Tech-based litigation finance firm LegalPay has appointed Geetanjali Sethi, an expert in Dispute Resolution, as Vice President of Legal & Risk.
With over a decade of experience in litigation, arbitration, and corporate advisory work, Sethi has joined Delhi-based LegalPay from L&L Partners Law Offices, where she was a Managing Associate for the past five years. She will be responsible for setting up best practices to strengthen the risk and underwriting segment at LegalPay
On her appointment, LegalPay’s Founder Kundan Shahi said, “As we expand and grow our business, there is a need to also strengthen the senior leadership team. At LegalPay, strong underwriting is crucial and core to our business and Geetanjali brings a decade experience of in handling several complex disputes across forums. We are confident that she will be a great asset to our team and ensure that our risk and underwriting is best in the segment while implementing the data and technology.”
Ms. Sethi brings with her an impeccable pedigree in the field of law. She is an alumnus of IIAM (Indian Institute of Arbitration and Mediation, India) Accredited Mediator and a Certified and Empaneled Arbitrator on the panel of IIAM, India. Ms. Sethi is an alumnus of Lady Shri Ram College for Women, New Delhi, India; a Topper (First Rank Holder) in her LL.B. and has two post graduations (in Cyber Laws and Business Laws) to her credit from NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, India (First Rank Holder in Cyber Laws) and NLSIU, Bangalore, India.
She has been associated with some of the leading law firms and law offices of the country. She started her legal career interning under distinguished legal luminary and leading lawyer of the country, Late Mr. Ram Jethmalani.
She has the expertise and sound knowledge of cyber laws and business laws including commercial and infrastructural contracts. She has the unique distinction of having handled, along with dispute resolution, the most complex transactional work for some of the leading multinationals and brought it to a successful conclusion. She has also successfully rendered a legal opinion to domestic and foreign clients and has represented clients before courts, tribunals, and quasi-judicial authorities in New Delhi and in arbitral proceedings.
On joining LegalPay, Ms. Sethi said, “I strongly believe that LegalPay is the most evolving and dynamic start-up in India. The concept of third-party litigation funding being promoted by this company is indeed quite novel and has immense potential for growth in the business world. The concept of arbitration has evolved to a great extent in the last few years. The changes brought about in IBC support and substantiate the concept of interim finance. The jurisprudence as it stands today is in favor of interim finance. Above all, I wanted to utilize my experience of more than a decade into dispute resolution and corporate law and LegalPay is undoubtedly the right place.”