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 and directors duties, loan defaults and guarantees and general breaches of commercial and IP 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 or the US Federal Courts.
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.
In addition to commercial litigation, Karishma has developed significant expertise in international arbitration and has been instructed in arbitrations seated in London, Paris, 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, DIFC, LME and RSA rules.
Karishma is increasingly being instructed by high networth individuals to assist them on extradition requests, letters of request, red corner notices, freezing injunctions, and, corresponding proceedings in India at the EOW and Magistrates Courts.
Karishma is an alumna of the London School of Economics (LSE) and has taught commercial law at the LSE. She has lectured on international arbitration and represented the Bar Council of England & Wales at an arbitration lecture series in Brazil. Her charitable work extends to the Bar Pro Bono Unit and Thomson Reuters’ TrustLaw.
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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