Advocate, Mediator and Insolvency Professional
Prakash’s academic journey:
Prakash’s academic journey reflects a continual commitment to expanding his knowledge and honing his skills. His foundational and advanced degrees, along with prestigious certifications, are testament to his dedication to excellence in the field of law and corporate governance.
Bachelor of Commerce, 1991
Bachelor of Law, Govt. Law College, Mumbai, 2002
* Became a Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India in 1995.
* Acquired Insolvency Professional Certification in 2016.
* Foundation Certificate on International Insolvency Law from INSOL International, 2020.
* Advocate in Mediation Certification and accreditation as a SIMI Mediator, 2021.
* Certificate of Completion from The Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School in:
Mediation and Conflict Management, April 2022; and
Negotiation and Leadership, July 2023.
Rooted in Mumbai, this law firm stands as a testament to the expertise and dedication of its founder, Prakash K Pandya.
As a seasoned advocate, Prakash ardently champions mediation as a means to amicably resolve disputes and foster harmonious relations. His credentials are underscored by his association as a recognized mediator with the esteemed Bombay High Court.
Over the past twenty-five years, Prakash has carved a niche for himself in diverse roles. His repertoire includes serving as a corporate law advisor, representing cases before the High Court, various Tribunals, and Appellate Tribunals. His executive experience encompasses roles as an Independent Director for a major Asset Reconstruction Company (ARC) and as a Non-executive Director safeguarding the interests of a multinational group in India.
Prakash’s core expertise radiates in corporate and commercial laws, transaction advisory, and litigation. Furthermore, he extends his consultancy to banks and financial institutions, guiding them on recovery matters through alternative dispute resolution and negotiation, ensuring that these entities maintain healthy relations with their customers.
An ardent insolvency professional, his interest particularly leans towards international insolvency. He’s adept in managing Insolvency and Bankruptcy cases across various judicial platforms like the NCLT, NCLAT, High Courts and Supreme Court. Notably, he has overseen significant cases as a resolution professional, liquidator, and even as a voluntary liquidator for foreign multinational groups from countries like Australia and the UK.
Among his notable achievements is the successful challenge of a preferential transaction worth INR 1.16 billion, culminating in a favorable court verdict. His strategic counsel has also been sought in high-stake securities cases before bodies like the Securities and Exchange Board of India and NCLT. Furthermore, he possesses extensive experience in handling complex corporate activities like amalgamations, mergers, demergers, and cases related to oppression-mismanagement.
Prakash’s comprehensive experience in commercial, corporate, and insolvency laws equips him with a unique perspective. This, combined with his hands-on approach, renders him proficient in corporate law litigation, insolvency proceedings, and transaction advisory.
In 2017, his peers recognized his profound insights and elected him as the Chairman of the Western Region of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI).
Beyond his professional commitments, Prakash is dedicated to education and training. He has enlightened officials from the Ministry of Railways, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Life Insurance Corporation of India, Company Secretaries, Chartered Accountants, Insolvency Professionals, and students on various subjects, including Commercial and Corporate Laws, and Insolvency and Bankruptcy laws. His collaborative approach also sees him frequently interact with and contribute to governmental bodies, including the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India.