Udian Sharma, Counsel



Udian Sharma

Counsel

Contact

+91 9654040605
udiansharma@chamber20a.com

Education

Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi (Class of 2018)

Bachelor of Sciences (B.Sc. Electronics Hons.), Hindu College, University of Delhi (Class of 2014)


Professional Affiliation

Bar Council of Delhi (Since 2018)

Delhi High Court Bar Association (Since 2019)

Udian Sharma is a counsel with Chamber 20A, having an expertise in the Dispute Resolution practice, with a focus on Ligation, Domestic and International Arbitrations, Insolvency & Restructuring, Consumer Disputes, Infrastructure and Pharmaceuticals, before the Supreme Court, High Courts and Tribunals. Udian has represented various privately held companies, government organisations and individuals. Udian regularly advices and represents clients in proceedings across a wide range of areas of constitutional law, education, bankruptcy law, real estate and infrastructure, service, media and entertainment law. Udian is an alumnus of Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi.


Experience
COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

1. Successfully secured interim relief in a writ petition before the Delhi High Court, for an Indian pharmaceutical company, where a notification of the Ministry of Health, banning more than 350 Fixed Dosage Drugs (FDCs) was under challenge [Chemonix Pvt. Ltd. v. Union of India, WP (C) No. 9994 of 2018]

2. Assisted in a successful challenge to the constitutional validity of a State Arbitration Act’s provisions on the issue of independence of arbitrators [State of Bihar & Ors. v. Brahmaputra Infrastructure, (2018) 17 SCC 444]

3. Represented an Insurance Company before a Constitutional Bench consisting of 5 judges where the Supreme Court declined the mandatory timeline of pleadings in consumer disputes [New India Insurance v. Hilli Multipurpose, 2020 SCC OnLine SC 287]

4. Successfully appeared before the Delhi High Court in a challenge pertaining to the Intellectual Property Rights of a Nationalised Bank, against an infringer [Citi Group v. Citi Finance& Ors., (2019) SCC OnLine Del 11589]

5. Successfully represented Godrej and Boyce Manufacturing Company Limited in multiple cases relating to transfer of workmen [Godrej & Boyce v. Rameshwar, (2020) SCC OnLine SC 173]

6. Defended an individual before the Trial Court, in a dispute involving telecommunication and contractual laws, against a large Cellular Network Provider, leading to a successful mediation between the parties.

7. Successfully secured ex-parte relief from the Supreme Court, for a State Government in multiple disputes involving Section 24 and 26 of Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement, Act 2013 [State of Bihar v. Sihasan Prasad, SLP(C) 16734 of 2019]

ARBITRATIONS

1. Successfully argued and appeared for a public sector enterprise (National Highway Authority of India) in an infrastructure arbitration against a Joint Venture Company before a Tripartite Arbitral Tribunal.

2. Appeared and argued in an International Arbitration for an Indian Infrastructure Company (Sugesan Transport Private Limited) in a construction arbitration dispute against a Taiwan based Company (Continental Engineering Corporation), before an International Arbitral Tribunal, presided by a retired Supreme Court Judge.

3. Representing a state entity in an Arbitration appeal in an ongoing dispute relating to the principles of anticipatory breach.

4. Successfully represented an individual at the interim stage in a Section 34 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act proceedings before the Delhi High Court in a domain name arbitration dispute

INSOLVENCY, BANKRUPTCY AND RESTRUCTURING

1. Successfully appeared and defended the challenge of the insolvency process initiated against a Corporate Debtor before the NCLAT, for an infrastructure company [Partha Sadhan Bose v. Sugesan Transport Pvt. Ltd., (2020) SCC OnLine NCLAT 140]

2. Appeared for an individual Home Buyer (Financial Creditors) before the NCLAT in appeal, against the order of the adjudicating authority.

3. Represented and defended the rights of the home buyers against the real estate builders, before the NCDRC.

EDUCATION LAW

1. Represented a privately run Muslim Minority College, before the Supreme Court in a constitutional challenge in regard to the rights of a Minority institution provided to it under Article 29 and 30 of the Constitution of India. [Amir Hasan Sakur Ahmed Mahavdyalaya Shikshak Kararmchari Sangh v. State of Bihar, Civil Appeal Number 4544-4555 of 2019]

2. Represented an education sector regulator (NCTE) in multiple disputes before the Supreme Court and the Delhi High Court. The landmark decisions include Laxmi College & Ors. v. NCTE [(2019) SCC OnLine Del 10357], Amrit Kunwar vs. NCTE [2020 SCC OnLine Del 455]

PUBLIC AND ADMINISTRATIVE LAW

1. Successfully secured the right to medical practice for over 250 Doctors in multiple disputes before the Supreme Court, against the Medical Council of India. (The State of Bihar v. MCI & Anr., WP(C) Mo. 634 of 2018)

2. Appeared for a state owned beverage corporation in a dispute relating to pay scale parity [Bihar State Beverages Corporation v. Naresh Kumar Mishra, (2019) 5 SCC 110]

3. Successfully represented an education sector regulator (NCTE) before the Delhi High Court, which settled the proposition of law that the NCTE is the sole authority for declaring equivalence of courses with the eligibility criteria [Rohitash Verma v. SDMC, (2018) SCC OnLine Del 13338]

CRIMINAL LITIGATION

1. Successfully represented a State Government in a dispute regarding the definition of ‘public place’ and whether consumption of alcohol would be punishable or not [Satvinder Singh Saluja& Ors. v. State of Bihar, (2019) 7 SCC 89]

2. Successfully assisted in a Criminal Appeal before the Supreme Court, pertaining to the challenge of the alteration of the charge for the offence from Section 302 to Section 304A of the Indian Penal Code of an individual [State of Haryana v. Rajesh Aggarwal, (2019) 15 SCC 805]