ANIRBAN BHATTACHARYA
Partner @ Luthra & Luthra Law Offices
Anirban Bhattacharya is a Partner in Luthra & Luthra Law Offices. Anirban looks after the Dispute Resolution practice and has worked on high profile and sensitive Corporate and Commercial disputes, Litigation and ADR. Anirban also specializes in Criminal Law
, more particularly White Collar Crimes, International crime syndicates, Extradition and Frauds and has advised, strategized and represented Clients before the Special CBI Court, various High Courts and the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India. Anirban regularly advises and represents Clients in commercial, civil and company law disputes. Anirban also advises on property disputes and, trusts and estate planning. Anirban has recently represented four solar power developers before the GERC and the APTEL; and secured a wind for his Clients. Power, Energy, Oil and Gas are areas where Anirban is making a sensational foray. Anirban has the rare distinction in representing high profile Clients in both civil and commercial matters as well as White Collar and Constitutional matters. Anirban regularly appears before the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India and the various Courts of Delhi. Anirban has been appearing as Counsel before various Judicial and quasi – judicial forums including, inter alia, various High Courts, erstwhile Monopoly and Restrictive Trade Practices Commission (MRTPC), Appellate Authority of Industrial Financial Restructuring (AAIFR), the Board of Industrial and Financial Restructuring (BIFR), The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL), Company Law Board (CLB), etc. Anirban has successfully represented clients before the Special C.B.I Courts constituted specially to prosecute offences under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 and other matters before the Trial Courts across India. Anirban is visiting Faculty at ILS Law College, Pune and has also judged various National and International Moot Court competitions.
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EKTA BAHL
Partner @ Samvad Partners
Ekta Bahl has significant experience in corporate and commercial laws, with the specific focus on corporate restructuring, project finance, private equity and Merger & Acquisition. She has substantial industry-specific experience in the areas of information technology, healthcare,
pharma, biotechnology, life sciences, infrastructure (with special emphasis on road and power sectors), private equity, venture capital. Her expertise also includes public-private partnerships, infrastructure projects (with special emphasis on road and power sectors), corporate and commercial laws, and mergers and acquisitions. She has provided legal assistance to various social sector enterprises and start-ups. She is a frequent speaker at various fora with respect to legal issues on several subjects, especially for the start-up ecosystem. She is a Charter member of TiE, Hyderabad, was a Board member for the years 2015 and 2016, and is on the Board for the years 2018 and 2019. She is a mentor to several start-ups, whether at T-Hub, through TiE or other incubators and is a mentor with T-Hub and A-IDEA, which is an incubator, promoted by NAARM. She was awarded the ‘Most Engaging Mentor’ at the TiE Awards held in December 2015. Miss Bahl is a qualified mediator, having completed the 40 hours mediation and negotiation training from i. the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs; and ii. the International Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution. She is impaneled with the National Company Law Tribunal, Hyderabad as a mediator. She has passed the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test (QLTT), which enables lawyers to qualify as solicitors in England and Wales. She was the Co-Chairman of the Corporate Laws and Legal Affairs Committee of the Federation of the Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry for the year 2016-2017.
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RAJESH VELLAKKAT
Partner @ Fox Mandal & Associates
Rajesh is an Indian lawyer with his core areas of practice are Intellectual Property, Technology Laws (including Data privacy and E-Commerce), Investment and Securities law. Mr. Rajesh is an alumnus of National Law School of India University. He had two decades of professional practice and have advised Indian ,
and foreign clients on India investments, M&A, Capital market issues Intellectual Property law, Franchising, Trademark Portfolio Management, Intellectual Property infringement actions, Outsourcing, Data Privacy Laws, Technology contracts, Technology and Intellectual Property transaction advisory, Securities regulations, investments, Litigation and Arbitration. He regularly advise on Private Equity and M&A transactions related to technology companies. He is registered as a “Foreign Lawyer” in the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC). He is interested in how Social Media, Mobility and the Internet are impacting business and society at large and write on the need for laws to ensure governance in an increasing digital world. His articles appear in The Practical Lawyer. Also, his articles have been carried by mainstream national business newspapers such as The Economic Times and Business Standard. Specialties: Intellectual property law, Technology law, Internet contracts, corporate law, merger acquisition, contracts and arbitration.
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SAVITHA KESAV JAGADEESAN
Senior Partner @ Kochhar & Co.
