Ajay Bhargava

Ajay Bhargava

Ajay Bhargava

Ajay is a Senior Partner in the Dispute Resolution Group. He specializes in Civil, Criminal & Corporate Litigation with over 20 years of experience.

Ajay’s fora of practice includes Supreme Court, High Courts, Arbitration (International and Domestic),Quasi Judicial Tribunalslike National Company Law Tribunal, National Company Law Appellate Tribunal and National Green Tribunal. He advises on Constitutional matters, Civil & Criminal matters, IPR laws, Employment Laws and on corporate – commercial disputes. He also advises on matters before the Investigation Wings relating to corporate criminal investigations and quasi criminal prosecutions (white collar crimes). Ajay is often consulted on M&A transactions to provide tactical and advisory support. He advises on preventive measures in commercial contracts.

Representative Matters:

In his areas of expertise, Ajay has represented and advised the following clients:

• Supreme Court litigation on behalf of Shri Kumar Mangalam Birla, Chairman Aditya Birla Group in relation to Coal Allocation matter (Natural Resources & Minerals)
• Supreme Court litigation on behalf of Hindalco Industries Limited in relation to Coal Allocation matter (Natural Resources & Minerals)
• Supreme Court litigation on behalf of Dr Vijay Mallya, Chairman UB Group (Corporate Commercial issues)
• Supreme Court litigation on behalf of Aditya Birla Groupin relation to Coal Allocation matter (Natural Resources & Minerals)
• Supreme Court litigation in relation to the Birla-Lodha Will matter (Family law / Testamentary Succession / Criminal law)
• Supreme Court litigation on behalf of Severn Trent Water Purification Inc., USA in relation to Joint Venture dispute and landmark issue on interpretation of the Indian Arbitration Act vis-à-vis International Commercial Arbitration (Infrastructure Sector)
• Supreme Court litigation in relation to the Lilavati Hospital (Mumbai) on behalf of the K.K. Mehta Family (Family law / Criminal law) (Healthcare Sector)
• Supreme Court litigation on behalf of Essel Mining & Industries Limited in relation toOrissa Miningmatter (Natural Resources & Minerals)
• Supreme Court litigation on behalf of Voestalpine Schienen Gbhh in their dispute with Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) (Infrastructure)
• Supreme Court litigation on behalf of Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Limited in relation to the 4 Billion USD acquisition of Ranbaxy
• Supreme Court litigation on behalf of Godrej & Boyce – Forest matter (Environmental Law)
• Supreme Court litigation on behalf of India Infoline Group and its Directors (Criminal Law – landmark issue on Directors liability)
• Supreme Court litigation on behalf of Mitsubishi Corporation (Tax Laws – relating to Delhi Metro Rail Project) (Infrastructure Sector)
• Supreme Court litigation on behalf of Khoday Group in relation to the dispute with Scotch Whisky Association on the brand “Peter Scot”
• Supreme Court litigation on behalf of Royal Challengers (Indian Premier League Cricket Team) (Surrogate advertising) (Sports & Media Law)
• Supreme Court litigation on behalf of Ferani Hotels (Pvt.) Limited in relation to Section 9A of the Code of Civil Procedure (as applicable in Maharashtra)
• Represented IdeaCellular Limited in Supreme Court / High Court / Telecom Disputes Settlement & Appellate Tribunal in relation to the controversy relating to allocation of 3G Spectrum. (Telecom Sector)
• Represented Aananda Audio Video, in various forums (Supreme Court of India/ High Court/ Copyright Board) in relation to the protection of their Copyright (Compulsory License Issue)
• Represented DLF Group, before Supreme Court/High Court and various Misc Fora (Real Estate Sector)
• Supreme Court litigation on behalf of Cement Companies in relation to Renewable Energy Obligation Regulations in the State of Rajasthan
• Supreme Court litigation on behalf of Saregama India Limited in relation to 52(i)(j)
• Represented Saregama India Limited and Phonographic Performance Limited (PPL), before various forums (Supreme Court/High Court) in relation to the protection of their Copyright (Entertainment Sector)
• Represented Indiabulls Group, before various Forums (Supreme Court/High Court/Arbitral Tribunal etc.)(Real Estate Sector)
