adv. Kalpana is a trial lawyer advocating for almost every possible category of human development in perspects individually, socially and through businesses.
KAPIL S JOSHI
Kapil S. Joshi holds experience of working as a legal counsel for 10 years with a diverse work experience in top-tier law firms and Big4 in the past. He has rich work experience in advisory and litigation in indirect tax and also regularly advises clients on investment, transaction structuring, drafting, and negotiations. Mr. Joshi has also appeared before different quasi-judicial bodies and Tribunals.
After his joining as Heads-Operations at The LegalBook and TanRaa Legal, Mr. Joshi has moved from his professional legal career to a Firm Management role. Holding a strong business sense and commitment, he is recognized for providing remarkable legal support and guidance for the conducting of businesses of all volumes.
Dr. Josephine Bhavani Rajendra is the Head of Legal, Regulatory & Compliance at Ambani Consultancy & Trading. Her diverse experience in practice includes a broad range of civil, criminal, commercial, maritime, restructuring, and mergers & acquisitions matters. She possesses extensive experience in corporate governance, compliance, law department management and securities regulations.
Currently, her key responsibilities include developing risk mitigation strategies, providing proactive, in-depth legal business-focused advice, and implementing initiatives to set and reinforce a culture of integrity, quality, and ethical behaviour. She is acknowledged by peers, subordinates, and senior leadership for her tenacity and the ability to gracefully manage the dynamics of a rapidly transforming environment. Josephine holds a Doctorate degree in Law specializing in the field of Artificial Intelligence and the legal profession, and has been the recipient of several awards for her research, including the “Best Paper Award” and “Best Research Award.”
Kartik is a financial/legal expert with nearly two decades of transnational experience, having worked in Asia, Europe and the Americas. As a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), an internationally trained lawyer and an accountant (Fellow), Kartik has deep understanding of business operations, regulatory requirements, and the applicable legislative framework during a business’ life cycle.
Kartik has extensive experience in the areas of dispute advisory and litigation support. He has conducted several transnational investigations, across numerous international jurisdictions including SE Asia, Africa, Americas and the Caribbean. Kartik is a published author and has spoken at various fora on topics such as quantification of damages in disputes, fraud, corruption and business valuations.
His industry experience is diverse, cutting across industries and sectors. He has worked on engagements spanning through various sectors such as oil & gas, infrastructure, real estate & construction, financial services, and industrial & consumer products.
KIAT SENG LEE
Lee Kiat Seng is an experienced compliance & legal professional with a breadth and depth of experience in helping companies and clients navigate the challenging business environment of the Asia Pacific region and beyond. He has spent the past 6 years helping South East Asia tech unicorns in quick succession to establish and scale up the governance, risk and compliance functions.
Before this, he was the Senior Compliance Officer, Asia, in Fujitsu. having charge of Fujitsu's operations in Asia, including China. Prior to taking up the in-house roles, Kiat was a partner of Baker & McKenzie, based in Singapore. He was a member of the Firm's Asia Pacific Restructuring & Insolvency Steering Committee, the Asia Pacific Compliance Task Force as well as the Asia Pacific Dispute Resolution Steering Committee. Kiat Seng has advised and represented clients in Singapore, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, South Korea, USA, UK, Italy, Japan, the Peoples' Republic of China, the Republic of China, Laos, India, Germany, Vietnam and other countries in the region.
He is extensively published in both criminal law and insurance/reinsurance law.
Leena manages a wide range of Indian and International Trade Mark portfolios and she has extensive experience in handling all aspects of contentious and non-contentious IP matters. She has experience in prosecution of Indian and foreign trade marks, clearance searches, multi-jurisdictional recordal projects, transactional matters, enforcement actions, domain name disputes, infringement suits in various courts in India, arbitration. Leena regularly appears before the Trade Marks Offices in India and has briefed counsels in various IP infringement suits, damage suits and arbitration matters.
Leena’s practice incorporates clients from a broad range of industries including consumer electronics, technology, automobiles, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, aquaculture, fashion, FMCG, to name a few.
In addition, Leena also has experience in counselling and assisting clients on general corporate law matters, employment matters, commercial contracts, real estate agreements, compliances under local laws and RBI.
KARAN PHALGUN GANDHI
Karan Phalgun Gandhi is the founder and Promoter of Karan Gandhi & Associates, a Law Firm specializing in ensuring justice to clients in respect of all contentious and non-contentious matters. He is a newly-joined Member of the Bar Association of Bombay.
