MNLU Aurangabad | National Workshop on ‘Commercial Contracts Drafting for Start-Ups’

Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad was created under the Maharashtra National Law University Act 2014, on the 16th of March, 2017 and is one of the premier National Law Universities in India. The university is dedicated to the development and advancement of legal education and for the purpose of imparting specialized and systematic instruction, training and research in the systems of law.

About the Workshop

Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad is organising one-day online National workshop on “Commercial Contracts Drafting for Start-ups” on 7th May 2022 (Saturday).

The workshop aims to provide the attendees with a comprehensive exposure on drafting from the experienced lawyers holding cutting edge experience of drafting and negotiating commercial agreements involving assets or considerations of high quantum. This workshop aims to ensure that students learn the basics of drafting various commercial agreements which are required for a start-ups while understanding the nuances and implications involved in the process.

Sessions Plan: [10:00 AM – 5:30 PM]

  • Session I: Basics of Contract and Drafting
  • Session II: Drafting and Discussions key clauses involved in Nondisclosure Agreement and Co-founder Agreement
  • Session III: Drafting and Discussions on key clauses involved in Shareholders Agreement and Share Purchase Agreement
  • Session IV: Drafting and Discussions on key clauses involved in an Employment Agreement.


Resource Person 

  1. Anisha Mathur

Anisha Mathur is the Managing Partner of Shepherd Law Associates which is a full service law firm. She advises clients on wide range of contentious and non-contentious issues. Her area of practice includes dispute resolution and advising on issues relating to data, Fintech and other emerging sectors. She also routinely advises on matters relating to founder exit, sexual harassment and termination of employees. As the Managing Partner of the firm her work also includes mentoring senior resources. Anisha speaks in seminars on wide range of topics including gender dysphoria, prevention of sexual harassment at workplace as well as dispute resolution.

  1. 2. Palak Shrivastava

Ms. Palak is a corporate lawyer based in UAE. She advises on multi[1]jurisdictional contracts and also routinely advises clients in managing and assessing risks. She specializes in private equity, strategic investments, and venture capital transactions. Experience in structuring, drafting, and negotiations of various corporate commercial agreements and regulatory compliances including the share purchase agreement, shareholders agreement, share transfer agreement, joint venture agreement, franchise agreement, service agreement, consultancy agreement, and employment agreement. She regularly assists and advises domestic and foreign clients on investments through the life span of transactions, leading on some of the major transactions in the industry of real estate and sports.She also advises on complex fund raise mandates (private equity and venture capital), joint ventures and transaction involving acquisition of control, shares and voting rights.

  1. Mr. Rangam Sharma

Rangam is a Senior Associate with Trilegal, one of India’s leading firms. Rangam’s practice covers diverse areas of corporate commercial law with a specific focus on joint ventures, private equity and venture capital. His transaction advisory role includes the entire spectrum of services from legal due diligence, drafting of transaction documents, negotiations and closing of transactions. He advises clients on compliance with local data protection and privacy laws and routinely advises multinationals on building robust internal privacy infrastructure. He also advises clients in M&A transactions from a data privacy standpoint and has been involved in conducting due diligence from data security and privacy standpoint. He also assists clients in cross border data transfer and framing policies around data retention and disposal.

Additional Benefits

  • All Participants shall be issued E-Certificates of Participation.
  • The best three participants shall be given the chance to intern with Shepherd Law Associates, Delhi based on the performance and participation in activities of the workshop.

Registration process

  • REGISTRATION FEE: For Students: Rs. 800/- AND For Academicians/Professionals- Rs.1200/-
  • IMPORTANT DATE: Last date for Registration: 4th May 2022.

For more details, refer One Day Online National Workshop

For further queries please reach out to:

Ms. Sakshi Gupta (Faculty Coordinator):

Mr. Prafulla Lele (Faculty Coordinator) :

Mr. Amey Jadhav (Student Coordinator): 9604615238

Ms. Pavitra Pottala (Student Coordinator): 9168936908

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