Kotak's Ex - GC Joins Chandhiok & Mahajan To Enhance Banking, Finance And Corporate Governance Practice


8 March 2022 7:59 AM GMT

  • Kotaks Ex - GC Joins Chandhiok & Mahajan To Enhance Banking, Finance And Corporate Governance Practice

    New Delhi, Delhi: Chandhiok & Mahajan has welcomed this year with the hiring of Bhargesh Ojha as a Senior Advisor in the Banking, Finance, and Corporate Governance practice.

    Ranked as Top 100 GC's by Legal500 in India, Bhargesh brings with him an unmatchable experience of three decades in the banking and finance sector. Before joining C&M, Bhargesh has been independently consulting financial and non-financial institutions on risk analysis, corporate laws, BFSI regulations, real estate laws, security, mortgage, and stamp duty laws.

    An in-house counsel since 1991, Bhargesh served as the Head Legal and General Counsel at Kotak Bank and subsidiaries for seventeen years, wherein he handled significant transaction works for both the bank as well as non-banking financial companies in the group. He served as a Legal Head at Kotak Mahindra Prime Limited wherein he set up the legal hypothecation and car loan structure, and was a part of the ideating team and started the process of converting Kotak Mahindra Finance Limited into a bank. He even led the securitization process and private placement of debentures at Tata Finance Limited.

    Bhargesh carries with him the experience of both of an advocate (worked with leading law firms) and in-house counsel providing a holistic approach to the problem at hand. His specialization covers cross-border financing, portfolio acquisitions, litigation, restructuring, lending and borrowing.

    "We are excited to have Bhargesh in our team. His expertise will strengthen our ability to serve clients in Banking and Finance matters both nationally and internationally. His deep understanding of clients' needs as an in-house counsel will help us formulate client-focused strategies and help in the overall growth of the firm." – Pooja Mahajan, Managing Partner, Chandhiok & Mahajan

    Bhargesh earned a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Mumbai and an LLB degree from the University of Calcutta.

    About Chandhiok & Mahajan: Chandhiok & Mahajan is one of the fastest-growing law firms in India with globally-recognized professionals. The firm was recently awarded the 'Mid-Size Law Firm of the Year' by CCAI and recognized as a leading firm across various practices by reputable editorials.

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