He holds extensive experience practicing in the field of Civil Litigation and Arbitration along with various non-contentious matters in the field of Conveyance and other ancillary matters relating to Property. He has been associated with various non-governmental organizations and other social platforms as a legal advisor.
Mr. Gandhi holds an LLB Degree from the University of Bombay in 2019 and a Master’s Degree from Queen Mary University, London in 2020. His areas of specialization are in Commercial and Corporate Law and he is currently pursuing Solicitors (SQE) from England and Wales.
LION AMIRR VIRANI
Lion Amirr Virani is a LegalTech Evangelist with 10+ years’ experience in legal technology & training solutions: consulting/licensing. He empowers law firms, enterprise legal departments, Startups, SMEs, Corporates to tap into these solutions in order to: Increase billable hours, Grow revenues and profits, Implement Artificial Intelligence, Minimise human error, Make Office Paperless. He helps them find the right software to achieve these goals in the fastest time and minimum cost possible.
Savithri Sravanthi is the Founder & Managing Partner of IUSTUS Legal LLP, which is a boutique law firm in Hyderabad. She is a seasoned Corporate Lawyer with over two decades of diverse experience in advising renowned domestic & multinational clients in large complex transactions.
Sravanthi has worked with clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups including IT & ITES, Real-Estate, and Aviation, by advising on commercial, corporate, and real estate transactions, employment matters, M&A, and providing legal diligence and compliance audits with sector-specific advisory. She is skilled in strategizing transactions and aligning business requirements in the legal framework.
Also, she earned Gold Medals in both her Master’s Degree in Corporate Law and her Bachelor’s Degree. Besides these, she holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Cyber Laws and IPR from the University of Hyderabad along with an Executive Certificate in Prevention of Sexual Harassment Law from NUJS Kolkata. She co-authored a book on Consumer Protection Law and is engaged with an NGO called MV Foundation that works on Child Rights at the grass-root level.
With over 15 years of experience in the legal sector, Manmeet Kaur is currently the Principal Associate at Karanjawala & Company. She holds a Master’s Degree in Intellectual Property Law and presides as an Independent Arbitrator. Her main areas of specialization are contentious work in Corporate commercial litigation, Alternate dispute resolution and Real estate. She dealt with various complex matters pertaining to diverse sectors such as Company, Copyright, Trademark, DRT, National Highways and Insurance. She has extensive experience in Arbitration, Civil & Commercial matters, Company matters and Debt Recovery, BIFR and IBC.
With all of this, she is also a member of the Breast Cancer Patient Benefit Foundation and she volunteers for them as a Legal Advisor. Manmeet Kaur is also the Director of FICL, a national forum for the exchange of information, and knowledge within the India Corporate Legal Community. It contributes to the growth and progress of the wider corporate legal fraternity.
Manmeet Kaur has been recognized amongst “Top Individual Lawyers: Above 10 Years of Experience” by Forbes Legal Powerlist 2021 and has also been recognized amongst ‘India’s Future Legal Leaders – 50 young and dynamic lawyers’ by India Business Law Journal in 2021.
Legaleye, the Law Firm operates in the states of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh, India. legaleye has been in existence for the last more than 20 years under the able guidance and supervision of Mr. P.S. Khurana.
The firm has been providing services in the fields of Civil, Criminal, Service, Arbitration, Mediation and Conciliation, Medico-Legal, Banking & Financial Institution, and other varied fields of law.
The Firm is strictly operating its functionality by treating and considering the interest of its clients paramount and never compromises on any issue and their quality of services. Leaders at legaleye have an expertise in handling the cases at all levels of the hierarchy of Courts with specified working at High Court of Punjab and Haryana, and Supreme Court of India. They have excelled and contributed both at professional and academic level.
LEXICON LAW PARTNERS
Lexicon Law Partners is amongst India’s contemporary law-firms with a modern setup and infrastructure. The Firm is currently based at a prominent location in Mumbai and provides pan-India and global legal advice and legal services. The Firm was founded with a purpose of providing streamlined holistic legal advise and comprehensive solutions. Their client profile includes Real Estate Funds, Financial Institutions, Non- Banking Financial Institutions, Housing Societies, High Net Worth Individuals (HNIs), Developers, etc.
Advocates and solicitors at Lexicon Law Partners have a formidable experience and expertise in Real Estate Transactions, Commercial Contracts, Banking, IBC, Commercial Litigation, Dispute Resolution, Trusts, Wills, Wealth Management and Media and Entertainment. To fully assist clients on assignments in various parts of India, they work with locally based correspondent lawyers/consultants. A research and strategy driven firm, Lexicon Law Partners provides prudent advice on legal and regulatory issues, in an integrated manner, with the objective of assisting clients to achieve their business objectives.
