As head of securities law and private equity practice at law firm JSA and a member of the Takeover Regulation Advisory Committee of the Securities & Exchange Board of India (SEBI) it is natural for Somasekhar Sundaresan to be hard-pressed for time. But he adds to his load. Each winter he teaches for two months at Government Law College, Mumbai. He also writes regular columns (his practice providing the fodder).
Much new and "young law" has been formulated and interpreted in the past decade as Sundaresan was building his career, playing a role in landmark cases. But "corporate law can completely cut you off from the real world, so it is important to keep your connect," he says. Since 2005, he has been climbing mountains to do so. In Nepal, Turkey and Ladakh. This year, it is going to be Satopanth in Garhwal region. No wonder time management is an issue with him.
Somasekhar Sundaresan, 37, Partner, J Sagar Associates