Dheeraj Nair

Practicing as a lawyer since 2000 in Indian courts and tribunals. Appeared in twenty High Courts of India and conducted several arbitrations.

Partner at JSA since 2009.

Qualified Advocate-on-Record of the Supreme Court of India since 2008.

Core expertise in making strategies and handling multifarious and complex litigations as well as domestic and international arbitrations. Mediated and negotiated various settlements for clients.



  • Delhi High Court Bar Association
  • Supreme Court Bar Association



  • Unclear liabilities for hotels, TravTalk India Magazine, September Issue, 2020
  • Safeguard your interests, TravTalk India Magazine, September Issue, 2020
  • Decriminalisation of Companies Act: Decoding the COVID economic relief, Economic Times, July 28, 2020
  • Companies Act reforms amid Covid-19: A primer, Economic Times, July 4, 2020
  • Issue of credit shells needs redressal, TravTalk India Magazine, July Issue, 2020
  • Commercial contracts post Covid-19, TravTalk India Magazine, July Issue, 2020
  • Independent directors – The evolving company resource during a pandemic, Economic Times, June 20, 2020
  • Getting a move on: Is it time for pre-packaged insolvency in India?, Economic Times, May 16, 2020



B.SL., LL. B., University of Pune (2000)



  • English
  • Hindi
  • Malayalam

Representing multi-nationals as well as domestic clients in:

  • Corporate & commercial advisory and disputes primarily involving shareholders and joint venture disputes;
  • Investment disputes;
  • Insolvency & bankruptcy advisory and proceedings;
  • White collar crime including forensic and internal investigations for anti-corruption and workplace whistle-blower complaints;
  • Compliance issues including training and investigations into workplace sexual harassment complaints and data privacy compliance issues;
  • Administrative & constitutional law disputes;
  • Food, beverages & pharma advisory and disputes;
  • Employment advisory and adversarial proceedings;
  • Education advisory; and
  • Mergers, demergers, restructuring implementation through Tribunals.


Extensive experience of advising and representing companies in following sectors: –

  • Manufacturing & processing;
  • Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG);
  • Trading & import of food products, drugs, pharma & medical devices;
  • Online platforms & intermediaries;
  • Hospitality & leisure;
  • Airline & travel facilitators;
  • Private Equity funds and large business families;
  • Information Technology;
  • Chemical industries.

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