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Karanjawala & Co

24 April 2019

It is well known that nearly every Supreme Court case is in want of an advocate-on-record (AOR), and several lawyers and law firms have made this a core part of their Supreme Court practice. After analysing more than 120,000 of the Supreme Court’s daily orders from 2018, we have now compiled a list of the busiest advocate-on-record (AOR) firms in the apex court, according to the number of orders mentioning their names.

08 November 2018

Karanjawala & Co said it is unfazed by the Bar Council of Delhi (BCD) complaint against it over its client MJ Akbar’s defamation suit, and has apologised to the BCD.

15 October 2018

Karanjawala & Co has filed a criminal defamation complaint for parliamentarian MJ Akbar today against a female journalist who had alleged in Tweets on 8 October that she had been sexually harassed by him while he was her boss and a senior editor.

03 April 2018

Karanjawala & Co has promoted three to senior partner rung, effective today: Nandini Gore, Ruby Singh Ahuja, and Sandeep Kapur.

14 December 2017

Karanjawala & Co has promoted nine associates from Amity Delhi, Amity Noida, Symbiosis Pune, RGNUL Patiala, Llyod Noida and GLC Mumbai to senior associate.

19 September 2017

"The Supreme Court on Monday criticised the bar association of the Gurgaon district courts for passing a resolution calling upon lawyers to not defend the accused in the murder of a sevenyear-old student at Ryan International School. A three-judge bench, led by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, warned local lawyers against preventing the advocates of the accused from appearing in court and defending them," reported the Economic Times.

11 July 2017

Karanjawala & Co added the founding partner Nishant Nigam and partner Anusuya Nigam of Delhi-based start up law firm Tryaksha Legal, as principal associates in its disputes and intellectual property (IP) practices.

05 July 2017

“A Mumbai magistrate’s court on Tuesday admitted a Rs 500 crore criminal defamation suit, filed by R Venkataramanan, a trustee at Tata Trusts, against ousted Tata Sons Ltd chairman Cyrus Mistry and his family investment firms. Venkataramanan filed the defamation complaint in his personal capacity on 7 June through the law firm MZM Legal, citing allegations that Mistry made against him in an email he wrote to Tata Sons directors and Tata Trusts trustees on 25 October. The allegations pertained to some transactions at AirAsia India, Tata Sons’ joint venture with AirAsia Bhd,” reported Mint.

03 July 2017

Litigation specialists Karanjawala & Co has promoted 10 senior associate to principal associate level, raising the total principal associate ranks at the firm to 11.

30 June 2017

The Prevention of Money Laundering appellate tribunal set aside penalties imposed on 15 banks, in 2013, by the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) for alleged failure to prevent money laundering as revealed in a purported expose by news media Cobrapost.

31 May 2017

“Police will book five men including a tourist guide for alleged gang-rape of an American woman at a five-star hotel in Delhi in March,” reported the Hindustan Times in December adding, “The woman has said the tourist guide befriended her while showing her tourist spots in Delhi and adjoining states. The woman said on the night of the incident, he entered her room with four of his friends, also related to the travel agency, on the pretext of discussing their next day’s journey route plan. They had drinks in the room after which the tourist guide forced himself on her, she said. The others also took turns to rape her before leaving the room, said a source familiar with the complaint. The traumatised woman went back to the US shortly after the alleged gang-rape, the complaint read.”

12 April 2017

Karanjawala & Co has promoted consumer and debt recover tribunal (DRT) lawyer Seema Sundd as its ninth partner in the firm.

22 December 2016

As first reported by us in October when battle lines were first being drawn, Desai & Diwanji is continuing to represent ousted Tata Sons chairman Cyrus Mistry, who has now, via his company Cyrus Investments, filed in the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) against Tata Sons, with Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas also having been roped in to advise the Tatas.

25 October 2016

Tata Sons’ former chairman Cyrus Mistry, who was unexpectedly fired from the organisation on Monday, has reportedly decided to approach the Bombay high court challenging his dismissal, although we understand that no case has been filed yet.

09 February 2016

f22j5ow3Karanjawala & Co partner Nandini Gore yesterday became the Supreme Court Advocates on Record Association’s (SCAORA) first ever office-bearer who is the member of a law firm. Gore prepares to push for AOR quota in judicial appointments, and for senior AORs to be automatically designated senior advocates, among other privileges part of the association’s agenda.

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