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Partner - Corporate, Labour and Employment

Compensation Structuring and Employment Benefits | Senior Management Contracts and Exits | Workforce Restructuring | Disciplinary Enquiries and Investigations I Prevention of Sexual Harassment Advisory

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Swarnima is a Partner in the Bengaluru office of Trilegal and is part of the Employment practice. Swarnima has worked with domestic and multinational clients on a variety of employment matters, including structuring senior management contracts and remuneration policies, and advising on the effective management of resignations and terminations.

She has assisted clients through disciplinary inquiries, reorganisation and closure of their businesses in India, and trade union issues. She is regularly involved in labour audits and works with clients to rectify their compliance issues.

Swarnima is considered a leading expert on the law on prevention of sexual harassment (POSH) and has handheld several multinational clients in managing POSH complaints, reviewing/formulating POSH policies and comprehensive guidelines for committee members. Swarnima conducts training programs on POSH and D&I issues for industry and employer networks across India.

Swarnima extensively advises Fortune 500 companies on complex aspects of the implementation of the labour codes, including impact of the new definition of ‘wages,’ managing contract-worker engagements and streamlining obligations under the codes. Swarnima has provided formal representations and suggestions to the government on the formulation of the labour codes and the state rules.


Gujarat National Law University


Bar Council of Karnataka

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Advised the following clients on various employment law issues, such as implementation of the labour codes, engagement of contract workers, provident fund compliance, handling disciplinary matters, working conditions and overtime, and termination of employment:

  • Google
  • Intel
  • Nike
  • IBM
  • LinkedIn
  • Oracle
  • Rolls Royce
  • Akzo Nobel
  • GAP


  • One of the top ten lawyers in India under the age of 40 (Asian Legal Business Journal, 2019)
  • ‘Next Generation Lawyer’ in the Legal 500 Guide (2021-2022)
  • Ranked individual in Labour and Employment practice by Chamber and Partners (Asia-Pacific), 2022-2023
  • ‘Young Achiever under 35’ award at 2019 IDEX Legal Awards


  • Represents Trilegal at NASSCOM (National Association of Software and Services Companies)

Publications from Swarnima


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