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Nitesh Jain

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Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

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Mr. Nitesh Jain is a Partner with the Mumbai office of Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas. He has also worked with the Firm’s New Delhi office for a considerable time. He advises and practices across diverse dispute resolution forums, with primary focus on corporate- commercial disputes, international and domestic commercial arbitrations and white collar crimes.

Nitesh has recently been awarded as the ‘Disputes Star of the Year- India’ by the Asialaw and benchmark litigation Asia- Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards 2018 held in Hong Kong. He has also been ranked as the Next Generation lawyer in Dispute Resolution by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2019 and has been quoted to say “Nitesh Jain has sound knowledge of the industry and understands its nuances”.

He has significant experience in representing large conglomerates, private equity funds and foreign investors in their disputes, and is presently advising and acting for Tata Sons and Mr. Ratan N. Tata in India’s biggest corporate legal battle. Nitesh has successfully represented Tata Sons in an approximately USD 6.5 billion class action leave revocation matter before the Bombay High Court and shareholder dispute- oppression and mismanagement before the National Company Law Tribunal, Mumbai. He is also acting for Punjab National Bank in India’s largest banking fraud of approximately USD 3 billion before various forums in India and globally. Nitesh is also representing Matrix Partners and Resurgence PE in their exit disputes with one of the promoters and company based in India.

Nitesh regularly argues and represents clients before the Supreme Court of India, High Courts of various States, National Company Law Tribunal and all other regulatory and quasi-judicial commissions and tribunals in India. He regularly acts as counsel in ad-hoc and institutional arbitrations, and has extensive experience in institutional arbitrations.

He has represented Indian and multinational corporations including Fortune 500 companies across industries and sectors in relation to disputes on exercise of exit right, EPC contracts, implementation agreements, business transfers, development contracts, media rights contracts, manufacturing contracts, shareholder disputes, asset purchase and business transfer disputes, employment disputes, service management disputes, sports law and franchisee disputes et al. He has also represented the clients in civil and criminal defamation proceedings and criminal investigations.

His significant matters are frequently covered in the news and he regularly writes articles and participates in conferences and seminars. 


Nitesh started his career with Gagrat & Co., New Delhi, Supreme Court Advocates in 2007. Thereafter he pursued LL.M at the London School of Economics and joined the New Delhi office of Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas in 2009 and worked until 2014. After a brief experience of his independent practice, Nitesh re-joined the firm in 2015 at the Mumbai office.


English and Hindi


Advocate, Bar Council of Rajasthan, Supreme Court of India Bar Association, Bombay Bar Association, Delhi High Court Bar Association and Rajasthan High Court Bar Association.


LL.M., London School of Economics [2009]; B.S.L., LL.B. Symbiosis Law School, Pune [2007]


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