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Tata’s Vistara gets Trilegal counsel, Symbi ‘07 Shashank Jain as GC

Shashank Jain heads up legal at VistaraShashank Jain heads up legal at Vistara

Trilegal counsel Shashank Jain joined as joined Vistara (Tata Sia Airlines) as head legal effective today.

At Vistara, Jain is replacing former legal head APK Chettiar.

A Symbiosis Pune 2007 alumnus, Jain started his career at Juris Corp and later did his LLM in 2010 from the George Washington University. After a stint at AZB & Partners he joined Trilegal as senior associate in December 2013 and was promoted to counsel in October 2015.

Vistara is a domestic Indian airline that is a joint venture between Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines formed in 2015.

Jain declined to comment. We have reached out to Trilegal for comment.

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Like +2 Object -2 Free tickets 01 Jun 18, 20:31
Congratulations, Shashank - very well deserved! Way to go...
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Like +0 Object -0 ?? 02 Jun 18, 01:24
The headline says that he is the new GC ,while the reporting mentiones Head legal. Which one is it ?
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Like +1 Object -0 kianganz 02 Jun 18, 01:32 LI subscriber
Is there actually a practical difference between GC and head legal? They often refer to the same thing, but are mostly a function of company internal structure and nomenclature. Unless there is a GC above him also?
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Like +3 Object -8 Legal Thinker 02 Jun 18, 13:23
In my experience we had a Group General Counsel who was more appropriately to be referred as Gossiping and Generally Counselling (unsolicited) because thats what he did. Legal Head need not necesasrily be a GC. Can be anyone else. Anyways only tags on paper for outsourcing matters to law firms.
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Like +6 Object -2 kianganz 02 Jun 18, 13:28 LI subscriber
I think we may often feel that GC sounds more grandiose, but I suspect that this is mostly because it's originally a US American word (though I'm not 100% sure if that's right).

But effectively, GC just means the most senior lawyer in a company's in-house team, which is functionally the same as legal head.
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Like +0 Object -1 Guest 04 Jun 18, 11:11 LI subscriber
Not really, know of some US companies who have functional heads as Head - Legal and a GC supervising all of them!
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Like +0 Object -2 InHouse 04 Jun 18, 10:53
All the best Shashank! Very well deserved!
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Like +1 Object -0 zzzzz 04 Jun 18, 11:43
How much would he be making here?
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Like +1 Object -2 hello 04 Jun 18, 13:28
at least 40l post tax
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Like +2 Object -0 BAS 04 Jun 18, 16:10
That's it? I guess he would have made more at Trilegal
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Like +2 Object -2 Spelling Bee 04 Jun 18, 17:00
The word you are looking for is spelled 'crore'.
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Like +0 Object -0 but 06 Jun 18, 14:40
then, all this is so much ado for nothing.
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Like +1 Object -1 johney 05 Jun 18, 18:15
Did you just notice that SLS is being highlighted here indirectly
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Like +2 Object -1 JOHNEYS PAPA 06 Jun 18, 00:16
No we did not. I think you are trying to highlight it indirectly.
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