Rajeshwari Hariharan

Rajeshwari Hariharan is the founder of Rajeshwari & Associates, a full service law firm based at New Delhi (India), specializing in the field of Intellectual Property including Patents & Designs, Trade Mark, Copyright, Plant Variety Registration, Geographical Indicators, besides other regulatory and allied areas.

After completing her Master’s Degree in Biotechnology and Bachelor’s Degree in Law, she was admitted to the Bar in 1993 and practiced as an advocate before the courts in Pune as well as the High Courts at Delhi and Bombay.

Ms. Rajeshwari led the patent litigation practice and played a key role in managing and growing the patents team in a reputed and leading Delhi-based law firm. She parted as an equity partner from the firm after almost 14 years, to set up Rajeshwari & Associates.

With over 20 years experience in legal practice, Ms. Rajeshwari’s areas of practice include counseling on issues relating to patent and infringement including rendering patentability opinions, drafting technology transfer and know-how agreements, licences, assignments; prosecution of patent applications in the field of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and biochemistry.

Ms. Rajeshwari was an active member of the legal team engaged for advising on issues related to reform initiatives in India. She has also advised clients on various aspects of Foreign Direct Investments, entry strategies, structuring of investments and acquisitions, drafting and negotiating of contract documents, as well as advised several clients on diverse high value and precedent-setting dispute resolutions.

She has rich experience in carrying out due diligence and handing of patent oppositions, revocations and appeals before the Patent Office and other higher for authorities. Currently, she handles patent and other litigations at the Supreme Court of India and various High Courts across India.

Besides authoring several articles, Ms. Rajeshwari is regularly invited to present papers and speak at various conferences and seminars in India and Abroad. Moreover, she has been rated by Chambers and Partners and Intellectual Asset Management magazine as one of the leading patent lawyers in the country.

 

Dr. Manoj Kumar, D. Litt

Best lawyer in the Corporate M&A, Strategy and Policy & Regulation practice space in India, Dr. Kumar is known for his innovative, out-of-the box strategies pertaining to most critical and complex matters related to FDI, Cross-Border Transactions, Negotiations, Structuring, Re-structuring and advising on the multitude of international agreements. Lawyer, Policy Expert, Independent Director, Author, Strategist, Columnist, Philanthropist, Thought Leader and Guest Faculty (at top of the line Law Schools & the prestigious Indian Institute of Management (IIM)), Dr. Manoj Kumar has many introductions apart from being one of the ‘100 Legal Luminaries’ in India, as per the report published by LexisNexis 2016.

Dr. Kumar has been representing various leading Indian and international Corporates, Government Bodies and International Law Firms. An alumnus of prestigious world class institutions such as the Harvard Business School and the National Law School (NLSIU), Bangalore Dr. Kumar received his professional and leadership skills from distinguished & globally renowned Professors such as Padma Shri (Dr.) NR Madhava Menon and Prof. Nitin Nohria, presently the Dean of the Harvard Business School.

World’s best Publications and research agencies have awarded Dr. Kumar and his team as the best in India for Policy and Regulation practice for 3 years in a row (Asia’s leading research handle, IBLJ Award  in 2013, 2014 and 2015). Dr. Kumar has also been conferred as highly recommended attorney for International Business by Global Law Experts and Most acclaimed legal expert in Corporate M&A by Asia Law Leading Lawyers. The Government of India, the World Bank (WB), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Observer’s Research Foundation (ORF) and the Institute for Competitiveness have leaned on Dr. Kumar for his thought leadership.

Dr. Kumar has been involved in the drafting of several regulatory and policy documents as well as legislations notably, Media Regulation, Fast Track Commercial Courts, land Acquisition Bill, India as a hub of International Arbitration, Opening-up of the legal services sector in India. Apart from spearheading the support by legal fraternity in India to the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (UNMDGs) and then the implementation of UN’s Sustainable Goals in India, Dr. Kumar has also been mentoring ‘Doctors For You’ as its Patron to provide critical medical care during disaster management and natural calamities & to prevent Neo-natal deaths in rural & tribal areas.

 

Ramni Taneja

Born in New Delhi, on 4th December 1955, and Educated in Mumbai and London, Ramni Taneja enrolled as an advocate on the roll of the Bar Council of Maharashtra (Mumbai), subsequently transferred to the Bar Council of Delhi. She was admitted subsequently as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales (now known as senior courts of England and Wales). She is also a Notary appointed in 1999 by the government of India.

