23 July 2021: Vertices Partners officially announced Period Leave for team she vertices. This leave is a one-day provision and will be available each month to all women – legal as well as non-legal, of the Vertices Family over and above the regular leaves and holidays that the Firm offers to all its colleagues. It will be on the sole discretion of the women’s decision as to which specific day they want to avail it.
The announcement comes in the middle of their women’s health-oriented initiative MenstruationMatters, a three-month-long program that engages the women of the Firm in a transformative program to enable them to better manage their menstrual health. The Firm marked its five-year competition in April earlier this year and in the next stage of its growth, it is set to roll out a number of initiatives centered around its human capital.
Speaking on the announcement, Archana Khosla Burman, Founder Partner, Vertices Partners, said, “Wellbeing of our Human Capital has always been at the forefront of all our policies and actions at the Firm. While it is true that period cramps are not normal and with better menstrual health management, we can do away or at least minimize the pain we experience, the truth is that until that becomes a reality, innumerable women suffer from at least one day of terrible discomfort, PMS syndrome and period cramps that makes it difficult for them to go about their routine. There is a fundamental need to recognize that everyone’s health needs are different, and it is about time we do something that will create an actual difference in the way we approach health.”
“Given one of the worst health crises that the humanity has faced, the biggest lesson is for everyone to imbibe the value of healthy living. As a Firm, we believe in fundamental initiatives and policies that truly make a difference in the lives of our colleagues." said Vinayak Burman, Founder & Managing Partner, Vertices Partners
“The need to recognize that substantial human capital related initiatives have to be fundamental and make a real difference in the lives of our colleagues is what we as a Firm believe in. It’s often perplexing to think that menstrual health is something that women have lived with since time immemorial and we are only beginning to scratch the surface of menstrual health management.” added Gauri Poswal, Chief Strategy Officer, Vertices Partners
Vertices Partners is one of the top law firms in the country in the Private Equity and Venture Capital and is also highly regarded in the Corporate Practice and the Litigation Practice space. Established in the year 2016, the firm has done over 250 deals in the last five years of operation. In a short time-span, Vertices Partners has grown from a four-member team to a 40+ member team, outpacing its peers in the legal sphere. Being a start-up themselves, they work closely with other young start-ups and entrepreneurs, offering legal solutions. The Founding Partners actively support entrepreneurs to navigate through their entrepreneurial journeys at various stages. Most recently, the firm was enlisted in the Forbes India Legal Powerlist 2020 as one of the top firms in Private Equity & Venture Capital as well as Corporate and Commercial Practices.
Archana Khosla Burman
Archana Khosla Burman is the Founder of VERTICES PARTNERS, a leading law firm specialising in Venture Capital, Private Equity and Acquisition transactions.
Archana has been recognised as one of Top Under 40 Alternative Investment Professionals in India by AIWMI and IAAIF. She has also been featured in the Indian Rising Stars 2021 by Asia Legal Business (Thomson Reuters) and the 40 under 40 Rising Star by Legal Era. Under her aegis, the Firm has been enlisted by Forbes India in the Legal Powerlist 2020 for both Private Equity and Venture Capital as well as Corporate Commercial Practices and recognised for Private Equity by Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners 2021.
Archana is an executive committee member of certain chambers of commerce and is instrumental in strengthening a community of women entrepreneurs and angel investors. Archana is also involved in one-on-one mentorship programs for several entrepreneurs. Additionally, she works closely with other chambers of commerce, accelerator funds and government organisations to help accelerate the start-up ecosystem in the country.
Vinayak is the Founder and Managing Partner of VERTICES PARTNERS. He specializes in venture capital, private equity and M&A practice and strategic acquisitions across multiple sectors.
Vinayak has been recognized as The Highest Rated Lawyer for Private Equity by Asialaw Client Service Excellence 2021. Chambers Asia- Pacific 2021 ranked him for his work in Venture Capital in India. He has been enlisted in the Forbes India Legal Powerlist 2020 as one of the Top Managing Partners in the country. India Business Law Journal’s The A-List recognized him as one of India's Top Lawyers in 2020. In the same year, he was also recognized as a Notable Practitioner by Asialaw Profiles and was featured in the Super 50 lawyers in Asian Legal Business.
In the past, Yahoo India profiled him as the top lawyers in India under the age of 40. He has been consistently ranked in top 50 lawyers in the country in the Private Equity Practice area by several forums. Under his astute leadership, Vertices Partners has carved a niche in the legal domain. He is a start-up enthusiast. He regularly moderates and speaks at various forums and, being an entrepreneur, also mentors several young entrepreneurs. He is an occasional angel investor as well.
Gauri is the Chief Strategy Officer at Vertices Partners. She specializes in Corporate Communication as well as Public Relations and feels passionately about organizational culture.
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