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Former Tata Sons Group General Counsel Bharat Vasani is leaving the company after more than seventeen years at the helm of its legal team. Tomorrow will be his last day at Tata Sons.
Confirming the development to Bar & Bench, Vasani said,
“I am retiring from TATA Sons after 17 plus years. No other plans as of now except enjoy and relax. I have been working for 39 years and deserve some rest.
On reflection, I can say with great satisfaction that perhaps there is not a single legal complexity which has not landed on my desk during the past 17 years. No one can ever get more variety of legal work than what I got in my years with the group.”
He also revealed to Bar & Bench that he would be teaching courses in Company Law at universities like NLSIU Bangalore and WBNUJS Kolkata. According to sources, Vasani is likely to join a law firm in the near future.
Vasani had announced his decision to quit last year, even as he dispelled rumours circulated in the media that he was leaving the company amidst a change in leadership. After quitting as Group General Counsel, he continued to work as a Legal Advisor to the Group Chairman Natarajan Chandrasekhar.
Back then, Vasani had said,
“I have been planning my retirement for few years and I had informed about my plans to the earlier chairman and to Mr. Chandrasekhar too.”
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas Partner Shuva Mandal took over the role of Group General Counsel from Bharat Vasani.
Read our interview with Vasani in 2012 here.