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Zulfiquar N Hansi

Zulfiquar N Hansi is a partner in the Bangalore office of Kochhar & Co. He is a senior litigator with almost two decades of experience in handling complex dispute matters on all kinds of civil disputes including recovery suits, claims for damages, commercial disputes and real estate disputes before civil courts, various tribunals, the High Court and the Supreme Court of India. He has practiced in the High Court of Karnataka on various cases from winding up of company petitions, appeals, public interest litigations to invoking writ jurisdiction in challenging critical government policies, and seeking relief for private companies.

Zulfiquar is one of the most renowned practitioners in the State of Karnataka specializing in areas of labour disputes & industrial relations, having handled numerous critical matters for Indian and multinational corporations. These include dealing with charter of demands, settlement of charter of demands at various levels ranging from internal arbitration, conciliation to Ministry of Labour, Labour Commissioner, union negotiations, litigation in employment laws, dispute resolution of strikes, lockouts, go slow, layoffs etc.

Zulfiquar has successfully handled matters pertaining to closure of undertaking. His role has involved strategy building to execution and attaining related permissions from the government to injunction suits and related litigation. He also handles commercial out flow, seeking requisition, permission from Government for closure and handling closure related litigation. In particular, he has handled sensitive litigation on civil and criminal code on behalf of companies and their directors involving bail petitions, quashing of government orders, injunction suits and several other issues wherein companies are constrained in labour disputes. He has also assisted companies in conduct of domestic enquiries relating to termination of employees for cause and represented companies in disputes before labour commissioner, labour courts, the High Court and the Supreme Court of India.

Zulfiquar also has extensive experience in advising several large foreign & domestic companies in the manufacturing and services sector on various advisory and non-contentious employment matters of employment contracts and policies.

In addition to the above, he has been actively involved in advising corporates, in-house counsels and HR consultants and developing labour compliance and regulatory compliance framework with a strong emphasis on accountability. He works on identifying laps in compliance, drafting of contracts on manpower engagement through manpower contractors, focusing on compliance verification process, identifying and rectifying of laps in the compliance process, eliminating the risk of legal penalty and liability that the principle employer company may face from non-compliance etc. Based on his vast experience, Zulfiquar also advises clients on various strategic HR issues such as Employees Productivity Management, employee motivation, segmentation of manpower and training programs on various aspects of human resources, and industrial relations for HR, IR and legal executives.


  • B. Com LL.B, Karnataka University


  • Admitted to the Bar in 1998.


  • Karnataka Bar Association.

Contact Details

201, Prestige Sigma, 3 Vittal Mallya Road, Banglore 560001, Karnataka (India)
Tel: +91 80 40308000
Fax: +91 80 41124998

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