Name  Amar Kumar Sundram

Designation   Head Of Legal

Company   RBS

Country   India

In House Senior Corporate Legal Professional having wide experience in Strategic thinking, formulation of operational guidelines & a business enabler to complex legal issues. Worked with the best of the Indian and Multinational business houses like DCM Shriram, Birla, TATA, AT & T, Reliance, Citi and E&Y.

A multifaceted professional with 22 years of corporate experience, am currently “India Head of Legal, Corporate Governance & Regulatory Affairs” for Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and is a member of India ExCo.

Earlier, worked with Ernst & Young (EY) as National Director (Legal) and General Counsel EY- India & Bangladesh advising 18000 employees including 470+Partners across all service lines-Advisory, Transaction, Assurance, TAX, FIDS etc

Amar has led from the front on Corporate Governance, Compliances, Anti-bribery / corruption, fraud, global investigations, cross-border contracts involving multi-jurisdictional complex legal issues. He has handled very high stake international & domestic arbitration, critical litigation in different high courts, Supreme Court of India and US courts.

Amar did his BA (Hons) in History from Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi and LLB from Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi. A University Topper in LL.M from University of Delhi, Amar has extensively dealt with complex legal issues in the business arena including Regulatory, Compliance, Taxation, Arbitration, Insurance, Financial laws, employment laws, cross-border transactions, Government contracts, Power, Fraud Management, Criminal law having active interactions with leading legal luminaries & top law firms of the country. He regularly Interacts with Government and regulatory bodies on involved legal /operational issues.

Amar has published articles in law journals, represented in the Industry Forums, key note speaker at various national & international conferences & a founding member of ICCA. Declared amongst top 100 General Counsels thrice (2016,2017 & 2018) by Legal500 & ICCA. His legal team in EY was declared amongst top in-house legal team by Legal500 in 2017 and was amongst top 5 in-house legal team in Asia as per Asia Legal Awards 2019. Amar has also been honoured as “Shining Star of Indian Legal Fraternity” in 2019 by CCAI (Corporate Counsel Association of India). Amar’s Legal team in Royal Bank of Scotland (India) was declared the best in-house legal team for India – 2019 by Legal 500.

Amar was also declared as the Best General Counsel (Banking) – 2019 – by Indian National Bar Association (INBA) on 26th November, 2019 – Indian Constitution Day. Award given by Justice Rekha Palli (sitting Judge Delhi High Court).

Amity University, Haryana, conferred the title of “Honorary Professor” in 2019 for his corporate leadership.

Amar is also a member of many professional bodies – the notable one being – Life Member of Indian Council of Arbitration (FICCI – Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry) and a member of International Board of Advisors, Jindal Global Law School (India).

Amar has also co-authored the book – “Data Protection Laws Demystified” (released in October, 2019) which addresses the issues of privacy and protection of data and laws surrounding it.