Pallavi Kumar

Pallavi Kumar, Associate, JSA

Pallavi’s key focus area is commercial litigation and arbitration. She advises and represents clients before various forums, including Supreme Court, High Courts, National Company Law Tribunals and National Company Law Appellate Tribunal.

Pallavi has expertise in Insolvency Law. She has represented financial creditors, operational creditors, resolution professionals as well as corporate debtors in matters under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code.

She also has extensive experience in ad-hoc and institutional arbitrations. She represents clients in arbitrations related to a wide range of sectors, such as constructions and engineering, real estate and infrastructure, etc. She has also represented clients in arbitration-related court proceedings.

Pallavi has been practicing law since 2016. Before joining JSA, she was working in the chambers of Mr. Amarjit Singh Chandhiok, Senior Advocate and former Additional Solicitor General of India, where she handled general civil and commercial litigation.

 

Memberships

  • Bar Council of Delhi
  • Delhi High Court Bar Association
  • NCLT and AT Bar Association
  • INSOL India
  • Maadhyam

 

Publications

Suspension of IBC Provisions: Need for a Balanced Approach

 

Education

  • LL.B., Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi
  • B.A. (Hons.) Economics, Shri Ram College of Commerce, University of Delhi

 

Languages

  • English
  • Hindi

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

  • Represented a real estate developer before the Supreme Court in a writ petition challenging the constitutional validity of the amendment to the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, whereby allottees/ homebuyers were granted the status of financial creditors. The Supreme Court passed a significant judgment upholding the constitutionality of the amendment.
  • Represented a lender having an exposure in a group company of Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Limited, one of the biggest Indian infrastructure development and finance company, before National Company Law Appellate Tribunal.
  • Appeared on behalf of a client in arbitration proceedings arising out of a lease deed for production of the Tata nano car plant in Singur.
  • Represented India’s largest commodity exchange platform, in writ petitions filed by several traders, who were aggrieved by the fixation of rates of crude oil futures contract at a negative value.