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Our Team

Founding Partner

 Mr. P. S. Dasgupta

With years of experience, he is known for his excellent counselling and is regularly consulted on strategic corporate and commercial issues and particularly on entry strategies, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, shareholder disputes. Specialist in structuring and negotiation of joint ventures and foreign collaborations and devising entry strategies, he counsels on Corporate Laws, Foreign Exchange, Antitrust and Mercantile Laws, Project Contracts, Construction Contracts including Telecom and other Infrastructure Projects and Financing Contracts, Specialized Corporate Litigation, Mergers and Acquisitions and International Arbitrations. He serves as director on the board of various national and multinational clients doing business in India.

Senior Partner

 Mr. Sanjeev Saraswat

B.Sc. (Hons) Maths, Delhi University, LL.B. Delhi University. Admitted to the Bar in 1992. He brings with him significant experience in commercial and corporate litigation and regularly represents clients before various Courts and Tribunals. His niche area of practice includes settlement of disputes through arbitration and conciliation. Over the years, he has successfully assisted various clients in arbitration proceedings in India and other jurisdictions as well. He regularly advices clients on issues pertaining to real estate, venture capital and banking laws. He is an astute professional who brings in a “solution approach” to any dispute and specializes in strategizing the matter and achieving effective and time bound results.

He has extensive experience in handling commercial, corporate and commercial litigation, including prosecution related to economic offences, winding-up matters, matters under Negotiable Instruments Act, Sick Industrial Companies Act, IBC and appears before various courts and tribunals, including Delhi High Court, Debt Recovery Tribunal (previously also before the BIFR and AAIFR). He has acquired niche knowledge in handling commercial arbitrations in India and overseas and also provides strategic guidance in handling disputes, statutory claims. He Regularly advises clients on diverse issues / claims arising under various indirect Tax Legislations.

Senior Partner, Advocate on Record

 Ms. Mukti Chaudhary

Ms. Mukti Chaudhry has been practicing as a Litigation Counsel with 30 years having trial & appellate experience in civil cases with specialization in Corporate Commercial Litigation. She has advised corporates and high net worth individuals.

She acts as NDLO’s advocate on record in Supreme Court. She specializes in civil and corporate litigation. She has considerable experience and expertise in counseling and representing client’s interest before the judicial fora. She has handled various high profile constitutional maters and has rich litigation experience before the Supreme Court and High Court

Handled cases for various corporate houses & companies before The Hon'ble Supreme Court, High Courts, Trial Courts & Tribunals. Her experience has given her specialities in strategy formulation, advice/opinion & litigation in Civil and Corporate Commercial Law.

Senior Of-Counsel

 Mr. Arijit Maitra

Mr. Arijit received his degree for LLM Commercial Laws, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom, in 1999; LLB Government Law College, Bombay University, 1995; BA (Hons) English Literature, 1992. Enrolment at the BAR: January 1996. He has a 24 year long and wide ranging experience in the entire gamut of power sector, involving the entire value chain of transmission, generation, distribution, and trading as well as on all aspects of litigation, regulation, Judicial and Quasi- Judicial decision making and investment.

He was the lead consultant for the Ministry of Power/Forum of Regulators to draft the “Model State Electricity Distribution Electricity, 2013” rechristened as Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojna (Uday) for the financial bailout of the Distribution Utilities. For the Shakti Foundation, he has rendered a structural opinion on the legality of ‘Electric Vehicles and Impact on the Grid’.

In the public sector, Arijit has acted as the Principal Legal Advisor of the Regulators, such as the CERC, MERC and is the standing counsel for the BERC. He has advised State Electricity Regulatory Commissions of many States.

In the Private Sector, Arijit advises the Reliance owned BSES Discom on legal issues arising out of ARR and Tariff Fixation as well as diverse contractual aspects. He is also actively involved in helping BSES in its various Petitions and Appeals before the Supreme Court, Appellate Tribunal, High Court, DERC. He is also advising India Power Corporation, which is the 100 year old distribution utility in the country, in legal and regulatory matters.

Senior Of-Counsel

 Mr. Pavan Narag

Mr. Narang has been practicing as a Litigation Counsel with 29 years having trial & appellate experience in criminal cases with specialization in economic offences. He has advised corporates and high net worth individuals.

Mr. Narang’s experience has given him specialities in strategy formulation, advice/opinion & litigation in Criminal Law, mainly into Economic Offences, Corporate Frauds, CBI cases, Special Acts related to economic frauds e.g. PMLA, Securities, Benami Properties, Income Tax/Companies Act/ SFIO prosecutions, FEMA, FCRA, Criminal Writs (Habeas Corpus), Extradition Law, Civil Writs against Statutory Authorities, Defamation, Sedition & Secrecy Laws.

Mr. Narang’s past positions and experiences include being the Counsel in Jain Hawala Case (CBI & FERA cases), Securities Scam, Urea Scam, Mesco Group CBI cases, Bofors, Pt. Sukh Ram, Dilip Singh Judeo Tape/Sting Case, IL&FS, Coal Block Cases (CBI & PMLA), Aircel-Maxis Matter, Defamation & Obscenity cases for Print Media Houses. Further, he has held the positions of Senior Panel Counsel for Union of India for Delhi High Court (2009-2014), Additional Public Prosecutor, Delhi Govt for Delhi High Court, Special Prosecutor, CBI for Trial Courts, Delhi.

