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Neelu Mohan



Neelu is an Advocate with a practice focussed on commercial litigation, arbitration as well as regulatory advisory matters. As an Advocate-on-Record registered with the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, she is in a select group of attorneys qualified to file matters before the Indian Supreme Court. Neelu is also a Supreme Court Panel Counsel for the Union of India. Neelu regularly represents clients in high value disputes arising out of shareholder agreements, production sharing contracts in the oil and gas sector, as well as work contracts in the field of heavy engineering. She has appeared before several tribunals, both domestic and international, in arbitrations administered under the SIAC, ICC and LCIA rules, along with several other ad hoc arbitrations seated in London, Singapore, and India. In the recent past, Neelu was instructed and appeared before an international tribunal seated in London in an English law governed dispute on behalf of a Libyan off-shore construction company conducted under the ICC Rules. During her engagement as a junior advocate assisting a leading Senior Counsel (equivalent to a Queen’s Counsel), she has also appeared in several landmark cases before the Supreme Court including on matters relating to arbitration law and has also appeared in the matter relating to the eligibility of foreign law firms to set-up practice in India. Neelu has successfully pleaded cases before fora such as the Competition Commission of India, National Company Law Tribunal, the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal, and the High Court of Delhi. While engaged as a Senior Associate at a top tier law firm, Neelu was on secondment to the legal team of a leading ride-hailing application, giving her the opportunity to advise on the rapidly developing legal and regulatory framework unique to the sector during its initial stages of development. Neelu is the Associate Editor of NFRAL, a research-based initiative under the aegis of the National Law University, Bhopal aimed at creating access to arbitration law jurisprudence to practitioners, students and academicians alike. Neelu obtained her primary law degree (LL.B.) from the ILS Law College, University of Pune, India. Neelu also holds a master’s degree in Global Business Laws (LL.M.) from Columbia Law School, New York.

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Bar Qualification & Membership
Representative Matters- Arbitration
Representaive Matters- Court Matters

Bar Qualification & Membership

  • Bar Council of India (registered with the Karnataka Bar Council)

  • Advocate-on-Record – Supreme Court of India


  • Mr. Nakul Dewan, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India, New Delhi – Commercial litigation before Supreme Court of India and High Court of Delhi, arbitrations (international commercial arbitration and domestic arbitration)

  • Luthra & Luthra Law Offices, New Delhi – Dispute Resolution and Litigation

  • Udwadia Udeshi & Argus Partners, Mumbai – Dispute Resolution and Corporate Advisory

  • ARA Law, Mumbai – Corporate Advisory

Representative Matters

  • In English law governed, London seated arbitrations under the ICC Rules in relation to disputes arising out of contracts for:

    • Sub-sea engineering works off the shores of India.

    • Sale of iron billets from an Italian company to a company based in Oman.

  • In an Indian law governed, London seated arbitration conducted under ICC rules relating to patent infringement under a settlement agreement with claims in excess of USD 100 million.

  • In an Indian law governed, Singapore seated arbitration under SIAC Rules arising out of a shareholder agreement of a company engaged in the broadcasting of sports and sports-related content.

  • In an Indian law governed, Delhi seated international commercial arbitration conducted under SIAC rules in relation to investor protection rights of the subsidiary of a large USA based e-commerce company in the subsidiary of one of India’s largest business groups with claims in excess of USD 1 billion.

  • In an Indian law governed, Delhi seated arbitration relating to a claim for damages in a contract between a government undertaking and a private Indian entity with global presence relating to sale and supply of non-coking steam coal.

  • In an Indian law governed, Delhi seated international commercial arbitration relating to claims for unpaid amounts on behalf of an overseas medical insurance service provider against one of the largest public sector insurance companies.


Court matters

  • Appeared in matters before the Supreme Court of India and High Court of Delhi in relation to arbitration law, including

    • Union of India v Vedanta Ltd, (2020) 10 SCC 1 relating to the enforcement of foreign awards

    • NV Investment Holdings LLC v. Future Retail Limited, 2021 SCC Online SC 557 relating to the validity and enforceability of orders of an Emergency Arbitrator under the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996.

    • BCCI v. Kochi Cricket (P) Ltd, (2018) 6 SCC 287 relating to the applicability and interpretation of the amended provisions of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act.

    • Union of India v Hardy Exploration & Production (India) Inc., 2018 SCC Online SC 1640 relating to the determination of seat in an international commercial arbitration.

    • Morgan Securities v Videocon Industries Ltd, SLP (Civil) No. 11552 of 2020 relating to the power of the Tribunal to award interest on sums awarded.

    • GMR Energy Ltd v Doosan Power Systems India Private Limited & Ors, 2017 SCC Online Del 11625 relating to jurisdiction of Indian courts over foreign-seated arbitrations.

  • Other notable matters before the Supreme Court of India include:

    • Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited v Amit Gupta and Ors., (2021) 7 SCC 209 relating to the jurisdiction of the National Company Law Tribunal and the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal to adjudicate contractual disputes.

    • Ebix Singapore Pte. Ltd. v Committee of Creditors of Educomp Solutions Ltd. & Anr., (2022) 2 SCC 401 where the issue relates to whether the successful resolution application has the right to withdraw its resolution plan after its approval of the committee of creditors.

    • Bank of India v Bimal Manubhai Savalia and Ors, Civil Appeal No. 2988 of 2020 relating to the applicability of the provisions of the Limitation Act, 1963 to insolvency proceedings instituted under the Code.

Select Publications 

  • Res Judicata and Arbitration: A study of the preclusive effect of an Award”, MNLU Law Review, Vol. II, Issue 1.


  • Advised a Chinese entity and its Indian subsidiary engaged in the business of AI enabled home appliances in relation to compliance with data protection laws in India.

  • Advising a media start-up in matters relating to IPR licensing arrangements of book titles for production into audio-visual modes.

  • Advising a leading social media platform on compliance with Indian data protection regulations.

Representativ Matters- Advisory
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