VIKAS GAURISHANKAR GUPTA
Versatile, high-energy Legal Associate, offering more than 8 years of dynamic career in Legal Affairs and Legal Documentation; scaling new heights of success with hard work & dedication and leaving a mark of excellence on each step” Profile Summary
Rich expertise of monitoring the entire legal function involving determining objectives, designing & implementing systems, policies & procedures to facilitate internal control. Coordinated with various governmental and non- governmental authorities
Competent in performing legal functions including drafting, vetting & negotiating legal documents and appearing before courts, tribunals & authorities for company related cases
Incisive acumen in drafting & interpreting legal documents like contracts & agreement including analyzing business transactions from legal perspective and offering solutions to avoid legal & commercial risks
Leveraged skills in providing management advisory services by undertaking legal research, land acquisition, leasing, legal document preparation as well as legal document / agreement reviews
Excellent in independent controlling of all legal matters & opinions and providing expert advises for all litigation matters including civil, criminal, labor and arbitration corporate, research, vetting & contracts
Proven track record in evaluating findings, developing strategies & arguments in preparation for presentation of cases and examining legal data to determine advisability of defending or prosecuting lawsuit
Pivotal in maintaining sustained contact with legal professionals and government officials for initiating and following-up on legal procedures and finalizing various legal agreements
An effective communicator with exceptional relationship management skills in maintaining cordial business relations with legal counsels & other external agencies
Legal Affairs / Documentation
Litigation & Arbitration
Liaison & Coordination
Client Relationship Management
Key Result Areas:
Drafted, reviewed, negotiated and managed various Agreements, including but not limited to, Confidentiality Agreements or Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs), Business/Technology Agreements, Service Agreements, Memorandum of Understanding for the purpose of ascertaining potential business with different energy companies.
Provided comprehensive legal counsel on diverse range of real estate issues, including property transactions, land acquisition, development, and leasing.
Assisted JSA in a case filed before the CERC for determination of tariff in respect of inter-state transmission system of the Transmission Company. Researched on Condonation of the time over-run due to forest clearance and RoW issues, for the said determination of tariff.
Assisted Ritam Legal in an application filed before NCLT, Ahmedabad under Section 66 of the IBC, 2016 by the Liquidator alleging certain fraudulent transaction undertaken by Essar’s subsidiary.
Assisted MZM legal in drafting written submissions and Interim Application in a case filed before DRT by the Lenders for recovery of amount from Essar’s subsidiaries and Guarantors.
Assisted Sr. Adv. Sajan Poovaiyya in an appeal filed before APTEL by GUVNL challenging GERC’s order in allowing the claims of Essar Power Limited and subsequent payment. Researched on Computation of Interest on the delayed payment charges, for recovery of the alleged deductions.
Assisted Counsel in an appeal filed before APTEL for determination of tariff under Section 61 and Section 63 of Electricity Act, 2003.
Assisted Counsel in an appeal filed by Essar’s subsidiary before APTEL for relinquishing its LTOA rights without payment of relinquishment charges. The case involved denial of payment of such relinquishment charges on the grounds of force majeure.
Assisted Ritam Legal in conducting Due Diligence for Essar Power Transmission Company Limited to ascertain risks with respect to potential sale of the asset.
Drafted Share Purchase Agreement and Assignment Agreement for the purpose of acquiring a Sugar Mill by one of Essar’s subsidiary.
Drafted Amendments to Coal Handling Agreement between Essar Power Gujarat Limited and Essar Bulk Terminal Limited.
Drafted various ICD (Inter-Corporate Deposits) assignment Agreements for the purpose of transferring the right/ obligation for the payment for certain Renewable Energy Companies.
Drafted various letters of correspondence on behalf of the company for matters including response to accusatory notices by the Liquidator of one of our subsidiaries and request for compliance to various electricity boards.
Drafted Agreement for Water Supply Arrangement and Storage Access agreement between Essar Power Plant in Gujarat and Nayara Energy Limited.
Key Result Areas:
Managed litigation right from issuing/ responding to Notices to formulating litigation strategies to closely following up on matters with external counsel appointed by the Company.
Drafted and vetted various legal documents like NDAs, MOUs, Leave and Licence Agreements, Human Resource related Agreements.
Have worked upon cases of GSL (I) Ltd., a group company of GITCO Pvt. Ltd.
Attended Courts for hearing of the matters across India including Supreme Court, Gujarat High Court, Delhi High Court, Bombay and District Courts and Magistrate Courts.
Handled Debt Recovery Matters before DRT, DRAT.
Dealt with wide array of Litigation involving Civil, Criminal, Arbitration, Constitution, Corporate Law and Land Law.
Preparing & verifying legal documents, Involved in cases of litigation, arbitration and regulatory investigations.
Advised on Labour Law matters and compliances.
Appeared before High Court of Bombay and Metropolitan Magistrate Courts of Mumbai for various stages of case arguments.
Undertook Research Task
Drafted Search Report, Legal Notices and Written Statement.
Assisted in Document Registration Work.
Assisted in advocacy work of lawyers.
Drafted petitions, prepared briefs and appeared in various matters including Criminal, Arbitration, DRT, Company Petitions, Writ Petitions, PIL.
Reviewed documents focusing on privileged and special concepts as per client instructions.
Worked on diverse projects relating to Residential Mortgage Backed Securities matters i.e. (RMBS), Foreign Currency Market i.e. (FX Market), Regulatory Investigations, ISDA derivatives.
Lead and managed teams training for various projects.
Set-up communication systems to disseminate client instructions and requirements to team members and forward team members’ queries to clients.
Assisted management for processes related to client deliverables.
Trained team members on various projects focusing on peculiar requirements of clients.
Dragging experience on master servicing agreement, NDA etc for leading financial service company. Education
Post Graduate Diploma in Alternative Dispute Resolution from Mumbai University- Pursuing
LLB (Law) from G.J. Advani Law College, Mumbai University in 2014
B. Com. from Tolani College of Commerce, Mumbai University in 2011
H.S.C from Oriental College of Commerce, MSBS&HSE in 2008
S.S.C from St. Josephs High School, MSBS&HSE in 2006 IT Skills
Windows, Internet Applications and MS Office (Word/Excel/PowerPoint) Nov’16 – Oct’18 GITCO Pvt. Ltd., Law Officer
Jul’16 – Nov’16 M/s Kumar and Associates, Junior Advocate Feb’14 – Jul’16 Thomson Reuters, Legal Associate
Date of Birth: October 18, 1989
Languages Known: English, Hindi and Marathi
LinkedIn ID: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vikas-gupta-4b1294124/