Debjani Aich is a partner in the Bangalore office of the firm. She is one of the main lawyers responsible for the firm’s employment law practice, and she represents some of the world’s largest information technology companies in relation to their India operations. Debjani’s other practice areas include contracts; telecom; defence and government procurement; and competition and antitrust law. She also advises nuclear suppliers on liability issues under Indian law.
Debjani’s employment law practice includes representing and advising global MNCs in relation to their workforce related operations in India, both from a federal and state-level employment and labour law perspective. She is actively involved in employment-related documentation (including employment contracts, NDAs, secondment contracts and employment and HR policies), compensation structuring, compliance issues/audits, employee transfer and integration issues, immigration matters and employment-related negotiations. She has considerable experience in handling employee terminations, including large-scale reductions in force, and also serves as the external counsel and observer in termination discussions. Debjani also represents clients before the labour authorities on employment litigation matters.
Debjani regularly conducts workplace training on employment laws, including in relation to anti-sexual harassment laws and discrimination, at a senior management and general employee level. She is a frequent speaker on employment and human rights issues at international and national conferences and events.