Name, College, year:
I’m Sasank Iyer, a final year student at Law Centre-II, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi.
Organisation and address:
I interned at a Corporate Firm in New Delhi called Ahlawat & Associates from 4th September 2018 to 28th September 2018. The litigation office is situated at A-33, Defence Colony and the Corporate Team’s newly built office is situated at A-61, Basement, Defence Colony.
Lajpat Nagar Metro Station. Taking the exit towards defence colony, one can easily find loads of rickshaws which will take you to defence colony for Rs.20 to Rs.30 depending on how well you bargain. Ideally, one should pay Rs.20.
How you applied:
The application must be sent to the following id- [email protected] I applied in August 2018 for an internship in September and got a confirmation within 3 weeks.
They were moderately strict. On some days I left the office at 8 p.m. and on other days I left by 6.30 p.m. Though on some days, there wasn’t much work and I got bored since I was the only intern.
Since I wanted to work in the functional area of corporate law, I’d applied accordingly and was asked to report to Ms Sheena Ogra who’s in charge of the interns.
On the first day, I reached the office at 10.30 a.m. and waited for half an hour till I met Sheena Ma’am and was soon allotted work.
Since it was a corporate internship, I was assigned tasks like research on different laws like company law, insolvency and bankruptcy code and trademarks act. Other tasks included preparing brief notes on different topics, briefing the associates on the research carried on by me.
I worked on preparing a checklist for a Fast Track Merger that was to take place between the firm’s clients and its subsidiaries. Also, assisted in reviewing an employment agreement.
Work was allotted from all associates who are experts in their respective spheres.
They are highly knowledgeable and easily approachable. None of them was egotistic which encouraged me to clarify my doubts whenever I had them.
Since all of them were a young lot they took time to enjoy every now and then and were always ready to return to their work and sincerely finish it on time.
1. One needs to be highly diligent in submitting one’s work. The scope of making mistakes is only until one is an intern. But, as soon as one becomes an associate, the responsibility and accountability are extremely high leaving no scope for errors.
2. Corporate law is not everyone’s cup of tea. How it usually works is, the firm’s clients which are businesses have certain queries that they need an answer to.
They pose questions like- I want to incorporate an entity in this place. Can I do it? If yes, what are the compliances required? This is one such example. There are other functions as well.
3. Only choose a career option if you feel like you can do what the work entails, for the next 30-35 years.