• Represented Kingfisher Airlines Limited, before Supreme Court/High Court and various Misc Fora (Aviation Sector)
• Supreme Court lon behalf of Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Limited in relation to National Drug Policy, 1994 and NPPA issues. (Pharmaceutical Sector)
• Supreme Court litigation on behalf of Lupin Limited in relation to National Drug Policy, 1994 and NPPA issues. (Pharmaceutical Sector)
• Supreme Court litigation on behalf of FDC Limited in relation to National Drug Policy, 1994 and NPPA issues. (Pharmaceutical Sector)
• Represented and advised Nimble TV Inc. in relation to the suit filed by Tata Sky Limited against the Client before Delhi High Court (Media Law)
• Represented and advised Cayman Islands Limitedin relation to the suit filed by HGS India Limited against the Client before Delhi High Court
• Represented and advised Vestige Marketing Private Limited in relation to the suit filed by Modicare Limited against the Client before Delhi High Court
• Advised and represented Public Health Foundation of India in relation to the Arbitration Petition filed against Dr. Tarandeep Singh before Delhi High Court
• Represented Jindal Steel & Power Limited in a multi million dollar Bank Guarantee dispute with Bolivian Government before the Delhi High Court
• Represented Jindal Steel & Power Limited in a multi million dollar dispute with Transglobal Metals FZE before the Arbitral Tribunal
• Represented Israel Military Industries Limited on the blacklisting issue with Ministry of Defence (Defence Sector)
• Represented HEIL Group in their Dispute with Spicejet (Criminal Law/Corporate Laws) (Aviation Sector)
• Represented Albert David Limited on a Drug Ban issue before the Delhi High Court (Healthcare Sector)
• Represented Harley Davidson Motor Company Inc. in a Dealership Agreement dispute
• Represented Ansal Group in litigation matter (Real Estate Sector)
• Represented Indiabulls Group, before various Forums (Supreme Court/High Court/Arbitral Tribunal etc.)(Real Estate Sector)
• Represented Kingfisher Airlines Limited, before Supreme Court/High Court and various Misc Fora (Aviation Sector)
• Represented Eveready Industries India Limited, before various forums (High Court/TradeMark Tribunals etc), in relation to the protection of their trademark and copyright in the mark “EVEREADY”
• Represented Ireo Group, in various forums (High Court / TradeMark Tribunals etc, including the filing of the complaint at UNDRP and INDRP under WIPO) – domain name dispute under the INDRP (Real Estate Sector)
• Delhi High Court litigation on behalf of Mr Asim Ghosh (Former CEO of Vodafone) in a petition filed by a NGO i.e. Telecom Watchdog, in the Hutchinson-Vodafone Deal (Telecom law / FDI Policy / Corporate law)
• Delhi High Court litigation on behalf of International Cricket Council (Sports and Media Law)
• RepresentedGlenmark Pharmaceuticals Limited before the Delhi High Court in relation to ban on several Fixed Dose Combinations (FDC) by the Ministry of Health, Union of India (Healthcare Sector)
• Represented GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Limited before the Delhi High Court in relation to ban on several Fixed Dose Combinations (FDC) by the Ministry of Health, Union of India (Healthcare Sector)
• Represented Lupin Limited before the Delhi High Court in relation to ban on several Fixed Dose Combinations (FDC) by the Ministry of Health, Union of India(Healthcare Sector)
• Represented Unichem Laboratories Limited before the Delhi High Court in relation to ban on several Fixed Dose Combinations (FDC) by the Ministry of Health, Union of India (Healthcare Sector)
• Represented FDC Limited before the Delhi High Court in relation to ban on several Fixed Dose Combinations (FDC) by the Ministry of Health, Union of India (Healthcare Sector)
• Represented Ajanta Pharma Limited before the Delhi High Court in relation to ban on several Fixed Dose Combinations (FDC) by the Ministry of Health, Union of India (Healthcare Sector)
• Represented Tablet (India) Limited before the Delhi High Court in relation to ban on several Fixed Dose Combinations (FDC) by the Ministry of Health, Union of India (Healthcare Sector)
• Represented Coral Laboratories Limited before the Delhi High Court in relation to ban on several Fixed Dose Combinations (FDC) by the Ministry of Health, Union of India (Healthcare Sector)
