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Resume for Ashok S. for Attorney / Paralegal / Banking in Mumbai, India




Occupation: Attorney / Paralegal Industry: Banking
Country: India City: Mumbai
State: Maharashtra ZIP: 400071



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Ashok S.

, Safal Heights II, Borla Village, V N Purav Marg,

Moti Baug, Chembur, Mumbai

Tel: Mobile + , Email:

WORK EXPERIENCE 

A Legal Counsel engaged in providing legal strategy and advice, reviewing and drafting of documents and contracts with over years of experience which includes over years in the Banking and Financial Services industry.  
 

Barclays Bank PLC – India

April till date

Head Legal

General Counsel for Barclays Corporate Group in India 

Key Responsibilities 

  • Heads the legal function for the Barclays Corporate Corporate and Retail Banking division of the Bank in India and its domestic subsidiary in India, Barclays Investments and Loans India Limited Barclays Finance:
  • To develop and build an effective legal team and function in India – currently the team strength is members
  • To provide advisory, documentation and litigation support to various business viz. Corporate, Retail and Cards and support functions
  • To identify and manage legal risk in India in line with Barclays Group policies
  • To support the Bank’s strategic agenda in India
  • To develop, embed and deliver strategic legal risk management initiatives through effective legal policies and procedures
  • To embed the governance standards in the business
  • Liaise with the Heads of Legal for the Bank’s other clusters to embed cluster policies and best practices
  • To develop, manage and control external legal resources in terms of costs and performance
  • To support the secretarial function of the subsidiary
  • To advise Barclays Group on India legal risks with respect to other Group companies in India on a case to case basis
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  • Achievements
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  • Started as the first employee of the legal department and built and effective legal team delivering to business
  • Consistently recognized as the top key contributors to the Bank’s growth
  • Awarded the Star Performer award
  • Recognized as the Best Team in October
  • Legal team has been consistently awarded various team and individual awards in recognition of contribution to the Bank. Recent award – Team Award in October for Legal team supporting Corporate Banking division
  • Embedded a strong legal framework regarding policies, procedures and documents for the Bank and the subsidiary
  • Involved in the growth of each business of the Bank and subsidiary from its commencement to its current admirable levels
  • Helped set up branches across the country for the Bank and branches across the country for Barclays Investments and Loans India Limited
  • Helped structure an innovative Mobile Banking service across the country
  • Helped structure a remunerative cross border commercial transaction
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  • Reporting directly to the Regional General Counsel based at Dubai
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    KOCHHAR & CO. – Advocates and Legal Consultants

    May till date

    Senior Associate 

  • Law practice areas:
  • Banking laws
  • Securities laws
  • General Commercial Contracts.
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  • Advised multinational clients on
  • foreign exchange control regulations
  • establishing a business presence in India
  • general corporate commercial transactions.
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  • Advised clients on various legal issues inter alia relating to:
  • joint ventures
  • private equity investments
  • real estate acquisition and development.
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  • Preparing and/or reviewing various documents relating to the above areas of practice.
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  • Conducting legal due diligence of a company on behalf of an investing/acquiring company.
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  • Presentations: Member of the Prime Minister’s business delegation to the EUIndia Business Summit held in October at Helsinki, Finland and presented a paper on the legal services in India and how it can promote growth of business between EU and India.
  • STANDARD CHARTERED BANK

    April till April  

    Associate Manager Legal

  • Inhouse Counsel for various business units which include:
  • Corporate Banking – Client Relationships, Commercial Real Estate, Custodial Services and Structured Finance.
  • Retail Banking Wealth Management, Credit Cards, Personal Loans, Auto Loans, Mortgages and Small and Medium Enterprises unit.
  • Group Companies and subsidiaries of the Bank.
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  • Advising and drafting and/or reviewing of documents and contracts for the above business units pan India on operational issues and new banking initiatives.
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  • Negotiating directly with business clients at all levels, both internal and external to the Bank.
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  • Reviewing the Departmental Operating Instructions Manuals of the Bank, incorporating changes in procedure and law as appropriate.
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  • Advised the Bank on various issues including outsourcing contracts and software and hardware purchase contracts.
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  • Designed and Administered the Legal Database software application for tracking and monitoring litigation for and against the Bank pan India.
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  • Achievements/Recognition:
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  • Awarded the “Leading the Way Star Challenge Value Team Award” recognizing my contribution to the Bank.
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  • Recognized by the Bank as an “Outserve Champion” for my contribution towards improving the Home Loan documentation so as to improve customer experience, reduce costs and improve process.
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  • Recognized for single handedly coordinating and organizing a South Asia Regional Legal & Compliance Conference.
  • ICICI BANK LIMITED       

    January till March  

    Manager Legal 

  • Imparting legal advice to the Mortgages division pan India on operational issues and new product initiatives, this also includes drafting and/or reviewing of documents and contracts.
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  • Imparting legal advice and reviewing and/or drafting of agreements for the appointment of Service Providers/Agents.
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  • Conducting regular audit of the mortgage unit at the branches of the Bank pan India, ensuring implementation and adherence to legal policies and procedures.
  • NATIONAL SECURITIES DEPOSITORY LIMITED       

    July to January  

    Assistant Manager Legal 

  • Imparting legal advice and drafting and/or review of documents and contracts with respect to securities capital market and depository transactions.
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  • Handling litigation in Civil, Arbitration and Consumer matters, which includes liaisoning with Company’s Solicitors.
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  • Organizing and conducting training sessions for business partners on legal aspects relating to securities and depository transactions.
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  • Setting up a Panel of Lawyers pan India and helping negotiate very competitive fees.
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  • Interacting with investors and business partners for resolving legal issues.
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    GREAVES LIMITED

    February to June  

    Officer Secretarial 

  • Imparting advice on interpretation and application of Corporate Laws.
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  • Preparing and filing of various statutory forms.
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  • Administrating the Fixed Deposit Department.
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  • Managing Depositor and Agent relationships.
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  • Compiling Compliance Reports for Management, Statutory Authorities and Auditors.
  • SRF FINANCE LIMITED                        

    October to June  

    Business Executive 

  • Administrating the Fixed Deposit Department.
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  • Managing Depositor and Agent relationships.
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  • Compiling Compliance Reports for Management, Statutory Authorities and Auditors.
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    ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS  

    Bachelor of Law LLB

    Government Law College, Mumbai University

    Secured % and passed with Second Class in  

    Master of Business Law MBL

    Presently pursuing the course from The National Law School of India, Bangalore  

    Company Secretaryship Intermediate Level

    Institute of Company Secretaries of India

    Secured % passed in  

    Bachelor of Commerce B.Com

    Poddar College, Mumbai University 

    Secured % and passed with First Class in

    Stood th in the Merit List of Mumbai University 
     

    Higher Secondary Certificate HSC

    Poddar College, Bombay Board 

    Secured .% and passed with Distinction in  

    Secondary School Certificate SSC

    OLPS High School, Chembur, Bombay Board

    Secured . % and passed with Distinction in  
     

    PERSONAL DETAILS  

    Date of Birth : th July  

    Marital Status : Married 

    Languages known : English, Hindi, Marathi and Malayalam 

    Interests and activities : Listening to Music and Reading   


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