MANISHA AGRAWAL NARAIN
Practicing before the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India and Hon’ble Delhi High Court since May 24, 2006, Manisha Agrawal Narain’s work areas include constitutional and arbitration issues. She regularly appears before the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India and Hon’ble Delhi High Court in matters related to SLPs, Writ Petitions, OMPs, RSAs, RFAs, CMM Petitions, and Suits.
Manisha is also efficient in drafting counter affidavits, RFAs. RSAs, Civil Miscellaneous Petitions, Interim Applications, Replies, Writs, Suits, Written Statements, Opinions and other such drafts.
She has assisted the National Commission for Women in preparing road maps for amendment in laws relating to crimes against women, and also written articles on social issues including gender discourses, which have been published in Times of India and in various news magazines.
Mehnaz Zulfikar has over 9 Years of In-house and private practice experience across the Middle East, India, USA, and the UK. She has demonstrated an exhaustive understanding of compliance and corporate commercial legal issues across various sectors by managing key and high-value commercial negotiations, cross-border litigations, labor disputes, the establishment of entities and corporate restructuring projects with high-value mergers & acquisitions.
Presently, she is working as a Group Legal Manager at one of the most renowned Manufacturing & Trading Groups - Hira Industries. Her other core specialties are Contract Law, Legal Compliance, Dispute Resolution, and Intellectual Property.
Mehnaz holds an LLM degree in Commercial & Corporate Law from Queen Mary University, London. She has been recognized as a leading practitioner and has been an awardee of the Women in Law Awards 2020.
MD. IMAM HOSSAIN
Md. Imam Hossain is Head of Chamber of Investment & Development, Consultancy/Litigation/Arbitration (IDCLA) and specializes in International Commercial Arbitration, International Investment and Development Law and Public International Law. He is the Vice-President of Dhaka International Arbitration Centre (DIAC). Before developing the firm, he was an Assistant Attorney General of Bangladesh.
Mr. Hossain published “The Impact of OBOR Initiative in the Asia Pacific Region”, Hors Serie Volume XXV, 2019, Modernization of National Commercial Laws and the Role of International Legal Harmonization and "Pursuing Sustainable Economic Development through "Right to Development," Chevening Journal Volume 1 2012, Bangladesh.
Mohini priya is an Advocate on Record at the Supreme Court of India and a Trained Mediator certified by the Mediation and Conciliation Projects Committee. She has been an independent practitioner since beginning and has done prominent work in the field of constitutional laws, medico legal, service laws, media laws, NDPS Act, and intellectual property. Some of her recent work includes challenging the discriminatory and restrictive regime brought about by Surrogacy (Regulation) Act, 2021 and ART Act 2021, before the Supreme Court; Challenging some arbitrary and onerous requirements imposed by States for a kidney transplant under the Transplantation of Human Organs Act, 1994; Challenging the dilution of the Juvenile Justice Act, amongst others .
Mohini is a firm believer that law is a truly noble profession and an impactful lawyer is one who strives to bring about a social change, and my work profile is wholly a reflection of that philosophy. She has done substantial work in laws relating to juvenile justice through her active association with leading NGOs like “Prayas. she is a policy advisor at India Child Protection Forum, headed by Nobel laureate Mr. Kailash Satyarthi wherein she had the opportunity of analyzing some important Bills like the Prohibition of Child Marriage (Amendment) Bill, 2021, Juvenile Justice Amendment Bill, 2021, amongst others.
Mohini has even authored several published articles on topics of legal and social relevance like Surrogacy laws, Fashion laws, Environmental law, SC/SCT Act, Marital Rape, Juvenile justice laws, etc. Featured in legal interviews by “The Daily Lawyer'', “Super Lawyer”, “Desikanoon'' and television debates to raise social awareness.
Nama has over 24 years of experience as a corporate lawyer and possesses in-depth experience across legal and compliance functions.
She is the Knowledge Partner - Legal, with The People Network, a human capital advisory firm and is responsible for mandates of legal positions. She has been a recipient of multiple management awards at GE and is known for her commitment to integrity and ethics.
Before her segue into legal consultancy, she worked at GE Plastics and Goldman Sachs in senior positions of VP/ General Counsel and was part of their core management.
