Meenal Shah

Lead Commercial Counsel, Essar Group

I am a business lawyer with more than a decade of experience. My role is to be a gatekeeper and business enabler simultaneously. I co-work with various global business teams and senior management to provide legal advice and solutions based on strategic business choices. I started by being a part of the M&A team at a premier Indian law firm.

Thereafter, I have practiced as an arguing counsel at Indian courts. For the last 5+ years I have been supporting businesses as an in-house counsel. I lead multi-jurisdictional cross-border & domestic transactions such as private equity, M&A, JV, business/ asset transfer, debt transactions. I work with senior management on transaction strategies.

I structure, draft and negotiate high value commercial contracts. I regularly advise on privacy and data protection laws. I am certified data privacy practitioner for the Indian and global privacy laws.

I am an active member of the Foundation of Data Protection Professionals of India which is a non-profit knowledge group on global privacy laws. I won the fully paid Chevening fellowship award for Cyber-security which is offered to only 6 Indians annually by the UK Government.

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