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HEMANT K BATRA

AUTHOR, LAWYER, MEDIATOR, ARBITRATOR, ACADEMICIAN, WRITER, SPEAKER & POLICY EXPERT

Hemant K Batra s an internationally renowned Speaker, Author, Academician, Writer, Law – Public Policy Expert in the areas of policies governing Economics, Trade, Corporate Governance, Commercial Transactions, and Treaties. He is a globally acclaimed corporate, commercial, mediation and policy lawyer, author, writer and speaker, for nearly three decades. He was enrolled as an Advocate in 1991. He has been an active law practitioner of domestic/international corporate, business, commercial international laws & policies for last more than 27 years.

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.

 

Publications:

He is a well-acclaimed writer with six diverse books to his authorship. His latest book on `Due Diligence’ in business and asset acquisition has been published by a leading law publishers Eastern Book Company and has sold hundreds of copies already. He wrote the first ever text book on SAARC. It has been published twice with revised editions and unveiled by the Chief Justice of India, the Sri Lankan Prime 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.

 

Lectures, Talks & Travel:

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.

 

Area of Expertise:

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.

 

Honorary & Other Offices held:

  1. Elected Lifetime Member of the General Assembly of the Union of International Association (UIA), a research institute and documentation centre, based in Brussels since 2018.
  2. Vice President of SAARCLAW (South Asian Association For Regional Cooperation In Law) between 2006 – 2011 and 2016 – until now.
  3. Chairman, Panel of Jury at ACES Awards (Kuala Lumpur) since 2014.
  4. Chairman, South Asia Committee at Indian National Bar Association since 2014.
  5. Contributing Author at Speaking Threads since 2014.
  6. Secretary General at SAARCLAW (South Asian Association For Regional Co-operation In Law) between 2002 – 2006 and 2010 – 2016. 10 years.
  7. Mentor – DLabs at Indian School of Business between 2014 – 2016.
  8. Visiting Faculty at FORE School of Management, New Delhi since 2013.
  9. Director, South Asia Region at World NGO Day Initiative (WND), London between 2012 – 2015.
  10. Senior Project Legal Adviser at UNDP between 2011 – 2016.
  11. Guest Lecturer at Harvard Law School in 2011.
  12. Editor-in-Chief at SAARCLAW Research And Publication Centre since 2011.
  13. Guest Lecturer at Indian School of Business in 2011.
  14. Advisory Board Member at Organization for International Cooperation (OIC), USA since 2008.
  15. Founder at AKNOI – Legal Audit Tool: 2005.
  16. Managing Head at Kaden Boriss Consulting Pvt. Ltd., India – KPO/LPO in 2005.
  17. Member at Leadership Committee – ICAAP11 – UN between 2012 – 2013.
  18. Chairperson at International Infrastructure and Construction Law Arbitration Moot, Singapore between 2006 – 2013.
  19. Founder at Kaden Boriss: Law Firm since 2003.
  20. Regional Observer – Global Commission (HIV & Law) at United Nations in 2011.
  21. Partner at Kesar Dass B. & Associates between 1995 – 2006.
  22. Associate at Amarchand Mangaldass Shroff & Co. between 1990 – 1994.
 

Courses/Degrees

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

 

Additional Education

 

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.

 

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

Honors and Awards

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.

 

Interests

Public Speaking & Writing. Travelling & Composing/Mixing Music.

 

Spoken & Written Languages

(S&W) English and Hindi (S) Punjabi