Nama gained experience with law firms - and was a Salaried Partner with Dua Associates where, amongst other achievements, she set up the firm’s corporate practice in Pune. She has worked as ‘Lawyer & Business Development Head’ with CAMP (a private mediation organization) and gained experience in the use of private mediation as an alternative dispute resolution tool.
She has held advisory roles with Bangalore Birth Network, Sanshil Foundation (NGOs based in Bangalore & Gurgaon respectively) and BluTech Talent Plus LLP.
Mr. Narayan Kedia is currently a Vice-President Legal at Indiabulls Group with experience of over 13 years in the field of securities and investment laws. He is also a co-founder of a couple of start-ups namely, Lex Familia India (Legal education platform) and Bizzsetu (B2B transaction platform). He has a prior experience of working at prestigious firms like Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co., J. Sagar Associates and BMR Legal; and has advised listed or to be listed conglomerates on various transactions, comprising initial public offerings, qualified institutions placements, rights issues, and public and private placement of debt; and debt restructurings, takeovers, private equity transactions, public mergers and acquisitions, amongst others.
Indiabulls Housing Finance Limited is one of the leading listed housing finance companies primarily offering housing loans and loans against property to a client base of salaried and self employed individuals and MSMEs and corporates. Lex Familia India is an educational initiative focused on providing practical training and mentorship to students pursuing law.
NILANJANA CHAUHAN KHANNA
Nilanjana is a versatile and thorough professional Mumbai-based lawyer, she is also qualified as a Solicitor in the jurisdiction of England and Wales. She has an experience of over 15 years covering several fields of law including, media and intellectual property, contract and property laws, and other corporate and commercial matters. She is highly skilled in drafting, reviewing, and negotiating contracts and is renowned for her ability to efficiently solve and skillfully handle complex disputes across various industries.
She has also provided in-house legal support to Star India Group across commercial contracts and matters pertaining to compliance and regulations. She is now a partner at Deven Dwarkadas & Partners and also works independently as an advisor to a range of clients.
Noshir Kumana is a Solicitor holding an experience in the Legal Industry for forty years in dealing with cases of Civil, Real Estate, Banking, and Finance laws. He holds an experience of 12 years as a Sole Arbitrator and as a member of Arbitral Tribunals with retired Judges of various High Courts and the Supreme Court of India to deal with matters in Insurance, Finance, Real Estate, and Commercial Disputes.
Mr. Kumana has also led litigations in Civil, Cooperative Law, Rent Act, Commercial Disputes, and Testamentary Suits in various High Courts and the Supreme Court of India. His areas of expertise lie in Arbitration and Legal Opinion Drafting. He is a member and a panelled arbitrator of the London Court of International Arbitration for Asia and the Pacific.
ONKAR M GUJAR
Having completed law from ILS Law College, Pune in the year 2005, Onkar m Gujar moved to Mumbai in the year 2006. During his initial years of practice, Onkar garnered great interest in the banking and finance sector. Since 2006 his core area of practice has been banking with a strategic focus on the Recovery Litigation side. Over the years, India has witnessed multiple scams in the banking sector which emanates from the lending side and therefore, the need to stabilise the unorganised sector. Onkar has successfully handled and he currently represents over 37 Banks & NBFCs across PAN India.
PRAGYNA P C RAUT
Pragyna P C Raut is a legal professional who has paved her path in the legal field with owning an experience of over 11 years as an in-house legal counsel for large MNCs, in the Consumer & Electronics, IT/ITES, Finance, and Banking industry. Currently, she is serving as the Head of Legal and Compliance in Samsung R&D, India.
She holds Proficiency in dealing with transaction analysis to render combined business and legal advice to proposed deals, large corporate negotiations and technology-driven initiatives, contract management, data privacy, employment matters, and other issues that require legal or regulatory compliance attention in conjunction with industry-specific areas to enable effective management decisions. Also, she has expertise to support in resolving strategic deals and issues that arise in commercial relationships and is able to manage disputes and inquiries.
She has qualified in the Executive General Management Programme from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore; Labour Law for Managers from the Xavier School of Management (XLRI), Jamshedpur; Master’s Degree in Business law from Symbiosis Law School, Pune, and schooling from St. Joseph's School, Pune.
Pranit Bag is a legal counsel based in West Bengal, India.
Mr. Pranit Bag practices law in its varied dimensions and fields. He was enrolled as a member of the Bar Council of West Bengal on December 6, 2010. Later on, Mr. Bag was called to the Bar of England and Wales as a Barrister from The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn. He holds an LLM Degree from London in International Arbitration. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London, UK, besides that as well he holds another Fellow of the Asian Institute of Alternate Dispute Resolution of Kuala Lumpur (AIADR), Malaysia. Mr. Pranit Bag is also a lifetime member of the Indian Council of Arbitration.
