Study Circle

VP Shintre & Associates, Advocates, conducts online Study Circle sessions every Saturday at 11 AM. The Objective of these sessions is to increase awareness on various legal topics. The sessions shall be of benefit to lawyers and students of law.

Adv. V.P. Shintre, alongwith Adv. M.P. Bendre, started Study Circle sessions for the Pune based legal community around 1985. These sessions were conducted in the Men’s Bar Room of the Pune Bar Association. Subsequently, the baton was effectively carried forward by Adv. Vaishali Bhagwat and Adv. Pramod Bendre.

As part of the evolution of this initiative, we plan to conduct these Study Circle sessions online.

We look forward to participation and engagement in these sessions by the legal fraternity.

Next Session will be Announced soon…

Session - I

Topic: Distinction between Partnership, LLP and Private Limited Company

Date: 22 May 2021

Speaker: Kunal Gokhale is an advocate practicing at Pune. He is an alumnus of National Law University Jodhpur. He specializes in income tax and corporate commercial matters and has around 11 years of post-qualification experience. He is engaged in litigation as well as advisory work. He has been associated with firms such as L&L Partners, Ernst & Young LLP, Vaish Associates Advocates in the past. He has also judged moot court competitions and given lectures.

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Session - II

Topic: Domestic and International Arbitration Part I – Practical Aspects of Domestic Arbitration

Date: 29 May 2021

Speaker: Sivaramakrishnan is an advocate practicing at Bangalore. He has about 11 years of experience and regularly appears before High Court of Karnataka at Bangalore and several judicial fora in and around Bangalore. He specializes in corporate litigation and provides super specialized services to his clients in the field of corporate laws, arbitration laws, commercial contracts, insolvency, tax, real estate and other connected subjects of law.

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Session - III

Topic: Domestic and International Arbitration Part II – Practical Aspects of International Arbitration

Date: 5 June 2021

Speaker: Mihir Naniwadekar practises as counsel at the Chambers of Mihir Naniwadekar at Mumbai. He specialises in tax litigation and commercial arbitration. Mihir has been appearing as counsel in various arbitrations, domestic as well as international and has also been appointed as arbitrator. He has appeared as lead counsel in several reported tax judgments of the Bombay High Court and has also been appointed amicus curiae by the high court in certain matters

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Session - IV

Topic: Law on Privacy Part I – Overview of Personal Data Protection Bill and GDPR

Date: 12 June 2021

Speaker: Akanksha Apte is a qualified lawyer based out of Pune/Mumbai and specialises in Technology, Media and Telecommunication laws. She is an alumnus of of ILS College, Pune and qualified in 2019. She immediately embarked upon the journey of pursuing her LLM from Queen Mary University of London. She currently works as an Associate Consultant in the Data Privacy team at Ernst & Young LLP, Mumbai. She champions for data privacy vs data security and digital rights.

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Session - V

Topic: Law on Privacy Part II – Fundamental Right to Privacy and the Aadhar decision

Date: Saturday, June 26

Speaker: Adv. Udayaditya Banerjee is an Advocate practising at Delhi and regularly appears in matters before the Supreme Court. Since 2014, he has been involved in Aadhar related litigations, in which the ‘Right to Privacy’ decision’ as well as the ‘Aadhar’ decision were passed by the Supreme Court.

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Session - VI

Topic: An Introduction to Debt Recovery by Banks and Securitisation

Date: Saturday, July 3

Speaker: Adv. Nikhil Baji is based in Pune. He is alumnus of Gujarat National Law University. He deal with Civil matters and specialises in area of Debt recovery. He has appeared before the DRT and also Civil Court in Pune. He was working in the chambers of Ronak Shah & Co. In the past, he has also worked in the Chambers of Adv. Seema Surnaik, Senior Adv Bombay High Court. He has recently cleared Maharashtra Judicial Examination and is now on his way to embark on the journey from Bar to the bench.

