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Contract manager

Cary, North Carolina, United States
February 07, 2019

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Ritu Chauhan

: 919-***-****

**** ********* **** ****, ****-27513, NC



-A diversely experienced legal professional with overall work experience of 8+ years

-Progressive career growth which entails:

oContract Management Experience - Developed and managed business alliances with key international Clients. Ensured legal schedule, cost and contractual compliance on significant multi-year engagements.

oCorporates (IT and Hospitality organizations) - Contracts, Compliances and Risk Management, Policies, Secretarial activities etc.

oLitigation Experience - Practiced as an attorney in High Court of New Delhi, District courts and Tribunals (India)

oLegal Firms - IPR, Arbitration, Corporate Law, Civil Law, Consumer Law, Family Law, Property Law etc.


-LLM (Master of Laws), Kurukshetra University, India [2007 – 2009]

-LLB (Bachelor of Laws), H.P University, India [2004 – 2007]

-B.Sc. (Bachelor of Sciences), Delhi University, India [2001 – 2004]

-NIIT (Computer Science Diploma), New Delhi, India [2001 - 2003]

Career Highlights

Barbeque Nation Hospitality Limited (a leading hospitality company in India)

Manager - Legal (July 2017- May 2018), Bangalore, India


-Drafted and negotiated commercial outlet leases, equipment leases, vendor service agreements, loan agreements, issue & payer agency agreements with Indian and international bankers (Dubai), sales and purchase agreements, consulting agreements, slump sale agreements, service agreements, housekeeping and security agreements, royalty agreements, business conducting agreement, software licensing agreement, procurement contracts, trademark franchise agreement (Malaysia), escrow agreements involving both foreign and domestic transactions and proposals.

-Provided legal and financial counsel to Lessee and Lessor clients, Procurement teams, Human Resources, Marketing and Business Devolvement teams.

-Introduced Contract & Compliance Management software and implemented it Org wide which covered licenses/statutory compliances, incident and Risk management for 100+ outlets across PAN India.

-Assisted and updated the external securities counsel in all the legal and compliance matters in pre IPO formalities of the organization. Vetting all the agreements like share escrow, cash escrow, indemnity and monetary agency agreements.

-In-charge of all the procurement agreements and renewal of all the mandatory statutory licenses of new and existing outlets, categorizing their risk factors and furnishing all the government requirements in obtaining the same.

-Managed legal and paralegal personnel.

-Revised all the organizational policies and procedures. Advised management on corporate regulatory and compliance matters.

-Provided legal solutions for all the Consumer Complaints as received at PAN India level. Worked closely with legal partnership firms and led conflict and alternate dispute resolution efforts resulting in lower litigation expenses.

-In charge of the entire domestic and International Intellectual Property Rights (trademarks and copyrights) of the company which included registration of trademark and copyrights and furnished all the mandatory requirements of Indian, foreign agents/lawyers and legal partnership firms.

-Tracked and managed all the all the Current/Pending Litigations, licenses and lease deeds and other agreements in Management Information System (MIS) software included the action taken by the Company.

emids Technologies Pvt. Ltd. (a US Healthcare IT organization)

In-House Legal Counsel (April 2016- June 2017), Bangalore, India


-Drafted, vetted and negotiated master service agreements, Non-disclosure agreements, Statement of work, Request for proposal with several industry leaders in US healthcare.

-Regularly executed dozens of contracts, which included vendor service contracts, contractor service agreement, employment agreements, travel agreements, custodial agreements, Audit Contracts and procurement contracts along with their associated extensions, amendments, and addendums etc.

-Created contract templates, processes and tools for the company. Designed and presented in-house training seminars, which increased productivity and improved performance, quality and established best practice

-Drafted and revised the companies policies which included Amax card, travel, leave encashment, cellphone, auto loan, relocation, code of conduct, POSH policy, sanction policies and other HR related policies etc.

-Introduced awareness emails, Authority matrix and Compliance management tool org wide.