Prashant Ramdas is Currently serving as the Vice President and the Legal Head for Entertainment Network India Limited.
Mr. Prashant Ramdas is a seasoned Media and Entertainment Legal Professional, with owning an experience for over more than 17 years as a Transactional Lawyer in the field of Production, Distribution, Syndication, Content Licensing, and Acquisitions of Television or OTT Content, Movies, FM Radio, and Music. He owns special skills in dealing with Litigation, Domestic and Cross Border Contract Negotiation, Contract Management, and Joint Ventures. He has also worked with some of the top names within the Indian Media Industry like Reliance Digital Entertainment, Balaji Telefilms and Motion Pictures, Star India, and Zee Entertainment Enterprises. Currently, he is leading the Legal Department of Mirchi, which is a leading FM Radio Broadcaster of the Times of India Group for its Operations spanning across India and other parts of the world.
Preeti Chockalingam comes from a background of Corporate International Law and possesses 8+ years of experience in contract drafting, negotiation, review and management, in a mixture of consultant and in-house roles. Preeti pursued a combined graduate program (in Law and Business Administration) from National Law University Jodhpur, India and later obtained a Master’s degree in International Business Law from the University of Sydney, Australia.
She is currently employed with Vantiva Group (previously known as Technicolor Connected Homes) as Senior Legal Counsel. She was previously a part of the in-house legal departments at 3M India and Razorpay (FinTech entity in India).
Premjit Singh is a dual-qualified lawyer with an experience of over 10 years in commercial and corporate law. His specializations are in managing high-value cross-border, commercial negotiations, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring of new market entry strategy and entity structuring across the Asia Pacific region.
He is currently serving as the Chief Legal Officer of a data-driven FinTech Company known as Collectius Group, which is also a leading restructuring partner for financial institutions in Asia that has a presence in Switzerland, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, India, and Vietnam.
He was named amongst the top 10 finalists for the In-House Lawyer of the year category by the Asian Legal Business Law Awards for Southeast Asia and Thomson Reuters in 2020 and 2021.
Mr. Premjit Singh holds a Master of Laws Degree from The University of Malaya, a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the College of Law, Australia, and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Hertfordshire, UK. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Law at the International Islamic University of Malaysia.
PRETAM SINGH NOR & CO
PRETAM SINGH, NOR & CO., was formed as a partnership in March 2014 and has offices in Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru, Johor. The founding partner, Dato' Pretam Singh Darshan Singh is a distinguished and renowned personality in Malaysian legal fraternity is based in Kuala Lumpur whilst Miss Norhaliza Binti Mohd Khalid, is the Resident Partner for Johor Bahru Branch and Miss Amarpreet Kaur Randhawa is the Resident Partner for Kuala Lumpur Branch
‘Pretam Singh, Nor & CO., prides itself as a one-stop legal solution provider, catering to the diverse and sophisticated needs of their valued clients with passion, priority and precision. The firm’s legal practice has assembled an impressive team of seven (9) qualified professional lawyers and forty (40) support staff who each has varied and tested professional expertise in the area of Housing Development and Strata Management, Corporate, Banking, Corporate Finance, Commercial and Litigation and Conveyancing
Their mission is to become the client’s Premier Legal Advisor in providing efficient and prompt service in relation to property and real estate matters.
Prithvish Rajamani is one of the most sought-after family court mediators in India with a success rate well above average in the legal industry. He holds an experience of over 10 years in dealing with 80+ successful settlement agreements and has earned recognition as one of the leading mediators in Bangalore, India consecutively for the last 3 years. He holds a record for the 2nd and 3rd highest settlement and accreditation by the Indian Institute of Arbitration & Mediation, Delhi; Standards & Competencies in Mediation Advocacy, London and the State Bar of California, making him one of the senior-most advocates in India
Mr. Rajamani has also been successful in resolving cases of family disputes from modest claims to complex settlements, negotiating cases of conflict resolution, identifying barriers to negotiation, and opportunities to advance in favor of a client. Also, he has been known for offering participants wider perspectives on dealing with disputes while focusing on comprehensive interests as well.
Rachit Kumar has an experience in the legal industry for a time period of over twelve years in dealing with matters pertaining to disputes and general corporate advisory practice in cases related to constitutional and corporate commercial laws. He has been practising in the areas involving financial technology, contracts, joint ventures, and defending cases on white-collar crimes.
