PEOPLE

Meena Venugopal

Partner

LOCATION
Bangalore
EMAIL
meena.venugopal@bgl.kochhar.com
PHONE
+91 80 4030 8000 

Profile

Meena is a Partner and heads the Firm’s litigation practice in Bangalore office.   

Meena commenced her practice as a litigator in 1993, and thereafter expanded her area of work to include Real Estate practice and Corporate commercial practice.    

Meena has done considerable work on Insolvency & Bankruptcy code (IBC) ever since its introduction. 

Her experience in litigation covers all kinds of commercial and contractual disputes before the civil courts and various High Courts in the country.  She has substantial experience in assisting banks, non-banking financial companies (NBFC) in high value debt recovery proceedings, proceedings under the SARFAESI Act and proceedings before the NCLT and NCLAT.  She has substantial experience in matters relating to breach of contracts, specific performance, disputes in commercial courts, dishonour of cheques,  disputes under Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) and various Tribunals and Fora.    

Meena has initiated and/or successfully defended various corporates before various State High courts in original, appellate and writ jurisdictions.  She has also briefed senior counsels on appeals arising out of the above proceedings before the Honorable Supreme Court.  Meena has also represented clients on alternate dispute resolution. She has mediated several disputes and brought about amicable settlements.  She has represented various corporates in arbitrations proceedings, arbitration applications and arbitration appeals.   

On the Real Estate side Meena has enormous hands-on experience in handling large land acquisitions ranging from a few a thousand sq. ft. to about 400 acres.  She also has substantial experience in drafting of various acquisition documents, setting up SPVs and obtaining the necessary permissions and sanctions.   

Meena also advises several companies on commercial contracts and operational matters.  She is also on the board of a few companies. She advises Family offices on setting up of private trust and related matters thereto. 

Expertise

Dispute Resolution
Insolvency & Bankruptcy
Real Estate & Construction
Private Clients, Trusts & Estate Planning
Intellectual Property Rights (IP)

Education

  • LL.B, BMS College of Law, Bangalore University, 1992
  • B.Com, Bangalore University, 1989

Memberships

  • Karnataka Bar Council, 1993
  • Bangalore Bar Association

Select Experience Statement

  • Represented one of India’s highly respected woman entrepreneurs and business icons in a litigation against a company in liquidation and obtained orders for execution of sale deed in her favour.
  • Represented an AIF Fund in the proceedings against it under RERA and successfully defended it.
  • Represented a reputed builder before the Honorable High Court of Karnataka on a complex tax dispute matter and obtained a stay order against the recovery proceedings and de-freezing of bank accounts.
  • Represented an overseas branch of India’s leading public sector bank in a dispute against one of its defaulters and successfully obtained a stay against the debtor from disposal of his assets in India.
  • Represented one of India’s top supplier of high-pressure laminates in a suit for infringement and passing off and obtained an order of injunction against the defendant and also obtained a decree of damages.

Contact Details

  • 201, Prestige Sigma, 3 Vittal Mallya Road, Bangalore 560001, Karnataka (India)
  • +91 80 4030 8000 
  • +91 80 4112 4998
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