OUR TEAM

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Santanu Ghosh Founder & Director

Biography :

A licensed legal consultant in UAE and India with more than two decades of experience in the legal field including managing an Emirati Law Firm having wide expertise that covers DIFC Courts, DIFC-LCIA Arbitration, DIAC Arbitration, CAS, and other advisories.

Experienced in-house counseling in India’s major companies, including ICICI Bank, SCB Capital Markets, Mumbai International Airport, and Tata Capital.

Specialized in Banking & Finance, Manufacturing & Infrastructure, Airports, Oil & Lubricants, Real Estate, FIDIC, Consumer Law, IP disputes, Maritime Cases, Employment Law, Competition Law, Trust Law, Family Law, Bankruptcy & Insolvency Law.

 

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Arunoday Ganguly Founder & Director

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An experienced legal and management professional with over two decades of professional experience in legal and business affairs of large business conglomerates. A strategic thinker and a key advisor to company management.

Ex-General Counsel for American Express MENA for 13 years, with expertise in Laws related to Banking & Finance and on cross-border legal and regulatory compliance. Also worked in leadership positions in ICICI Bank, Citigroup, TATA Finance etc.

Specialized in counseling on all litigations, pre-litigation and dispute management for Companies and individuals. A problem solver and a legal strategist.

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Varsha Venkataraman Director & Partner

Biography :

Varsha is a trilingual Global Affairs graduate, holding a GDL from the UK, enroute to qualifying as a solicitor in England and Wales. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Business Laws from the National Law
School University, India. 

Her focus lies in the fields of Venture Capital, Private Equity, M&A and Corporate/Commercial disputes. She is well versed in assisting clients with robust legal drafting, known to have a keen eye for detail.

Varsha is also an active seed and early-stage investor and the Co-Founding Director of Metaversity Technologies LLC. Her investment profile includes Konsultera (Deeptech/AI), KRUU (Edtech), Metaversity (Edtech) and a few others.

Out of work, you can find her traveling, exploring her musical acumen or tapping into emerging technologies.

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Jessica Zakhour Of Counsel Partner

Biography :

A Cross-Border Legal Consultant with extensive experience, skills, and passion for Cyber Law. She represents Youth IGF at the Lebanese Multistakeholder Advisory Group (LMAG) meetings.

With five languages written, read, and spoken, she has consulted for many international companies and organizations including the Embassy of Brazil in Beirut and is currently a member of the United Nations Association of Lebanon.

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Shantala (Matti) Rao Of Counsel Partner

Biography :

Over 20 years of experience in varied aspects of laws in India and England.  

Active litigation experience in company, consumer, matrimonial, banking, civil & criminal laws etc before the Higher Courts, Trial courts & Tribunals specially in Bengaluru and Mumbai. 

A corporate career ranging from Banking, Insurance and Telecom in some of India’s leading corporates - ICICI Bank, HDFC Life [the then HDFC Standard Life] & Vodafone and handling critical issues across the length and breadth of India with solution-oriented approach. 

Experienced in property related laws, rules and regulations in England, being a property investor. Dealing with financial, administerial legal & regulatory matters as a Director of Shivaaz Ltd., Shan and Sach Ltd. and as one of the trustees of the Hursthead Education Trust. Experienced in handling social, regulatory, governance related issues in England via The Citizen’s Advice Bureau, Redbridge London.