People

FOUNDER & MANAGING EDITOR

Vikrant Pachnanda

Advocate

Mr. Vikrant Pachnanda upon completion of high school in 2006, pursued an integrated degree in law and arts from Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar focusing on international investment arbitration and aviation law. He is the Founder and Managing Editor of India Law Journal (www.indialawjournal.com) which he founded as a law student in 2008. He was also one of the Founders and Student Managing Editors of the GNLU Journal for Law, Development and Politics. Post graduating from GNLU in 2011, Vikrant joined Luthra & Luthra Law Offices in Delhi as an Associate where he advised both Indian and international clients on a broad range of legal issues involving mergers and acquisitions, defence procurement, corporate criminal liability, anti-bribery compliance and funds. