Extension Lecture Series - Page 6

Event: Extension Lecture Series
Date: July 09, 2016
Speaker: Ms. Gauri Rasgotra, Partner and Deputy Head, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, Delhi
Topic: Introduction to Legal Profession

Ms. Gauri Rasgotra joined Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas in 2015 as a Partner and is the Deputy Head of the Delhi Office.

Ms. Gauri has a rare combination of advisory and litigation experience of 22 years in both academic and corporate settings. She managed the litigation of some landmark cases such as the right of citizens to fly the national flag and reviving Satyam under new management after the largest ever corporate scam in India. She has been working on privacy issues for international firms planning operations in India and has also addressed international conferences on issues of relevance to international law firms with respect to Indian legal framework. Her areas of interest cover dispute resolution, commercial laws and other emerging areas such as data privacy and food safety laws.

Ms. Gauri also worked in the US at the George Washington University Law School in Washington D.C. where she was selected to be the first Director of the school’s newly established India Studies Center between 2007 & 2009. In this position she was responsible for developing and managing the Center’s portfolio of India related activities, which ranged from conferences and seminars on legal issues pertaining to India and the US to producing reports on current issues of law.
Ms. Gauri is an independent director on the Boards of three prominent public listed companies in India.

Ms. Gauri’s areas of interest are Dispute Resolution; Commercial Litigation and Arbitration. 

Event: Extension Lecture Series
Date: June 14, 2016
Speaker: Mr. Chris Parsons, Chairman, India Practice, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
Topic: Herbert Smith Freehills – Is it for you?

Mr. Chris has been with the firm for over 30 years and for the past 10 years has been the Chairman of the firm's India Practice. He was based in Hong Kong in the 1980's and from 2001 spent 3 years in Singapore as Managing Partner, SE Asia. For most of his career he has been based in London working on cross border deals.

Apart from time with clients, Mr. Chris lectures at a number of Law Schools in India which includes a joint programme with Oxford University, now in its fifth year. Mr. Chris also helps guide the firm's social initiatives in India, which includes HSF Bridge, a project that links law students with local causes.

Mr. Chris is the relationship partner for a number of Indian companies and has been involved on some leading deals including (i) Bharti's acquisition of Zain Africa, (ii) Godrej's joint venture with the Darling Group across Africa (iii) Essar's arrangements with Vodafone, (iv) the investment by Diageo in United Spirits and (v) the Strides disposal to Mylan.