She was in-house counsel, for 10 years, with leading Indian corporate houses. She was Senior Vice President & Head – Legal at Kotak Investment Advisors Limited (KIAL), a subsidiary of Kotak Mahindra Bank and its alternate assets management platform. As in-house counsel, she led due diligence, negotiation and documentation for several investments and exits as well as developing litigation strategy for execution and recovery of investments through enforcement of contracts against promoters and portfolio companies. At Kotak, she was also a member of the core team that structured, negotiated and implemented the strategic infrastructure fund management joint venture between Kotak, SMBC Japan and Brookfield Asset Managers, Canada. She was also responsible for compliance and regulatory matters on account of which she oversaw compliance and administration of funds and investment vehicles set up in Mauritius, Singapore and Cyprus and led negotiations with all institutional LPs in the funds.
Prior to joining cam, Shagoofa was Senior Director and Head of Legal & Compliance with IDFC Alternatives Limited, the alternate assets manager of IDFC group. Prior to IDFC, she was Vice President (Group Legal Team) and reported into the Group General Counsel of Tata Sons Limited. Prior to Kotak, she was Head – Real Estate Funds practice and advised several offshore and domestic funds and was also Head – International Tax Policy practice at Nishith Desai Associates.
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