Lakshmi Mahadevan has a wide exposure and experience in a range of corporate & commercial matters as corporate legal counsel and company secretary to a number of reputed companies during her professional career of more than 20 years.
She has advised reputed overseas corporate entities (Europe/Japan/China) for setting up their Indian operations, on matters relating to foreign investment (FDI), RBI regulations, FEMA, establishment of appropriate legal entity structure based on Indian Laws like subsidiary companies / joint venture companies for multinational clients as per their requirements and also on issues relating to legal, statutory, regulatory compliance under applicable corporate laws.
Her expertise includes drafting, reviewing and negotiating vital legal documentation. She has in-depth exposure in M&A, Joint Venture issues and structuring of deals. Her expertise in commercial contracts such as mergers and acquisition related, joint venture agreements, vendor & customer contracts, franchise & distributor agreements, licensor and licensee, employer and employee contracts is well regarded in the industry.
Lakshmi has successfully navigated, negotiated and signed up distribution agreements with International Luxury Brands, such as Paul Smith, CANALI, KENZO, JUST CAVALLI Jimmy Choo, Bottega Veneta, AIGNER, PAUL SMITH while working with a leading fashion and lifestyle brand.
As an in-house counsel she advised the group companies on core legal matters. She has wide exposure in investigation of frauds as well as handling matters relating to sexual harassment of women at work place. She has also worked very closely with a number of leading senior lawyers.
She has been associated and worked very closely with Mohinder Puri & Co, a leading Consulting Firm. During her career spanning over two decades she has worked with Genesis Colors Pvt Ltd, (owner of premium fashion and lifestyle brand “Satya Paul” and “SAMSAARA”), Genesis Luxury Fashion, Essar Telecom, Usha India and Caparo Group in different capacities.