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The subtle art of legal advocacy

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Dr. Manoj Kumar currently serves as Additional Secretary to The Government of India, Ministry of Law & justice, Legislative Department. A distinguished alumnus of Harvard Business School and the National Law School of India, he is renowned for his exemplary leadership, strategic acumen, and adeptness in navigating complex challenges. His profound insights and visionary approach are instrumental in addressing the nation's economic and regulatory imperatives.

 

With a rich background in serving on esteemed corporate boards and policy platforms, he offers invaluable expertise in formulating and implementing impactful policies. His collaborative engagement spans diverse sectors of the Indian industry, consistently delivering strategic value and fostering sustainable growth for stakeholders.

Over a distinguished 30-year career, Dr. Manoj Kumar founded Hammurabi & Solomon Partners, India Strategy Group, Lexxo & India Unites Foundation. 

Dr. Kumar’s Honorary & Past Roles

  • Vice-Chair, Energy & Natural Resources Committee of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA)

  • Vice-President of the Society of Indian Law Firms

  • Vice-President of the Society of Construction Law UK – India (SCL-India)

  • Visiting fellow with Asia’s Top-ranking think tank – Observer Research Foundation (ORF)

  • An expert with the UNESCO Inclusive Policy Lab

  • Visiting professor at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM)

  • Editorial board member of Thinkers 50 India

  • Independent director on various Corporate Boards

Throughout his illustrious career, Dr. Kumar has demonstrated exceptional thought leadership and formulated significant solutions across legislative, public policy and regulatory landscape. Notably, His proficiency extends to advising on matters across different jurisdictions and he has played a pivotal role to impact legislative and policy development across multiple sectors. His vast contributions span a diverse array of areas, including corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, cross-border transactions, arbitration and mediation, technology, data protection and privacy, real estate law, energy, environmental law, business restructuring, crisis risk and reputation management, legal and regulatory compliance, and more.

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Discovering the Brilliance : Must-watch Interviews of Dr. Kumar

Recognitions

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Prestigious "Mahatma Gandhi Samman" at the House of Lords, London

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Prestigious "Atal Samman" at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi

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Prestigious "Nelson Mandela Leadership Award" at University of Oxford, UK

Awarded the title “Honorary Professor of the Academic Union, Oxford” by Europe Business Assembly for Excellence in Quality and Management at The Achievements Forum in 2021. 

Awarded the title “Managing Partner of the Year” by BW Business World at BW LegalWorld in 2021. 

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Recognised as "100 Legal Luminaries of India" by LexisNexis

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Prestigious "Mahatma Gandhi Samman" at the House of Lords, London

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Recognised as "Top 50 Managing Partners" & "Top 100 Lawyers" in India

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 "Managing Partners of the Year" by BW BusinessWorld - BW LegalWorld

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Recognised as "A-List Top 100 lawyers of India" and ranked as the best for 'Policy & Regulation' practice 

Other Recognitions by

Past Entrepreneurial Initiatives 

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Dr. Manoj Kumar:

The Most Admired Lawyer in 2023

Enterprise World Magazine Recognizes Dr. Manoj Kumar's Outstanding Legal Expertise and Dedication. 

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