April 2013

 

An In-House Counsel having more than 21 years of experience, who started his Career in Jan’93 as a practicing lawyer for 2 years, joining an Advertising Industry (SELVEL MEDIA SERVICES PVT. LTD.) & working for 6 years, later getting an opportunity to work in FMCG Industry (PERFETTI VAN MELLE INDIA PVT. LTD.) for 2 years, before joining Consumer Durables Industry (LG ELECTRONICS INDA PVT. LTD.) where still working-in for the last 10.5 years.


What is your sector?

Consumer Durable Digital Appliances


How many employees are in your company?

Around 3000 on roll employees, All India across 44 branches.


What are your company’s main location(s) of lawyers?

New Delhi


What main area(s) of law do you practice?

Civil, Criminal, Contracts, Consumer, IPRs, Anti-Trust & Arbitration


What has been your biggest challenge so far as an in house legal counsel?

When the marketing department wants to do something, which has legal restrictions, but rather than being a bottleneck for them, the Legal Department finds a way out, which itself is a challenge everyday.


What are the biggest regulatory issues you are facing at the moment?

Not yet governed by any Regulator.


What main law firms does your company use?

Amarchand Mangaldas, IntelAdvocare, SKJ Law Offices and other independent lawyers depending upon the type of matter.

 
How often do you outsource legal work?

Around 80% work is done in-house, unless the matter requires Court appearances. In-house work includes – drafting & vetting of contracts, replies to legal notices, marketing promotion schemes, release of advertisements, negotiations with 3rd parties, settlements, day-to-day advises.


How often do you revise your external panel?

Not often, infact, lawyers keep on getting added in our panel.


Aside from fees, what are the main criteria you consider important when deciding whether to hire a law firm for a particular matter?

Personal Attention by the Managing Partner of the Law firm, able to deliver in short time span, always willing to accommodate inspite of others’ pending works.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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