Kanika Goenka is a Partner based out of the firm’s Mumbai office and focuses on domestic and international arbitration and complex commercial litigation.
Before joining Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, Kanika worked for several years in the dispute resolution team at Vashi and Vashi and Bharucha & Partners, Mumbai.
Kanika regularly represents clients in arbitrations, seated in India and outside, conducted under different arbitration rules (SIAC, MCIA, LCIA, etc), and governed by different laws across a wide range of industries. In addition to arbitrations, Kanika also represents clients before Indian courts in arbitration-related litigation, such as challenge to arbitral awards, enforcement and execution of awards, as well as interim relief applications. Additionally, she has a lot of experience advising Indian clients in transnational litigations before foreign courts (Delaware, Florida, London, Singapore, etc). Kanika also advises clients on the drafting and structuring of transactions from a disputes and enforcement perspective.
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A German based energy company in an Indian seated LCIA arbitration in connection with shareholder and IP disputes.
An education technology company in a Singapore-seated SIAC arbitration in connection with disputes with investors.
A leading real-estate construction company in a Mumbai seated ad-hoc arbitration pertaining to the construction of a residential complex.
A leading FMCG company in an ad-hoc Mumbai seated international commercial arbitration pertaining to shareholder disputes.
A Singapore-based renewable energy company in a Singapore seated SIAC arbitration in disputes arising out of share subscription agreements.
An education technology company in various transnational disputes in India and outside, including before the New York Supreme Court, Delaware Chancery Court and Bangalore High Court.
Powerica Ltd. in enforcement proceedings arising out of a London seated award before the Bombay High Court.
M3nergy Berhad in proceedings before the Bombay High Court to set aside three awards arising out of an ICC arbitration arising in relation to contractual relationships with HPCL and ONGC.
Enercon GmbH in several proceedings, including references to arbitration, interim relief applications and suits before the commercial courts in London, Supreme Court of India, Bombay High Court, Delhi High Court and Daman district court, and oppression and mismanagement proceedings before the National Company Law Tribunal.
A sovereign wealth fund in proceedings in relation to their potential investments in infrastructure projects in India before the Bombay High Court.
Spie Capag, a French company engaged in underground and underwater construction, in proceedings against the MCGM before the Bombay High Court.
A detailed experience statement can be shared on a confidential basis.
Member of the Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa; Admitted to practice in New York
BLS LL.B, Government Law College, Mumbai
LL.M., Columbia Law School (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar)
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