Dr. B Gopalakrishnan

Dr. B Gopalakrishnan

Dr. B Gopalakrishnan


Dr. B. Gopalakrishnan is a legal professional having over four decades of experience in handling legal issues encompassing Banking Law and Practice, Corporate Laws and connected Litigation, Business Laws, Cross Border Transactions, International Commercial Arbitration and high value Domestic Arbitration, Capital Markets including Mutual Funds, Human Resource, Employee Grievance Redressal and connected Litigation.
Dr. B. Gopalakrishnan is an Independent Director in the Board of various companies.


Dr. B. Gopalakrishnan started his career in law as a practicing Advocate dealing in Tax laws in the year 1976. In 1989 he joined Unit Trust of India, the statutory corporation as a middle management officer and demitted his office in the year 2000 as the DGM Legal to join Axis Bank nee UTI Bank as a Vice President (Law). He demitted his office after a flourishing career at Axis Bank in the year 2013 as the President and Head of Law Department. He was the in-house legal counsel of Axis Bank for 14 long years. He joined Asset Reconstruction Company (India) Limited (ARCIL) Mumbai, one of India’s largest and premier ARC in 2013, during his short stint for about 2 years he was acting as Legal Advisor and heading the Legal Operations & Human Resources Team.
Presently, Dr. B. Gopalakrishnan is a Senior Partner with a Law Firm and is a practising Advocate holding a certificate of practice issued by the Bar Council of India.


Dr. Gopalakrishnan is recognised and an admired speaker in many of the National and International Conferences on various subjects.

He is also invited as a Guest Lecturer and a Visiting Faculty by many reputed law Schools and various Institutions to conduct Sessions on Banking Laws and Practice, Mergers and Acquisitions, Drafting of Contracts etc.

He has to his credit more than 50 publications in various legal magazines and newspapers.

He has been presented with an Award for “Outstanding Contribution by an In-house Legal Counsel” by Legal Era Awards in the year 2013.

Banking and Financial Services, Mediation

Member Income Tax Appellate Tribunal bar Association, Ahmadabad.
Member of the Corporate Counsel Committee of the Society of Indian Law Firms (SILF)
Founder President of Corporate Counsel Association of India (CCAI)
Member of Advocates Association of Western India
Member of Indian Banker’s Association, Legal and Operational Committee till 30/09/13
Member of Asian Law and Economics Association and presents paper at each of its meeting
Member of Indian National Bar Association

Dr. Gopalakrishnan has been awarded a Doctorate of Philosophy in Law from OPJS University, India
He has been awarded LL.M. from Kakatiya University, India
In addition to the above Dr. Gopalakrishnan holds a Diploma in International Law from London School of Economics, London in 2003
Diploma in Intellectual Property, Trademark, Copyright Laws from Institute of Intellectual Property Studies, India
Executive MBA in Human Resources from National School of Business Management, Chennai

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