Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
216 Okhla Industrial Estate, Phase III
New Delhi - 110 020, India
Tel: +91 11 41590700, 40606060
Ms. Pooja Ramchandani heads the Labour and Employment law practice of the Firm. Her area of expertise encompasses a range of matters in the field of employment and labour laws. She has advised on structuring of workforce, social security, pensions, benefits and compensation, transition of employees and implications in a corporate restructuring, integration of benefits and compensation, employee welfare benefits, employee stock options and other performance incentive schemes, contract labour analysis, closure of factories and establishments, breach of secrecy, non-compete and non-solicitation obligations, HR policies, key and nonkey employment contracts, confidentiality agreements, secondment agreements, consultancy agreements, downsizing of workforce, disciplinary proceedings, data retention, background checks, hiring, transfer and termination of employees, general compliances under employment and labour law amongst others.
Pooja has built a strong team focusing on employment laws and has successfully led and advised various multi-nationals and large corporations on matters relating to closures, employee stock options, integration issues emanating from mergers, business transfers, industrial disputes, strikes, employment policies etc., over the last year across sectors such as manufacturing, automobiles, healthcare, retail, insurance, IT, financial services, FMCGs etc. Pooja has been ranked as ‘Up & Coming’ for Employment Law practice by Chambers and Partners Asia-Pacific Guide 2018-19.
Pooja has also been actively involved in various thought leadership initiatives through partnering with industry chambers, HR associations and business and legal media. She delivered a session on the ease of doing business in India from an employment law perspective at an event jointly organized by SAM & Co, FICCI and a Swiss law firm. A slew of other initiatives include hosting a session with MTHR Global, a HR association on the aspects of Indian labour legislations; contributing articles to leading journals and business publications like Financial Express, Business Standard, IHL, ILO, Mondaq, Thomson Reuters, Business Standard, Money Today, Legal Era, Financial Express, Wolters Kluwer, and Legal 500.
The Firm’s mission is to enable business by providing solutions as trusted advisors through excellence, responsiveness, innovation and collaboration. SAM & Co is recognised globally by several leading publications for its exceptional practices in Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, Labour & Employment, Insolvency and Bankruptcy, Competition, Dispute Resolution, Capital Markets, Banking & Finance and Projects & Project Finance.
With over 100 Partners across 10 practice groups, SAM & Co is at the helm of major headline transactions, advice, and litigation across all industry segments in India and advises leading multinational corporations on their entry into the Indian market and the legal strategy impacting their business.
“Pooja Ramchandani heads the practice and acts for both domestic and international clients across the fullest range of transactional, compliance-related and potentially contentious labour and employment issues, including employee transitions, policy design and disciplinary proceedings.”