Hormuz Mehta

Hormuz Mehta, Partner, JSA

Hormuz is a Partner in Disputes Practice Area with a specialization in white collar crimes, penal laws, cross-border crimes, criminal investigations and general corporate criminal disputes. He also has extensive knowledge in corporate litigation in India. Hormuz manages criminal and civil disputes pan India as well as provides advisory services on investigations by Government Authorities (such as CBI, EOW, DRI etc). Hormuz regularly appears in various Courts including criminal courts in Mumbai and Maharashtra.

Hormuz also has vast experience in domestic and international arbitration matters in multiple sectors.

Apart from the above, Hormuz has immense knowledge and experience is various civil disputes and regularly appears in matters before the Bombay High Court and Supreme Court of India.



  • Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa
  • Member of the YIAG under the auspices of the LCIA
  • Member of Dubai International Arbitration Centre



  • BLS, Mumbai University (2001)
  • LLB, Mumbai University (2004)
  • LLM, Kings College London, London University (2005)
  • Solicitor of England & Wales



  • English
  • Hindi
  • Marathi

Hormuz was based out of UAE for 7 years and has vast experience in UAE laws and courts. Hormuz was previously a counsel with one of Mumbai’s leading Senior Counsels in criminal law. Hormuz has been involved in a number of high-profile white-collar cases in India.

  • He has been involved in the quashing of criminal proceedings against the CEO of a multinational bank before the Supreme Court of India.
  • Hormuz has advised and participates in various litigation on behalf of multiple companies, including multinational banks, in relation to the Prevention of Sexual Harassment at the Workplace Act.
  • He has also been involved in a proceeding in relation to a dispute arising from the Bofors scam.
  • Hormuz has advised a bank in relation to an investigation by the Enforcement Directorate, India for offences under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.
  • He has acted for an Indian company in relation to offences of forgery and tampering of documents by Directors of the German counterparty.
  • He has also advised a Swiss client on an investigation conducted by the Serious Fraud Investigation Office in relation to offences committed by IL&FS and its subsidiary ITNL.
  • Hormuz has been involved in various investigations by government authorities on behalf of various multinational corporations.
  • He has also advised various corporations on queries raised from time to time on regulatory, cyber and security issues.
  • He has advised a Swiss multinational on an investigation by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence.
  • Hormuz is presently involved in proceedings under the Fugitive Economic Offenders Act and Prevention of Money Laundering Act on behalf of a multinational bank in relation to offences committed by an alcohol baron who is absconding from India.


Hormuz has also been involved in various others matters:

  • Hormuz has represented a Swiss pump manufacturer in a arbitration against a counter party for the breach of the terms of three high value purchase orders
  • Hormuz has been involved in a hydra headed family dispute with disputes in various courts all over India.
  • Hormuz has been involved in a complex dispute on behalf of a Dubai based entity on the supply of various high grade pipes used for the manufacture of cylinders in India.
  • Hormuz has, on behalf of an IT Company successfully participated in a defamation suit in the Bombay High Court to remove all defamatory posts online
  • Hormuz has acted for a international hotel operator who’s services were arbitrarily terminated and obtained reliefs in favor of the client
  • Hormuz has filed proceedings in the National Company Law Tribunal on behalf of home owners against developments who have failed to complete the project.
  • Hormuz has represented a international fund to recover dues from a restaurant chain in Mumbai
  • Hormuz has acted for a multinational bank to arrest certain vessels in order to recover outstanding dues from the ship owner
  • He has acted on behalf of multinational banks in contempt proceedings arising out of the IL&FS scam

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