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    LawQuests Team

    Advocates and Solicitor (E & W)

    EDUCATION LL.M.,

    University of

    Pennsylvania Law School

    Solicitor, England and Wales

    Advocate, the Bar Council

    of Maharashtra and Goa

    Attorney, the New York

    State Bar

    ADMISSIONSMaharashtra and Goa

    New York

    England and Wales

    Poorvi Chothani, Esq

    Founder & Managing Partner LawQuest, anaffiliate of the Global Migration Law Group

    103, Maker Tower F, 10th Floor, Cuffe Parade, Mumbai 400005,India Tel.: +91 22 4002 0954, Fax: +91 22 2216 3215poorvi@lawquestinternational.com

    SUMMARY PROFILE

    Poorvi is the founder and managing partner of LawQuest a business and immigration law firm head

    quartered in Mumbai, with offices is Bengaluru and New York and affiliated offices in Miami and

    Washington DC. She heads the global immigration practice for the Global Migration Law Group.

    Poorvi's practice has been focussed on immigration law since 2003. This coupled with more

    than 25 years of experience in dispute resolution, corporate and commercial laws enable her to

    provide holistic legal counsel to LawQuest's clients.

    She has worked closely with large, local and international clients, including renowned

    international consulting firms, Indian and American banks and investor relations companies,

    multi-jurisdictional business processing companies, pharmaceutical and health product

    organizations to name a few, helping them achieve their business goals in India and abroad.

    Poorvi serves as Vice-Chair of the India Committee and is the Vice-Chair of the Immigration &

    Nationality Committee, both of which are a part of the Section of International Law, the

    American Bar Association (ABA). She was president of The American Alumni Association,Mumbai (2008-2010), the convener of the Society of Indian Law Firms (SILF), Mumbai Chapter

    and a founding member of the New York State Bar Association's (NYSBA) India Chapter. As a

    member on the board of Indo-American Chamber of Commerce's, National and Western

    Regions' executive committees, she is actively involved in cross-border work between the two

    countries. She is part of the Steering Group of American Immigration Lawyers Association's

    (AILA) Global Migration Section and has served as conference chair for the section's Global

    Migration Forums in 2012 and 2013.

    Additionally, Poorvi is often quoted in the Economic Times, India's leading business daily and

    on radio, CNBC-TV 18 and Zee Business News. She regularly speaks at events organized by

    leading national and international organizations. Poorvi is an Associate Editor of the India Law

    News (ILN), a quarterly publication by the International Section of the ABA. She regularly

    publishes articles in prominent national and international law and business journals. (Poorvi hasbeen nominated, amongst the world's leading private practice lawyers in Who's Who Legal

    each year since 2009.) Poorvi was nominated for the prestigious ICICI-CNBC TV 18 Emerging

    India Awards as Women Entrepreneur of the Year SME for 2013.

    Poorvi is actively involved in fund raising activities for education related charities and under herleadership, the team at LawQuest renders pro-bono services to several charitable institutes.

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    PRESENTATIONS AND SEMINARS

    vPoorvi was the panel speaker at the International Bar Association's 6th Biennial Global

    Immigration Conference, London, speaking on Hot Tips for IndianImmigration.

    v Poorvi was the panel speaker on Consular Processing/Immigrant Petitions: It's as

    straightforward as Skateboarding Lombard Street at the American Immigration Lawyers

    Association (AILA) in San Francisco, U.S.

    v Poorvi was the U.S. conference chair at the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)Global Migration Forum titled Navigating a Global Practice through Dynamic World

    Markets, held in June 2013 in San Francisco, California.

    vPoorvi attended the Inter Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) Annual Conference 2013 in Seoul,

    South Korea. The topic covered wasThe Future of Law & Business in the Asia-

    Pacific Region.

    vPoorvi was the discussion leader for a series of three teleconferences on Global Migrationorganized by Immigration Law Works (ILW.Com).

    vPoorvi is a member of the Steering Group and Executive Committee Bangkok District

    Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).

    v Poorvi was the conference co-chair at the Global Migration Forum of the American

    Immigration Lawyers Association's (AILA) Global Immigration Forum in Nashville,Tennessee. The topic for the forum was a detailed discussion on Workforce Globalization:

    AnInternational Immigration Law Perspective. and

    v Poorvi was a speaker and panellist on the Immigration Committee Panel, American

    Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Annual Conference in San Diego. She also spokeat AILA's Global ForumIndian Immigration on ConsularProcessing.

