Pankaj Jain  

Pankaj Jain

Impact Law Ventures,

A corporate lawyer by profession, Pankaj specialises in venture capital and private equity matters, especially in the impact investing and venture philanthropy sector. He is also an ardent advocate of building bridges between law, development and entrepreneurship.

He currently advises a number of start-up entrepreneurs, small and growing businesses, social business enterprises, non-profit organisations, impact investors and donor organisations on a range of legal and regulatory issues in India.

Prior to founding his independent law practice in early 2011, Pankaj worked in-house as the India counsel for Acumen Fund, a non-profit social venture capital fund and was involved in working across agriculture, healthcare, water, housing and energy portfolios as well as structuring transactions in the social development space.

Prior to joining Acumen Fund, he worked as an associate with the Indian law firm AZB & Partners in New Delhi on corporate advisory and private equity transactional matters. He received an integrated B.A. LLB. (Hons.) degree in arts and law from NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, India where he graduated as the university first rank holder.

Pankaj is a mentor to a number of start-ups, incubators/ accelerators, social entrepreneurs as well as non-profit organisations in India and abroad. He currently serves on a number of advisory boards in an honorary capacity. He is a regular speaker at a number of conferences and also delivers guest lectures and training workshops on law, entrepreneurship and venture capital at a number of law, management and engineering schools in India. Pankaj was admitted to the Bar Council of Delhi in 2006, and is qualified to practice law in India.

Business Venture Contest 2012-13
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