Mr. Kumar also holds experience in preparing and managing all aspects of contentious and non-contentious legal work, starting from advising clients at every level, to advocacy hearings and drafting documents. He also holds a strong business acumen coupled with extensive experience in adversarial matters concerning domestic as well as international companies and investors doing business in India.
He regularly practises at the Supreme Court of India, various High Courts & District Courts of India, the National Company Law Tribunal, the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity, other statutory tribunals, and various ad-hoc & institutional Arbitral Tribunals. Prior to ILA&C Law, he has worked with some of India’s top law firms such as Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas and ALMT Legal.
RAGHWENDRA KUMAR VERMA
Raghwendra Kumar Verma is currently serving at the ISON, as the Group Head for Legal, Compliance, and Corporate Secretary. He holds an experience of over 20 years in Corporate Legal Leadership. His gamut of experience includes areas of cross-border M&A/ Privacy Laws /Cyber Security/Strategy/compliance/ Contract Negotiations /Litigation and Risk Management.
Mr. Verma has delivered business-driven Legal strategy at global, regional, and national levels across several industries. He holds the capability to identify the causes of an issue by providing solutions in areas related to the contract, litigation, human resources, M&A, Board & shareholders, regulator, corporate governance, and compliance. He has represented ISON Group to carry out acquisitions in Egypt, South Africa, UAE, Cyprus, Mauritius, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, Mozambique, and in other parts of Africa.
Also, he holds experience working with Promoters & Boards withholding key achievements in spearheading private equity investment of organizations, setting up businesses in countries of Africa and the Middle East, and building a robust compliance system to minimize the risk of employee-related issues of litigation. He is also quite active in organizing social services and has been instrumental in launching the “Girl Connect” Project in Nigeria and writing on social issues.
Prince Pawaiya is the co-founder of GNP Legal and has been in active litigation practice for the past 17 years. He is an eminent litigation lawyer with his main areas of practice being at a high stake in terms of areas under corporate commercial litigation in the banking and e-commerce sector. He specialises in devising strategies in recovery matters and regularly represents multinational corporations, banks, and NBFCs before different courts and in arbitration proceedings.
Mr. Pawaiya represents some of the world’s most prominent brands in the e-commerce, retail, Banking, Automobile, and Online travel sector before Consumer Commissions throughout India. He also advises on matters relating to corporations on employment, LM regulatory compliances, and general corporate advisory work.
RASHMI DIPEEKA RUDOLF TOPPO
Rashmi Deepika Rudolf Toppo is a qualified lawyer known for dealing with cases on Common Law with an experience of over 10 years. She holds a strong in-house experience working with companies across many jurisdictions.
Ms. Toppo started her career in the advertising industry with Ogilvy & Mather in India. In the past 8-9 years, she has worked in the maritime industry, first with Bernhard Schulte in Singapore and then with MacGregor, where she is currently working on military projects. She has extensive experience in dealing with multi-million maritime projects, including M&As, joint ventures, investments, technology contracts, and compliance matters.
She holds a Master’s Degree in Law with a specialisation in Intellectual Property and Technology Law from the National University of Singapore and has also been called by the Bar Council of India.
RATNAM USHA SARANIYA
Ratnam Usha Saraniya is a qualified Commissioner of Oaths, a Company Secretary from Sri Lanka, and a Notary Public and also a part of the Legal Team at Altura Consultants Pvt. Ltd. dealing with matters on foreign personnel and corporates, Foreign Investment, Corporate Registration, and Documentation, Foreign Adoption, Regulating Export Procedures and compliance, real estate, and immigration.
She holds an LLB Degree from the University of London 2016 and qualified for the examination for Attorney-at-Law. Then she started her apprenticeship at DL&F De Saram after taking oath as an Attorney-at-Law from the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka in September 2018. Also, she worked on a project on Prisoner’s Studies with the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka for 3 months and then worked as a Junior Legal Associate at John Wilson Partners Law firm. Her areas of expertise and operations have spanned corporate law, family law, Foreign Investment, Litigation matters, Immigration Law, Property, and Conveyance at John Wilson Partners.
She also holds experience working with Asia Capital PLC where she was vested with legal operations on Company Secretaries, Corporate Financial Research, Legal Drafting and Compliance, and Stock Brokerage tasks.
RESHMA SHARAD CHITNIS
Reshma Sharad Chitnis is a Solicitor registered with the Bombay Incorporated Law Society and the Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa. She holds a Master’s Degree in Business Law from the University of Bombay.
