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Kaden Boriss exemplifies the abiding commitment to drive innovation in the legal and business strategy space, combining new concepts and technologies. This philosophy forms the corner stone of the Kaden Boriss story, which began in 2003.

As Founder & Chairman, Hemant K. Batra who has over two and a half decades of experience as an international corporate & commercial lawyer and business strategist, steers a leadership team of Partners who manage operations for Kaden Boriss offices around the globe.

He is the elected Vice President of SAARCLAW (South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation in Law), a regional apex body of SAARC, an inter-governmental body of 8 nations. An acclaimed author, Hemant is associated with various projects of UN, UNDP, UNAIDS UN-ESCAP and ADB. He is also Chair of the South Asia Committee of the Indian National Bar Association. He has been a Mentor at the Indian School of Business, FORE School and SOIL, Hemant is a visiting guest speaker at various international universities apart from being on the Board of several prestigious institutions.

2003

The Genesis

Kaden Boriss is the outcome of an innovative thought process to establish a law firm and a global network of legal and business strategist firms across different continents. The concept and brand get founded on 26th September 2003 in New York by international business lawyer Hemant K. Batra and his spouse and international financial lawyer, Preeti W. Batra. Kaden Boriss is a amalgamation of two terminologies - `Kaden' and `Boriss'. The ethnic origin of these expressions can predominantly be traced in the Swedish Germanic and Slavic languages and partially in the classical Arabic language. Kaden means `companion' and Boriss means `warrior'. Kaden Boriss strives to be a companion to clients with a warrior like instinct. Hemant is the registered owner of the IPR in the Kaden Boriss brand.

2004

Expanding the footprint

Kaden Boriss establishes HQ in Gurgaon (now Gurugram), a vibrant corporate suburb of Delhi, with subsequent expansion of footprint into UK, USA and Singapore. Undertakes legal assignments for AMEX, Godfrey Phillips (JV of Philip Morris), Maruti Suzuki (JV of Suzuki), PULSAR, SAK, Proagro, Aventis, AgrEvo, Nunhems, Brown, and many more. Merger ofKDB Legal Corp, Columbus & Cook Legal Consulting, and JM Legal Services with Kaden Boriss. Founder Hemant K. Batra was elected as the Secretary General of SAARCLAW, a regional apex body of SAARC comprising chief justices, judges and legal luminaries from eight South Asian countries.

2005

aknoi™ toolkit developed

Kaden Boriss develops aknoi™ - a legal compliance diagnostic toolkit to help public and private sector companies to comply with various statutory and regulatory obligations. Kaden Boriss earns the distinction of being the first legal firm to be engaged by both public and private sector undertakings, within and outside India, to render legal audit services. Trade Mark of Kaden Boriss is applied under various classes including legal consulting, with the Registrar of Trade Marks, Government of India.

2006

CSR & Collaborations

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Division gets established. Kaden Boriss conducts numerous workshops, roundtables and seminars on diverse socio-legal and community issues in collaboration with leading international development institutions such as The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, SAARCLAW and others. Collaborates with Metropolitan London Police - New Scotland Yard to conduct a seminar 'International Crime: Its Diverse Impact on the Development of Asian Countries' to address issues related to money laundering and financial crimes. Founder Hemant K. Batra was elected as the Vice President of SAARCLAW, a regional apex body of SAARC comprising chief justices, judges and legal luminaries from eight South Asian countries.

2007

Consolidation of UK presence

Kaden Boriss (UK) Ltd. gets incorporated on 4th June 2007. Collaborates with the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) to organize the International Infrastructure and Construction Law Arbitration Moot Competition (IICLAM). Kaden Boriss engaged by well-known multi-national corporations and banks, including Western Union and BHF to undertake legal due-diligence and diverse consulting assignments - including legal research projects related to privatization, public health, tobacco, media, entertainment, import-export regime, financial intelligence, cross-border investment, public infrastructure, corporate governance and FCPA. Registrar of Trade Marks, Government of India grants registration of brand ownership of Kaden Boriss to founder Hemant K. Batra with effect from 2004 under various classes.

