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Debjani Aich is a Partner in the Bangalore office of the Firm. She is one of the main lawyers responsible for the Firm’s employment law practice and represents some of the world's largest companies in relation to their India operations.

Debjani’s other practice areas include contracts, telecom, defence/government procurement and competition/anti-trust law.

Debjani’s employment law practice includes representing and advising multinational corporations in relation to their work-force related operations in India, both from a federal and state-level employment and labour law perspective.

She is actively involved in employment-related documentation (including employment contracts, NDAs, secondment contracts and employment/HR policies), compensation structuring, compliance issues/audits, employee transfer and integration issues, immigration matters and employment-related negotiations. She has considerable experience in handling employee terminations, including large-scale RIFs and also serves as the external counsel/observer in termination discussions. She also represents clients before the labour authorities on employment litigation matters.

Debjani has a special interest in laws dealing with prevention of sexual harassment (POSH) in the workplace and EEO matters, having also undergone international certified training in this area. She regularly advises on Indian anti-sexual harassment laws and also serves as the external member of the anti-sexual harassment committees of several clients, with considerable experience in resolving complaints relating to sexual harassment/workplace harassment.

She has undergone commercial mediation training with the JAMS Foundation, which complements her role as the external member of the anti-sexual harassment committees.

Further, she regularly conducts workplace training on employment laws, including in relation to POSH and discrimination, at a senior management and general employee level. She is a frequent speaker on employment issues at national and international conferences and events. Debjani has been recognized as a leading employment lawyer by the Indian Business Law Journal and is also listed in the 2017 Who's Who Legal - Labour, Employment & Benefits: Labour & Employment Lawyers.


  • LL.B., University of Delhi
  • B.A., (Honours) in Zoology, University of Delhi.
  • Graduate Diplôme in French, Alliance Française de Delhi, New Delhi

Practice Areas

  • Labour & Employment
  • POSH
  • General Corporate
  • Telecom
  • Defence/Government procurement


  • Admitted to the Bar in 2002


  • Delhi Bar Association

Contact Details:

201, Prestige Sigma, 3 Vittal Mallya Road, Banglore 560001,
Karnataka (India)
Tel: +91 80 40308000, Fax: +91 80 41124998

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