• Ep : 01

2021 : How does the Future of Legal Technology Differ from its Past?

with Payal Khanna

Director - Legal & Compliance Volvo Cars, India

Ep : 01

In Conversation With Ms. Payal Khanna, The Director - Legal & Compliance Volvo Cars, India

In this episode, Afashan Sayyed speaks with Payal to discuss the new challenges faced by the legal profession because of the current global situation. During the detailed conversation, Payal emphasizes on how digital technologies are beginning to make their presence felt in the legal landscape. She analyses the impact of the pandemic on the industry, and the benefits to be had for Legal teams from embracing legal tech while underscoring how the Indian Legal system is divergent from the rest of the world.

Payal Khanna

Payal Khanna is responsible for handling all legal and compliance matters for Volvo Cars’ business operations in India. Prior to that, she worked with PepsiCo India for 9 years where she was responsible for handling all India business and litigation support for the beverages and foods division of the company. She has extensive experience of 14 years working with prominent law firms and as in-house legal counsel handling complex legal issues relating to Company Law, FEMA, Data Privacy, Food Safety, Consumer Protection, Labour Laws, Indirect Taxation, Transfer Pricing, et al. She has successfully handled general corporate matters and litigation support for diverse industry sectors. Payal is very innovative and had even led the Goods & Services Tax (GST) implementation for PepsiCo India. She prefers to use technology to address operational challenges of lawyers such as online tools for contract drafting, litigation management, etc. A law graduate from Amity Law School in New Delhi, Payal is a second-generation lawyer. Her parents are renowned practicing advocates at the Supreme Court and the Delhi High Court. When not working, Payal loves spending time with her family, traveling, and dancing.

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Moving towards more paperless ways of working. So that I think is going to be the future and I think this is for our good.
Payal Khanna, Director - Legal & Compliance Volvo Cars, India