Date of birth:
18 August 1973
The name of the law school from which you received your first law degree:
Campus Law Centre, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi
Current law firm and office:
Scriboard, New Delhi
Position within the firm:
Details of any past law firms that you have worked for:
Partner, Kochhar & Co
Partner, Fox Mandal Little
Key practice areas:
Technology, Arbitration/Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property, Media Law, Litigation, Private Equity and Venture Financing
Why you chose to focus in these areas:
The foremost reason is that I enjoy working in these areas. The fast evolving landscape in India – ensures that one has a number of exciting challenges ahead! Also clients in India – and those seeking help on India related matters have come to appreciate the role of the specialist.
Details of the matter that you have worked on in your career to date that you are most proud of, and why:
The most difficult question by far! There have been numerous exciting and fortunate matters – litigation in remote parts of India, transactions involving high technology issues and the writing of my first book. But perhaps, the most satisfying aspect is the numerous training programmes on technology and intellectual property law conducted throughout the Indian subcontinent.
The name of any more senior lawyers that you look up to or consider to be mentors:
A number – actually – all of whom are legends in their own right. The ‘gurus’ of their respective areas of practice – or should I say ‘perfection’! Ravi Nath (Rajinder Narain & Co), Pravin Anand (Anand & Anand), Som Mandal (FoxMandal Little).