Savitha Kesav Jagadeesan is a Partner in Kochhar & Co. Her practice areas include Corporate Law, Employment Law, Intellectual Property Law and TMT law. eads the Firm’s IP practice group in South India. She is handling various IP portfolios (litigation and prosecution) for clients across a wide
range of industry sectors including FMCG, auto parts, IT, Education, media and entertainment etc. In addition to the traditional IPR issues, Savitha is actively engaged in advising several large foreign and domestic clients on matter relating to infringement of IP rights on the Internet. Savitha has also advised clients on intellectual property licensing, software licensing, marketing and distribution arrangements, franchising arrangements. Savitha has expertise in negotiating and preparing joint ventures, Private Equity Investment documentation, foreign direct investment, technical collaboration, share/asset purchase deals, mergers and acquisition and India Investment Strategies. Savitha has worked on FIDIC related contracts and infrastructure projects. She advises Indian and foreign clients on matter relating to aspects of labour employment laws and regulation including labour dispute issues and termination contracts. This advice also involves conducting human resource audit, preparation of employee policies, terms and conditions, ESOP schemes etc. She has advised on matters involving misconduct and sexual harassment and sits on various such forums. Savitha actively researches and advises companies on issues pertaining to cyber security and data protection. Recently, Savitha has been actively engaging with numerous dynamic start-up ventures and hi-tech companies in India advising them on e-commerce and Internet related transactions, including critical issues relating to co-branding, content licensing, platform agreements and cyber related IPR issues. She has an extensive research background and was awarded the Monash Research Scholarship (Australia) to conduct research in the area of Cyber Crime and Policing. During her stint in Australia she also taught Contract law, Commercial Law and Criminal Law at Monash University and Victoria University. Savitha has authored articles and/or chapters in publications of international repute on cybercrime and cyber security. Savitha sits on the Tamil Nadu Branch Committee of the Indo American Chambers of Commerce (IACC). She is Member of the Congress of Fellows, CILS, Salzburg. Education : Diploma in Cyber crimes and Cyber Forensics – National Law School of India University LLM (Corporate Law)- Annamalai University. BA. LLB (Hons)- National Law School of India University. Admitted to the Bar Council of Maharastra & Goa in 1999.
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AJAR RAB
Partner at Rab & Rab Associates LLP
Mr. Ajar Rab graduated from National Law School of India University, Bangalore and completed his masters dual-degree in law and business from Bucerius Law School and WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management, Germany. He is a Partner at Rab & Rab Associates LLP,
Dehradun and specializes in transactions, merges and acquisitions, commercial litigation and international arbitration. He is currently pursuing his doctorate in international commercial arbitration under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Stefan Kröll from Bucerius. He has previously worked at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas at New Delhi, the Law Commission of India, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, UPCL etc. and is a Policy Consultant for Lexidale, an international policy consulting firm. He is a non-resident expert at Vidhi, Centre for Legal Policy, and an associate with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London. He has published several articles on arbitration in India and is also the author of a book on the Real Estate Act (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 which is under print. Mr. Rab is visiting faculty at National Law School of India University, Bangalore and has judged several moot court competitions including the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, Manfred Lachs Asia Pacific Regional Rounds, the William C. Vis International Commercial Moot, and NLSITAM.
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ADV. YUVRAJ P. NARVANKAR
Managing Partner @ Narvankar Legal Chambers
Mr. Yuvraj is practicing on the original and appellate side of the Bombay High Court. He is Gold Medalist in LLB with the award of Highest Marks in Laws of Contract. Pursued the Master's course, LLM in Business and Financial laws from Mumbai University and
have secured Special Certificate of Merit. Also secured All India 1st rank in the course of Cyber Laws from Asian School of Cyber Laws. Prior to joining NARVANKAR LEGAL CHAMBERS he worked in a renowned Solicitors firm in Mumbai representing India's top corporate houses in courts as well as in arbitrations and was associated with the Addnl. Solicitor General of India in several landmark cases. He has participated as the lead Counsel in several constitutional, property, service and company matters and PILs, the recent one being the Kolhapur Toll matter. Invited as a keynote speaker in several seminars arranged by Bar Councils across Maharashtra, Rotary Clubs, NGOs and Government and Police Establishments. He has also immensely contributed to the reputed publications such as Legal Era and Journal of Tax Consultants and RingCentral (USA). He has also immensely contributed to the reputed publications such as Legal Era and Journal of Tax Consultants and RingCentral (USA).
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CA MANOJ AGRAWAL
SENIOR MANAGER FINANCE @ DABUR INTERNATIONAL LTD.
Manoj Agarwal is Chartered Accountant and Qualified Tax Advisor from UK with over 15 years of extensive experience in Direct & Indirect Taxation, Value Added Tax (VAT), formulating Tax Planning Strategies, maximizing Tax Savings opportunities, driving Transfer Pricing compliances, Business Restructuring, Mitigation of PE risk and setting up New Projects.
