Our Team

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Dr. Manoj Kumar, founder

Dr.Kumar is the founder of Hammurabi & Solomon the India Strategy Group (ISG) and the India Unites Foundation (India Unites) and is an alum of Harvard Business School and NLS Bangalore. Honoured with a Doctorate of Excellence honoris causa by the KEISIE International University of South Korea, Dr.Kumar has led the Corporate, M&A, Law, Regulation & Public Policy practice at H&S and has been awarded by IBLJ as the best Indian Law Firm for last 3 years consecutively.

H&S is now counted amongst the leading & well reputed Law Firms in the country. Dr.Kumar is a visiting fellow with Observer Research Foundation (ORF) and is regularly leaned on by law and policy making government and non-goverment bodies and think tanks for thought leadership in challenging areas of law, regulation & public policy.

Dr.Kumar has additionally been (i) recognized as one of the most highly acclaimed legal experts in India in the Corporate and M&A space by Asia Law, (ii) nominated to the prestigious American Bar Association Publico Awards in 2013 in the Pro Bono segment, (iii) nominated for the International Bar Association (IBA) award in the pro bono space apart from being conferred with numerous honorary awards, appreciations and recognitions by international bodies and institutions including the World Bank, IFC, Global Science & Tech Forum to name a few.

Dr.Kumar has also been extensively associated with the following organisations:

  • The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) on an ongoing basis and has been nominated as:
  • Member of National Committee for Legal Affairs
  • Member of National Committee on Industrial Policy
  • Chairman of National Sub Committee on Corporate Governance
  • Member of National Sub Committee to review legal issues concerning various Indian Industry/sectors
  • Member of the Corporate Affairs Committee of PHD Chamber of Commerce
  • Head- CII National Group on Fast Track Commercial Courts Bill
  • Key Member of Finance, Government of India
  • Convenor of the International Legal Advisory Network (ILAN)

Membership & Accreditation

  • International Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Bar Association of India,
  • International Indian Bar Association
  • Society of Indian Law Firms
  • Observer's Research Foundation (ORF)
  • Porter Prize
  • Delhi Bar Association,
  • Delhi High Court Bar Association,
  • Thinkers 50 Ÿ Supreme Court Bar Association
  • India Unites Foundation
  • Doctors for You

Practice Area:

  • Antitrust and Competition
  • Commercial Agreement
  • Consumer Right and Product
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Environment & Pollution Control
  • FDI & RBI Advisory
  • General Corporate Advisory
  • Hospitality & Leisure Practice
  • Intellectual Property Support
  • International Trade & Anti Dumping
  • Legal Audit
  • Litigation
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Project Finance
  • Telecommunications
  • Public Policy

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Shweta Bharti

Senior Partner, Hammurabi & Solomon, Law Firm

& India Strategy Group, Hammurabi & Solomon Consulting

  • LLB, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi, Delhi, India
  • MBA (Marketing & Business Development), NIS, Delhi
  • MBA (International Trade & Business), CME-AIMA, Delhi
  • B. Com (Hons) Delhi University, Delhi

Shweta is an Alum of prestigious institutions including Harvard Business School. Shweta has done her B. Com (Hons.), MBA in International Business (from AIMA, New Delhi) and LLB from Delhi University.

Shweta is leading the dispute resolution and litigation practice of the Firm, Hammurabi & Solomon, a leading Law Firm in India, and possesses a vast experience of more than a decade in dealing with dispute resolution needs and reliefs of our valued clients. Shweta brings together the perfect blend of litigation strategy & business practices meeting the business needs of our valued clients. Shweta has represented clients in all facets of the corporate litigation and strategy.

Shweta as a founder Partner of the firm, Hammurabi & Solomon is engaged in providing high quality strategy and legal advice & services in India through Hammurabi & Solomon (Advocates and Corporate Law Advisors) and India Strategy Group of Hammurabi & Solomon Consulting (Corporate and Strategic Advisory) and the Indian Legal Advisory Network (ILAN) legal support through its offices/associate offices across India.

Shweta provides a perfect blend of consistent high quality expertise derived from immense transactional experience and innovative thought in providing solutions to delicate transactional-legal needs within the often complex Indian regulations, foreign exchange rules, tax laws and various other commercial regulations working closely with bankers, accountant and professionals from other disciplines.

