Mr. Nilava Bandyopadhyay
Senior Partner, S&A
Work Department: Litigation and ADR Practice Group
Key Practice Areas: Litigation and arbitration (domestic and international).
Experience: A Senior Partner in the Practice Group, Mr. Bandyopadhyay has been practicing, appearing and arguing matters before the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, various Hon’ble High Courts in the country and Tribunals/Forums for the last more than 10 years.
Apart from the Court litigations, he has extensive experience in handling various Domestic and International Arbitration matters (Institutional as well as Ad-hoc) including under the rules of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the Singapore International Arbitration Center (SIAC), the London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA), the Delhi International Arbitration Centre (DAC), the Indian Council of Arbitration (ICA), the International Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution (ICADR) and the SCOPE Forum of Conciliation & Arbitration (SFCA), etc.
Apart from various prestigious national and international clients, Mr. Bandyopadhyay has represented many government agencies and PSUs like New Delhi Municipal Council, Delhi Transco Limited, IRCON International Ltd., and Container Corporation of India in Arbitration as well as Litigation matters.
He is currently advising and handling litigations for Jindal Group of Companies, one of the prominent business houses of India, a large infrastructure development Company and its associate and sister companies. He is also handing various arbitration and litigation matters related to various infrastructure development companies related to projects pertaining to NHAI, NTPC, BHEL, AAI, IOCL, etc.
Few recent notable matters handled by Mr. Bandyopadhyay are as under:
Acted as a counsel in International Institutional Arbitration matters relating to Road Projects.
Acted as a co-counsel in an International Institutional Arbitration matter relating to derivatives.
Acted as a co-counsel in two International Institutional Arbitration matters relating to Maritime Laws.
Acted/Acting as counsel/co-counsel before various Hon’ble High Courts in India in various matters related to Tender Disputes, Land Disputes, Infrastructure Disputes, Arbitration matters, Civil matters, etc.
Presently acting as a co-counsel in a large Mining Dispute matter before the Hon’ble Rajasthan High Court.
Presently acting as co-counsel in two matters, where Constitutional validity of two Acts are challenged.
Acted/acting as counsel/co-counsel in various matters relating to enforcement of Foreign Award, Foreign Judgment and Letter of Rotatory
Presently handing various Arbitration matters related to Infrastructure Disputes
Acted as a counsel in a Pro-Bono matter relating to de-reservation in higher education
Various reported Judgments in his name and was also the chamber junior to the present Advocate General of State of West Bengal, India
Awards and Accolades
Excellence in Professional Services Award by Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (IACC)
Law Firm of Year Award at India Legal Awards 2016
Ranked Law Firm for Dispute Resolution by Legal 500
Recognized Law Firm In India by Indian Lawyer 250 (a sister publication of Who’s Who Legal)
Arbitration Law Firm of the Year by Finance Monthly Awards
One matter done before the Hon’ble Calcutta High Court regarding quota system in education, was covered by all the major newspapers
Handled a matter before the Hon’ble Delhi High Court regarding water scarcity in Dwarka area in New Delhi, was covered by all major newspapers
Appointed as Special Counsel by the New Delhi Municipal Council (A local municipal body)
Volunteer, CSR or related work
Assisted various workmen (without charging any fees) to get their respective dues from the Authorities
Successfully represented the Client (without charging any fees) in a PIL involving social issue
Assisted students (without charging any fees) in Writ Petition challenging quota system