-Researched, reviewed, evaluated and implemented new regulations, informing cross-functional departments regarding updated requirements, and developing new business procedures to enforce compliance (HIPPA) (HITRUST), Data privacy, and other client based compliances and statutory requirements.

-Interacted with clients and assisted outside counsel (India and UK based) and in-house senior counsels (US based) on litigation matters and to negotiate the Contract and other aspects of the contracts.

-Assisted company with their Intellectual property matters (Trademark, Copyright and patents) for their registration and renewal and other legal advice.

-Drafting paperboard minutes, CSR minutes and their resolutions.

-Maintained statutory compliance covered under labor laws, Shop & Establishment Act and other applicable laws of the state and nation.

-Maintained tracks of all the contracts due for renewal and expired won follow on contracts extending contract period of performance by over 5+ years.

NDA Partners (a legal firm specializing in Property/Corporate/Family Law)

Corporate Legal Associate [Jan 2016 – Apr 2016], Bangalore, India


-Drafted contracts, compliances, corporate agreements (MSAs, BSAs, SOW, EICC, NDAs etc.), Limited liabilities partnership agreements, complaints, joint development agreements, notices, negotiable instruments, registration of companies, sale deeds, memorandum of understanding, lease agreements, drafted legal Petitions, etc.

-Advised clients on legal matters and perform legal research for the benefit of an employee or their parent corporation.

-Handled all the civil litigations.

High Court of Delhi (June 2007-May 2013)

KMA Law offices (Civil/Consumer/Corporate Law Firm)

Legal Practitioner [June 2011- Mar 2013], New Delhi, India


-Drafted various contracts, Agreements, property matters, Civil Suits, Recovery Suits.

-Worked on various compliances, Notices, applications, Writ, property matters, and Company matters & Real estate.

-Filled various trademark applications for the registration in different classes

-Handled matrimonial cases as per Hindu Marriage Act

-Filled recovery suits in the district court and cases related to negotiable instruments

-Advised clients on various legal matters related to IPR

-Appeared before an Arbitrator, Tribunals, District courts and High Court

Lalji Advocates (IPR Firm)

Sr. Legal Associate [Oct 2008 - May 2011], New Delhi, India


-Drafted trademark & copyright petitions & filed oppositions and rectifications

-Assisted senior advocates and advised clients regarding infringement of copyright and trademarks.

-Assisted local commissioners appointed for raids.

-Appeared before Delhi High Court, District Courts and Tribunals.

-Mentored junior legal associates.

-Conducted research work.

Sandeep Sharma & Associates (Arbitration and Civil law)

Legal Associate [Jun 2007 – Oct 2008], New Delhi


-Drafted petitions of recovery, partition, declaration, injunction, claim petitions, arbitration petitions, writ petitions, appeals, statements of claims and other pleadings.

-Arbitration, rent and matrimonial cases, debt recovery, negotiable instruments, breach of contract, sale of goods and specific relief matters. Drafted statements of case and other pleadings.

-Tribunals namely district/state/national consumer, Dispute redressal forums, central administrative tribunal (CAT), appellate tribunal, High Court and Supreme Court of India.

-I have successfully advocated small claims matters in the Tribunals.


Sandeep Sharma & Associates / Sandeep Aggarwal & Company

Intern [Nov 2005 – Feb 2006] / Intern [Nov 2006 – March 2007], New Delhi


-Drafted legal notices, miscellaneous applications e.g. Under section 151 C.P.C and section 482 of Cr.P.C bail applications, lower court applications, applications for waiver of costs, condonation of delay, exemption of appearance of the parties.

Volunteer Experience

-Participated in seminar on Protection of Women Rights and Role of Legal Machinery in securing Women Rights held at Shimla, H.P, India

-Represented the College in Moot Competition organized by H.P University, Shimla, India.

-Participation in numerous Legal Aid Awareness programs by State Government and High Court.

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