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Kartikey Mahajan

Kartikey Mahajan

, Singapore

Partner | Dispute Resolution, White Collar Crimes


  • National Law University Jodhpur (B.Sc. LLB. (Hons.)
  • Harvard Law School (LLM)

Kartikey Mahajan is a Partner in the Dispute Resolution practice group in the Singapore office. Kartikey is qualified to practice law in India, England & Wales (where he has rights of audience for all courts) and the State of New York.

His practice focuses on international arbitration (both commercial and investment treaty) and white-collar crime issues. He appears as an advocate in his arbitrations and has also sat as arbitrator in a variety of matters. Kartikey advises clients on white collar, fraud, anti-money laundering (AML), anti-bribery and anti-corruption (ABAC), and sanction related issues. He has acted on several internal and regulatory investigations (ED, CBI, DOJ, MAS, SFO, and FINMA).

He has also represented commercial litigation with a cross-border element in various jurisdictions like India, London, New York, DIFC, Singapore, Hong-Kong, Cyprus, and Iraq. He also advises on global enforcement matters with a particular emphasis on enforcement before India, English and Singapore courts.

Prior to joining the Firm, Kartikey has worked with Magic Circle and White Shoe American law firms in London and Singapore.

Professional Affiliations

  • Solicitor Advocate (with Higher Rights of Audience), State of New York
  • Bar Council of Delhi
  • SIAC Reserve Panel of Arbitrators
  • Society of Construction Law – Joint Secretary
  • IBA Commercial Arbitration Committee

Recognitions and Accomplishments

Kartikey has been acknowledged as a Global Elite Thought Leaders - Arbitration list of Who’s Who Legal in 2023.

Kartikey has been acknowledged for his Arbitration Expertise in Who’s Who Legal South East Asia in 2023.

Kartikey has been acknowledged as a Global Elite list of Who’s Who Legal as a “future leader of arbitration” since 2020.

Kartikey has been recognized for his expertise as a Top 100 lawyer in Forbes India Legal Powerlist 2022 (above 10 years of work-ex category)

Representative Matters

Kartikey Mahajan has represented and advised the following clients

Acting for a solar energy platform in a SIAC arbitration against the Chinese supplier of solar modules. Seat – London. English law applied.

Acting for an oil and gas major in a Delhi International Arbitration Centre arbitration against its downstream purchaser relating to non-supply of gas because of force majeure related issues. Seat – New Delhi. Indian law applied.

Acting for an Australian venture capital accelerator company in a SIAC arbitration against an Indian entity. Seat – Singapore. Indian law applied.

Advising a private equity investor in a potential dispute with the founders concerning breaches of the non-compete, non-solicit and brand infringement related issues.

Advising several financial sponsors, sovereign wealth funds, pension funds and global MNCs with respect to issues relating to Indian AML and ABAC laws such as the Prevention of Corruption Act, the Foreign Contributions Regulation Act, the Indian Penal Code as well as the Indian law implications of foreign enactments such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the UK Bribery Act.

Advising a large Indian conglomerate with respect to money laundering and benami investigation by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI ).

Acting on enforcement related issues for an award against an Asian State (in excess of USD 1 billion) before the Indian courts.

Acting for a group of US and European lenders in relation to enforcement related issues concerning their investment (in excess of USD 1 billion) in an Indian unicorn.


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