CS Ajay D'Cruz


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Seeking challenging job assignments in Legal Affairs / Secretarial Functions with an organisation of high repute



Professional Preface

r  A dynamic professional with 6 years of rich experience in Legal Affairs and Secretarial Functions.

r  Presently working with Joint Venture Partner of a Foreign Multi National Company (MNC) as Company Secretary and Legal Head. 

r  In-depth understanding of drafting minutes and resolutions of board meetings and general meetings.

r  Ability to liaison with Advocates, Banks, RBI, Registrar of Companies and Stock Exchanges.

r  Proficient in drafting and vetting various legal and commercial documents including deeds and agreements pertaining to property, employment, transfer pricing and other matters.

r  Effectively dealt with legal issues pertaining to Company Law and shareholders agreements.

r  Handled and implemented joint venture shareholders agreements, trademark/royalty agreements  and distribution agreements.

r  Adept at performing secretarial functions of conducting meetings and drafting notices, agenda, resolutions and minutes.

r  An effective communicator with exceptional relationship management skills & adept at maintaining cordial relations with shareholders, legal counsels and other external agencies.

r  Experience includes handling the entire legal affairs of a group having 200 crores turnover having 14 factories and around 130 retail showrooms all over India and 2 foreign subsidiaries.


Areas of Expertise


Legal Consultancy

¯ Handling various legal issues, contracts, civil cases and criminal cases.

¯ Providing necessary legal advice as and when required, in respect of civil and criminal suits to be filed, appeals to be preferred, and on other connected issues to the management.


Legal Documentation

¯ Involving in finalising terms & conditions of contracts including performing analysis to ensure that contracts are within negotiated & agreed-upon parameters.

¯ Drafting of deeds, agreements like employment agreements, confidentiality agreements and agreements relating to leasing of showroom and factory premises & getting the agreements registered with help of the executives; coordinating with the other departments in regard to smooth operations without legal issues.


Litigation Support

¯ Giving litigation support in respect of the cases filed by the organisations as well as the cases filed against the organisation inter-alia by approving the plaint, written statements, reply versions, writ appeals, original applications to be filed, affidavits, petitions, etc.

¯ Providing necessary advice with regards to the suits to be filed, appeals to be preferred and other connected issues as and when required.

¯ Dealing with international commercial arbitration and settlement of disputes with parties.


Secretarial Functions

¯ Drafting of the Memorandum and Articles of Association in accordance with the Shareholders Agreements.

¯ Conducting meetings as required under Companies Act involving issuance of notices, drafting agenda, recording minutes and preparing annual reports.

¯ Preparing and maintaining relevant documents such as letters, notices and reports, filling and filing of forms and returns.

¯ Dealing with the Big Four Auditors in regard to various periodical audits.




Career Conspectus


Since Feb’08 with Joint Venture Partner of a Foreign Multi National Company (MNC) as Company Secretary and Legal Head (A Group of Companies, which is a Joint Venture Partner of a Foreign Multi National Company)


¯ Managing independently the entire company’s secretarial and legal matters.


Since Feb’08 invited from time to time as a Contributory Faculty to D.M.C. College, Mapusa, Goa 



¯ Teaching Tax Laws & representing the Goa Chapter of The Institute of Company Secretaries of India.


Aug’07 Invited as a Contributory Faculty at the Regional Training Institute, Accounts and Audit Department, Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General, at Nagpur.



¯ Delivering guest lecture on certain Labour and Economic laws.


Jul’06-Jun’07 with Global Business School, G.H. Raisoni College, Kingsway, Nagpur as Contributory Lecturer


¯ Teaching indirect taxes for MBA (Finance) final year students.


Oct’05-Jan’08 Practised Law as an Advocate at the District Court, Nagpur and Nagpur Bench of the Bombay High Court.


Jul’05-Jan’08 with Central Academy of Professional Studies (CAPS), Nagpur as Contributory Lecturer



¯ Lectures on Mercantile Law in CS Foundation & Economic, Labour and Industrial Laws for CS Intermediate course.

¯ Covering various subjects like: Contract Laws, Foreign Exchange Laws and IPR.


Training Undergone


Organisation    :           N.V. Jain & Associates, Company Secretaries, Nagpur.

Duration          :           15 months.

Description      :           Training imparted by a Practising Company Secretary after completion of CS Intermediate





Rashtrabasha "Prathmik", Examination.

Rashtrabasha Prachar Samiti, Wardha.


Marathi "Prabodh" Examination

Vidharbha Sahitya Sangh, Nagpur.


Government Commercial Certificate Examination (Typing 30 W.P.M.)

Maharashtra State Bureau of Examinations.


Computer Hardware (Maintenance and Repair)

Government Polytechnic, Nagpur.



Hislop College, Nagpur in 2002. Secured 61.04% marks.


M.Com. (Finance)

Nagpur University.



Dr. Ambedkar University College of Law (Main Branch) Nagpur in 2005. Secured 61.51% marks.


CS Final Examination

The Institute of Company Secretaries of India, (ICSI) New Delhi in December 2007.

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