Parley with the Pirates

Interview with Swapnil Talegaonkar, Associate Director – Legal & Secretarial at Synechron Technologies

Swapnil Talegaonkar is currently working as an Associate Director for Legal & Secretarial at Synechron Technologies, Pune where he started as a Manager in the Year 2013. Mr. Talegaonkar graduated from University of Pune with an LLB Degree and also became a Company Secretary in the same year. In this interview, we would take a look at the journey of Mr. Talegaonkar from his Law School days to becoming a Associate Director.

Interview with Atul Juvle, General Counsel, India & South Asia at Schindler India

Mr. Atul Juvle is currently the General Counsel, Compliance Officer & Company Secretary of India & South Asia at Schindler India Pvt. Ltd. Mr. Juvle, a Mumbai University Graduate, started off his career as an Executive at Bank of India in November 1983. In this interview, we will try to take a close look from the very beginning of his career and we wish the young lawyers can get some inspiration from Mr. Atul Juvle's journey.

Interview with Sameer Pandit, Partner at Wadia Ghandy & Co.

Sameer Pandit is a partner at Wadia Ghandy & Co. He has been in the legal profession for about 12 years. He graduated from the National Law School of India University in 2008 after which he went to complete his masters from the Harvard Law School. He specializes in dispute resolution and arbitration.

Interview with Rachika A. Sahay, Partner at HSA Legal, A Delhi Based Energy Law Firm

Rachika A. Sahay is currently a partner in HSA Legal, a law firm based in Delhi that specializes in Energy Law and Project Financing which are also her forte. She has garnered great experience by working with some of the top legal firms in India that specialize in Energy Law including serving as the General Counsel at OstroEnergy and a Counsel and Senior Associate at Trilegal.

Interview with Dr. Vijay Kumar Singh, Dean of School of Law, UPES Dehradun

Dr Vijay Kumar Singh is the Dean of the School of Law, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun. He is known for his experience in the field and his will to never stop learning. His journey is quite interesting as he started off as a science student and with time discovered his passion for law. He has served as the Deputy Director in the Competition Commission and also as the Associate Professor and Head of Corporate Law at Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs. Dr. Singh was invited as the Member on the Editorial Board of Annual Journal on Competition Law and Policy of Competition Commission of India, SIPI Task Force and Academics Committee of INSOL India, to name a few. He also has written many research papers and has published his work in form of books. In this Interview, Dr Singh discusses his life as a student of law and how he utilizes his experience from those days to help the students of the University. He also discusses his experience of working at different places and provides advice on certain problems commonly faced by students of law.

Interview with Aditya Chopra, Founder and Managing Partner of Victoriam Legalis

Mr. Aditya Chopra is the Founder and Managing Partner of Victoriam Legalis, a law firm that specializes in multi-jurisdictional practice stationed in Mumbai, India. Previously, he co-founded PSL Advocates and Solicitors and SanAd Legal and were later merged. Mr. Chopra has served as Legal Consultant to Mr. Seemanto Roy at Sahara India Pariwar. He has been named as the “Rising Star Under 40, 2020” by LegalEra. With great experience in mooting and an outstanding academic record, Mr. Aditya, in this interview discusses his journey from law school to developing his own style and name in the field.

Interview with Dr. Sagar Suresh Dhole, Senior Counsel at Mastercard, earlier appointed as Welfare Administrator in Office of Director General (Labour Welfare), Ministry of...

Dr. Sagar Suresh Dhole is Senior Counsel at Mastercard. Recommended by the Union Public Service Commission in 2016 and was appointed as “Welfare Administrator” in Office of Director General (Labour Welfare), Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India in 2017. He is a Legal, Compliance and Ethics Professional with strategist corporate legal and leadership experience of 12+years in Payment, Banking Technology Service Industries.

Interview with Manav Gecil Thomas, Partner at Thomas George and Associates, Hyderabad

Mr. Manav Gecil Thomas is a name partner at Thomas George and Associates, Hyderabad. He has been a part of the legal profession for over 4-5 years. He deals with a diverse area of litigation matters spread over different kinds of laws practising and appearing before various judicial/quasi-judicial fora starting from the lowest court of jurisdiction to the Supreme Court. He is also known for his experience in non-litigation matters.

Interview with Rajiv Tuli, Managing Partner of LegalLands and Vaidat Legale Services

Rajiv Tuli is the Managing Partner of LegalLands and Vaidat Legale Services. Prior to this, he was the managing partner of MARS & Partners. Rajiv has been a part of the Legal Fraternity for over 22 years now. His...

Interview with Ankur Sood, Advocate, Supreme Court of India

Ankur Sood is an Independent Advocate dealing with both Civil as well as Criminal Cases before various Courts and Tribunals in Delhi. He is empanelled with the Delhi High Court Legal Services Committee, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd., EPF Organisation...
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