Arka graduated in the year 2008 from National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata, recognized as one of the premier institutions in the field of law. He started his career with Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co., before joining the Firm in 2012.
Arka’s experience in corporate transactions is both rich and varied and encompasses mergers and acquisitions, private equity, corporate restructuring and general corporate. Arka has represented various multinationals, foreign investors and domestic entities in both primary and secondary investment. His deal repertoire includes various sectors such as steel, agri, pharma and insurance.
Arka is also actively involved in the employment law vertical of the Firm and has rich and varied experience in advising various multinationals, foreign investors and domestic entities in employment and human resources issues, whether as part of a complex deal structure or on stand alone advisory basis. Arka has also led a team in evaluating labour law compliances of large conglomerates. He also regularly advises his clients in structuring of stock option plans and setting up of employee welfare trusts.
His experience in complex transactions, coupled with excellent grasp of legal nuances, has made him sought after by his clients for coming up with innovative and practical solutions to intricate issues.
Apart from his expertise on general corporate laws, his experience in certain niche areas of laws such as real estate laws, has allowed him to offer develop result oriented solutions to critical issues pertaining to different aspects of a transaction life-cycle.
Arka is also adept at tribunal/court based restructuring and has advised large conglomerates such as Tata group and HDFC group in their restructuring schemes.
Arka keenly follows the ever-evolving jurisprudence relating to the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 and takes keen interest in critically analysing the development of law in this field, with reference and comparison to the jurisprudence of countries having a matured bankruptcy regime. His understanding of the jurisprudence has helped Arka in successfully advising the entire gamut of stakeholders in a CIRP proceeding, be it Resolution Professionals, Committees of Creditors, or Resolution Applicants in all respect of the process of insolvency, revival and liquidation of companies.
Arka has been a member of the Corporate Governance sub-committee of CII Eastern Region from the year 2015-16 and is regularly invited as a speaker at various seminars and panels. Arka is also a member of the CII Human Resource and Industrial Relations Sub-Committee in the Eastern Region.
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