Prof. Kunal Sarpal
LLB in Intellectual Property Law from ILS Law College; B.Com in Costing from Ness Wadia College of Commerce; Company Secretary Corporate Law from The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI); Currently pursuing LLM.
Adjunct Faculty - Law, Entrepreneurship and Communication Studies
Kunal R. Sarpal is a nationally recognized leading lawyer and thought leader practising in the Corporate, Commercial, Cyber law and Intellectual Property law space. By qualification, he is a B.Com (Topper), CS (first attempt, AIR holder) and a law graduate (from ILS Law College Pune)
Founder Partner of White Collar Legal LLP an award-winning boutique law firm for 2016 and 2017 ranking in the top 10 firms in India in its category, having over 400+ clients, served through a team of 45+ from 4+ offices in Pune, Mumbai, Surat and Delhi. Very passionate about Entrepreneurship, he regularly is invited and presents keynote speeches and conducts workshops across corporates, educational institutions and is a visiting faculty with Flame University, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, IIMs and MIT among others.
A Tedx speaker and a Youth Ambassador for the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, he passionately promotes student Entrepreneurship and Startups. In 2017 alone, he has helped startups raise 14 million USD in equity and debt funding out of which 1.2 million USD was for social enterprises. He's proud to be nominated for 2016-2017 young leaders by Silicon India for taking his firm to 1 crore + revenue within 4 years of its inception, catering to 350+ clients.
Has presented papers nationally and internationally on a wide variety of subjects ranging from legal framework setting to choosing the right business model. He serves on the board of directors of several companies serving as an independent advisor on legal issues. A polyglot, fluent in over 7 languages including 2 foreign languages. Outside of work, he also leads as Division Director at District 98, Toastmasters International and has served as Area Director and President in the past in the same organization for over 5 years.
A published author, he writes extensively on law, entrepreneurship and intellectual property.
Since 2015, he has also started acting as an angel investor in startups which are working in the social impact space.
- One of the top contributors to reputed magazines such as the Chartered Secretary.
- Writes regularly on his blog (http://kunalrsarpal.blogspot.in/) and websites such as CAclubindia and Taxguru.