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Session - VII

Topic: Private Limited Company and Relevant regulations

Date: Saturday, June 26

Speaker: CS Gaurav Pingle is a Pune based Associate Member of ICSI and has completed Masters in Commerce. He brings in 12 plus years of practice and industry experience, advising on business set-up in India, core Company Law matters, Foreign Exchange Management Laws, SEBI Regulations etc. He has also authored books on a variety of topics. He also conducts internal training programs and workshops on topics relating to Corporate Laws and Corporate Governance.

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Session - VIII

Topic: Oppression and Mismanagement: A Practical Perspective

Date: 17 July 2021

Speaker: Deepti Dole is a Pune based Corporate Lawyer and Company Secretary, working for more than 13 plus years in Corporate Laws. She focuses on advising, assisting, representing well renowned Indian, multi-national companies in a wide range of Company law matters, due-diligence, Investment advisory, employment laws, contract laws, foreign-exchange laws, CSR etc. Deepti has authored various articles and is also visiting faculty at ILS law college.

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Session - IX

Topic: Confidential Information, Non-disclosure and Non-compete clauses: A litigator’s perspective

Date: 24 July 2021

Speaker: Adv Prasad Sapte has more than twelve years of experience and handles both litigation and non-litigation matters. He has appeared before the High Court of Bombay, civil courts and various tribunals. He has experience in handling matters pertaining to arbitration, consumer laws, contract laws, writ petitions, summary suits, civil suits, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code.

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Session - X

Topic: RERA – An Introduction

Date: 31 July 2021

Speaker: Kartik Kutmutia is a Mumbai based Chartered Accountant having more than 7 plus years experience. He focuses on advising, assisting, representing numerous clients before the Income Tax, GST and RERA authorities. He has experience in dealing with clients engaged in media and entertainment, real estate, manufacturing as well as service industry. He has been a big four alumnus and has exposure in the fields of Audit, Taxation and RERA.

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Session - XI

Topic: Confidential Information, non- disclosure and Non- Compete clauses in a contract : A Legal and Practical Perspective

Date: 14 August 2021

Speaker 1: Professor Nilima Bhadbhade is a lawyer, consultant, trainer and author. She was an Associate Professor at ILS Law College until 2016. She has also authored many books on Contract Law and also edited a few editions of Pollock and Mulla’s Indian Contract and Specific Relief Act. She has designed and conducted workshops and also delivered various lectures on numerous topics including contract law. She is also an avid blogger and her blogs can be found on her website

Speaker 2: Vaishali Bhagwat, Advocate is amongst the first technology lawyers in the country. She is a practicing Civil and Cyber lawyer and her work includes litigation support, litigation and non-litigation and advisory practice which includes documentation of policies and contracts, vetting and review of contracts.

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Session - XII and XIII

Topic: Start-ups: A legal and Taxation Perspective (Part I & II)

Date: Saturday, 28th August 2021 (Part-1)
Saturday, 2nd October 2021 (Part -2)

Speaker 1 - Advocate Siddharth Jathar : Adv. Jathar is an alumnus of ILS Law College, Pune. He works with Kochar & co.’s corporate Practice group and regularly advises startups and VCs on investment transactions and other transactional matters.

Speaker 2 - Advocate Vaishnavi Bhaskaran Adv. Bhaskaran is an alumnus of National Law University- Jodhpur. She had a wide experience of around 11 years. She has worked with law firms like Krishnamurthy and Co, Poovayya and Co. in Bengaluru. She was an independent practitioner for two years. Currently, she heads the corporate, commercial and employment law practice verticals at Spectrum Legal.

Speaker 3 - Advocate Kunal Gokhale: Adv. Gokhale is a practicing lawyer at Pune. He is an alumnus of National Law University at Jodhpur. He specializes in Income Tax and corporate Commercial Matters. He had worked with firms like Luthra and Luthra Partners, Ernst and Young LLP, Vaish associates in the Past.

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