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From weekly knowledge exchanges and exposure to a wide variety of expertise, from tailored skill upgrades to workshopping soft skills, the approach to training and development at the Firm is systematic, consistent and holistic. It also extends beyond our employees to benefit our clients.

Our Knowledge Management team drives the exchange of knowledge and learning within the Firm, integrating knowledge and technology and developing practice resources in a three-pronged strategy:

  • Legal training with an emphasis on interactive learning/ experiential exercises;
  • Skills training, including negotiation, presentation, writing, business development and technology; and
  • Knowledge and deal experience-sharing sessions among partners.


  • Our intensive one-week orientation for first year lawyers covers both legal and skills training to give them a career jumpstart. In 2020, COVID-19 didn’t stop us from adapting to sessions online over a three- month period.
  • We undertake weekly knowledge sessions on a range of legal and business topics and developments, which are tailored based on practice areas and post-qualification experience.
  • Our lawyers benefit from an extensive roster of trainers and speakers, from specialist partners within the Firm to economists, tax experts, business leaders and judges to share their subject-area expertise on legal and commercial aspects.
  • As part of the AZB Leadership Lecture Series, we invite eminent speakers to share their valuable insights and inspiring life lessons.
  • Our lawyers regularly conduct webinars and external knowledge sessions for clients.


  • Representations, Warranties and Indemnities
  • How to Read Financial Statements
  • Basic Concepts of Tax for M&A
  • ‘SMF and EMF Reporting’, ‘Recent Amendments to the ECB Framework’ by Citibank
  • ‘Indian Union Budget and How It Will Enhance Investments in India’ by DBS Group
  • ‘RBI Series 1 – Navigating RBI, Interpretations and Enforcement’ by Mr. G. Padmanabhan (former Executive Director at the Reserve Bank of India)
  • RBI Series 2 - Key M&A Considerations involving RBI Regulated Entities
  • ‘Important Tax Issues for IBC Deals’ by Hiten Kotak and Nilesh Mody, PW
  • Landmark Judgments in Securities Laws
  • ‘Emerging trends in Digital Banking’ by Yes Bank
  • Enforcement of Foreign Arbitration Awards
  • ‘Analysis of the Indian Budget 2020’ by DBS Group
  • IBC: Recent Developments
  • Force Majeure & Covid-19 Implications
  • FDI in e-Commerce
  • ‘Taxation of a Deal: Basic Concepts’ by E&Y Consulting
  • ‘Investing in the Covid-19 World: Markets and Investment Opportunities for Individuals’ by Julius Baer
  • Succession Planning for Private Clients – Key Issues
  • ‘India Macro/India Economic Outlook, FEMA/ Non-Debt Regulations/ ECB, Capital Market Escrow Structures and FPIs’ by Citibank
  • ‘M&A Insurance’ by Anviti Insurance Brokers
  • ‘Investment Strategies and Outlook on Economy Earnings and Asset Classes’ by ICICI Bank
  • Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) - Managing Risks and Enhancing Value
  • Introduction to FinTech Regulations
  • ‘FEMA / Foreign Exchange Issues’ by HSBC Bank
  • Gaming Sector - Primer and Key Issues
  • Carbon Credits
  • The Web of Real Estate Law - Properties, Concepts and Issues
  • 2019 Foreign Portfolio Investors Regime
  • 'What is new and interesting in the UK corporate world' by Mr. Chris Saul, former Senior Partner, Slaughter & May
  • 'Facing the Brave New World - Megatrends and their Impact' by Mr. Alpesh Shah, Managing Partner (India), Boston Consulting Group
  • Practical Considerations for a sell-side M&A process
  • Due Diligence of Asset Management Intermediaries
  • Basics of Securities Litigation
  • Pre-emptive Rights in SHAs and JVAs
  • Anti-trust Scrutiny of Common Shareholdings
  • Admission of Structured Debt Instruments as Financial Debt - Latest Judicial Positions
  • Key Changes to CSR Framework
  • Product Liability
  • How acquisitions under the IBC differ from other M&A transactions
  • Data Privacy: Key Developments in India and around the World
  • Promoters - Identification, Implications and Liability
  • Rights of Secured Creditors under the IBC
  • Recent Developments in IT and Digital Media
  • M&A Pricing - Locked Box vs. Completion Accounts
  • Overview of Mining Laws in India
  • Digital Innovations in Delivery of Financial Services
  • Boilerplate Clauses in Contracts
  • Regulatory Aspects of Trusts
  • Indemnity Clauses
  • Introduction to the White-Collar Crime Practice
  • Key Aspects of Competition Law in M&A transactions
  • M&A Issues in Highway Acquisition Diligences
  • Representations, Warranties and Disclosures
  • Employee Transfers in M&A
  • Land Policies – Key Aspects
  • 'Basics of Insurance Policies in M&A transactions & Current Market Trends' by Pankhuri Saxena, Vice President, M&A, Gallagher Insurance Private Brokers
  • Use and Misuse of Look-Out Circulars
  • 'Recent Developments in FDI' by Sanjit Chatterjee, YES Bank
  • Invocation of Pledge - Judicial Precedents
  • M&A Transaction Life Cycle
  • Business Transfers
  • Merger Control
  • Downstream Investments and Implications of being an FOCC
  • 'New Overseas Investment Regime' by Mr. Satish Charipalli, IDFC Bank
  • Prevention of Money Laundering
  • Basics of Accounting and reading Financial Statements
  • Related Party Transactions

  • Multiple workshops with Mr. Chris Saul, former Senior Partner, Slaughter & May
  • Negotiation Skills, Client Communication Skills with Dr. Claudia Winkler, The Negotiation Academy
  • Our Firm’s Purpose and Core Values with Mr. Bahram N. Vakil
  • Accounting & Finance by Prof. Raghu Iyer, AFCL
  • Reviewing Client Meetings by Kevin Legg and Stephen Gonzalez, SAGE
  • Legal Writing by Dr. Josh Lange, Advanced Language Institute
  • Negotiation Techniques & Strategies for Deal making with our Senior Partner, Ashwath Rau
  • Interactive Session on 'AZB's Purpose, Core Values & Expectations' with Mr. Chris Saul, former Senior Partner, Slaughter & May
  • Live Motivational Session and Life Skills with Mr. Ravi Shastri
  • Best Practices on Research and Drafting with our Partner Siddharth Paranjpe
  • Client Care and Communication with our Senior Partner, Roxanne Anderson

  • ‘Corporate Law and Compliance in 2020: Challenges & Learnings’ co-hosted with CII
  • Thought Leadership Series
    • ‘Effectively Navigating the Arbitral Process – A Practical Approach for In–House Counsel’ by Wilmer Hale and AZB
    • Tech-Fins: Technology & Banking: Moderated by Zia J. Mody, G. Padmanabhan and Arundhati Bhattacharya
  • AZB Leadership Lecture by Justice Srikrishna (ex Supreme Court of India)
  • AZB Leadership Lecture by Uday Kotak, Managing Director, Kotak Mahindra Bank
  • AZB Leadership Lecture by N Chandrasekaran, Chairman, Tata Sons