Mr. Suhas Tuljapurkar
Suhas Tuljapurkar is a lawyer with over 37 years of experience. As a member of Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa, Suhas is authorised to practice law in India. Suhas acts as an independent advisor to various companies, governments, trade associations, professionals, celebrities, non-profit entities and start-ups. His main area of expertise is Governance, Risk, Assurance, Compliance, Ethics (GRACE) with a fusion of information technology. Suhas is passionate about legal innovation, legal technologies, application of Game Theory to complex legal problems and de-mystifying the laws.
After a successful career as an in-house counsel and law firm partner, in 2006 Suhas founded Legasis Services, India's first legal tech enterprise. At Legasis, Suhas has been instrumental in developing various IT enabled legal support solutions such as Legatrix (Compliance Management Solution) StarBoards (Board of Directors’ Evaluation Software), LIPs (IPR management solution), the Flute (Innovation Capture Solution), CARRAR (Contract Management Solution), Roznama (Litigation Management Solution), and LegRoom (Virtual Dataroom Solution).
As a member of the Executive Committee of UN Global Compact Network India, Suhas was instrumental in developing innovative solutions comprising of Public Private Partnership framework for ensuring statutory compliance and for ensuring transparency in procurement process in Smart Cities.
Suhas, in his capacity as the advisor to the Digital Crime Unit of the State of Maharashtra, developed IT enabled, knowledge driven content and workflows for initiating criminal actions against infringing websites.
He has been periodically called upon by the governments to provide expertise in drafting various legislations.
Suhas has successfully handled various global assignments such as international commercial arbitrations, multi-lateral agencies sanctioned proceedings, global collaborations and complex legal projects.
Suhas is a National School Residential Scholar and has received many scholarships, awards and recognitions including the Udyog Ratan Award. He is a blogger, a regular contributor to legal journals and is an acclaimed speaker.