FOUNDING Partners

Mr. Rahul N. Hingmire - Founder & Partner

Specialisation: Mr. Hingmire specialises in Commercial Litigation pertaining to the Banking sector & Real Estate. He focuses on proceedings related to Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (IBC) and the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016. He has successfully handled complex proceedings before various courts and tribunals including the High Court of Judicature at Bombay, National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) and The Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA). Experience: Mr. Hingmire has extensively worked for over five years with a renowned law firm in Mumbai viz. Hariani & Co. During his tenure with Hariani & Co. he has significantly worked on matters from the banking sector and has appeared regularly before the the National Company Law Tribunal and the Bombay High Court, representing various banks and financial institutions. Education: Mr. Hingmire completed his graduation from D.E.S Law College, University of Pune and further completed his LL.M from the University of Nottingham. Thereafter, Mr. Hingmire has been enrolled with the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa since 2009.

Mr. Harish S. Khedkar - Founder & Partner

Specialisation: Mr. Khedkar is specialised in the practice of criminal litigation and media & entertainment. Mr. Khedkar has extensively handled various IPR suits as well as criminal proceedings on behalf of banks including section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 apart from other criminal proceedings and writs. Further, Mr. Khedkar is also involved in drafting and vetting commercial agreements for various corporates and business entities. Experience: Mr. Khedkar has been associated with a reputed law firm viz. Naik Naik & Co. During his tenure with Naik Naik & Co., he has successfully handled various criminal proceedings involving industrialists, celebrities, business houses and banks. Mr. Khedkar has considerable experience of various courts and tribunals including the Debt Recovery Tribunal (DRT). Mr. Khedkar has advised and represented a well-known NBFC viz. Capital First Ltd. with regards to their disputes related to but not limited to winding up petitions, summary suits, complaints under section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881, and formulating various legal opinions pertaining to different legal aspects. Further, Mr. Khedkar has worked with a world renowned conglomerate viz. The Wadia Group. Mr. Khedkar was on the panel of legal advisors to the Britannia Industries Limited and The Bombay Burmah Trading Corporation Limited. Education: Mr. Khedkar has completed his LL.B degree from the University of Pune and his LL.M degree from the University of Nottingham. Mr. Khedhar has been enrolled with the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa since 2010.

Mr. Nihar B. Thackeray – Founder & Partner

Specialisation: Mr. Thackeray specialises in Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code, 2016 related disputes and litigation. He is also involved in extensive commercial documentation, international and domestic civil litigation and arbitration. Experience: Mr. Thackeray has an acumen for securities related laws, which he derived from his tenure with Legasis Partners, a law firm in Mumbai which is one of the few firms which are empanelled with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI). Mr Thackeray has worked on various SEBI rules and regulations including but not limited to SEBI (Substantial Acquisition of Shares and Takeover) Regulations, 2011, SEBI (Prevention of Insider Trading) Regulations, 1992, SEBI (Issue and Listing of Debt Securities) Regulations, 2008, etc. Further, Mr. Thackeray has successfully represented SEBI before the Securities Appellate Tribunal. Mr. Thackeray has been involved in international commercial arbitrations involving companies like Al Jabriah Metals Trading Limited (UAE) and CQM Ltd. (Israel). Education: Mr. Thackeray has completed his schooling and junior college from Bombay Scottish School and Narsee Monjee College of Economics respectively. After completing a course on International Commercial Litigation at the London School of Economics (LSE), he completed his LL.B. degree from Government Law College (GLC), Mumbai. Mr. Thackeray has been enrolled with the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa since 2012.

Mr. Omkar Bade – Associate Partner

Specialisation:
In his extensive litigation experience of 10 years, Mr. Omkar has successfully handled matters pertaining to commercial disputes, arbitration, regulatory matters and criminal proceedings. He has also specialised in debt recovery laws. He has advised and represented some prominent corporate houses, leading banks, financial institutions and assets reconstructions companies and individuals in the Supreme Court of India, the Bombay High Court, Debt Recovery Tribunals, National Company Law Tribunals and Arbitration Tribunals.

Experience:
Before joining VLLP, Omkar was associated with a premier law firm based in Mumbai viz. Desai & Diwanji where he was involved in extensive Debt Recovery Tribunal (DRT) pertaining litigation apart from civil litigation and arbitration. He was also associated with the National Stock Exchange, Mumbai (NSE) as their Manager – Legal.

Education:
He completed his LL.B. from New Law College, Mumbai and enrolled with the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa in 2009.


TEAM VLLP

 
Anagha Mhatre
Senior Attorney
 
Neha Sonawane
Senior Attorney
 
Shreyas Lavekar
Attorney
 
Preeti Limbachiya
Attorney
 
Shreyas Hingmire
Jr. Attorney
 
 
 
 
Dhanashree Badade
Jr. Attorney
 
Suddhasattwa Roy
Jr. Attorney
 
Rayan Dastur
Jr. Attorney
Utsav Dalal
Jr. Attorney
 
Vishisht Singh
Paralegal