    PUBLICATIONS

    vGlobal Mobility HandbookPoorvi is the editor and author of three chapters (The United

    States, the United Kingdom and India) (2013 and 2012 edition.)

    vPoorvi co-authored an article on CrossBorder ImmigrationLawfor the Thomson Reuters

    European Lawyers Reference Series.

    vIndian Visas An Update Poorvi is the co-author for this article published by the

    InternationalBar Association (IBA) in September, 2012.

    v Getting the Deal through Corporate Immigration 2012 and 2013, India Poorvi is the co-

    author for this article for the Law Business Research, Official Research Partner

    International Bar Association.

    v Medical Visas - Poorvi authored the article for the India Law News (ILN).

    v Acquiring Indian Citizenship - Poorvi co-authored the article for the International Bar

    Association (IBA) in May, 2012.

    vAn Overview of Business Travel to India The article was co-authored by Poorvi and published

    in the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA) Email Magazine, e-zette for their

    2011 issue.

    vThe Road to Independence The American Bar Association's prestigious publication is a

    book that has 101 contributing woman authors. Poorvi was one of the 101 women lawyers

    from all over the world who wrote about how they set up their own law firms.

    v In addition over the years Poorvi has written for many publications such as InterpreterRelease, New York State Bar Journal, ILW.COM, India Law Journal (ILW), New ManagingIntellectual Property Magazine, Money Talk, Asia Law Journal, Manupatra IntellectualProperty Reports, Manupatra Newsline, NASSCOM's Portal and The Economic Times.

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    EDUCATION

    LL.B., ILS, Pune

    LL.M., George Washington

    University, USA

    Advocate, the Bar Council

    of Maharashtra and Goa

    ADMISSIONS

    Maharashtra and Goa

    Pooja Dutta

    Partner Head Intellectual Property Rights

    103, Maker Tower F, 10th Floor, Cuffe Parade, Mumbai 400005,

    India Tel.: +91 22 4002 0954, Fax: +91 22 2216 3215

    pooja@lawquestinternational.com

    SUMMARY PROFILE

    Pooja has more than 10 years of experience in litigation, corporate and IntellectualProperty Rights (IPR). Prior to joining LawQuest, she was a Partner at Legal Curators.

    She has gained prior experience at large, national, international law firms, includingrenowned firms such as Martin F. McMahon & Associates, Washington DC, USA which isthe first law firm to file a criminal case against the Government of Syria in the USA. Shehas also worked with Barkats & Associates, Washington DC, USA.

    Pooja, skilled in Trademark and Copyright Prosecution, Intellectual Property (IP),Software and Technology Licensing has extensive experience in IPR. She not only headsthe Intellectual Property at LawQuest, but additionally also handles Litigation,Transaction Law and Corporate Law work at the firm.

    Pooja is a visiting faculty at K.C. Law College and in Mumbai University for IPR and Law

    of Contract. She is also the Executive Director of Global Vision India Foundation, a NGO

    that works towards providing excellence in legal education and also holds the position of

    counsel for ITAG, a Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO) firm. She is additionally incharge of the IPR cell of Mumbai University.

    She is a core team member for formulating the IP Policy for the Karnataka Government and

    is also a member of the managing committee for the 'Parliamentary Bill

    Observers Committee'. Being committed to serving society, Pooja is involved with

    the crime enforcement department of Mumbai Police for their Anti Drug and Cyber Crimeinitiatives, and provides pro-bono services to several charitable institutes like SAALT(South Asian Americans Leading Together), DrishtiPath, an NGO for the upliftment ofBangladeshi Immigrants in USA.

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    PRESENTATIONS AND SEMINARS

    v Pooja was a jury member for the 'Corporate Council Awards 2013.'

    v Pooja was the panel speaker at the Global Intellectual Property Convention (GIPC), speaking

    on IntellectualProperty Rights: Copyright & Entertainment Law.

    v Pooja was the conference co-chair and speaker at the Mumbai University on AntiRape Laws

    & Policy Emerging Issues.

    v Pooja was a delegate at the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC)

    & Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) seminar on Arbitration India.

    v Pooja attended the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce (IGCC) Conference.

    v Pooja was a judge for the National Moot Court Competition 2013.

    vPooja was a panel speaker at the National Bar Association India (INBA) Conference on

    Piracyin India.

    v

    Pooja was an official delegate at the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce andIndustry (FICCI Frames).

    vPooja attended a seminar on SecuredMedicine & RobustPharmacovigilancestructured by

    Safe Medicine India.

    v Pooja was the co-chair for a seminar on Legal Draftingorganised by University of Mumbai.

    v Pooja was a speaker at the World Trade Centre, Mumbai and spoke on HowIP can be made

    an Asset to Small & Medium Enterprise in Maharashtra.

    v Pooja was the co-chair for a program on CivicAwareness.

    vPooja was the co-chair & speaker on Overviewof IntellectualPropertyat the Government

    Law College, Mumbai.

    vPooja was a speaker at an international conference on Interfacebetween Intellectual

    Property & Competition Law.

