Somasekhar Sundaresan is a counsel practising in litigation in the field of economics and administrative law – primarily involving financial sector regulation, competition law, foreign exchange controls, and corporate laws.
As a member of committees set up by the Government of India, SEBI and the RBI, Somasekhar has drafted laws governing takeovers, insider trading and corporate governance of banks. He was actively involved in drafting the Indian Financial Code recommended by the Financial Sector Legislative Reform Commission chaired by Justice B.N. Srikrishna. He sits on the Advisory Committee on corporate insolvency and liquidation of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India.
Somasekhar writes a fortnightly column titled Without Contempt in the Business Standard, teaches securities law in the Government Law College, and is an amateur mountaineer.