Shehnaz is Senior Resident Fellow and Lead, Fintech. She works on emerging areas of policy and law on the intersection of finance, technology and inclusion. At Vidhi, she has worked with several Ministries of the Government of India on matters relating to digital payments, financial regulation, commercial laws and business and human rights. Her independent research at Vidhi focuses on leveraging technological solutions to build a robust and inclusive financial system for all in India. Prior to joining Vidhi, she worked as an associate at the Financial Regulatory Practice at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, Mumbai where her work focused on advising leading financial institutions (both Indian and multinational), including payment systems on legal and regulatory issues in India. She has also involved in several mergers and acquisitions in the financial space. She has also worked as an associate at the Dispute Resolution team at JSA, New Delhi. She writes frequently for the Oxford Business Law Blog and media outlets such as Hindu BusinessLine,Financial Express, MoneyControl, FirstPost, etc. She graduated from RML National Law Univerity in 2011.
Draft Framework for Recognition of a Self Regulatory Organisation for Payment System Operators – Vidhi Submission to RBI
Summary of Vidhi's comments & recommendations on RBI’s Draft Framework
Neobanks: India must consider the introduction of digital-only bank licences
The digital banking model operates as partnerships between licensed banks and non-banks, popularly referred to as ‘neobanks’.