TCS Chevening Scholarship
Vaishali is the first lawyer in the country who was selected in the TCS Chevening Scholarship program on Cyber Defense and international collaboration on Cyber Policy by the British High Commission and Tata Consultancy Services.
DSCI Excellence Awards
Vaishali and her law firm won the DSCI Excellence Award for Cyber Security Evangelists in year 2016 for their outstanding efforts in "Keeping Children Safe Online"
Most Eminent Women in Cyber Security
IBM recognized Vaishali as ‘the woman who turned the tide and now pursue a successful career in cyber security’ in its IBM WISE ( Women in Security Excelling) India Chapter, WISE INDIA Summit 2019.
V P Shintre
He is one of the eminent Lawyers from Pune having Civil, Labour and Corporate practice for 50 years. His Clients include Tata Motors, State Bank, Mahindra, Bajaj, Dena Bank, Warna & Krishna Sahakari Karkhana and several others. He was the former President, Labour Law Practitioners Association, Pune and the former President, Federation of Labour Law Practitioners Association, Maharashtra Mitramandal Education Society, Rotary Etc.
He has lectured at several places in Maharashtra on various legal issues, which includes Vasant Vyakhanmala, Rotary, Sr. Citizen Club, Chambers of Commerce, Kirloskar Foundation.
He has written the following books English and Marathi
i) Handbook on Labour Laws (10th Editions)
ii) Law of Debt Recovery (2nd Edition)
iii) Jan-Hit Yachika (3rd Edition)
iv) Kase Karave Mrutupatra (7th Edition)
v) Mahilanvishayiche Kayade
Jan Hit Yachika was awarded “Lokhitwadi” (Gopalrao Deshmukh) award on 26th May 2013.
Vaishali Bhagwat, Advocate is amongst the first technology lawyers in the country with prior qualification and working experience in the field of Computer Science, Cyber Defense and Information Assurance. She earned the Degree in Computer Science and Law from the Pune University and a Post Graduate Certification in Cyber Security and Information Assurance from Cranfield University (UK). With an experience over 20+ years as a practising lawyer, she heads a 50 year old all service law started by her father VP Shintre, Advocate
Advocate Kunal Gokhale is a direct tax consultant with nearly ten years of professional experience in direct tax advisory as well as litigation work. He is a graduate from the National Law University, Jodhpur and holds a B.Sc LLB (Hons.)(Business Laws) degree.
He has significant professional experience in direct tax advisory as well as litigation work which includes experience in the areas of domestic taxation, international taxation, business restructuring taxation as well as in relation to appellate proceedings. Additionally, he also handles Commercial disputes litigation, Cyber commercial litigation, Insolvency and debt recovery matters.
He has been associated with the following firms/advocates in the past:
(i) Vaish Associates, Advocates (Delhi) March 2018 to June 2020
(ii) Ernst & Young, India (Mumbai) December 2014 to February 2018
(iii) Luthra & Luthra Law Offices (Mumbai ) January 2013 to November 2014
(iv) Adv. Vipul B. Joshi, High Court (Mumbai) June 2010 to September 2012
He has also judged moot court competitions at ILS Law College, Sinhagad Law College and given lectures at the Tax bar Association Pune, DY Patil Medical College, Kolhapur etc.
I have had the opportunity to work with Vaishali on several legal matters while at Persistent Systems and Infosys. I don’t look beyond her competence for assistance when it comes to selecting external counsel in handling matters involving tecno-legal issues. Her ability to understand the key issues have helped in taking informed decision. I highly recommend Vaishali for all the tremendous work she has done in cyber space and also in general. I wish her all the very best!Karthik Kannappan SaravananGeneral Counsel Infosys Ltd.
I was referred to and delighted to find with Vaishali the specific legal expertise in the data management and privacy space we required. Aside from quality of output, I found in Vaishali critical elements that differentiate legal counsel in my mind – a willingness to understand the business prior to thinking through its legal implications, a practical approach to handling potential legal issues and on the ground connections to help through real problems.Mukul NagCLIRNET The Physician Support Platform
I learned about Vaishali Bhagwat from few of my HR Colleagues in Pune and decided to meet her for my requirements in the space of Prevention of Sexual Harassment Policy and Committee thereof. I found Vaishali very professional in her approach, learned and experienced to handle the topic under discussion. We have Vaishali as the external member in the Internal Complaints Committee for HELLA India Automotive PVT Ltd , Pune. She has conducted the awareness sessions for all our employees including the top management and the sessions were taken very well taken by one and all. She comes across to be a very seasoned speaker on the topic and handles queries in a very calm and composed manner. It’s a very enriching experience to work with Vaishali and I look forward to more such engaging conversations with her in times to come.Prachee SonsalHead Human Resources HELLA India Pvt Ltd – Pune
“Vaishali has been a great help for the ICC program we ran through CII Pune when the POSH Act was introduced. Her insights and support to each participant was extremely useful as also her commitment and care. Thank you Vaishali – have every confidence that you will do very well.”Meher PudumjeeThermax