Key People

Three Generations of Lawyers

Our Founder – Late Mr. O.P. Khaitan – His Professional Journey

Our Founder, Late Mr. O. P. Khaitan established the firm in the year 1990 after practising an illustrious career in advocacy with the Khaitan & Co. He moved out of Khaitan & Co to establishing the Firm with few loyal clients. He also seized the outstanding opportunities that came in the year 1990 with the commencement of the economic liberalization in India. The year 1990 was when India witnessed changes in the investment and corporate environment which provided new avenues of growth to the legal profession in India. Late Mr. O.P. Khaitan was an Advocate-on-Record of the Supreme Court of India and an Attorney-at-Law. He was also a recipient of Bell-Chambers Gold Medal from Calcutta High Court.

He specialized in a successful resolution of civil and commercial disputes through arbitration and alternate dispute resolution measures at national and international level. He handled and achieved success in several arbitrations relating to oil & gas, commodities, construction, engineering, international trade and government and private contracts. He had conducted a number of arbitrations of ICC Paris, UNCITRAL, American Arbitration Association, London Court of Arbitration, GAFTA, FOSFA and other International Arbitration Associations.

It was his hard work, leadership and mentoring that helped the Firm to grow and emerge as a nationally and internationally acclaimed Firm.

Mr. Gautam Khaitan (Managing Partner)

Over the years, Mr. Gautam Khaitan (Managing Partner), son of Late Mr. O.P. Khaitan, took over the reins of the Firm and the Firm is now regarded as one of the most accomplished full-service law firms in the country. The Firm today serves a diverse clientele, including domestic and overseas companies and individuals

Mr. Gautam Khaitan is the Managing Partner of the Firm and heading the Corporate Division. He has handled various corporate and litigation work for various leading multinational and national companies, banks and financial institutions all over the world including but not limited to mergers, demergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, structuring transactions, collaborations, Facility Documentation, External Commercial Borrowings, arbitrations. He is also holding directorships in various companies of leading corporate houses. Mr. Khaitan has vast experience of more than 22 years in Power, Oil, Telecommunication, Mining and Infrastructure Sector. He has also worked internationally on major mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance transactions. He has regularly acted as lead negotiator on legal and contract issues for various clients and has coordinated a range of specialist advice as required, working with business and financial advisers and generally as part of a team focussed on complex projects. The clients benefit from his diverse experience and expertise, and particularly his commercial approach and problem solving capabilities.

Karan Khaitan (Associate)

As the law profession runs in the Khaitans’ genes, Karan Khaitan, son of Mr. Gautam Khaitan, followed the suit and joined the Firm in the year 2018. His professional and personal grooming had taken place under the guidance and tutelage of some of the best legal minds of the time, including his grandfather and founder of the Firm.

Karan Khaitan, a 2017 graduate from Jindal Law School is carrying on a family tradition and making three generations of lawyers. He had his stint of internships at London School of Economics and with eminent legal luminaries in India. He grew up hearing legal jargon in the family. As a fresh law school graduate, Karan first worked in the office of a legendary criminal lawyer whose propensity for winning cases left a lasting impression on him. Karan now is associated with O.P. Khaitan & Co. His grandfather and Founder of the Firm has instilled in him the value of hard work, dedication and networking.

O.P. Khaitan & Co (the “Firm”) was founded in March 1990 by Late Mr. O.P. Khaitan (“Founder”). Prior to setting up the Firm, he had a successful and flourishing practice in Khaitan & Co. He moved out of Khaitan & Co to establishing the Firm with few loyal clients. He also seized the outstanding opportunities that came in the year 1990 with the commencement of the economic liberalization in India. The year 1990 was when India witnessed changes in the investment and corporate environment which provided new avenues of growth to the legal profession in India. It was his hard work, leadership and mentoring that helped the Firm to grow and emerge as a nationally and internationally acclaimed Firm.

