FICL - Bio

Rajeev Chopra

Present:

Managing Director

Lagal at Accenture

Rajeev Chopra is Managing Director – Legal responsible for legal support to India, Philippines,Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Global Delivery Centres. In this role, he leads a team that provides cross-domain expertise for various areas of law and risk mitigation including compliance, operations, regulation and ethics for each of these markets, and has also led several complex organizational restructuring projects.

Rajeev joined Accenture in 2007 prior to which he was General Counsel and led legal teams in LG, Airtel and Dell. He started his career with a private practice in the Delhi High Court handling corporate commercial practice.

During his professional journey, Rajeev has won several accolades including the prestigiousLegal 500 GC Powerlist for 4 consecutive years; Recognition by Indian Corporate CounselAssociation and The Law Society of England and Wales for outstanding contribution towards the Indian in-house legal community and for playing an integral part in facilitating trade and commerce in India Corporate Legal Sector; Recognition by Legal Era for Leadership Excellence for Continuous Growth as “In-House and ;Recognition by Corporate Counsel Association of India as one of the “Shining Star of Indian Legal Fraternity. Rajeev holds an LLB degree from Delhi University, has completed a course on Corporate Commercial Laws from the College of Law, England (1996) and is a Chevening Scholar (1996).

Accolades:

  • Chevening Scholarship awarded by the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office in 1996
  • Awarded Legal Era Best In-House legal team (IT) in 2017; 2018 and 2019.
  • Recognized by Legal 500 as one of the Best in-house Lawyers, Senior in-house Legal Counsel and one of the most influential and innovative in-house counsel working in the region in India for three consecutive years in 2017, 2018 and 2019.
  • Recognized by Indian Corporate Counsel Association as one of the “Best in-house Lawyers in India” in 2017.
  • Recognized by Legal League Consulting for “Professional Excellence and Distinguished Service” in 2018.
  • Recognized by Indian Corporate Counsel Association and The Law Society of England and Wales for outstanding contribution towards the Indian in-house legal community and for playing an integral part in facilitating trade and commerce in India Corporate Legal Sector in 2018.
  • Recognized by Legal League Consulting for “Excellence in CSR in Technology” in 2018.
  • Recognized by Biz Integration supported by Society of Indian Law Firms for “Best Use of Technology in Legal Department by for the internally developed Compliance Tool” in 2018.
  • Jury Special Choice award at the 4th edition of India Legal Summit & Awards supported by Society of Law and IAPP in 2018.
  • Recognized by Indian Corporate Counsel Association as ‘One of India’s finest In-house Counsel, in their Coffee Table Book - Vanguard: Trusted Corporate Lawyers in 2019.
  • Recognized by Indian Corporate Counsel Association for Exceptional Performance in the “inhouse category” in the 9th International Summit in 2019.
  • Recognized by Corporate Counsel Association of India as one of the “Shining Star of Indian Legal Fraternity in 2019.
  • Recognized by Legal 500 GC Powerlist: India Teams – for Leading Accenture India Legal team to be one of the most influential and innovative in-house counsel working in the region.
  • Recognized by Legal Era for Leadership Excellence for Continuous Growth as “In-House”.