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Nandini Khaitan

Nandini Khaitan

, Kolkata

Partner | Dispute Resolution

education

  • LL.M., Columbia University, New York (2011)
  • LL.B., Calcutta University (2004)
  • B.I.T., Manipal University (2002)

Nandini Khaitan is a Partner in the Dispute Resolution Practice Group in the Kolkata office. Nandini has vast experience in commercial, environment, intellectual property, real estate and family disputes / litigation. She has appeared at every level of the Indian judicial system, including the Supreme Court of India and other before other forums.  Having worked extensively with two chartered High Courts of the country, she is thorough in the nuances of litigation.

Nandini is a member of the internal complaints committee set up by IDIA under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act 2013 and an independent director on the board of several companies in India.

Expertise

Professional Affiliations

  • Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa (2004-2019)
  • New York Bar (2014) (NP)
  • Bar Council of West Bengal (2017-2019)
  • Incorporated Law Society (Kolkata)
  • Supreme Court Bar Association
  • Indian Council of Arbitration
  • Indian Arbitration Forum

Representative Matters

Nandini Khaitan has represented and advised the following clients

Reliance Commercial Finance Limited and Reliance Capital Limited

Represented before the Calcutta High Court in a quashing application of criminal proceeding. Led the litigation and was responsible for filing, strategy and arguments. The litigation resulted in the stay of the criminal proceeding.

Uber India Technology Pvt Ltd

Represented before the Calcutta High Court, challenging the regulations of the state government which was preventing the company from carrying on business in the state. Led the litigation and was responsible for strategy and all aspects of the litigation. The litigation resulted in a stay of the regulations.

Linde India Limited

Represented before the Calcutta High Court on 18 quashing applications (for multiple years) of criminal proceedings. Was responsible for strategy and arguments. The quashing application which was pending for years for was finally heard and allowed within a short time of the matter being entrusted.

One branch of Singhania family

Represented before the Bombay High Court in their execution proceedings for enforcement and execution of an Award. Involved in strategy and all aspects of litigation including making submissions before the court. This litigation resulted in the execution being permitted and a rare Order of costs of INR 40 lakhs being imposed on the defendants.

Dhunseri Petrochem & Tea Ltd

Represented before the National Green Tribunal, Delhi on their environment litigation. Led the litigation and was responsible for strategy and all aspects of the litigation. The litigation resulted in the quashing of the closure notice of the company’s petrochemical plant.

Football Sports Development Ltd

Represented before the National Green Tribunal, Kolkata on an environment PIL filed against them and other parties for the purpose of stopping ISL matches from being held at an eco-sensitive area. Involved in devising a successful strategy to meet the concerns of the PIL and securing permission to continue with the matches.

Indus Towers Ltd

Represented before the Calcutta High Court in their appeal proceedings against an order which resulted in dismissing the Company’s challenge to the levy of a tax that is unconstitutional. Led the mater in the appeal stage was responsible for all aspects of the matter. The litigation resulted in the stay of the impugned Order.

Nandos International Ltd

Represented before the Bombay High Court on their trademark litigation, including drafting pleadings, briefing senior counsels and the strategy based on a comparative law research and analysis. The litigation resulted in a landmark decision of the Bombay High Court in favor of the client.

Riga Sugar Ltd.

Represented before the National Green Tribunal, Delhi on their environment litigation. Involved in strategising and all other aspects of the litigation. The litigation resulted in the quashing of the closure notice of the company’s sugar and distillery.

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