Nishikant Murlidhar Deshpande

Nishikant Murlidhar Deshpande

Nishikant Murlidhar Deshpande

Professionally qualified and Experienced Arbitrator & Mediator

Took advanced training in Marketing of Financial Services from the Manchester School of Business, U.K. Trained at many reputed Training Institutions in India – Credit/ Management /Soft Skills/ ADR /Securities Transactions, etc. A Fellow of the Indian Council of Arbitration and ASSOCHAM ICADR, New Delhi.

  • Designation: (1) Managing Partner, M/s Business Savvy [Financial Consultancy Firm] since 2009, (2) Partner, M/s Law Savvy –focussing on providing cost effective & innovative legal solutions to SMEs, Pre litigation Consultancy, legal due diligence, etc. from April, 2012 onwards, (3) Managing Partner, M/s ADR Savvy, an Arbitration Law Firm, since August, 2017. It has offices in Mumbai (Fort) and New Delhi, (3) Legal Consultant to an Indian subsidiary of a German MNC, since October, 2016.
  • Business Address – Flat No. 9, Sagar ‘A’ CHS Ltd., lane behind Hotel Abhishek, Erandvane, Pune
  • Fluency in Languages – English, Marathi and Hindi.
  • Brief profile – Took VRS from an All India Financial Institution, in March, 2009, in GM grade. Has 3 decades’ rich and varied experience in Credi Held senior Management positions for 11 years. Offering Financial, Management and Legal Consultancy since 2009 & Business Mentoring services. A trained & experienced Arbitrator and Mediator, with foreign professional qualifications. He is empanelled by Hon’ble Bombay HC, 8 reputed Arbitral Institutions in India [IIAM, ICADR, NSE, BSE, MCXSX, NHAI, etc.]

as also by the Govt. of India [Ministry of Law & Justice]. I am awaiting Empanelment as Arbitrator from Delhi HC soon. In less than 5 years, I have decided 56 Arbitration cases [as Sole/Co/Presiding Arbitrator], fought 9 Arbitration cases successfully and has successfully mediated in 5 Commercial Disputes [including 2 International]. Ex Faculty of the prestigious ILS Law College, Pune. I was a Member of the Legal & Arbitration Committee of a Mumbai based premier Chamber of Commerce & Industry for two consecutive terms.

  • Specialisation – Banking, NPA Management, OTS Negotiation, Insurance, Securities Transactions & Commercial Contracts, Arbitration & Mediation, Pre – litigation Consultancy, Business Negotiations, drafting Commercial Agreements/MOUs/JVs, etc.
  • Detailed profile –
  • I have 31 years’ rich and varied experience in SME Credit [Credit Policy, Operations, loan syndication, Credit plus innovative services, Business Development, Internal /Management Audit, etc.]. Syndicated Term loans for Infrastructure projects and monitored implementation.
  • I was invited by a Deemed University in Pune as External Examiner [Arbitration Law].
  • I was the Course Director for 2 days’ Certificate Programme in ADR jointly organised by IIAM & PIAC, held at Pune in December, 201
  • ASSOCHAM ICADR held a National Conference on Arbitration at New Delhi on 5/4/2016. He made a Presentation in a Technical Session Chaired by a Senior Judge of the Supreme Court of India [just retired then].
  • I am again invited by ASSOCHAM ICADR as a Faculty in their Training Programme – Advanced Techniques of Arbitration, to be held in Delhi on 23rd & 24th Nov. 2017.
  • In past 3 years I have attended 5 International / National Conferences on Arbitration.
  • I contribute regularly articles in reputed Professional /Business Journals – on Arbitration, Advanced Contract Management, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code, Business Mentoring, Soft Skill Development, Entrepreneurship Development, etc.
  • I have provided Faculty support to Nationalised Banks, National Insurance Academy, NIBM, etc. from time to time.
  • I have made over 300 Power Point Presentations to Industry Associations, Entrepreneurs, NGOs, Chambers of Commerce & Industries, etc. in past 8 years.
  • My first Copyrighted publication on Arbitration Rules [June, 2017] had a thought provoking Foreword by a Retired Acting Chief Justice of Hon’ble Bombay HC.
  • Practice Specialty – Corporate and Commercial laws, Banking & Financial Services, Debt Recovery Laws, Insolvency, Arbitration and Mediation, Securities Transactions, etc.
  • Type of practice – As Financial & Management Consultant, Domain Expert Arbitrator & Mediator, Expert Neutral & Negotiator.
  • Business Travel – In connection with the International Mediation and Business Negotiations, I have visited North Africa, Italy, UAE, etc. in past 5 years.
  • Achievements – They are many, only a select few are cited for brevity.
  • Won the multi crore Rupees debut Arbitration case, as an Advisor of the Claimant SME, against a premier General Insurance Company, in October, 2010.
  • I visited Libya, RAK and Dubai in October, 2011 for mediating successfully a multi crore Rupees commercial dispute of a Pune based SME against a European MNC.
  • I visited Italy in October, 2012 for mediating successfully a multi crore Rupees commercial dispute of a Mumbai based SME against a European MNC.
  • I was the Course Director for 2 days’ Certificate Programme in ADR jointly organised by IIAM & PIAC, held at Pune in December, 201
  • ASSOCHAM ICADR held a National Conference on Arbitration at New Delhi on 5/4/2016. I made a Presentation in a Technical Session Chaired by a Senior Judge of the Supreme Court of India [just retired then].
  • I was the Presiding Arbitrator in a multi crore arbitration case, filed before National Stock Exchange of India Ltd. (NSEIL) which involved serious fraud; criminal cases were filed in Pune Sessions Court, anticipatory bails were denied to the Directors & officials of the Trading Member (a Listed company). My Award dated 07/11/2016 issued only in 4 weeks of the conclusion of the arbitration proceedings was later adjudged as ‘the Best Arbitral Award of 2016’ by NSEIL in an internal review of over 1300 awards. The Respondent cited it before Bombay HC and got the anticipatory bail for its Directors and officials, in November, 2016. The Hon’ble BHC appreciated the Award [as reported by the Times of India, Pune Edition].
  • My first Copyrighted publication on Arbitration Rules [June, 2017] had a thought provoking Foreword by a Retired Acting Chief Justice of Hon’ble Bombay HC.
  • I successfully mediated in a Multi crore Rupee commercial dispute between a Pune based SME – Reputed Technical Consultant & Service provider against the Govt. of India and resolved it in October, 2017 amicably in just 3 months. It is a classic case of pre litigation ADR consultancy.
  • SYMBIOSIS University, Pune hosted its 5 th Annual National Conference, on Infrastructure Development –styled ‘INFRABLAZE 2017’ on 7th October, 2017. I was one of the invitees as ‘Eminent Guest Speakers’.
  • A large Industrial House had filed an arbitration claim exceeding Rs. 10.50 crore plus interest@ 18% p.a. against a Pune based SME, in the Bombay HC, in May, 2012. It was represented by a highly reputed, century plus old Law Firm. We took up the case only in June, 2017 to represent the Respondent. CONSENT TERMS were filed in October, 2017.

Banking and Financial Services, Corporate and Commercial, Mediation, Securities

31 Years

B.Sc. (Hons), LL.B. CAIIB, FICA, FAICADR, MCIArb. (London)

English, Hindi, Marathi
Flat No. A1/101, SEVILLA, ALDEA ESPANOLA,
Near Hotel ORCHID, Mahalunge,
Pune

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