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KURIAKOSE VARGHESE
Managing Partner

Kuriakose Varghese, likes to believe that he is primarily a litigator. He has argued several matters in the Supreme Court of India, High Courts at Delhi, Bombay, Chandigarh, Kerala and Madras. He has also appeared in several National level Tribunals and Statutory Commissions. Some of them are reported judgments in the field of arbitration, banking laws, law of trusts, employment law, mining laws, ecclesiastical law, criminal law etc. Adv. Kuriakose used to teach International Trade Law at the Indian Law Institute at New Delhi. He has been a keynote speaker in the ASEAN Conference at the UN- Asia Pacific Commission and has lectured widely in Malaysia, Singapore, Suriname, Egypt, Japan and the United Kingdom. He has recently compiled an omnibus Report for the World Bank on codified labour law for the tourism industry. Adv. Kuriakose has an Honours degree in History from St.Stephen’s College, Delhi, an LL.B from CLC, Faculty of Law, Delhi University and an LL.M from SOAS, University of London. He was a Commonwealth scholar and also held the Maheshwari Dayal scholarship in Delhi University.

V. SHYAMOHAN
Partner

Graduating from the Symbiosis Society’s Law College (Pune), Mr. Velayudhan Shyamohan commenced his legal career at the Trial Courts and Tribunals, focusing primarily on the criminal  side. He then served as a Law Clerk to a Judge of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India for about 18 months. He worked in the Chambers of Ld. Senior Advocate, Mr. K.K. Venugopal (presently the Ld. Attorney General for India) for a period of four years. Mr. Shyamohan became an Advocate on Record of the Supreme Court of India in the year 2014. He represents a large number of clients in varied fields of law ranging from tenancy issues to high value commercial disputes. Mr.Shyamohan was perhaps the youngest Additional Standing Counsel for the State of Kerala in the Supreme Court. He is a Group A Panel Counsel for conducting Central Government litigation before the Supreme Court of India. As a panel lawyer, he regularly represents the different Ministries including Finance, Defence, Home, Commerce and Industry, Personnel & Training and Health & Family Welfare and also agencies like the Central Bureau of Investigation. He advices and represents clients in varied fields of law including Contracts, Trusts, Education, Service, Banking, Arbitration, Property, Criminal Laws, Company Law and IPR.

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ABIR PHUKAN
Partner

Mr. Phukan garnered valuable experience in the Supreme Court of India, High Court of Delhi and multiple tribunals and District Courts in Delhi while working with his Seniors in the early years of his career. As a part of KMNP LAW, this has helped him represent clients in different areas of laws in different High Courts across the Country. He has advised and represented several public sector undertakings and private clients in multiple fora. He focuses on civil, infrastructure, real estate and commercial laws. Apart from his work in Delhi, Mr. Phukan has been looking after the firm’s litigation and arbitration work in Northeast through an office and a team in Guwahati. He has been handling work pertaining to several development projects, some of which relate to the Act East Policy of the Government of India, an initiative towards fostering a “free, open, prosperous and inclusive Indo-Pacific Region”. 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 has contributed articles to National and Regional Newspapers (in Northeast) as well as to various online news portals. 

DR. MATHEW KUZHALNADAN
Partner

Dr. Mathew Kuzhalnadan has had almost 18 years of experience at the Bar and has practiced in Courts and Tribunals across the country during the course of which he has dealt with cases in diverse areas of law. Dr. Kuzhalnadan earned his doctorate in “Regional Trade Agreements” from the 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. 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. Dr. Kuzhalnadan is a prolific writer and has contributed several articles in leading newspapers. He is also involved in national politics and is Kerala State President of the All India Professionals Congress. He has also been appointed as the General Secretary of the KPCC.

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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. Mr. Walia has also provided advisory services regrading hydro-electric power supply to clients located in Himachal Pradesh and has provided dispute resolution and reconciliation services to the electric supply industry.  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.