Janak Dwarkadas
Janak DwarkadasSenior Counsel
Bombay High Court

Janak D. Dwarkadas practices as a Senior Advocate (from July 1997 to date) and Advocate (from Oct 1977 to June 1997) in the Bombay High Court on its original side. Janak joined Iqbal M. Chagla (son of M. C. Chagla, ex Chief Justice, Bombay High Court) and was in his chambers from 1977 - 1987.

Janak specializes in Corporate Law, Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Litigation. He has represented clients in several High Courts as well as in the Supreme Court of India. He also traveled extensively outside India in connection with legal matters. He has given evidence as an expert on Indian law in legal proceedings filed before the Singapore High Court and the Civil Court in Athens, Greece. Janak represented Indian as well as foreign Companies in International Arbitration proceedings held under the Rules of the Institutionalized Arbitration Centres, in India, Bahrain, London and Singapore.

Janak takes keen interest in public interest litigation, particularly on issues relating to the Environment. He has appeared on behalf of the environmentalists for the conservation of forests and preservation of the natural heritage of Mahabaleshwar/Panchgani; against the setting up of Amby valley project at Ambavane, Lonavla, by Sahara; opposing the setting up of a gigantic off-the-coast port at Dahanu, one of the most ecologically fragile areas in India. He has also appeared in other public interest litigations concerning the CRB Capital Market scam, the Plantation companies scam, etc.

Janak successfully helped in saving the Sanjay Gandhi National Park from encroachers in a Public Interest Litigation filed by the Bombay Environment Action Group. He also helped in saving the Mithi River, in a Public Interest Litigation filed after the July 26, 2005 record rainfall in Bombay. He recently appeared in PILs pertaining to: (a) arbitrary cutting of trees for the Metro III project; (b) opposing the setting up of a car shed for the Metro III project at Aarey Milk Colony; (c) preservation of a heritage structure on Carmichael Road called “Morena House”; and (d) challenging the illegal redevelopment of a two storeyed structure into a multi-storeyed building on Carmichael Road.

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