Amit Shukla: an innovator of law, partnering for progress with AS & Associates Legal Services
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The super-colossal transformation of civil legislation, industrial factors, modern trends and evolution of legal business often renovate rules of the game for the companies – customers of legal services and consultants. Present-day, legal consulting has to adapt as fast as possible to these new happenings to meet the expectations of the clients.
AS & Associates Legal Services is a progressive and integrated legal consultancy of the country, providing trust advice. It comprises an extensive interconnection of expert advisors and independently practicing associates at most of the places in India. The corporation makes restitution of explicit offerings for setting up new business and projects with all the contractual assistance.
It is a perfectly systematized premier legal consultancy. The firm includes leading and reputed lawyers, and industry specialists, who have expertise in diverseindustry-specific projects, Litigation, Legal Investigation, Legal Inquiries, Legal Reports, Consultancy and supporting to resolve problems in the legal domain. They are enlightened and have great expertise in litigation before various Courts, Tribunals and Forums.
Every law firm defines achievement as being in demand on the market, having a presence. It is obvious in the law practice that such success is mainly brought by an image formed in the market. This figure is formed either by a huge investment, marketing, and large establishment or as is the case with the AS & Associates, by the name and eminence of an individual lawyer, supported with a well-organized team. AS & Associates is a high-powered litigation team led by Amit Shukla who is leading the industry with his unique, creative and winning strategy and defining the success together.
Amit Shukla has a long list of accomplishments; he is excellent in legal consultancy and has been the in industry for 15 years. The genesis of advocacy is ancient in Amit’s family that inspires him to make a career in this industry. He is the third generation Lawyer of his family. He did LL.B. from Lucknow University in 2003 and started practice at Lucknow itself. He worked with ActionAid as a fellow and also with some organizations on legal issues and started his practice at Hon’ble High Court and State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission U.P.
Amit has expertise in providing entire cover for industry-specific projects as all legal and statutory compliances. He engaged with different Business Chambers and Associations as Guest Speaker for Legal knows. Amit is also the member of TiE UP.
The CEO Magazine’s Editorial team recently spoke with Amit about his professional journey and throw light on AS & Associates Legal Services.
Here’s the edited excerpt
Provide a brief overview of your work domain.
- Corporate legal consulting and covering the entire organization as well as for Industry specific projects/ Greenfield projects
- Civil & Criminal Litigation
- Legal Documentation, Litigation and litigation support.
- Criminal Law, Company Law, Consumer Protection, Negotiable Instruments Act, Labour Laws, Arbitration, Contract, Trade-related matters, Lease & License, Land Laws, Financial Matters, Banking matters, Cyber Law related matters
Besides LLB, what are the additional accomplishments?
- Leadership Development Programme from V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, NOIDA
- Certificate of Training on “Understanding Information Technology in the Corporate Environment” from NIIT in Collaboration with Institute of ICSI
- Attended a short-term course for The Capacity Building of Young Lawyers, organized by MC Mehta Environmental Foundation
Portray the chronoscope of your progressive journey. Who are your major clients?
My first client was TATA Johnson Control Automotives Ltd. Thenceforth; I got contracts from diverse consultancies related to legal and statutory compliances for industry-specific projects. Our major clients include TATA AutoComp Systems Ltd, TATA TOYO Radiator Ltd, RCCL, MM Forgings Ltd, Escorts, TM Automotive Seating System Ltd, IMRB International etc.
What challenges did you face at the initial stage of your career? And, how did you overcome from them?
When I started my practice, people did not rely upon because I am a newcomer and have not much experience. Many people discouraged me for adopting this profession, but, I was adamant to adopt it and to win at all conditions.
What led you to incorporate this consultancy firm?
I experienced that the knowledge of the bureaucratic system is integral and in U.P. and Uttarakhand, there is a vacuum of Law firms having the expertise for giving entire legal cover for industry-specific projects. Because of that, companies hired different consultants for numerous tasks. With a vision to present all solutions through a single system, we come up with this corporation, we are providing unified cover for industry-specific projects as all legal and statutory compliances and the clients.
Does the law vary from sector to sector? Do the legal questions facing various industries differ and how do you take them on?
Yes. Every industry has its specific zone as white, green, orange and red as per their status. It depends on their production process, HR slabs, project costs etc. We keep all the aspects in mind and provide the legal cover by giving the consultancy to the company/project.
What unique approach do you bring with your firm?
I believe in outcome-based strategies and bring the same to my organization.There is no hierarchy and work from any place.We work by setting up the timelines and fly to meet them.
What is your point of view about the Indian legal system and its difficulties? And, what is your take on its legal education?
India legal system is performing in its best strength. But, there is lacuna of late justice. It happens, due to limited numbers of judges and lacs of cases. Insufficient appointment of judges is a serious concern and because of that decisions take time, and people have to suffer. I think Legal Education must be incorporated in course from higher secondary.
What have been the key that opened the door of your success?
My faithful nature, using all knowledge and effort without thinking about small or big and giving my best in every moment is the primary factors of my progress.
Define law in one line.
Rule to regulate the behaviour
Describe your one-day routine and how do you stay motivated with every day?
I wake up at 6:00 am and do exercise, thereafter take tea with family members. At 9:00, I move for office and go through the files, reach court at 10: 30 and after appearing in cases, I come back to the office and discuss with the team about the work progression of various consultancy projects and also meet with clients. Before going home I like to take an hour with some shots of squash. The day full of challenges and learning encourage me to move forward.
What do you like to do when you are not executing your business?
I like to write articles on social and economic issues and travel to explore the things and way of living.
Who is your inspiration?
Mr Ratan Tata
Forthcoming Strategies of the organization
AS & Associates Legal Services is lining up to provide consultancy service in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, and Rajasthan.
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