Also, she holds an experience as an Advocate for 12 years with robust research skills, proactive communication, and excellent strategized planning to achieve favourable outcomes for clients. Being adept in the multilingual drafting of legal contracts and client negotiations she presently passionately pursues civil litigation and arbitration as a Partner of M/s Chitnis Vaithy & Co., Mumbai. She holds strong experience of participating in several Moot Court Competitions and holds Publications titled “Effects of Amalgamation & Reconstruction of Companies in India” and an Article at the Education Times Titled "The Civil War-Expert Eye”.
Rahul jain is a qualified Company Secretary, a certified Trademark Agent from IP-INDIA and an alumnus of The ISB Hyd. he co-founded RANJ, a multi-disciplined firm offering a range of one-stop solutions in the sphere of Corporate Laws, Intellectual Property Rights, Insolvency Laws, Securities Laws, Forex Regulations.
Rahul has implemented comprehensive compliance management programs for top listed & unlisted public companies by leveraging technology thereby ensuring enhanced IP Protection & Corporate Governance Practices.
As a professional negotiator for commercial contracts, Rahul has been instrumental in forging many cross border business transactions for large companies engaged in pharma, technology and infrastructure sectors.
Rohan Sharma is a dual-qualified Advocate in India and a Solicitor in England and Wales. He owns experience having worked with both Indian and International leading law firms like Clyde & Co in London and Herbert Smith Freehills & Rajah & Tann LLP in Singapore. He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Mr. Sharma’s practices are focused on work related to but are not limited to Civil, Commercial, and Arbitration matters. Apart from litigation he also owns experience in representing clients in institutional and ad-hoc seated arbitrations like SIAC, ICC, LCIA, L.M.A.A and GAFTA Rules.
He is also the Director of the Federation of Indian Corporate Lawyers (FICL), which provides a national platform for knowledge sharing amongst the Indian corporate legal community and promotes professional recognition of corporate lawyers within the legal community in India. Mr. Sharma shares his personal observations on contemporary legal issues relating to Indian Law, tools, and technology to increase productivity through his Blogs.
S.K. SINGHI & CO
S.K. SINGHI & CO., LLP is a Young and passionate Indian law firm, working on the principles of intellect and integrity. They firmly believe that subject matter expertise on the one hand and complete integrity on the other can solve problems and transform realities faster than we can imagine.
S. K. SINGHI, the founder and managing partner, is a graduate from St. Xavier’s College, after which he went to attain a Bachelor of Law (LLB) degree. He commenced his professional career at a prominent Kolkata-based corporate house in 1994
S.K Singhi had been appointed as a Company Secretary; headed the Group’s capital market division, where he was promoted in the organization to address legal matters.
He has handled legal cases of varied complexity, helping catalyze the company’s growth S.K Singhi left the corporate house to launch an independent law firm in 2009 with the vision to emerge amongst the best law firms in India. He possesses more than 25 years of rich corporate, commercial and legal experience.
Saifullah Sheikh is currently affiliated with the Sindh Bar Council of Pakistan as an Advocate. Mr Sheikh is an alumnus of the University of London with a Bachelor’s Degree in Law. Following the successful completion of his degree, he secured a position at Ideal Power Solutions as a Legal Associate.
While working with the directors on a variety of legal contracts, Mr Sheikh trained his juniors through various workshops and seminars. After acquiring his legal specialization, he went to work as the Assistant Manager for K-Electric’s HR Legal Department, where he has been known for his advisory and litigation on labour and employment regulations.
He has led 50+ cases through an out-of-court settlement where he highlighted points for improving HE/HR Policies. His contributions led him to approach the Pakistan Society for Training and Development to participate and speak on the significance of Labour Laws.
RISHI K KAPOOR
Advocate Rishi K Kapoor has been actively involved in the process of resolution of Stressed Assets now for more than 2 decades. Apart from advising clients on the structure of resolution of Stressed Assets, he has also defended and assisted clients before the Supreme Court of India, High Courts, Legal Forums, and Tribunals on the erstwhile BIFR/ AAIFR / Company Law Board and now NCLT / NCLAT and Debt Recovery Tribunal Delhi, Chandigarh, Mumbai.
Apart from advising clients in the process of resolution. Advocate Kapoor has also been actively involved in the process of evaluation of assets for the purpose of the resolution, he has also advised clients on the assignment of debts to the Asset Reconstruction Companies with various stakeholders in investing at the existing Asset Reconstruction Companies. Also, Advocate Kapoor has lent legal advice to several banks, financial institutions, non-banking financial institutions, and asset reconstruction companies like ICICI Bank, IDBI, Kotak Mahindra, IARC, ARCIL, PTC India Financial Services, and GE Money. Also, he has worked and explored the option to trace transactions and resolution through Serious Fraud Investigation Units through the route of the Enforcement Directorate,Government of India.