Miss Taneja practices as an advocate in the Supreme Court of Delhi, apart from various other tribunals and courts in India. Ramni Taneja had her schooling in London. She was awarded the diplome Superieur d’Etudes Francaises Modernes in 1975 by I’Alliance Francaise, Paris, France, (Mention Tres Honorable: i.e. Distinction.)

Miss Taneja has written extensively in international and Indian legal journals on various legal issues. She is an author on the subjects of Foreign Direct Investment and Globalization.

Name of State Bar Council where originally enrolled: 

Bar Council of Maharashtr

Name of State Bar Council on whose roll name stands currently: 

Bar Council of Delhi

Transferred to the Bar Council of Delhi from the Bar Council of Maharashtra on 20th October 1997 

Name of the Bar Association of which the Advocate is Member

– Supreme Court Bar Association

– Delhi High Court Bar Association

Qualifications: 

Professional

– Admitted as an Advocate on 17th October 198

Academic 

– B A Honours [English Literature and French Literature, University of Bombay, 1977

– LL.B, University of Bombay, 1980

– Diplome Superieur d’Etudes    Francaises Modernes, L’Alliance Francaise de Paris, 1975

 

Areas of Practice:

The areas of legal practice covering litigation and transactional legal work are:  all areas of civil, law commercial law, corporate law, constitutional   law and criminal law.

  

Ravi Nath

Ravi Nath has 24 years of experience in aviation-related laws, including aircraft equipment & facility financing, regulatory and litigation. His clients include major manufacturers, leading banks and financial institutions, lessors and export credit agencies, such as: ABN Amro, AerCap, Airbus, Aircastle, Airlease, Apollo Aviation Management Limited, Avions de Transport Regional GIE, Avolon, AWAS, Bank of America, Bank of China Aviation Limited, BBAM, BNP Paribas, Boeing, Bombardier, China Aircraft Leasing Company Limited, China Development Bank, China Ex-Im Bank, Citibank, COFACE, Dassault, Deutsche Bank, Dubai Aero Space, DVB, ECGD, EDC, ELFC, Embraer, Euler Hermes, GECAS, HKAC, ICBC, ILFC, JP Morgan Chase, Macquarie, Natixis, Standard Chartered, US Ex-Im, Willis Lease Finance Corporation.

His practice includes government regulations, companies, cross-border financing and securitisation.

Mr Nath is a partner at one of India’s oldest legal firms, RNClegal / Rajinder Narain & Co. He was also the president of Inter Pacific Bar Association in 2004. Two of the firm’s other partners were chief justices of the Delhi High Court, and one a president of The High Court Bar Association.

During the last 10 years, Mr Nath has advised on transactions in excess of $15 billion. The Legal 500 stated: “Ravi Nath’s esteemed reputation as an aviation expert puts clear blue water between Rajinder Narain & Co. and its rivals…”

In addition, Who’s Who Legal 2013 has identified him as one of the world’s 10 highly reputed aviation lawyers. He is a frequent speaker at various International conferences and serves on the Legal Advisory Panel of Aviation Working Group.

Mr Nath served as the chair of the Aviation Committee of the International Bar Association and is the editor and author of various books and papers on aviation laws. He regularly advises on major aviation transactions and issues.
Moreover, the Bar Association of India has conferred its highest honour on him. He was invited, along with India’s former finance minister, Mr P Chidambaram, and president of the Bar Association, Mr Nariman, to be a co-author on a book relating to legal aspects of doing business in India.

Mr Nath received his B. Com (Hons) and his LLB in International and Competition Law at King’s College London and in Public International Law at Harvard University. He completed an apprenticeship at erstwhile Sinclair Roche, London.

 

Zia Mody

ZIA MODY is the Founder and Senior Partner of AZB & Partners and one of India’s foremost corporate attorneys. She passed her law degree from the University of Cambridge in 1978 and was enrolled as an Advocate with the Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa in 1978. She did her LLM from Harvard Law School and was then admitted as a member of the New York State Bar by examination in 1980. Zia worked as a corporate associate at Baker & McKenzie, New York, for five years before moving to India to set up practice, establishing the Chambers of Zia Mody in 1984, which then became AZB & Partners in 2004. The Firm has offices in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and Pune with an integrated team of approximately 400 legal professionals.

