Arush Khanna, George Thomas, Lakshmi Raman and Chaitanyaa Bhandarkar set up ‘Numen Law Offices’

Arush Khanna, George Thomas, Lakshmi Raman and Chaitanyaa Bhandarkar set up ‘Numen Law Offices’

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Arush Khanna, George Thomas, Lakshmi Raman, and Chaitanyaa Bhandarkar – have set up ‘Numen Law Offices’ with effect from November 1, 2019.

Numen Law Offices is a multi-disciplinary Dispute Resolution and Criminal Litigation firm with dedicated verticals covering Commercial Law, Insolvency & Bankruptcy, Arbitration, Real Estate, Anti-Trust and serious criminal offences including White Collar Crime, among other fields.

The firm will operate from its offices in Delhi and Mumbai.

Arush Khanna, who is India’s National Representative at the Young Lawyers Committee of the IBA and also on the steering committee of the Young Members Group (YMG) of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (India Branch), will head the firm’s Commercial Disputes and Anti-Trust practice. Before starting Numen Law Offices, Arush was running his own firm under the banner ‘Trinaya Legal’.

George Thomas will lead the firm’s Supreme Court practice from its office in New Delhi.

Chaitanyaa Bhandarkar and Lakshmi Raman will be based out of Mumbai. Chaitanyaa will lead the firm’s Real Estate, Commercial and Insolvency & Bankruptcy Laws practices, while Lakshmi will head the firm’s criminal practice. Lakshmi has worked in the Chambers of Satish Maneshinde for over six years.

Arush, George and Lakshmi are graduates of Symbiosis Law School and Chaitanyaa is a graduate of SVKM School of Law, Mumbai

Commenting on the development, Arush Khanna shared,

“I’ve known George, Lakshmi and Chaitanyaa from college days and collaborating with them to set up a firm seemed like a natural progression. Right from our first discussions to simultaneously opening offices in Delhi and Mumbai, we knew we were on the same page. The like-mindedness and commonality of vision paved the way towards formally joining hands to establish Numen Law Offices.

The name ‘Numen’, which implies ‘spiritual force’ or ‘influence’, is symbolic with our vision to be recognized as a cultured, competent and a solution-driven law office in the coming years.”

Legal League Consulting, a management consultancy company founded and headed by Bithika Anand, advised the firm on partnership structuring. Nipun Bhatia, Vice-President of Legal League Consulting, who designed the partnership structure and governance model of Numen Law Offices commented,

Nipun Bhatia
Nipun Bhatia

“My association with Arush goes back to almost 7 years now. To help him establish Numen Law Offices was a fulfilling experience, both on personal and professional fronts. The Partners are young, with palpable energy, drive, and camaraderie to jointly leverage each other’s strengths.

All of us brainstormed over designing a partnership structure that would promote financial performance, without compromising on the true spirit of sharing amongst partners. We are glad that we’ve been able to create a merit-cum-parity based structure that will ensure Partners’ growth in alignment with the firm’s growth.”

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