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JUDICIARY

JUSTICE VIKRAMAJIT SEN

Justice Vikramajit Sen is a Former Judge of the Supreme Court of India. He was previously the Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court, Judge of the Delhi High Court, the first Chairperson of the Delhi High Court Arbitration Centre and the first Chairperson of the Arbitration Centre - Karnataka, India. At present, he is the Chairperson (Public Interest Director) of the Bombay Stock Exchange and Chairperson of the Digital Media Content Regulation Council (DMCRC) for the term beginning from June, 2021. He is also acting as the Arbitral Tribunal in several domestic and international arbitrations in India, Singapore and London. He was previously Chairperson of the Broadcasting Content Complaints Council (BCCC), appointed as the Administrator of the Delhi District Cricket Association by the Delhi High Court and appointed by the Government of Karnataka as the Chairman of the Draft Amendment Committee for Karnataka Private Medical Establishments Act, 2007. With a special interest in minority rights, he was a core member of the Inter Denomination Committee for recommendations for Amendments to the Personal Laws relating to Christians in India, and is on the board of many prominent Christian institutions in India.

SENIOR ADVOCATES

REBECCA MAMMEN JOHN

Rebecca Mammen John was designated as a Senior Advocate in 2013 by the Delhi High Court and is one of the most esteemed criminal lawyers in the country. She has appeared in several prominent cases throughout her career and has represented the Talwars in the Aarushi-Hemraj murder case, the cricketer S. Sreesanth in the IPL spot-fixing case, MP K Kanimozhi in the cases relating to the 2G telecom spectrum scam. She has also represented the victims of the Hashimpura Massacre, the arrested workers of Maruti Udyog, the accused in the Batla House encounter and more. More recently, she represented the journalist Priya Ramani in a landmark #MeToo case.

NITYA RAMAKRISHNAN

Nitya Ramakrishnan is a senior lawyer practising in New Delhi. She argues before the Supreme Court, Delhi High Court, and various criminal courts in Delhi. She is an ardent defendant of civil liberties and has many terror trial defences to her credit, notably the Indian Parliament Attack Case and the Haren Pandya Murder Case. Also reputed for her media-related cases, Ms. Ramakrishnan has successfully challenged the censorship imposed on many political documentaries. She has a vibrant civil litigation practice, arguing in arbitrations and other commercial disputes.

SANJAY HEGDE

Sanjay Hegde is a senior advocate at the Supreme Court of India. He has been in practice for more than three decades. He was on the Union of India’s arguing panel before the Supreme Court from 1996 to 2004, and also worked for a decade as the standing Counsel for the State of Karnataka, before focusing on his own private practice. After being designated as a Senior Advocate, he has appeared in several important matters in the Supreme Court. The Courts had also appointed him as an amicus curiae in the Nirabhaya case and as an interlocutor with the protestors at Shaheen Bagh. Hegde has frequently engaged in legal journalism including appearing on television panels and writing as an editorial columnist for newspapers like the Hindu , Indian Express and India Today.

MIHIR DESAI

Mihir Desai is a human rights lawyer, practicing as senior counsel in the High Court of Bombay and in the Supreme Court of India. He is the co-founder of Indian People's Tribunal and People's Law Network. He was the former Director of India Centre for Human Rights and Law and was the co-founder of the magazine, Combat Law. He has handled cases on fake encounters, riots, custodial deaths and state violence.

JP KHAITAN

Jayanti Prasad Khaitan is a Senior Advocate practicing in the Calcutta High Court. He is vastly experienced in the law of taxation, especially income tax. He has represented many major clients before the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal, the Calcutta High Court, and the Supreme Court. He has also taught as an adjunct professor at IIT Kharagpur. For this internship, a preference will be given to students who have completed a paper in tax law.

CHANDER UDAY SINGH

Chander Uday Singh is a Senior Advocate at the Supreme Court of India. In his illustrious career, he has appeared before the Supreme Court in the Navtej Singh Johar case, as well as the Krishna Kumar Singh case, that held the repeated promulgation of ordinances as unconstitutional. He is also the Counsel for organisations such as Lawyers Collective and Citizens of Justice and Peace (CJP). He was previously a member of the Bombay Bar Association and practised in the Bombay High Court for many years. Before turning to law, Mr. Singh was a journalist with the India Today Group.

