Maitreyi B Kannur

Maitreyi deals with commercial (civil and criminal) litigation and arbitration. She advises and represents clients on complex arbitrations, litigations, white collar and regulatory proceedings.

Maitreyi has been awarded as one of the Top 100 lawyers in Forbes India and one among the top global lawyers by Lex Falcon, Dubai.

Her practice spans into various sectors including Intermediaries and Online Platforms, Healthcare, Real Estate Food & Beverages, Manufacturing, Fintech, Banks & Financial Institutions, Private Equity, Hospitality Chains, Transportation, Education, Technology and Media.

She has represented clients before Arbitral Tribunals (ad-hoc and institutional), Supreme Court, High Court, District Courts, Family Courts, Labour Courts, Real Estate Regulatory Authority, National Company Law Tribunal, National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, District Courts and various quasi-judicial bodies.

Maitreyi has been practicing law since the year 2016 and is known for her good repute at the Advocate’s Bar and her ability to effectively mediate and negotiate settlements for her clients.

Before joining JSA, Maitreyi was working under Sr. Advocate Mr. Udaya Holla.


Awards and Recognition

  • Forbes India Top 100 Lawyers
  • Lex Falcon Top Global Lawyers



Bar Council of Karnataka



B.A. LLB, MS Ramaiah College of Law



  • English
  • Kannada
  • Hindi

Some of the key assignments in these areas handled and being handled by Maitreyi amongst others, cover the following:

  • Successfully represented about 130 plus Christian minority schools/ institutions in Bangalore and obtained favourable orders from the High Court of Karnataka against a change in legislation interefering with the tax exemption these institutions enjoyed.
  • White collar crime including forensic and internal investigations for anti-corruption and workplace whistle-blower complaints.
  • Advised and successfully represented leading hospital chains and government bodies in tender related matters in Arbitrations and before the High Court of Karnataka.
  • Advising leading e-commerce marketplace on regulatory compliances and representing it in litigations pertaining to Intellectual Property Rights, Legal Metrology and Civil Defamation.
  • Advising global and domestic companies and foreign shareholders in criminal proceedings initiated before EOW and Crime Branch against Indian promoter directors.
  • Succeeded in multiple shareholder dispute and real-estate related arbitration for a leading IT and manufacturing companies.
  • Appeared before the Singapore High Court and assisted a foreign law firm in leading evidence.
  • Successfully represented and objtained favourable orders for a leading automobile manufacturing company twice with respect to picketing and dharna/ protest by certain farmer organisations which blocked the ingress and egress of the factory.
  • Advising a multination software technology company in domestic litigation and labour legislations
  • Representing a major cab aggregator before the Karnataka High Court in a suit for removal of confidential information and disparaging comments hosted by an intermediary.

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