2008

Entry into The Legal 500

Kaden Boriss co-sponsors the prestigious National Conference of the Bar Presidents in Chicago. Kaden Boriss executes various legal assignments related to cross-border acquisitions in USA, UAE, UK, Kuwait, Russia, Thailand, Hong Kong, and Philippines. Kaden Boriss ranked as one of the leading law firms by The Legal 500. For more than two decades, The Legal 500 has been analysing the capabilities of law firms across the world, in over 100 jurisdictions, with a comprehensive research programme to bring the most up-to-date vision of the global legal market. Kaden Boriss hosts Professors and Law Students from Benjamin N. Cardozo Law School, New York.

2009

Foray into cross-border legal advisory services

National Law University of Delhi signs an MoU with Kaden Boriss to organize Moot Competitions for law students from all over Asia. Kaden Boriss ventures into cross-border legal advisory services. Kaden Boriss is engaged by two high net worth Arab families of Kuwait for acquisitions worth US$ 150 million in Davao City, Philippines. Kaden Boriss also represents foreign clients for acquisitions in South Korea, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, UAE, Russia, Holland and England. Kaden Boriss ranked again as one of the leading law firms by The Legal 500. Enters a strategic alliance with KHCS, a corporate management & secretarial company in UK.

2010

IFLR Ranking

Kaden Boriss and its founder Hemant K. Batra is ranked by Euromoney's International Financial Law Review (IFLR), the market-leading financial law publication for lawyers in financial institutions, corporates and private practice. IFLR was first published in 1982.

2011

Sydney-based LBR Legal joins Kaden Boriss

LBR Legal, a Sydney based law firm joins the Kaden Boriss global network and is granted permission to change its name to Kaden Boriss as a permitted user of the Kaden Boriss brand. One of the leading County Cricket Clubs in the UK engages Kaden Boriss for divestment. Kaden Boriss assists in the publication of a report comprising of different SAARC Nations and the status of their commerce and industry. Kaden Boriss ranked again as one of the leading law firms by The Legal 500. Kesar Dass B. & Associates (KDB) merges its corporate/commercial (non-litigation) practice with Kaden Boriss, with effect from 15th November 2011. Founder Hemant K. Batra was re-elected as the Secretary General of SAARCLAW, a regional apex body of SAARC comprising chief justices, judges and legal luminaries from eight South Asian countries. He is also appointed as the Regional Observer to the Global Commission of UN on HIV & Law.

2012

Best law firm in 'Insolvency & Restructuring'

Kaden Boriss adjudged the best law firm in 'Insolvency & Restructuring' law practise by the Indian Business Law Journal, leaders in legal intelligence. Sumant Batra joins Kaden Boriss in an advisory capacity. Sumant is senior consultant to the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank Group, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) as well as the Asian Development Bank for Asia. He was President of INSOL International (INSOL). Founder Hemant K. Batra is appointed member to the Leadership Committee of UN's ICAAP11.

2013

Brisbane-based MVM Legal joins Kaden Boriss

MVM Legal led by acclaimed lawyer Partners Jamie McPherson and Damien van Brunschot, a Brisbane based law firm joins the Kaden Boriss global network and is granted permission to change its name to Kaden Boriss as a permitted user of the Kaden Boriss brand.

2014

Consolidation of Dubai presence

Kaden Boriss India office Partner Sunil R Ambalavelil is promoted to set-up Kaden Boriss Legal Consultants in Dubai as its Managing Partner. Kaden Boriss signs partnership with MORS Group of Kuala Lumpur for ACES Awards, a well acclaimed initiative knows as Asia Corporate Excellence & Sustainability Awards.

2015

Consulting for UNDP & ADB projects

Kaden Boriss is ranked again as one of the leading law firms by The Legal 500. Kaden Boriss lawyers appointed consultants by UNDP and ADB for rendering legal consulting on specific projects. Several eminent people join the Advisory Board of Kaden Boriss.

2016

The journey of excellence continues…

Kaden Boriss ranked again as one of the leading law firms by The Legal500. Founder Hemant K. Batra was re-elected as the Vice President of SAARCLAW, a regional apex body of SAARC comprising chief justices, judges and legal luminaries from eight South Asian countries. Kaden Boriss associates with a unique global initiative called Sound Leadership.

2017

Winner in the category of Corporate law firm of the year

Kaden Boriss is declared the winner in the category - Corporate Law Firm of the Year in India by Global Law Experts. During the recommendations stage GLE received over 150000 responses from business directors, in-house legal counsel, independent law firms, high net-worth individuals, bar associations, visitors to the GLE website and LinkedIn users. Founder Hemant Batra is declared winner in the category - Expert Joint Venture Lawyer of the Year.

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