Panel of Experts

Chaitanya Samudre – Expert, Banking Law

With an in-depth and varied experience in the area of dispute resolution, Chaitanya Samudre oversees the Litigation practice in Mumbai and is adept at handling all dimensions of litigation, relating to pleadings, petitions, application and affidavits.

The breadth of his practice covers litigation at all forums, representing Public Sector Undertakings, Banks and large Corporations. Chaitanya has been a pillar of strength, augmenting the contentious side of our practice. He has been taking lead in preferring and defending appeals, as well as in pushing reviews and revisions through to superior courts. He frequently appears at the Supreme Court of India and handles matter in their critical stages.


Priyale Prasad – Expert, IP & Technology

Priyale, an Intellectual Property and Technology Attorney, brings more than 14 years of experience to the table, focussing primarily on IP Prosecution & Opposition matters. Dedicated to the sub-fields of Trademarks & Copyrights, she manoeuvres the Strategy, Brand & Portfolio Management and Transactional IP practices including Licensing & Franchising. She has been an avid contributor to IP solutions covering various businesses in the Arts, Music and the Publishing space.

She also has wide experience in advising clients in the fields of consumer products, information technology, e-commerce, infrastructure, power, real estate, construction, pharmaceuticals etc. in all Intellectual Property matters. She has represented top Fortune 50 companies in connection with managing their National and overseas Brand portfolios.


Vishal Jain – Expert, Mergers & Acquisitions

Vishal has been an expert in the field of Corporate Structuring and General Corporate Advisory. With close to a decade of professional experience in finance sector, he dedicated his professional journey towards providing legal advisory on the corporate commercial laws.

After qualifying as an MBA from IIM (Calcutta) and B. Tech from IIT (Bombay), Vishal took to providing consultancy for various commercial entities in their international and domestic businesses transactions. Considering the inherent role of structuring in all our advisory matters, Vishal has been an integral part of the practice of ASA.

He is also on the board of many Indian start-ups and is regularly engaged for his expert opinions on inbound investments and India portfolio management by several MNCs.