• Represented Ruby Organics Private Limited before the Delhi High Court in relation to ban on several Fixed Dose Combinations (FDC) by the Ministry of Health, Union of India (Healthcare Sector)
• Represented Akums Drugs & Pharmaceuticals Limited before the Delhi High Court in relation to ban on several Fixed Dose Combinations (FDC) by the Ministry of Health, Union of India (Healthcare Sector)
• Represented Havells India Limited before the Delhi High Court in relation to Initial Public Offer of HPL Electric & Power Limited
• Represent Supreme Court on behalf of Essel Mining & Industries Limited in relation toOrissa Miningmatter (Natural Resources & Minerals)
• Represented Essel Mining & Industries Limited before the High Court of Orissa at Cuttack in relation to Mining matter
• Represented Australian Cricketer (Royal Challenger Bangalore IPL Team) (Sports and Media Law)
• Represented Late Shri R P Goenka, Chairman RPG Group before the Rajasthan High Court for an Election petition (Election Law)
• Represented Inox Group in a land acquisition matter in Allahabad High Court (Real Estate Sector)
• Represented several clients before the Monopolies & Restrictive Trade Practices Commission on cartelization (Cement / Soda Ash etc) and now the Competition Appellate Tribunal – also represented Kingfisher Airlines before the Competition Commission of India
• Represented Cognizant Technology Solutions Private Limited involving issues relating to the Information Technology Act, 2002 before the Cyber Regulations Appellate Tribunal, New Delhi (Information Technology Sector)
• Represented Clients in Arbitration (International and Domestic) before ICC, SIAC, LCIA and Supreme Court/High Court
• Represented Lupin Group in IPR matters (Pharmaceutical Sector)
• Represented Hershey India Private Limited in relation to Biodiversity Act, 2002. (Food Sector)
• Represented Monster Group, USA & India in various forums (High Court /District Courts etc. including filing of a complaint at the UNDRP and INDRP under WIPO) – first domain name dispute under the INDRP (Intellectual Property Law) (Information Technology Sector)
• Represented Ribbel International before OHIM in Spain (Intellectual Property Law)
• Represented Ibibo Web Private Limited in relation to Criminal case filed by Mr Digvijay Singh (Information Technology Sector)
• Represented Great Eastern Energy Corporation Ltd before the Petroleum & Natural Gas Regulatory Board and in its connected litigation (Oil & Gas Sector)
• Represented The United Reformed Church (Southern Province) Trust Limited in Hyderabad
• Represented Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Limited and Lupin Limited in relation to Drug Price Control Order 2013 (Pharmaceutical Sector)
• Represented Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited before Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB)
• Represented Exide Industries Limited in relation to IPR matter
• Represented and advised Uber Group, USAin various for a and on various issues (E-Commerce Sector)
• Represented and advised Snapdeal.com in various for a and on various issues (E-Commerce Sector)
• Represented and advised various Aditya Birla Group Companies (Idea Cellular Limited, Hindalco Industries Limited, Grasim Limited, UltraTech Cement Limited and Aditya Birla Nuvo Limited)
• Advised Essel Mining & Industries Limited before the Supreme Court in relation to Coal Ordinance
• Advised Essel Mining & Industries Limited before the Supreme Court in relation to Mining Ordinance related Work
• Advised and represented Hardcastle (McDonalds) in relation to “Junk Food PIL” before Delhi High Court (F&B Sector)
• Represented and advised Osram India Private Limited in relation to Oil and Gas dispute (Oil & Gas Sector)
• Represented and advised Reckit Benckiser (India) Limited in relation to various matters
• Represented and advised Sahara Group in relation to various matters
• Represented and advised Reliance MDA Group in relation to disputes with various News Papers and Media Channels as well as political parties. (Media Law)
• Represented and advised RPG Group in relation to prosecution launched against their top management (Media Law)
• Advised Aditya Birla Group in relation to the defamation against a media house (Media Law)
• Represented and advised Siemens Limitedin relation to the defamation complaint
