Guest Contributor: Somasekhar Sundaresan

It is my pleasure to introduce our guest contributor, Mr. Somasekhar Sundaresan

Practice Focus: Capital Markets, Securities Laws, Banking and Non-banking Financial Services and Mergers and Acquisition involving listed companies.

Somasekhar has extensive experience and expertise in the practice and evolution of securities laws in India. While primarily a transactional lawyer, he is intensely involved in regulatory and contentious work involving securities laws, and has been involved in some of the highly celebrated cases relating to regulatory action in the Indian securities market. He has also acted as Counsel before the Securities and Exchange Board of India (India’s SEC), the Securities Appellate Tribunal, and the Supreme Court of India in serious and high-profile securities law matters.

Prior to being in practice as a lawyer, Somasekhar was an Assistant Editor in the Business Editorial Section of The Times of India, India’s largest morning broadsheet.

Somasekhar now writes a fortnightly column on business laws titled Without Contempt in the Business Standard, the Indian affiliate of Financial Times. Somasekhar is also an active member of the Capital Markets Committee of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry.

About the author

Umakanth Varottil

Umakanth Varottil is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore. He specializes in corporate law and governance, mergers and acquisitions and cross-border investments. Prior to his foray into academia, Umakanth was a partner at a pre-eminent law firm in India.



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