SOUMENDRA NATH MOOKHERJEE

S.N. Mookherjee is a Senior Advocate who practices before the Supreme Court, various High Courts, SEBI, the NCLT and the NCLAT. He specialises in commercial litigation. He studied at St Xavier’s Collegiate School, Calcutta and at Doon School; graduated with first class Honours in Economics from Presidency College, Calcutta. After his Law Tripos from Churchill College, University of Cambridge, he was called to the Bar by the Hon'ble Society of Lincoln's Inn in July 1985. He was designated as Senior Advocate in 2004.

ADVOCATES

VRINDA GROVER

Vrinda Grover is a lawyer, researcher and human rights activist based in New Delhi, India. She obtained her law degree from Delhi University and her Masters in Law from New York University.

As a lawyer she has appeared in landmark cases representing victims and survivors of sexual assault and sexual harassment, communal conflict, extra judicial executions, enforced disappearances, custodial torture, and targeted human rights defenders. She has contributed to the drafting of laws to protect women and children from domestic violence and sexual violence. More recently, she argued on behalf of the petitioner in Anuradha Bhasin vs Union of India, against the internet shutdowns in Kashmir.

She has contributed to the drafting of laws in the country including, the 2013 Criminal Law Amendment to the law against sexual assault; The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012; the Prevention of Torture Bill, 2010; a law for protection from Communal and Targeted Violence.

VIKRAM HEGDE

Vikram Hegde is a lawyer practicing in Delhi. He graduated from National Law School of India University, Bengaluru in 2010 and is an Advocate on Record in the Supreme Court. He handles a wide range of cases including constitutional, corporate-commercial, civil and criminal matters. He also regularly writes articles in various media outlets.

RATNA APPNENDER

Ratna Appnender is a graduate of NLS, Bangalore. She litigates primarily in trial courts in Delhi and also practices in the appellate courts. She has over 8 years of experience in the field of criminal law, human rights and gender justice. She has worked with legal teams to represent victims of sexual violence, gender-based crimes and human rights violations by the State. Her areas of work include legal research and writing on these issues. She also provides guidance on the law and best practices on redressal mechanisms and evolving jurisprudence in relation to sexual harassment of women at the workplace.

NINAD LAUD

Mr. Ninad Laud is a Counsel practicing at the Supreme Court of India. He read law at the V.M. Salgaocar College of Law in Goa. He was admitted to the bar in 2006 and read in the Chambers of Senior Counsel Mukul Rohatgi, (former Attorney General for India) for over 7 years, before starting his independent practice in 2014. Mr. Laud’s primary practice is at the Supreme Court, but he also regularly appears at the National Green Tribunal, National Company Law Appellate Tribunal and the PMLA Appellate Tribunal. His core areas of practice are constitutional law, mining, environment, insolvency and white-collar crime. He has been involved in prominent constitutional cases including the Shreya Singhal PIL challenging Sec. 66A of the Information Technology Act, the challenge to the NJAC, as well as the cases arising from the Enrica Lexie incident which led to a reference to the Permanent Court of Arbitration for a dispute between the Republic of Italy and India, under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. The work at his Chambers offers significant exposure to constitutional and commercial litigation at the Supreme Court.

ANUPAM SRIVASTAVA

Anupam Srivastava, an alumnus of Campus Law Centre, Delhi University, is the Managing Partner of TCL, and has been in practice since the year 1991. He is a civil lawyer with expertise in the laws relating to property, commercial transactions, personal laws and defamation. His area of practice has largely been Courts in Delhi, wherein several of his judgements have been reported. He is currently holding the office of Additional Standing Counsel for the Government of NCT of Delhi. On the corporate side, he advises clients on real estate transactions in setting up power plants and creation of equitable security.

Besides being a keen litigator, he has an academic side as well and has authored/edited the following books: Mulla’s Code of Civil Procedure 16th edition (2002); Legal Ways of Money Recovery - A Handbook (2004); A Handbook on Real Estate Investment - A legal perspective (2007, 2011); Code of Civil Procedure 1908 (2010); Guide to Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013 (2014). These books have been published by reputed law publishers, Lexis Nexis, Manupatra and Wolters Kluwer.

