Kabir is a partner with the international trade & regulatory affairs practice at Khaitan & Co and has 15 years of experience. He specialises in aerospace and defence manufacturing as industry verticals. He has represented and advised several European and American aerospace companies on regulatory and commercial issues in defence procurements in bid participation, offset management, industrial cooperation programmes and export control. He also frequently works with clients to devise and implement market entry strategies and policy initiatives.
His recent projects include advising and handholding a UAV manufacturer in establishing operations in India, advising a deep-sea rescue vessel manufacturer in structuring its offset obligations in pursuance of a successful bid, representing an aircraft engine manufacturer to obtain exemption from ownership restrictions under the foreign investment norms and advising a satellite manufacturer on a co-development agreement with the Indian Space Research Organization.