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Avinash Krishnan Ravi

BBA LLB(H)(Gold Medal), CS (Grad), BCL (Distinction)(Oxon)(Exon)

AVINASH KRISHNAN RAVI

Avinash, an alumnus of Amity Law School, Noida and the University of Oxford is the Head of the firm’s Commercial, Corporate & Insolvency Practice. Avinash is known for his versatility and his experience and knowledge in varied fields of Law cannot be overstated. His areas of practice include Company law, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016, Arbitration, Intellectual Property Rights, Civil Law, Constitutional Law, Income Tax, Prevention of Money Laundering, Prevention of Corruption etc.
He has led the transaction for takeover of Empee Distilleries Ltd by SNJ Distillers Pvt Ltd, wherein he drafted and presented the resolution plan before the COC and the NCLT. Also, when the same was challenged, he successfully defended it before the High Court, National Company Law Appellate Tribunal and the Supreme Court of India. He has an impeccable track record having represented one of the resolution applicants in the matter of Orchid Pharma Ltd, various creditors in the matter of Tiffins Barytes Ltd which ultimately led to the judgment of the Supreme Court in Embassy Properties and also the parties in Brilliant Alloys, which ultimately went to the Supreme Court and Regulation 30A of CIRP Regulations was held to be directory and not mandatory by the Supreme Court of India. He also represents the Resolution Professional of Karur KCP Packkagings Pvt Ltd, Maharaja Theme Parks Bhatia Coke & Energy Ltd etc.

Avinash has also assisted Senior Counsel Mr. P.H. Arvindh Pandian in a number of cases which have been landmark cases in the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (I.B.C.) including the judgment in V. Ramakrishnan vs S.B.I., which led to the amendment of Section 14 of the I.B.C. by introduction of Section 14(3) into the Code.

In Commercial practice, Avinash’s notable achievements include representing Jan Marselak, CEO of Wirecard in various litigations filed against him in Madras High Court.

He is also a Central Government Standing Counsel, who represents the Central Government in various high value arbitration related matters before the High Court and he also represents the Central Government in a number of important constitutional validity matters, including challenges to Section 462 of the Companies Act, 2013, challenge to notifications imposing penalties passed by plant Quarantine officers, etc. In his capacity as a Central Government Standing Counsel, he has represented various Ministries such as the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Ministry of Human Resources and Development, Home Ministry etc.

In the Criminal Law front, he has assisted Mr. Justice L. Nageshwara Rao in various cases when his Lordship was practicing as a Senior Advocate at the Supreme Court of India.

Education:

Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL), Overall Distinction, University of Oxford
– 3 Individual Subject Distinctions

• Distinction and First in International Commercial Arbitration
• Distinction in Commercial Remedies
• Distinction in Constitutional Theory

– Commonwealth Scholar, 2015 (Government of UK Scholarship)
– Dr (Mrs) Ambriti Salve Scholarship for the Best Indian Student at the University of Oxford, constituted by Shri. Harish Salve, Senior Advocate
– Mr. Justice Bodh Raj Shawny Trust Scholarship for the Best Indian Student at the University of Oxford

BBA LLB (H), Amity Law School, Noida
– Gold Medal and Best Outgoing Student, Batch of 2010-2015
– Dr. Ashok K Chauhan 100% Scholarship Awardee (Five Consecutive Years)

