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Internship Experience at ThinkLaw Advocates, Mumbai: Diverse Work With Valuable Guidance

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Name, College, Year of Study 

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Name of the Organisation

ThinkLaw, Advocates – 504, Raheja Chambers, Nariman Point, Mumbai – 400021

Duration of Internship

February 16, 2021 to May 31, 2021

How Did you Apply?

I first came across ThinkLaw on LinkedIn shortly after the firm had started its practice. I was inclined towards their work profile and consequently sent my CV along with a covering letter and email to [email protected]

Within a couple of days my CV was shortlisted, and I received an interview call. The interview was conducted by Mr. Tushar Ajinkya, Founding and Managing Partner along with Ms. Ankita Kashyap, Associate Partner. The questions in the interview ranged from my past internship experiences to gauging what I expected from my internship with ThinkLaw and where my interests lie.

I was apprised about what would be expected of me during the internship and the role I would play during my association with the Firm. The interview call went very smoothly, and the Partners were very easy to talk to. 

First Day Formalities, Infrastructure, First Impression

On the first day, I was asked to report to the office at 9:30 a.m. I was asked to carry 2 photocopies of my Aadhaar Card, PAN card and 2 passport size photographs. I was assigned a desk and a laptop. All the interns share a common email address. I was introduced to my team and was explained the workings of the office.

Shortly after, Tushar Sir had a brief chat with all the interns explaining the expectations and the assessment criteria for the interns. The lunch timings of the firm are 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. and everyone generally eats lunch together. I was also asked for my beverage preference at the beginning of my internship and the same was provided to me twice a day. 

Main Tasks 

The firm’s core practice areas are Private Equity & Venture Capital, Mergers & Acquisitions, Employment & Labour, Intellectual Property and Technology Laws, Regulatory and pre–Litigation Strategy, Corporate and Commercial Dispute Resolution and Arbitrations. The Interns are given a good share of responsibility.

Throughout the course of my internship, I was given topics to research on, notices, letters, and pleadings to draft. I was also assigned advisory work. The associates generally review your work and give you feedback. The Firm is not very strict on hierarchy when it comes to working on matters. On multiple occasions, I was allowed the opportunity to directly work with Tushar Sir and Ankita Ma’am. 

Work Environment 

One of the best parts about working with the Firm, is the work environment. You are expected to meet your deadlines and produce quality work but at the same time, the seniors ensure that the environment is interactive and collaborative. Everyone at the Firm is very forthcoming and approachable. We could go back to them with as many queries as we had. 

Good Things and Bad Things 

Good things would be the quality of work and the culture in the firm. 

During the course of my internship, I did not find any negatives about the work or the Firm. However, the number of eateries in and around the office were very limited.

Stipend (If Any)

If your internship converts into an assessment internship, you may be offered a stipend.

Accommodation, Commuting to Office  

My family resides in Mumbai and hence accommodation was not an issue for me. But some of my colleagues were staying at hostels and/or PGs which were walking distance or minimum cab fare from the office. 

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