About

TrustBridge seeks to improve India’s business environment by improving the rule of law.

Entrepreneurs in India often see the law as an obstacle to fulfilling their aspirations. While aiming for fairness, laws and regulations can create unnecessary friction. Some lack clarity, making their implementation challenging and inconsistent. Some are needlessly burdensome, which disincentivises businesses from achieving scale. Some can be skeptical of and needlessly harsh on businesses, often failing to follow due process when dealing with regulated entities. Some might be unknown and inaccessible. These points of friction discourage innovators and entrepreneurs from taking on the risk required to advance ideas and grow. Friction and uncertainty lead to non-compliance resulting in a trust deficit between law and business. 

A thoughtful rule of law framework for the economy is key to accelerating growth and deploying the entrepreneurial spirit of millions of Indians.

At TrustBridge, we seek to improve India’s business environment by improving the rule of law. We hope to improve the performance and behaviour of the State and its institutions, as well as private market participants, in a manner that aligns with the wider economic goals of the country.

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The
Team

TrustBridge was founded by Akshay Jaitly and Karan Singh who built one of the most respected first-generation law-firms in the country. With over 25 years of practice, they now seek to leverage their skills, experience and network towards improving the rule of law for business in India.

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Akshay Jaitly
Co- Founder

Akshay Jaitly is one of the founders of Trilegal, one of India’s leading law firms and has spent almost 30 years advising on energy and infrastructure projects. His research interests include power sector reform, the energy transition and public-private contracting.

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Karan Singh
Co- Founder

Karan Singh has a background in corporate commercial law and has been in practice for close to thirty years. He is one of the founders of Trilegal which is one of the leading law firms in India. He then co-founded TrustBridge together with Akshay Jaitly.  Karan also serves on the board of other non-profit agencies.

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Renuka Sane
Managing Director

Renuka Sane is Managing Director. Her research interests lie in financial markets regulation, the regulatory state, credit and bankruptcy, pensions, and household finance. She was a member of the Task Force of Experts set up by the Employees Provident Fund Organisation to study its pension scheme; of the research team of the Bankruptcy Legislative Reforms Commission on individual insolvency; of the Pension Advisory Committee of the Pension Fund Regulatory Development Authority and the Working Group on personal insolvency at the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India. She has a PhD in Economics from the University of New South Wales and holds an M.A. in Economics from Mumbai University.

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Anjali Sharma
Research Director

Anjali Sharma is Research Director. She has nearly two decades of experience, split evenly across corporate finance and business strategy roles in companies such as TATA Communications, Tata Capital and NeSL, and as a public policy researcher at the Finance Research Group at IGIDR.  She is a graduate in Economics and has a MBA in Finance. Her research interests lie in banking and financial sector policy, firm financing choices, and corporate bankruptcy. 

Bhavin Patel
Programme Director

Bhavin Patel is a lawyer with experience in the fields of legal tech, education, and corporate commercial legal advisory services. He graduated with a B.A., LL.B. (Hons) from the National Law School of India University, Bengaluru in 2002, and divides his professional time across technology, teaching, and assessment engagements.

Chitrakshi Jain
Senior Fellow


Chitrakshi Jain is a Senior Fellow. Prior to joining TrustBridge, Chitrakshi held key positions at  the Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy and the Thakur Foundation where she worked on performance of public institutions, state capacity, and challenges of governance in contemporary India. She has worked on the reform of judicial administration and courts in India during her fellowships. Chitrakshi obtained her B.A. LLB (Hons.) from NALSAR, University of Law and a M.Phil. from the Centre for the Study of Law and Governance, Jawaharlal Nehru University.

Latha Balasubramanian
Manager, Office Administration

Latha Balasubramanian is Manager, Office Administration. She has an overall experience of 22+ years, and has held key positions at National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, and Institute of Economic Growth. She is a graduate in Commerce and holds an MBA in Human Resources.

Sonam Patel
Research Fellow

Sonam Patel is Research Fellow. She is interested in the maths and numbers that drive institutions like finance and public health. In the past, she has interned with NABARD to find how Farmer Producer Organisations can be strengthened in India.  She graduated with a B.A. (Hons.) in Economics from Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi.  She has a Master’s in Economics from IIT, Roorkee.

Susan Das
Research Fellow

Susan Das is Research Fellow. His research focuses on energy, infrastructure, and climate change. He is also interested in issues to ensure a just transition and achieve sustainable development. He has a Master’s in Public Policy from IIT Delhi and a B.Tech in Civil Engineering from Odisha University of Technology.

Natasha Aggarwal
Research Fellow

Natasha Aggarwal is Research Fellow. She has been working with the Centre for Justice, Law and Society at Jindal Global Law School on issues at the intersections of law, gender and marginalisation. Prior to this, Natasha worked at S&R Associates and Touchstone Partners, where she worked on matters pertaining to banking and finance, capital markets, and mergers and acquisitions.  Natasha obtained her B.A.LL.B. (Hons) from National Law University, Delhi in 2015 and her LL.M. from Harvard Law School in 2021.

Karan Gulati
Research Fellow

Karan Gulati is Research Fellow. Prior to joining TrustBridge, Karan held key positions at the Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy, the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP), and the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER). During his tenure, he focused on corporate law and financial regulation, regulatory governance, and judicial administration. He has also assisted the Ministry of Corporate Affairs concerning the work of the Company Law Committee and the Insolvency Law Committee. Karan has been an occasional columnist for the Leap Blog, Indian Express, Times of India, and the Quint. He holds degrees in law and management from Symbiosis International University.

Madhav Goel
Visiting Fellow

Madhav Goel is Visiting Fellow. He is an advocate practising in the Courts of Delhi, and specialises in commercial laws and white-collar crimes. His research interest is in exploring the application of law and economics to legal practice, and to explore how it may lead to better judicial decision making in commercial disputes. He did his graduation in economics from St. Stephen’s College, and his LL.B. from Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi.

Abhinav Hansaraman
Research Fellow

Abhinav Hansaraman is Research Fellow. He is an advocate practising at the Supreme Court.  He represents and advises clients on commercial disputes, constitutional law, and criminal matters. He was with Trilegal’s corporate practice before he moved to litigate at VH Law Chambers in Delhi. Abhinav obtained his BA LLB (Honors) from NLU Delhi.

Contacts

TrustBridge Rule of Law Foundation
2nd Floor, Voluntary Health
Association of India(VHAI)
B-40, Qutab Institutional Area
New Delhi – 110016

Email : [email protected]

Registered Office :
TrustBridge Rule of Law Foundation
A-73, 1st Floor
Nizamuddin East
New Delhi – 110013

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