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Keanan Nagporwala is a Principal Associate in the Mumbai office of the Firm and a key member of the Firmís pan-Indian Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice group.

Keanan has extensive experience in litigation and alternative dispute resolution and has represented clients before various courts and forums across India. He has been involved in the review and drafting of pleadings, legal research and advancing arguments before the courts on behalf of clients, either in an action initiated by them or in their defence. In addition, Keanan has well-established relationship with several leading counsels in the country and on his assessment of the matter, he is able to effectively recommend the best suited counsel for advancing arguments.

Keanan has been involved in various pre-arbitration applications in relation to the appointment of arbitrators and securing of interim relief. He has also defended action against private companies in white collar crime and fraud related proceedings before the courts and other authorities under the statue. In addition, he has also worked on advising Indian and foreign clients alike on proceedings relating to recovery of monies and disputes where parties have reneged on a contract.

He has also advised several multinational and foreign clients on the legal landscape in India, pre-litigation advice, litigation strategy and its execution. Keanan also has several landmark judgements to his name, namely the Satyam vs. VGE litigation which involved the question of the validity of foreign award made in favour of Satyam. The Conros Steels vs. Lu Quin litigation wherein a three-judge bench of the Bombay High Court decided the application of Letters Patent Appeal provision to the Arbitration Act. Most recently the Colonial Life judgement that outlined the filing of a parties defence under the recent Commercial Courts Act.

Prior to joining Kochhar & Co., Keanan practiced for over 8 years at a leading Mumbai based litigation and dispute resolution firm.


  • LL.B., University of Mumbai

Practice Areas

  • Corporate and Commercial Litigation
  • International and Domestic Arbitrations along with other forms of Dispute Resolution


  • Admitted to the Bar in 2010


  • Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa

Contact Details

17th Floor, Nirmal Building, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400021, Maharashtra (India)
Tel: +91 22 61120700/01/02
Fax: +91 22 66559705

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