PEOPLE AT FARRINGDONS
Mr. Manoj Choudhury is a Barrister of Lincoln’s Inn, London.
He practised as a lawyer at Calcutta High Court for over 20 years and at the
English Bar in London for 2 years. Besides that he spent 9 years in Humburg, out of which he practised for 5 years as a foreign
lawyer (‘Rechtsbeistand’) in shipping and marine
insurance, both of German and English law.
Furthermore, Mr Choudhury is in the Panel of Arbitrators of the Indian Council of Arbitration. His extensive professional experience in commercial law (both domestic and international) including arbitration, shipping and P & I Club matters, insurance, banking, and joint ventures, is an asset to Farringdons. Clients greatly appreciate his pragmatic approach in resolving legal problems to their satisfaction.
Languages: Bengali (mother tongue), English (dominant language), Hindi (fluent), German (working knowledge).
Kabir is a practising Solicitor of England &
Wales. She holds a Post Graduate Diploma in International Commercial
Arbitration from Queen Mary University. She is also a Barrister of Lincoln’s
Inn. Moreover she is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb)
Ms Kabir has been with Farringdons, Solicitors for over 7years. She specialises in civil/commercial matters, in particular, joint ventures, shipping and arbitration. She also deals with family and immigration matters.
Languages: Bengali (mother tongue), English (dominant language), fluent in Sylheti, Hindi and Urdu.
Mr Ayaz Karim
holds a BA degree of the University of East London and also MBA post graduate
degree of the University of Wales. Besides that he is an Associate member of
the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (ACIArb) of
London. His Knowledge and experience in arbitration and shipping matters are
greatly valued by our clients.
Languages: Malayalam (mother tongue), English (dominant language), Bangla (fluent), Hindi and Urdu.
V. J. Dave
Mr. V. J. Dave is an Honours graduate in law from the
University of London and is a practising solicitor of England and Wales. He has
six years experience with a major UK bank, handling banking matters only.
Mr. Dave specialises in civil/commercial work, mainly in banking, drafting of facility/lending, security and all other bank documentations, as well as disputes concerning transactions involving banks and financial institutions, sale and carriage of goods. Whilst with the bank Mr. Dave acquired considerable experience in the practice of banking, which Farringdons’ clients have found of great benefit.
Languages: Gujarati (mother tongue), English (dominant language) and Hindi (fluent).
Sohel M Iftakhar
Mr Iftakhar holds a BA degree of the University of East London. He is a paralegal and also Marketing Executive of Farringdons for over five years.
Mr Peter Bond is a Consultant to Farringdons. He has over 40 years experience as a partner in a leading commercial firm of solicitors in the City of London. He specialises in the legal and practical aspects of joint ventures (both in the UK and overseas), company law, projects finance, insurance, waste management/ recycling and environmental law.
Mr Datta has been a foreign lawyer
of Farringdons since 1995. Together with Mr Manoj Choudhury, he was a partner
of Datta, Choudhury & Dasgupta,
a reputed Calcutta law firm. Mr. Amal
Datta holds a BSc. (Econ) degree from London School
of Economics and was called to the Bar by Inner Temple in 1962. He is an
eminent practising barrister in Calcutta and a Senior Advocate of the Supreme
Court of India.
Mr. Datta mainly practises as a company/commercial lawyer, both in contentious and non-contentious matters. His expertises are in technology transfer, joint venture, investment business and arbitration.
Mr. Datta was an elected Member of Lok Sabha (Indian Parliament) from 1982 to 1996, when he was also once the Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, and also Chairman of the Committee on Subordinate Legislation of the Indian Parliament. He represented Government of India as a Delegate to the United Nations 1993. Mr. Datta has travelled widely and has in-depth knowledge of the commercial world.
Languages: Bengali (mother tongue), English (dominant language) and Hindi (fluent).
Mr. S. Sathyamoorthy is the former
Deputy Comptroller and Auditor General of India, and also the former Chairman
of Audit Board in India. He is the advisor of Farringdons in matters relating
to rules and regulations regarding foreign direct investments in India, foreign
exchange controls, mergers and acquisitions. We would always like our clients
to have the benefit of Mr Sathyamoorthy’s advice and
assistance in such matters.
For the last decade he has been DEVELOPMENT advisor to the governments of Afghanistan, Iraq and South Sudan through the World Bank. He is a Board Director in Pasupaty Acrylon.
Languages: Tamil (mother tongue), English (dominant language)and Hindi (fluent).
Ms Francesca Cala’ graduated in
2000 with Honours at the University of Bologna. After successfully passing the
Bar Examination in Bologna, she was admitted to the Bar in Italy in 2003, where
she has been registered since as a practicing lawyer.
After working in a leading Italian law firm with headquarters in Bologna, Ms Cala’ has worked as a sole practitioner in Italy advising Italian corporations in civil and commercial law matters with a particular focus on law of obligations, commercial contracts, also on an international level, competition law, media law, IP and trademarks laws. In June 2008 Ms Cala’ fulfilled all the requirements to qualify as a Solicitor of England and Wales and was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors.
Languages: Italian (mother tongue), English (fluent) and French (fluent).
Mr Wadhwa holds a BA degree of Delhi University. He has been the Marketing Executive of Farringdons for over seven years.