Mr. Ricky Chopra is an experienced corporate litigator & a transactional disputes resolution expert. His support is often sought by international clients including Fortune 500s and large alternate investment funds at the time of structuring of complex legal contracts & during negotiations in order to address the negative legal impact or potential damage during any future face-off with the other party. He has served as Arguing Counsel to multinational corporate giants & Indian companies either in defence or in prosecution of criminal & civil charges. As arguing Counsel, Mr. Chopra has prevailed in matters involving multi-million dollar frauds & disputes. He has successfully argued cases for multinational clients in private equity & other SEBI regulated funds, IT, Medical devices, Electronics, automotive, infrastructure, pharmaceutical, sporting goods, and Oil & Gas. Mr. Chopra has been awarded as the white Collar Crimes lawyer in India by Corporate INTL. His practice also includes representing large corporations before the High Courts in the matters of Foreign Direct Investment(FDI), Take-overs, Divestitures, and Mergers & Acquisitions. Mr. Chopra has extensive background in working in New York, on many matters closely with the largest law firms of US. Mr. Chopra’s global work experience gives him widespread understanding of the international business markets including private equity and new-age corporations.
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Ms. Reema Chopra
Ms. Reema Chopra, in her capacity of a CEO, oversees all the operational, strategic and business aspects of RCIC. Her endeavour at the firm is to drive its growth and steer it toward long term success by enforcing adherence to in-house policies and business ethics.
Reema Chopra, in her career of over 15 years has had the experience of being an in-house counsel & therefore is most ably suited to work on complex corporate law matters for large business organizations. She has had worked as a legal head of India’s leading manufacturing group. She is an expert at drafting complex legal contracts, regulatory compliances and providing legal opinion on international transactions, joint ventures, merger & acquisitions, RBI rules and guidelines, SEBI laws, Foreign Direct Investment, employment and labour laws etc.
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Ms. Chayanika Taneja
Chayanika is a passionate, hands-on, performance driven People Strategy Professional with RCIC. She comes with a vast experience in Human Resources Operations, Employee Engagement & Retention, Employee Welfare, Coaching & Counselling & working towards Operational Excellence initiatives.
At RCIC, her main focus is on the formulation & implementation of Policies and Strategies for the achievement of individual & collective goals of the various departments. She is responsible for designing a comprehensive and sustainable Employee Engagement Plan. She is actively involved in establishing & executing a robust Rewards & Recognition Program aligned to RCIC’s business needs. She is also engaged in imparting Soft Skills Trainings for the professional development of employees. She is also focussing on strengthening Client Relations by encouraging an open, comprehensive, value based work environment.
Chayanika is an energetic initiator & takes pride in being a professional with high integrity.
Mr. S.P. Chopra
Head Civil Litigation
Mr. S.P. Chopra is a known name for his expertise in civil laws and has been serving the profession for more than 40 years. Mr. Chopra is very well known in the legal corridors & heads the civil litigation department at the firm. He has rendered his services to several national and multinational companies as well as small clients & has brought them victory in various matters ranging from civil recoveries, breach of contracts, injunctions and more.
Mr. Chopra is the Head of Civil Litigation at the firm & handles complex matters of multinational clients with multi – jurisdictional issues. Mr. Chopra has had the opportunity to work in the USA & therefore is most suited to understand and response to the immediate legal requirements of international clients.
Mr. Resham Singh
Head Criminal Litigation
Mr. Resham Singh is an erstwhile IPS officer, a very well known face in the bureaucratic circles heads the criminal litigation department at Ricky Chopra. He has been out in the field during most part of his career and has witnessed almost all kinds of criminal investigations scenarios while leading from the front all through.
Mr. Singh with his expertise and overhauled skills leads the criminal department at Ricky Chopra international counsels & is designated as the Head of Criminal Litigation. Mr. Singh’s practice is focused at representing clients in the scenarios of white collar crimes investigations, anti-corruption compliances, and criminal litigations.
MR. HARI KRISHAN
Head- Tax Department
Mr. Hari Krishan has served the prestigious Indian Revenue Service for 36 Years and has worked on significant assignments such as Income-Tax and Corporate-Tax Assessments, Income-Tax, Corporate-Tax, and International-Taxation Litigation. He has represented the Indian Revenue Service in litigation before the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal for three years and has also served as member of the Dispute Resolution Panel of the Indian Revenue Service for three and a half years.
He has worked on various committees constituted by the Central Board of Direct Taxes like Committee for giving recommendations on Depreciation Allowance under the Minimum Alternative Tax (MAT) and the Committee for recommending the measures for broadening the tax base in India in collaboration with the Canadian Revenue Agency.
Mr. Hari Krishan, who retired as Chief Commissioner of Income-Tax, is the Head of Tax Department at Ricky Chopra International Counsels and advises on both direct and indirect tax related matters. Mr. Krishan using his developed and prolonged skills advises several national and international clients.
