Arjun Krishnan is a senior disputes lawyer with 14 years’ experience and leads the disputes practice in New Delhi for the firm. He has acted for clients across various sectors, including arbitration, competition law, electricity, insolvency and corporate law. He regularly appears before the Supreme Court of India, High Court of Delhi and various Tribunals and Commissions, including the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal, Appellate Tribunal for Electricity, and the Telecom Disputes Settlement & Appellate Tribunal.
He has significant experience in both domestic and international commercial arbitration and has represented a variety of clients in court proceedings for interim measures, setting aside arbitral awards, and appointment of arbitrators. Arjun has also advised the Government of India in arbitrations arising out of bilateral investment treaties. Arjun is currently acting for the commercial arm of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), in a high profile, 1 billion dollar dispute spanning a number of jurisdictions.
Arjun also specializes in competition law. He has been involved in a number of seminal cases in what is a rapidly evolving area of law in India. He represents clients in all phases of competition litigation and also advises the firm’s clients on M&A filings before the Competition Commission.
Arjun has advised the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy and contributed to the Report of the Working Group of Foreign Investment (2010) under the Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance.
Arjun is an Inlaks Scholar and an alumnus of the National Law School of India University (2005) and New College, University of Oxford (2006). He is an Advocate-on-Record in the Supreme Court of India, and was awarded a silver medal and the Mukesh Goswami Memorial Prize for obtaining the 2nd rank in the Supreme Court’s AOR examination.
Arjun regularly assists with legal aid and advice to those in need on a pro-bono basis. Arjun is admitted to practice law in India.
When he is not at work, Arjun enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and playing video games.
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Arjun Krishnan has a strong track record in competition law disputes, having handled several precedent setting cases in this field throughout his career.”
Asia-Pacific Legal500 2021
He has acted in a number of landmark competition law disputes, including the recent case of Competition Commission of India v Bharti Airtel, which related to the telecoms industry
Asia-Pacific Legal500 2020
Arjun has a solid experience representing clients before the Supreme Court of India and he is recommended lawyer for Dispute Resolution
Asia-Pacific Legal500 2019
Recommended lawyer for Dispute Resolution
Asia-Pacific Legal500 2020. 2019 & 2018
Recognized as one of India’s leading lawyers in Anthology – A Compendium of India’s Leading Lawyers,
Indian Corporate Counsel Association 2019
Awarded ‘Young Lawyer of the Year - Under 40’
BW Legal World-Global Legal Summit and Awards-2019