Saibal Mukherjee


Hello, I’m Saibal Mukherjee! I’m an International lawyer with proven success of innovation and creativity in Legaltech projects, analyzing multi-country regulations, creating high-impact legal and compliance strategies, and implementing procedures to mitigate potential risk. I bring my diverse experience in legal compliance from multiple sustainable industry sectors. I am skilled in communicating with various teams and senior executives for collaboration and introducing new projects that led improvement in processes and efficiency.

My areas of expertise are 

• Compliance Strategy (Third party management, investigation, tender management, internal policies and training)
• Market Entry & Exit strategy
• M&A
• High stake litigation and Arbitrations 

I have been awarded for effective management of legal and compliance projects…

✪ Received ‘First Law International’ honor in 2018 for project management of multiple cross-border projects. 
✪ Won Stryker President’s award in 2015 for providing excellent performance regarding legal initiatives. 
✪ Received Novartis President’s award through demonstration on extraordinary commitment to patients and customers.
✪ Honored with brand maximization award through delivery of strategic guidance and legal support on regulatory legal approaches, relationship building with high-skilled teams.

  • Basel, Switzerland
  • ‘First Law International’ Law Firm Network’s best Cross border project manager honour in 2018
  • Stryker President’s award in 2015 for providing excellent performance regarding legal initiatives
  • Novartis President’s award in 2011 through demonstration on extraordinary commitment to patients and customers
  • Honoured with Novartis Brand Maximisation award through delivery of strategic guidance and legal support on legal approaches, relationship building with high-skilled team in 2010
  • Brand Protection Committee (2003-2008) Unilever, P&G, J&J
  • Organization of Pharmaceutical Producers of India (2005-2008)
  • Bombay Chamber of Commerce & Industry, India (2006-2008)
  • Swiss Indo Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Switzerland 2018
  • Year: 2018 - 2019 at International Lawyer & Compliance Expert, Basel, Switzerland
    • Assisting Clients on M&A, cross border projects and compliance strategy 
    • Providing Ethics and compliance trainings to Law Firm lawyers, corporate employees (conduct trainings in Switzerland, US, China, India and Poland)
    • Advisor to International Law Firms on cross-border transactions
    • Partnering businesses intending to start up, operate and expand their global footprint successfully in EMEA region
    • Managing the Life Science & Compliance practise groups for various law firms.
  • Year: 2012 - 2018 at Stryker Services SA, Lausanne, Switzerland

    Legal & Compliance Director, EEMEA

    Led wide spectrum of activities, such as M&A, Licensing, contracts, dispute resolution, risk evaluation and global tender management. Managed a global legal and compliance team across geographies. Delivered effective insights to high-skilled teams to devise global strategies and cultivate solid rapport with industry leaders and global law firms.

    Key Contributions:

    • Advised, instituted and accomplished legal action through high stake litigation management, dawn raid regulation, sanction risks mitigation, and audit and FCPA investigations

    • Completed wide variety of global merger and acquisition (20 acquisitions) projects (including legal and compliance due diligence) within budgetary and given timescale and escalated critical issues regarding legal entity boards

    • Designed and tracked a robust cross functional Integration process (Day 1 to 100 and thereafter)

    • Managed EMEA legal entities including assessment of regulatory approvals and filings. Created an advance warning online automated notification process for fulfilment of all companywide regulatory requirements

    • Assisted Senior management teams for project managing (1) move of European headquarters from Switzerland to Netherlands and (2) company exit from 40 countries in 2017 involving mass termination of employees and 51 distributors (minimized financial and regulatory impact resulting in zero litigation)

    • Advised, instituted and accomplished legal action through high stake litigation management, dawn raid regulation, sanction risks mitigation, and audit and FCPA investigations (in Poland, Switzerland, Russia, India, China, Iraq, Jordan and Romania). Conducted Compliance and Ethics trainings for Board members, leadership teams and distributors

    • Advised Senior management teams on relevant corporate, tax, legal trends and designed appropriate impact analysis measures

    • Recruited and managed legal and compliance team members in difficult markets

  • Year: 2005 - 2012 at Novartis

    • Head of Legal and Compliance-EMG Oncology, Novartis Oncology Division,Basel,     Switzerland

    • Senior Corporate Counsel M&A, Novartis Corporate, Basel, Switzerland General

    • Counsel, Novartis India, Mumbai, India

    Ensured delivery of high-quality legal services to oversee complex projects and contributed to the development of company strategies. Developed and designed market access programmes in EGM countries. Formulated detailed Pharmaceutical antitrust report and forwarded results to European commission. Instigated long-term growth plans and proposed aggressive initiatives to handle global off-shoring project in India.

    Key Contributions:

    • Achieved optimal results and enhanced project efficiency by overseeing and leading seamless enforcement and completion of M&A projects within budget and given time constraints. Member of Alcon and Nektar Therapeutics acquisition team

    • Boosted overall profit by USD 3 Billion by devising tactical practice, executing brand maximisation strategies, and developing high-quality product lifecycle (against generic pharmaceutical companies)

    • Was part of the project team responsible for designing and creating the offshoring unit of all global operations in Hyderabad, India

    • Worked closely with business teams on new global initiative developments and ensured their smooth implementation

    • Established and handled operating procedures of legal department by structuring diverse global oncology patient access programmes

    • Managed Novartis’s Coartem (Malaria Medicine) partnership with WHO and tenders across Africa

    • Won litigation against South Korea and Turkey government agencies (relating to price notifications), patent litigation in Russia and Rabipur vaccine related litigation in India. Resolved critical litigation out of court (settled a complex dispute for USD 600,000 against a USD 4.4M claim in Hong Kong and for USD 500,000 against a USD 3.5 Million claim in Turkey).

  • Year: 2004 - 2005 at P&G, Mumbai, India

    Legal Counsel

    Executed anti-counterfeit search and seizure operations (30 successful IP seizure operations) in Asia to protect global brands. Controlled corporate governance problems and conducted detailed conferences with board of directors and shareholders. Identified needs for skills improvement and provided legal counsel on litigation.

    Key Contributions :

    • Ensured the adherence of company standards and regulations, formulated detailed reports and submitted results to senior counsel

    • Managed review of marketing material including successful defense in opposition claims by competitors

    • Determined and escalated litigation problems through the collaboration of local external counsels.

  • Year: 2000 - 2004 at Bharti Telecom (Airtel)

    Head-Corporate Legal and Compliance, New Delhi, India

    Western Region Head, Mumbai, India

    Key Contributions:

    • As part of corporate core team, launched mobile phone operations successfully in 5 states post award of cellular telecom license. Planned, operationalized and led a team of lawyers and technical staff to set up telecom towers at more than ten thousand sites in 3 months before launch

    • Led commercial negotiations with global Telecom vendors (Motorola, Siemens, Nokia and Erickson). 


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