Anupama has represented clients in civil, contractual, commercial, public law and property disputes before the Supreme Court, Karnataka High Court and trial courts. Her mandates include advising and appearing on behalf of both private parties and government authorities (including PSU's) on matters relating to administrative and constitutional law, including under the Information Technology Act and issues of data privacy and data protection. She has extensive experience in Trademark disputes, Copyright disputes and cases relating to breach of confidentiality. She has several years of experience in the field of Electricity laws and has represented Distribution and Transmission Licensees before the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission, Appellate Tribunal for Electricity and the Supreme Court.
She also regularly appears before the National Company Law Tribunal and has been appointed by the Karnataka High Court as counsel for the Official Liquidator of Karnataka.
Arun represents clients in several high value techno-commercial contract disputes and writ petitions pertaining to award of government contracts, real estate actions, inheritance and succession suits, intellectual property disputes, shareholder disputes and consumer briefs. He also represents both borrowers and lenders in insolvency and debt restructuring actions, and has significant experience in handling complex petitions filed in relation to both private and public limited companies in the High Court of Karnataka and in the National Company Law Tribunal.
Arun’s clients include several small, medium and large-sized companies in a variety of sectors, including manufacturing, transport and logistics, infrastructure, consulting services, commercial banking, retail and real estate. Arun also provides general corporate and dispute resolution advice to a number of retainer clients.
Pradeep represents clients in diverse civil and commercial litigations, including major international and domestic commercial arbitrations, contract and property claims, and intellectual property disputes in relation to passing off and infringement of trademarks, copyright and designs and has more than 14 years of experience appearing before the High Courts of Karnataka Bombay, and Delhi, as well as in trial courts and tribunals.
He represents a number of generating companies before Electricity Regulatory Commissions in disputes with transmission and distribution licensees, including claims for open access or wheeling of power and for termination of power purchase agreements or remedies for their breach.
His corporate law mandates include disputes between shareholders, applying for and defending petitions to liquidate companies, as well as proceedings for sanctioning schemes of arrangement (mergers, demergers, restructuring debt, and capital reduction).
Pradeep also represents clients in a variety of proceedings including money claims, suits for injunction, specific performance, declaration of title, partition, tenancy proceedings, and employment and labour disputes.
Pritha is an Advocate-on-Record in the Supreme Court of India and routinely represents clients in proceedings before the Supreme Court of India. She is experienced with Supreme Court practice and procedure, and has briefed and worked with several reputed Senior Counsel in mandates before the Supreme Court.
Pritha has wide ranging experience in civil and commercial disputes, having conducted litigation arising out of commercial contracts, real estate transactions, intellectual property rights and consumer disputes before the Trial Courts and the High Courts of Karnataka and New Delhi. She has advised and represented clients in arbitration proceedings, including construction arbitration, before arbitral tribunals, as well as in associated proceedings before courts. She also advises on matters relating to Company law and insolvency, in proceedings before the National Company Law Tribunal and Appellate Tribunal at New Delhi. Pritha also provides general corporate advice and contract drafting services to clients.
Sita Kapadia is a qualified solicitor having over 15 years of experience practicing in various courts in Mumbai, including the Bombay High Court, the City Civil Court and the National Company Law Tribunal, along with extensive experience representing clients in Arbitrations. She also works closely with several designated senior counsel and junior counsel in her areas of practice.
Sita has advised, represented and strategized for individual as well as corporate clients, including the Competition Commission of India, international business houses, corporates, real estate developers, start-ups and media houses, in a wide range of civil disputes, including trials, Public Interest Litigations, Writ Petitions and Arbitrations.
Sulabh has represented Indian and foreign clients in institutional arbitrations under the aegis of institutions such as the ICC, LCIA and SIAC as well as in ad hoc arbitrations with their seats in London, Singapore and India. He has also represented clients in associated litigation before courts such as challenges to, and enforcement of, arbitral awards. He holds an LL.M. in international dispute settlement specializing in arbitration from the University of Geneva.
He also has significant experience in commercial litigation. He has regularly represented clients before the Supreme Court of India, the Delhi High Court, NCLT and NCLAT, in high-value disputes arising out of joint venture and shareholder agreements, and commercial contracts.
Vikas Mahendra is a specialist arbitration practitioner and is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He has experience of handling investment treaty and commercial arbitrations, both ad hoc and institutional, in India, South-East Asia, Central America, Africa, Europe and UK conducted under the UNCITRAL, ICC, SIAC, LCIA and the ICA rules of arbitration and the Indian Arbitration and Conciliation Act. He has acted for several market leaders in disputes relating to construction of power plants, water treatment plants, coal handling facilities, highways, dams, urban metro-rail lines, multi-purpose developments etc. Before joining Keystone Partners, he worked for over six years in the arbitration and litigation department in Herbert Smith Freehills’ London, Paris and Singapore offices.
Vikas is also the Lead Legal Consultant of Centre for Online Dispute Resolution (CODR). CODR is an institute with an online platform at the heart of it, enabling businesses and customers to have access to affordable resolution mechanisms where disputes can be resolved fairly and expeditiously.
Vikas is dual qualified – he is admitted as an Advocate in India and as a Solicitor in England and Wales. He graduated from the National Law School of India University, Bengaluru, with top honors in 2008 and received gold medals for best all-round graduating student and outstanding personal achievement. He completed his masters in the European Masters’ in Law and Economics program in 2009 where he was ranked first across the program and was awarded the best thesis.
Vikas is part of the list of arbitrators maintained by the HKIAC and the reserve panel of arbitrators of SIAC. He is also regularly invited to speak at conferences organised by arbitration institutions such as the ICC, LCIA, SIAC and CIArb and provides training sessions to public and private sector undertakings. He recently assisted the High-Level Committee constituted by the Government of India to review institutionalization of arbitration in India. He also regularly teaches a course on International Commercial Arbitration at the National Law School of India University, Bengaluru. He regularly publishes blogs and articles on arbitration related topics and has co-authored a chapter in a book on Arbitration in Singapore published by Sweet & Maxwell.