APRIL 1999 – TILL DATE: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR PROPERTIES &
CHIEF LEGAL OFFICER, RPG ENTERPRISES LIMITED, MUMBAI
RESPONSIBILITIES include finalising strategy for the important legal and property matters of the whole group, providing guidance to all the legal executives of the group companies, leading the team of lawyers and provide them guidance and motivation. Handle negotiations and out of court settlements of the matters, vetting various documents including contracts, MOU, settlement agreements, confidentiality agreements and oversee filing of winding up petitions, criminal complaints and various company law matters, defending litigation against the group companies including proceedings before the Supreme Court, various High Courts, Debt Recovery Tribunals, Consumer Courts etc. Handling international litigation of RPG Group, preparation of legal briefs for Advocates, liasing with Solicitors & Advocates, providing legal advice on variety of legal issues to the top management. Successfully handled various international legal matters in the courts at South Africa, U.K., Singapore, Australia, USA etc.
SEPTEMBER 1995 – MARCH 1999, GENERAL MANAGER (LAW) & CHIEF RECOVERY OFFICER, CEAT FINANCIAL SERVICES LIMITED, MUMBAI. (RPG Group)
RESPONSIBILITIES Included filing & expediting recovery cases, drafting and filing winding up petitions, criminal complaints under Negotiable Instruments Act and various company law matters, preparation of legal briefs for Advocates, co-ordination with SEBI, Registrar of Companies, Company Law Board etc., liasing with Solicitors and Advocates, providing legal advice on variety of legal issues to the top management, Advising Merchant Banking Department on Compliance of SEBI Rules & Regulations, Drafting various agreements (including sponsorship and subscription agreements of the bought out deals at OTCEI) and MOU and vetting draft documents, instruments & Prospectus etc. Successfully finalised the Joint Venture agreements with ITOCHU, Japan & Mustafa & Jawad, Dubai and Intel, USA.
OCTOBER 1992 – SEPTEMBER 1995, HEAD, LAW DEPARTMENT, INDO-GULF CORPORATION LTD., Jagdishpur, UP
HEADED the Legal Department. Ensured effective liaison with the Lawyers and Solicitors, Prepared legal briefs and case summary of the important legal cases, Drafted various agreements and MOU, Advised management on various matters, Ensured continuous monitoring of cases, Expedited disposal of cases including criminal complaints and matters under Customs & Excise Act, Consumer Protection Act, Trade Marks Act, Weights and Measures Act and Packaging Act etc., Advised shares department/Company Secretary on various regulatory compliance including co-ordination with various stock exchanges and SEBI, and above all protected the company’s interest in all legal matters.
MARCH 1991 – SEPTEMBER 1992, HEAD, LAW DEPARTMENT, SCICI (NOW ICICI) LIMITED, MUMBAI.
RESPONSIBILITIES Included perfection of securities for loans advanced, protection of company’s interest in various cases, continuous monitoring of cases, drafting various agreements and legal briefs, expediting recovery of loans, creation of charge, title investigation, advising Merchant Banking Dept. on regulatory compliance, compliance of regulations of Banking Division, Ministry of Finance, co-ordination with SEBI, co-ordination/liasing with the lawyers and solicitors, providing legal advice on variety of legal issues to the top management, and vetting draft documents and instruments and prospectus etc..
AUGUST 1987 – FEBRUARY 1991, ADVOCATE, LUCKNOW COURTS
INDEPENDENT PRACTICE AS AN ADVOCATE BEFORE VARIOUS COURTS AT LUCKNOW. HANDLED VARIOUS MATTERS INVOLVING MOSTLY CIVIL AND LAND MATTERS. SUCCESSFULLY HANDLED VARIOUS CRIMINAL AS WELL AS COMPANY MATTERS, CONSUMER FORUM CASES, CHEQUE DISHONOUR CASES ETC. REPRESENTED VARIOUS CORPORATIONS AND COMPANIES. INVOLVED WITH PRADESHIYA INDUSTRIAL AND INVESTMENT CORPORATION OF UTTAR PRADESH (PICUP), LUCKNOW, USHA INTERNATIONAL LTD., LUCKNOW AND MAHINDRA DAYS HOTELS AND RESORTS LIMITED.
AUGUST 1984 – JULY 1987, LEGAL APPRENTICE
CHAMBER OF LATE SRI RAJENDRA NATH MISRA, SENIOR ADVOCATE.
RESPONSIBILITIES Included finding case law on various legal matters, filling work and correspondence with the clients drafting of various petitions, applications and complaints and preparation of legal briefs for the Senior Counsel.