Law College Dehradun organized a Guest Lecture on the topic ‘Lawyers in Making’ on 6th April, 2019, under the aegis of Training and Recruitment Division. The Expert Speaker of the session was Mr. Nitin Potdar, Partner (M&A), J. Sagar Associates. Principal & Dean Prof. (Dr.) Rajesh Bahuguna felicitated the guest and this was followed by Lamp Lighting Ceremony and the recital of University Kulgeet.
At the outset Dr. Rajesh Bahuguna delivered an Inaugural Address to the gathering which included a brief note on the Expert stating that Mr. Nitin Potdar specializes in Public and Private Mergers & Acquisitions, including De-mergers, restructuring of business, Asset & Share Purchase deals, Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances, Private Equity and General Corporate Advisory. He comes with an extensive experience in transactions related to Foreign Direct Investments & Exchange Controls Regulations. He also provides counsel to various multinational companies on financial & technical collaborations and strategies / options for commencing operations & consolidations in India, in a cross section of industries. His focus has been on foreign investments from US, Germany and Japan.
Mr. Nitin Potdar began the session with an intriguing question as to why the students chose law as a profession, was it a choice or compulsion? The students were engrossed and comprehended the importance of self-realization. He was very keen on getting to know the students and their views on law. He emphasized the importance of every day hard work and said it will be realized only after five years when one will be successfully holding a valid degree but an uncertain career. The students were insisted to realize their true potential and that passion opens all gates to opportunities. He motivated the students to be a part of litigation proceedings as the country has a humongous number of pending cases in the courts. Talking on the importance of extensive research, he stated that reading Supreme Court Judgments itself incorporates reasoning flowing from the District Court to the Apex Court. This practice enhances the reading writing and interpretation skills of the students. A law student should have a vast knowledge of his own subject as law is dynamic. He stated that the landscape of the corporate sector has changed completely in the last 10 years. He also answered queries related to placements and internships. The session which was very interactive proved to be very lively and was benefitted by around 200 participants.