Satvik Varma

Satvik Varma is a Litigation Counsel and Corporate Attorney and founder of Independent Law Chambers. His practice focuses primarily on corporate/commercial litigation, shareholder and company disputes, breach of contract and specific performance disputes, competition law and telecom/satellite law related litigation, insolvency proceedings and domestic and international arbitration. The chambers also regularly provides corporate legal advisory on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, foreign direct investment and  private equity placements. A large number of his clients are law firms (requiring court representation and counsel on litigation strategy), statutory corporations and leading Indian and overseas corporations.

One client described working with Satvik as “enriching” and highly recommended his work by saying “he is able to go beyond the scope of his work and give a considered and practical opinion to resolve the matter at hand”. Another client termed Satvik as being “extremely innovative and creative” and went on to refer to him as “highly passionate and driven” towards resolving matters for his clients.

Prior to founding Independent Law Chambers, Satvik was a partner at India’s premier law firm, (undivided) Amarchand Mangaldas.

Prior to Amarchand, Satvik was Vice-President and Counsel in the corporate law group at Lehman Brothers (2003-2005) at their headquarters in New York. Satvik started his career as a litigator and for several years (1998-2001) worked at the Supreme Court of India and the High Court of Delhi. While practicing in Courts, Satvik had the opportunity to participate in and argue various constitutional law, insurance and family law related cases.

Satvik holds a Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) in History and a Bachelor in Law (LL.B.) from the University of Delhi. Satvik earned a Master of Law (LL.M.) from Harvard Law School, where he was a part of the South Asian Lawyers Association. Satvik is dual qualified and licensed to practice in both India (1998) and the State of New York (2003).

Satvik is a frequent speaker at various panels, seminars and workshops and is often featured on television debates for his views on legal matters. He writes regularly on corporate governance, legislative matters, economic and trade policy and current legal affairs for most of India’s leading business newspapers, magazines, and journals.

At the end of November 2017, Satvik released an anthology of his essay’s titled “Yes, I’m Opinionated” – “Musings of a Lawyer on Governance, Law and Policy” published by Lexis Nexis. The book has received advance praise from sitting judges of the Supreme Court of India and the Delhi High Court and leading Senior Counsel in India. 

Satvik has a keen interest in global and regional affairs and serves on the advisory board of the Asia Society India Centre, a United States not-for-profit. Satvik has been selected from amongst many as an Asia 21 Young Leader, where he actively engages with others from the Asia-Pacific to discuss issues of common interest to the region. Satvik is also a member of the Young Indians, an initiative operating under the aegis of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), to help motivate the youth to shape the economic and social agenda of India. Most recently Satvik was selected from a very large and diverse group of candidates as an Aspen India Leadership Fellow and is cohort of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.

Satvik Varma Contact Information:

Satvik Varma
Independent Law Chambers
New Delhi 
Ph: 011-41706767; 011-41026767

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