Ms Dimpy Mohanty > LexCounsel > New Delhi, India > Lawyer Profile

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Work Department

LexCounsel, New Delhi Office.

Position

• Position: Founding Partner. • Areas of Practice: General Corporate and Commercial; Labour & Employment; Education; Media; Real Estate; Life Sciences and Biotechnology; Insurance; Hospitality; Regulatory.

Career

Dimpy is a Founding Partner of LexCounsel and has more than twenty years of experience advising and representing on the following practice areas:

• General Corporate and Commercial: Business structures in India, corporate investment structuring and restructuring, regulatory issues, shareholder issues, company establishment and taxation, technology transfers, know how licensing, inter corporate investment, foreign exchange control issues, customs and excise matters, import and export regulations, trading etc.

• Labour and Employment: Non-solicitation, employee claims including for bonus, stock option and other incentive schemes, downsizing, enforcement of employee post termination obligations and strategies for containing attrition, paternity leave policy, issues related to secondment and work visas. Undertaken the closure of an undertaking of a Fortune 500 company in Hyderabad with government approval. Extensive review and framing of policies relating to sexual harassment at workplace and advising internal complaints committees on process and documentation for sexual harassment complaints. She has been been invited to be a panelist at seminar hosted by the National HRD Network on Prevention of Sexual Harassment at Workplace and elucidated to HR Managers on Techniques and Principles of Conducting an Inquiry. 

• Life Sciences and Biotechnology: Classification of BAFS, OTC and herbal health products and cosmetic products, permitted, restricted and prohibited ingredients, labeling and registration requirements, Indian food and drug laws including for an European MLM health supplement and cosmetics company, Indian laws applicable to an American Ice Cream company. Dimpy was invited to write the ‘India Chapter’ of the book ‘International Food Law and Policy’ published by Springer in December 2017.

• Tax: Advice on direct and indirect taxes including implicatons arising out of DTAAs whether for corporate entities or for employees on secondment. 

• Education: Schools and higher education system in India including structuring alternative models for provision of educational services in compliance with applicable education regulations and guidelines

• Media: Print media and title registration issues; laws applicable to advertisement of drugs.

• Real Estate: Investing in real estate business in India pursuant to liberalized real estate regulations for foreign investment, advice on investment structures, tax effective options, financial options for a UAE developer in its joint development with an Indian developer of a residential township in Mumbai; contracts for multi-cuisine restaurants.

• Insurance: Indian law implications for alternative risk transfers, including cell captives and structuring outsourced employees’ agreements and arrangements in the insurance sector, establishment of a liaison office for a South African insurance company, obtaining a direct broker license from the IRDA for an Indian company.

• Regulatory: liaisoning with ministries including for invitation based comments/suggestions on the consolidated FDI Policy and participating in discussions held in this regard.

Dimpy has also been invited to speak at conferences included those hosted by the International Bar Association. 

 

Languages

English, Hindi & Oriya.

Memberships

• Bar Council of Delhi • Bar Association of Delhi • Member – Alliott Global Alliance

Education

• University of Delhi – LL.B. in 1999 • Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi – B.A. (Hons) Psychology in 1994.

Leisure

Reading, Traveling, Crosswords.

Lawyer Rankings

India > Labour and employment

Dimpy Mohanty leads the employment practice at LexCounsel, emphasising advisory support and HR guidance. Recent matters pertained to workforce restructuring, disciplinary and whistleblower policy implementation, furlough programmes, immigration support and compliance with the Industrial Disputes Act for warehouse staff.