Along with core qualification of Chartered Accountant (CA) from ICAI, India, he posses the membership of The Institute of Financial Accountants (AFA), UK, The Institute of Public Accountants (MIPA) Australia, The Federation of Tax Advisors (AFTA), UK and Association of International Accountants (AAIA), UK. Currently he is working with Dabur International Limited, one of the top FMCG Company in Dubai. Taxation being his core interest he had worked with companies around Tax, VAT and Indirect Tax matters notably with regards to Planning, Strategies and Compliance matters. Detailed working profile attached separately. His motive is to create awareness on the taxation matters of the UAE. As a contribution towards the sustainable growth of the UAE and “The Year of Giving” he have developed a user friendly website www.uaetaxation.com FaceBook Page @UAETaxation & VAT and LinkedIn page/ group @UAETaxation. He is writer, thinker and prominent speaker on Indirect Taxes specifically on VAT. He has participated in various workshops and trainings on VAT in the UAE. Also he is advising the businesses on the easy implementation and compliance of the UAE VAT. He is confident to make complex tax matters as simple as possible and easy to understand. To spread the awareness on the UAE Tax Laws, Agarwal, actively writing blogs, write ups and eBooks on the UAEA VAT Laws, Tax Procedures, Regulations and Fee & Fines etc. He has published number of presentations and ebooks which is available through his slide share account https://www.slideshare.net/bharatpurca. Also he is regularly writing blogs and posts on important aspects of the UAE VAT. Mr. Manoj believes that to achieve goals, learning, leading and yearning are important requisites.
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MANISHA CHAUDHARY
Managing Partner of UKCA and Partners
Manisha is a Master of Laws graduate from the prestigious Ivy League Cornell University Law School, United States. She read law at the prominent Amity Law School and also holds a certificate in Corporate Law and Governance from the renowned London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom.
She is the Managing Partner at UKCA and Partners, and brings to the firm an extensive view of Corporate Laws from the biggest players around the world. She has the experience of working with some of the top lawyers and law firms of the country prior to joining UKCA. While at Cornell, she was under the guidance of the top lawyers and MBA professionals from New York City thus gaining tremendous insight on the corporate and legal culture in America. Her forte lies in the field of Negotiations, Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate and Commercial Law Litigation and Consultancy. She has also been handling matters relating to Capital and Financial Markets Regulations before various authorities and has interest in Anti-Trust (Competition) Law. Manisha Chaudhary is on panel for various government authorities and corporations. Manisha is an avid writer and has many published articles in various legal and corporate magazines. She has also presented varied subjects at seminars held all over India. Manisha also provides pro bono services to social enterprises in order to help them better serve the general public. She is also actively involved in community service. Children rights and women empowerment are two subjects that are very close to her heart.
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JYOTI SHEKHAR
Legal Consultant & Founder Editor of Eyra (www.eyramagazine.com)
An Indian-qualified lawyer with a Masters degree in Commercial laws from Melbourne, Jyoti has experience in Indian and international transactions related to aviation, banking & finance and asset purchase/finance. She is a versatile legal professional .
with a combined experience of working in Indian law firm, corporate in-house profile, international law firm and legal outsourcing industry With a background in commerce and law, Jyoti has worked in many corporate and financial transactions with different organizations. Jyoti has been involved with various kinds of projects and areas of law including general corporate and commercial work; industry specific work (aviation, media, banking & finance, infrastructure including Roads, Power etc.); investments in sports, movies and aircrafts; mortgage finance; asset finance etc. She has managed various acquisitions and asset purchase/finance projects including international transactions. Over the years, Jyoti has gained experience on various aspects of transaction management. Further, Jyoti is an editor and also runs a not-for-profit magazine called Eyra (www.eyramagazine.com), which aims at empowering women in various aspects of their lives.