ANUBHA RASTOGI

Anubha Rastogi is a litigating lawyer for the past 18 years. Originally from Mumbai, she studied law from Law Centre 1, Faculty of Law, DU and started her practice with The Chambers of Law under Adv. Anupam Srivastava. She then worked with the Women's Justice Initiative of the HRLN. She has also worked closely with a global software company to ensure that the workplace was free from sexual harassment and discrimination. Further, Ms. Rastogi has worked with the Centre for Equity Studies and was part of a legal audit done of the state response in 7 specific post-partition communal massacres in India. She has also led the team representing the Dalit community in the Mirchpur Trial. She is actively involved in issues of sexual and reproductive health and rights and has authored 'Assessing the Judiciary's role in access to abortion in India part I and II'. She is currently based in Mumbai and is also a Special Prosecutor for SEBI.

GAUTAM NARAYAN

Gautam Narayan has been practicing in Delhi since 2001. He is an alumnus of the Faculty of Law, University of Delhi and an Advocate of Record in the Supreme Court. In 2015, he was appointed as an Additional Standing Counsel for the Government of NCT of Delhi before the Delhi High Court. In 2020, he was also appointed as a Standing Counsel for the State of Chhattisgarh before the Supreme Court and as Special Public Prosecutor for the National Investigation Agency. He is the Standing Counsel of the Delhi High Court in the Supreme Court and the High Court and appears for the Madras High Court before the Supreme Court. Mr. Narayan has been on the legal aid panel of the Supreme Court since 2010 and has also been appointed as amicus curiae by the High Court of Delhi in several cases. His core area of practice is civil litigation and a mixed bag of public law and commercial cases.

SUHRITH PARTHASARATHY

Suhrith Parthasarathy is an advocate practicing at the Madras High Court. He is a graduate in law from the National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata, and in journalism from Columbia University, New York. Suhrith’s practice is primarily focused on public law, taxation, and civil litigation. He is also a regular contributor to the op-ed pages of The Hindu newspaper.

VRINDA BHANDARI

Vrinda Bhandari is a Delhi-based lawyer who practices before the trial courts, Delhi High Court, and the Supreme Court. She is a graduate from NLS Bangalore, and has a double Masters in Law (BCL) and a Masters in Public Policy (MPP) at the University of Oxford, U.K. Vrinda's practice is primarily focused on public law and civil litigation. She also serves as the Of-Counsel to the Internet Freedom Foundation on digital rights litigation, and has an independent advisory, research, and policy practice on digital rights, privacy, and technology issues.

VISHWAJITH SADANANDA

Vishwajith Sadananda is a Bengaluru-based lawyer who practices before tribunals, trial courts as well as the Karnataka High Court. He is an alumnus of NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad and the University of Michigan Law School, USA. Vishwajith’s practice is primarily focused on public law, civil and commercial litigation.

NANDITA RAO

Nandita Rao completed her LL.B. from Symbiosis Societies Law College ( Pune University) & LLM from SOAS London Univeristy. She has been practicing on both the criminal and civil side at the Delhi High Court and Trial Courts. She has been the Additional Standing Counsel (Criminal), Govt of NCT, Delhi since 2015 and has served on the DHLS authority from 2010 to 2015. She has a strong commitment to legal aid and law as an instrument to social engineering and empowerment.

THULASI K. RAJ

Thulasi K. Raj is a lawyer at the Supreme Court of India and Kerala High Court. She practises in constitutional and administrative law, with a special focus on fundamental rights. She appeared (jointly) for the petitioner in Joseph Shine v. Union of India before the Supreme Court in which the court held criminalising adultery to be unconstitutional.

She is also an Equality Fellow at the Centre for Law & Policy Research, Bangalore. She completed a Masters in Law from University College London. Earlier, she was a Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Law and Philosophy, Rutgers University (2020) and an Equality Fellow at Melbourne Law School (2019). She frequently writes newspaper articles on relevant socio-legal issues.

