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Diwakar Maheshwari

Diwakar Maheshwari

, New Delhi

Partner | Dispute Resolution, Restructuring and Insolvency, White Collar Crimes


  • B.A. B.L, (Hons), NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad (2004)

Diwakar Maheshwari is a Partner in the Dispute Resolution practice group in the New Delhi office. Diwakar’s expertise lies in handling complex corporate, commercial, insolvency and bankruptcy and, employment and labour disputes including, domestic and international arbitration.

Diwakar regularly appears before the Supreme Court of India, various High Courts, Appellate Tribunals and Tribunals across India. He also advises clients on contentious matters before Courts in International Jurisdiction and international law firms on Indian laws. He is very often consulted for his expertise on strategic and preventive legal advice on complex cases.

Diwakar is an avid writer and his articles on varied commercial legal topics can be read on various local and international publications. His expert legal views are very often quoted in leading business newspapers. Diwakar is regularly invited to deliver talks on various evolving legal topics.   

Professional Affiliations

  • Mumbai High Court Bar Association
  • Supreme Court Bar Association

Representative Matters

Diwakar Maheshwari has represented and advised the following clients

BMW AG / BMW India

Represented and advised in litigation across India (Arbitration, Consumer Disputes and White Collar Crime Proceedings in Hyderabad High Court and Preventive Advisory)

Mashreq Bank psc, Dubai / Al Ghurair Group, Dubai

Represented and advised in relation to dispute with their customer based in India (Insolvency proceedings in Calcutta High Court and preventive advisory)

Vossloh Group, Germany

Represented and advised in relation to a much contested shareholders dispute initiated by their Indian Counterpart (Arbitration and related other proceedings in Hyderabad Court)

India Infoline Group

Represented and advised the Group and its Directors before the Trial Court, Delhi High Court as well as Supreme Court of India (White Collar Crime proceedings, Civil proceedings, Arbitration Proceedings) - The Supreme Court in this matter delivered a landmark judgment on the issue of Vicarious liability of Directors in Criminal proceedings

Reliance Broadcast Network Limited

Represented and advised in relation to its ongoing dispute with Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (Arbitration proceedings, Civil Proceedings before Delhi High Court and Supreme Court of India).

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Limited

Represented in relation to allegations of violation of SEBI Insider Trading regulation pertaining to the USD 4 Billion acquisition of Ranbaxy (Supreme Court of India)

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