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Objective

To strive towards achievement of excellence vide sustained, intelligent and co-ordinated efforts which are compatible with and vital to the growth and success of the organization. 

Work History

September 2016till date

Research Assistant (Compliance)

Mercer (Singapore)
  • Undertaking secondary research regarding governance, risk and compliance frameworks and best practices in corruption and bribery management, corporate social responsibility and local community management.
  • Developing a first draft of the code of conduct , gift and entertainment policy and third party compliance policy for Mercer's client.
  • Brainstorming with senior consultants to design client solutions.
February 2016 March 2016

Legal Intern

Michael Hwang Chambers LLC (Singapore)
  • Attending and observing part of a major UNCITRAL arbitration where Mr. Michael Hwang was appointed as arbitrator.
  • Research of judgments on the issue of independence and impartiality of arbitrators.
August 2015January 2016

Legal Intern

Squire Patton Boggs (Singapore) LLP
  • Research of Singapore/English Court judgments on the consequences of direct losses arising from breach of contract.
  • Assisting in drafting the statement of defence in an arbitration proceeding before the Singapore International Arbitration Center.
  • Preparing para-wise comments to the statement of reply in an arbitration proceeding before the Singapore International Arbitration Center.
  • Preparing a draft of the KYC Checklist for Squire Patton Boggs in compliance with Part VA of the Legal Profession Act and the Legal Profession (Prevention of Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism) Rules 2015 .
  • Assisting in drafting an Engineering Procurement Construction Contract.
  • Preparing a note on the provisions relating to data protection under the Personal Data Protection Act 2012.
  • Preparing a note on the law relating to non- compete clauses in Singapore.
  • Preparing a note on the procedure for obtaining a license to import/sell medicines/medical equipment in Singapore.
  • Carrying out legal research in the areas of company law , banking law and insurance law.
  • Research of Singapore judgments on the issues of penalty, damages and repudiation of contract. 
  • Reviewing contracts such as facility agreements, shareholder agreements and distribution agreements.
  • Preparing a power point presentation titled "Best Practices in International Dispute Resolution-Strategies, Pitfalls and Tips."

June 2015July 2015

Legal Intern

Global Law Alliance LLC, (Singapore) 
  • Carrying out detailed research on Singapore legislations particularly on the Guidelines and FAQ's issued by the Monetary Authority of Singapore from time to time.
  • Assisting in corporate secretarial work such as company incorporations, preparing board and shareholders resolutions,constitutional and post incorporation documents such as constitution of the company, shareholder's agreement, form 45, form 45 B .
  • Assisting in corporate advisory work.
  • Preparing a note on the MAS guidelines on outsourcing.
  • Assisting in drafting a deed of guarantee.
  • Preparing a non-disclosure agreement.
  • Drafting an IT Services Agreement.
  • Drafting an outsourcing agreement.
  • Drafting an employment agreement.
  • Preparing a note on the "Guidelines on Good Drafting Practices for Prospectuses" issued by the Monetary Authority of Singapore.
  • Preparing a draft of the Global Law Alliance Policy on Prevention of Activities related to Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism.
  • Attending meetings with clients.
January 2014September 2014

Litigation Associate

M/s. Advaya Legal , Mumbai , India
  • Liaising, co-ordinating and meeting with clients.
  • Drafting and reviewing winding up petitions, statements of claim, suits, applications, written statements, petitions, affidavits in reply, affidavits in lieu of examination in chief, rejoinders, written statements, legal opinions, cases for opinion.
  • Advising clients on the preferable strategies to be adopted by them and on whether the subject matter ought to be litigated in consideration of the legal risk and commercial viability.
  • Carrying out detailed research on various topics including case law citations as precedents.
  • Handling litigation and appearing before the High Court of Judicature at Bombay.
  • Representing clients in ad-hoc arbitrations.
  • Attending conferences, briefing Counsels and assisting them in cases.
August 2012December 2013

Junior Advocate

Law Chamber of  R.A Rodrigues
  • Briefing Counsels and assisting them in cases.
  • Drafting writ petitions, affidavits in reply, rejoinders, legal opinions, show cause notices and replies to show cause notices. 
  • Handling litigation and appearing before the High Court of Judicature at Bombay, College Tribunal, City Civil Court and Industrial Court.
  • Attending conferences and meetings with clients.
June 2012July 2012

