Gautam possesses a unique set of skills and relevant experience, both in criminal as well as corporate law. Chalk & cheese for some, but not for him. Indeed a rare trait, thisrecherché blend of expertise allows Gautam to holistically advice clients from different ends of the spectrum.
Gautam obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Law (LL.B) from Symbiosis Law School, Pune and thereafter pursued Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Banking Laws and Financial Regulation from the prestigious London School of Economics And Political Science (LSE).
Gautam started his career as an Analyst at a consultancy firm in London focussing on European Union’s anti-money laundering regulations and its compliance in wake of the 2008 Global Financial Crisis. Subsequently, he worked at a reputed Indian law firm’s London office gaining experience in general corporate law and corporate finance, with primary focus on private equity and cross-border mergers & acquisitions. He also focused on ECB and India bound investment.
Upon his return, Gautam keenly pursued his interestin criminal law and has since established a formidable practice.He has conducted trials in some of the most high-profile cases of last decade.Gautam has continued to advise clients on aspects of corporate laws, focusing primarily on mergers & acquisitions and investments. He regularly assists clients on matters relating to employment & labour laws, intellectual property and on full range of real estate related issues. Gautam has also advisedand participated in trials under family laws.
Gautam regularly appears before the Supreme Court of India, the Bombay High Court, Sessions Courts, Special Criminal Courts, Family Courtsas well as the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT), the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), the Securities Appellate Tribunal (SAT) and Debts Recovery Tribunals (DRT). He has also conducted high profile arbitration proceedings under rules framed by the International Chambers of Commerce (ICC), London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), Indian Council of Arbitration (ICA) and United Nations Commission of International Trade Law (UNCITRAL).
When not practising law, Gautam gives guest lectures and regularly participates in panel discussions. He also writes upon contemporary and contentious issues of public importance. Being an adventure junkie – sky diving, riding through the mountains and snorkelling are his favourite pass-time.