Prior to his association with the firm, he was commissioned as an Officer in the Indian Air Force (IAF) in the Judge Advocate General’s branch and has served as Assistant Chief Legal Advisor and Judge Advocate in the IAF and has handled Writ Petitions in various High Courts and the Supreme Court of India, briefed Government Standing Counsels (including the Solicitor General of India) on litigations of civil and criminal nature, rendered opinion on personnel policies, general contracts and agreements, arbitration, personal laws and other litigation matters.
Shyamal has a particular interest in advising on general corporate and commercial matters related to contractual and corporate laws, licence and agreements, joint ventures, mergers, takeovers, acquisitions, due diligence reviews, alternative dispute resolution and litigation, debt recovery and maritime claims. In addition to the High Courts, Admiralty Courts and the Supreme Court he has also represented corporate and individual clients in subordinate courts, State and National Consumer fora and before various statutory and regulatory authorities.
In addition, he leads the firm’s advisory and consulting services in the Laws on Prevention of Sexual Harassment of women at Workplace (PoSH). He has conducted several awareness workshops on the “POSH Act” [Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 & Rules 2013]. He has also trained members of the Internal Committees (ICs) of several organizations on various aspects of POSH. He advises clients on inquiries related to sexual harassment.