BW Legal World 40 Under 40

BW Legal World 40 under 40 is to recognize, through a strict jury led process, and award the best legal talent under the age of 40. From GCs to Lawyers employed with firms to independent practitioners, BW Legal World 40 under 40 will celebrate Top 40 Under 40.

“At the most pragmatic level, lawyers are society's professional problem solvers.”


While the world powers through unprecedented times, there are professionals, innovators & disruptors who have shown unprecedented legal acumen, grit, and conscientiousness in their young career spans—driving the Indian Legal Industry to higher echelons for the world to see. 

To recognize and celebrate the fortitude of our legal minds, BW Legal World is hosting its very first BW Legal World 40 Under 40 Awards.

The event promises to bring good tidings to our society’s professional problem solvers and an eminent platform for stimulating discussions and engagements. The virtual event will be held on September 5, 2020, where 40 outstanding “Legal Eagles” of the Indian legal ecosystem will be selected through a strict jury led process and presented with the BW Legal World 40 Under 40 Award. 

Important Dates

Nomination Deadline: August 25, 2020

Date of the Event: September 5, 2020

Eligibility Criteria 

  • Age: The age of the nominee should be less than 40 as on September 5, 2020.
  • The nominee should be an Indian citizen.
  • The nominee could be a young professional working in the court; a founder of a legal tech startup; or a journalist working in the legal sector.
  • The nominee could be a law firm team member or associate; a part of corporate legal team; counsel working with a GC; or an independent practitioner.

To nominate click here

Jury Members
Our jury members are some of the most eminent personalities of the legal world

  1. P S Narasimha, Former Additional Solicitor General of India
  2. Parag Tripathi, Senior Advocate - Supreme Court of India
  3. Pinky Anand, Additional Solicitor General of India
  4. Shardul Shroff, Exe. Chairman & National Practice Head Insolvency & Bankruptcy , Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co.
  5. Raian Karanjawala, Managing Partner - Karanjawala & Company
  6. Mukesh Butani, Founder and Managing partner- BMR Legal
  7. Rajiv K. Luthra, Founder & Managing Partner - Luthra & Luthra Law Offices
  8. Siddharth Luthra, Senior Advocate - Supreme Court of India
  9. Krishan Singhania, Managing Partner - Singhania & Co
  10. Pankaj Vasani, Business Leader & Finance Expert
  11. Ajit Mishra, Co- Head, Penningtons Manches LLP, Head- India Group Rosenblatt Solicitors
  12. Bobby Majumder, Co-Office Managing Partner - Reed Smith LLP
  13. Kamal Shah, Head - Africa & India Groups, Stephenson Harwood
  14. Rakhee Biswas, Former Global General Counsel - ITC Infotech | Astt. Global General Counsel - Honeywell Technology Solutions
  15. Rabindra Jhunjhunwala, Partner - Khaitan & Co
  16. Sanjay Gulati, Group Head - Corporate Tax- GST & Litigation GMR Group India

Our Partners

The event has been made possible by: 

  1. Real Estate Partner, Bhutani Infra
  2. Spring House Coworking, Coworking Partner
  3. Knowledge Partner, Primus Partners

With winds of appreciation beneath their wings, may our legal talent soar even higher!

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