International Consultant, Advocate (India)


Shekhar Jagtap
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Shekhar Jagtap is a litigation lawyer with over 18 years of experience in conducting cases before the Bombay High Court as well as Supreme Court of India related to international and domestic arbitration, banking and finance law, property and commercial law.

Shekhar regularly conducts cases under Company law related to liquidation, mismanagement and restructuring before the National Company Law Tribunal and its appellate authority. He has advised various companies as well as individual clients with regard to banking and corporate law under the The Recovery of Debts Due to Banks & Financial Institutions Act, 1993 (RDDBFI Act India) and The Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest Act, 2002(SARFAESI ActIndia) in relation to guarantees and liquidation of assets by the banks and financial institutions.

Shekhar is a Panel Counsel member for the Municipal Corporations, Educational Institutions, Banks and Sugar Industries.


Shekhar has significant experience and expertise in international and domestic arbitration under the Arbitration and Conciliation Act 1996. He has been advising and representing a UK based shipping company in enforcing and obtaining interim relief in arbitration proceedings in Mumbai with a dispute value of US$20 million in the London Court of International Arbitration. 

Shekhar has represented number of construction companies in domestic arbitration cases before the panel of Arbitrator’s Tribunal, notably in a case involving a property dispute with damages to the value of US$3 million. He is currently instructed in a number of domestic arbitration cases involving the sugar industry, power industries & property disputes.


Shekhar is appointed as a category “A” Panel Counsel member by the State of Maharashtra to conduct matters in the Supreme Court of India. He is appointed as a Special Counsel in the Supreme Court of India on cases related to the constitutional validity of a legislation related to the reservation policy of the Maharashtra State Government. The Water Resource Department and Common Entrance Test Cell of the State of Maharashtra has appointed Shekhar as a Special Counsel to represent these government bodies in the Bombay High Court as well as the Supreme Court of India. The Bombay High Court has appointed Shekhar as an amicus curie in a suo moto public interest litigation regarding the administration of criminal justice system.


SI v Presiding Officer Court of Inquiry 2009

Successfully challenged the process of court martial proceedings on the basis of ‘illegality’.

IFS Ltd. VS LM Pvt. Ltd 2009

Successfully represented on the issue of ‘jurisdiction’ under section 9 of the Arbitration & Conciliation Act, 1996.

State of Maharashtra VS MMG AIR 2011

A Constitutional Bench of Five High Court Judges of Bombay High Court, which was specially constituted for the first time since 1977, accepted submissions by Shekhar on behalf of the Respondent regarding a jurisprudential concept “Extraterritorial legislation” in respect of the acquisition of agricultural land and rejected a reference sought by the State of Maharashtra to set aside a judgement delivered by Three Judges of Bombay High Court.

KP v/s State of Maharashtra - SPECIAL LEAVE PETITION

Shekhar filed a Public Interest Litigation initially before the Bombay High Court and then before the Supreme Court of India to protect India’s first warship from being scrapped after it was de-commissioned for almost 8 months; the ship was not scrapped.

VGP of Thane VS Chancellor, University of MumbaiAIR 2015

Shekhar filed a Public Interest Litigation and sought a Writ ofQuo Warranto against an employee in a position of high autohrity of Mumbai University and the Bombay High Court accepted the submission by ordering that the employee did not have requisite qualification to be on the post.


​​​English, Hindi and Marathi (Indian Languages).


Bachelor of Social Legal Science, Pune University [1999]

Bachelor of Laws (LL.B), Pune University [2001]

Diploma in Special Corporate Law, Pune University.

Member of the Bar Council Maharashtra and Goa.

Member of the Bar Council of India.

Member of Advocates Association of Western India, Bombay High Court.

Member of Bombay Bar Association, Bombay High Court.

Member of International Bar Association, London.

Member of Supreme Court Bar Association, New Delhi.

Member of Indian Merchant Chambers, Mumbai.





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