Pratik Pawar

Pratik Pawar, Partner, JSA

Pratik’s core area of practice is dispute resolution. It includes litigation and arbitration in diverse areas of corporate & commercial disputes, matters pertaining to Public Trusts, and matters arising out of engineering contracts. Pratik also specializes in matters pertaining to Media & Entertainment laws.

Pratik’s Media and Entertainment practise includes representing clients in contentious matters pertaining to copyright infringements in cinematographic films, disputes pertaining to rights in a cinematographic film,  legal opinions on copyright infringement, advertising standards, advisory and documentation in relation to assignments of rights in a cinematographic film etc.

Pratik has been recommended in the disputes practice by RSG Consulting* in their India Report for 2019.

*RSG Consulting is a part of Financial Times and is one of the most prestigious international publications that ranks lawyers on the basis the quality of service they provide to the clients.

He has advised and represented clients before the Supreme Court of India, various High Courts in India, the erstwhile Company Law Board, NCLT and various Arbitral Tribunals. He has also appeared and handled matters before several other courts in India, including the Magistrates Court, Civil Courts both Senior and Junior Division, and the City Civil Court Mumbai. He has also represented various clients in ICC arbitrations as well as ad-hoc arbitrations.

He has handled matters in relation to the shareholders/join-venture disputes before the Company Law Board (CLB). He has represented foreign as well as Indian joint venture partners before the CLB. He has also advised entities in the proceedings initiated under Section 397 / 398 of the Companies Act, 1956 before the Company Law Board, Mumbai. Pratik has also advised and represented clients in relation to matters arising under the Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code, 2016 before the NCLT.

Pratik has also handled diverse criminal matters and represented clients in writs, criminal revisions/quashing applications in relation to offences under various statute and other criminal statutes. Pratik has advised clients on various areas of criminal law.

He has been practicing law since 2005. Prior to joining JSA, Pratik worked with AZB & Partners for five years, where he handled matters relating to civil and commercial disputes, contractual aspects of civil law in writ petitions, appeals and Public Interest Litigation.

 

Memberships

  • Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa
  • Bombay Bar Association

 

Education

BA. LLM

 

Languages

  • English
  • Marathi
  • Hindi

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

  • Represented a reputed US based filmmaker in copyright proceedings against the producers of a leading Bollywood film
  • Advising and appearing on behalf of an Indian film production and distribution company in a copyright infringement suit before the Bombay High Court
  • Representing the family of a renowned Bollywood actress and late Bollywood music composer in proceedings against an NBFC
  • Advising a leading Bollywood photographer in various agreements with media houses
  • Advising and acting on behalf of the family of a late Bollywood actor and producer with respect to the sale of rights in certain films
  • Advising a German automotive major in relation to its advertising campaign during the Cricket World Cup 2019.
  • Advised a Japanese company manufacturing disposable hygiene and household cleaning products in respect of any disparagement against a competitor in their advertisement in India
  • Advising a Japanese company manufacturing disposable hygiene and household cleaning products in relation to complaints before the ASCI
  • Represented and advised a major software company in arbitration and NCLT proceedings with a leading travel agency
  • Represented and advised a leading seamless tube manufacturer in an ICC arbitration against a German Company
  • Advising and appearing on behalf of a terminal operator in the port sector in a writ petition before the Bombay High Court challenging the jurisdiction of the Competition Commission of India to adjudicate upon a complaint of a competitor terminal operator
  • Advising and appearing in litigation matters on behalf of a telecom provider in writ petitions before the Bombay High Court challenging the levies imposed by municipal corporations on cell towers
  • Represented and advised a leading Italian car manufacturer in their disputes all over India
  • Represented and advised a company in arbitration proceedings in relation to dispute with Port Authorities
  • Represented and advised a Saudi Arabia based shipping company in admiralty suit proceedings before the Bombay High Court
  • Represented and advised a Dubai based port operating company and its directors in disputes with port authorities and criminal proceedings initiated against its Directors
  • Represented and advised leading hybrid seed supplier in dispute with the seed manufacturer before the Bombay High Court
  • Represented and advised a leading German automobile manufacturer in arbitration proceedings in relation to dispute with its dealer
  • Represented and advised pharmaceutical, chemical and automotive majors in diverse disputes, and arbitration proceedings
  • Represented and advised a leading supermarket chain in various proceedings before the Bombay High Court against government authorities
  • Represented and advised a leading German Robotic Company in criminal as well civil proceedings in Pune