• Represented and advised Broadcast Solutions Singapore in relation to the suit filed against the Client before Delhi High Court (Media Law)
• Represented and advised Aditya Birla Group in relation to prosecution launched against their top management regarding alleged violation of Forest Laws (Forest Law)
• Advised and represented Indian Corporates in relation to Derivative Market Transaction vis-a-vis Banks (Banking Sector)
• Advised and represented Afriqiyah Airways (State Carrier of Libya) in relation to an international dispute
• Advised and represented Fernas Construction India Private Limited in relation to Construction dispute
• Advised and represented Sberbank of Russia in relation to recovery
• Advised Shree Baidyanath Ayurved Bhawan Private Limited in relation to Coal Allocation matter (Energy)
• Advised Airbus Group India Private Limitedin relation to Employment issues (Aviation)
• Advised Carter-Ruckin relation to legality of sting operations in India (Media and Communication)
• Advised Cadbury India Limited in relation to Biodiversity Act, 2002. (Food Sector)
• Advised Infinite Computer Solutions (I) Private Limited and Birlasoft (India) Limited in relation to piracy audit conducted by HP
• Advised and represented various Clients in their Patent matters in India (Information Technology Sector)
• Advised Siemens Limited in various matters in relation to EPC Contracts / Power Plants (Energy Sector)
• Advised Fashion Houses like Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton and Fendi.
• Advised G’Five International Limited in relation to protection of Copyright and the trademark of G’Five (Intellectual Property Law) (Telecom Sector)
• Advised United Health Group, USA in relation to the Employment Laws in India (Healthcare Sector)
• Advised Intuitive Surgical, Inc., USA in relation to Distributor dispute in India (Healthcare Sector)
• Advised Reliance MDA Group in various matters
• AdvisedDentsu Media Holdings India Private Limited on advertisement matter (Media Sector)
• Advised various clients on Prevention of Corruption of Act and Indian Penal Code, 1908 in relation to various corporate investigation
• Advised and represented Phillips Carbon Black Limited (RPG Group Company) in their dispute with Yantas Yavuzlar Plastik AS, Turkey, before the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, Singapore
• Advised and represented Voestalpine Schienen Gbhh in their dispute with Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), before various Forums (Supreme Court/High Court/Arbitral Tribunal etc.)(Infrastructure)
• Ajay and his Team have advised several clients on Employment law – NHK Japan, Horiba Japan, Ikea, Monster.com, BHP Billiton, KPMG, Price Waterhouse, Centrica Plc, Dalmia Group, RPG Group, Modi Group, Birla Group
• Ajay and his team have advised several clients in the Pharmaceuticals Sector
– Sun Pharma, Lupin, Ranbaxy, Alembic, Yash Pharma, FDC Pharma, Hetero Drugs, Glenmark, Swiss Garnier)
• Ajay and his team have advised e-commerce Companies
– Naaptaol and Snap Deal
• Advising Infotel Group in their various Digital Media matters
• Legal adviser to the Indian Golf Union (Sports and Media Law)

Recognitions and Accomplishments:

Ajay has been highly recommended as a leading Lawyer in Dispute Resolution by Chambers and Partners

Ajay has been associated with:

American Bar Association
CII National Committee on Dispute Resolution
CII Task Force on Dispute Resolution
Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI)
Indo-American Chambers of Commerce (IACC)
Indo-French Chambers of Commerce & Industry (IFCCI)
Indo-Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Inter Pacific Bar Association
International Bar Association – Antitrust Committee Working Group,
IPBA Environmental Law Committee
London Court of International Arbitration (India)
PHD Chambers – Corporate Affairs Committee
Society of Indian Law Firms (SILF)

 

Employment, Energy, Intellectual Property, International Arbitration, Mediation, Real Estate

Supreme Court Bar Association
Delhi High Court Bar Association
London Court of International Arbitration
Indo-American Chambers of Commerce
Indo-French Chambers of
Commerce & Industry
Indo-German Chambers of Commerce
Inter Pacific Bar Association

B.A (Hons)Economics
LL.B Delhi University

English, Hindi
Delhi

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