Nawneet Vibhaw is a Partner at Khaitan & Co and specialises in environmental dispute resolution and advisory. Nawneet has been advising and representing clients in diverse environment related matters in sectors like cement, pharmaceuticals, automobiles, real estate, chemicals etc. before the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India and the National Green Tribunal.
He is a member of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law and has received awards and fellowships from BELSPO, UKIERI, Robert Bosch Foundation, Asian Development Bank and MoEF&CC.
Nawneet has authored two books published by LexisNexis and chapters in international publications. He has also taught Environmental Law and Energy Law at National Law University Delhi and at Jindal Global Law School, Sonepat. He has contributed columns and articles in prominent publications like The Economic Times, The Hindu, Fortune India, LiveMint, Business Standard, The Telegraph, The Statesman, VCCircle, DNA, Mondaq and Lexology and has been a speaker at prestigious environmental conferences in countries like USA, Australia, Germany, Spain, Philippines, Belgium and India.
- IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law
- Supreme Court Bar Association
- NGT Bar Association
- The Bar Council of Delhi
Recognition and Accomplishments
Nawneet has been acknowledged for his experience and expertise by:
- Asian Development Bank, with Environmental Law Champion Development Award in Manila (2015)
- An Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) and Robert Bosch Foundation, as Emerging Environmental Leader, Potsdam, Germany (2013).
Nawneet Vibhaw has represented and advised the following clients
Cement, Calcium Carbide, Graphite Electrode and Steel Manufacturers in India
Represented and advised in seeking exemption from the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India to import and use pet coke in their respective industries.
Leading hospitality company
Leading hospitality company in public interest litigation filed against them for violation of forest laws and environmental consents and clearances before the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India.
One of the largest cement companies in India
One of the largest cement companies in India in a dispute related to the environmental clearance for their greenfield plant before the National Green Tribunal.
One of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies
One of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies on issues relating to restoration and remediation of a polluted site.
One of India’s largest alcoholic beverages company
One of India’s largest alcoholic beverages company on issues related to groundwater usage and waste management.
World’s leading manufacturer
World’s leading manufacturer of adhesive technologies display graphics and packaging materials on environmental compliances and management of hazardous wastes.
India’s leading diagnostic and healthcare service provider
India’s leading diagnostic and healthcare service provider in relation to its biomedical waste management and related environmental clearances.
Leading cement and thermal power company
Leading cement and thermal power company on the use of Flue Gas Desulphurisation (FGD) technology.
India’s leading women’s health pharmaceutical company
India’s leading women’s health pharmaceutical company on environmental regulatory and compliance issues.