Over the years, Mr. Gautam Khaitan (Managing Partner), son of Late Mr. O.P. Khaitan, took over the reins of the Firm and the Firm is now regarded as one of the most accomplished full-service law firms in the country. The Firm today serves a diverse clientele, including domestic and overseas companies and individuals

Mr. Gautam Khaitan is the Managing Partner of the Firm and heading the Corporate Division. He has handled various corporate and litigation work for various leading multinational and national companies, banks and financial institutions all over the world including but not limited to mergers, demergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, structuring transactions, collaborations, Facility Documentation, External Commercial Borrowings, arbitrations. He is also holding directorships in various companies of leading corporate houses. Mr. Khaitan has vast experience of more than 22 years in Power, Oil, Telecommunication, Mining and Infrastructure Sector. He has also worked internationally on major mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance transactions. He has regularly acted as lead negotiator on legal and contract issues for various clients and has coordinated a range of specialist advice as required, working with business and financial advisers and generally as part of a team focussed on complex projects. The clients benefit from his diverse experience and expertise, and particularly his commercial approach and problem solving capabilities

As the law profession runs in the Khaitans’ genes, Karan Khaitan, son of Mr. Gautam Khaitan, followed the suit and joined the Firm in the year 2018. His professional and personal grooming had taken place under the guidance and tutelage of some of the best legal minds of the time, including his grandfather and founder of the Firm.

Karan Khaitan, a 2017 graduate from Jindal Law School is carrying on a family tradition and making three generations of lawyers. He had his stint of internships at London School of Economics and with eminent legal luminaries in India. He grew up hearing legal jargon in the family. As a fresh law school graduate, Karan first worked in the office of a legendary criminal lawyer whose propensity for winning cases left a lasting impression on him. Karan now is associated with O.P. Khaitan & Co. His grandfather and Founder of the Firm has instilled in him the value of hard work, dedication and networking.

Meet Our
Expert Team

Our team is composed of lawyers and professionals with diverse expertise and a proven knowledge of local laws, applied business practices and regulatory frameworks. This enables us to provide high-quality efficient solutions to our clients and to bridge the gap in each area where our services and capabilities are needed.

Gautam Khaitan

(Managing Partner)

Mr. Gautam Khaitan is the Managing Partner of the Firm and heading the Corporate Division. He has handled various corporate and litigation work for various leading multinational and national companies, banks and financial institutions all over the world including but not limited to mergers, demergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, structuring transactions, collaborations, Facility Documentation, External Commercial Borrowings, arbitrations. He is also holding directorships in various companies of leading corporate houses. Mr. Khaitan has vast experience of more than 22 years in Power, Oil, Telecommunication, Mining and Infrastructure Sector. He has also worked internationally on major mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance transactions. He has regularly acted as lead negotiator on legal and contract issues for various clients and has coordinated a range of specialist advice as required, working with business and financial advisers and generally as part of a team focussed on complex projects. The clients benefit from his diverse experience and expertise, and particularly his commercial approach and problem solving capabilities.

karan khaitan

(Associate)

Karan Khaitan, a 2017 graduate from Jindal Law School is carrying on a family tradition and making three generations of lawyers. He had his stint of internships at London School of Economics and with eminent legal luminaries in India. He grew up hearing legal jargon in the family. As a fresh law school graduate, Karan first worked in the office of a legendary criminal lawyer whose propensity for winning cases left a lasting impression on him. Karan now is associated with O.P. Khaitan & Co. His grandfather and Founder of the Firm has instilled in him the value of hard work, dedication and networking.

Mr. A.T. Patra

(Senior Partner)

Mr. Patra did graduation with Honors in Political Science from Ravenshaw College, Utkal University; M.A. in Political Science and LL.M. from University of Delhi. He was enrolled as Advocate in the Bar Council of Delhi in the year 1970 and started his practice in the chambers of eminent jurist late Dr. L. M. Singhvi. He joined Khaitan& Co. in 1977 and has been working in O P Khaitan& Co. since 1990, when the Firm was started. He has been dealing in litigation as well as Corporate Matters with special interest in Constitutional Law, Corporate Laws, Arbitration and Taxation. He is a member of Supreme Court Bar Association. Mr. Patra is a senior member of the Firm specialized in national and international litigation and arbitration. He has wide ranging experience in all aspects of corporate and civil litigation in the Supreme Court of India, State High Courts and Judicial & Quasi-judicial Tribunals.

