Ms. Nandini Gore is the senior-most Partner at Karanjawala & Company – one of India’s leading dispute resolution firms. Practicing law for almost three decades now, Ms. Gore is an Advocate-on-Record at the Supreme Court of India making her part of a select group of advocates allowed to file matters in the Supreme Court of India. Highly regarded even within that select group of advocates, Ms. Gore is the elected Secretary of the Supreme Court Advocates-on-Record Association since February, 2016 – the first full-time law firm partner to be so elected.
Over the years, Ms. Gore has developed a strong expertise in all forms of dispute resolution – litigation and alternative forms. However, mediation remains a personal passion for Ms. Gore. She firmly believes that it is the way forward in most disputes – even if a successful resolution of the dispute is not achieved, the parties are able to cut through various surrounding and attendant issues and are able to arrive at a smaller, focused, core dispute.
A celebrated lawyer, Ms. Gore has been ranked by Legal 500 and most recently by Chambers & Partners‘Dispute Resolution: New Delhi’ as a “Band 2” Lawyer – a position she has held since 2012. Ms. Gore has also received the Lawyer Monthly Award for Women in Law “Commercial Litigation Lawyer of the Year, 2016”. She also deserves rightful credit for driving Karanjawala & Company, which is consistently rated as a “Band 1” Dispute Resolution Firm in India by Chambers & Partners. Karanjawala & Company is also ranked as a “Tier 1” Dispute Resolution Firm by Legal 500.
While Ms. Gore has enjoyed immense success in litigation before almost all forums – Supreme Court of India, High Courts across India, National Green Tribunal, the erstwhile Company Law Board, Appellate Tribunal for Electricity, Mines Tribunal, domestic and international arbitral tribunals – with clients such as Tata Motors, Adani Group, Tata Steel, Hongkong and Shanghai Commercial Bank Corporation, Hindustan Times, GVK EMRI, Noida Toll Bridge Co. Ltd., Merck; Kotak Mahindra Bank, and Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Co. Ltd; her interest towards mediation has pushed her towards certification from the Supreme Court of India and she is a certified mediator on the panel of the Supreme Court Mediation Committee. In addition, she has also acted as a mediator in various matters at Delhi High Court Mediation and Conciliation Centre.
Not one to be content, Ms. Gore has been consistently honing her skills, and has also attended advanced courses and conferences on mediation at the International Academy of Mediators at Toronto, the Fall Conference organized by the Chicago Bar Association, the International Academy of Mediators in Chicago and Baltimore, the International Academy of Mediators’ Fall Conference 2016 at Vancouver, and the Global Pound Conference 2016 on Mediation and Alternate Dispute Resolution in Singapore. Also, a proficient instructor, Ms. Gore has conducted several training sessions on mediation, including most notably at the Asia Pacific International Mediation Summit, 2015 held in New Delhi.
Ms. Gore’s mediation specialisms include high conflict, high intensity disputes that are typical of marital disputes, employment disputes, probate and testamentary disputes, real estate disputes, and most commercial disputes, especially between family members. Having an incredible success record, Ms. Gore has resolved hundreds of disputes both privately and as a court-appointed mediator and her pragmatism and professionalism have both been valued by various parties.