WARISHA FARASAT

Warisha Farasat is a Delhi based lawyer who practices at the trial and appellate courts. Her areas of focus include Constitutional Law, Criminal and Civil Litigation. She is an alumnus of the National Law School, Bangalore and Columbia University, New York. Along with Pritha Jha, she has co-authored the book "Splintered Justice: Living the Horror of Mass Communal Violence in Bhagalpur and Gujaraat"

SRISHTI AGNIHOTRI

Srishti Agnihotri is an Advocate-on-Record at the Supreme Court of India. Her primary areas of practice include environmental law, constitutional and human rights law. She is also involved in research and advocacy on women's rights and child rights. She completed her Masters in International Human Rights Law from the University of Notre Dame, USA.

PRATIK BOMBARDE

Pratik Bombarde is an Advocate-on-Record at the Supreme Court of India. He has been in practice for more than a decade. Pratik pursued his L.L.M. from Indian Law Institute, New Delhi.

NIHALSING RATHOD

Nihalsing Rathod is a Nagpur based lawyer, mainly practicing Criminal and Constitutional Law. His practice is linked closely with people's movements and an Ambedkarite ideology. He has represented Surendra Gadling in the Bhima Koregaon case, the parents of Dr. Payal Tadvi, and he was the briefing counsel in the Romila Thapar case. He was successful in obtaining compensation for the families of three nomadic tribe youths who were lynched to death after being denied police protection. He was also part of the team of lawyers posted at Hyderabad Central University providing legal aid to students protesting the death of a scholar due to caste discrimination on campus. He worked with Soni Sori, Lingaram Kodopi and others in a fact-finding team that investigated the extra-judicial killings of 20 persons in Bastar, Dantewada and Jagdalpur in Chattisgarh.


SHADAN FARASAT

Shadan Farasat is an Advocate-on-Record at the Supreme Court of India. Mr. Farasat has completed his B.A. LLB (Hons.) from National Law School of India University and his Master of Laws (LLM) from Harvard Law School in 2009. Mr. Farasat has notably represented the Bhartiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (BMMA) in Shayara Bano vs Union of India or the Triple Talaq case. Mr. Farasat has also appeared on behalf of challenging the illegal detentions made in Kashmir. More recently, he appeared on behalf of three students from Jamia Milia Islamia against the Sudarshan TV news programme titled "UPSC Jihad."

SHOEB ALAM

Shoeb Alam is an Advocate-on-Record at the Supreme Court of India. He completed his LL.B. from Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi in 2003 and began his practice as an Associate in the Chambers of Adv. Aryan Trivedi. He has been appointed as the Standing Counsel for the State of Bihar and later for the State of Jammu and Kashmir. More recently, he appeared before the Supreme Court on behalf of Justice For Liberty initiative, and successfully argued for the release of detainees from Detention Centres in Assam on account of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

SHASHANK SINGH

Shashank Singh is an Advocate-on-Record at the Supreme Court of India. He has been a practicing lawyer for around a decade. He has also been involved in work on disability rights and social action lawyering. Shashank pursued his B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) from Dr Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow.

ANAS TANWIR

Anas Tanwir is an Advocate-on-record for the Supreme Court of India and founder-director of Indian Civil Liberties Union.

He is known to take up social justice causes and pro bono litigation. Among his leading cases are the cases pertaining to lynching, NRC, Minority education, food security etc.

He also does commercial litigation and Arbitrations.

ANKIT YADAV

Ankit Yadav is a practising Advocate on Record at the Supreme Court of India. He received his B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) degree from Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University in the year 2012. After graduating from RMLNLU, he received an LL.M. in International Legal Studies from New York University School of Law in the year 2012. Ankit is currently handling litigation primarily before the Supreme Court of India and the Delhi High Court. He also acts as an arbitration counsel or arbitrator in various international and domestic arbitrations.


SUNIL FERNANDES

Sunil Fernandes is an Advocate-on-Record at the Supreme Court of India and the Delhi High Court. He has served as the Standing Counsel for the State of Jammu and Kashmir for 5 years over two tenures and as the Additional Advocate General for the State of Madhya Pradesh.