Zia’s abilities are recognized globally, as is reflected in her appointment as the Deputy Chairman and a Non-Executive Director of the HSBC Asia Pacific Board, a member of the World Bank Administrative Tribunal, Washington D.C. (2008-2013), and a Vice President and Member of the London Court of International Arbitration (2010-2013). Zia serves on various advisory committees of the Confederation of Indian Industry including its National Council and its committees on Corporate Governance, Financial Services, Capital Markets and Legal Services. Zia was a member of the Godrej Committee on Corporate Governance constituted by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs. She was nominated to be part of the “Committee on Rationalisation of Investment Routes and Monitoring of Foreign Portfolio Investments” formed by the Securities and Exchange Board of India under the chairmanship of Shri K.M. Chandrashekar. She was appointed by the Reserve Bank of India in 2014 as a member of Committee on Comprehensive Financial Services for Small Businesses and Low-Income Households which was chaired by Dr. Nachiket Mor.

Awarded the “India Managing Partner of the Year – 2016” by Asian Legal Business (Thomson Reuters), Zia features on Fortune India as The 50 Most Powerful Women in Business in India, for 2016.

She is listed by Forbes India (2013, 2014 & 2015) as one of ‘India’s 10 most Powerful women’; also listed by Forbes Asia as one of ‘Asia’s 50 Power Businesswomen’ (2015), it has been said that few of Zia’s peers can match her skills or take her on when it comes to acquisitions, joint ventures, company restructuring, foreign inward investment related practice and corporate law. She has been named as a Leading Individual for Banking, Finance, Corporate and M&A and Investment Funds in The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2016. Euromoney awarded her a Lifetime Achievement award – at Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2015. Among her many awards, Zia has received the “Outstanding Women Business Leader of the Year – 2013” award at India Business Leader Awards; also “Legal Icon of the Decade – 2013” and “Best M&A Lawyer of the Year – 2012” award at the Legal Era Awards and she has been voted as “Business Woman of the Year, 2010” by the Economic Times, for which she was felicitated by The Society of Indian Law Firms (SILF). She has also been voted by the Economic Times as one of the country’s most powerful CEOs (2004 to 2016), and as one of the 15 most powerful Indian women leaders in 2010-2014. She has been selected as one of the 25 most powerful women in business by Business Today in 2004-2014, and named one of India’s top ten most powerful women in business by Fortune Magazine in 2014.

AsiaLaw Profile hailed her as one of ‘The Leading Lawyers – India’ in the fields of Mergers & Acquisitions, General Corporate Practice, Dispute Resolution, Corporate Governance and Capital Markets & Corporate Finance for 2013, while Asia Pacific Legal 500 and Chambers Global, have identified her as a leading individual in the Corporate Mergers & Acquisition, Private Funds, Private Equity, Litigation and Infrastructure Sectors. “Zia Mody is an obvious choice for many clients involved in large international M&A transactions” states IFLR1000. Zia has been nominated as one of the world’s leading practitioners by the International Who’s Who of Mergers & Acquisitions (2008 to 2015), Private Funds Lawyers (2008 to 2015), Corporate Governance Lawyers (2012-2015) and M&A and Governance Lawyers (2017). She has been selected as one of the world’s pre-eminent commercial arbitration specialists by the International Who’s Who of Commercial Arbitration (2012-2015) , one of the world’s leading litigation practitioners by the International Who’s Who of Litigation Lawyers (2016) and one of Who’s Who Legal’s – Thought Leaders, Arbitration (2017).

 

Ms. Nandini Gore

Ms. Nandini Gore is the senior-most Partner at Karanjawala & Company – one of India’s leading dispute resolution firms. Practicing law for almost three decades now, Ms. Gore is an Advocate-on-Record at the Supreme Court of India making her part of a select group of advocates allowed to file matters in the Supreme Court of India. Highly regarded even within that select group of advocates, Ms. Gore is the elected Secretary of the Supreme Court Advocates-on-Record Association since February, 2016 – the first full-time law firm partner to be so elected.