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Mr. VIKAS SHARMA
President @ H2 Life Foundation
Mr. Vikas is the President of H2 Life Foundation. A curious observer and an inquisitive analyser, Vikas’ willingness to build a public policy and advocacy forum to voice concerns and make recommendations to the highest level of policymaking led to the conceptualization of H2 Life Foundation. Vikas is a result
oriented, highly motivated and resourceful expert who has built a unique and dedicated platform to connect with policymakers, ministers and officials of central and state governments, experts from varied fields, legislators, professionals, and youth to come together and work for positive change. Presently, he is also Editor – Business & Policy at Bharat Khabar, and National Executive Member of the Newspapers Association of India. Besides being a philanthropist, Vikas is a seasoned Corporate Affairs and Government Relations Specialist, holding more than 15 years of progressive experience. He has travelled extensively across India and the Globe and has hands on experience in dealing with local and international issues. He has designed and led several successful CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) initiatives in the field of health, corporate governance, education and telecommunications. Vikas has also played a pivotal role in the implementation and execution of various government projects and schemes. He has a deep understanding of the political wind and systems of the country. He has worked closely with leading policymakers of the country and has worked at the grassroots level in numerous villages. In addition, he has held advisory and consultant positions in several prominent Government of India owned initiatives. He was a Consultant at the National Institute for Smart Government, a not-for-profit company incorporated in 2002 by the Government of India and NASSCOM. He also served as a Consultant at the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP), formulated by the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DEITY) and Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG), GoI. In addition, Vikas was also a Consultant at the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA), an autonomous institute which works under the aegis of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, to deliver opportunities for research, education, and advocacy. The National Foundation for Corporate Governance (NFCG), which was set up with a goal of promoting better corporate governance practices in India by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, GOI, in Partnership with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Institute of company secretaries of India (ICSI) and Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), is another important organization where Vikas was empaneled as a Consultant. Prior to this, Vikas worked at the National Informatics Centre, where he was a senior member of the team handling the flagship project of Regional Transport Offices (RTOs) across India. Vikas began his career in 2004 with HCL Technologies. He exited HCL at the level of Project Manager. Vikas is a graduate in Commerce from the University of Delhi and holds an MBA.
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CA MUKESH BAJAJ
Partner @ Tax & Regulatory Services
Mr. Mukesh Bajaj is Chartered Accountant with more than 22 years exposure to Tax Representation and litigation matters at Appellate and Tribunal level. Engaged in providing advisory services and guidance on indirect tax and GST Issues on the pan-India basis to large Corporate Houses including SMEs and MSMEs as a Partner of Baker Tilly DHC (Desai Haribhakti Group) since November 2016.
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PALLAVI PAREEK
Managing Partner at Ungender.in | Managing Trustee at Initiatives for Inclusion Foundation Legal Literacy Advocate | Change Catalyst |
Pallavi Pareek, a change management specialist by education and profession, is building entrepreneurial solutions for the integral issues of the society and workplaces with core focus on “inclusion”.
Her current venture, UNGENDER is an advisory for CXOs to build safe and diverse organizations through strategic diversity management. Additional areas that Pallavi holds expertise is on legal compliance alignment of laws pertaining to workplace harassment and maternity benefits with internal policies, processes, infrastructure, and culture elements of a workplace. With her expertise in the workplace harassment laws and advisory role on board of several organizations as an External Member, Pallavi has engaged with over 100 workplaces and educated over 50,000 individuals on this law. At present, through “Project Jaagruk”, non-profit arm of Ungender, training for Police Officers on gender sensitization and sexual harassment laws are being conducted across Delhi. Pallavi through her product CloudTrain, was the first to devise an online solution to address the complex compliance environment of implementation issues related to the Sexual harassment of Women at Workplace Laws. The product initiative has been endorsed by the industry members (Confederation of Indian Industries and NASSCOM leaders) for their member companies. Currently, Pallavi in her role as an external member of ICC for several companies is advising them in building a stable and safe organization and implement the anti- sexual harassment act in its whole essence. Pallavi has also been a co-founder of a legal education entity, iPleaders, addressing the need of simplified legal knowledge availability for people in India. Pallavi’s first venture, iPleaders focuses on simplifying the laws in the country and building certified courses. iPleaders educational initiatives have reached across 15 countries and has a student base comprising of students, working professionals, government officials, consultants, doctors and academicians. Over the past five years, Pallavi has counselled and mentored over 5,000 individuals on their need for professional legal education. Recently, for her contribution through her entrepreneurial and social activities, Pallavi was awarded the “Women of Excellence Award, 2017” by Women Economic Forum in New Delhi. In her work on Sexual Harassment Laws, Pallavi has launched India’s first and only online executive certificate course on Workplace Diversity and Sexual Harassment Prevention. This initiative has been supported by National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata - India’s premier law school which continues to aim to strengthen the expert base in this industry. As an avid speaker, Pallavi has been invited to be part of several prestigious platforms both in India and abroad. Her views on issues pertaining to gender and gender based laws, legal literacy, diversity, governance have been invited and acknowledged by several leading offline, online, live and print media. Her consultancy work has extended to working with the Delhi Government too where she worked on devising model schemes for addressing the issue of substance abuse in the state capital and also studied the employment law for People with Disability especially in the context of government offices. Outside these two setups, Pallavi spends time with local communities and identifies individual and community needs that need attention. With her work experience across different countries and cross cultural professional training, Pallavi emphasizes on an organizations need for diversity. She combines her Six Sigma training to achieve vision and resource alignment across the organization to contribute towards its growth figures. A graduate in BSc in Computer Science and MSc in Management with specialization in Change Management from Philippines, Pallavi has spent the past 12 years in boardrooms and classrooms, advising leaders and managers on growth strategies, alignment of organization growth vision and talent development with core focus on gender balance. As an independent consultant for startups, SMEs and MNCs in Philippines and India, Pallavi has successfully conceptualized, designed, developed and implemented strategies on as well as anti-sexual harassment policies for different industries - manufacturing, BPO, fashion, entertainment and media, food, education, service and retail. www.ungender.in | contact@ungender.in Address: G-101, Saket, New Delhi-110017 +91 95826 30056 | +91 98115 79688
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ROOPANSHI KHATRI
Advocate
Roopashi Khatri is a practicing advocate and transactional lawyer based in Bangalore. Her areas of specialization are commercial and corporate contracts, employment, arbitration, competition, estates and succession, with particular experience in advising individual and corporate clients from India and abroad on matters relating
to double taxation and transfer pricing. She is an alumnus of National Law School of India University, Bangalore and earned her Master of Laws (International Taxation) degree from King’s College, London. She is also a visiting faculty of CMR University School of Legal Studies, Bangalore.