VIVEK PAUL ORIEL

Vivek Oriel is an Independent Lawyer. He assists Senior Counsels, regularly files, and appears before the Supreme Court of India, the Delhi High Court, Tribunals and District Courts in matters involving Administrative Law and Commercial Arbitration, Insolvency, and Regulatory Issues. Before embarking on his Independent Practice, he worked in the Chambers of Senior Advocate, Mr. Ramji Srinivasan, where he assisted in Arbitral and Insolvency proceedings, Cartel and Dominance proceedings against major Multi-National Corporations.

KUMAR SHANU

Kumar Shanu is an advocate at the Patna High Court and is a co-founder of Whistle for Public Interest (WHIP), an organisation founded in 2015 that works for promoting transparency and accountability in the affairs of public authorities in India. A well-known RTI Activist, he successfully fought against educational boards like CBSE for the rights of students to access their evaluated answer sheets, and for the admissions of underprivileged children into private schools in Delhi. He has completed his LL.M from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, U.S.A.

MALIK FAHDUL HAQ

Malik Fahdul Haq is an advocate before the Jammu & Kashmir High Court. He pursued his B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) from Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow, and LLM from Azim Premji University, Bangalore. He has also worked as a LAMP (Legislative Assistant to Member of Parliament) fellow during 2017-18. Fahd specializes in property law, matrimonial cases, service law, constitutional litigation, etc.

CHARU MATHUR

Dr. Charu Mathur has been practicing in Delhi since 2000 and is an Advocate-on-Record in the Supreme Court. She started her practice from the chambers of Sh. SN Shelat, former Advocate-General of Gujarat. She is standing counsel for the Allahabhad High Court before the Supreme Court. She is empanelled with various energy companies, Universities, PSUs and private companies. She is a published author and frequent chapter contributor to various publications. Keeping with times, she has developed e-courses on IBC, GST, RERA, Cheque Bounce, etc. for the e-learning division of Eastern Book Company (SCCOnline), ebclearning. She is on the board of advisors for various online and offline publications. Dr. Mathur also regularly pro-bono services. She appears frequently before various forums in and around Delhi. Apart from her regular practice, she is working on two large projects- one on Constitution and another on CPC.

law firms

TRILEGAL

Trilegal is a full-service law firm with offices in NCR (Delhi and Gurugram), Mumbai and Bangalore. They have been consistently recognized as the best Indian law firm for the quality of services provided and client satisfaction. Their practice areas include Corporate, Banking and Finance, Capital markets, Competition, Disputes resolution and arbitration, Energy and Infrastructure, Financial Regulatory and Enforcement, Labour and Employment, Tax, and White collar crimes and Investigation. We also have expertise in specific sectors such as real estate and TMT (Technology, Media And Telecom).

SAMVAD PARTNERS

Samvād: Partners is a full-service corporate law firm with offices in Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai and New Delhi. Their key practice areas include Banking & Finance, Private Equity, Mergers & Acquisitions, Dispute Resolution (mediation, arbitration, and litigation), Real Estate and more. Samvad's gender diversity ratio is one of the best in the country, with 87% of their partners being women, and some of the best practicing lawyers in their fields. They also won the "Chambers Diversity & Inclusion Asia-Pacific Awards 2020: Outstanding Pro Bono Programme- Regional Category Award" in 2020.

AZB & PARTNERS

AZB & Partners is one of India’s premier law firms. It was founded in 2004 and has since received wide admiration within the legal sphere. A pan–India law firm, AZB is spread across 6 offices in Mumbai, Delhi, Gurgaon, Bangalore and Pune. Their practice areas include Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures & General Corporate, Private Equity, Banking & Finance, Employment, Insolvency & Bankruptcy, Infrastructure & Project Finance, Competition/Antitrust Law, Disputes Resolution, Competition, Capital Markets, Real Estate, Intellectual Property, White-Collar Crimes, and Tax.

RAJKOTIA ASSOCIATES ADVOCATES

Rajkotia Associates Advocates is a boutique multi-disciplinary law firm founded by Malavika Rajkotia, one of India's foremost family lawyers. A leading divorce law firm in India, it handles an array of litigation in the Supreme Court of India, the High Court of Delhi, and the district courts in Delhi and Gurgaon. The firm has a diverse practice area focused on litigation in the areas of family law, international child custody disputes, property, succession and inheritance, trans-border legal disputes, private international law, environment, consumer, civil and criminal litigation. It also advises on estate planning, real estate contracts, and due diligence.

