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Overview

Karthik focuses his practice on the Supreme Court of India. He also appears before appellate tribunals on a regular basis. His practice involves regulatory litigation, writ and special leave petitions, appeals to the Supreme Court, and corporate, governance and shareholder disputes. He is also a registered Advocate on the Record of the Supreme Court of India. His clients include Hindustan Zinc, Quest Global, Twitter, etc.

 


Indicative Experience

Litigation

  • Has drafted and filed petitions challenging the vires of several legislations and amendments such as the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, 1967, and National Investigation Agency (Amendment) Act, 2019 before the Supreme Court.
  • Has assisted in arguing an appeal in a disproportionate assets case on behalf of the aide of the erstwhile Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu before the High Court of Karnataka which resulted in her acquittal.
  • Has briefed and assisted the leading Senior Counsel of the Supreme Court and Delhi High Court on a regular basis.
  • Has been representing CREDAI (Confederation of Real Estate Developers' Associations of India) before the Supreme Court seeking an extension of the moratorium, waiver of interest and penal interest during the period of lockdown declared by the Government in view of COVID-19.
  • Has been appointed as a Group 'C’ Panel Counsel for conducting the central Government litigation before the Supreme Court of India w.e.f. 29.09.2012 for a period of two years.
  • Has represented South Indian Bank before the Supreme Court, Delhi High Court and District Court in Delhi.
  • Has appeared in Supreme Court on behalf of builders based in Kerala, pertaining to Coastal Zone violations.
  • Has handled litigation for an e-commerce company before various District Consumer Forums in Delhi.
  • Handled cases on behalf of Bank of Baroda, Kamaraj Port Trust before the Supreme Court.
  • Assisted Senior Counsel and appeared in a case pertaining to refusal to register the transfer of shares in a company before the NCLAT and Supreme Court.
  • Has represented an automobile Company before the State Consumer Forum, NCDRC and the Supreme Court.
  • Appeared on behalf of Twitter Inc. before the Delhi High Court in multiple suits pertaining to defamation.

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