Name, College and Year
Lavanya Gupta; Symbiosis Law School, Pune; 3rd year student
Organisation and Address
NovoJuris Legal, next to Lakeside Hospital, Ulsoor, Bangalore
Duration of internship
How you applied?
I e-mailed my CV along with a cover letter to [email protected] and received a confirmation from their end within 4-5 days.
First day formalities, infrastructure, first impression
I had 2 more co-interns joining the office with me. Ms. Deepthi introduced us to all the Associates, Senior Associates and Ms. Sharda Balaji (the firm’s founder).
We were allotted individual working desks and allotted research work. One of the Associates, Mr. Spandan, gave us an overview of their internship programme.
The office has two teams, Private Equity (PE team) and Technology Practise Group (TPG team) and we were told about their respective work as well.
The office is well lit and spans over 2 floors with separate rooms for PE and TPG team and has a dining area as well, along with 2 conference rooms.
Everyone was very friendly and made all attempts to help us feel comfortable throughout our internship.
I received work from the PE as well TPG team, which helped me learn a lot of new things and laws. I was required to research on securities law, start-up law, companies law, etc. for the Associates of the PE team.
For the TPG team, I was required to research on trademarks and read related case laws. All interns are given work on a fairly continuous basis.
The firm also has a new office set up in Mumbai and we received work from the Mumbai office as well, which involved research relating to corporate law and investments.
Every intern is required to write one blog every week during the internship, this ensures an engaged work environment and a tangible addition to learning.
Moreover, the Associates and Senior Associates tried to continuously engage and push the interns to write on current topics like Foreign Contribution, SEBI Regulations, and Trademarks, which kept us abreast with the latest legal developments.
I cannot pick out any bad things.
The firm does not give a stipend.
Accommodation, commuting to office
I stayed in a PG in Indiranagar (though PGs are available near the office in Cox Town as well). I used buses to commute to the office but Ola and Uber are also easily available.
Public transport in Bangalore is well-connected and pretty cheap.
All the people in the office are very friendly and helpful. Every Friday evening all the people in the office, including Sharda ma’am, get together and share some snacks and interact with each other, which really creates a good and friendly environment.
Overall, it was a really good and enriching experience to intern with NovoJuris Legal and I surely learnt a lot from everyone in the firm.