Janini Somiah


icon November 25, 2020

Janini has grown with the Firm for more than a decade now, advising Indian and multinational clients in the areas of general corporate and commercial laws, while being one of the integral members of the Firm’s boutique FMCG practice. Clients seek Janini’s thorough counsel and her attention to detail, to aggressively expand their products, businesses and strategies, while remaining legally compliant.

Janini’s expertise lies in structuring and drafting intricate commercial contracts and in corporate and commercial advisory work, in the areas of company law, food and legal metrology laws, information technology laws, employment and labour laws, laws governing fast moving consumer goods and real estate related laws. Janini has, over the years, developed an in-depth understanding of the day-to-day business requirements of clients, and understands their intent to ensure that their innovative business ideas comply, at all times, with the law of the land, and clients seek her attentive advice to structure their businesses in a compliant manner. Further, Janini also assists companies in strategising their approach towards non-compliance risks and potential litigation. The variety of advice that Janini is involved in providing, gives her an in depth understanding of any specific situation and this enables her to provide the client with well-rounded and wholesome advice in relation to any matter.

Janini is also actively involved in ensuring that entities are compliant with their responsibilities in terms of the laws relating to the prevention of sexual harassment and serves as the External Member on the Internal Complaints Committees of multiple entities.

Janini contributes articles on the laws governing fast moving consumer goods, some of which have been published on platforms, such as Mondaq. She is also an integral part of the team at the Firm involved in creating a knowledge bank and in publishing newsletters, which provide regular updates of the legal and regulatory changes in the country.

She also participates, as a speaker, at knowledge sharing sessions organised by bodies such as the Bangalore Chamber of Industry and Commerce (BCIC). 

Janini enrolled as an Advocate with the Karnataka State Bar Council in 2008.


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