Senior Corporate Lawyer & M&A Partner at J. Sagar Associates, Mumbai a leading Indian law firm, he brings with him a wealth of expertise in niche in the arena of Mergers & Acquisitions, Foreign Direct Investments, Joint Ventures & Foreign Collaborations. A widely acclaimed foreign investment expert, he’s advised the best of Indian corporate houses and MNCs on intricate matters across verticals of Education, Entertainment, Pharma, IT, FMCG, Engineering, Automobiles and Cement. He’s been recognized by the coveted Asia Pacific Legal 500 and has won accolades from the Chambers & Partner, London for his pioneering consulting work in M & A, FDI, private equity and partnership contracts.
Mr. Potdar is also the founder director of Maxplore School of Business wherein he sets up Entrepreneurship Clubs in Schools for Students of 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th. Recently they collaborated with E-Cell of IIT Bombay and conducted a Business Model Competition for Schools in Mumbai. With the advent of Globalisation and Information Technology, the World is at the cusp of Fourth Industrial Revolution that may dramatically reduce existing jobs. And in order to deal with this dynamically changing business models he believes that we need to engage our next generation with ability to be creative and think differently. Mr. Potdar has been teaching entrepreneurship Schools and College levels with program titled ‘3i – introspect, ideate and implement’. Later he designed program for students to think and act like an entrepreneur that involves creative and lateral thinking, identify day-to-day problems and proactively try to solve them.
Mr. Potdar currently he is part of the Entrepreneurship & Startup Sub-committee of CII-Western Region. He is the Founder Trustee of Maxell Foundation set up to confer Maharashtra Corporate Excellence Awards to inspire next generation entrepreneurs in Maharashtra. He is a self-taught Artist who recently had exhibited his abstract paintings at the prestigious Jehangir Arts Gallery, Mumbai. He also serves as the Chairman Gandhi Films Foundation, Mani Bhuvan set up by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru after the death of Mahatma Gandhi.
He has authored several papers & articles on complex issues on Corporate Laws and a book titled ‘Pragaticha Express way’ on Entrepreneurship. Currently, he writes a column on Startup in Maharashtra Times. A revered speaker at several thought leadership conferences and seminars organized by leading industry institutions and chambers, he is also a self-motivated social author-activist who regularly steers public attention to the larger cause of nation building across academic, social and cultural forums.