Karishma Vora

Call: 2006 (India) 2011 (England & Wales) 

‘A forceful advocate who fights hard for her clients’ interests.’

Legal 500

"Her analytical and systematic approach to matters are just one of her may hidden strengths"

Client instructing Karishma on an LCIA abitration

“Karishma is a strong lawyer but she also gets the commercial context in every case. That adds value for any client.”

Paul Nicholls QC of Matrix Chambers, leading Karishma on a Commercial Court matter

“She made her submissions with a marked degree of tenacity”

Mr Justice Teare

Practice Summary

Karishma has a busy commercial litigation and international arbitration practice. Her experience ranges from interim hearings (such as summary applications, anti-suit injunctions, freezing injunctions and hearings contesting jurisdiction) to complex cross-border trials. She specialises in business and banking disputes involving shareholder agreements, loan defaults and guarantees and general breaches of commercial contracts. She often undertakes cases where one or more legs of the proceedings is outside the UK such as before the National Company Law Tribunal in India.

In addition to commercial litigation, Karishma has developed significant expertise in international arbitration and has been instructed in arbitrations seated in London, Geneva, India and Singapore. She has been instructed on behalf of companies in the pharmaceutical, power, cement, automobile and sugar sectors in cases governed by the LCIA, ICC, SIAC, LME and RSA rules.

Her international practice includes running her own set of chambers in Mumbai. Karishma has the rare expertise of being dual qualified in India and England, making her an attractive choice for matters involving either or both jurisdictions. She was a litigator in Mumbai for six years before relocating to London in 2009 and continues to be a favourite amongst Indian solicitors and clients.

Karishma is increasingly being instructed by high networth individuals to assist them on extradition requests, letters of request, red corner notices and freezing injunctions. 

Karishma is an alumna of the London School of Economics where she taught commercial law. She has lectured on international arbitration including representing the Bar Council of England & Wales at an arbitration lecture series in Brazil. 

Karishma is able to accept instructions directly from lay clients under the ‘Public Access Scheme’ and also has the ‘Right to Conduct Litigation’.

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