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ABOUT ME

I am a corporate/regulatory lawyer and a tech enthusiast. I completed my LL.B. from West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences in 2017.

 

 

 

I am currently pursuing an LL.M. at Georgetown University Law Center as a ‘Merit Scholar’ and is a fellow at the Institute of International Economic Law. I am particularly interested in fintech laws and and their application to modern technological innovations. Before coming to Georgetown, he was a Senior Associate at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, one of India’s leading law firms. During his time in private practice, he advised on data privacy and technology laws, securities laws, financial regulations, and foreign exchange laws.

 

Rishi holds a B.A. LL.B. from the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, India. Rishi was an avid mooter in law school and received Honorable Mention in the Pieter Sanders Best Memorandum at the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot competition in Vienna, Austria, and was semi-finalist in the Oxford Price Media Law Moot Court Competition (South Asia Rounds).  Back in India, he was actively involved in conducting legal awareness camps for educating children about their legal rights and providing legal aid services to the under-trials. These days he invests his spare time in learning computer coding, cooking, and exploring Washington DC.

 

As of April 2021, I am working in a Mumbai-based law firm in the financial regulatory and fintech practice. I have advised a number of global and domestic financial institutions, on a wide range of regulatory/fintech matters, including advising on data privacy laws, data localization laws, cyber-security laws, digital payment mechanisms, digital KYC, co-branded credit card arrangements, prepaid payment instruments, payment aggregation registration and M&A in the fintech/payments sector.

 

I believe fintech can be an effective tool for promoting increased financial inclusion. That being so, I aim to help create a supportive regulatory framework for financial technology innovations  through policy advocacy and direct/indirect policy-making.