Sumit Agrawal founded Regstreet Law Advisors after his experience of almost a decade at SEBI. Sumit is one of the most respected practitioners in the financial regulatory space. He advises corporates, commodity and stock exchanges, intermediaries as well as their promoters, key management and investors, on various issues. He has extensively handled matters related to SEBI, Stock Exchanges, IRDAI (insurance regulator) and their appellate body, the Securities Appellate Tribunal (SAT).
Sumit also advises clients on regulatory requirements for obtaining registrations and recognition of products with regulators such as SEBI, RBI, IRDAI, PFRDA and IBBI.
At SEBI, Sumit worked with various verticals viz. Integrated Surveillance, Legal Affairs and Regulatory Policy, Commodities Derivatives, Enforcement and Litigation. He was part of Chief Justice N. K. Sodhi Committee to formulate Insider Trading regulations and assisted in investigating the IPO Scam (Roopalben Panchal Scam) and SATYAM Scam. He also played a key role in formulating norms for tackling frauds and unfair trade practices, registration of intermediaries, disclosures in public issues, framework for rejection of offer documents, merger of erstwhile Forward Markets Commission (FMC) with SEBI and defended SEBI’s power to seek telephone call records.
Sumit had also assisted SEBI, MCA and Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India, in bringing parliamentary amendments to securities laws, in addition to handling inter-regulatory issues or coordinating with foreign regulators.
As a legal and regulatory expert, Sumit is often quoted in print, electronic and digital media. He is a visiting faculty at various institutions, including at National Institute of Securities Markets (NISM), Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) and various National Law Universities. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of Government Law College, Mumbai for its Post Graduate Securities Law Course.