Mr. Devvrat
Partner, Qualegal

Mr. Devvrat is a publicly spirited lawyer, with over eighteen years of post-qualified experience in Arbitration, Mediation and Litigation practice. An Advocate-On-Record (AOR) in the Supreme Court of India. He has appeared independently in over seven hundred cases before the Supreme Court, Delhi High Court and various other courts and commissions in New Delhi and across India. Private clientele has included several education institutions and universities, private companies, private firms and independent business houses.

With extensive expertise in drafting suits and petitions, argumentation as lead counsel, public interest litigation (Supreme Court), arbitration matters for Arbitral Tribunals, he is also a certified mediator of the Supreme Court Mediation Centre and has successfully mediated several cases covering various commercial, business and personal law disputes among business entities and private persons.

Formerly associated with Late Shri T.R. Andhyarujina, Senior Advocate and Former Solicitor General of India and he has also had the opportunity of working in numerous matters of national importance in the areas of constitutional law, administrative and corporate law in the Supreme Court of India along with a healthy practice in the Delhi High Court and various other special courts, commissions and tribunals.

With a rich profile in litigation practice, Devvrat has represented government and governmental organizations in numerous adjudication proceedings as the Standing Counsel for Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC), Counsel for Bank of India and Canara Bank and as Counsel for Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation (DFCC) of India. He has also been a Senior Central Government Counsel – Delhi High Court, Counsel of India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) and served as a Central Government Counsel in the Supreme Court of India among others.

A list of illustrative cases that have won him national praise include;

  • Schedule IX case (I.R.Cohelo)
  • Parliament-Cash for Query case (Raja Ram Pal)
  • Reservation Matter case (Ashok Kumar Thakur)
  • Narco Analysis Case (Selvi Vs. St. of Karnataka)
  • Indian Olympics Assn. Vs. UOI (For the Central Government)
  • Tamil Nadu Outdoor Advertising Association Vs. Union of India (Hoarding Matter).
  • Mehak Singh and Others Vs. Sriram Industrial Enterprises Ltd.
  • Krishna Water Disputes Case for State of Maharashtra

An illustrative list of clients represented include:

  • Bureau of Indian Standards
  • New India Assurance Co.
  • Oriental Insurance Co.
  • Indian Railways
  • Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs
  • Punjab Wool Combers
  • Mukerian Sugar Ltd
  • Oswal Foods Ltd
  • Dalmia Group, Modi Group and Bajaj Allianz

Devvrat’s key practice areas are excise and income tax disputes, commercial and property disputes, service law disputes, urban development disputes, labour and industrial law disputes and intellectual property rights disputes. He also has domain expertise in constitutional law, company and banking law, insurance and consumer protection law as well as criminal law.

Devvrat takes a keen interest in public affairs and environmental issues and has addressed legal conferences as well as contributed to journals and legal media. Devvrat is an outcome and solution-oriented lawyer who places client’s interests at the center of his practice.