Alkanshree Dahar – Managing Partner
Alkanshree Dahar holds an L.L.B. degree from Delhi University and was awarded Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology (Honours) from Jesus and Mary College, New Delhi. She practiced for many years in London while extensively dealing with matters relating to Oil & Gas Sector. Her other practice areas of specialization are Aviation Law, Maritime Law, Media Law, Infrastructure, Joint Ventures, Intellectual Properties Rights and International Arbitration.
Alkanshree Dahar was appointed counsel for Indian Oil Corporation for its Jamnagar Pipeline Refinery Project, which was a project of national importance that cut across four states in India. She is also advisor to many Oil Companies on environmental and related legal issues. She advised IOC on SKO, which was being introduced for the first time in India. She has also done extensive work in the areas of project finance and ECB’s.
As a result of her work, which required approvals from Ministry of Finance for one of India’s top Industrial Houses for an intricate ECB transaction of US$ 117 million, guidelines pertaining to ECB transactions were re-set. She also undertakes selective matters of International importance and successfully handled, among many others, a matter which had created international headlines wherein the President of India made a gift to the President of Armenia involving India’s wildlife. The matter captured headlines in most leading newspapers across the world and involved making representations to the highest offices in India, including the office of Indian Prime Minister’s and President of India. This matter in London was supervised by the Born Free Foundation whose trustees include famous Hollywood actress, Virginia McKenna, who featured in the classic Hollywood movie “Born Free”. Ms. Dahar has also acted on behalf of many high net worth individuals, including Hollywood and Bollywood movie stars and film producers such as Persis Khambatta, who was one of India’s first movie stars to venture into Hollywood. Numerous forums including major television channels such as CNBC, Doordarshan, Star TV regularly invite her as an expert to speak on various legal issues. She has received many awards including Outstanding Corporate Lawyer’s award from the Hon’ble Union Minister for State Affairs, Rajesh Pilot and All India Organizational Entrepreneurial Confederation (AIOEC) in 1993 and corporate lawyer of the year award in 2003 from Indian Associated Industries Organization. She is also the Chairperson and President of Rights for All (RFA), a non-governmental organization involved with human rights and is an avid human rights activist with special focus on children and women rights. She is member of the Supreme Court Bar Association and Delhi High Court Bar Association of India.