Faculty Certifying (Diploma in Legal aspects of business and the due diligence mechanism)
- Rodney D Ryder
Rodney D. Ryder is the founding partner at Scriboard and is a leading technology, intellectual property and corporate lawyer. He is the author of Guide to Cyber Laws: the Information Technology Act, 2000, E-Commerce, Data Protection and the Internet, the first section-wise analysis of the Indian Information Technology Act, 2000. He is presently Advisor to the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Government of India on the implementation of the Information Technology Act, 2000.Mr. Ryder has been nominated as a 'Leading Lawyer' in intellectual property, technology, communications and media law by Asia Law, Who'sWhoLegal, Asia Legal 500, amongst other International publications. Mr. Ryder is also advisor to the Data Security Council of India [a NASSCOM initiative] on the structuring of industry data privacy and information security policies and contractual standards. His second book, Intellectual Property and the Internet, published by LexisNexis is perhaps the only one of its kind in Asia. The text has been acknowledged to be an authoritative work by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India and has been quoted in the first and only judgement by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India on domain names. He is advisor to the National Internet Exchange of India [NiXI] and a member of the panel of independent and neutral arbitrators with NiXI.
- Sony Bhatt
Sony Bhatt is Managing Partner of the law firm Bhatt Law Associates and an advocate having ten years of experience in matters relating to corporate laws and litigation. She has extensive experience in corporate legal affairs and has advised multinational companies on day to day transactions and various business legal and compliance related issues. She has advised on formation of legal entities in India, conducted legal due diligence and vetted and negotiated various commercial contracts and documents. She has also advised various companies on the applicability of employment and labour laws, framing of employee policies and has conducted disciplinary enquiries. She is also an expert consultant for Prevention of Sexual Harassment at workplace. Sony also has experience in matters relating to litigation and arbitration. She has advised and represented clients and has been involved in high profile litigation before the Supreme Court of India and High Courts of various States and other judicial authorities such as Competition Commission, APTEL and NCDRC. In the past she has advised companies belonging to aviation, bio-sciences, gas, manufacturing, pharmacology, IT and service industries.