MR. NITESH RAUT
Head- IP and Competitive & Scientific Intelligence
Mr. Nitesh Raut heads the ‘IP and Competitive & Scientific Intelligence’ department at Ricky Chopra. He has years of profound experience in Patent and Innovation management including patent landscaping in diverse domains. His research combines analytical framework using scientific data and various economic models and theories. He is specialist in FMCG and Consumer Health categories which include oral health, skin health, nutrition and wellness categories. He has total work experience of more than nine years, and has brilliant leadership and client management skills which have made him receive accolades throughout his service. Prior to Ricky Chopra, Nitesh was the part of WNS as GM where he worked for clients like Consumer healthcare organizations and Pharma giants worldwide. Nitesh has unique multidisciplinary academic background in science, law, IP and technology management. He is a Biotechnology Engineer and obtained his law degree from the prestigious Delhi University.
MR. Gurmandeep Singh Sullar
Mr. Gurmandeep is an alumni of the prestigious Symbiosis Law School, Pune. He
has years of experience of litigation in the Supreme Court of India, the Punjab
Haryana High Court, the Company Law Board, The Debt Recovery Tribunal and
various other forums. He belongs to a lineage of highly reputed lawyers and
judges. He is expert at Urban Development Laws including licensing for
development of residential and commercial colonies, Conversion of Land Use,
Allotment as also Consumer Protection Laws, matters pertaining to Land
Acquisition, Company Litigation, Securatization and Arbitration. Gurmandeep
has to his credit among several judgments including the famous Full bench
judgement of Punjab and Haryana High Court titled as Sehajdhari Sikh
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virtue of which the Sehajdhari Sikhs were made eligible as voters in elections
for the prestigious Siromani Gurudwara Prabhandak Committee. Gurmandeep
apart from being a thorough professional is a spirited sportsman and has
brought laurels to the Chandigarh Lawyers Sports Association.
MR. MOHNISH RAI HANDA
Mr. Mohnish RAI Handa is an International Counsel and a part of the litigation team at the firm and holds the position of Counsel. His focused areas of practice are Corporate law, Contractual law, IPR and complex Civil and Commercial litigation. He has represented clients in the High courts, District courts and Tribunals all over the country. He has worked in International Jurisdictions of France, Switzerland and United Kingdom representing the interests of fortune 500 company like Nissan Motor, Paris as In-house Counsel after the completion of his bachelors in Law and MBA.
Ms. PRACHI SHARMA
Ms. Prachi Sharma is a Lawyer and Member of ICSI (Institute of Company Secretaries of India). She holds the position of Counsel- Corporate Lawyer in the firm. She has extensive experience in Companies Law, SEBI, FEMA and other allied Law.
She has incorporated numerous Indian Companies, Foreign Subsidiaries, LLPs, Trust and Societies and handled their all day to day Regulatory and Mandatory Compliances individually.
Ms. Prachi also advises on Mergers and Amalgamations, Overseas Direct Investment, Intellectual Property, Contract, Stamp Act and Taxation.
She provides legal advice to businesses and individuals, which includes media companies, publishers, manufacturers, and charities etc. She helps corporate clients in addressing regulatory compliance issues and advice on corporate structuring buying and selling.
Mr. Utkarsh Thapar
Mr. Utkarsh Thapar is a part of litigation team at the firm and holds the
position of Counsel. His focused areas of practice are white collar crimes and
complex civil, criminal and commercial litigation. He has represented clients in
the high courts, district courts, consumer forums and tribunals all over the
country, and has also been advising companies on legal compliances pertaining
to SEBI, FEMA, FDI, IT Act, 2000 and the Companies Act, 2013 etc.
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Mr. Tejinder singh
Mr. Tejinder Singh is a part of litigation team at the firm and holds the position of Counsel. His practice areas include general civil & criminal litigation. He has been appearing before Hon’ble High Courts, District Courts, Commissions, Tribunals and as well as Arbitration and Mediation Centres.
MS. ENNA MAHESHWARI
Enna Maheshwari is a corporate lawyer in the firm and focuses on Intellectual Property & Comparative Intelligence. She is an alumuna of the distinguished Queen Mary University of London from where she completed her Master of Laws in Intellectual Property Law. Her deep understanding on the IPR and its wide-ranging impacts on brand & business help her to guide & counsel her Fortune 500 clients. She is also an able hand in prosecuting and enforcing IP in the areas including trademark, copyright and patents. Moreover, she contributes thirty percent of her time on the matters pertaining to Foreign Direct Investments and Companies Act.
Mr. Manoj Kapilashrami
Mr Manoj Kapilashrami is a part of the litigation team at the firm and holds the position of Counsel. He has received his BA/LLB Degree from the renowned NALSAR University, Hyderabad. Mr Manoj has experience in civil & criminal litigation and has represented clients in all the districts courts of Delhi, consumer redressal forums (district, state and national), Delhi High court as well as arbitration and mediation centres. He is Familiar with the criminal investigation and procedures followed in all the courts. Focused areas of practice in the firm are Intense civil and criminal litigation, white collar crimes and corporate law.
Ms. Aakshi Sehgal
Ms. Aakshi Sehgal is a part of the litigation team with Ricky Chopra International Counsels and holds the position of Counsel. Ms. Aakshi has experience in civil litigation and has represented clients before all district courts, consumer forums, Delhi High Court, the Supreme Court and the Telecom Tribunal. She has also been a part of substantial Arbitration. Her areas of practice at the firm include civil and criminal litigation.
She holds a BA/LLB degree and is a Gold Medallist in LLM- Business Law.