Best lawyer in the Corporate M&A, Strategy and Policy & Regulation practice space in India, Dr. Kumar is known for his innovative, out-of-the box strategies pertaining to most critical and complex matters related to FDI, Cross-Border Transactions, Negotiations, Structuring, Re-structuring and advising on the multitude of international agreements. 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)), Dr. Manoj Kumar has many introductions apart from being one of the ‘100 Legal Luminaries’ in India, as per the report published by LexisNexis 2016.
Dr. Kumar has been representing various leading Indian and international Corporates, Government Bodies and International Law Firms. An alumnus of prestigious world class institutions such as the Harvard Business School and the National Law School (NLSIU), Bangalore Dr. Kumar received his professional and leadership skills from distinguished & globally renowned Professors such as Padma Shri (Dr.) NR Madhava Menon and Prof. Nitin Nohria, presently the Dean of the Harvard Business School.
World’s best Publications and research agencies have awarded Dr. Kumar and his team as the best in India for Policy and Regulation practice for 3 years in a row (Asia’s leading research handle, IBLJ Award in 2013, 2014 and 2015). Dr. Kumar has also been conferred as highly recommended attorney for International Business by Global Law Experts and Most acclaimed legal expert in Corporate M&A by Asia Law Leading Lawyers. The Government of India, the World Bank (WB), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Observer’s Research Foundation (ORF) and the Institute for Competitiveness have leaned on Dr. Kumar for his thought leadership.
Dr. Kumar has been involved in the drafting of several regulatory and policy documents as well as legislations notably, Media Regulation, Fast Track Commercial Courts, land Acquisition Bill, India as a hub of International Arbitration, Opening-up of the legal services sector in India. Apart from spearheading the support by legal fraternity in India to the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (UNMDGs) and then the implementation of UN’s Sustainable Goals in India, Dr. Kumar has also been mentoring ‘Doctors For You’ as its Patron to provide critical medical care during disaster management and natural calamities & to prevent Neo-natal deaths in rural & tribal areas.