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Chakrapani Misra

, Mumbai

Partner | Dispute Resolution


  • Solicitor, Mumbai (1996)
  • LL.M., University of Mumbai (1994)
  • B.A., LL.B., Government Law College (1992)

Chakrapani Misra is a Partner in the Disputes Resolution Practice Group of the Firm based in Mumbai. With over two and a half decades of experience in the field, he specialises in commercial disputes resolution. Chambers & Partners, Asialaw & Legal 500 have regularly ranked him for his expertise as a leading lawyer in the field of disputes resolution.

Chakrapani also regularly acts for and advises clients in domestic and international arbitrations including maritime arbitration. He also acts as arbitrator in complex disputes.

He is a certified Mediator and regularly presides as Mediator over various corporate commercial disputes. The range of matters handled by him is vast and varies from general commercial litigation to the matters relating to IPR (Trademark, Copyright, Patent, Industrial Designs, Trade Secrets and technical know–how, Computer Software, Data Protection) and admiralty litigation. Besides the above, he routinely advises the Firm’s clients on commercial litigations - summary suits, commercial causes suits, company petitions and complex, succession and probate matters.

Chakrapani also regularly contributes to various international and domestic publications on arbitration and other current legal issues of importance.  He also regularly participates as judge / arbitrator in the international moots organized by various institution / colleges.


Professional Affiliations

  • Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa
  • Bombay Incorporated Law Society
  • London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA)
  • Indian Council of Arbitration (ICA)
  • International Centre for Alternative Disputes Resolution (ICADR)
  • Empanelled Member of the Main Mediation Centre, High Court, Bombay
  • Mediation & Conciliation (CMC) of The Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Certified Mediator

Recognition and Accomplishments

  • Chakrapani has been mentioned as a ranked lawyer in Chambers & Partners 2019 rankings
  • Chambers Asia Pacific has recommended Chakrapani as a leading lawyer for his expertise in disputes resolution practice
  • Legal 500 has recommended Chakrapani as a leading lawyer for his expertise in disputes resolution practice
  • Asialaw has recommended Chakrapani as a leading lawyer for his expertise in disputes resolution practice
  • 2014 Edition of Asia Laws leading lawyers’ publication mentioned Chakrapani as one of the most highly acclaimed legal expert in the Asia Pacific Regions

Representative Matters

Chakrapani Misra has represented and advised the following clients

Aditya Birla Finance Limited

Represented and advised on various proceedings for recovery of debts due from several SPVs and subsidiary of ILFS and ILFS Transporter Networks Limited.

Al Jazeera Steel Products Company SAOG

Represented and advised on disputes arising out of an agreement with Shreeyam Power (an Indian entity) for supply of goods before an Arbitral Tribunal comprises of the Hon’ble Mr Justice S N Variava (Retired Judge of the Supreme Court of India).

Dongbu Insurance Co Ltd

Represented and advised in an Admiralty Suit in the Bombay High Court against M V Ocean Dominance (“Ship”) for urgent arrest of the Ship at Nhava Sheva Port in order to safeguard and recover its monies from the owners of the ship.

Essar Oilfield Services Limited

Represented and advised client and its entities with regard to various disputes.

Graphite India Limited

Represented and advised client and its entities with regard to various disputes.

Inox Leisure Limited

Represented and advised on arbitration proceeding against Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation, a State of Goa organization & in arbitration against various entities including Goa State, Infrastructure, Corporation and others.

Infrastructure Leasing and Financing Services Ltd

Advised on its ongoing litigations for recovery of dues.

Multiplex Association of India

Represented in the Bombay High Court, in a PIL petition filed against the client, inter alia, seeking direction from the State that the multiplexes/cinema hall owners in the State should not to prohibit cinema goers from carrying their own food articles and water inside the theatre & Regularly advises client with regard to various disputes.

Hardcastle Restaurants Limited

Regularly advising client who is the franchisee of the McDonalds in western India.

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