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Dr. SHEETAL VOHRA
Founder & Managing Partner @ Vohra & Vohra | Attornies & Solicitors
Dr. Sheetal Vohra completed her English (Hons) from Delhi University and enrolled as an advocate in the year 2000 after completing her law from Campus Law Center, Delhi University. Besides holding an LLM, Dr. Sheetal Vohra
has completed her PHD in the field of Intellectual Property. Her other academic pursuits include MBA from Symbiosis, Pune and an Advanced Diploma in Strategy and Leadership from IIM, Lucknow. With a keen interest in academics, Dr. Vohra has also pursued an Advance Diploma in Intellectual property Rights from National Law School, Bangalore and Indian Law Institute, Delhi. In addition, she has also completed Diploma in Media Law from NALSAR, Hyderabad. She has kept herself aligned with academia by being guest faculty at Amity Law College, Noida, Northcap University, Gurgaon and judging moot court competitions at various law colleges including Army Law College, Mohali and Jindal School of Law, Sonipat. Dr. Sheetal Vohra has an in depth & holistic experience of about 16 years in Intellectual Property Laws. She has worked in two top IP boutique firms in India where her work profile included prosecuting trademarks in India & abroad as well handling litigation pertaining to passing off & infringement of trademarks, copyright and design in District Courts, High Courts right up to Supreme Court of India. Cases argued by her have been reported in legal journals. She has handled high profile contested matters in Trademarks Registry as well as Intellectual Property Appellate Board. She has also provided extensive advisory on media and technology matters. Besides giving consultancy to Indian conglomerates, Fortune 500 companies & entrepreneurs across varied industries on how to protect their trademarks in a holistic way, she has assisted them in managing their trademark portfolio by working closely with their legal teams & creating a full strategy based on their needs as a trusted business & legal advisor. Dr. Sheetal Vohra has extensive experience in IP Audits and domain name dispute resolutions and recordal of IP through customs and also enforcements. She has successfully assisted in many Local Commissioner raids for seizure of counterfeits. She is actively involved in creating brand awareness by writing articles on brand protection as well as given talks in divergent forums.
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PAYAL PARIKH
MANAGING PARTNER @ ANB LEGAL
Payal has obtained her LLB degree from the University of Mumbai with Taxation and Private International Law as special subjects. She has held diverse posts in her decade long career including being a Partner at M. Dhruva & Partners, Deputy General Manager of the Welspun
Group heading the Infrastructure and Textile arm of the group. She has also been associated with law firms like Dua Associates and Kanga & Co. and Companies like the Lodha Group of Companies and Suzlon Energy Ltd. She is presently the Managing Partner at ANB Legal a full service law firm having their offices in Mumbai and Goa. She has extensive experience regarding infrastructure related matters including framing of pre bid queries, documentation pertaining to pre bid submission and providing a risk assessment by reviewing the RFP document in respect of various projects in public private partnerships and vast experience in drafting and negotiating finance documents and handling project finance transactions. She has also headed teams for various real estate deals relating to transfer of flats, development agreements, transfer of freehold and leasehold land and Slum Rehabilitation Schemes. She also has a hands-­‐on experience ranging from complex corporate transactions to day-­‐to-­‐day legal advice that includes company formation, documentation regarding foreign direct investment, market entry strategies and general corporate advice. She also has provided legal assistance for registration of trademarks, copyrights, patents and to those in whom the IP rights vest in order to safeguard their exclusive interests.
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CA HEMANT CHOPRA
FINANCE DIRECTOR @ CMS INFO SYSTEM LTD.