Suparna Sachar

(Senior Partner)

Suparna Sachar specializes in the areas of foreign direct investments, acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate governance and general corporate and commercial matters. Since the early years of economic liberalisation, she has successfully assisted many MNCs in establishing their presence in India. She has acquired substantial expertise in representing various domestic and international clients in private equity investments, acquiring stakes in Indian companies, advising foreign investors on exit strategies for exiting Indian markets, Due Diligences, Exchange Control Laws, and various cross border transactions. She has been advising investors on their investment strategies in India and abroad and is involved in drafting and negotiating transaction documents for such investments. She has assisted clients ranging from start-up companies to some of the multinational companies in a broad spectrum of industry ranging from automobiles, defence, energy, information technology, infrastructure, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications and Hospitality. She has also advised corporate and business entities in their day to day compliances, secretarial matters, contractual and labour matters. She has acquired over the years a broad-based commercial, regulatory and transactional experience.

Bharti Badesra

(Senior Partner)


Ms. Bharti Badesra has been practicing law for the last 23 years with thorough knowledge of Alternate Dispute Resolution laws and procedures , Disputes relating to Contracts/Agreements, Consumer, Banking, Company, Criminal, Service, Labour and Employment , Matrimonial, Intellectual Property laws, Wills and Probate and relatively new concepts of Securitization and Reconstruction of Financial Assets, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code ,Real Estate Regulatory Authority and Prevention of Sexual Harassment laws.
She has been representing clients in all Courts and Tribunals.

Roopa Dayal

(Partner)

Mrs Roopa Dayal is associated with the Firm since January 2003. While working with the Firm, she had the opportunity to handle hard core litigation relating to Recovery matters, injunction, writs, company winding up, Intellectual property rights including Trade-mark matters and matters related to Negotiable Instruments Act, property, Arbitration, enforcement of foreign award in India. Her expertise is used in giving oral and written advice and opinion to clients, Drafting various agreements, Drafting regulations, notices, Drafting and filing suits including of Injunction and passing off, petitions, SLP, various Applications including Application seeking interim relief, Appointment of receiver or Arbitrator, Statement of claim, statement of defence, counter-claims, notices etc, All kind of litigation in civil side, Original Side, Recovery cases in Debt recovery Tribunal, Intellectual property matter (Trade-Mark), Arbitration Matters and litigation in Consumer Courts etc and in the Appellate forums of the above said and appearing before various forums including High court and supreme court.

Manish Jain

(Partner)

Manish is a first class graduate in commerce and law. He is an alumni of the prestigious Shri Ram College of Commerce and completed his law graduation as a topper from Law Centre II, Faculty of Law, Delhi University in the year 2005. He has been associated with the firm since the past 10 years and has wide experience in advising clients across sectors on various corporate and commercial matters including overseas acquisitions, foreign direct investments, joint ventures and collaborations, cross border deal structuring, private equity, and syndicated loans.

Adarsh Priyadarshi

(Partner)

Adarsh has fifteen years of experience in civil/criminal/corporate litigation and is respected for his expertise in the field of dispute resolution. Adarsh has appeared and conducted cases in many judicial forums across the Country. He works closely on real estate, white collar crime and private client practice related litigation.
Adarsh is a member of Supreme Court Bar Association and holds a degree in law from ILS Law College, University of Pune.

Tanya Khare

(Senior Associate)

Enrolled in 2007 with the Bar Council of Delhi, she has commenced her legal career with the Firm and has been associated since January 2009. She is an integral part of the litigation team where she represents the firm before prestigious forums like the Hon’ble Supreme Court, High Court, Tis Hazari, Patiala House, Saket Court and the other Judicial and Quasi- Judicial tribunals as well as for several proceedings involving alternative dispute resolutions like Arbitrations and Mediations. She deals with matters of the civil side involving statues like Civil Procedure Code, Arbitration and Conciliation Act, Contract laws, Constitutional Laws, Debt Recovery matters, Negotiable Instruments Act, Property Law, Intellectual Property Law. Her other engagements include drafting various legal documents required in litigation matters like Petitions, Claims, Applications, and Notices etc. She has been involved in briefing and assisting various Counsels and Designated Senior Advocates and has given oral and written advice to our vast pool of national and international clients.

