Practice Expertise

  • Arbitration
  • Environment
  • Infrastructure & Projects
  • Litigation

Areas of Practice

  • Arbitration
  • Environment
  • Infrastructure & Projects
  • Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)
  • Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals
  • White Collar Crime
  • View More

WSG Practice Industries

WSG Leadership

  • Energy Group - Member
  • Life Sciences Group - Member
  • Mining Group - Member
  • Restructuring & Insolvency Group - Member


KV, as he is generally known, is a Senior Partner and head of the Firm's Gurgaon office. An accomplished litigator with more than 24 years' experience, KV represents clients in complex commercial disputes and contentious matters both in India and overseas.

KV's core strength lies in the fact that he is well versed in both Criminal and Civil litigation / Arbitration and is an ideal choice of lawyer to handle White-Collar cases with parallel civil and/or regulatory aspects and devise an appropriate holistic strategy for the client. His expertise in handling these dual aspects of disputes involving both civil and criminal litigation also makes him a favoured lawyer with business clients.

Several matters argued by KV have resulted in judgments which have had significant impact, particularly on the infrastructure and construction industry.

Besides his litigation practice, KV is regularly sought by clients to advise on complex contractual, legal and regulatory issues, and is known for rendering practical and solution-oriented advice to his clients.

He has in-depth knowledge of laws and regulations that govern, and issues that concern the pharmaceuticals sector, and is also widely regarded as an expert in Environmental Laws and regulations.

Bar Admissions
Delhi Bar Council

LL.B, Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi, 1996
B.Sc, St. Stephen's College, University of Delhi University, 1993

Areas of Practice

  • Arbitration
  • Environment
  • Infrastructure & Projects
  • Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)
  • Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals
  • White Collar Crime

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments
Recognised among India's 'Top 100 Lawyers' by FORBES Legal Powerlist 2020; felicitated for expertise in White Collar Crime and Arbitration
Recognised by Legal 500 Asia Pacific as Elite Leading Lawyer for White Collar Crime 2021 and Leading Individual for White Collar Crime 2020
Recognised by Legal 500 Asia Pacific as Recommended Lawyer for Dispute Resolution in 2021


Since early 2007, KV has been authoring articles on various contemporary labour and employment issues and responding to queries in 'Human Capital' one of the prominent magazines in India dealing exclusively with HR management issues. He has also written several articles on variety of subjects published by newspapers and magazines.
Authored the India chapter of the book, International Environment Law - Practitioner's Guide to the Laws of the Planet published by the American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy and Resources, 2014.
Authored the Environment Law Reporter India Update which was published every quarter by the Environment Law Institute, Washington DC from 2009 to 2014.
Co-authored the India pages of EIATRACK, a website operated by IHS, which cater to the laws and regulations concerning the electronics industry.
Applicability of Section 25 of Industrial Disputes Act
Paying the Bonus Where Due
Employee Status for Contractual Staff
An Act of Misconduct
Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace
To Be in Gratitude Thereof
Adding Teeth to People with Disabilities
Equal Pay, Equal Work
Employment Sans Legal Presence in India
Maternity Benefits (Amendment) Bill,2016
Wage Discrimination Between Temporary and Permanent Workmen
Proposed Reforms in Labour Laws
Claim After VRS-The Bird in the Bush
Rightful Interpretation of The BOCW Act
Voluntary Retirement Scheme-Possible to Withdraw from The Scheme
The Sexual Harassment Act-Boon or Bane?
A Legal Insight into Foreign Investments in The Indian Food Processing Industry
Personal Injury and Accident 'Out of' & 'In' the Course of Employment
Amendment of Section 25 (O) of ID Act-Closure of Industrial Undertaking
Labour & Employment - Q&A
Considering Special Allowances as a Part of Provident Fund
Employee Stock Options-The Indian Scenario
Wrongful Dismissal-How the Law has Evolved
Fixed term employment -Contracts in India
Requirement of Continuous Service under the Industrial Dispute Act
Statutory Protection for Workmen Pending Adjudication of Disputes - The Legal Position
Labour & Employment - Q&A
Wages During Strike Period Legal Interpretation
Termination of Employment of Probationary Employees - Legal Issues
Skill Development legal framework in India
Cyber Crimes by employees
Enforceability of employment bonds in India
Should There be a Right to Refuse Unsafe Work?
Law on Minimum Wages in India
Compassionate Employment in India
Labour & Employment Q & A
Bullying at Workplace
The Battle of Doctrines
Understanding the Standing Orders
Eli Lilly Insulin Drug Prices Paves Way for Hike in Imported Drug Prices
Don't Nuke Civil Liabilities Bill

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