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Girija Krishan Varma

International Litigator, Arbitrator & Mediator

24 years of industry experience

As an independent practitioner, Girija is often appointed as a Legal Counsel, Arbitrator, Mediator, and damages expert. She has diverse international and domestic In-House and Law firm experience. Having worked as General Counsel to MNC's and Attorney with international and top Indian law firms, Girija regularly appears as an arguing Counsel before The Supreme Court and High Courts of India. She has been instrumental in setting up a full-fledged Intellectual property training institute.

KEY SKILLS

  • Analytical

  • Advocacy Skills

  • Abreast with the current procedures

  • Calm demeanor

  • Fine paced

  • Conceptual Clarity

  • Strong Work Ethics

  • Eloquence

  • Well informed on Government Regulations

  • Legal Codes

  • Critical thinking

  • Problem Solving

  • Interpersonal Skills

  • Detail Oriented

  • Negotiation

PROS


  • Litigation is recession-proof. Individuals and organizations may be more likely to resort to litigation in economic downturns to recoup financial losses or to use litigation as a cash flow tool to avoid paying money owed

  • It engages your creativity

  • You stay abreast with current developments

  • There will always be a demand by the business community for legal professionals with experience in commercial litigation, class action suits, labor and employment, insurance defence, personal injury, and regulatory actions

  • It is a reward-based experimental learning

  • There are a variety of cases

  • Litigation work breeds independence

CONS

  • It is highly competitive

  • Litigation is adversarial. If you hate conflict, don’t expect to enjoy litigation

  • Long working hours

  • It is driven by deadlines

  • A lot depends on instinct, and instinct takes time.

OPPORTUNITY TYPES

GOT WHAT IT TAKES?

  • Litigation

  • Firms

  • Corporate Entities

  • In-house counsel

  • Arbitartion

  • Government institutes

  • Mediation

  • National Human Rights Commission

  • You value evidence over supposition

  • You actively strive to disprove your own hypothesis

  • You are not afraid of challenges

  • You can take anyone up for debate

  • You always take the logical approach

  • You are methodical

  • You tend to look for loopholes

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