Raghvendra Singh of Concept legal International disrupting the legal consulting market with simple solutions
The debate of individualism and collectivism is centuries old with no decisive answer. American political scientist and political economist, Francis Fukuyama in his seminal work, The End of History and the Last Man, prophesied the triumph of liberal democracy at the end of cold war as the end point of humanity's sociocultural evolution, the final form of human government and the last ideological stage in the progression of human history. In a sense, his thesis suggested the victory of individualism. But scholarships pertaining to individualism like Schumpeter's praise of entrepreneurial efforts reveal the importance of individuals in history.
Such an individual is Raghvendra Singh, managing partner of Concept Legal International who is creating great inroads in the legal consulting industry with expertise in Intellectual Property right, a global industry which is sized up to $5.5 Trillion in terms of revenue. Raghvendra has been practicing law in the Apex court and the Delhi High Court for about 2.5 years. He worked for the BLB Group as a Legal Consultant for 3.2 years and also worked on retainership for HCL Comnet for a year as an in-house lawyer for real estate & corporate advisory. Then he went on work as a legal head in Kotak Mahindra bank for 8 years. Raghvendra enrolled as a member of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators – London, United Kingdom. His expertise lies in providing solutions to prospective clients in real estate matters such as Due Diligence of properties, advising on commercial aspects including valuation of properties – residential and commercial, with the registries and various authorities. Raghvendra's profound litigation skills have helped him successfully represent clients before various courts and FORA in issues pertaining to employer/employee relationship, service contracts & their enforcement, recovery cases, execution matters, matrimonial matters, family disputes, maintenance, and domestic violence. Raghvendra also appeared before Economics Offences Wing for commercial matters and has a vast experience in section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act. Before entering the world of entrepreneurship, Raghvendra gained 14 years of rich experience in various fields of law mainly fixated on real estate practice that includes Due Diligence Reports for premises acquisition on lease and out-right basis covering the areas of Delhi, NCR, Punjab, Haryana, UP, and Gujrat. His specialties are Drafting of Professional Agreements, Memorandum of Understandings, Contracts, Non-Disclosure Agreements, Lease Deeds; Legal due diligence of Real Estate Industry to ensure zero risks for premises accusation on Lease/ outright.
Concept Legal International is a well-established Indian law firm with top-notch legal practice experience to deal with complex legal issues primarily in the areas of Intellectual Property, IT compliance and Real Estate matters. The firm believes in bringing out simple solutions for issues related to the complex Indian legal system which most of the Indian law firms fail to provide. They employ their best efforts to bring solutions and settlements through negotiations focusing on the compensatory aspects instead of prolonging and complicating the legal matters creating a win-win situation for all stakeholders including clients, attorneys, opposition, law firms, consultants, advocates, judges, and arbitrators. Concept Legal International has essential legal expertise and intrinsic knowledge about business in India, and suggests simple enforceable contracts and legal Due Diligence at the time of business engagement. Early engagement with the law firm protects the client's long-term business and legal interest in India. The firm believes Indian bureaucracy is the biggest hurdle in the growth of India and is poised to provide extensive government relations strategy to ease out the red-tapism. Due to the firm's influencing the influencers approach, it is counted among the top India law firm to use Right to Information Act to challenge several Indian Government notifications in High Court and Supreme Court of India.
Due Diligence for rented property for tenants before renting home in Delhi NCR is a screening program offered by Concept Legal International. The firm employs the best screening practice to rent Indian realty space while reducing the risk attached to real-estate renting in Delhi.
The legal services provided by the firm are: –
Other services offered by the firm are IT compliance, achieving E-Security through documented policies, litigation, trial practice, trademarks, copyright, industrial designs, patent, Ip enforcement and investigation/surveillance.
Raghvendra describes himself as a positive person who has seen a lot in a small-time duration and has achieved success at whatever he urged to do. He wanted a career in the field of journalism through a mass communication program but life brought him into the legal world. Initially, many challenges were hurled at him while he was relocating from Bihar, he overcame all the issues by gathering his courage and went on to start a new life. Although, he sometimes misses leaving the field of mass-communication. His favourite quote is 'Never Say Never.' Raghvendra was invited by many law firms for a partner position instead of that Raghvendra chose to initiate his own start-up law firm.
Let's hear the rest of the story and personal aspects of professional life from the Fountainhead itself. Edited excerpts.
The 'inception story'
I was in London, UK with one of my friends who is a UK citizen and while we were in a meeting, the idea of opening a legal firm in partnership came, and my friend agreed to act upon it as a partner.
The efficiency of the organization from an operational standpoint
People approaching our firm for their legal and immigration queries is in itself an achievement and point of satisfaction for us. We have been awarded as the Immigration lawyer by the Indian National Bar Association, so this depicts the vivid reputed position of the firm.
Established connections to other businesses of organization
We have 16 such connections, out of them, three are from the travel industry, five legal entities, and three banks. The prestigious clientele associated with us are Experion Developers, SBI, Harpar Group, Tata Energy, Delhi University (ACBR), Organic Weave, JLS Healthcare, HVS Group, YKS Hospitality, Trueline Appliances, Back 2 Health, Gold Developers, Hero Honda, BLB Group, YKS Hospitality, S&M Hospitality, Super Systems, Realcraft Buildtech, Sun and Sand Exim, Silicon Comnet, OA Compserve, Unity International Foundation, HSPS Textile, Smartlube, Shristhi Sonstructions, Tarsus PLC Group (UK), Jastez International, Siemens Financial Services, K World Group, Apna Loan, ICICI Bank, NEC, NYK Line.
Future Leadership of the firm
The firm is growing, we are also preparing and nurturing our three team leaders to become good corporate lawyers to handle the additional responsibilities.
An inspirational figure in the hitherto journey
The attitude of senior lawyer Ram Jethmalani to win a case inspires me a lot, and I believe winning the case should be the core attitude of a lawyer.
Bursting the Myth of Sisyphus
It is difficult for me to answer this question. I believe my employees and team is better equipped to answer this. Nonetheless, I try hard to keep them motivated.
Encouraging creative thinking in the organization
I embolden my team members to think out-of-the-box solutions. The law is not applied mathematics.
One characteristic that every leader should possess
A leader should never say no and must try to infuse their values in their juniors and colleagues by keeping themselves ego-free.
One mistake a leader makes more frequently than others
I believe overconfidence and extra vegan budgets for the organization are the mistakes a leader makes more frequently.
Few resources to gain insight into becoming a better leader
One can become a good leader through gaining excellent domain knowledge, the ability to minimize the input cost and thinking of out-of-the-box solutions.
The hunger to get a new challenging assignment with maximum billable hours helps me go on with life. For me, every day is like a new challenge.
Three Adjectives that describes Raghvendra
I would say amiable, vivacious towards work, and enthusiastic describes me best.
I have been actively involved in various activities related to social welfare. Now I am planning to incorporate an NGO for the underprivileged children in Chhattisgarh.
A piece of advice for the budding leaders
Always believe in yourself and do whatever you dream about.