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Internship Experience @Acelegal


· INTRODUCTION-


Acelegal is a research-based law firm in Vashi, Navi Mumbai specializing in tax and property laws. The firm has been handling an assortment of issues relating to Direct & Indirect tax laws with real estate transactions at the heart of functions. It deals with the plethora of issues in tax and real estate matters ranging from documentation of deals to structuring of real estate deals while focusing on reducing the transaction costs. The litigation department of the firm handles representation before various courts like authorities, Tribunal, Mumbai High Court, RERA, NCLT, DRT, Settlement Commission and other such forums


· NAME OF INTERN, COLLEGE & YEAR


Ananya Agarwal a 2nd year B.B.A. L.L.B. student from Symbiosis Law School, Pune interned in November-December, 2019.


· DURATION- 2 months


· APPLICATION PROCESS


Applicants should apply online at least 1 month in advance of the month during which Internship is sought through the firm website-https://acelegal.net.in/career.php


If any difficulty is encountered in applying online, you may forward the application to sanjuna@acelegal.net along with the following documents.

· Online Application Form

· Curriculum vitae

· One writing samples


· FIRST DAY FORMALITY


On the first day I was made to observe the functioning of the firm, understand the nature of work and the code of conduct of the firm.


· INFRASTRUCTURE


The office is located in the commercial building right next to the Vashi station in Navi Mumbai making it easily accessible. The office has cabins for the core team and the other members have cubicles. It has a fully equipped library, waiting room for clients, a huddle room for team discussions, a boardroom for meetings and debates and a kitchen. There is a lunch room with a carrom board to enjoy breaks. The firm deeply believes in maintaining a work-life balance.

· MAIN TASK


My main task was researching and writing summary articles for the firm newsletter. I was also to assist the partners in any documentation and research work. I also had the opportunity to visit the Bombay High Court and other legal fora. During my 2 months internship, along with a co-intern, worked on a presentation on Development Agreements which has been given to the Managing Partner.


· WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PEERS


The work environment is really good. Peers are professional but friendly and you become comfortable around them quickly during lunch breaks and office debates.


· STIPENDS


Stipends will be given. However, travelling expenses are covered.


· BEST THING


The firm encourages a very practical method of thinking and treats interns with respect. They welcome new ideas and give you new opportunities, making it a wholesome experience. My best moment in the internship was when I got to attend the presentation I had worked on.


· WORST THING


The worst thing about the firm is that there is no structured internship program. However, you will not sit idle.


· OFFICE TIMING


The office timings are 9 am to 6 pm. The firm is very strict about punctuality.


· ACCOMMODATION


Since I live in Vashi itself, I did not have need for other accommodation.

-SUBMITTED BY-

Ananya Agarwal

Symbiosis Law School, Pune

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