Minu Dwivedi


Minu’s practice spans a wide spectrum of Corporate Commercial laws which includes advising & assisting clients on matters and issues relating to Labour, Employment, Education, Foreign Direct Investment, Environment, Biodiversity, Food and Legal Metrology and conducting FCPA, Anti-Corruption & Bribery Investigations, Disciplinary Investigations, POSH Investigations and Ethics and HR Audits.

She is actively engaged, inter alia, in drafting opinions, contracts, agreements, restructuring plans, workplace policies, voluntary retirement schemes, reports; vetting commercial contracts, employee benefit schemes, trust deeds and rules, employee manuals; devising entry, risk mitigation, litigation, exit strategies. Conducting due diligences, legal audits, feasibility analysis, participating in negotiations, workplace investigations and representing clients before various labour courts is also a part of her legal expertise.

Minu has vast experience in Employment related advisory work and regularly assists clients on matters involving restructuring / downsizing of workforce, introduction and implementation of voluntary retirement schemes, retrenchment, lay-offs, suspensions, dismissals, redundancy, closure of industrial units, disciplinary enquiry against delinquent employees, sexual harassment of women at workplace, operation of private provident fund trusts and employment of international workers.

Her work in the Education sector includes advising on matters relating to collaboration with foreign universities, establishment of global schools with international affiliation, grant of deemed to be university status, conduct of non-core educational activities, outsourcing of educational infrastructure, restructuring/merger of educational societies and trusts, fee-fixation, reservation of seats, creation of corporate quota in engineering colleges and impact of recently enacted Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009 on private unaided schools imparting K-12 education in India.

Minu’s experience in Food laws includes assisting clients in obtaining food license under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 and advising on food retail business in India, contract farming arrangements, mandatory packaging /labelling requirements and prescribed standards for imported food, production and quality control of vegetarian food products in India and on board sale of food and beverages to flight passengers.

 Some of her recent assignments are given below:

  • Advised Sistema Shyam Teleservices Limited (SSTL) and its majority shareholder Sistema JSFC, a leading Russian conglomerate (Sistema) in connection with the demerger of SSTL’s telecom wireless business operated under MTS brand to Reliance Communications Limited (RCOM) in exchange for 10% of the issued and paid up capital of RCOM
  • Previously, as a part of the Infrastructure Litigation team, Minu had also been actively involved in several high value and precedent setting Litigations affecting the private DISCOMs (Distribution Companies) in Delhi
  • Worked on diverse regulatory issues pertaining to the Power sector including tariff appeals on behalf of clients and had represented clients both independently and as a part of the team at different judicial and quasi-judicial forums

PRACTICE AREAS

SECTORS

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Bar Council of Delhi

EDUCATION

  • B.A. (Philosophy Honours), Delhi University (2002)
  • LL.B., Campus Law Centre, Delhi University (2005)

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

  • English
  • Hindi

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