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Soumya Patnaik
Senior Associate
  +91 80 4350 3623
English, Hindi, Oriya

Soumya focuses on diverse areas of Corporate Commercial. Some of the areas that she has extensively advised in are: Employment laws & related issues, foreign direct investment into India, regulatory issues relating to the Telecom sector such as licensing & structural requirements, Media & Entertainment laws applicable to social and other forms of media, and data protection & privacy laws.

She has been involved in numerous major transactions involving share acquisition and business & asset transfer. She has assisted in conducting due diligences, drafting and negotiating transactional documents, including share purchase & share subscription agreements, shareholders agreements, asset transfer agreements, business transfer agreements, and related secondary agreements. She has also assisted in closing and post-closing activities related to such transactions.

Soumya has been advising clients extensively on all aspects of Employment laws, including employee termination, conduct of disciplinary proceedings, employee transfer, employee benefits, confidentiality and non-compete obligations, and employment policies. She has drafted numerous employment contracts, employee handbooks and policy documents. She has also advised and assisted clients in dealing with disciplinary proceedings, including sexual harassment complaints in India.

Apart from the above, Soumya has also been dealing with many companies in the IT & ITES sectors, and advising them on a regular basis, on compliances in relation to data protection and privacy laws.


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