Alumni Corner

Sameer Jain - ABT Batch 2003

Sameer Jain ( AB Tutorials class of 2003) attended is a law graduate from National Law University, Jodhpur, India and is enrolled with Bar Council of Delhi. Sameer, during his University days went to on present several national and international papers. Post his graduation in 2008, Sameer completed a course on Contract and ISDA Derivative negotiation from Goldman Sachs University. He has extensive experience in litigation, advisory and structuring specifically in the areas of Indirect Taxes, Foreign Contribution Regulation, Foreign Exchange Management, Money Laundering and Civil Litigation.

Having worked in the Legal Department of Goldman Sachs, Tax & Regulatory Department of Ernst & Young and Luthra & Luthra Law Offices, Sameer started his own law firm called PAMASIS Law Chambers in 2012 based in New Delhi.

Sameer has successfully argued and concluded tax, anti-dumping and matters involving stakes of over INR 150 billion at Revenue Authority, CESTAT and High Court and Supreme Court level. Also, Sameer has extensively advised various clients from Telecom, Retail, Oil and Gas, Power, Defense and Automotive sectors on Contracts, Land Acquisition, Service Law, Winding Up, VAT, Excise, Service Tax, Customs laws. Sameer’s experience with Standing Counsel for the Union of India has enabled him to understand the working of DGFT and various other ministries.

Sameer has presented papers and given talks at prestigious national and international conferences on topics like WTO, Customs, Service Tax and Intellectual Property. He is also a guest faculty at the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Aditi Sachdeva - ABT Batch 2004

Account Manager - Public Affairs & Advocacy Edelman India

One from the 2004 batch of AB Tutorials, Aditi did her BA. LLB (Bachelor of Arts and Law) from the National Law Institute University, Bhopal (NLIU) and has an LLM (Masters in Law) in International Law from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, Boston, USA. As an undergraduate, she co-founded the Centre for Research in International Law at NLIU. She was associated with The Edict, India’s first inter-law school student-run legal magazine, first as an Editor and, in time, as its Editor-in-Chief. Her time at the Fletcher School empowered her with the drive, skills and insights to seek innovative solutions to global issues.

Since March 2012, Aditi has been working with Edelman India, a global strategic communications firm providing consulting services in areas of public affairs, public relations and communications. Here, she is involved in helping organisations navigate the public policy environment by identifying, assessing and prioritising opportunities and risks in pursuit of their goals. She has developed and executed advocacy campaigns for rights-based organizations like International Justice Mission and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, among others, and has managed crises and issues through a process of engagement with all stakeholders.

In her previous capacity as a Research and Advocacy Officer with the Lawyers Collective, Aditi worked extensively on a range of issues from women’s rights and minority rights to concerns of good governance and civil liberties. Under mandate from the National Advisory Council, she assisted Ms. Indira Jaising, Additional Solicitor General of India, in drafting the Communal Violence (Access to Justice and Reparations) Bill, 2011 and undertook research related to the Right to Food Bill. Aditi has worked on a number of Public Interest Litigation petitions in the Supreme Court of India. These include matters on National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005, Disability Rights, Euthanasia and the Right to Education.

Vikrant Pachnanda - ABT Batch 2006

Attended AB Tutorials in 2006 and qualified in GNLU (Gandhinagar National Law University) where he pursued an integrated degree in law and arts BA LLB (Hons). He is the Founder and Managing Editor of India Law Journal (www.indialawjournal.com) which he founded as a law student in 2008. He was also one of the Founders and Student Managing Editors of the GNLU Journal for Law, Development and Politics. Post graduating from GNLU in 2011, Mr. Pachnanda joined Luthra & Luthra Law Offices in Delhi as an Associate where he was part of the Mergers & Acquisitions and Knowledge Management teams. Thereafter, he joined the chambers of Mr. Najmi Waziri, Chief Counsel for the Delhi Government during the subsequent year and trained under him till his elevation as an Hon’ble Judge of the Delhi High Court in April 2013. Mr. Pachnanda has authored several articles that have been published in the Asialaw IP Review and the Asian Yearbook of International Law amongst others. He has presented papers at several international conferences and represented his university in several moot court competitions, both in India and abroad. He represented GNLU, which was the only Indian university selected to represent India at the International Negotiation Competition on Climate Change, to negotiate a proposed Copenhagen Protocol in 2009. Presently Mr. Pachnanda his pursing his LLM from Cornell Law School where he is focussing his studies on courses related to dispute resolution and anti-trust law.

Vishwam Jindal - ABT Batch 2008

Vishwam Jindal did his schooling from the Lawrence School, Sanawar. Thereafter, he joined AB Tutorials in the summer of 2008 and qualified to National Law University, Delhi where he pursued B.A. LL.B., (Hons.). Currently, he is practicing in the Punjab & Haryana High Court and various tribunals in Chandigarh. He handles both Civil and Criminal matters with great ease, confidence and skill. He has spoken at leading national & international conferences & summits. His papers have been published in Cambridge published books, ID Net and Oxford published e-books, International and National law journals, leading magazines, newsletters and compendiums. He has a fond interest in Policy work & has worked with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Amnesty International, National Advisory Council (NAC) and Ministry of Law & Justice (Government of India), etc on numerous projects. He is a member of leading international arbitral and mediation institutions. He is serving as an associate editor with India Law Journal (ILJ) and Journal of NLU Delhi. His areas of research include Commercial Law, Conflict of Laws, Cyber Laws, Arbitration, Energy Laws, Regulatory processes and White Collar Crimes. He can be contacted at vishwamjindal@gmail.com.

Vaishnavi Rao - ABT Batch 2009

Vaishnavi Rao (AB Tutorials class of 2009) is a law graduate from Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, India and is enrolled with the Bar Council of Delhi. Vaishnavi was the President of the Debating Society and the President of the Student Activities Committee in her college and represented her college in various national and international competitions. Post her graduation in 2014, Vaishnavi has worked extensively with various top lawyers in Delhi and has a rich experience in arbitration, civil litigation and company law matters. Vaishnavi is currently working with one of the leading law firms in the country, IndusLaw. Vaishnavi is a visiting faculty at AB Tutorials and also has taught students at Jindal Global Law School and Government Law College, Bombay.

Nikitha Shenoy - ABT Batch 2011

AIR-59 CLAT, 2011

I am Nikitha, and I am currently working with Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas in the disputes team. It has been a wonderful journey through CLAT coaching, studying in NALSAR and working in CAM. When I first met Bhatara Sir, I still remember being lost and confused. From guiding me through my study year and being the reason I landed up in my dream college to being a guiding factor and a mentor through law school and beyond, I never thought I had found a lifelong mentor in Sir when I joined AB Tutorials. The learning I had in the year I took off to prepare for CLAT has had a bearing on my personality and work approach which has not only helped me tremendously through law school, but has also held me in good stead through work place. All in all, it's been a great experience throughout!