Chetna Shrivastava

What were you doing before the MCL?

Before the MCL, I was working as a corporate associate with Khaitan & Co (one of India's oldest and largest law firms) in New Delhi. My practice areas included M&A and general corporate matters.

What were your impressions of the MCL?

My motivation for pursuing the MCL was to gain practical cross-border expertise in corporate law. The MCL proved to be the perfect choice. With the modules being taught by renowned academics and legal practitioners, the course provided the right balance between academic and practical insights into corporate law. A good example of this balance was the combination of the two exemplary modules on Comparative Corporate Governance and Shareholder Litigation. While the former dealt with a comparison of the legal position and the related policy questions regarding corporate governance in various jurisdictions, the latter dealt with the practical application of the corporate governance principles in the form of shareholder rights. Also, being a part of a small cohort of 23 students from across the globe was instrumental in fostering healthy discussions, which aided a comprehensive understanding of the cross-border corporate law practice.

What are your post-MCL plans and have they changed due to taking the MCL?

The course not only helped me to understand important corporate law subjects better but also equipped me with a holistic commercial understanding of businesses. Going forward I am excited to be taking up a legal role in London with Amazon Music, a practice area that is a new and uncharted territory for me. I am also in the process of qualifying as a solicitor in England and Wales.