Rajat Joneja

Rajat Joneja, Partner, JSA

Rajat specializes in Dispute Resolution and has over 12 years of experience in Civil and Commercial Litigation and Arbitration. He has advised clients and has conducted arbitration proceedings in disputes related to construction contracts, project development agreements, contract for provision of IT/ITES services, freighter agreement for supply chain management and Production Sharing and Joint Operating Contracts for development of hydrocarbon blocks.

He has experience in drafting pleadings and has been handling litigations in various courts including the Supreme Court of India, High Courts of various states, Company Law Board and National Commission for Consumer Dispute Redressal. He has also handled constitutional matters such as writ petitions against State authorities and Union of India, including challenges to provisions of law.

Rajat has represented various major corporates in Litigations before various High Courts of the Country and the Supreme Court.

Before joining JSA, he was with DMD Advocates (earlier known as Dutt Menon and Dunmorrsett).

 

Memberships

  • Bar Council of Delhi
  • Delhi High Court Bar Association
  • YSIAC

 

Publications

Article titled “Need for Construction Law in India” published in EPC&I Magazine, October 2019 issue

 

Education

BBA LLB Symbiosis Law School, Pune

 

Languages

  • English
  • Hindi

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

  • Representing a client in an ad-hoc international commercial arbitration seated in Kuala Lumpur, with respect to disputes arising out of a Joint Operating Agreement under a Production Sharing Contract and secured an award in favour of the Client.
  • Representing an IT/ITES company in arbitration proceedings against a Statutory Authority in relation to a contract for computerisation and modernisation of the work of the Authority and secured an award in favour of the Client.
  • Represented a construction company in several arbitration proceedings in relation to contracts for construction of hydro-electric power project and secured awards in favour of the Client.
  • Represented a construction company in several arbitration proceedings in relation to contracts for highway construction projects.
  • Represented a real estate developer in arbitration proceedings against the city administration and secured an award of approximately Rs.16000 Million in favour of the Client.
  • Represented a logistic solution provider in arbitration proceedings against an airline major with regard to breach of a freighter wet lease agreement and succeeded in securing an Award of INR 260 million.
  • Represented a leading air-conditioning and refrigeration company in arbitration proceedings against a nationalized bank and successfully conducted the trial in the matter securing an award in favour of the Client.
  • Represented an MNC involved in manufacture of consumer durables before the High Court of Delhi in an Appeal against the Enforcement Directorate with regard to a penalty of Rs.50 Million and succeeded in getting the penalty set aside.
  • Represented a DTH service provider in quashing proceedings before the Patna High Court and succeeded in getting the complaint and the summoning order set aside.