Shweta is also a very active member of the legal committee of CII and has presented papers on corporate litigation and strategy at various international forums including the International Bar Association (IBA), Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), Society of Indian law Firms (SILF), I-Tech Law Conference, Legal & Tax Summit of Indian Power Producers Association of India (IPPAI) on Nuclear Liability Bill, International Academy of Law on Competition Law, International Indian Bar Association on new business laws of India to name a few.

Shweta is hugely respected and recognized by the Courts and legal luminaries/senior counsels in practice and has been called upon by various ministries and departments of the Government of India on various legal reforms issues.

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Vidya Adsule

Senior Partner

  • B.Com, LLB, Mumbai University
  • Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India
  • Diploma in Management Studies & Computer Science

Area of Expertise: Corporate Commercial, Banking, Capital Market and Real Estate.

Vidya started her legal career in 1989 and having more than two decade of niche domain experience & her industry experience spans across  in the areas of Banking, Project Advisory & Structured Finance, Capital Markets, Manufacturing, Retail, Real Estate & Conveyancing, Venture Capital Funds & Foreign Direct Investment, Project Finance, Corporate Debt Restructuring,  Societies Estates & Trusts, Consumer Disputes and Fund Structuring.

Before joining H&S, she has worked with some of the biggest corporate houses, builders & trusts like Bombay Dyeing, ICICI Home Finance, Kotak Mahindra Investment Ltd, ICICI Venture as an Head Legal. She throughout her career had played a holistic Risk Manager, Adviser & Strategist role for the organization and its constituents. At the Firm, she will be advising and assisting clients in formulating and implementing best legal strategies and practices to reduce legal costs.

Vidya has assisted banks, major industrial houses, corporate bodies and promoters as a key adviser to the Management on issues of governance, risk management, growth, policy formulation &implementation, internal and external communications relating to sensitive matters, strategic planning & execution and special projects. She has acted for owners, developers, lenders and decree holders in the real estate sector and has provided practical solutions to their legal challenges. Vidya’s skills as a corporate lawyer are well regarded and appreciated for providing viable legal solutions which fit the client's strategic and commercial objectives. She has been appreciated & awarded in various assignments she handled in ICICI Bank. Vidya looks forward to providing a distinctive and persuasive service quotient to our clients.

Vidya had handled India’s first of its kind deals with regard to large township wherein she assisted the real estate fund and the developer in deal structuring, due diligence and documentation with regard to 400 Acres of lands. Vidya has also advised India’s first income generated deal and was also involved in various Legal & compliance aspects in structuring & documentation for setting up & registration of venture capital funds, for formulating fund documents both for domestic and off shore funds. She has also handled transaction valued more than Rs. 300 Crore involving the securing of the Debentures by mortgage of immoveable property.

Vidya is commerce and law graduate from Mumbai University. She is also a member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India and also holds Diploma in Management Studies & Computer Science.

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Ashok Kumar Singh, IAS

Partner, Hammurabi & Solomon

  • MPA – Harvard Business School
  • Bachelor of Law (LL.B)
  • Gold Medalist in Masters of History,
  • PhD in Administration,
  • Professor of History at Patna University
  • Indian Revenue Service (IRS)
  • Indian Administrative Services

Ashok has a vast experience in governance as head of various departments of the Government of India & State Governments. Ashok is an Indian Administrative Services (IAS) from the 1977 batch of all India Services of the Government of India. Ashok retired in 2011 as Chief Secretary, when he joined the Firm.

Ashok is a Edward S. Mason Fellowship Scholar (Awarded by the United Nations). Ashok was awarded the most outstanding Civil Servant of the year- 2008 and the best Red Cross Worker Gold Medal for the year- 1988.

Ashok has deep insight into the functioning of various departments and public sector undertakings of the Government and has a excellent understanding of regulatory challenges facing business agendas of our various clients. As a law graduate & head of various government departments/companies, Ashok a vast experience on practice of law concerning regulatory issues & government relations.

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Alok Anand

Partner, Hammurabi & Solomon

  • Bachelor of Law (LL.B) – Faculty of Law, Delhi University

Alok has a vast experience of more than 10 years with the Firm and has evolved with the Firm’s East India Practice.

Alok drives the arbitration, litigation, real estate & East India practice of the firm with is vast and deep experience in these areas of law. Alok has cleared title and development of over 5000 acres of land in various parts of India for over 16 major projects.

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