Manu KulkarniPartner & Head of Dispute Resolution at Poovayya & Co (India)
Mr. Manu Kulkarni is a third-generation lawyer; and the head of Dispute Resolution Practice and Partner at Poovayya & Co. Manu holds a B.A., B.L (Hons.) degree from the National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR) University of Law, Hyderabad (2008, Gold Medalist). Previously having worked as a Partner in Common Law Chambers and as an associate in Amarchand Mangaldas, Mumbai has cemented Manu’s core expertise in commercial litigation and arbitration.
Manu has extensive experience in advising clients across jurisdictions in all aspects of dispute resolution. Manu regularly appears before multiple judicial and/or quasi-judicial fora in Bengaluru including the Karnataka High Court, City Civil Courts, Sessions Courts and Magistrate’s Courts, the National Company Law Tribunal, Debts Recovery Tribunals, Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (District, State and National) and Arbitral Tribunals. Manu briefs and interacts with some of the most renowned Senior Counsels practicing before the Supreme Court of India, the Karnataka High Court and multiple other High Courts and Tribunals in the country.
Apart from practicing law, Manu stays connected to academia through writing and teaching engagements. Manu is a visiting faculty member and lectures at the School of Law, Christ University, Bangalore on Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 and jurisprudence. Manu also regularly speaks on many complex legal issues at national and international fora.