Chadha & Co. is a full-service Corporate and Commercial law firm based in New Delhi, India.
The firm is reputed for its high quality, practical, proactive and cost-effective legal advice. The lawyers are business savvy, with wide international exposure and a passion for solving problems. The firm is well networked with international law firms. Their clients include leading Fortune 500 corporations as well as small and medium enterprises.
I filled out the form provided on the firm’s website and e-mailed the firm along with my resume stating my interests and the partner with whom I’d like to work.
First Day Formalities Initial Impressions
I was asked to report at 10:00 am in the office. Reaching on time, I was asked to wait. After about an hour of waiting, I met Miss Rupali Chadha, who gave out a few forms and Non-Disclosure Agreement. Afterwards, I was showed around the office and was introduced to everyone in the firm.
The internship at Chadha & Co. essentially involved researching the relevant law and the specific legal point involved in various operations in a company.
The scope of work ranged from drafting written arguments to legal opinions, and agreements with the subject matters ranging from Labour law to Arbitration to Insolvency proceedings. Also, the responsibilities included keeping track of the recent and upcoming changes in the law that may affect the clients’ interests and mode of operation, review of documents etc.
The internship permitted me to gain an understanding of the field of corporate consultancy and the wide scope of work it encompasses. It provided me valuable exposure to nature and quantum of services that corporate law firms provide along with the issues that a corporate entity faces other than tax. It provided me with an opportunity to delve into and explore the various areas of law.
No stipend was provided. Also, I did not have any work for a couple of days in between. You have to constantly ask for work sometimes. Work can be very mundane at times.
If you are looking to learn and gain experience in a very specialised field, for example: tax/corporate/dispute resolution, this is not the place for you, as you are given all kinds of research work, pertaining to various areas of law like constitution, labour laws, civil procedure, insolvency, FEMA, FDI, other corporate laws etc.
My brother had already been living in Delhi, therefore I stayed with him. I travelled via metro. You can get down at the Savitri Cinema gate of the Greater Kailash Metro station.
You can get a shared auto till M Block market, as it is a 5 mins walk. If you do not have any relatives or friends where you can stay, then you can easily find accommodation near Govindpuri metro station.
I had already lived in Delhi for 4 years, so Delhi was not new to me. GK market nearby is a good place to chill after office hours if you live nearby.
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