We are delighted to announce that Karishma Vora has joined Chambers today from 4 – 5 Gray’s Inn Square.
Karishma has a busy commercial litigation practice representing companies and individuals in high value claims before the Commercial Court and many of her cases have been reported. She specialises in business and banking disputes arising out of cross border loans and facility agreements, breach of guarantees, shareholder agreements and unfair prejudice petitions. Her cases often include one or more legs of the proceedings outside the UK such as before courts and tribunals in India or before the DIFC Court in Dubai, where she has full rights of audience.
Karishma also has significant expertise in international arbitration and has been instructed in arbitrations seated in London, Geneva, Singapore and India. She has developed considerable sector expertise in the steel, cement and pharmaceutical industries and has also been instructed on behalf of companies in the power, automobile and sugar sectors in cases governed by the LCIA, ICC, SIAC, LME and RSA rules.
Karishma has the rare expertise of being dual qualified in India and England, making her an attractive choice for matters involving either or both jurisdictions. She was a litigator in Mumbai for six years before relocating to London in 2009. Her international practice includes running her own set of chambers in Mumbai and she has become the go-to expert on Indian law before courts in England.
39 Essex Chambers’ Chief Executive Lindsay Scott, says: “We are absolutely delighted that Karishma will be joining us. Her commercial and international arbitration experience is an excellent fit for Chambers. She also already has a substantive international practice, particularly in India. With her extensive expertise in the region and our offices in Singapore it ties in perfectly, further strengthening our access between Singapore and India and enhancing our offering for clients both domestically and internationally.”