DR. MANOJ KUMAR, D. Litt
FOUNDER & MANAGING PARTNER
Dr. Manoj Kumar has a well-earned reputation for innovative & out-of-the box thinking strategies pertaining to most Critical & Complex matters pertaining to Corporate M&A, Strategy and Policy & Regulation practice space in India. Apart from being one of the ‘100 Legal Luminaries’ in India, as per the report published by LexisNexis 2016, Dr. Kumar is known as Lawyer, Policy Expert, Independent Director, Author, Strategist, Columnist, Philanthropist, Thought Leader and Guest Faculty (at top of the line Law Schools & the prestigious Indian Institute of Management (IIM)).
Shweta is an alumnus of Prestigious Institute like Harvard Business School and Bucerius Summer School and Asian Forum on Global Governance, Germany. Shweta is the Chair of the Environment Law Committee of the Inter Paciﬁc Bar Association (IPBA). She has been recognized as one of the top Dispute Resolution Lawyers of India. She brings together a perfect blend of litigation strategy & business practices meeting the business needs of the clients. She possesses a vast experience of more than a decade in dealing with dispute resolution needs and reliefs of the clients. Shweta has represented clients in all facets of the corporate litigation and strategy.
Pathik has extensively advised on and led various transactions for investments into various Companies through equity including FDI, drafting & negotiations on Shareholders Agreement, joint venture agreements, share subscription/purchase agreements, transactions for raising of debt including Project Financing, liaisoning with government authorities for obtaining various approvals required during various stages of implementation of projects and handled all secretarial functions including conducting board, shareholders’ and committee meetings, dealing with ROC, RBI, MCA, monitoring of filings with ROC, RBI.
Bharath's experience spans over 20 years with expertise honed in the arenas pertaining to inbound investments in the real estate sector, infrastructure projects, Corporate and Commercial laws, Computer and IT Law, Intellectual Properties, regulatory compliance and Employment laws. Bharath drives the South India Practice of the firm. His core specialties at the Firm among others include advising multinationals in setting up ventures in India, advising on infrastructure projects, real estate developments, handling contractual, employment, dispute resolution and commercial issues. He has also been involved in a variety of contentious matters, in addition to advising on real estate transactions and intellectually property matters. He has also advised clients on a range of issues including international corporate commercial transactions, banking and labour matters.
Kumar is a well- versed lawyer with an experience of over a decade and co-heads the East India Practice of the Firm. He has niche and in-depth expertise in advising various multi - nationals in the property matters and runs the Real Estate and Litigation Practice of the Firm. With the ability to handle complex issues, Kumar has been involved in many of the high stake matters of the Firm and is renowned for his professionalism among the clients. Kumar has handled multifarious and complex Litigations & Arbitrations for numerous Multi-nationals as well as Domestic clients, mediated disputes and negotiated several settlements.
With a widespread experience of a decade, Shantanu is a seasoned lawyer and significant member of the litigation team at the Firm. Shantanu is well known amongst our valued clients for helping in commercial negotiation, and represented international clients as counsel from across the globe on issues of copyright, trademark and dispute resolution. He has extensive experience of handling litigation and arbitration for companies involved in sectors such as Information Technology, Food Products including FMCGs, Automobiles, Hospitality & Leisure, Construction and Engineering, Retail, and Insurance. Shantanu has also been advising in matters involving Telecommunication, family disputes, and testamentary disputes. He has also been instrumental in various high stake complex matters.
Senior Director, Finance & Taxation
Sanjay has an experience of more than 3 decades in the field of taxation. Over the years, Sanjay has advised the clients in the areas of income tax, sales tax, service tax, wealth tax, TDS, VAT/CST, special economic zones and foreign trade policy. Sanjay has been instrumental in matters involving returns, registrations, audit, presentation in departments, liasoning work with the various departments, Project finance & bank finance for various clients. Sanjay is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
Alok has a vast experience of civil and commercial Litigation, Arbitration and public law remedies and has evolved with the Firm's East India Practice. Alok drives the arbitration, litigation, real estate & East India practice of the firm. He has cleared title and development of over 5000 acres of land in various parts of India for over 16 major projects. He has represented clients before different fora in matters relating to Real Estate, Infrastructure, Banking, Environment law and Administrative law. He also has a vast experience in handling transactions involving Real Estate and Infrastructure development. He is also adept at negotiating and enforcing commercial contracts.
Digajmaan has handled varied matters in courts & tribunals relating to Commercial & General Civil Litigation involving statutory, tortuous and contractual aspects of civil laws. He has handled highly contentious and complex Litigations & Arbitrations for numerous multi-nationals as well as domestic clients, mediated disputes and negotiated several settlements. He has an extensive experience & expertise in handling various types of Litigations – Corporate & Commercial, Arbitrations, Writs under the Constitution of India, transaction business, legal audits & due diligence exercises and drafting of commercial agreements. He has extensive experience of advising and handling litigations or arbitrations for Companies involved in manufacturing, processing, trading & import of Food products, Hospitality & Leisure, Airline & Travels, Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), Construction & Engineering, Retail, Medical Equipment, Information Technology and Automobiles.
JYOTI KUMAR CHAUDHARY
Jyoti Kumar holds a LLB degree from Delhi University. He has an experience of a decade in litigation including Coal Block matters, Arbitration cases (international & indigenous), Anti-Suit/Anti-Arbitration cases, Civil Disputes, Mining cases, Securitization & Corporate issues. He has excellent drafting skills and has single handedly appeared and conducted proceedings before the Hon’ble Supreme Court, Various High Courts across India, District Courts, Forums/Commissions, DRT/DRAT, BIFR/AAIFR, Green Tribunal etc.
Alok Chandra Singh
Director, Corporate & Secretarial
Alok is a Graduate in Law and a qualified Company Secretary registered with Institute of Company Secretary of India (ICSI). He has strong understanding of commercial agreements, memorandum of understanding including employment agreements, shareholders agreement, securities subscription agreements, distribution agreements, supply agreements, services agreements, settlement agreements, maintenance agreement and documentation pertaining to property matters like agreement to sell, sale deeds, lease deeds, leave and license agreements and other conveyances including registration thereof.
Rohit's professional experience spans for more than two decades in international transactions including acquisition of business, open offer of a listed company, entry and exit strategies, legal due diligence, joint ventures, shareholders and share subscription agreements, slump sale, collaboration agreements, due diligence, private equity investments, advise/opinion on capital markets/SEBI/ Stock Exchange related matters, stamp duty and secretarial compliances, etc. He is a graduate in law and a Company Secretary with the Institute of Company Secretary of India (ICSI).
John Thomas holds LL.B Degree from Devi Ahilya University, Indore (M.P.) and LL.M from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala. He is a qualified lawyer having around 18 years of experience in advising Residential/Commercial/Industrial Real Estate Companies, lenders, borrowers, retailers, developers, Brokers, Real Estate, Infrastructure, Natural Resources & Energy, Trusts, Labour Laws & Dispute Resolutions.
Neelesh with his rich experience in Environment & Pollution laws, Criminal litigation is an integral part of the team at Hammurabi & Solomon. His practice areas covers varied areas of Environment, Criminal Law, Taxation including but not restricted to, criminal complaints, matrimonial matters, consumer complaints, writs, NGT matters, Section 138 Negotiable Instruments Act matters, DRT matters, winding up and arbitrations. Neelesh’s expertise involves drafting of pleadings, giving legal opinions and appearing before various judicial authorities including the Supreme Court of India, High Courts, District Courts among other Tribunals.