Pallavi Kumar

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.



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



  • ‘Suspension of IBC Provisions: Need for a Balanced Approach’ published on Latest Laws
  • ‘Arbitral Bias in India’ published on BW Legal World
  • ‘Enforcement of Foreign Awards in India’ published in International Chamber of Commerce, India (White Paper)



  • Post Graduate Diploma in Alternative Dispute Resolution, NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad
  • LL.B., Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi
  • B.A. (Hons.) Economics, Shri Ram College of Commerce, University of Delhi



Recognised as one of India’s Young Leaders and Influencers and awarded BW Legal World 30 under 30 Elite Club of Lawyers and Legal Influencers of 2021



  • 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 a leading non-banking financial company before the Supreme Court on the issue of whether a debt stands discharged on invocation of pledge of shares. The Supreme Court passed a landmark judgment and settled some key aspects of the law relating to pledge and the interplay between the Depositories Act and the Indian Contract Act.
  • 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.

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