Karishma has a busy commercial litigation practice representing companies and individuals in high value claims before the Commercial Court and many of her cases have been reported. She specialises in business and banking disputes arising out of shareholder agreements, cross border loans and facility agreements, breach of guarantees and unfair prejudice petitions. Her experience ranges from interim hearings (such as summary applications, anti-suit injunctions, freezing injunctions, hearings contesting jurisdiction and applications seeking letters of request) to complex cross-border trials. Her cases often include one or more legs of the proceedings outside the UK such as before courts and tribunals in India. Karishma is ranked in Legal 500 for the year 2020 as a leading individual for commercial litigation.
Karishma also has significant expertise in international arbitration and has been instructed in arbitrations seated in London, Geneva, Singapore and India. She has developed considerable sector expertise in the steel, cement and pharmaceutical industries and has also been instructed on behalf of companies in the power, automobile and sugar sectors in cases governed by the LCIA, ICC, SIAC, LME and RSA rules. She is frequently invited to speak as an expert at international arbitration conferences and has addressed conferences organised by GAR, ICC, Combar, MCIA, FICCI – ICA, CII, Legal Era, the Bar Council of England and Wales etc.
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. Her international practice includes running her own set of chambers in Mumbai.
Karishma is an alumna of the London School of Economics where she taught commercial law.
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