Legal Head, Asia Pacific and Japan
Shantanu is a dual-qualified corporate lawyer admitted in New York and India. He graduated from National Law School, Bangalore, with a gold medal in Intellectual Property law and holds an LLM from Columbia Law School, New York.
Shantanu is currently the Legal Head for APAC and Japan at Lupin Ltd., the 4th largest generic pharmaceutical company in the world by market cap. He also heads the contracts team, which manages the Lupin group’s corporate legal affairs in India, EMEA, APAC, & Japan. Shantanu’s team handles full range of commercial contracts - from basic service agreements and leases to supply, contract manufacturing, and clinical research agreements, to complex cross-border acquisitions, joint ventures, and in-licensing deals.
While at Lupin, Shantanu has advised on acquisitions (of products and companies) around the globe, including in the U.S., Japan, APAC, Europe, and India. He has driven improved efficiencies in the legal team through constant mentoring, standardization of templates and processes, and implementation of a contract management system and pursued spend management by cultivating reliance on in-house resources and limiting external legal spend to large M&A and jurisdiction-specific advise.