As a seasoned Legal professional with more than almost four decades of varied corporate and professional experience, buttressed by a host of relevant academic qualifications, looking forward to the empanelment in a couple of arbitral / ADR institutions for rendering services as a Commercial Arbitrator.
Spearhead all legal activities of my corporate employer on diverse branches of legal practice, consultancy, compliance issues and legal challenges, particularly relating to Arbitration – Mediation – Conciliation, Insolvency & Bankruptcy, Banking, Insurance, Marine & Shipping Law, Board Meetings & Management Committee Meetings, Company formations, RERA, Contracts Management, Labour Laws, FEMA, Competition Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Company Law, interaction with and coordination of work of external consultants, chartered accountants, advocates (including 4 international law firms) and practising company secretaries and tax practitioners in regard to corporate laws, tax, audit, company secretarial practice, etc.
‘Ambidextrous’ capability and expertise to lead and head both
LEGAL and HR functions of an organization.
Overall work experience of ABOUT 40 YEARS from grass-root level comprises the following sectors:-
- LEGAL PROFESSION: as an Advocate / Legal Adviser – Consultant / Full-time Legal Professional in Corporate environment
- HR & ADMINISTRATION: International Construction Sector / Shipping Industry Petroleum Companies / Oil Refinery / Travel / Hospitality
Dealt with many reputed advocates / law firms, arbitrators, professional consultants in the fields of Taxation, Labour Laws, etc., coordinating the requirements of the corporates I was associated with, from time to time, monitoring the performance of the professionals, analyzing business risks and advising Management / stakeholders during the course of litigation and out-of-court.
CAREER MILESTONES – IN DESCENDING CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
SINCE APRIL2016 [nearing 5 years & continuing]
WORKING AS HEAD – HR & LEGAL OF LOTS SHIPPING LIMITED” & MASTER SHIPYARD PRIVATE LIMITED, LEADING GROUP OF SHIPPING AND SHIP-REPAIR/RE-BUILDING COMPANIES, HEADQUARTERED AT KOCHI, KERALA.
Specific Exposure: Civil Laws (including Property Laws), Company Law / NCLT cases, Arbitration, DRT / Banking Laws, Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process under the Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code 2016, Labour Laws including ESI, Provident Fund, domestic enquiries, etc.
JULY 2013 TO MARCH 2016
WORKED AS A FREELANCE LEGAL / MANAGEMENT / HR CONSULTANT IN KERALA, AFTER PERMANENT RE-LOCATION FROM THE U.A.E., ASSOCIATED WITH ‘RELIANCE JIO INFOCOMM LIMITED’, ‘KAMPIYIL ASSOCIATES’ (KAMASS) AND ‘KAMASS HR SOLUTIONS’.