Mahadev advises on areas relating to Corporate Secretarial & Compliances under various applicable corporate laws including Foreign Exchange Regulations; Foreign Direct Investments; setting up of subsidiaries of foreign companies /Special Purpose Vehicles, in India; in-bound and out-bound investments; setting up of Liaison offices in India of foreign companies; and, statutory registrations under various laws, regulatory compliances under RBI & SEBI.
He is an Associate member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) since 2002; and before joining JSA he was as an in-house ‘Company Secretary’ for various corporate houses in different sectors like Pharmaceuticals, Manufacture of Electronic Equipments / Consumer Durables, Real Estate and Non-Banking Financial Company (NBFC).
Mahadev has also served as an in-house legal counsel to various companies and has advised on various Share Subscriptions and Shareholders Agreements involving Foreign Direct Investments to the tune of ` 1600 crores, and has successfully closed multiple FDI transactions in co-ordination with external legal counsels including international law firms.
He has had the professional experience of convening and conducting meetings of Directors, shareholders and debenture holders; and has had direct interactions with various government and statutory authorities at all levels including Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB), local and central offices of Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Principal/ Additional Secretaries of State Governments and other local bodies.
He was appointed as the ‘Group Compliance Officer’ for various group Companies to ensure compliances under Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Regulations and Anti-Bribery laws and perform other related functions including training of employees under FCPA, periodic reporting, coordinating FCPA Audit and others.
Mahadev was slected as ‘one of the best employees’ of the Company during his tenure as ‘Company Secretary’ for the year 2006 – 2007 and was presented with a ‘super performer’ award.