Core Team

KURIAKOSE VARGHESE

Managing Partner

Mr. Varghese was called to the Bar in the year 2003. He started his practice at the Chambers of the Central Government Standing Counsel at New Delhi. Mr. Varghese has been associated with the Chambers of Senior Advocate of the Supreme Court, Mr. Krishnan Venugopal. Mr. Varghese holds a B.A (Hons) Degree in History from St. Stephen’s College and an LL.B from the Faculty of Law, University of Delhi. He was elected President of the Students Union, St. Stephen’s College and was also the holder of the Maheshwari Dayal Scholarship and the Commonwealth Scholarship in the University of Delhi. He completed his LL.M with Merit from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He has been a Keynote Speaker for the World Trade Institute (Berne), the Malay Chamber of Commerce (Malaysia) as well as for the ASEAN, particularly on the law of the WTO.He was part of the team of Counsel of the Government of India at the Disputes Settlement Body of the WTO at Geneva (notably in the US Customs Bond Directive Dispute).

DR. MATHEW KUZHALNADAN

Partner

Dr. Mathew Kuzhalnadan’s earned his Doctorate Degree in “Regional Trade Agreements” from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. His interest in the subject also inspired him to teach at the Indian Law Institute, Delhi for more than a year. As a practising Advocate, Dr. Kuzhalnadan has had the opportunity to practice in Courts and Tribunals across the country, dealing with cases in diverse areas of law. He is an advisor to the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India as well as to several State Governments on matters pertaining to environmental and forest laws.

ABIR PHUKAN

Partner

Mr. Abir Phukan graduated from ILS Law College, Pune in 2004. He enrolled with the Bar Council of Delhi and began working in the original, appellate and company jurisdiction of the High Court of Delhi. Since 2007 he has also been appearing regularly in the Supreme Court of India in numerous Special Leave Petitions, Civil Appeals and Writ Petitions. His prime areas of focus are the civil, infrastructure, real estate and commercial laws. Apart from Corporates and individual clients, Mr. Phukan advises and appears in various courts and tribunals for Public Sector Undertakings likes NBCC (India) Ltd., Rites Ltd., and Engineering Projects (India) Ltd. He was a part of the research team of the Supreme Court Project Committee on the restatement of the Indian Law on legislative privileges. He occasionally contributes columns for ‘The Hindu’ and ‘The Frontline’.

V. SHYAMOHAN

Partner

Graduating from the Symbiosis Society’s Law College (Pune), Mr. Velayudhan Shyamohan began practicing at the Trial Courts and Tribunals, learning the intricacies of procedural aspects, focusing primarily on the criminal side. He worked with the Ministry of Law and Justice, Government of India as the Law Clerk-cum-Research Assistant to a Judge of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India. He has also worked in the Chambers of Mr. K.K. Venugopal, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India for a period of four years. Mr. Shyamohan is an Advocate on Record, Supreme Court of India. He was an Additional Standing Counsel for the State of Kerala in the Supreme Court. He is closely involved in several matters of national and international importance.

NITIN WALIA

Partner

Mr. Walia is a qualified Barrister and has global legal, financial and business management experience working with leading international firms that include Tuli & Co, Goldman Sachs, Deloitte & Touche, Unisys as well as leading Barrister Chambers in Hong Kong. He specialises in the areas of corporate and commercial law, finance, business & corporate advice, information technology and acquisitions & mergers. His clients include public and private companies, multinational, partnerships, family companies and individuals involved in wide range of activities within India and internationally. He holds a B.A (Hons) Degree from Hong Kong Polytechnic University, L.L.B (Hons) from University of Leeds and P.C.L.L from University of Hong Kong.

Deepak Grover (Captain)

CPL (DGCA, India - Qualified Commercial Pilot), BB.A. (Flying) Dibrugarh University Assam, LL.B Faculty of Law Delhi University

Surya Prakash

B.A LL.B. (Hons), Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar