INALP Executive Committee
The executive committee lies at the core of INALP. The members of the executive committee hold years of expertise in the legal field and channel it to lead the association in the direction of fulfillment of goals. The onus of ensuring that the working of the association is fair and transparent lies within the executive committee.
Nelima Ramrao ShindePresident (Honorary)
Nilima Ramrao Shinde, is a senior legal professional based at Pune, Maharashtra. She Holds an LLB degree and a diploma in International Business from Symbiosis Society’s Law College, Pune and has 33 years of experience in the Legal Field, with 7.5 years legal practice experience and thereafter employed with Thyssen Kurpp India (German MNC), Bharat Forge Limited and currently heads the legal function at Thermax Limited, and managing a team of Lawyers. Her expertise as a General Counsel includes Arbitration, Litigations, JV's, M&A, Due Deligence, Negotiations and Intellectual Property.
Shashank BajpaiVice President
Shashank is the Managing Partner of Vardharma Chambers Law Firm. He has completed his LL.M from Indian Law Institute. He has over a decade of wide-ranging experience in Civil, Criminal, Constitutional and Arbitration law.
His expertise is in Banking and Energy Law. he also represents the State and the Centre before various Tribunals, High Courts and the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India. He has been involved in many high stake matters for various State Governments, Statutory Authorities, Banking Institutions and PSU’s and is currently on the panel for some premiere institutions of our country.
Manuj BhardwajExecutive Secretary
Manuj Bhardwaj is an international lawyer and foreign policy expert. Manuj, with his legal & corporate professional managerial expertise has recognized the fault points in the present culture of legal & strategic services. He is the Founder & Managing Partner of BSM Legal Advisors & Strategy Consultants LLP which is an India based legal & policy advisory, strategy consultancy and investment solutions firm, headquartered in Delhi. He advises corporations on inward & outward trade and investment in India. He also regularly advises various inter-governmental bodies and Government of various countries on important issues related to foreign policy, climate change, trade and development. His areas of expertise include International Economics, Fiscal Policy, IPR, Trade & Investment Laws, International Refugee Laws, Cyber Laws, Data Privacy, Artificial Intelligence and International Arbitration.
He has a keen interest in the issues related to climate change & climate justice and have done extensive research in the field which has been published by World Bank Group. Manuj has a Dual Masters (MSc) in Public Policy & Human Development with specialization in Foreign Policy & Development from United Nations University & Maastricht University based in The Netherlands. He has recently completed his term as the youngest Secretary General of Indian Lawyers Association (ILA) which is a voluntary association of lawyers in India. He is the recipient of awards like Best Youth Entrepreneur 2015 and Youth Icon of India 2016. Currently he is the Indian Representative of Human Rights & Democracy Network of the youth division at the Commonwealth Secretariat.
In 2018, he announced a grant of USD 15000 for young entrepreneurs/start-ups at World Investment Forum organized by United Nations Conference on Trade & Development at UN Headquarters in Geneva. He is a regular speaker & invitee to various international forums of United Nations on human rights, entrepreneurship, trade & investment and climate change. He is also the Co-Chair of India – UK Legal Exchange Programme supported by British Members of Parliament, law firms and various other societies. Manuj has been a member of various diplomatic missions including an election observation mission for Presidential & General Elections of Sierra Leone under the chairmanship of Former President of Ghana where he was the youngest member among various Members of Parliament and Diplomats.
He has also been invited the former British Prime Minister Theresa May for the Commonwealth Heads of Government of Meeting 2018 in London where he has important discussions with various Heads of States & eminent personalities including Prime Minister of India Mr. Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of Canada Mr. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Australia Mr. Malcolm Turnbull, Prime Minister of New Zealand Ms. Jacinda Ardern & Former Prime Minster Ms Helen Clark, Mr. Bill Gates and Prime Minster of Bangladesh Ms. Sheikh Haseena. Manuj Bhardwaj is a commentator on international politics and enjoys great relationship with the Government of various countries. He has led high level delegations to the US and the UK in past and was recently in the US on a high level visit meeting judges, attorneys, US & Multilateral institutions including United Nations officials discussing on various issues including climate change and trade.
Priyanka Sud is a seasoned lawyer who is having a wide spread experience of over 18 Years of independently handling and arguing various types of Suits, Petitions, Criminal Complaints, Writs before Hon’ble Punjab and Haryana High Court, District Courts of Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula as well as various Quasi-Judicial Bodies of Chandigarh.
She is enrolled with the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana and In the course of her Litigation Practice She has represented Managements of Companies, Individuals, and Conducted Trials across a Spectrum of Industries. She is a POSH, Matrimonial, Foreclosure, Bankruptcy, Corporate and RERA Consultant.
She had been on the Panel of Union of India as Senior Panel Counsel for Punjab and Haryana High Court. Presently she is on the Advisory Board of the Prasanchetas Foundation. She is on the Panel of PUNSUP and various other cooperative bodies.
A First-Generational Lawyer who started as a litigator, she evolved rapidly to become a business lawyer who is having her Independent Law office at Tricity Plaza, Peermuchalla, Adjoining Sector 20, Panchkula under the Title of “Priyanka Sud and Associates”. The Motto of her Law office is “OUR PRACTISE IS YOUR SOLUTION”.
Sahil Tagotra is a qualified Advocate-on-Record in the Supreme Court of India. He has been enrolled with the Bar Council of Delhi since 2008. After having graduated in law in 2008 from the University of Pune with a first class (merit), Sahil enrolled himself for Masters in Law program (LL.M.) at King’s College London in 2008-09. During his Masters, he studied International Commercial and Investment Arbitration, Commercial and Intellectual Property laws and Comparative Constitutional law.
On completion of his degree, Sahil had a brief stint of six months at the House of Commons, UK Parliament with Virendra Sharma, MP (Labour), where he worked as a law researcher. He researched on the need for introduction of legislations protecting women of the weaker sections from domestic violence and on discrimination on the grounds of ethnicity and caste in the United Kingdom. In January 2010, Sahil moved to India to begin a career in litigation. He worked in the chambers of Mr. Gourab Banerji, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India and the (then) Additional Solicitor General of India and essentially dealt in core commercial disputes, writ petitions, domestic arbitrations, intellectual property laws, matters pertaining to direct and indirect taxes, civil and constitutional law and service matters in the Supreme Court of India and the Delhi High Court.
Presently, Sahil is the Counsel representing the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir before the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India. He is also on the panel of the Election Commission of India as an Advocate-on-Record. Previously, he was also a Panel A counsel representing the various Departments of the Union of India in the Supreme Court from 2012 to 2015. He has been continuing his independent law practice and handles civil and commercial litigation across Delhi, particularly the Supreme Court of India and the High Court of Delhi, the National Consumer Forum, National Green Tribunal, NCLT, NCLAT, etc. He also represents his clients in various arbitrations in Delhi typically handling commercial and contractual disputes. He is a Senior Advisor to BSM Legal Advisors & Strategy Consultants LLP.