Professor of Commercial Legal Practice
B.A. (Hons.); LL.B.; LL.M. (University of Delhi)
Prof. Amar Kr. Sundram is an in house Senior Corporate Legal Professional having rich experience in Strategic thinking, formulation of operational guidelines and a business enabler to complex legal issues. He has worked with best of the Indian and Multinational business houses like DCM Shriram, Birla, TATA, AT & T, Reliance, Citi, Ernst & Young and Royal bank of Scotland (Natwest Group India).
A multifaceted professional with more than 23 years of corporate work experience, Mr. Sundram has worked as National Director (Legal) and General Counsel with Ernst & Young – India & Bangladesh, based at Gurgaon where Amar advised 470+ Partners across all service lines like Advisory, Transaction, Assurance, Taxation, FIDS, HR etc and handles 18000+ employees. He was deeply involved on large scale cross-border transactions and commercial contracts involving Global Clients as well as formulation of Global policies touching around contentious cross-jurisdictional legal issues. Mr. Amar led from the front on Corporate Governance, Compliances, Anti-bribery and corruption matters as well as large scale Fraud investigations involving multi-jurisdiction.
Has handled high stake international and domestic mediation and arbitration involving critical questions of law and multi-jurisdictional complexities. Mr. Sundram has also spear-headed high-stake litigations in different high courts of India, Supreme Court of India and courts in USA.
Mr. Amar has been instrumental in setting up a functional and effective Legal department in most of the organizations he worked in and has mentored many in-house counsels. A University Topper in LL.M from Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi, Amar has gained wide exposure to legal issues in the business arena including Regulatory, Compliance, Taxation, Arbitration, Insurance, Financial laws, Employment laws, cross-border transactions, Government contracts, Power, Fraud Management, Criminal law, Corporate Fraud investigations, Issues of data privacy & client confidentiality, drafting / structuring, having interface with leading legal luminaries of India as well as top law firms of the country. Amar is also credited with many published articles in leading law journals, representing the organization in various Industry Forums and have been speaking in various legal seminars. He is also a founding member of the Indian Corporate Counsels’ Association (ICCA) (http://www.iccaonline.org.in/executive-committee.php)