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Karnataka HC Appointed Eighteen new Senior Advocates

Team SoOLEGAL 16 Nov 2018 7:06pm

Karnataka HC Appointed Eighteen new Senior Advocates

The Karnataka HC has Appointed eighteen lawyers as Senior Advocates. At least five of the designees are partners at various law firms.

The following lawyers have been Appointed:

Arun Kumar K

AS Ponnanna (AAG)

G Shivadass

Gurudas Kannur

Gurumath Gangadhar Rudramuni Sharma

Hasmath Pasha

Jayna Kothari

KN Phanindra

Kuloor Arvind Kamath

Lakshmi Iyengar

M. Nagaprasanna

RV Prasad

RV Subramanya Naik

Sandesh  J Chouta

Shankar A

S. Susheela

Srinivasa Raghavan V

TS Amar Kumar

Arun Kumar is a Founding Partner at CrestLaw Partners. Prior to setting up CrestLaw, he was an Equity Partner at Dua Associates. He is a 1994 graduate of National Law School of India University, Bangalore.

Arvind Kamath was enrolled on 12th June 1993 and has since practiced before various courts at the original and appellate levels. He regularly appears before the Karnataka HC, and in the course of practice, he has also appeared before other High Courts in the country and the Supreme Court of India. He heads the dispute resolution practice at ALMT Legal’s Bangalore office.

AS Ponnanna is an Additional Advocate General at the Karnataka HC. Ponnanna climbed through the ranks of state government’s legal team in a relatively short span of time.

Sandesh Chouta is also an Additional Advocate General. He was appointed in August 2018.

Jayna Kothari is a co-founder of Centre for Law and Policy Research. She is also a partner at Ashira Law, a Bangalore-based law firm, and practices in the Karnataka HC and the Supreme Court of India. She graduated from University Law College with a B.A. LL.B degree and holds a BCL degree from Oxford University. She is one of three women lawyers to be designated, the other two being Lakshmi Iyengar and S Susheela.

Srinivas Raghavan heads the Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice at IndusLaw and has over 20 years’ of experience litigating complex disputes. He is a 1996 graduate of National Law School of India University, Bangalore.

G Shivadass heads the Bangalore office of Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan, and has been with the firm since 1993.

The names of Gurudas Kannur, Arvind Kamath and KN Phanindra recently came up for elevation as HC judges but were eventually remitted to the Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court by the SC Collegium.

These designations are the first to take place ever since the Supreme Court’s judgment in Indira Jaising v. Union of India, by which the system of designating Senior Advocates saw a change.

Tagged: Karnataka HC   Senior Advocates   High Court   law firms   Advocate General   Supreme Court of India   Eighteen new Senior Advocates  
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