Over the years, Ms. Gore has developed a strong expertise in all forms of dispute resolution – litigation and alternative forms. However, mediation remains a personal passion for Ms. Gore. She firmly believes that it is the way forward in most disputes – even if a successful resolution of the dispute is not achieved, the parties are able to cut through various surrounding and attendant issues and are able to arrive at a smaller, focused, core dispute.

A celebrated lawyer, Ms. Gore has been ranked by Legal 500 and most recently by Chambers & Partners ‘Dispute Resolution: New Delhi’ as a “Band 2” Lawyer – a position she has held since 2012. Ms. Gore has also received the Lawyer Monthly Award for Women in Law “Commercial Litigation Lawyer of the Year, 2016”. She also deserves rightful credit for driving Karanjawala & Company, which is consistently rated as a “Band 1” Dispute Resolution Firm in India by Chambers & Partners. Karanjawala & Company is also ranked as a “Tier 1” Dispute Resolution Firm by Legal 500.

While Ms. Gore has enjoyed immense success in litigation before almost all forums – Supreme Court of India, High Courts across India, National Green Tribunal, the erstwhile Company Law Board, Appellate Tribunal for Electricity, Mines Tribunal, domestic and international arbitral tribunals – with clients such as Tata Motors, Adani Group, Tata Steel, Hongkong and Shanghai Commercial Bank Corporation, Hindustan Times, GVK EMRI, Noida Toll Bridge Co. Ltd., Merck; Kotak Mahindra Bank, and Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Co. Ltd; her interest towards mediation has pushed her towards certification from the Supreme Court of India and she is a certified mediator on the panel of the Supreme Court Mediation Committee. In addition, she has also acted as a mediator in various matters at Delhi High Court Mediation and Conciliation Centre.

Not one to be content, Ms. Gore has been consistently honing her skills, and has also attended advanced courses and conferences on mediation at the International Academy of Mediators at Toronto, the Fall Conference organized by the Chicago Bar Association, the International Academy of Mediators in Chicago and Baltimore, the International Academy of Mediators’ Fall Conference 2016 at Vancouver, and the Global Pound Conference 2016 on Mediation and Alternate Dispute Resolution in Singapore. Also, a proficient instructor, Ms. Gore has conducted several training sessions on mediation, including most notably at the Asia Pacific International Mediation Summit, 2015 held in New Delhi.

Ms. Gore’s mediation specialisms include high conflict, high intensity disputes that are typical of marital disputes, employment disputes, probate and testamentary disputes, real estate disputes, and most commercial disputes, especially between family members. Having an incredible success record, Ms. Gore has resolved hundreds of disputes both privately and as a court-appointed mediator and her pragmatism and professionalism have both been valued by various parties.

 

Mr. Raian N. Karanjawala

Current position: Managing Partner

Practice Area: Dispute Resolution/Litigation Advisory

Mr. Raian N. Karanjawala is the Managing Partner of Karanjawala & Company. An alumnus of St. Columba’s School, Shri Ram College of Commerce, and Government Law College, Mumbai, Mr. Karanjawala co-founded Karanjawala & Company in 1983 with his wife Mrs. Manik Karanjawala who is a noted advocate in India in her own right. During his college days at Shri Ram College of Commerce, Mr. Karanjawala was the President of the College Union. In 2014, Mr. Karanjawala was conferred with an Honorary Doctorate in Law by the Amity University.

With Karanjawala & Company consistently rated as a Tier 1 Dispute Resolution Firm in New Delhi and Mr. Karanjawala consistently rated as a “Band 1” Lawyer in Chambers & Partners ‘Dispute Resolution: New Delhi’, Karanjawala & Company and Mr. Karanjawala enjoy an immense presence in the dispute resolution market in India, especially New Delhi which is the seat of the Supreme Court, one of India’s most active High Courts, and all major Tribunals (National Green Tribunal, National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, Competition Appellate Tribunal, Telecom Disputes Settlement & Appellate Tribunal, etc.).

Some of India’s – often even the world’s – biggest business houses and public institutions such as the Tata Group; DLF; Hindustan Times; the Birlas; the Adani Group; Astro; Bombay Dyeing; Britannia; Hindustan Unilever; Procter & Gamble; Colgate; Coca Cola; Vodafone, Price Waterhouse Coopers; GVK; Mafatlal Industries; Piramal; Ambuja Cement; GMR; Morgan Stanley; Star TV; Board of Cricket Control in India; Coffee Board; amongst many others, turn to Mr. Karanjawala when in legal trouble.

