Pavani has been the Managing Partner of the firm since 2005 and specializes in large complex and high volume commercial disputes and International sanctions. Her practice areas include commercial litigation, international Arbitration and International sanctions. Many of her cases involve parties from multi jurisdictions. She has extensive experience in International sanctions, International Arbitrations, litigation matters involving energy, commodities, shipping, construction, company disputes and commercial issues for clients including some Fortune 500 companies. Pavani handles high value commercial cases in the London High Court, Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of England and Wales and European Courts. She has also handled cases under various sets of arbitration rules including ICC, LCIA, DIFC, GAFTA and AAA and has a depth of experience in making applications, arising from Arbitrations, to the English Commercial Court and the Court of Appeal.
Some of the most important recent notable case handled by Pavani were Bank Mellat v HM Treasury, Hashwani v Jivraj, PEC v Asia Golden Rice.
Pavani also has extensive experience in obtaining freezing injunctions, obtaining and defending security for costs orders.
She attends and is often invited to speak at various International Arbitration conferences in many jurisdictions. She is often featured in many international publications.
In 2010 Pavani was awarded the Gold Award for ‘Women of the Year’ at the Asian Achievers Award. In 2011 she was awarded Glory of India Award.
- Member of the Indian Bar Council as an advocate of Delhi High Court.
- IMA (Indian Maritime Association),
- LMAA (London Maritime Arbitrators Association) supporting member
- IBA (International Bar Association)
- CIarb (Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Association)