Rajat Prakash

Rajat Prakash is a lawyer with a demonstrated history of working in the law practice industry.
Summary

Rajat Prakash is an experienced Lawyer with a demonstrated history of working in the law practice industry.

Biography

Rajat Prakash is a MD at Athena Legal, with a network of 200 lawyers in India. Rajat is a Skilled in Negotiation, Contract Negotiation, Leadership, Public Speaking, and Litigation. Strong business development professional graduated from Cardiff University and The Scindia School, Gwalior.


Vision

His vision can be found in a recent interview conducted by Dinis Guarda. 

“I come from a very humble background. My parents have always pushed me to become better and gave me everything they could, including the best education in one of the best schools in India. When I finished school I moved to Cardiff (UK) to study law and this gave me an incredible opportunity to understand and learn how law works in different countries and cultures, including visiting trips in Washington DC and Brussels. 

After that I moved back to India and I was a bit confused, I didn’t know what I wanted to do. I went to my father for advice and after a meaningful chat, I decided to start my own business focusing on providing legal services”. 

“Digital transformation in law: There has been a digital revolution in India. India was one of the first countries that started promoting digital currencies. If we talk about the legal industry and boosted by the COVID-19 pandemic, court processes are being changed to adapt to this new reality without losing performance. The government is promoting digital documentation and online court hearings”. 

“Overall, the legal industry is not a digitized sector. There are many potentials there, like smart contracts and blockchain, but it is a very traditional, highly restricted industry. However, technology can help, especially the business side of law. In my law firm, for example, we are now doing meetings with clients and partners online and that is a trend we think we are going to keep doing after the pandemic. One of the suggestions I would give to any person, company that wants to come to India and do business here is to partner or collaborate with someone that is already settled in India because it will provide a more accurate market research and insights about how things work there”.


Recognition and Awards
In a recent article published on Business World, Rajat Prakash stated that: “The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 (“Bill”) is significant legislation which seeks to regulate how personal data is treated by the entities collecting such data and establishes a statutory authority to regulate and enforce the data protection regime in India. The Bill governs the processing of personal data by the government; entities incorporated in India, and foreign companies collecting personal data of individuals in India. The Bill terms personal data as any data which includes characteristics or traits about an individual which can be used to identify such individual. Such data includes financial data, biometric data, caste, religious or political beliefs, or any other category of data specified by the government. Under the Bill term Data Fiduciary means anyone who collects the above mentioned personal data, which makes social media platforms, banks or even the local RTO offices, a Data Fiduciary. Data Principal is any person to whom the said personal data relates to.”

References
Rajat Prakash
Nationality
Indian
Residence
New Dehli, India
Occupation
Lawyer
Education
University of Cardiff
Social Media
Sun Feb 25 2024
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