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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 she represents some of the world's largest information technology companies in relation to their India operations.

Debjani’s other practice areas include contracts, telecom, defence/government procurement and competition/anti-trust law. She also advises nuclear suppliers on liability issues under Indian law.

Debjani’s employment law practice includes representing and advising global MNCs 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. Debjani also represents clients before the labour authorities on employment litigation matters.

Debjani has a special interest in laws dealing with prevention of sexual harassment 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. Debjani has undergone commercial mediation training with the JAMS Foundation, which assists her with her role as the external member of the anti-sexual harassment committees.

Debjani regularly conducts workplace training on employment laws, including in relation to anti-sexual harassment laws and discrimination, at a senior management and general employee level. She is a frequent speaker on employment issues at international and national conferences and events.

Education

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

Admissions

  • Admitted to the Bar in 2002

Member

  • Delhi Bar Association

Contact Details:

201, Prestige Sigma, 3 Vittal Mallya Road, Banglore 560001,
Karnataka (India)
Tel: +91 80 40308000, Fax: +91 80 41124998
Email: debjani.aich@bgl.kochhar.com

     
 
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