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Mr. O.P. Khaitan, (Founder)


As a founder of the firm, Mr. O.P. Khaitan was instrumental in the growth and success of O.P. Khaitan & Co.. A brilliant, larger-than-life figure who spent a lifetime practicing law. His hard work, leadership and mentoring has helped the firm to grow to its current position. Mr. O.P. Khaitan had instilled, nurtured and emphasized in his team the importance of teamwork, efficiency, timeliness and cost-effectiveness. A true leader in all respect, he had always done things differently, thereby inspiring his associates to emulate his ways with a view to improving client satisfaction. O.P. Khaitan & Co will serve as an enduring and living testament to the life and values of Mr. O.P. Khaitan as a lawyer and champion for doing what is right.
He leaves behind an enduring legacy and his contributions to the law firm will long be remembered.

His Professional Journey

Mr. O. P. Khaitan established the firm in the year 1990 after practicing an illustrious career in advocacy spanning more than 23 years with the law firms of Khaitan & Co. and Khaitan & Partners. He was an Advocate-on-Record of the Supreme Court of India and an Attorney-at-Law. He was also a recipient of Bell-Chambers Gold Medal from Calcutta High Court. He specialized in successful resolution of civil and commercial disputes through arbitration and alternate dispute resolution measures at national and international level. He handled and achieved success in several arbitrations relating to oil & gas, commodities, construction, engineering, international trade and government and private contracts. He had conducted number of arbitrations of ICC Paris, UNCITRAL, American Arbitration Association, London Court of Arbitration, GAFTA, FOSFA and other International Arbitration Associations.
Besides being widely recognized as a leading arbitration and litigation lawyer, he was also acknowledged for his corporate and commercial laws practice. He was an advisor to the corporate clients for over 41 years. He advised clients on foreign collaborations, joint ventures, investments in India & abroad, mergers & acquisitions, international banking and finance, international trade and insurance laws. He had developed a wide client base, including big corporate groups, bankers and insurers throughout the world. He was also a director in many leading private and public listed companies.


Mr. A.T. Patra, (Senior Partner)
(M.A., LL.M.)


Mr. Patra did graduation with Honors in Political Science from Ravenshaw College, Utkal University; M.A. in Political Science and LL.M. from University of Delhi. He was enrolled as Advocate in the Bar Council of Delhi in the year 1970 and started his practice in the chambers of eminent jurist late Dr. L. M. Singhvi. He joined Khaitan & Co. in 1977 and has been working in O P Khaitan & Co. since 1990, when the Firm was started. He has been dealing in litigation as well as Corporate Matters with special interest in Constitutional Law, Corporate Laws, Arbitration and Taxation. He is a member of Supreme Court Bar Association. Mr. Patra is a senior member of the Firm specialized in national and international litigation and arbitration. He has wide ranging experience in all aspects of corporate and civil litigation in the Supreme Court of India, State High Courts and Judicial & Quasi-judicial Tribunals.


Mr. Gautam Khaitan, (Managing Partner)
(B.Com, LL.B.)


Mr. Gautam Khaitan is the Managing Partner of the Firm and heading the Corporate Division. He has handled various corporate and litigation work for various leading multinational and national companies, banks and financial institutions all over the world including but not limited to mergers, demergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, structuring transactions, collaborations, Facility Documentation, External Commercial Borrowings, arbitrations. He is also holding directorships in various companies of leading corporate houses. Mr. Khaitan has vast experience of more than 22 years in Power, Oil, Telecommunication, Mining and Infrastructure Sector. He has also worked internationally on major mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance transactions. He has regularly acted as lead negotiator on legal and contract issues for various clients and has coordinated a range of specialist advice as required, working with business and financial advisers and generally as part of a team focussed on complex projects. The clients benefit from his diverse experience and expertise, and particularly his commercial approach and problem solving capabilities.


Ms. Suparna Sachar, (Senior Partner)
(LL.B. (Hons.))


