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M Nikhilesh Rao

M Nikhilesh Rao

, Bengaluru

Partner | Dispute Resolution


  • B.A., LL.B. (Hons.), University College of Law, Dharwad (2005)

M Nikhilesh Rao is a Partner in the Dispute Resolution practice group in the Bengaluru office. 

His expertise lies in advising clients on pre-litigation strategies for a variety of complex and high profile civil and commercial disputes. Nikhilesh also appears and argues before the Karnataka High Court, Civil Courts, Magistrate Courts, Arbitral Tribunals, the Karnataka Appellate Tribunal, Consumer Disputes Redressal Commissions, the National Company Law Tribunal and other for a.

He regularly briefs and works closely with senior counsels on disputes before the Supreme Court of India and other high courts.


Professional Affiliations

  • Karnataka State Bar Council

Representative Matters

M Nikhilesh Rao has represented and advised the following clients

Mysore Sugandhi Dhoop Factory Private Limited

Advised few of its directors, before the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT), Mumbai on an action brought against them, alleging oppression and mismanagement

Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services Limited (ILFS)

Advised on an action brought against the Chairman and Directors, alleging cheating and various other offences

Expert Industries Private Limited

Advised on an insolvency and bankruptcy proceeding initiated against the company;


Brigade Enterprises Limited

Advised before Civil Courts, Consumer Fora, DRT, DRAT, High Court of Karnataka and Supreme Court of India on various litigations

Township Promoters

Advised a sister concern of Century Real Estate Holdings Private Limited, on a dispute arising out of a Joint Development Agreement entered into with M/s Mantri Promoters

Sattva Developers Private Limited

Advised on a dispute arising out of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) entered into with Tata Consultancy Services for procurement of land



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