Meet Our Team

Manuj Bhardwaj
Head, International Trade Policy & Investment Advisory

A lawyer by profession, a visionary by potential and an innovator by intellect. Manuj, with his legal & corporate professional managerial expertise has recognized the fault points in the present culture of legal & strategic services. He advises corporations on inward & outward trade and investment in India. He also regularly advises various inter-governmental bodies like the United Nations & Commonwealth Secretariat and Government of various countries on important issues related to foreign policy, trade and development. His areas of expertise include International Economics, Fiscal Policy, IPR, Trade & Investment Laws, International Refugee Laws, Cyber Laws, Data Privacy, Artificial Intelligence and International Arbitration. He has a keen interest in the issues related to climate change and climate justice and have done extensive research in the field; the same has been published by World Bank Group. Manuj has a Dual Masters in Public Policy & Human Development with specialisation in Foreign Policy & Development from United Nations University & Maastricht University. He has recently been appointed to the position of Secretary General of Indian Lawyers Association (ILA) which is the largest industry body of legal professionals in India. He is a regular speaker & invitee to various international forums related to human rights, entrepreneurship, trade & investment and climate change.

Sahil Tagotra
Senior Advisor

Sahil is a qualified Advocate-on-Record of the Supreme Court of India. He has completed his Masters (LL.M) from King’s College London where he studied International Commercial and Investment Arbitration, Commercial and Intellectual Property laws and Comparative Constitutional law. Sahil has worked in the chambers of Mr. Gourab Banerji, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India and the (then) Additional Solicitor General of India and essentially dealt in core commercial disputes, writ petitions, domestic and international arbitrations, matters pertaining to direct and indirect taxes, civil and constitutional law and service matters. Sahil has worked as a Panel A counsel representing the various Departments of the Union of India in the Supreme Court from 2012 to 2015. He has been continuing his independent law practice and handles litigation across Delhi, particularly the Supreme Court of India and the High Court of Delhi, CAT, NGT, etc.

Avineet Singh
Partner

Avineet is a young advocate currently practicing at Punjab & Haryana High Court and is an active member of YIAG, YSIAC, CIArb. He has dedicated his interests and education to improvise the existing legal dispute resolution scenario. Avineet is also an active blogger who has few publications in his name in various magazines and at present contributes his writing skills to empower people for a greener environment.

Mukesh Vashisht
Head, Legal Education Department

High on values, creative in efforts and a resoluter by attitude, Mukesh is a young lawyer working with BSM Legal Advisors & Strategy Consultants LLP. In 2016, He Co-founded Nurture Nature Global NGO which operates in India and Europe, focuses on generating methods and knowledge that helps to promote the feeling of Nature hood among the society. He is also working member of Commonwealth Youth Human Rights and Democracy Network from India. He portrays youth in the front row as he is representing India in the Commonwealth Youth Council. He was one of the youngest member to be invited by Commonwealth Secretariat for Commonwealth Youth Forum 2018. His ideology is patterned towards one goal, which is to cultivate the best out of individuals with knowledge spreading as a medium.