Ms. Suparna has acquired substantial expertise in representing various domestic and international clients in joint ventures, private equity investments, acquiring stakes in Indian companies, advising foreign investors on exit strategies for exiting Indian markets, Business and Asset Sales, Due Diligences, Exchange Control Laws, Security Laws and various cross border transactions. She has been advising investors on their investment strategies in India and abroad and is involved in drafting and negotiating transaction documents for such investments. Her tax experience includes advising on cross border tax structuring and issues such as creation of permanent establishment, obligations in relation to withholding tax and transfer pricing. She has assisted clients ranging from start-up companies to some of the multinational companies in a broad spectrum of industry ranging from automobiles, defence, energy, information technology, infrastructure, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications and Hospitality. She has also advised corporate and business entities in their day to day compliances, secretarial matters, contractual and labour matters. She has acquired over the years a broad-based commercial, regulatory and transactional experience.


Ms. Bharti Badesra, (Senior Partner)
(B.Com., LL.B.)


Ms. Bharti has been working with us since the year 1997. Her practice areas focuses on litigation and dispute resolution. She has been advising, assisting and representing various multi nationals and domestic companies before different Courts and Tribunals in legal areas such as Criminal and Civil laws, Property laws, Succession law and Wills, Employment Laws, Intellectual Property law, Competition laws and Arbitration . She has 20 years experience and has successfully handled cases many of which have been ground breaking.


Mr. Nipun Malhotra, (Senior Partner)
(B. Sc (H), LL.M)


Nipun Malhotra, has a vast experience of being both a practicing attorney and as an in-house counsel general reporting to the Board of Directors/Chairman of the Corporation. Before rejoining back with O P Khaitan & Co., he has been advising DLF Limited, the largest real estate corporation in India, as its Senior Vice President Legal. While at DLF, Nipun Malhotra has been looking after real estate purchases, due diligence, land acquisitions, lawsuits, business development agreements for both residential and commercial complexes.
Prior to joining DLF Limited, Nipun Malhotra was Vice President Legal Affairs and Group General Counsel at EIH Limited (The Oberoi Group). While with the Oberoi Group, Nipun Malhotra provided pan India litigation support and supervision, was responsible for strategic planning and handled corporate and commercial contracts, etc.
He has been actively engaged and has represented/pleaded for different corporate bodies, organization/individuals in different courts/arbitration tribunals/ Tax Tribunals/ Labour Tribunal and Environmental Tribunals. He has closely worked with various corporations and successfully closed various transactions including resolving potential industrial disputes , attending to foreign management funds etc. He has been an active participant in various extra-curricular activities during his student days and is an avid reader.


Ms. Roopa Dayal , (Partner)
(B.Sc., LL.B.)


Ms. Roopa was enrolled with Bar Council of Delhi in September 2000 and is associated with a Firm since January 2003. While working with the Firm, she had the opportunity to handle hard core litigation relating to recovery matters, injunction, writs, company winding up, Trade-mark matters, matters related to Negotiable Instruments Act, Arbitration etc. She has been drafting and filing suits, petitions, SLP, various Applications including Application seeking interim relief, Appointment of receiver or Arbitrator, Statement of claim, statement of defense, counter-claims, notices etc. She is also handling all kind of litigation in civil side, Original Side, Recovery cases in Debt recovery Tribunal, Intellectual property matter (Trade-Mark), Arbitration Matters and litigation in Consumer Courts and MRTP and in the Appellate forums of the above said.


Mr. Manish Jain, (Partner)
(B. Com (H), LL.B.)


Manish is a first class graduate in commerce and law. He is an alumni of the prestigious Shri Ram College of Commerce and completed his law graduation as a topper from Law Centre II, Faculty of Law, Delhi University in the year 2005. He has been associated with the firm since the past 10 years and has wide experience in advising clients across sectors on various corporate and commercial matters including overseas acquisitions, foreign direct investments, joint ventures and collaborations, cross border deal structuring, private equity, and syndicated loans.