Intern

Law Chamber of  R.A Rodrigues
  • Drafting complaints, affidavits in reply, replies to show cause notices.
  • Attending and observing Court proceedings.
  • Undertaking detailed research on the Constitution of India, Interpretation of Statutes, Maharashtra Universities Act, Maharashtra Medical Practitioners Act, Bombay High Court Original High Court Rules, Bombay High Court Appellate Side Rules and Companies Act.
January 2012March 2012

Intern

ALMT Legal
  • Drafting replies to legal notices, written statements, writ petitions, winding up petitions and legal opinions.
  • Researching on the provisions of the Code of Civil Procedure, Code of Criminal Procedure,Competition Act, Companies Act, Constitution of India, Indian Evidence Act, Bombay Public Trusts Act, laws relating to adoption, DNA testing, guardianship and Aviation laws.
  • Preparing a detailed presentation on “Compensation to be provided by the Airlines in case of Delay,Cancellation of flight, Denied Boarding and Loss of Baggage” and the “Companies Bill 2011.
June 2010December 2011

Intern

Law Chamber of  R.A Rodrigues
  • Carried out extensive research in Constitutional law, Maharashtra Universities Act, and Maharashtra Medical Practitioners Act.
  • Drafted writ petitions, affidavits, in reply, legal opinions, show cause notices.
  • Attended meetings with clients
  • Attended and observed Court proceedings.
January 2010March 2010

Judicial Intern

Hon’ble Justice V.C.Daga : Judge, High Court of Judicature at Bombay.  
  • Carrying out extensive research under the Maharashtra Universities Act and Maharashtra Medical Practitioners Act.
  • Drafting writ petitions, affidavits, in reply, legal opinions, and show cause notices.
  • Attending meetings with clients.
  • Attending and observing Court proceedings.
December 2009

Intern

Niranjan and Company
  • Carrying out research under the Code of Criminal Procedure 1973, the Hindu Marriage Act 1956, and  Arbitration and Conciliation Act.
  • Attending and observing Court proceedings.

Education

August 2015August 2016

LLM (Corporate and Financial Services Law)

National University Singapore

Semester I

  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • International Projects Law and Practice
  • International Investment Law
  • Transactional Lawyering Architecting Deals

Semester II

  • Domestic and International Sale of Goods
  • Legal Arguments and Narrative
  • Alternative Investment Vehicles
  • China, India and International Law
June 2007July 2012

B.L.S/ LL.B

University of Mumbai (Rizvi Law College, University of Mumbai, India)


2012

Diploma in Intellectual Property Rights 

Asian School of Cyber Laws (Pune, India)  

Awards and Extra Curricular Activities

 

  • Won the ‘Third Best Team’ Title in the Moot Court Competition held at Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar College at Nagpur.
  • Represented the College as a Speaker in the M.C.Chagla Moot Court Competition held at Government Law College, Mumbai.
  • Represented the College in the “Donning the Wig” Judgment Writing Competition held at SVKM College Mumbai.
  • Received a Certificate of appreciation from the Rotary club of Mumbai, Nariman Point for being a student volunteer at a blood donation drive, at Churchgate Station, Mumbai.
  • Was appointed the Academic Co-ordinator Rizvi Law College for the academic years 2008-2009. Organized various debates, elocutions, quiz competitions, extempore, and group discussions at inter- collegiate level during the annual JUST-ICE College. Festival.
  • Was appointed the Editor for the Rotaract Club of Rizvi Law College for the academic years 2008-2009.

Publications

  • Article titled "Independence and impartiality: key factors for choosing an arbitral tribunal in India" published in International Bar Association's "Arbitration News". 
  • Article titled "Supreme Court directs dispute between World Sport Group and MSM Satellite to be referred to Arbitration" published in the Advaya Legal Newsletter

Strengths

  • High level of proficiency in drafting, legal research and legal solutions.
  • Ability to render effective, well-researched, accurate and comprehensive legal opinions.
  • An effective communicator with exceptional relationship management skills and adept at maintaining cordial business relations with legal counsels and other external agencies.
  • Capacity for hard work and to deliver on time.
  • Discipline and commitment towards the organisation.

References

  • Professor M. Sornarajah, CJ Koh Professor at the Faculty of Law of the National University of Singapore.Phone: +65 65163614 Email: lawsorna@nus.edu.sg
  • R.A.Rodrigues, Special Counsel. Mobile :+91 9821266054 Email: advocaterodrigues@gmail.com