Harsh Bardhan

(Of Counsel)

Prior to entering into Indian Revenue Services and joining Income Tax Department in the year 1982, Mr. Harsh Bardhan had a few years stint in legal practice and teaching law at university level. While in service, Mr. Harsh Bardhan acquired an in-depth knowledge of the Indian Income Tax as well as Competition Law, FERA /FEMA, Telecommunications and Broadcasting Laws of India. After retirement from Indian Revenue Services, he got enrolled as an Advocate with the Bar Council of Delhi. He is advising on entire gamut of Indian and International tax related issues, Transfer Pricing, FEMA and other allied and related Laws. He enjoys enormous credibility, respect and goodwill amongst the business and professional community.

Saurabh Verma

(Of-Counsel)

Mr Saurabh Verma enrolled with the Bar Council of Delhi in September 2011 and is associated with O. P. Khaitan, law firm since 1st December, 2014. He started his career with Sr. Advocate Sh. SidharthLuthra and ShriPramod Kumar Dubey Advocate. His main area of practice is criminal law. He has indepth knowledge of criminal law, cyber laws and Wild Life Protection Act. He has done online certificate course in the emerging field of ‘Cyber Laws’ from ILI Institute, New Delhi in year 2013. He has been drafting and filing the criminal complaints, petitions, appeals, writ petitions, SLP in Hon’ble Supreme Court, review petitions, notices, various applications including application under section 156 (3) Cr.P.C, and among others. Within very short span time period of his litigation Saurabh has handled various important and remarkable land mark cases including CWG Scam, Tehelka scam, Sansar Chand case, a tiger skin poacher etc.

Praveen Alok

(Of-Counsel)

Dr. Praveen Alok is a real estate lawyer and has been in extensive practice for last thirteen years. Dr.Alok is an of-counsel attorney with the firm. His core area of expertise includes land diligence on Pan India basis, drafting, negotiating and advising on various property transactions namely property sale-purchase, will, family settlements, joint ventures, development agreements, collaboration agreements, inheritances, RERA, local land laws, stamping, etc. Dr.Alok also has good network for all kind of property liaison matters like sale permission, lease permission, mortgage permission, property mutations, freehold conversion, land demarcation, registration of instruments at sub registrar offices, procuring revenue records and land related documents from government offices, etc. Dr.Alok also appears in revenue courts for various land revenue matters.

Soumya Bansal

(Associate)

Soumya is a part of our Corporate Laws team. She has done LL.M from National Law University, Jodhpur in Corporate Laws, and her primary focus areas include Contract Management, Company Laws, Foreign Exchange Management, Regulatory Practices and Securities Laws. She has drafted and vetted contracts like joint ventures, private equity, franchise and distributorship. She has conducted due diligences and assisted businesses in their establishment in India. She is a skilled researcher and examines every question of law posed to her meticulously. She considers herself a ‘forever student,’ eager to make every experience, a learning experience.”

Aditya Ghadge

(Associate)

Aditya Ghadge is an Associate at the Firm. He is a member of the Litigation Practice. He started his legal career with the firm since July 2018 and has experience in diverse litigation matters at various Courts and Tribunals across Delhi NCR such as the Supreme Court of India, High Court of Delhi, National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC), Debt Recovery Tribunal (DRT), Prevention of Money Laundering Act Tribunal (PMLA), Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) and all District Courts.

Aditya handles criminal as well as civil matters. His main areas of practice are criminal law and he even possesses extensive knowledge of RERA laws and their working style. He assists in the drafting of Special Leave Petitions, Writ Petitions, Appeals, Complaints etc before various courts and also assists in briefing Senior Advocates.

Aditya is a dedicated lawyer and is a member of the Delhi High Court Bar Association and Saket Bar Association. He is an alumnus of Amity University, Haryana and has completed his graduation with distinction in B.com LL.B. (H).