Hemant Chopra at CMS, heading finance and accounts function which includes budgeting, forecasting, indirect tax, direct tax, treasury, monthly MIS, Audit - internal and external, process improvement, compliances, Business acquisition, due diligence accounts etc.
He is also founder trustee Prayas Charitable Trust, whose main focus is to providing education to needy, promote yoga & plantation towards sustainable developement.
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MOHIT SINGHVI
Advisor
B.A. (Law) LL.B., MBA, LL.M. (Gold Medalist) PG Diploma in Media Laws, Diploma in Cyber Law, Diploma in Labour Law Pursing CS [Final] and Ph.D. (Law) To do whatever is asked bonafide with utmost candor and allegiance
as well as to work for the organization which cultivate innovation, persuade growth & where I can unlock my potentials to the best of my aptitude and lastly to contribute towards the benefits of the exalted and esteemed firm. Advised and acted for real estate transactions, including conducting of legal due-diligence, drafting of lease deeds, leave & license agreements, and sale deeds, reviewing of various agreements and contracts for various Real Estate/ Construction based projects and other commercial agreements such as software licensing agreements, contribution agreement, professional services agreement etc. Have also advised and assisted companies in registration and stamp duty aspects relating to their realty projects including documentation, title due diligence and liasoning with all governmental and regulatory authorities.
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Adv PANKAJ AGARWAL
FOUNDER @ QUAD LEGAL
Mr. Agarwal is an advocate by profession, established QUAD Legal Attorneys & Solicitors, a full service law firm. The firm have pan India approach with its offices at New Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur, Jodhpur and Lucknow.
Had Primarily practicing in Criminal side in POC Act, 1988; IPC, Cr.P.C., NDPS Act, Customs and FERA/FEMA, money laundering and disproportionate assets case NI Act, PWDV Act, Arms Act, Passport Act, etc. before Supreme Court of India High Court of Delhi, along with Tribunals such as TDSAT, NCDRC, CAT, DRT and special courts (CBI, Customs, NDPS etc.). The Firm is awarded as “Promising law firm of the year” at the CXO + GC Leadership summit & Excellence Award 2018. He worked on many high profile matters pending before Delhi high Court and International Commercial Arbitration matters. He completed BA LLB from New Law College, Pune.
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CA RAJEEV K. SHARMA
INDIRECT TAX PRACTITIONER
CA. Rajeev K Sharma is having more than 18 years of post-qualification experience as Chartered Accountant. Since the year 2000, he is practicing in the area of Indirect Taxes. He is author of book on Punjab VAT. His articles on the subject of Service Tax, VAT and GST regularly find place in publications of national repute like
Taxmann, Northern Tax Reporter, Corporate Professional Today, In-house journals of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He has contributed in ‘Background Material on Goods and Services Tax’ published by Eastern India Regional Council of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He deliberates on the issues of taxation in various TV Channels and All India Radio. He is identified as Faculty for GST by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, he has also been:- • Member of Special Task Force of GST and VAT constituted by Indirect Tax Committee of ICAI. • Member of the Special Task Force constituted by ASSOCHAM (The Associated Chamber of Commerce and Industry of India) for the purpose of review of service tax law since 1994. • Member of Indirect Tax Committee of NIRC of ICAI. • Vice-Chairman of Ludhiana Branch of NIRC of ICAI and Joint Secretary of District Taxation Bar Association (Direct Taxes), Ludhiana. He is also faculty for GST Training Programs by Ministry of Medium, Small and Micro Enterprises. He is regularly invited as Guest Speaker for various National Level, State Level, Conferences, Workshops, Training Programs and Seminars including training programs for worthy officials of Excise and Taxation Department, Punjab, and Central Excise, Customs and Service Tax Department.
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Adv NAMAN MOHNOT
Founder| Aapka Counsultant (a unit of Aapka Advisor Pvt. Ltd.)
Naman Mohnot is a practicing advocate before Hon’ble Supreme Court and Various High Courts of India. He is an alumnus of National Law University, Delhi.He has authored “Judgment that shaped the Indian Jurisprudence”which was foreword by Mr. Arun Jaitley & Published by Thomson Reuters.
