Sameer Rastogi, Managing Partner, India Juris, has advised & represented clients from almost all the major countries in various business sectors. His areas of practice include Corporate laws, Foreign Exchange Laws, FDI, JVs, Foreign Collaborations, M&A, Capital Markets, and more.
Sameer has been nominated as Asia leading lawyer 2012 for corporate / M&A in India. He is also a recommended Lawyer by Practical Law Company, U.K. for corporate & business matters and Equity Capital Markets in India.
Please provide a brief overview of your product/ service.
India Juris is one of the leading full-service international law firm providing services to global clients from various continents. The vision of the firm is to be a leading international law firm, advising governments, global corporations and financial institutions on their most challenging and complex transactions and disputes. From some time now India Juris has been engaged with many startups and have been providing legal, regulatory and corporate services and also have been providing Pro-Bono services to many startups that are having financial crunches.
What inspired you to build the above product/ service?
Passion for legal profession and urge to provide best legal services in India for Indian and Foreign Clients.
What is your life mantra?
First Deserve and then Desire
What was the most challenging part of your journey till now?
Initial struggle while starting my own Legal Firm. It was very difficult to sustain among big law firms and legal service providers in the Market.
How did you overcome those challenges?
Continuous practice and always ready to learn new things have definitely helped me a lot In the initial stages of my Journey. One has to be very focused and determined for its goal and always remember that there are no shortcuts to success. From the very start I have believed in giving qualitative service rather quantitative.
How do you protect yourself from the problem of Brain Drain?
India Jurishave always tried to maintain a balance of young and experienced lawyers in the firm because we have always believed with experience and maturity a firm also needs young and energetic minds. We put every effort to retain the best talent in the firm by providing excellent learning opportunities and growth prospects.
According to you, what are the three qualities an individual must have to achieve success?
Oratory skills, Time management, and Reading habit
Which online tools/ services/ apps do you use the most and would like to recommend as well?
Online Tool : Manupatra, legal crystal
Apps: Lawyers Club India, Ask a lawyer
Share any one habit which you think makes you more productive.
Share any one habit which you wish to change in yourself.
Better Time Management
Answer in less than 50 words
- One mistake you believe every individual must avoid
- One most important lesson that you have learnt till now
Hard Work is the key to success
What are your plans for next 3 years?
Expansion of law firm and increase firm’s strength to 100 lawyers.
If you get a chance to start your career again what would you do differently this time?
Would like to do extensive and more ground work.
What are your top three getaway destinations?
London, Orlando and Mumbai in India
Share a quote that inspires you the most.
First Deserve then Desire