Dr. Praveen Alok , (Partner)
( B. Com, LL.M, Ph. D,)


Dr. Praveen Alok has specialization and experience of ten years covering all aspects of Real Estate Laws and practice. He has been drafting and vetting all kinds of complex documents relating to real estate transactions including company takeovers, acquisitions, etc. He has been independently conducting due diligences for real estate projects of various reputed real estate groups, banks and financial institutions, residential, commercial, institutional and industrial Projects. He has successfully handled and closed commercial transactions involving real estate matters of reputed clients. He has handled various property development collaborations, builder buyer agreements, brokers agreements, other ancillary documents involved in property development by developers, etc. with corporates.. He has been appearing before revenue courts, liaison with revenue officials like Patwari (Talathi), Tehsildar, Sub Registrar, collector (stamps), Sub Divisional Magistrate, Deputy Commissioner etc., getting execution and registration of documents before sub-registrar, getting mutation and freehold of properties done, resolving other issues with the local authorities in property/company acquisitions.


Ms. Tanya Khare, (Principal Associate)
( B. A,, LL.M)


Enrolled in 2007 with the Bar Council of Delhi, she has commenced her legal career with the Firm and has been associated since January 2009. She is an integral part of the litigation team where she represents the firm before prestigious forums like the Hon'ble Supreme Court, High Court, Tis Hazari, Patiala House, Saket Court and the other Judicial and Quasi- Judicial tribunals as well as for several proceedings involving alternative dispute resolutions like Arbitrations and Mediations. She deals with matters of the civil side involving statues like Civil Procedure Code, Arbitration and Conciliation Act, Contract laws, Constitutional Laws, Debt Recovery matters, Negotiable Instruments Act, Property Law, Intellectual Property Law. Her other engagements include drafting various legal documents required in litigation matters like Petitions, Claims, Applications, and Notices etc. She has been involved in briefing and assisting various Counsels and Designated Senior Advocates and has given oral and written advice to our vast pool of national and international clients.


Ms. Vinamarata Singh Dogra, (Associate)
(B.S.L., LL.B.)


Vinamarata is a part of the Corporate and Commercial Laws Team. She completed her B.S.L., LL.B. from ILS Law College, Pune University and has been enrolled with the Bar Council since 2012. She has been actively involved in drafting transaction and contractual documents, conducting of due diligences and advising foreign and domestic clients on the companies act, corporate governance related aspect from SEBI perspective, foreign exchange laws, RBI regulations, competition law, foreign direct investment and other general corporate aspects.


Ms. Ruchika Darira, (Junior Associate)


Ms. Ruchika Darira is an integral part of the Litigation team her work profile includes drafting and filing of suits, applications, Arbitral claims, Notices, Criminal Complaints, Appeals, Writs etc. She actively represents various Indian and International Clients in commercial disputes before various Courts and Tribunals in India. She deals with matters involving interpretation and research on statues like Constitutional Law, Code of Civil Procedure, Arbitration and Conciliation Act, Contract laws, Land Acquisition Act and Environmental Laws.


Vicky Sharma, (Associate)
( B.A., LLB.)


Vicky Sharma is an integral part of Real Estate team of the firm. He specializes in and has experience of almost all aspects of Real Estate Laws and practice. He has been drafting and vetting all kinds of documents relating to real estate transactions including lease, licence, Agreement to sell, sale deed, will, etc. He has been appearing before revenue courts, liaison with revenue officials like Patwari (Talathi), Tehsildar, Sub Registrar, collector (stamps), etc., getting execution and registration of documents before sub-registrar at Delhi, NOIDA and Gurgaon, getting mutation and freehold of properties, etc. He has also been conducting due diligences for immovable properties of various clients for their residential, commercial, institutional and industrial Projects.

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