Corporate & commercial; data protection; power & energy; restructuring & insolvency
A top-tier name in the insolvency and business restructuring, corporate law and governance, energy and resources, policy and regulation and technology/data privacy space, Manoj Kumar is acknowledged for his outstanding leadership, strategy and ability to find alternate solutions to the most critical and complex challenges across geographies.
In addition to driving Hammurabi & Solomon Partners (ranked among the top 20 Indian law firms by Asian Legal Business), Manoj is also the: (i) vice-chair of the Energy & Natural Resources Committee of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association, (ii) vice-president of the Society of Construction Law UK – India, (iii) visiting fellow with Asia’s top ranking think tank – Observer Research Foundation, (iv) an expert with the UNESCO Inclusive Policy Lab, (v) visiting professor at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), (vi) part of the India taskforce of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the legal services committee of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), (vii) secretary general of the Prof NR Madhava Menon SAARCLAW, (viii) chair of the India Strategy Group (ISG), (vii) editorial board member of Thinkers 50 India and independent director on corporate boards.
Notably, Manoj has been conferred the prestigious Mahatma Gandhi Samman at the House of Lords, London, and also recently received a citation from the chairman of the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) by the Corporate Counsel Association of India. Manoj is named as one of the 100 Legal Luminaries of India by LexisNexis and also featured in the A-List of top 100 lawyers of India by India Business Law Journal (IBLJ) in 2017 and 2018, making a hat-trick with his inclusion once again this year. Manoj has been ranked the best in the policy and regulation practice by IBLJ in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017-2018 and 2019 for projects involving deep and continuous support in law, policy and regulation challenges across sectors.
An alum of the prestigious Harvard Business School and National Law School of India, Manoj is a distinguished author, teacher, arbitration expert, mediation expert, strategist, columnist, thought leader, and is called upon by government bodies and top-of-the-line Indian and international institutions.