He also authored India’s first legal text on Ragging “Law relating to Ragging” which was published by Universal Publishers and foreword by Mr. Ram Jethmalani. He is an Entrepreneur and has founded a startup “aapkaconsultant.com” which provides online consultancy of CA, CS & lawyer; Legal Recruitment services and Legal advice from retired Hon’ble Judges at one place. He was instrumental in establishing “Roop Kalyan Legal”, a dynamic law firm which caters to various legal needs and gives one stop solution for all legal matters. He is actively involved in its functioning as well as administration. He has also founded “Roop Kalyan Sewa Sansthan” an NGO dedicated to welfare of citizens. He has worked as a Research Assistant for Law Commission Project on Arrears and Pendency in Indian Courts initiated by the order of Hon’ble Supreme Court of India. He has also worked with UNDP & Rajasthan High Court Legal Service Committee. He has assisted Amicus Curiae in preparing a report on traffic system of city, submitted before Hon’ble High Court of Rajasthan. He has secured bail for the under trial prisoners and received an award from the Cabinet Minister of Government of Rajasthan for rendering legal aid services to the needy. He is actively associated with national and the international NGO’s like HRLN, CHRI, EYF, IBJ etc., and he is also a Speaker at HRLN consultations and Organizer of Human Rights programmes. He is the executive member of the organizing team of Think India Programmes. He has been the editor of a student law journal. He has published various articles in national and international law journals. Naman has also taught in various law entrance coaching institutes in various cities of country. Naman Mohnot is a motivational speaker and has successfully organized a number of seminars and has participated in the national and the international seminars, conferences. He also possesses a keen interest in extracurricular activities and has worked in T.V. serials like Kahani Ghar Ghar Ki and Shaktimaan, and was selected for a Bollywood movie by a leading production company. He has won many dance competitions and is winner of State level Science fair. He was a Radio Jockey, and also junior reporter for a leading Hindi newspaper.
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MINI GAUTAM
Legal Consultant @ SREI Group
Mini Gautam is qualified & reputed lawyer in India with masters in international financial law from the United Kingdom and 6 years of post - qualification experience. Currently, she is working as a legal consultant to the Srei Group (https://www.srei.com/), an Indian based business group
with cross border operations and business outreach in the areas of equipment and project financing, rural IT infrastructure, power, telecom, infrastructure, etc. Her role as a in-house counsel are:  Contract Management: Drafting and reviewing of contracts for the entire group, including financing and security related documents, transfer of receivables, HR and recruitment related agreements, IT solutions/licensing agreements, agreements for sale and leasing of property, investment term sheets, joint venture agreements, etc.  Mergers and Acquisitions/Investment: Involvement in several high value acquisitions by the group, and advising on diligence and acquisition pricing, drafting of definitive documentation and successful closing. Some of the key transactions included an 18% stake sale in a telecom company to a multinational; and a swap of stake with a 50% foreign bank shareholder to create a wholly owned subsidiary.  Sustainable Structuring of Stressed Assets: Advising on various innovative structuring solutions, debt sustainability, asset protection mechanisms, and drafting of necessary documentation.  Risk Management: Advising business on the legal and regulatory risks to pre-empt any claims/liabilities and assist in identifying risks and alternative scenarios for optimal decision making. Increased operational efficiency of the business through standardization of critical contracts and identification of acceptable and non - acceptable deviations.  Regulatory and Policy Making: Reviewing, updating and recommending improvements to various corporate and regulatory policies for the organization like whistle-blower, insider trading and sexual harassment policies. She also worked at a law firm Argus Partners, as a first and second year associate specializing in practice areas of corporate advisory, real estate and M&A. Further, she worked with a listed finance company Magma Fincorp Limited as an Assistant Manager, Secretarial Department. The role was strongly focused on securitization transactions and vehicle leasing. She had experience as an Assistant Legal Manager at FMCG giant in India, ITC Limited, and handled the intellectual property portfolio specializing in trademark and brand protection for the company. Mrs. Mini is registered as a member of Bar Council of the State of West Bengal. She did her masters from International Financial Law from King’s College, London.