Apart from leading business houses, noted individuals from all walks of life, such as the scion of the Scindia Royal Family, Mr. Jyotiraditya Scindia; leading business luminary, Mr. Ratan Tata; Former Prime Minister of India, Late Mr. V.P. Singh; three-time Chief Minister of Haryana and Former Union Minister for Agriculture, Late Mr. Bhajan Lal; noted industrialists, Mr. Nusli Wadia, Mr. Suresh Nanda, and Mr. Gopal Raheja; three-time Chief Minister of Maharashtra and Former Union Minister of Defence and Agriculture, Mr. Sharad Govindrao Pawar; Former Union Minister of Defence, External Affairs, and Finance, Mr. Jaswant Singh; former Attorney General of India, Late Mr. Goolam E. Vahanvati; the royal family of Baroda; famous actress, Ms. Karisma Kapoor; erstwhile editor-in-chief of Tehelka, Mr. Tarun Tejpal; leading film producer, Mr. Karim Morani; amongst many others, have all turned to Mr. Karanjawala when in need of top-notch legal advice.

With a larger than life personality and an even bigger heart, Mr. Karanjawala has managed to remain close to public causes and continues to drive the Firm’s pro bono practice which includes having acted on behalf of the Bombay Hawker’s Union in defence of the fundamental rights of 15,000 traders; having secured bail for Mr. Binayak Sen who was detained for being a Naxalite; persisting with world renowned oncologist Dr. P.B. Desai’s case who was ultimately acquitted by the Supreme Court of India; and appearing for the Dawoodi Bohra community.

Described by Clients as a ‘big picture guy’ and undisputedly the top rain maker at the Firm, Mr. Karanjawala is the go-to litigator and strategist in India for complex litigation as well as notable causes.

 

Mr. Ajay Khatlawala

Qualification:       BSc, LLB & Solicitor (Mumbai)

Professional Experience: Advocate since 1977.

Areas of Practice:

Real Estate i.e. due diligence, structuring and documentation and redevelopment projects; Banking and Project Finance i.e. recovery proceedings and documentation for Consortium Finance by Banks and Institutions; Litigation, Arbitration and Dispute Resolutions relating to the Commercial Disputes, Constitutional Matters, Corporate Disputes, Winding-up and Family Disputes; Aviation Laws including Aircraft Leasing; Electricity Law, Corporate Law including Mergers & Acquisitions and takeovers.

Firm’s Objectives – Understanding Clients Needs

To understand the clients’ objectives and assist them in achieving the results that they seek in an effective and smooth manner is the firm’s main objective. What is important to a client is MOST important to the firm. The success of the firm is attributable to its high level of competence, immense experience and sincere dedication. Its reputation is founded on the simple philosophy of personal, prompt service and advice relevant to the modern requirements of business.

The firm has been known for its integrity, efficiency and a high degree of partner involvement.

Availability, Client Interaction & Personalized Service 

Any of the clients whomsoever and wheresoever and whatsoever the size of the transaction or litigation can get in touch with the partners and associates any time. They are available 24/7.

Each client enjoys a high level of personal service and has the advantage of discussing various problems with the Partners. ‘How best to serve clients’ is what propels and guides the firm in its drive for excellence and perfection.

Project Team Approach, Timing and Deadlines 

The firm employs a ‘project team’ approach so that clients have the benefit of access to the expertise of the Firm.

‘Quick and Quality turn around’ is the policy of every member of the firm is required to implement.

Clientele:

Ajay Khatlawala has been actively representing Government and Semi-Government bodies such as LIC, LIC Housing Finance Ltd., World Trade Centre-Mumbai, MMRDA, SSC Board, CIDCO, MIDC, MSEB and its subsidiaries, MSRTC etc. His clientele further includes reputed Business Houses, Public Sector and Private Banks, Power and Infrastructure Companies, Pharmaceuticals, Shipping and Mining Companies, Development of Hill Stations, Townships and Residential & Commercial Complex Development. He also has international clientele, who are advised on joint ventures, collaborations, technology transfer, intellectual property rights, protection regulatory issues and dispute resolutions.

