Pratik Pawar

Pratik’s core area of practice is litigation and alternative dispute resolution in a diverse range of corporate & commercial disputes, matters pertaining to public trusts, and matters arising out of engineering and construction contracts, and matters pertaining to media & entertainment law.

He has advised and represented clients before the Supreme Court of India, various High Courts in India, the erstwhile Company Law Board, NCLT and numerous Arbitral Tribunals, both ad-hoc and institutional, in Indian as well as international arbitrations.

He has handled diverse shareholder join-venture and oppression and mismanagement corporate disputes. Pratik also advises and represents clients in relation to matters arising under the Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code, 2016 before the NCLT.

Pratik has also handled diverse white-collar criminal proceedings and investigations, and represented clients in writs, criminal revisions/quashing applications in relation to the same

Pratik’s media and entertainment practise includes representing clients in contentious matters pertaining to copyright infringements in cinematographic films, advice and disputes pertaining to film rights, copyright infringement, advertising standards.



  • Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa
  • Bombay Bar Association






  • English
  • Marathi
  • Hindi

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

  • Advising and acting for a foreign construction company in arbitration proceedings related to disputes arising out of a major infrastructure construction project.
  • Represented and advised a major international software company in arbitration, court, and NCLT proceedings concerning the development and delivery of bespoke software for travel bookings.
  • Advising a Japanese company manufacturing disposable hygiene and household cleaning products in relation to complaints before the Adverting Standards Council of India
  • Advising and appearing for a port terminal operator in writ proceedings before the Bombay High Court challenging the jurisdiction of the Competition Commission of India to adjudicate upon a complaint by a competitor.
  • Advising and appearing on behalf of an Indian film production and distribution company in a copyright infringement suit before the Bombay High Court
  • Advising a German automotive major in relation to its advertising campaign during the Cricket World Cup 2019.
  • Represented and advised a leading seamless tube manufacturer in ICC arbitration proceedings against an European Company
  • Advised a Japanese company manufacturing disposable hygiene and household cleaning products in respect of disparagement of a competitor in their advertisements
  • Advising and appearing in litigation matters on behalf of a telecom provider in writ petitions before the Bombay High Court challenging levies imposed by municipal corporations on mobile phone cell towers
  • Represented and advised a leading Italian car manufacturer in diverse disputes all over India
  • Represented and advised a global port operating company and its directors in disputes with port authorities and criminal proceedings initiated against its Directors
  • Represented and advised in arbitration proceedings in relation to a dispute with Port Authorities on operational issues
  • Represented and advised a Middle-East based shipping company in admiralty suit proceedings before the Bombay High Court
  • Represented and advised leading hybrid seed supplier in disputes with a seed manufacturer before the Bombay High Court
  • Represented and advised a leading German automobile manufacturer in arbitration proceedings in relation to disputes with its dealers
  • Represented and advised pharmaceutical, chemical and automotive majors in diverse disputes and arbitration proceedings
  • Represented a reputed US based filmmaker in copyright proceedings against the producers of a leading Bollywood film
  • Represented and advised a leading supermarket chain in various High Court proceedings against government revenue authorities
  • Represented and advised a leading German robotics company in criminal as well civil proceedings in Pune.
  • Advising and acting on behalf of the estate of a Bollywood actor and producer with respect to the sale of rights in films.

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