AUTHOR, LAWYER, MEDIATOR, ARBITRATOR, ACADEMICIAN, WRITER, SPEAKER & POLICY EXPERT
Hemant K Batra is an internationally renowned Speaker, Orator, Author, Academician, Writer, Law – Public Policy Analyst and Expert in the areas of policies governing Economics, Trade, Corporate Governance, Commercial Transactions, and Treaties. He is a public policy and law practitioner, for nearly three decades.
He is the elected vice-president of SAARCLAW (South Asian Association for Regional cooperation in law), a regional apex body of SAARC established in 1990, and being the longest serving Secretary General of SAARCLAW i.e. almost 10 years in the past. SAARC is an inter-governmental diplomatic body of 8 South Asian nations. Hemant Batra had been associated with various projects of UN, UNDP, UNAIDS, UNESCAP, and ADB. He is chair of the South Asia committee of Indian National Bar Association. His profile is independently covered by Wikipedia.
He was awarded prestigious Mahatma Gandhi Seva Medal by the Gandhi Global Foundation for effectively connecting legal communities of the SAARC nations. He was a mentor at several prestigious schools of business and a lifetime member of the general Assembly of the Union of International Association (UIA), a research institute and documentation centre, based in Brussels. It was founded over 100 years ago, in 1907, by Henri La Fontaine (Nobel Peace Prize laureate of 1913) and Paul Otlet, a founding father of what is now called information science. The UIA has consultative status with ECOSOC and associate status with UNESCO. He is a co-founder of an international law and policy think-tank, Goeman Bind HTO. He began his legal career in 1991 when he was admitted to the prestigious new Delhi Bar; and inducted into one of India’s largest firms of solicitors — Amarchand then AMHS. In 1995, he co-founded Kesar Dass B. & Associates (KDB) as managing partner of its corporate office. In 2003, he had founded Käden Boriss brand, a global alliance of law firms. In 2005, he had founded an international KPO called Kaden Boriss Consulting Private Limited.
He is a well-acclaimed writer with seven diverse books to his authorship. His latest books on `Due Diligence’ in business and asset acquisition, and`Mediation: Legitimacy and Practice’ have been published by a leading law publishers Eastern Book Company and have sold hundreds of copies already. The books have been recommended for reading by eminent personalities including a former Chief Justice of India and the current Attorney General of India me Minister and the Secretary General – SAARC. His other books include `Face To Face With Insight (Law & Policy)’ and `Global Concerns Viewed With Law & Policy’. He has been widely covered and reported in leading newspapers, magazines and tv channels.
He has written as well as lectured widely. He is a visiting guest speaker at various international universities and institutions. Until 2019, he has spoken as a speaker at more than 175 international conferences, seminars, and workshops on varied topics of commercial importance. He has travelled extensively around the world including Australia, Austria, Bhutan, Czech Republic, Germany, Holland, Hungary, Indonesia, Kuwait, Mauritius, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, UAE, UK, US, Vietnam and more.
His areas of expertise include general policy-making, FDI policy, mergers, acquisitions, cross-border investments, joint-ventures, corporate compliance, corporate governance, commercial agreements, transactional documentation, private equity, regulatory work, agreements, anti-corruption, anti-bribery compliance, due-diligence, legal auditing etc.
Bachelor of Laws (LLB) – Professional, Law – Panjab University (Chandigarh) | 1988 – 1991
Grade: First Division – Distinction | Activities and Societies: Lead in Moot Society
B.A., Humanities (Economics, Political Science, Public Administration & English) DAV College, Chandigarh |
1984 – 1988 | Activities and Societies: Stood 1st in English, Political Science & Public Administration; and 2nd in aggregate in BA
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Official Certificate Course – Six Week, Torts, Contract, Property, Criminal, Constitutional & Civil Procedure Laws of United States | 2015 – 2015 | Grade: Distinction – 94.8% | Activities and Societies: Insight into the Torts, Contract, Property, Criminal, Constitutional & Civil Procedure Laws of United States of America.
ESSEC International Business School
Official Certificate Course – Four Weeks, Mediation & Conflict Resolution.
Official Certificate Course – Four Weeks, The Arbitration of International Disputes
Harvard Law School
Program, Corporate Law & Legal Profession.
Berklee College of Music
Certificate – Developing Your Musicianship, Developing Your Musicianship | 2015 – 2015 |Grade: 94% | Activities and Societies: 6 Week Course – Developing Your Musicianship
1st Position in University in English, Public Administration & Political Science and 2nd in Aggregate; ‘Prefect i.e. Head Boy of School; Awarded Best Debater title in School; Treasurer, then Secretary General and later Vice President of SAARCLAW (South Asian Association For Regional Cooperation In Law); then again Secretary General; Founder of AKNOI – Legal Audit Tool; Chairperson of IICLAM; and Advisory Board Member of Organization for International Cooperation (OIC), based in Marlton, New Jersey, USA, is a citizen based, non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to solving greatest international challenges Recipient of Mahatma Gandhi Seva (Service) Medal. Has received several achievement awards.
Public Speaking & Writing. Travelling & Composing/Mixing Music.
(S&W) English and Hindi (S) Punjabi
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