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Avichal Prasad

Partner
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Kochhar & Co. Advocates & Legal Consultants

New Delhi, India
    Local Time: Thursday 17:35

Practice Expertise

  • Corporate / M&A
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Projects & Infrastructure
  • White Collar Crime

Areas of Practice

  • Corporate / M&A
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Projects & Infrastructure
  • White Collar Crime

WSG Practice Industries

WSG Leadership

  • Dispute Resolution Group - Member
  • White Collar Crime Group - Member

Profile

Avichal is a Partner in the New Delhi office of the Firm. He has rich experience of 13 years in diverse areas of law - contract and policy drafting, general corporate and transactional advisory including acquisitions, as well as assisting in commercial dispute resolution. His experience ranges from drafting, vetting and negotiating terms of contracts to drafting pleadings and appearing before courts and arbitral tribunals. The litigation/ arbitration experience gives him an edge in the corporate domain as it provides a broader perspective and deeper insight of the issues involved in transactions.

Apart from his extensive arbitration experience in the Projects, Energy and Infrastructure sectors, Avichal has been advising and representing clients involved in joint venture disputes before Indian statutory forums/ authorities (NCLT, NCLAT, etc.) as well as in domestic and international commercial arbitrations. He also advises clients on risk mitigation measures relating to day-to-day matters considering their legal implications in case of ongoing disputes.

Avichal also has substantial experience in the domain of white-collar crimes. He has been liaising with investigating authorities including Enforcement Directorate (ED), Economic Offences Wing (EOW), etc. on behalf of HNIs as well as representatives of foreign MNCs who are often targeted in high-stake shareholder's disputes, to ensure that no harassment is caused to them. Clients have gained from counter offensive strategies advised by Avichal that have deterred the opposing parties from deploying coercive tactics. Such hands-on experience has enabled Avichal to provide practical and effective solutions to clients involved in multifarious disputes before various judicial fora.

Bar Admissions
Admitted to Bar in 2009
Member
Bar Council of Delhi

Education
LL.B, ILS Law College, Pune University (Merit holder in Law Examination)
B.Sc, Lucknow University

Areas of Practice

  • Corporate / M&A
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Projects & Infrastructure
  • White Collar Crime

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments
Awarded Urmila Krishna Mohan Srivastava Gold Medal and M. B. Singh Gold Medal for Mathematics in B.A and B.Sc. Examination, University of Lucknow

Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022 : Next Generation Partner for Projects, Energy & Infrastructure (2016-2018)

Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022 : Next Generation Partner for Arbitration 2022

Articles

Additional ArticlesIssues concerning Contracting with the Government, World Bank Group's project - Doing Business in India, 2021

Contributed to Article on Legal Risks and Exposure for Japanese Businesses in India, India Business Law Journal (IBLJ), February 2021

Shareholder Disputes from a Foreign Investor Perspective

Analysis of Shareholders' Disputes in India from a Foreign Investor's Perspective

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