CHAIRS AND HEADS

Partners

Sanjay Aggarwal – Managing Partner

Sanjay Aggarwal is the Managing Partner of Raguel Law and has been the driving force where the firm stands today. Hailing from a humble background and believing in the practice of fairness, he has been instrumental in provding the members of the Firm a work culture many desires for.

As the Managing Partner of the firm, he is responsible for the overall scenario of the law firm business. He has been advising and representing clients on a wide variety of matters in the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, various High Courts, District Courts and Tribunals and Forums including Competition Commission, National Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, and State Consumer Forums.

Having an experience of over two decades, Sanjay advises clients on various aspects and issues relating to The Trade Marks Act, The Indian Copyright Act, The Design Act, The Patents Act, The Geographical Indication Act, Sales of Goods Act, Competition Act, and Consumer Protection Act.

In the IPR space, he has advised several major Indian and foreign clients (collaborating with Solicitors from USA, Germany, and other Asian Countries) on management of IP portfolios, valuation of IP assets, protection of their brands in India, monitoring infringements and violations of IPRs, prosecuting their IP matters in India (including civil and criminal action) and suggesting remedies available, filing applications for Trademarks and Patents.

He is actively involved in drafting and scrutinizing numerous agreements such as Copyright and Trade Secret Licensing, Lease, Joint Venture, Distribution, Technology Transfer/ collaboration/ License, and Marketing. He also advises clients on the legal aspects related to M&A, Joint Ventures, Contracts, FEMA and Company Law.

Key Highlights

Some of the recent select noteworthy transactions include

• Formation of Jobstreet.com (a Singapore based company),
• Formation of Modi Senator India Private Limited (joint venture between Modi Mundi Pharma ltd &. Merz & Krell Gmbh, Germany);
• Patent filings include – HIV test Kit for AIIMS and softening of sponge iron for North Western University; and
• IPR infringement litigations for HARVARD (USA), James Bond 007, Deutsche Bank & NTT Do Como among many others.

Publications

• What is a Patent?
• 3D printer gives man a new spine…
• Swedish trademark renewal scammers jailed…
• How to form effective anti-counterfeiting strategies in China…
• Lawyers worried about potential ‘Brexit’

Experience

Prior to founding A & A Law Office, he was a Senior Partner with Aggarwal Associates (a forty five-yearold law firm), a leading law firm of New Delhi advising multi‐ national clients (most of whom are Fortune 500 Companies) on legal issues of the Company, Intellectual Property management, statutory compliances, handling litigations relating to Trade Practices, Civil matters, Criminal and Consumer cases.

Expertise

• Intellectual Property Rights
• Dispute Resolution
• Competition
• Corporate Commercial Law Memberships
• Supreme Court Bar Association of India
• Delhi High Court Bar Association of India Education
• 2005 – Course on Corporate Commercial Laws, York University, London
• 1992 – LL.B. Delhi University, Delhi

Shellen Bajaj – Senior Partner


Being a Partner at Raguel Law, Shellen has been applauded for the mentorship and quick knowledge in the field of law. He has an experience of over two decades in handling corporate matters including corporate advisory on infrastructure regulation and compliances, and real estate which also includes performing due diligence and title search of the properties for client assistance and knowledge.

Shellen has extensively worked in the Media, Telecom and Technology sector. His negotiation power towards procurement and deployment of technology in the internet and telecom sectors have made him one of the ‘best suited lawyers’ in the TMT domain.

He has led corporate communications, partnerships, joint ventures collaborations, and, drafted revenue share agreements, online trading, auctions, private treaties, travel/ad‐sales, financial / asset valuation, service agreements, consortium agreements for tendering, to name a few at pan India and international levels. He has worked with the premium brands, major public sector undertakings and various government departments and ministries, in the telecom, media and digital space.

Key Highlights

Shellen has been instrumental in forging successful legal alliances for online travel (railway, air etc), auctions, automobiles, VAS services through ISPs. He has advised clients on their online portals, spanning ecommerce, entertainment, hospitality, ticketing, travel, fashion, net banking, e‐pay and on various online aggregation models. He has been pivotal in creating documentation for technology procurement, distribution and technical partnerships for seamless development, integration, upgradation and knowhow.

Experience

As the Vice-President with Multi‐National Companies, Shellen has worked and supervised infrastructure and real estate projects worth thousands of crores. He has been involved in numerous residential, commercial, retail and hospitality projects including Public Private Partnerships and Special Economic Zones projects for national and international clients.

As the Head of the legal team, he spearheaded tendering procedures, international commercial contracts, multi‐jurisdictional transactions, mergers, joint development, private equity, inbound and outbound investments; and project finance.

In the Hospitality sector, he has worked on management services, leasing, consultancy, promotion, management of serviced apartments, including supervision of various due‐diligences for setting up of projects.

As a Senior Consultant and partner at Innovation Central Int’l Consultancy (ICE), he often advised on matters related to corporate communications, legal and regulatory compliance. He has also represented his clients in various courts and forums in financial & debt recovery issues for banks, FIs, company cases, and also handled service matters, writs, arbitrations, and appellate criminal cases.

Expertise

• Real Estate
• Infrastructure
• Corporate Advisory

Memberships

• Vice President, Indian Chamber of Commercial Arbitration and Conciliation
• Member, Bar Council of India
• Member, Delhi High Court Bar Association

Additional Information

His previous work experience includes:

• Vice President Legal, Emaar MGF Land Limited (EMGF)
• Monnet Group – Head Legal
• Vice President Legal, Times Internet Limited (The digital venture of Times of India Group) Education

1992 – B.A, LL.B. Delhi University

M ABHIJNAN – Partner

Abhijnan has fair expertise in advising clients on complex issues relating to corporate commercial laws and drafting, reviewing and negotiating various kinds of commercial contracts, procuring licences and conducting due-diligence of companies.

Abhijnan is also handling various IP portfolios (prosecution, advisory, litigation) for an array of international as well as Indian clients (involving large multinational corporations, medium and small-sized enterprises, start-up organizations and individuals). These clients are interspersed across multiple sectors inter alia Pharmaceuticals, Banking & Financial services, Confectionery, Education, Liquor, Tobacco, Fashion, Beauty & Cosmetics, Health Care Equipment, Entertainment & Broadcasting, Telecommunications and Information Technology.

VIVEK BHOJWANI – Head – Business Development

Vivek Bhojwani has more than 25 years of experience in Business Development, Reputational Risk Mitigation and Knowledge Management roles, working with companies including American Express, Sodexho Pass and Wachovia Bank (now Wells Fargo). He has an MBA from Fore School of Management, Bachelors in Mathematical Statistics from Hindu College, Delhi University and did his schooling from Modern School, Barakhamba Road, New Delhi.