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Abhishek Tripathi

Managing Partner

Email: abhishek.tripathi@sarthaklaw.com

Abhishek Tripathi is the Managing Partner of the Firm. Abhishek advises clients on a wide range of laws, such as energy and power sector related laws, real estate laws, companies’ law, foreign exchange laws, securities regulations, insurance laws and telecom laws. A keen observer of politics and regulatory environments, he routinely interacts with governmental and regulatory authorities in India, such as Reserve Bank of India, Securities and Exchange Bank of India, Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority, Department of Telecommunication and Telecom Regulatory Authority of India on several matters.

Abhishek has also deposed before several Standing Committees of the Parliament on a range of legislations in education, consumer protection, real estate and commodities laws.

Apart from the practice of law, Abhishek also enjoys teaching and was a visiting faculty member for insurance laws at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore and insurance and corporate laws at Amity Law School at New Delhi. Abhishek is a regular contributor at various blogs and has written several articles in leading national dailies and journals.

Abhishek is an alumnus of the National Law School of India University, Bangalore and had worked with Luthra & Luthra Law Offices, New Delhi prior to setting up Sarthak.

Mani Gupta

Email: mani.gupta@sarthaklaw.com

Mani is a Partner at the Firm. She handles the managed funds, education and policy practice of the Firm. Mani has also been involved in advising the Government of India in developing legal documentation for public-private partnership projects in the education space. She has advised the Government of Delhi on review of its school education laws and has been invited by the Parliament’s Standing Committees for expert depositions on bills like National Academic Depository Bill, 2011, the Higher Education and Research Bill, 2011, and the Consumer Protection (Amendment) Bill, 2011.

Mani has also been working on issues relating to prevention of sexual harassment at workplace. She has drafted the Codes for Prevention of Sexual Harassment at Work Place of several companies, and serves on the internal complaints committees of some of them.

Mani is also a prolific writer, having contributed articles on legal issues in newspapers, legal journals and legal blogs.

Mani is an alumnus of the National Law School of India University, Bangalore and had worked with Luthra & Luthra Law Offices, New Delhi before joining Sarthak.

Kamlesh Kumar

Email: kamlesh.kumar@sarthaklaw.com

Kamlesh Kumar is a Senior Consultant to the Firm. He regularly advises the Firm and its clients on legal and commercial issues in Infrastructure sector, in particular, roads and highways, and ports. Mr. Kumar retired as the Additional Director General (Road Development), Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, and thereafter served as the advisor to the Minister, Road Transport & Highways, Government of India. He also serves as a consultant to the World Bank on road sector.

In a career spanning 39 years, Mr. Kumar has worked in various capacities with the Government of India and has been instrumental in policy formulation, planning and programming, implementation, construction and development and supervision of various roads and highways projects across India. As a testimony to his experience, Mr. Kumar has supervised roads and highways projects in 15 states in India at various points in time. As a General Manager at NHAI in its founding days, Mr. Kumar was one of the key members of the team that formulated the policy for private sector participation in highways, approval of design specification and standards in roads and highways. He also assisted the Rakesh Mohan Committee on Infrastructure (1994-96) for the roads subsector.

Mr. Kumar also served as Director, Port Development and Port Operations, Department of Shipping, Government of India. He was instrumental in policy formulation on matters relating to development and operations of ports, and infrastructure development at major ports, in particular the policy on private operation of port terminals.

Mr. Kumar is a BE (Hons.) (Civil Engn.) from Birla Institute of Technology, Pilani, and holds an M.Sc (Highway Engineering for Developing Countries) from University of Birmingham, UK. He also holds a Diploma in Export Management from the Foreign Trade Development Center, New Delhi.

Mr. Kumar is a Fellow of Institution of Engineers of India, and a Life Member of Indian Roads Congress.

Rajat Kumar

Mobile: +91 9810532203

Email: rajat.kumar@sarthaklaw.com

Rajatis part of the dispute resolution team of the Firm. He has been involved in assisting clients from all strata of society in dispute resolution in various forums including the trial courts in Delhi, High court and the Supreme Court.

Prior to joining Sarthak Advocates & Solicitors, Rajat worked in the chamber of Mr. Jawahar Raja and also did independent practice. He also brings on board on-hand experience of policy advisory and legislative drafting. He has worked with the Law & Justice Task Force of Delhi Dialogue Commission and the Department of Law, Delhi Government. In his capacity as advisor/ consultant, he drafted and assisted in consultations with various stake-holders to finalize the scheme for street vendors, minimum wages for domestic workers.

Rajat is a graduate of the Gujarat National Law University at Gandhinagar.