Apollo Tyres Legal Head
Apollo Tyres Ltd has appointed Atulya Sharma (pictured) as Chief Legal Counsel. He will oversee the legal and corporate secretarial functions of the company`s Gurgaon office. He has 22 years of professional experience. Neeraj Kanwar, Vice President and General Manager of Apollo Tyres, said: «We would need Atulya`s expertise to help us manage the organization`s legal risks, litigation and regulatory actions. His extensive experience with different organizations and cultures around the world is an added advantage. Atulya, who will report to Neeraj Kanwar, is a member of the Delhi Bar Council and the Bar Association of the Supreme Court of India. «In a growing organization like ours, we would need Atulya`s expertise to help us manage the legal risks, litigation and regulatory actions related to the organization,» commented Neeraj Kanwar. «His extensive experience working with different organizations and cultures around the world is an added benefit to Apollo Tyres.» Prior to joining Apollo Tyres in February last year, Sharma worked at Deutsche Bank as Head of Legal for the Indian subcontinent and Mauritius. At Deutsche Bank, he was responsible for global market legal support, financial market banking, new funds, and infrastructure and project financing transactions. Previously, he worked at the law firm Of Dua Associates and the IDFC Group. Prior to joining Apollo Tyres, Sharma was Legal Manager for the Indian subcontinent and Mauritius at Deutsche Bank AG since February 2007.
Previously, he worked for IFC (World Bank Group), Dua Associates and IDFC Group. Recently, HSA Advocates also hired Prateek Ghosh, director of Calcutta-based law firm Paras Kuhad & Associates, and his entire team. It was within three months of a similar poaching by the para law firm Kuhad & Associates sponsored by Hemant Sahai. Apollo Tyres has appointed Atulya Sharma as Chief Legal Counsel. In this role, he will be based at the company`s headquarters in Gurgaon, India, and will report to Vice President and General Manager Neeraj Kanwar. For HSA Advocates, this is another important recruitment a month after Ramya Hariharan, co-founder of law firm Argus Partners, joined the management of the Kolkata-based company. Atulya Sharma, global chief legal counsel at Apollo Tyres Ltd, will join law firm HSA Advocates after just under a year and a half at the tyre maker, two people familiar with the development said. «HSA Advocates seems to have scored six more goals in the game. In less than a quarter, it acquired two teams from Paras Kuhad & Associates and Ramya Hariharan,» said Dinesh Sharma, founder of Personnel Junction, a consulting firm specializing in legal recruitment.
«In today`s market, when people expect a lot of work from the corporate finance industry, it makes sense for the company to hire the right talent to stay ahead of the curve.» Shahana Basu is an experienced corporate lawyer with extensive global experience in advising and managing legal and business matters in a wide range of multinational corporate business areas. Between 1998 and 2012, she worked for leading law firms in the US such as Sullivan & Cromwell, Jones Day, WilmerHale and Edwards Wildman Palmer, as well as three years with the law firm Magic Circle Linklaters in the UK. Basu made his internal debut in 2012 as a General Counsel at Apollo Tyres, one of the largest tire manufacturers in India. Based in Gurgaon, she was responsible for all legal functions, including all corporate, litigation and intellectual property matters in several jurisdictions. Due to her considerable expertise in operational management and managing complex transactions such as joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions, which she had previously acquired during her career, Basu was led by Amira Nature Foods, a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange and a global supplier of Indian-branded food. As Global General Counsel, she strategically advised the company`s CEO, Board of Directors and senior management and worked with its directors in India, the United Arab Emirates, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States. Since February 2016, Basu has been working at Max India, a healthcare company that is part of the $2 billion Max Group. As Director of Legal and Regulatory Affairs, she is able to «leverage decades of international experience across legal practice to help companies work with ethics and integrity within the parameters of law and regulation.» She is currently working on the merger of subsidiaries Max Life Insurance Company and Max Financial Services as well as the splitting and transfer of the insurance business to HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company. Sharma is a graduate of Delhi University and City University London and has almost two and a half decades of experience. He began his career at the International Finance Corporation, the private sector investment arm of the World Bank, according to the LinkedIn profile. The data is provided «as is» for informational purposes only and is not intended for commercial purposes. FactSet (a) makes no warranties, express or implied, of any kind with respect to the Data, including, but not limited to, any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose; and (b) will not be liable for errors, incompleteness, interruptions or delays, actions taken on the basis of the data, or any damage resulting therefrom.
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