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Siddharth Srivastava

Managing Partner

Siddharth Srivastava is an experienced counsel practicing before the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India, Delhi High Court and National Tribunals. Siddharth specialises in Dispute Resolution and Arbitration. He studied at the prestigious Faculty of Law, Delhi University, prior to completing his LL.M. from Leiden University, Netherlands, specialising in commercial dispute resolution. He was invited to attend the 'Hague Academy of International Law' at the International Court of Justice, being one of the youngest attendees of the Academy. He has been invited as a Research Scholar at International Institute for Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT) in Italy. Siddharth has been mentored by retired appellate court judges including a former Chief Justice of India. 

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Siddharth has handled various institutional and individual cases in various fields of law including corporate law, arbitration, intellectual property, constitutional writs, consumer law, insolvency and labour, among others. He has handled international arbitrations to the tune of $400 million, including challenge and enforcement before courts. He regularly advises clients on dispute resolution, pre-litigation strategies, commercial contracts, intellectual property and regulatory frameworks. 


Siddharth has represented and holds a clientele comprising of Fortune India 500 companies and leading Indian as well as international corporations. He has represented leading players in various industries including film and media, energy, automobile, advertising, sports management, real estate, insurance, banking and e-sports. In addition to his professional endeavours, Siddharth regularly writes for national newspapers and international journals.

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Akriti Kataria

Partner

Akriti Kataria is a counsel specialising in international commercial arbitration and complex commercials disputes globally. She graduated from the prestigious Government Law College, Mumbai followed by Masters in Law from MIDS, Geneva in International Dispute Settlement. She has worked with leading law firms such as White & Case LLP, Geneva and Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas.  ​

 

Akriti has handled several high stake disputes for leading multinational corporations amounting to $500 million. Her range of experience includes advising and representing clients in international arbitrations under various rules like ICC, LCIA, DIAC, SIAC among others, seated in common and civil law jurisdictions. She has also advised extensively on pre-litigation strategic issues in a multitude of commercial disputes as well as on enforcement of arbitral awards/decrees before multiple fora. She has also extensively advised and represented Indian as well as multinational clients on intricate legal issues under the corporate and personal insolvency law regime in India, as well as on debt/security enforcement strategies for such clients.

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Saurav Sharma

Partner

Saurav Sharma is a litigator who has argued matters before various Hon’ble High Courts, District Courts, and Tribunals in India. His specialisation lies in the domain of criminal law ranging from traditional criminal law offences, income tax prosecutions, prosecutions pertaining to Black Money Act, Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, and other matters of like sensitivity.

 

He has been challenged by complex questions of law, and high-profile cases like that of extradition proceedings, has acted as a second chair in prosecution of persons accused of investing in tax havens, matters pertaining to evidence brought in from foreign countries through diplomatic channels in India, challenges against issuance of look-out-circular by prosecution agency, questions of fair disclosure by the prosecution et cetera.

 

Saurav has also been invited by various law colleges as a guest lecturer on topics related to criminal law. He has written multiple publications for leading journals across the world. ​

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LAVINIA FRANCESCONI

Partner

Lavinia Francesconi is a legal counsel specialising in data protection, privacy laws and information technology. She is a certified Data Protection Officer from the European Institute of Public Administration, and she has advised clients in Europe and Asia on privacy issues, data protection, and the right to be forgotten.

 

Lavinia is PhD candidate in International Law at the Faculty of Law of Aix-Marseille University (France). She obtained her law degree from the Law Faculty of Bologna (cum laude), and LL.M. in International Law from Leiden University, Netherlands. She has been invited as a visiting professional to prestigious institutions such as the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (Germany), iCourts - University of Copenhagen (Denmark) and the Organization of American States (United States). She is fluent in Italian, French, English, and Spanish.

Lavinia regularly writes for leading journals, publications and newspapers on data protection laws and privacy. 

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Opal Morales

Partner

Opal is a dual qualified counsel practicing in Spain and in the Netherlands. She specializes in transactional and advisory practice in Corporate, Commerce and Foreign Trade issues. Opal holds three Masters degrees from University Carlos III de Madrid, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain and Leiden University, Netherlands. Opal has a profound knowledge of Spanish and Dutch laws and often advises clients on laws in South American nations as well. 


Opal has advised large corporations and individuals alike in matters pertaining to corporate regulations, governance, mergers and acquisitions, international contracts, foreign trade regulations, investments, and taxation. She has advised small and medium enterprises (SMEs) as well, providing legal advice and consultation regarding the process of internationalization and international contracts. Opal has collaborated with Governments of several nations and international organizations including the European Union, Netherlands, Spain, and Cuba.

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Mohan Chawla

Head - Business Operations 

Mohan has been instrumental in developing and driving the Firm’s vision that is focused on enabling business by providing solutions as trusted advisors, through excellence, responsiveness, innovation and collaboration. He spends his time on guiding the Firm’s strategy and Partners in building strong relationships with clients and each other internally across the Firm.

 

Mohan is responsible for the Firm’s strategic initiatives pertaining to business development, client relationships, sector focus and client communication. Mohan also handles select client relationships directly for all their legal needs and requirements.

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Harpreet Singh Hora

Counsel

Harpreet is a dual qualified lawyer practicing before the courts in India and in Canada,  specialising in Dispute Resolution. An engineer turned lawyer, he graduated from the prestigious Faculty of Law, Delhi University.

