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Manoj Kumar

Hammurabi & Solomon
New Delhi

Tel: +91 98 10 40 90 90

Key practice areas

Corporate governance & M&A; public policy & regulation; development, environment & climate change laws; and data & technology laws


In addition to leading Hammurabi & Solomon as its founder and managing partner, Manoj Kumar is an expert at the UNESCO Inclusive Policy Lab, visiting fellow at the Observer Research Foundation, visiting professor at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), editorial board member of Thinkers 50 India and independent director on corporate Boards.

An ace lawyer, Kumar has been acknowledged by reputed clients for his outstanding leadership, strategy and ability to find alternate solutions to most critical and complex challenges related to policy & regulation, corporate governance, corporate and M&A, cross-border transactions, disputes, crisis & reputation management & strategies, real estate, infra projects, IPR management & protection, project finance, business restructuring and legal and regulatory compliance across geographies.

In the policy and regulation space, Kumar has worked extensively across sectors, including civil nuclear liability, pricing of IPR in media, natural resources sector, environment, climate change, forests, public-private partnerships, technology and IT, data privacy, corporate laws and capital markets, land acquisition, POSH, legal services sector reforms in India, safe cities in India, making India a hub for international arbitration, ease to do business, fast track commercial courts, blockchain and crypto, AI, media regulation, legal status of intel agencies in India etc. to name a few.

Kumar is a recipient of the prestigious Mahatma Gandhi Samman awarded at the House of Lords, London. He was named as one of the 100 Legal Luminaries of India, published by LexisNexis in 2016 and was named in India Business Law Journal’s A-List of top 100 lawyers of India for 2017 as well.

Kumar is a distinguished author, strategist, columnist, thought leader and called upon by top-of-the-line law schools, management schools, bar councils, associations and reputed institutions including the World Bank, IBA, ABA, CII, SILF, SCL, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Bar Council of Kerala, Cochin Institute of International Arbitrations for contributions, counsel, discussions and and training on various key issues. Kumar is also the past guest editor of the fall 2017 Issue of American Bar Associations’s (ABA) India Legal News, patron of Doctors For You and founder of the India Strategy Group, International Legal Advocacy Network and India Unites Foundation.

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