Shailesh Shukla

Shailesh Shukla, Partner, JSA

Shailesh’s key focus area is Dispute Resolution, Arbitration, Civil Litigation, Criminal Litigation and Real Estate. He has advised and assisted clients from the inception of the dispute, strategizing the litigation process and prosecuting and/or defending proceedings in various courts and forums.

He specializes in dispute resolution and includes Litigation and Arbitration in diverse areas of Corporate& Commercial disputes, Mining, Transportation- Port, Oil & Gas related disputes. Shailesh has been primarily practicing in the High Court(s), Company Law Board/National Company Law Tribunal and various Arbitral Tribunals.

He has also appeared before numerous courts including the Debt Recovery Tribunal/Appellate Tribunal, District Courts, Magistrate and Sessions Court, Labour Commissioner, Land Revenue Authorities and Central Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal.

He has also advised clients on corporate scheme/mergers matters under the Companies Act and appeared in such Scheme matters before the High Court.

He had represented the promoters of National Spot Exchange Limited in NSEL matters before the High Court of Bombay. He has very exclusive experience in handling disputes in the High Court and in white collar criminal matters.

About the real estate he has also drafted documents for sale or purchase of immovable property, lease of immovable property, conveyances, agreements for sale, deed of transfer etc. He also acts in stamp duty matter and family settlements. He has been practicing law since 1995. Before joining JSA, he was for approximately eight years with AZB & Partners.

 

Memberships

  • Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa
  • Bombay Bar Association

 

Education

  • B. Com Mumbai University
  • LLB, Mumbai University

 

Languages

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Gujarati
  • Marathi

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

  • Represented and advised the promoters of National Spot Exchange Limited in the NSEL Scam matters.
  • Represented and advised the client in the arbitration against the Tuticorin Port Trust.
  • Representing the India’s big construction company in ad-hoc arbitration against the sub-contractors.
  • Representing and advising the Indian companies in the arbitration proceedings initiated by Chinese company Dalian Huarui Heavy Industry International Co. Ltd.
  • Represented and advised Saudi Arabia based shipping company in the civil proceedings before the High Court of Bombay initiated by its agent.
  • Represented and advised the director of US based company in criminal proceedings initiated by DRI for the alleged evasion of the custom duty.
  • Handled trial before the City Civil Court of an expedited suit by the Supreme Court and representing and advising American global company provider of water, hygiene and energy technologies and services to the food, energy, healthcare, industrial and hospitality markets in the proceedings initiated by its distributor in India.
  • Represented and advised Netherlands based company in relation to IBC proceedings of Alok Industries Limited. Assisted and represented an independent director of Gitanjali in PNB scam matter before the NCLT.
  • Representing SBI in the appeal proceedings before the DRAT in relation to Essar Power matter.