Neerav Merchant

Partner




+91 22 61237272
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BIOGRAPHY

Neerav Merchant has over 22 years of experience in dispute resolution, arbitration, litigation, enforcement of foreign judgments and awards, asset recovery, technology and telecommunication, intellectual property, employment, anti-corruption, and real property matters.

Neerav regularly speaks at several international forums, including seminars and conferences hosted by Asian Legal Business, International Bar Association and Law Society of England and Wales. He is on the panel of arbitrators of Mumbai Centre for International Arbitration.

Recently, Neerav has:

  • Representing MNP Interconnection Telecom Solutions India Pvt. Ltd., (an Ericsson Group Company), before the Delhi High Court, and thereafter, before the Supreme Court, duly challenging the regulation notified by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India.
  • Advising one of the largest Italian manufacturers and global players in bottle crowns and caps business, as regards a high stake arbitration matter emanated out of termination by our client of a proposed acquisition transaction of majority ownership of a target Indian company from its promoters.
  • Advised Elementis Specialities (India) Private Limited on employment law matters.
  • Represented a large audit and consulting firm with respect to allegations of financial irregularities by senior management, assisted the client in conducting internal investigation working closely with forensic teams, and advised the client on cleaning up measures and next steps.
  • Advised SwissPost, the national postal service of Switzerland, on data protection and privacy issues under Indian law.
  • Advised Givaudan (India) Pvt. Ltd. in finalizing the general conditions of contract with regards to appointment of contractors in respect of a manufacturing plant to be set up at Pune, Maharashtra, India.
  • Advised CHEP South Africa on Indian employment law issues in connection with its Indian subsidiary, CHEP India Private Limited.
  • Representing Jeumont SA in enforcing in India an ICC arbitration award.
  • Representing SABIC UK Petrochemicals Limited on its ongoing dispute with Punj Lloyd Limited at the Delhi High Court.
  • Represented Morgan Stanley Advantage Services Private Limited on its application to the Department of Telecommunications, Government of India to permit limited liability partnerships to be registered as an “other services provider.”
PRACTICE AREAS
  • Anti-Corruption
  • General Commercial
  • Real Property
  • Disputes (Litigation and Arbitration)
  • Employment
  • Technology, Media and Telecommunications
INDUSTRY FOCUS
  • Manufacturing and Industrial
  • Pharmaceuticals and Life sciences
  • Technology
“Neerav is extremely knowledgeable and experienced. He is responsive and very accommodating.”
“He provides commercial advice on a timely basis and makes himself available, both for questions and for follow-ups to ensure we understand the advice provided.”
“Employment law specialist”
“An excellent, responsive lawyer who always asks the right questions and provides helpful, pragmatic advice.”
“Thorough, careful, responsive and thoughtful lawyer”
“Has led and overseen things well; he was very professional in his dealings with us”
“Deep knowledge of Indian arbitration law and is an excellent strategist”
“Neerav gives pragmatic advice and he is very responsive”
EDUCATION
  • BCom, Jai Hind College, University of Mumbai (1993)
  • LLB, KC Law College, University of Mumbai (1996)
ADMISSIONS
  • India
MEMBERSHIPS
  • Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa
  • Bombay Incorporated Law Society
  • International Bar Association (Regional Representative – Asia of the Litigation Committee for 2018-2019)
  • Inter Pacific Bar Association (Vice Chair, Dispute Resolution and Arbitration Committee)
Ranked by
  • Chambers Asia Pacific
  • Chambers Global
  • Asialaw Leading Lawyers
  • Who’s Who Legal
  • Finalist under the category of “Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year” for the ALB 1st India Law Awards
  • Practical Law Company and Indian Lawyer 250