Mr. Rajiv K Luthra
Mr. Luthra received the award for the ‘Visionary – International Transaction Lawyer’ by Former Chief Justice of India, K. G. Balakrishnan and Former Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh.
In 1989-90, Rajiv Luthra founded Luthra and Luthra Law Offices India, which soon grew to be one of the largest firms in India, with a team of 350+ members. Over the last three decades, Mr. Luthra was recognized, globally, and was the recipient of several and various accolades, including the honor of being presented by the country’s Hon’ble Prime Minister and Hon’ble Chief Justice.
Mr. Luthra took great pride in the role he played in conceiving, advising and presenting to the Union Human Resources Development, Government of India, the amendment to the Copyright Act, 1957 on the issue of equal share of royalties to authors and composers, arising from the exploitation of music in India. Appeared and gave evidence before the Standing Committee of the Parliament tasked with reviewing the proposed amendments. The proposed Amendments were passed unanimously by both the Houses of Parliament.
Rajiv was a great advocate of the legal profession and was a regular speaker at numerous law college campuses across the country.
In addition to numerous publications in professional journals and magazines, Mr. Luthra was also a regular commentator in the general news media on legal and economic issues and his articles and opinions frequently appear in publications including the Economic Times, the Business Standard, the New York Times and the Financial Times.
His unparalleled connections with industry stalwarts, luminaries, and government officials have always been a driving force in taking the Firm to greater heights.
"With the passing of Rajiv Luthra, the Indian legal fraternity and we personally have lost a dear friend and a tall leader. A wonderful human being with a zest for life, a large heart and an ever beaming smile backed by a loud guffaw, is how we will remember him. Rajiv was generous, affectionate and a great host. He went far too early and had a lot to do yet. We pray that the family and the law firm he leaves behind muster the strength to bear this loss with grace and courage, which were the abiding traits of Rajiv. May his soul rest in peace and he gets moksha."