KEYSTONE PARTNERS

Keystone Partners is a specialist dispute resolution law firm with substantial expertise in international arbitration, domestic arbitration and civil and commercial litigation. The firm is spread across its three offices in Bengaluru, Mumbai and New Delhi, in India.

BRUS CHAMBERS

Brus Chambers is an independent, specialised law firm whose primary areas of practice include Shipping; Dispute Resolution; Corporate and Commercial Laws, Insurance, Banking and more. They are ranked by numerous platforms such as SALK, Legal 500, Economic Times as a top-tier law firm for Shipping Work. They are also known for their contentious as well as advisory work in the areas of infrastructure and construction.

VAISH ASSOCIATES ADVOCATES

Vaish Associates Advocates is one of India’s leading full-service law firms advising domestic and international clients for over four decades and providing a broad range of legal, taxation, regulatory and advisory services to the commercial, industrial and financial communities. Vaish Associates Advocates serves the need of both small and large businesses, ranging from basic start-up work to complex legal issues and regulatory matters. Vaish Associates currently operates through its offices located in New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru. They will be offering an internship in the New Delhi office.

CHAKRAVORTY, SAMSON & MUNOTH

Chakravorty, Samson & Munoth is a Delhi-based litigation chamber with diverse areas of practice ranging from civil, criminal, arbitration, commercial, corporate advisory, and public interest work on women's rights, queer issues, and mental health.

ISAAC AND JACOB ADVOCATES

Isaac & Jacob Advocates is a full-service Indian Law Firm with offices in New Delhi, Mumbai, and Chennai. Managing Partner Mr. Abishek Jebaraj is an Advocate-on-Record at the Supreme Court of India. The firm offers an array of legal services to individuals and corporates in matters relating to litigation and transactional law. Their core practice areas are commercial law, constitutional law, insurance law, employment law, and negotiating commercial contracts. They will be offering internships at their Delhi office. Further details regarding the firm can be found here.

ASHLAR LAW

Ashlar Law is a full service business law firm with offices in Mumbai, Bangalore and Kolkata, and a network of advocates in New Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai and Kochi. Their practice areas include Cross-border investments and joint ventures; Mergers and Acquisitions; Labour and Employment; Dispute Resolution and Arbitration; Insolvency and Restructuring; Intellectual Property Rights and more. Read more about the firm here.

TYT PARTNERS

TYT Partners is a law firm with offices in Delhi and Noida. They focus on providing transparent legal recourse while building lasting relationships with all clients/stakeholders. The firm's areas of practice are criminal, civil and commercial litigation, arbitration, general corporate advisory, start-up compliances and consultancy and insolvency and bankruptcy litigation. They also deal with emerging legal tech fields such as Blockchain Technology, Online Dispute Resolution Mechanism, IPR and data privacy. The firm has represented clients before the Delhi High Court, National Company Law Tribunal, National Company Law Appellate Tribunal, different district courts in Delhi-NCR, etc. They also take up pro bono cases on behalf of the underprivileged and underrepresented sections of society. The team loves what it does and does it with passion.

CHOUDHARY LAW ASSOCIATES

Choudhary Law Associates (CLA) was established in the year 1979 with Dr. Vijay Choudhary starting his advocacy subsequent to his journey as a Civil Judge. Since its inception, the office has seen around 200 associates and more than 400 interns, learning the discipline and successfully venturing into practices independently. With experience running over 4 decades, the office deals with myriad legal matters ranging from Criminal, Civil and Commercial Litigation to Alternate Dispute Resolution. CLA was one of the first such chambers in Madhya Pradesh that actively dealt with Criminal as well as Civil Litigation. Apart from Criminal and Civil matters, we also undertake matters of Environment, Matrimony, Real-Estate, Money recovery, Commercial, Contractual, Cheque Dishonour, Partnership, Motor Accident Claims; Employment disputes, Co-Operative, Consumer Appeals, Succession, Wills etc. We are also well versed in dealing with cases under Special Acts, Narcotics, CBI matters, Cyber Crimes, Economic Crimes, Town Planning, Municipal Laws etc.