 

Harpreet has handled various high profile litigations and disputes in the fields of criminal law, white collar crimes, constitutional writs, election law, service matters, among others. Harpreet crusaded the cause of victims of 1984 Anti-Sikh riots, resulting in conviction of the accused persons. He has represented various political leaders in several cases in Delhi ranging from criminal law, election matters, social causes etc. He has appeared for leading professionals holding white collar positions in multi-national corporations in cases pertaining to white collar crimes and personal laws. 

In addition to his professional commitments, Harpreet provides pro-bono service at the Delhi Legal Services Authority and heads the pro bono initiative at Ninety Three. He regularly provides pro bono services in cases pertaining to custody, domestic violence, dowry prohibition, sexual harassment, public interest litigation etc. Harpreet actively works on Prison Reforms in India and appears on behalf of under-trial prisoners, ensuring their welfare in prisons. Further, he is invited by various government departments to impart training to its officers and other personnel.

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Shivani Bhasin

Counsel

Shivani Bhasin is a counsel practicing before the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India and Delhi High Court. Shivani specialises in civil, employment, labour and  constitutional cases having worked on over one hundred (100) disputes, including several landmark cases such as Food Corporation of India Workers Union vs. Food Corporation of India, Charanpal Singh Bagri vs. University of Delhi and Sanjay vs. State, among others.

 

Shivani has worked on several complex questions of law and assisted the Ld. Courts in developing guidelines and directives for state institutions in reforms of convicts, admission guidelines for University of Delhi, role of counsellors in counselling of child victims, creation of database for district courts to enforce right of bail, among others. She has been mentored by a former judge of the Delhi High Court, having assisted her ladyship in numerous matters of national and legal importance.

 

Prior to her legal practice, Shivani worked as a legal journalist for a leading media house. She is a graduate of the prestigious Faculty of Law, University of Delhi.

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Jyoti Kaushik

Counsel

Jyoti Kaushik is an intellectual property expert dealing with trademarks, patents, copyright, geographical indications and designs. Jyoti has dealt with intellectual property related matters including filings, prosecution, searches, opinions, oppositions, cancellations in India and in jurisdictions outside India. She has actively handled several portfolios of trademarks and copyrights, prosecution before the Registry, including filing and defending Oppositions, filing responses to Examination reports & compliances and filing renewals. Jyoti holds a clientele of leading corporations and start-ups alike, advising them of matters pertaining to intellectual property.

 

Jyoti holds a Masters Degree (LL.M.) from Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur, after graduating from the prestigious Faculty of Law, University of Delhi. Prior to joining our firm, she served as an Assistant Professor of Law at SOA National Institute of Law wherein she taught Trademark and Copyright Law. 

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Abhijat Bhardwaj

Counsel

Abhijat is a litigator who has argued complex matters before various Hon’ble High Courts, District courts and various tribunals all over India. His past affiliations with renowned law firms helped him to acquire his specialisation in many facets of legal profession ranging from traditional criminal law including prosecutions pertaining to black money legislations and Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substance to arduous civil and contract law matters pertaining to complex issues like overseas contractual breach and many more. He is affiliated withmany financial institutions like money lending Co-operative Societies and banks, NGOs, welfare federations, educational institutions among others. 

 

Abhijat has also represented renowned political figures and industrialists in complex matters. He appeared in the dispute between Tata Sons and late Mr. Cyrus Mistry through his affiliation with M/s Mulla & Mulla & Craigie & Caroe.

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Sidak Singh Kalra

Counsel

Sidak S. Kalra is a trial advocate holding great command over criminal procedure. He provides effective legal representation in both trial courts and appellate forums. Sidak holds an Integrated Bachelors Programme in Law and Business Administration from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University in Delhi. He places a strong emphasis on the principles of strict confidentiality, time-bound relief, and comprehensive research as the cornerstones of successful legal representation.

Sidak has a notable track record of collaborating with counsels in various trials. His experience extends to assisting designated senior counsels in providing legal opinions as well as matters before the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi, encompassing issues such as the quashing of prosecutions under Money Laundering laws, challenging arbitrary summoning of cross-border individuals, and Special Leave Petitions before the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India involving issues of release of attached property and bail proceedings under Money Laundering Laws. He possesses extensive knowledge of the operations and procedures of specialized investigative agencies, including the Central Bureau of Investigation, Directorate of Enforcement, Narcotics Control Bureau, Customs (Preventive), and specialized wings of police, such as the Economic Offences Wing, Special Cell, and Crime Branch of Delhi Police.

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Nikita S.

Counsel

Nikita is an experienced legal professional specialising in Banking and Finance law. She has gained diverse expertise in the syndicated/corporate lending sector within financial markets of the European Union, APAC and USA. Nikita graduated from the University of Amsterdam, and obtained her Master of Laws (LL.M.) from Leiden University, the Netherlands, specialising in International Law. 

Nikita handles a large portfolio of clients, focusing on the negotiation and review of loan documentation (and supplemental agreements), as well as following the lifecycle of the transaction and its mechanics. She has provided counsel on transactions worth up to €1 billion. She offers an expansive breadth of insight, helping clients structure and document transactions that facilitate providing financing to industries such as shipping, aviation and real estate. Nikita has also spearheaded developments related to the imminent transition away from LIBOR, facilitating the decisions to be made on necessary amendments to the loan documentation by engaging with borrowers and lenders on the same. 

In parallel to her professional undertakings, Nikita has written for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) secretariat (UN Climate Change) on the interplay between climate change and impact on indigenous peoples. She is also passionate about non-profit work, and is affiliated with an NGO in The Hague, Netherlands, which strives to strengthen the maintenance of basic human rights in post-conflict situations on the African continent.

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