Senior Attorney Manager, IP& DCU Lead (India Region)
Microsoft Corp. (India) Pvt. Ltd
Meenu Chandra, Senior Attorney Manager, is instrumental in driving Microsoft’s IP Policy initiatives in India by engaging with Industry Associations, Trade Associations, Academia and other stakeholders. Until recently Meenu was the Team leader for the FICCI Committee Against Smuggling and Counterfeiting activities Destroying the Economy (FICCI CASCADE) as well as lending expertise to FICCI IP Committee, Corporate Laws and Corporate Governance Divisions. In this role she was instrumental in raising the policy debate on anti-counterfeiting amongst stakeholders and gaining global recognition for FICCI CASCADE initiative. Meenu is a versatile and experienced legal professional with 16 years of post-qualification experience. She has a Masters in International Trade with Distinction from the University of Essex (UK). Prior to her stint at FICCI she has been leading the International Commercial and IP practice of a law firm based in New Delhi, where her emphasis has been on developing strategies for clients to enable them to minimise commercial risks through pre-emptive contract management, negotiation, conflict management and compliance management strategies. Her previous experience also includes research and training in the area of IP Law, International Commercial Law, Company law, Competition law in UK and Indian Universities. She has also been previously engaged in policy debates through her role as a WTO and IP Committee member in ASSOCHAM and played an active role at FICCI in taking these debates forward. She has various publications on ACTA, Anti-Counterfeiting, IP and Competition law. She is visiting Faculty at Indian Law Institute (ILI), Delhi and Amity University for their LLM programs.