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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 with 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, High Courts, National Company Law Tribunal, National Green Tribunal and other forums.  Having worked extensively with two chartered High Courts of the country (Bombay and Calcutta), she is thorough in the nuances of litigation across the country. 

Nandini works with various social justice issues and is the external member of the Internal Complaints Committee set up under The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 of eminent organizations.  

Expertise

Professional Affiliations

  • Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa (2004-2017)
  • New York Bar (2014) (NP)
  • Bar Council of West Bengal (2017 / 2004)
  • Incorporated Law Society (Kolkata) (Member of the Library and Website Committee)
  • Supreme Court Bar Association
  • Indian Council of Arbitration
  • Indian Arbitration Forum (Convener for East India)
  • Indian Law Institute, West Bengal chapter (Member of the Executive Council)

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.

Unitech Developers and Projects Limited/ Candor Gurgaon Two Developers & Projects Pvt. Ltd.

Represented in arbitration and subsequent challenges therefrom before the Courts in a contractual dispute arising out non-repayment of loan taken under three separate ICD agreements. Led the matter in Kolkata along with Delhi team advising on overall strategy. The arbitration and following litigations under Section 34, 37 and SLP were decided in favour of the clients.

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 (pending final adjudication) of the regulations.

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank

Represented before  before the High Court of Calcutta in an injunction application filed for the purpose of stopping of enforcement of an inter bank, bank guarantee. We were briefed after the injunction was granted ex parte against the banks. Led the matter and was responsible for all aspects there on. The litigation resulted in the injunction being vacated within a short time and on the strength of arguments only. 

Linde India Limited

Represented before the Calcutta High Court on 18 quashing applications (each 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. 13 of the 18 matters were quashed. Multiple years in the remaining 5 petitions were also quashed.

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 and was responsible for all aspects of the matter. The litigation resulted in the stay of the impugned Order. The final adjudication of the appeal is pending.

Nandos International Ltd (International restaurant chain)

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.

Dhunseri Petrochem & Tea Ltd (one of the largest petrochemicals and tea companies of India)

Represented before the National Green Tribunal, Delhi in 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.

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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