Divyam Agarwal


Divyam’s key focus area is commercial litigation and arbitration. Divyam has more than ten years of experience in litigation and arbitration. He is also a qualified Advocate on Record at the Supreme Court of India. 

He has extensive experience in ad-hoc and institutional arbitrations. He represents clients in National & International Commercial Arbitrations related to a wide range of sector industries from construction & engineering, energy, real estate and infrastructure, to financial services, securities, retail & services, media & telecommunication, and knowledge based industries. 

Divyam regularly represents clients before Supreme Court, High Courts of various States, National Company Law Tribunals, National Company Law Appellate Tribunal and National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission. 

He advises clients with respect to shareholders and joint venture disputes, creditors disputes, insolvency & bankruptcy issues, contractual breaches, government policy challenges, mergers & acquisitions, bid and tender challenges and employees disputes.

Some of his key assignments include: 

  • Represented a client before the Supreme Court in a matter pertaining to the validity of synchronised/ reversal trades in Futures & Options segment of the stock exchange. This resulted in a landmark judgment by the Honourable Court 
  • Represented another client before the Delhi High Court in proceedings under Section 9 of the Arbitration & Conciliation Act, 1996 for securing the claim amount under a passive infrastructure agreement. The ruling was significant, as it set a standard for an interim protection in such matters under Section 9 of the Arbitration Act for future petitions 
  • Represented a client before National Company Law Tribunal, Delhi in a composite amalgamation and demerger involving 14 companies, including listed companies 
  • Represented a client in a Public Interest Litigation before the Supreme Court. The Court has taken cognisance of the widespread misuse of online dissemination of media depicting sexual abuse. This Petition has assumed particular significance as the Court must weigh competing rights of privacy, free speech and the State's obligation to protect physical autonomy of its citizens. The Court has directed these proceedings in camera 
  • Represented a leading global professional services company against an NBFC/small finance bank in an arbitration proceeding arising out of a Business Process Outsourcing Agreement 

Divyam has been practising law since 2007. He has been a part of JSA since the beginning of his career.

PRACTICE AREAS

SECTORS

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Bar Council of Delhi
  • Delhi High Court Bar Association
  • INSOL India
  • National Company Law Tribunal and Appellate Tribunal Bar Association
  • Supreme Court Advocate-on-Record Association
  • Supreme Court of India Bar Association
  • YSIAC

EDUCATION

  • LLM, London School of Economics & Political Science
  • LLB, Amity Law School, Delhi

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

  • English
  • Hindi

Last Updated on 25th January 2019

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