Fee Structure: 

Following the international fee practice, the Firm’s billing is generally on an hourly basis. The rate per hour varies depending on experience and expertise of the Partners and Associates. In structured and real estate transactions, if insisted by the clients, the Firm agrees for lump sum fees. The Firm’s approach to the question of fees has a certain degree of flexibility and a rigid structure is not adopted.

Ajay Khatlawala is available on his hand phone at any given time.

Little & Co:

Little & Co. established in 1856, under the able guidance of Mr. John Pares Bickersteth, is the first firm to be registered under the Indian Partnership Act, 1932. Little & Co. has represented The East India Company, the Secretary of State For India, the Government of Bombay Presidency and its Successors, the Bombay Presidency, Bombay State and finally the State of Maharashtra till 1974. The firm has also acted as the Solicitors to the Great Indian Peninsula Railway and continued to act for it till its merger with the Central Railway. The last British Senior Partner, Mr. Charles Grundy was the only expatriate British Lawyer regularly practicing law in India.

The present Solicitors who constitute the firm of Messrs Little & Co. are the fortunate legatees of a rich heritage coming down more than 160 years. The firm as on today, has an extensive all India civil practice. It is a well-reputed full service law firm presenting an appropriate mix of the necessary legal expertise, industry specialization and commercial acumen. The firm has throughout followed the policy of encouraging young Lawyers and continues to do so even today. The firm has over 50 lawyers including partners supported by para-legal staff. It has specialist practitioners in banking and finance, (including project finance, capital markets and mutual funds), insurance, commercial  disputes,   property   law   and  real estate,  corporate and   commercial   law,  energy   (including   coal,   oil   and gas), tele-communications, intellectual property, partnership, testamentary, air law (including aircraft leasing), shipping, taxation, direct & indirect and dispute resolution by litigation and arbitration before international and domestic tribunals. The firm advises many leading Indian business houses, Government companies and commercial banks, both domestic and foreign. The firm also has an international clientele.

The firm has considerable experience in advising its Indian and international clients on joint ventures, collaborations, technology transfer, intellectual property rights protection regulatory issues, litigation and dispute resolution. It is well equipped, being a full service law firm having a strength of experienced teams of specialists and trained lawyers functioning out of the three offices of the firm. In view of its international practice, as well as to provide comfort to every client, the firm carries insurance cover for professional negligence even though it is not mandatory in India. Furthermore, the firm also serves private individuals and large partnership firms who need high-quality professional advice.

The approach of the firm is to provide focused legal advice with a practical approach, enabling the clients to achieve their ultimate expectations and objectives.The firm treasures the value of knowledge and devotion and shows creativity and innovation in addressing it’s clients’ requirements.  

www.littlecompany.co.in

 

Mr. Abhai Pandey

Practice Area: Litigation & Enforcement

Abhai Pandey is a Partner at LexOrbis with over 21 years of experience in Corporate, IP and TMT and Competition Laws. He has worked on a broad range of transactional, advisory and contentious matters in Telecom, IT, Entertainment and IP sectors and regularly advises on legal and regulatory issues concerning data protection, privacy, the Web 2.0 environment including social media, outsourcing (IT or business processes), mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and on IP and Competition law interface. His portfolio of IP cases involve several high-stake Patent, Designs, Trademarks and Copyright cases before the High Courts and District Courts in India. He also leads several anti-piracy and anti-counterfeiting campaigns for industries, brand and copyright owners and provides advisory to businesses on complex IP matters in the context of the electronic medium. He regularly represents clients at the forums including IP Office, the Intellectual Property Appellate Board, High Courts and District Courts in India.

 

Mr. G. Deepak Sriniwas

Practice Area:  Patent – Hi-Tech & Allied

G. Deepak Sriniwas is a Partner and Heads the Patent Engineering Group at LexOrbis. With an experience of over 15 years in IP Laws, he specializes in drafting, filing and prosecuting patent applications across jurisdictions and forums like India, PCT, USPTO and EPO. He regularly advises national and international clients on filing and prosecution strategies in India and freedom-to-operate matters. He has also been involved in negotiations of Technology Licenses and Technology Transfer Agreements and has advised several automobile companies on the structuring of Technology License and Technology Transfer Agreements. He is a registered patent agent and patent attorney. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communications, a PG Diploma in Business Administration and a Master’s degree in Energy Studies.