Name, College and Year
Pavneeka Parashar, 2nd year, LLB (Hons.), Rajiv Gandhi School of IP Law, IIT Kharagpur.
Firm and address
Abhiraj Krishna Associates, Office No. 101, Mahinder Chambers Premises Society Ltd., W.T. Patil Marg, Opp. Dukes Factory, Chembur, Mumbai – 400071.
I applied for internship at this firm through a reference.
Duration of Internship
I interned for four weeks in the month of December, 2018. The office timings were from 10:00 am – 6:30 pm.
First Day Formalities, First Impression and Infrastructure
I met one of the associates, Nitin, when I reached the office who welcomed me to the office, directed me to my desk and showed me around a bit. In a short while, the other associate, Nishant sir, and the other interns came. Abhiraj sir and Aditi ma’am came shortly after. I was more excited once I saw the office and the people.
The infrastructure was very decent with ample space for everyone and a plethora of books to read. There were cool posters framed and hung, and the mini kitchen space (where one could have coffee, tea, snacks, etc.) gave the office a very cool vibe because of the designing. I was introduced to everyone in the office and they were all immensely welcoming. I was allotted the task of assisting an associate on the drafting of an agreement.
Most of the work at this firm was related to commercial corporate. There used to meetings in the morning for the allotment of tasks for the day and a brief of discussion of news updates.
I mostly assisted the associates on the drafting of various agreements such as employment agreement, share transfer agreement, founders’ agreement, etc. They would give me a sample agreement to read at first to understand the basics. This helped me in developing a practical understanding of different concepts of the Contracts Act. Abhiraj sir would make sure to have regular meetings to stay updated with the work and to clarify all doubts in any task.
I also got the opportunity to assist in the carrying out of due diligence on the target company for an acquisition deal and in preparing a due diligence report. This was one of the best tasks as I got a hands-on experience of how acquisitions are carried out. I was also given ample amount of research work.
Another really interesting task, by the end of the internship, was the drafting of a Memorandum of Understanding recording an understanding of the parties in relation to usage of a trademark licence which I prepared by myself and then had a detailed discussion with Abhiraj sir.
There is not one thing but a long list of good things. To start with, this was the best place I have interned in. Everyone was so warm and welcoming. I used to enjoy working for the first time. Nitin and Nishant sir were always there for clarifying all doubts. It was such an honor for me to learn so many things from Abhiraj sir who would always emphasize on dealing with all the concepts logically rather than memorizing than the legislatures. He would give funny examples to explain different concepts so that we never forget them.
Everyone would have lunch together, share the meals, watch something or just discuss about things. This was because of Aditi ma’am who would always make sure that people sit together for lunch, share meals and make office a second home.
In the evenings, some time was taken out for having snacks to relax as they totally believed in all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. The work environment was so cool that it never felt mundane. I would always look forward to going to the office the next day.
To sum it all up, the experience was so good that I even got a little emotional on the last day while Abhiraj sir was handing me over the certificate as I had not just learnt a plethora of things but I had enjoyed working at this office due to such wonderful people.
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A decent stipend of 5k was given at the end of the month.