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Manju Deshpande

Manju Deshpande

Senior Legal Consultant

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Expertise

  • Drafted and negotiated various types of complex contracts structures
  • Involved in the incorporation of Project SPV in various jurisdictions
  • Ensured company was in compliance with all regulatory protocols- CIMA for Offshore Companies, Registrar of Companies- for local Onshore Companies in various jurisdictions, Banks, and Anti Money Laundering (AML)
  • Prepared board papers and maintained minutes for Board and EXCO meetings
  • Managed and interfaced with external legal counsel’s involvement in litigation and negotiations with regulatory bodies.
  • Conducted extensive research and prepared memoranda and provided opinion for committee members on diverse legal issues
  • Assisted the HR departments in drafting and reviewing financing, non-disclosure, and employment agreements
  • Organized and led due diligence process in the acquisition of several business and involved in strategy planning
  • Monitored trademark registration applications and critical deadlines and milestones in accordance with the respective agreements
  • Provide corporate governance, legal compliance advice and secretarial services to the Project Companies, in ensuring the implementation of good corporate governance policies, procedures and bylaws
  • Responsible for drafting any form of written communication (letters, emails and memos), reviewing and approving all written correspondence before its internally and externally disseminated

Manju can help with;

In addition to providing unparallel professional legal services and ensuring a proper governance and compliance procedure is adhered. From the time a decision is made to set up a business, our Consultant has wide exposure in structuring and micro managing and administering start-ups up to the growth phase in diverse industries- Navigating the Business Lifecycle

Experience Highlights;

Aviation Industry – Low Cost Carrier ( Bahrain Air B.S.C)

Involved in the drafting and negotiations of:

  • Head Lease Agreements
  • GECAS and ILFC for leased Aircraft A 319 and A 320
  • Head Lease Agreements with Aercap Capital for lease of A 320
  • Purchase Agreements- with Bombardier for CS Series 100 and 300
  • Letter of Intent with AWAS 2x A320

Involved in the drafting and negotiations of:

  • ACMI Wet and Dry Lease
  • Call Sign Lease Agreement
  • Aircraft Charter Agreement
  • Joint Venture Lease Agreements and Aircraft Commercial Agreements with ALAFCO
  • Code Share Agreement

Renewable Energy Developer – Terra Sola Ventures (apart of Terra Sola Group AG)

Worked and coordinated bids submissions in the following jurisdictions and direct awards for Solar Power Project:

  • Jordan 50MW (Tender)
  • Bahrain -50 MW (Direct and Tender)
  • Oman-125 MW (Tender and Direct)
  • Algeria-400MW x 1 ( Tender and Direct)

Responsible for drafting the Heads of Terms for various Agreements, conducted review of Project Documents and managing work streams with Consortium Lawyers

  • Power Purchase Agreements
  • Memorandum of Understandings, Terms Sheets
  • Framework Agreement for Power Purchase Agreements
  • Consortium Agreement
  • Project Development Agreement

Career History

Having worked as in house legal advisor for Companies in diverse industries ranging from Real Estate and Infrastructure, Aviation and Renewable Energy, has equipped me with extensive corporate exposure in handling a wide variety of corporate contracts.

In addition, to my legal responsibilities, I have been actively managing the Chairman/CEO’s office, and the project companies located across various jurisdictions in Switzerland and in the MENA region from my base in Abu Dhabi

Education

I am a Law Graduate from the University of London and called to the Malaysian Bar. I bring along of more than 15 years of work experience, coupled with exponential exposures of cross border transactions in Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Bahrain and the UAE.