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Head Coordinator ILACON Booklet Editorial Board: Amar Sundaram

 

Amar sundaram is the House Senior Corporate Legal Professional having rich experience in Strategic thinking, formulation of operational guidelines and a business enabler to complex legal issues. Have worked with the best of the Indian and Multinational business houses like DCM Shriram, Birla, TATA, AT & T, Reliance,Citi and E&Y.

A multifaceted professional with more than 20 years of corporate work experience, am presently working as National Director (Legal) & General Counsel with E&YIndia based at Gurgaon, advising 300+Partners across all service lines including Advisory, Transaction, Assurance,TAX, FIDS etc

He leads from the front on Corporate Governance, Compliances, Anti-bribery / corruption, Fraud,global investigations as well commercial cross-border contracts involving multi-jurisdictional complex legal issues.

Have handled high stake international arbitration as well as domestic arbitration involving critical questions of law, in additon to critical litigation in different high courts, Supreme Court of India and US courts.

Structured large securitization deal of more than Rs.2000 crores with leading NBFC’s/ Banks.

A University Topper in LL.M from Campus Law Centre, New Delhi, I have gained wide exposure to legal issues in the business arena including Regulatory, Compliance, Taxation, Arbitration, Insurance, Financial laws, employee related laws, cross-border transactions, Government contracts, Power, Fraud Management, Criminal and drafting / structuring having interface with leading legal luminaries of India as well as top law firms of the country.

Interacts with Government and regulatory bodies on involved legal /operational issues. Published articles in law journals, represents organization in the Industry Forums, speaker at various (national & international) conferences and a founding member of the Indian Corporate Counsels’ Association (ICCA), In 2016, twice, figured in Top 100 General Counsels, the later being “The Legal 500” GC Powerlist.

 

 

ILACON Head South Events: Sharmila Karingula

 

Sharmila Karingula is a partner at Chugh, LLP branch in Hyderabad, India.  She is an Attorney-at-Law, holds a Master’s in public Administration and a Bachelor of Law from Osmania University, Hyderabad, India. Additionally, completed a legal certificate program from New Jersey USA. Ms. Sharmila Karingula has more than16 years of extensive US Immigration practice experience from the United States and possess wide-range legal practice experience at Telangana High Court, India. She also obtained distinction as a marketing manager with excellent innovative management plans from one of the top-notch holiday homes sale company in Auckland, New Zealand. She is extremely operative at incorporating creative leadership skills to achieve business objectives. She is detail-oriented and has a passion for excellence. Additionally, Sharmila has drafted materials, conducted lectures and training sessions on global mobility services at onshore and offshore locations. She ensures global business growth and possess solid ethics. During her course of employment in United States she was awarded  Gold Spot certificate ,GIT Champ, and Individual Annual Awards. She also received GM Champ star in both 2012 and 2013. Furthermore, she is certified for Business core values, ethics and communications. Also, she is an active volunteer  for non-profit organizations . She spends her time teaching at resource limited schools, fund raising and volunteering at temples, and organizing charity events. She is proficient in English, Hindi and Telugu(written and verbal communication).

 

ILA Delhi Task Force President: Sumes Dewan

Sumes Dewan is the corporate and securities lawyer with a broad range of experience in M&A transactions, Private Equity, banking & finance and Hospitality sector with over twenty two (22) years’ experience.

Area of specialization include Foreign Investment in India, Project Financing, Corporate Laws, Joint Ventures, Cross Border Taxation Issues, Technology Transfer, Securities Law, SEBI Takeover Regulations, Banking and Finance and has been advising clients on issues relating to acquisition of both Indian and overseas companies including the foreign exchange and other governmental regulations applicable to such transactions; filing applications and obtaining clearances, with the various regulatory authorities; conducting legal due diligence; structuring the domestic and cross-border acquisition, with focus on issues such as tax management, determining the type of SPV, jurisdiction of SPV, type of instruments etc.; advising clients on various laws, rules and regulations applicable to the setting up of business operations in India; advising domestic and foreign clients in setting up joint ventures in India or overseas, including issues that are of critical significance to a joint venture, such as the nature of the entity to be set up, inter-se rights between the joint venture parties and the Indian legal, tax and exchange control implications.

One of few lawyers in India to be admitted as an Honorary fellow of the Association of Fellows and Legal Scholars, Center for International Studies; and Member of Congress of Fellows of the Center for International Legal Studies.

Nominated by Asia Law Leading Lawyers survey 2007, 2008, 2009 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 as one of the most highly-acclaimed legal experts in the Asia-Pacific region in practice area – Capital Markets & Corporate Finance.

 

 

Exectuive Director ILACON Regional Events: Shweta Lamba

 

Shweta Lamba is an HBS Alumni and holds an M.I.S from American University in Washington, D.C. Shweta prides herself in keeping the momentum and spirit of the teaching community alive at all times through her organization called AMIE – Assessments, Mentoring and Impact Evaluation at www.amiecouncil.com.

In her 12 years in the United States, she set up initiatives with international organizations including the World Bank and UNICEF in the areas of girl’s education and aids to support their online presence and managing partner relations.

Recently, Shweta set up the Pearson Assessment Centre (PAC) in India for Pearson the world’s largest education company. PAC focused on driving personalized learning with curriculum, assessments, and certifications and delivered the Stanford Achievement Test to over 200 schools in 2015.

Prior to this; she was involved in setting up the Centre for Assessment, Evaluation and Research (CAER) the first Public Private Partnership in India focused on improving the equity access to education. The CAER created three main verticals focused on Research, Professional Development and Publications. Shweta was instrumental in launching the prestigious Assessments Training Program (ATP) which was delivered to 7000 teachers and over 300 principals across the country.

Shweta is passionate about community building and her mission is to make ILA the largest community in India focused on professional development, mentoring and networking for the 1.3 million lawyers.

 

 

Leader of ILACON Student Division: Kritika Angirish

 

Kritika Angirish is a young lawyer who is keen to participate towards a change. Kritika experienced the importance of diversity and associations when she went to  pursue her Masters in Criminal Justice, QMUL. Her Scholarship gave her the opportunity to interact with divergent opinions that encouraged an open mind towards community building. She was the Director of Seminars & Conference for ELSA at her University and has also previously been part of leading various events. Presently working as a full time lawyer; she hopes to achieve mutual cooperation, accommodating individualism that promotes continuous education.