    PUBLICATIONS

    v Legal Era MagazinePooja has written on IPR for the LegalEra Magazine 2013.

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    EDUCATION

    Enrolled in the Ph.D. Program

    Research TopicTrade

    Related Aspects of Intellectual

    Property Rights

    LL.M., Mumbai University

    Advocate, the Bar Council of

    Maharashtra and Goa

    ADMISSIONS

    Maharashtra and Goa

    Vindu Pandey

    Partner Head Litigation

    103, Maker Tower F, 10th Floor, Cuffe Parade, Mumbai 400005,

    India Tel.: +91 22 4002 0954, Fax: +91 22 2216 3215

    vindu@lawquestinternational.com

    SUMMARY PROFILE

    Vindu heads the Litigation Team at LawQuest and has an active practice in the High Court ofBombay (Original and Appellate Sides) over the last seven years. He handles Constitutional

    Matters as well as Corporate, Civil and Criminal Litigation. Prior to joining LawQuest, he was aPartner at Legal Curators.

    He has successfully cleared QLTT (UK), which qualifies him to pursue his ambition to register

    as a Solicitor, England and Wales. Vindu has been assisting Sr. Advocate, Mr. V. A. Gangal

    (Special Sr. Counsel for the State of Maharashtra, India) for over five years, in matters relating

    to Constitutional Law, Corporate Matters and matters arising out of the Indian Forest Act and

    the Land Revenue Code among other things. Vindu has been involved in various high profile

    cases and reported judgments. With his wide and varied experience in Constitutional and

    Administrative Law he has effectively assisted clients to enforce their rights. He routinely

    handles Civil and Criminal Litigation in various courts in India. Furthermore he is associated

    and/or empanelled with various renowned companies, builders and developers.

    PRESENTATIONS AND SEMINARS

    v Vindu was a jury member at the Corporate CouncilAwards 2013.

    v Vindu has been a judge for the AnnualNational Client CounsellingCompetitionat K. CCollege, in Mumbai.

    v Vindu was a speaker at the round table conference organized by the Mumbai University on

    Anti Rape Laws & Policy, Emerging Issues.

    v Vindu was a delegate for the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC)

    & Confederations of Indian Industry (CII) seminar on Arbitration India.

    v Vindu has been a Judge for the National Moot Court Competition 2013.

    v

    Vindu attended a conference on Piracy in Indiawhich was held in association with theNational Bar Association of India.

    v Vindu attended a seminar on SecuredMedicine & RobustPharmacovigilancestructuredby Safe Medicine India.

    v Vindu was a speaker on a CivicAwarenessprogram in South Bombay.

    v Vindu was a delegate at the Government Law College. The topic discussed was anOverviewof Intellectual Property.

    PUBLICATIONS

    v Legal Era MagazineVindu has written on Arbitration for the LegalEra Magazine2013.

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    EDUCATION

    Advocate, the Bar Council of

    Maharashtra and Goa

    LL.B. from the University ofMumbai, India

    International MBA from UnitedBusiness Institute

    Bachelor of Commerce fromthe University of Mumbai

    ADMISSIONS

    Maharashtra and Goa

    Manizeh Mistry

    Senior Associate - Immigration,Transaction & Employment Law

    103, Maker Tower F, 10th Floor, Cuffe Parade, Mumbai 400005,

    India Tel.: +91 22 4002 0954, Fax: +91 22 2216 3215

    manizehm@lawquestinternational.com

    SUMMARY PROFILE

    Manizeh focuses on Transaction and Immigration Law. She is routinely involved in advising on

    Commercial Contracts as well as drafting Employment Contracts andAncillary

    Documents, Service and Contractor Agreements

    and preparation of Confidentiality and

    Non-compete Agreements. Manizeh, a key member of LawQuest's Global Immigration team, is

    highly skilled in preparing non-immigrant visa petitions and applications for multi-national

    corporations. She works with large corporations, in conjunction with our network of local counsel

    in about 30 jurisdictions to facilitate the transfer of key personnel and their dependents abroad

    by securing the appropriate employment authorizations, entry visas and residence permits. She

    also helps companies with their operations and global immigration compliance program in India

    to obtain work permits, registration requirements, extension of visas and compliance with local

    laws pertaining to the employment of expatriates in India.

    PRESENTATIONS AND SEMINARS

    v Manizeh attended a seminar on "Doing Business with Vietnam & INDEE-VIETNAM"

    vManizeh attended a seminar on Doing Business withIndonesiaand was invited to theTrade Expo Indonesia organized by the Indian Merchant's Chamber.

    v Manizeh attended a webinar on "Consular Processing forExpertsorganized by ILW.

    v Manizeh has attended a work...