VAAKYA LEGAL

Vaakya Legal is a law firm which primarily represents individual and corporate clients at various judicial forums and arbitral proceedings across all states of India through our associate network. They also provide quality legal drafting and conveyancing services. The firm's litigation experience covers both court litigation as well as alternate dispute redressal.

IN-HOUSE LEGAL TEAMS

XIAOMI

Xiaomi is a consumer electronics and smart manufacturing company with smartphones and smart hardware connected by an IoT platform at its core. It is one of the world's leading smartphone companies and has established the world's largest consumer AIoT platform. Xiaomi products are present in more than 100 countries and regions around the world. Xiaomi continuously pursues innovation, high-quality user experience, and operational efficiency.


The legal team at Xiaomi advises on all legal, compliance, regulatory, and policy matters in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal. The team is broadly divided into sales and marketing; internet services; compliance and regulatory; and dispute management.


The core philosophy of Xiaomi is ‘innovation for everyone’ and ‘always believe that something wonderful is going to happen’. The success of the Xiaomi team emanates from this inclusiveness and positive culture.

legal organisations/ngos

INTERNET FREEDOM FOUNDATION

Internet Freedom Foundation (IFF) is a domestically funded not for profit organisation with a mission to advance digital rights in India. Our work is guided by the principles of progressive constitutionalism to advance the democratizing potential of technology and individual liberty. IFF is committed to defending and expanding fundamental rights as India gets more digitally connected. As part of this mandate, we strategically engage with courts, regulators, and other legal institutions across India with a focus on institutional change. Our model draws the public into processes which otherwise lack glamour and wider engagement. Technology and user rights are mainstream concerns impacting a growing number of Indians and need greater resources and organisational infrastructure. Apart from strategic litigation, we also engage with different government ministries and Members of Parliament. We believe in institutional change and these verticals play an integral role towards furthering our mission. More information about our model is available here, and on our website.

ONE FUTURE COLLECTIVE

One Future Collective is a feminist, youth-led social purpose organisation nurturing radical kindness in people, communities and organisations -- with a vision of a world built on social justice, led by communities of care. We do this through our work on gender justice, feminist leadership, and mental health. Learn more about us, here: www.onefuturecollective.org.



CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY PROJECT

The Criminal Justice and Police Accountability Project (CPAP) is a Bhopal based litigation and research intervention team that focuses on building police accountability against the criminalization of Denotified Tribal (DNT) Communities and other persecuted communities. Their recent study “Countermapping Pandemic Policing: Sanctioned Violence in Madhya Pradesh” looked at the disturbing rates of incarceration and police brutality against marginalized communities during the Covid-19 pandemic and the ensuing Government lockdown. CPAP was one of the winners of the prestigious Agami Prize in 2020.



ALLIANCE DEFENDING FREEDOM INDIA

ADF India is an alliance building legal advocacy organization that protects fundamental freedoms and promotes the inherent dignity of all people. ADF India partners with allied lawyers across the country to secure victories for religious freedom. They are shaping an India in which human dignity and fundamental freedoms are robustly protected and culturally embraced by achieving lasting, positive change in the legal system and culture. ADF India has also launched the Vanishing Girls Campaign to counter the practice of sex-selective abortions advocating for the effective implementation of the Pre-Conception Pre-Natal Diagnostics Technique Act, 1994.

COMMONWEALTH HUMAN RIGHTS INITIATIVE

The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative is an independent, non-governmental, non-profit organisation registered as a society in India in 1993. They work for the practical realization of human rights through research, capacity building and engagement. CHRI specializes in the areas of access to justice, with a focus on police and prison reforms, and access to information. CHRI's work increasingly focuses on accountability of systems towards vulnerable groups, including women, Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Transgender persons, persons with diabilities and Human Rights Defenders, including RTI activists and journalists under attack. They also work to address pressures on the freedom of expression and on media rights. CHRI is a Commonwealth Accredited Organisation and has a Special Consultative Status with the UN ECOSOC. Their recent publications include Life and Death in the time of RTI – Case Studies from Maharashtra; Police Registration of Sexual Offences: A Guide on Procedures and Holding Police Accountable; and Lost Identity: Transgender Persons in Indian Prisons. For more information, please visit www.humanrightsinitiative.org.



