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Ms. Smitha Chandrashekaraiah

Ms. Smitha Chandrashekaraiah

Achiever's Success Story

Turning dreams into reality

“A dream does not become reality through magic. It takes sweat, determination and hard work.” This saying best describes one of the top notch legal professionals in the country, Smitha Chandrashekaraiah. Smitha is a distinguished General Counsel who is currently associated with an infotainment giant in the capacity of Legal Director. A firm believer of empowerment, she continues to work relentlessly in the knowledge sharing arena.

Smitha’s professional journey began in Singapore where she started her legal professional career with a UK offshore law firm and her practice area was Aviation Finance, a form of structured asset finance and gradually moved to Project Finance and advised many renowned international banks. She then moved in house and started a career with one of the world’s best logistics providers where she managed the legal affairs of the Asia Pacific Region.

 Subsequently, she worked with big names in the telecom and IT sectors where she led the regional teams successfully. Her first stint in India was with a contract research organization where she carved a niche for herself both within the company as well as the legal community.

Her core strengths are in the areas of Privacy, Employment, General Corporate/ Commercial, Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Governance. She is a trusted advisor to the top management and covers a broad spectrum of legal and compliance practice – strategic advisory, board management, risk and compliance management, structuring and negotiating complex commercial transactions, M&A, litigation, external counsel management, government relations and talent development. She is also a recipient of several prestigious awards. Above all, she takes pride in serving the society by providing pro bono services in various forms.

“What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make”.

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