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Adv KANCHAN KHATANA
Founder & Managing Partner of Kanchan Khatana and Associates
Advocate Kanchan Khatana holds a Graduate Degree in Economics from Punjab University, Graduate Degree in Law from Rajasthan University and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with Honours in Human Resources Development from Punjab Technical University. She holds
advanced certifications on Project Management and Six Sigma from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT, Delhi) and is Certified Internal Auditor for ISO 27001 from British Standard Institute.She has completed Certificate Course in Cyber Laws and Intellectual Property Right from The Indian Law Institute. Ms Khatana a seasoned Human Resources and legal professional. She carries over 18 years of extensive experience in steering matters across Employment Law, Corporate Law, Criminal Law, Regulatory Compliance, Mergers and Acquisitions, strategic alliances and joint ventures for many Multinational corporations across countries like India, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Australia, Philippines, Korea and Singapore. Ms Kanchan Khatana is the founder of one of India's finest full-service law firm, Kanchan Khatana and Associates. Her Law firm is known for its in-depth research skills and strategic advice, coupled with the prompt and effective turnaround. The mission of the firm is to make legal services efficient, effective, affordable and hassle-free. Ms Khatana is Vice Chair for Women Empowerment and Studies section of Indian National Bar Association. She is a well-known Social Activist and has been working extensively in the field of Human rights, Prevention of Sexual Harassment at workplace, Women and Child Rights and welfare and various other victims of discrimination and injustice. She is on Advisory board of many NGO's and Industry Association. Ms Khatana has led India’s largest survey for Indian National Bar Association on the topic of THE SEXUAL HARASSMENT OF WOMEN AT WORKPLACE (PREVENTION, PROHIBITION AND REDRESSAL). She further has delivered many awareness sessions across private and public-sector institutions, schools and colleges to create awareness on THE SEXUAL HARASSMENT OF WOMEN AT WORKPLACE (PREVENTION, PROHIBITION AND REDRESSAL) ACT, 2013. Thereby ensuring each and everyone is working to make our workplaces “Free from Sexual Harassment”. Her Law firm provides Pro Bono Legal Services to victims of sexual harassment/assault, poor/underprivileged, Serving and Ex-defence personnel. Ms Khatana is on board as the core team on Forum of Safe Schools (FoSS). FOSS is an NGO body which is intending to design and develop policies and programs to protect and safeguard school-children from all forms of atrocities and sexual harassments and life-threatening situations Ms Khatana’s Law firm as part of its CSR activities works with many NGO’s on improving the nutritional status of children in Government and Government aided schools, and EGS and AIE centres. Encouraging needy children, belonging to disadvantaged sections, to attend school more regularly and help them concentrate on classroom activities. Providing nutritional support to children of primary stage in the drought-affected area. Enriched by education from leading Law and Management Institute, Ms Khatana has played a vital role in transforming many organizations into one of the nation’s fastest-growing companies. Ms Khatana has been very helpful to various agencies to help out research in strategic areas of public policy on Corporate Governance and to analyse critically, the trends and developments in the institutional, legal and regulatory framework for Corporate Governance in India and Abroad. Ms Khatana has received the prestigious FEMME Award 2018 for “Excellence in Social Work”. Ms Khatana has also been awarded “Top Pro-Bono Lawyer” award in Legal Desire Summit 2018.
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CA KALPESH SEMLANI
Founder & Proprietor of Kalpesh G. Semlani & Associates
CA Kalpesh Semlani is Founder & Managing Partner of leading Charted Accountancy Firm, K.P. Semlani & Associates having based at Mumbai, Maharashtra. His area of practice includes but not limited to Accounts Outsourcing, Direct Taxation, Indirect Taxation, Advisory,
other Services, Registration, Roc Compliances & Corporate Consultancy. He is passionate about teaching and engaging career planning lectures, seminar & conferences.
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BISHWA BANDHU
Adv. at Supreme Court of India
Mr. Bandhu is experienced Advocate with a demonstrated history of working in the law practice industry. Skilled in Legal Assistance, Constitutional Law, IPR, Arbitration, and Commercial Law and other emerging field.
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CS PADAM SEMLANI
Founder & Proprietor @ Padam G. Semlani & Associates
Mr. Padam is practicing Company Secretary by Profession. He is keen to engage motivational & educational lectures. His core area of practices includes Accounts Outsourcing, Direct & Indirect
Taxation, GST, Advisory and other Related Services, Registration and other Roc Compliances, Corporate Consultancy, etc. Mr. Semlani attended various Seminar & Conferences & participate as a keynote speaker.
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Adv SWATI R. JAIN
B.Com, LL.B.
Ms. Swati R. Jain, is a young and practicing lawyer in Rajasthan High Court, Jodhpur (Raj.). She holds knowledge and expertise as a Trademark Attorney since more than 3 yrs.  She is leading as a Legal and Corporate Consultant at
AapkaConsultant.com (DIPP Certified by the Govt of India under Start-Up India Programme) mentoring budding entrepreneurs and start-ups of India in setting up their ventures by satisfying legal compliance.  She has contributed as Assistant Author of the book title “Judgments that shaped the Indian Jurisprudence”, Foreword by Shri Arun Jaitley. 
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Manvi Rajvanshy
Co Founder and COO @ Juris Law Offices
Also, she is Founder of Women Entrepreneurs Foundation. Manvi has been representing various organizations, companies, institutes and individuals before Rajasthan High court, Delhi High court and Supreme court of India for last seven years for Juris Law Offices.
Presently, she is representing clients in matters pertaining to writ jurisdiction of High courts, Appeals and Arbitration proceedings including but not limited to the pre-litigations advice though alternate means of dispute resolution. WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS FOUNDATION Women Entrepreneur foundation is an initiative to create business opportunities for female professionals and Business Women along with career guidance for the young career oriented females aspiring to be have independent identity.
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