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Accenture

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions to clients around the world. Representing over a quarter of the company’s global headcount, Accenture in India employs around 130,000 people to cater for the requirements of Indian businesses operating in virtually all major industries. According to managing director …

adidas India

The Indian subsidiary of German multinational sportswear company adidas contains a top class legal team that has been influential in steering its business through a relatively rocky period. This is connected with taking Reebok India – that had suffered a financial fraud in the past – to posting a net profit in the financial year …

Aditya Birla Group

A $41bn revenue corporation and a constituent of the Indian Fortune 500, Aditya Birla Group operates in 40 countries with more than 120,000 employees worldwide. The in-house legal department of the conglomerate, based in Mumbai, ensures the smooth running of different Group companies and provides comprehensive legal services including arbitration and litigation, transactional advisory, contract …

AkzoNobel India

When Dutch multinational chemicals company AkzoNobel bought Imperial Chemical Industries in 2008, AkzoNobel India was formed with a portfolio of decorative paints, performance coatings and speciality chemicals. ‘The legal team is relatively new which together has successfully handled and is handling multiple jurisdictional issues, undertaking new responsibilities and resolving complex challenges with its hard work …

Altico Capital

Fresh off the back of successfully supporting a blockbuster Rs500 crore real estate investment in Mumbai in late 2016, non-banking financial institution Altico Capital is moving into an exciting new chapter in its history. The Mumbai project, which will feature two million square feet of saleable property once completed, is just one example of the …

Axis Bank

One of the most significant banks in India, with a recorded $6.2bn revenue for 2016 and over 56,000 employees across approximately 3,000 branches, Axis Bank boasts a large and highly skilled internal legal department of 40 individuals. The legal support for this large and complicated operation follows a ‘dual structured approach’, as general counsel and …

Barclays India

Barclays has had a branch presence in India since 1990, achieving market leading positions in its lines of business across banking, technology and shared services operations. Responsible for the general oversight of legal services to all the businesses and Barclays entities and for general legal risk management in India, Mohit Shukla has led the legal …

Bharat Petroleum

Ranked fifth in the Indian Fortune 500 list of companies, Bharat Petroleum is a leader in the oil and gas industry in the country and is in the process of receiving recognition as a Maharatna company, evincing its reputation as being one of the premier businesses in the sector known for global operations and excellent …

Bharti Airtel

Bharti Airtel is a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa. The company ranks amongst the top four mobile service providers globally in term of subscribers, offering a full range of wireless services, mobile commerce, fixed line services and high speed DSL broadband to India. In supporting India’s largest …

Bharti Enterprises

Founded in 1976 by Sunil Bharti Mittal, Bharti Enterprises is a leading multinational conglomerate that is headquartered in New Delhi, and owns businesses spanning across telecommunications, agribusiness, financial services and manufacturing across Asia and Africa. As of June 2016 the most senior lawyer at the company is Mukesh Bhavnani, who, in his role of group …

Boeing

A constituent part of the global airliner duopoly along with its competitor Airbus, Boeing’s expansion into India has been undertaken in earnest only over the past two years. Dr Akhil Prasad, who heads the team and is the director, country counsel India and company secretary for Boeing provides details as to what the establishment of …

Citibank India

Citibank India is an Indian private sector bank headquartered in Mumbai and is a subsidiary of Citigroup, a multinational financial services corporation. As one of the premier financial institutions in the country, the Citibank India legal team lives up to the same reputation and is made up of 37 lawyers, seven technologists, three company secretaries …

Coal India

The largest coal-producing company in the world, and one of the largest employers in the world (with a total workforce of over 330,000 as of 2015) Coal India is a truly gargantuan organisation that requires heavy duty support from all business units, with legal being no exception. Despite being a state-owned corporation, Coal India is …

Cyient

Cyient is a global solutions provider focused on engineering, manufacturing, data analytics and networks and operations. Ashok Reddy, president corporate affairs and infrastructure, heads the legal, governance and secretarial team, providing overall strategic guidance, direction and counsel on all legal and governance matters. Reddy heads the infrastructure function within the organisation and has been instrumental …

Dell

Multinational information technology giant Dell is serviced in India by a global contracts and legal as a shared service (ClaaSS) team based out of Gurgaon, which is led by Smita Priyadarshini, who holds the position of senior managing legal director and is in charge of the nine lawyers and four non legal staff in the …

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