Handling cases for various corporate houses & companies before The Hon'ble Supreme Court, High Courts, Trial Courts & Tribunals, he has represented the Jain Brothers (Jain Hawala), Grindlays Bank (Securities Scam), Mesco Group, Pt. Sukh Ram, Kamal Sponge (Coal Block), Lt Gen Nirmal Puri (Official Secrets Act), Sh. Prem Chand Gupta (Lalu Yadav- IRCTC Fraud), Mr. O.P. Saigal (Consolidated Medicare) (RML Medical Equipment Procurement), Louis Dreyfus Commodities India Ltd, Sandeep Jhunjhunwala (REI Agro Ltd), K.S. Dhingra (Berger Paints), Prakash Chand Yadav (Urea Scam), Astro Asia Ltd (Aircel Maxis 2G Case), Louis Dreyfus Commodities (India & Singapore), Varrasana Steels Ltd, Classic Coal Ltd, Sh. Raj Kumar Jain (Priyanka Overseas Ltd), Continental Constructions Ltd, IndusInd Bank, Sunair Hotel litigation, Gurgaon Metro (IL&FS) etc, Bennett Coleman Group (News Print, Digital & Electronic Media).

Senior Of-Counsel

 Mr. Saurabh Anand Prakash

Mr. Prakash went to school in Delhi and completed his B. Tech from IIT. Subsequently, for 2 years he worked as a software engineer with Tata Burroughs Ltd. during which he worked on projects for The World Bank in Washington D.C. (1982-83) and for the Yale Corporation, NJ (1984). His knowledge of engineering helps in clients being able to easily communicate complex technical matters and for him to explain them to judges and arbitrators.

Mr. Prakash is a fourth-generation lawyer and completed his law degree from Campus Law Centre, Delhi University. His practice encompasses a wide array of litigation and advisory matters. He interned with his father Late Dr. Anand Prakash who was a very prominent lawyer in his lifetime in the field of labour and service laws and Saurabh has furthered his specialisation in the same field. His career spans over 3 decades and he has considerable trial court experience, but now he focuses on appellate side work and appears before the Supreme Court and several High Courts as well as the NCDRC and the NGT. He also has considerable experience in arbitration and has also acted as an arbitrator in several matters.

Having spent a lifetime practicing labour and service laws (including negotiating with union leaders and even with teachers), Mr. Prakash is a very pragmatic lawyer who makes it his aim to find solutions for his clients.

Of Counsel

 Mr. T. V. Subramanyam

Having worked in senior executive positions in several major public sector undertakings, he brings in decades of valuable insight and experience acquired through handling complex legal, strategic and operational issues. He specializes in joint ventures and foreign collaborations, infrastructure projects, foreign exchange, antitrust and mercantile laws. He regularly renders advisory services with respect to corporate governance requirements, statutory compliances, and provide guidance in conducting diligence audits.

Of Counsel

 Mr. Naresh Bansal

Generally participates in advisory services with the firm on corporate compliances and secretarial practices. Has been involved with the companies from the very inception such as name search and all compliances with the office of the Registrar of Companies at Delhi. He is enrolled with Bar Council of Delhi and is regularly involved with the firm in matters relating to due diligence audits of companies for acquisition of assets, corporate compliances etc. Has also been involved in voluntary liquidation of company procedure and matters connected therewith.

Partner

 Mr. Rakesh Khanna

Bachelor of Commerce (1978), L.L.B. (1981)

Practiced at the High Court of Punjab & Haryana at Chandigarh on Constitutional and Civil jurisdiction (1982 – 1990). Started practicing at High Court of Delhi and Supreme Court of India, various Tribunals including the Company Law Board, National Company Law Tribunal, CESTAT, PF Appellate Tribunal, Debt Recovery Tribunal, BIFR, AAIFR, Consumer Forums, etc. in areas of civil, constitutional, commercial and corporate laws.

In the past over 35 years, represented high net worth individuals, private companies, multinational companies, banks and other financial institutions, non-profit organizations and governmental entities, in matters relating to land acquisitions, Civil and Commercial Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Arbitration, Competition Law, Business and Commercial Laws; Corporate Laws, Merger acquisition takeovers and corporate restructuring; Infrastructure Laws; Real Estate Laws; Intellectual Property laws; Trademarks and Copyrights; Constitutional matters.

Appointed as Additional Advocate General for the State of Punjab at the Supreme Court of India (2010 – 2017)

Has several reported judgments and have laid down new principles of law, involved in the first landmark case under Competition Law which resulted in huge penalties against one of the largest real estate giants of the country.

He believes in solution-oriented approach with an endeavour to yield positive results.

Partner

 Mr. Nitin Gupta

He has over 13 years of experience in corporate and commercial litigation, and arbitration across Indian jurisdiction. His experience includes matters pertaining to mercantile laws, corporate laws, PE Funds, corporate governance, real estate and infrastructure sector, regulatory matters, competition law, and the like. He believes in solution oriented approach yielding positive results.

Partner

 Mr. Joydeep Nath

With over 10 years of experience, he has carved out a niche in the laws relating to venture capital funds, corporate laws, labour laws and intellectual property laws. He regularly advises domestic and foreign clients on corporate transactions, commercial contracts, setting up of business ventures and compliances in relation thereto. As part of his corporate commercial and mergers & acquisition practice, Joydeep has been exposed to major hostile corporate situations and has effectively contributed to strategizing and resolution of such matters. Further, he has also developed substantial experience in coordinating legal actions on behalf of clients across multiple jurisdictions such as Sri Lanka, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Mauritius, amongst others.

Partner

 Mr. Vivek Kapoor

Vivek has an overall experience of 20 years with around 8 years of experience in legal and 12 years of experience in banking and financial activities. He has wide ranging experience in domestic as well as cross border transactions including mergers and acquisitions and ventures, corporate restructurings, foreign direct investment, overseas investment and private equity, and has advised corporate and financial institutions on numerous transactions. Described by clients as “technically excellent, service and results oriented, calm and determined in negotiations”, and has “very commercial and pragmatic approach”.