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Netflix India gets GC Ashish Chandra with Snapdeal, Astro Malaysia experience

Ashish Chandra
Ashish Chandra

Former Snapdeal general counsel (GC) Ashish Chandra has joined streaming service Netflix India as legal director after a brief stint with Malaysian media and entertainment company Astro Malaysia Holdings as vice president and head counsel, as first reported by Bar & Bench.

Chandra confirmed that he had joined Netflix but declined to comment further.

He was based in Kuala Lumpur while at Astro Malaysia since August 2017, as we had reported last year.

A Delhi University 2001 alumnus, Chandra has a diploma in cyber laws from ILI Delhi and a diploma in IPR laws from NLSIU Bangalore after which he worked in house in the legal team of the NCR Corporation, as chief legal officer at Godrej’ Geometric Software, in house at eBay, as assistant vice president at Star India and as vice president and legal head at Reliance Industries before joining Snapdeal as its general counsel in October 2014.

He left Snapdeal in April 2017 less than a month after Snapdeal and Flipkart signed a non-binding letter of intent for a proposed merger.

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