Top 25

In-House Lawyers

In-house lawyers not only provide legal advise to their organisations but also influence crucial business decisions with their expertise.

This event recognizes outstanding performance by individual lawyers working in-house, including corporate and public sector lawyers.

Early Bird


Till 25th December 2020

Original Price


Till 31st January 2021


  • The nominations are open to anyone working as a dedicated in-house lawyer or as a legal services professional who does not hold the position of general counsel or head of legal.
  • The applicant must be fully integrated into the entity and should not be involved in any private practice matters.
  • The nominee should be a licensed lawyer enrolled in any State Bar in India. (We understand that you must have surrendered the Bar council membership, it is not relevant that you still should have the bar membership to apply in this category)
  • The nominee should be an Indian citizen.
  • For the special category of nominees with less than 10 years’ experience, the date of the nominee’s enrollment with any State Bar should be less than 10 years ago as on 31st October, 2020.

Assessment Criteria

Submissions will be judged on the basis of responses to the following questions along with the supporting and additional material. Kindly answer each question in 500 words max:

  • Provide details of your professional achievements/outstanding work from 1st April, 2019 to 30th September, 2020
  • How have you alleviated risk, and contributed to the financial or policy goals of your organisation?
  • How has your leadership added value to the professional strategy of your employer?
  • How have you tackled the Covid pandemic situation for the benefit of your organisation?

Mandatory Information

Kindly provide the following details to enhance your submission:

  • Upload a high-resolution picture, preferably a headshot.
  • State the number of employees in your organization along with the size of the legal team.
  • In which year did you enter the legal industry?
  • Which State Bar are you registered with? Provide registration number.
  • Kindly mention the current and past practice areas of law that you have specialized in.
  • Are you currently a member of any Bar association(s)? If yes, then kindly specify the name(s).
  • Kindly list any external groups, associations, boards or bodies that you are a member of.
  • Have you done any pro-bono work? If yes, then kindly provide details
  • Kindly provide us two references. (They can either be your clients or your colleagues in the profession)

Optional Supporting Material

You could provide the following supporting documents:

  • Testimonials
  • Media coverage, statistics and data reports and/or financial or business metrics to support your nomination.
  • Submit an optional short video, up to 30 seconds long, in which you talk about “What featuring in the Top List of Forbes means to me”.