Mr Samrat Sengupta, Equity Partner, heads and manages the firm’s office at New Delhi. He began his career as an Associate Advocate at the firm’s office in Kolkata. His hardwork and perseverance led to his promotion as an Equity Partner after he took the onus of successfully handling and heading the firm’s office in Delhi.
Over the years, he has been able to set up an Arbitration Team which handles big stake arbitrations across India in the infrastructure and construction sector, power sector, water sector, steel sector, banking sector and many more.
His extensive experience in General Commercial Litigations before different forums like Supreme Court of India, High Courts, DRTetc., has enabled the firm to garner success and create a name among their clients.. He also advises regularly in matters of Electricity laws, Consumer laws, Real Estate laws, Insolvency laws etc. He has also taken initiatives to work in the field of Sports Law and Art Law, a relatively new legal field in the country.
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. he has also worked with M/s Unico Hotels Limited as Vice President (Coordination). 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 practicing 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 practices 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.
Sarosh Bastawala is a Senior Litigator in India, practicing in the Supreme Court of India and in various High Court and Tribunals. He is a specialist in Litigation for Dispute Resolution and Mediation with experience in having Superior Court appearances with local co-counsel.
Mr. Bastawala holds strong exposure in dealing with arbitrations, mergers, and acquisitions, maritime and aviation law, by obtaining orders from Exposure in Arbitrations/Tribunals or National Courts for Conservatory or Interim Measures and including orders and directions in Mareva/Chabra Injunction and Orders in Anton Piller. He has authored a book titled, ‘The Handbook of Telephone Rules’, which is India’s first book on telecommunications infrastructures regulations and laws which includes research on the use of artificial intelligence techniques for the formulation of a computational model for studying the certainty of Judicial Behaviour. He has also authored a Monogram on the Judicial Review of Administrative Action, Laws of Documentary Credits in International Trade. Also, he authored a detailed preface on Modern Cross-Examination techniques of non-jury trials to a reprint of “The Art of Cross Examination” by Francis L. Wellman.
SALVADOR SANTOSH REBELLO
Salvador Santhosh Rebello is an on-record Advocate practising in the Supreme Court of India. He is also a Partner of Salvador Raghav and Co, an Advocates and Solicitor firm that was established in 2018 having its office in South Delhi.
Mr. Rebello is a Formerly, Additional Government Advocate before the Bombay High Court’s Goa Bench, in the Advocate General's Office. Also, he is a Former Standing Counsel for the State of Goa before the Supreme Court of India and also a Panel Lawyer for the Union Government in the Supreme Court of India. Mr. Rebello holds his areas of practice in Civil, Commercial, and Corporate Litigation.
Shailja Chandra holds an experience of more than 5 years in the telecom industry. She has been working on dealing with matters related to the areas of telecommunication law, general corporate law, data privacy law, and technology laws with a focus on everything covered in all ways as how modern devices and methods of communication can impact society.
Her area of focus includes Information Technology Law and its impact on the offering of various services like IoT Devices, SaaS Services, PaaS Services, and Telemedicine. Being a general corporate lawyer, she has been working with Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited for a time of 3 years.
SHARIFAH THAHERAH ALASREE
Sharifah Thaherah Alasree holds a practice experience for 19 years. She was attached to a Multinational Company, Government Link Company, Private Companies, and Public Listed Companies across various industries such as Electric & Electronic, Oil & Gas, Telecommunication, Waste Management, and Development & Construction.
Sharifah Thaherah started her career after being called to the Malaysian Bar as a practicing lawyer to deal with corporate legal matters back in 2003. She has been attached to Petronas as the Group Legal Manager for the last 7 years and has been tasked to attend legal and secretarial matters for the APAC Region, Africa, and the Middle East. She worked at a US-based company named National Instruments as the APAC Director focusing on legal and corporate secretarial matters for sales and manufacturing. Currently, she works with Infobip as the Chief Regional Counsel or the Head of Legal for APAC and India dealing with operations of 18 countries under her focus on legal, regulatory and corporate, and secretarial matters.
She is a graduate with an LLB Degree from the National University of Malaysia and joined the Malaysian Bar as an advocate and solicitor at the High Court of Malaya in 2003.
SHRADDHA SINGH CHAUHAN