Vice President Legal
TATA 1MG Group
With more than 11 years of experience, Vandana’s profile is a combination of a law firm role, an in-house role and a consulting firm. A lawyer as well as a CS, Vandana is an excellent team worker who joined Themis Associates (a boutique law firm based out of Bangalore) in 2011. Her role at Themis was to lead a team for handling the pre- and post-actions related to funding transactions. Working for more than 50+ successful VC and PE transactions over a span of 3 years, in the same profile, Vandana worked on a lot of automation projects like compliance management, Term sheet automation, Nominee director training and related compliance automation and so on.
Post the role in the law firm, Vandana approached and joined Merger and Acquisition (Tax) team at Deloitte, wherein the major role she handled was end-to-end advisory and implementation of various mergers, demergers and other strategic transactions.
A go-getter personality who believes in converting impossibilities to possibilities, Vandana presently heads the legal, secretarial and compliance verticals of TATA 1MG Group. Her job focusses on managing the entire legal, regulatory, compliance, secretarial, fundraising, IPR and certain operational aspects.
Vandana, who was awarded as ‘Women in Law Excellence Awards,’ 2021, instituted by Legal Era for Recognising Leadership, Innovation, and Achievements of Women Lawyers, completed her course in Company Secretary in 2010. Vandana has been awarded with 40 under 40 Rising Star Awards 2021 by Legal Era, CCAI Legal Excellence Awards - Ecommerce Lawyer of the year, Global Lex Falcon Awards- 2022- GC (above 10 years) and Forbes Power List 2021- Top General Counsel of the year.
Well-connected to a number of lawyers, professionals, researchers and students, she is also a member of many committees, forums as well as groups and helps in exchange of legal know how.
She has been graduated from Lucknow University in 2011.