Company Secretary (Non – Practicing), Institute of Company Secretaries of India

PUBLICATIONS IN JOURNALS & BOOKS

• Inadequacy in State Responses: Doctrine of Proportionality as a Tool of Judicial Review, (2020) 4 CTC (J) 74
• Venue as Seat of Arbitration, (2020) 3 CTC (J) 131
• Identifying Proper Law of Arbitration Agreement: Change in English Law and its Relevance in India, (2020) 3 CTC (J) 124
• Disparaging Advertisements – A Divergence In Approach, (2019) 2 CTC (J) 119
• Inherent Restrictions in Rights – A Recent Trend in the Hon’ble Madras High Court, (2019) 2 CTC (J) 111
• Reopening The Pandora’s Box – Expansion of Scope of Inquiry under Section 11 Of The Arbitration And Conciliation Act, (2018) 6 CTC (J) 108
• Re-Appreciating the Rule Against Penalties – An Alternate Interpretation to Section 74 of the Contract Act, (2017) 6 CTC (J) 131
• Two Errors in Indus v Datawind – A Decision Per Incuriam?, (2017) 4 CTC (J) 104
• A Constitutional Analysis of the Retrospective Amendments to the Income Tax Act, 1961 vide the Finance Act, 2012, NLUO Student Law Journal, Vol. I, Issue II
• DNA Profiling: Privacy and Scientific Issues, International Journal on Law and Policy, Volume II, Issue 2, ISSN 2278 – 3156
• Does the Responsibility to Protect Justify Use of Force, A38 Journal of International Law, Volume I, Issue 2: ISSN 2277-9361
• Inter Jurisdictional Approach to Anti Arbitration Injunctions, Bharthi Law Journal, Volume II, Issue 4, ISSN: 2278-6996
• Balancing Rights And Justice In Right To Life Of Congenital Twins, International Journal of Research and Analysis Volume 1, Issue 3, ISSN 2347-3185
• Changing Trends in Arbitration Law: Post BALCO v. Kaiser Aluminum, Mewar Journal of Law, ISSN: 0973-8800, 2014 Edition
• Law of Comparative Advertisements: An Analysis, Amity Journal of Law and Humanities, Volume 1, Issue 1
• The Golden Triangle – Investment Treaties, FDI and International Commercial Arbitration In The Era Of Globalisation, A38 Journal of International Law, Volume 3 Issue 2, ISSN 2277-9361
• Human Rights, Patents And Governance – A Case For Orphan Drug Policy In India, International Human Rights Conference, Gujarat law Society, August, 2014
• Copyright Issues in Digital Libraries: Code and Content, RMLNLU Development of Digital Libraries in IPR Regime Conference, 2013
• Legal Aspects of Medical Tourism in India, Review of Laws Related to Tourism in India, Edited by Maj Gen Nilendra Kumar, Thompson Reuters
• Introduction to Laws Relating to Tourism In India – A Panoramic View, Review of Laws Related to Tourism in India, Edited by Maj Gen Nilendra Kumar, Thompson Reuters

PUBLICATIONS IN BLOGS, WEBSITES & NEWSPAPERS

• Interpreting “Further Period”: Applicability of Extension of Limitation, LawStreetIndia, 9th March, 2021

• A Critique of the Delhi High Court’s Judgment in Venus Recruiters, LawStreetIndia, 13th January, 2021

• Analyzing SC Ruling on Condonation of Delay in Appeals before NCLAT, LawStreetIndia, 22nd September, 2020

• Evaluating SC’s Narrow Interpretation of “Inability to Present Case” under the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996, LawStreetIndia, 16th July, 2020

• Examining the Constitutionality of the Banking Regulation (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020, LawStreetIndia, 1st July, 2020

• Companies Act, 2013: An Act for All Seasons, LawStreetIndia, 29th June, 2020

• COVID Force Majeure in construction contracts: No Need to Adhere to Strict Timelines till Normalcy Returns, New Indian Express, 22nd June, 2020

• IBC Amendment Ordinance, 2020: Some More Questions and (Possible) Answers, Bar&Bench, 13th June, 2020

• IBC Amendment Ordinance, 2020: Some Questions and (Possible) Answers, Bar&Bench, 8th June, 2020

Contact information

Chennai

G-11, Gaiety Palace,
No. 1, Blackers Road, (Near Casino Theatre),
Chennai – 600002

+91- 98995 73745, +91- 44 2854 0646

office@gmadvocates.in

OFFICE HOURS

Mon – Fri : 9:30 AM – 5.00 PM

Sat : 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

mumbai

Plot No.79, 501, 5th Floor, M.B.House,
Janmbhoomi Marg (Ghoga Street),
Fort, Mumbai – 400001.

+91- 98995 73745, +91- 44 2854 0646

office@gmadvocates.in

OFFICE HOURS

Mon – Fri : 9:30 AM – 5.00 PM

Sat : 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM