1 November 2023: Trilegal’s partnership has invited Sampath Kumar Rajagopalan to join the firm as a Partner in the Corporate practice in Delhi. Sampath will focus on corporate governance and compliance matters for the firm. With his joining, the partnership strength of Trilegal has reached 114.
Nishant Parikh, Partner and Member of the Management Committee at Trilegal, said, “Corporate governance and compliance is vital for the health and growth of any business, and we have seen how good governance practices have such a positive impact on companies. Sampath has advised numerous business groups and boards of companies over the years on critical governance issues with great sophistication. It’s great to have him back.”
Sridhar Gorthi, Partner and Member of the Management Committee at Trilegal, said, “We welcome Sampath to Trilegal. He brings in wide-ranging expertise in the legal, regulatory and governance space, with a track record of exceptional client service, which makes him an excellent fit for our firm. With his passion for work and deep experience, Sampath will accelerate new avenues of growth for the firm.”
Yogesh Singh, Partner and Head of the Corporate practice, said, “Sampath has been a part of Trilegal previously and we are delighted to welcome him back. The familiarity will also help us integrate him into the team smoothly at a time when we are seeing increasing demand for corporate governance and compliance specialists. His extensive experience in such matters will be an asset to our practice.”
About Sampath Kumar Rajagopalan
Sampath Kumar Rajagopalan has over 25 years of experience in the corporate governance and secretarial compliance practice. During his in-house years in large multinationals, he worked extensively on regulatory and compliance functions, including Companies Law, FEMA, SEBI, environment laws, labour laws, customs, income tax, economic laws, and other allied laws. His regulatory experience spans service, manufacturing, and distribution companies, and he is proficient at managing HR, administration, and procurement functions through a business and commercial lens.
In the last few years, Sampath has built a formidable reputation as an authority on governance, compliance and transactional matters, advising boards and committees of large listed companies, REITs, InvITs, private companies and LLPs. He interacts with and manages boards comprising leading industrialists in the country, placing him in a unique position to provide legal advisory tailored to commercial priorities. He has also been a member of Boards of Directors of leading multinationals, bringing depth to strategies on corporate structuring, and contentious shareholder and board matters. Sampath’s know-how extends to advising on CSR, as well as leading technology initiatives in areas of Prohibition of Insider Trading and Companies Act compliances. He has also worked with regulators and contributed to policy advisory in areas such as CSR and SBO.
Most recently, Sampath has been a Partner and National Leader at EY. He is also a Trilegal alumnus. He joined Trilegal in 2008 and established the governance and compliance (CGC) practice, later becoming a Partner in the CGC practice of the firm before moving to EY. By welcoming Sampath back into the fold, Trilegal continues to strengthen its 360-degree offerings to clients.
Trilegal is one of India’s leading law firms, with expertise across the full spectrum of corporate legal services. Trilegal has offices in four key cities of India.
Trilegal has been recognised as the India Deal Firm of the Year by Asian Legal Business (ALB) India Law Awards 2023; one of the ‘Best Overall Law Firms’ at the India Business Law Journal Indian Law Firm Awards 2022; ‘Firm of the year’ for Client Service Excellence by Asia Law Awards 2021; “M&A Law firm of the Year” by VCCircle Awards 2020 one of the most innovative law firms in Asia in the inaugural edition of ALB Trailblazers 2020; and ‘highly commended’ in the FT RSG Innovative Lawyers Awards 2020.
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