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Sakshi Chopra







A corporate commercial lawyer with 8 yrs experience, looking to enhance my mediation and negotiation skills. Certified mediator, though out of practice on that front.

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India
English, Hindi
Mediation Profile

I am a third generation lawyer and have therefore always frown around conflict and conflict resolution. While litigation is what I grew up with, I often saw my grandfather and then my father, truly act as counsels to their clients, often these clients were close and extended family, who came to my grandfather and then my father for help. 

My grandfather often joked about number of years a litigation has lasted, and I remember eating treats for a family dispute that settled in 20 years (and at that time I was hardly 10 myself)!! 

In my own practice as a lawyer, I realised early on, that a lawyer may know the law, but is also regarded as a counsel because of the prudent suggestions and conflict resolution methods that they often come up with. I grew up in an environment, where, mediation, especially in family and marital disputes was encouraged, often with discussions happening in the drawing of our house. 

This has motivated me to not only partake mediation as a subject but also as a way of life. Courts and bitter litigation is always an option, but if a better alternative is available in form of a middle path then as a lawyer I am duty bound to give my clients that opportunity.

I am a corporate lawyer based out of New Delhi. As a corporate lawyer, I have been involved in advising domestic and international businesses doing business in India. My area of practice includes advising start-ups, drafting commercial agreements and structuring of transactions. It is often in these complex transactions that the mediation and negotiation skills get me the desired results for my clients. 

I also advise clients on legal compliances under various laws, with special focus on the employment and labour related legislations and I have also conducted workshops with respect to implementation of the same, especially with respect to implementation of the Sexual Harassment Policy. 

However, the foundations of my career were laid in litigation, wherein I started my career as a junior advocate, where I was exposed to the world of alternative dispute resolution. 

Corporate Lawyer (Independent), New Delhi (2016- Current)

  • Advising domestic and international businesses, including start-ups;

  • Drafting commercial agreements and structuring transactions;

  • Advisory on legal compliances under various laws with special focus on employment and labour related legislations;

  • Research on various aspects of the security laws;

  • Designing and conducting workshops with respect of the Sexual Harassment Policy.

The Law Point, Mumbai & New Delhi (2015-2016)

  • Drafting and vetting of various agreements for a start-up The agreements include client agreements, various employee agreements, agreements with consultants etc;

  • Advisory on legal compliances under various laws with special focus on employment and labour related legislations;

  • Research on various aspects of the security laws;

  • Drafting of legal notices, affidavit in replies on various legal issues and matters. I have also appeared before the Security Appellate Tribunal.

ICICI Prudential AMC Ltd., Mumbai (2013-2015)

Assistant Manager - Legal & Compliance my work folio included:

  • Drafting and vetting agreements including but not limited to Master Service Agreements, Service Level Agreements for various departments like marketing, IT, operations Drafting of distribution agreements, investment related agreements and documentation like ISDA, Debenture Trust Deeds, Share Pledge Agreements, Leave and License Agreements.

  • Researching and advising on various queries raised by the various departments with respect to varied legal

  • Compliance reporting to the group companies by analyzing the materiality of transactions both contract based as well in

  • Investor Grievances: Drafting of suitable replies for matters that have been escalated to the Legal & Compliance team, and further coordinating with the various external attorneys on pan-India basis and supporting them with requisite documentation and research.

Phonographic Performance Limited, Mumbai (2013)

As their Legal Manager, my work folio included:

  • Drafting and vetting of various license agreements and  other agreements pertaining to copyrights

  • Drafting of notices to the various parties, drafting of suits, writs, applications for filing in the various lower as well as the High Courts of various states against various parties for copy right infringement in the musical

  • Drafting of suits, writ, applications to be filed across various forums against the Amendments in the Copyright Act, 1957 and the amended rules therein and Research on various provisions of the Copyright Act & the rules and research on diverse areas of law like the Contract Act, the Companies Act and the Specific Performance

HSA Advocates, New Delhi & Mumbai (2011-2013)

  • Drafting and vetting of various kinds of legal opinions on questions involving various issues related to commercial and corporate transactions, property evaluations, media and censor board, advertisement, intellectual

  • Arbitrations: Involved in matters pertaining to terms of an agreement for producing and directing of movies and ownership of copyright; matters pertaining to commercial transactions for a transportation contract; matters pertaining to agreements with a PSU; and matters pertaining to share holder

  • Drafting Special Leave Petitions, Notices and Applications in various Civil, Criminal and Commercial matters and assisting and appearing in the Supreme Court, High Court of Delhi, and Appellate Tribunal for Foreign Exchange, Central Administrative Tribunal and the District Courts.

 

  • Enrolled in Bar Council of Delhi, India, India
  • Member Delhi High Court Bar Association, India
  • Member of Supreme Court Bar Association,India

Ms. Namrata Wadhawan (Advocate) (In- House Counsel)
[email protected]

Training and Education

I have successfully completed the Certificate Course in Dispute Management (Indian Institute of Arbitration & Mediation), which was a long distance program  which provided a good basic knowledge of ADR – Negotiation, Mediation & Arbitration. I successfully completed the program and as per IIAM Mediator Accreditation System, a candidate with CDM is categorised as Grade C Mediator, with about 15 hours of Mediation Training. 

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Sakshi Chopra
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Independent Advocate
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