Advocate & Founder of NKM Law Chambers | India
Naveen Kumar Murthi, founder of NKM Law Chambers is a qualified practitioner focusing on litigation, arbitration and corporate advisory and has dealt with wide ranging matters in the areas of Corporate law, insolvency and bankruptcy law, arbitration, constitutional law, environmental law, securities law, Civil and Criminal laws, personal laws and property law.
He had the privilege of working under Justice S.B. Sinha, Judge, Supreme Court of India in the year 2009 and also with Mr. Arvind.P.Datar, Senior Advocate, one among the prominent lawyers in the country.
From 2011 to 2013, he was associated with the Advocate General of the State of Tamil Nadu at the Madras High Court and has assisted in the conduct of several important, sensational and landmark cases and has also assisted in preparation of Governmental contracts and concessionaire agreements and legal opinions.
After his stint in the Advocate General’s office, Naveen founded NKM Law Chambers and within a short time, carved a niche for himself and has appeared in several matters before the Supreme Court of India, Madras High Court, Kerala High Court, Patna High Court, National Company Law Appellate Tribunal, National Company Law Tribunals, National Green Tribunal, Debt Recovery Tribunal, Securities and Exchange Board of India and several arbitral tribunals. He had advised a wide ranging clientele including several corporate giants, multi-national companies, real estate companies, market leaders in the construction industry and is also a Counsel for the ‘Big Four’ Firms in issues relating to Mergers, Demergers, Reduction of Capital, Reorganization of Share Capital and Corporate restructuring. He has advised and appeared on behalf of Creditors, Resolution Professionals and Corporate Debtors in Insolvency and Bankruptcy matters.
Aside from the above, Naveen also lends his expertise to the negotiation and drafting of contracts, Joint Venture agreements and Foreign Collaboration Agreements, etc.
To his credit, Naveen was one among the youngest Arbitrators to be appointed by the Chief Justice of the High Court of Madras and has also had the unique opportunity of being appointed as the Amicus Curie to assist the Full Bench of the Madras High Court while dealing with an important question of law and received appreciation from the Bench in the reported judgement of T.K.Shanmugam vs. State of Tamil Nadu 2015 (5) LW 397. He has also been appointed as Court Commissioner in several matters to act on behalf of the Court and as part of his pro-bono work, he has appeared in several public interest litigations espousing the interest of the General Public. Apart from this, he has been appointed by the Court as a legal aid Counsel for conducting cases pro-bono by the Madras High Court on different occasions