CENTRE FOR JUSTICE, LAW, AND SOCIETY

The Centre for Justice, Law, and Society (CJLS) is a multidisciplinary research centre at Jindal Global Law School, Sonipat. CJLS is a collaborative endeavor of a group of scholars, activists and students engaging with contemporary issues at the intersection of law, justice, society and marginalization in South Asia. Some of their publications can be found here.

ACADEMICS

SURENDRA KUMAR

Surendra Kumar is a Lecturer at Jindal Global Law School, where he teaches Constitutional Law. He has completed his LL.M from SOAS University of London as a Chevening Scholar, specialising in International Law and Human Rights. He is the Principal Indian Reporter for Oxford Reports on International Law in Domestic Courts (ILDC). He is currently conducting research on the interface of caste and race within a Constitutional Framework.


DR. MANWENDRA KUMAR TIWARI

Dr. Manwendra Kumar Tiwari has been teaching in National Law Universities, since 2008. He worked for 9 years as an Assistant Professor in Law at Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow. He has also served Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur for two years as an Assistant Professor in Law. Presently, he is an Associate Professor in Law at the Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur. He completed his LL.B. from the Faculty of Law, Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi and LL.M. from the Indian Law Institute (ILI), New Delhi. He was awarded the degree of Ph.D. in law by Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow. His areas of interest are Jurisprudence, Constitutional Law, Human Rights and Research Methodology. He is one of the mentors for Project ‘Iqra’ - an initiative to help Indian Muslim Students study at world's best universities with a focus on policy.

MADHAVI GOPALAKRISHNAN

Madhavi Gopalakrishnan is an Assistant Lecturer at Jindal Global Law School, where she researches and teaches constitutional law. She has previously worked with the Centre for Law and Policy Research in their constitutional culture initiative. Her research focuses on public participation in constitution-making, federalism, and comparative constitutional studies. She is an alumnus of the University of Nottingham and Jindal Global Law School.


OISHIK SIRCAR

Oishik Sircar is a professor at Jindal Global Law School and has studied at the universities of Pune, Toronto and Melbourne. Oishik is an adjunct fellow at University of Technology Sydney Law School and an associate member at the Institute for International Law and the Humanities, Melbourne Law School. Oishik teaches and writes in the areas of critical jurisprudence, postcolonial studies, queer theory, law and violence, and law and aesthetics. Oishik has recently published Violent Modernities: Cultural Lives of Law in the New India (Oxford University Press 2021) and his forthcoming book is Ways of Remembering: Law, Cinema and Collective Memory in the New India (Cambridge University Press 2022). Oishik has co-directed the documentary film We are Foot Soldiers (PSBT 2011) which won the 3rd prize at the Jeevika-Asia Livelihood Documentary Festival in 2012. In 2020, Oishik was a recipient of the WISCOMP-Saahas Award for "exemplary work to promote gender justice in higher education campuses in India". Oishik's published works are available here:

https://jgu.academia.edu/OishikSircar

SWATI SINGH PARMAR

Swati Singh Parmar has been teaching Public International Law and Jurisprudence from 2016. She joined Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, in 2018, where she currently is Assistant Professor in International Law and Director of its Centre for Studies in Legal Theory. Ms. Swati completed her B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) from the University of Allahabad in 2011 and LL.M. (International Laws) from Amity University, Uttar Pradesh, in 2016. She has been awarded gold medal in her LL.M. She has completed a course on ‘International Humanitarian Law in Theory and Practice’ from Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies of Leiden University and a course on ‘Diplomacy in the Modern World’ from SOAS University of London.

NIKUNJ KULSHRESHTHA

Nikunj Kulshreshtha is an Assistant Lecturer at Jindal Global Law School. Prior to joining academia, he was a practising litigator in criminal law. He completed his LLM in Criminal Justice from Queen Mary University of London in 2019. His research interests are Criminal Law, Criminal Justice and Gender & Law.