November 12, 2018

L&L Partners’ Rajiv Luthra appointed on MCA Committee for CSR and MCI’s HLAG


Rajiv Krishan Luthra, Founder and Managing Partner of L&L Partners [formerly Luthra & Luthra Law Offices], was recently appointed as Member in the High-Level Committee (HLC) on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) constituted by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) and the High-Level Advisory Group for Trade (HLAG) constituted by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MCI).

Rajiv is the Founder & Managing Partner of L&L Partners – one of the largest law firms in India. He has over 25 years of experience in advising clients on a vast range of complex commercial transactions including infrastructure projects in India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, People’s Republic of China, Nepal, and Nigeria. He has successfully handled various disinvestment, privatization, and restructuring assignments and has worked on some of the largest mergers in Indian corporate history. He has been appointed by the Government of India on the drafting of several rules and regulations.

HLC was constituted under the Chairmanship of Shri. Injeti Srinivas, Secretary, MCA, to review the existing framework and guide and formulate the roadmap for a coherent policy on CSR. The Committee reviews the existing CSR framework as per Act, Rules, and Circulars issued from time to time and recommend guidelines for better enforcement of CSR provisions. It analyzes outcomes of CSR activities/programs/projects and suggests measures for effective monitoring and evaluation of CSR by companies. It also provides suggestions on innovative solutions, use of technology, platform to connect stakeholders, and social audit.

HLAG was constituted to make recommendations for identifying and pursuing opportunities and for addressing challenges to find a way forward in the contemporary global trade scenario. It considers ways for boosting India’s share and importance in global merchandise and services trade, managing pressing bilateral trade relations, and mainstreaming new-age policy making. It may consider possible approaches and suggest a pragmatic framework for India’s future engagement in international trade and the manner in which it can play a proactive and constructive role in working with the community of Nations in exploring and building consensus on resolving emergent trade-related issues.

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