Rohit Kumar

Rohit is a corporate lawyer and is currently the General Counsel of United Phosphorus Limited (UPL), Asia’s largest, and the world’s third largest generic agriculture chemical company. He is based out of UPLs corporate head office in Mumbai. In this role, Rohit is responsible for: Mergers and acquisitions; drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial agreements; and safeguarding company’s interest in strategic disputes, litigations.

Prior to joining UPL, Rohit worked at the Melbourne office of Freehills, a leading Australia-based international law firm. He was part of Freehills corporate team and advised on several international M&A. While at Freehills he led the firm’s effort into India, including conducting a road show in India, in 2009, in partnership with the Austrade and KPMG, Australia. While in Australia, Rohit was also one of the Young Leaders in the Asia Society-Asialink run program: Asialink Leaders Program 2009. Rohit’s interest in the Australia India corridor was strengthened during the program and he continues to take active interest in that space. Rohit regularly speaks at public forum/conferences. He was recently invited by the Inter Pacific Bar Association to speak at their annual convention on challenges in doing international M&A. He was also recently interviewed by Asia Law Business in the General Counsel section.

Besides work, Rohit loves travelling (not on work!!), reading and spending time with family and friends. His reading habit is diverse – from psychology to history to geography – but on top of all is a biography nut.