Mr. Rishabh Agrawal

Mr. Rishabh Agrawal

Founding Partner

Rishabh specializes in handling commercial disputes, white collar crime, insolvency, state action and crisis management for his clients. He has represented clients from wide range of industries, such as, private equity, real estate, technology & media, banking & finance, and manufacturing etc.

Rishabh has vast experience in driving complex strategic litigations which frequently involve cross border issues, regulatory action, and high risk. Rishabh also specializes in investigations, intellectual property law, data privacy, joint ventures, and commercial contracts.

Expertise

Commercial Litigation | White Collar Crime | Investigations | Media | Insolvency and Restructuring

Education: 

  • BBA, LLB, Symbiosis Law School, Pune
  • Diploma in Arbitration, Conciliation & Alternate Dispute Resolution System, from Symbiosis International University, Pune.
  • Diploma in Law of Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions, from​Asian School of Cyber Laws, Pune.

Select Professional Experience

  • Represented a catering service provider in cross suits relating to disputes under a tender with a PSU. Dispute related to liability under indemnity clause and recovery of invoiced amount.
  • Represented a foreign bondholder in prosecuting a declaratory suit seeking nullification corporate action converting FCCB bonds into equity. Also worked with the lawyers of the trustee to initiate winding up proceedings on behalf of the bondholders.
  • Represented a HNI in an administrative suit arising out of a testamentary dispute in relation to rights in a Hindu Un-divided Family of the deceased father.
  • Represented a SPV involved in construction for National Highway Authority of India in relation to a challenge by landowners to the land acquisition by the authority.
  • Represented lenders based in Singapore, Abu Dhabi, Switzerland, and Hong Kong in proceedings arising out of default of corporate guarantee by an Indian parent company of a Singaporean subsidiary. 
  • Closely worked with Clifford Chance, Hong Kong as International Counsel for the lenders.
  • Represented Goldman Sachs in litigation involving enforcement of terms of investment in relation to investment in a Services and Logistics Company in Hyderabad.
  • Represented various international institutional investors in multiple litigations across courts at Mumbai, Chennai and New Delhi, involving acquisition of shares in an Indian Bank.
  • Handling litigation involving defending a Real estate company based in Chennai against invalid exercise of Put Option by a German Investor.
  • Represented a USA based IT major in litigation involving defending allegations of infringement of trademark.
  • Represented renowned movie maker in litigation involving enforcement of rights under a charter document of a movie producers association.
  • Represented a sovereign investment fund in defending and undertaking action in relation to allegations of fraud by the Indian management of a company in the Food and Agriculture sector. Closely worked with Herbert Smith Freehills LLC, Singapore as the International Counsel.
  • Advising a Pharmaceutical company on allegations relating to bribery and violation of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, 1977 (U.S.A.) by the employees of an Indian Subsidiary. Closely worked with Davis Polk & Wardwell LLC, New York as International Counsels of the client.
  • Conducted internal inquiry on behalf of a prominent investment fund for allegations of sexual harassment against top management, assignment included examination of witnesses and risk assessment.

Membership 

Bar Association of Maharashtra and Goa

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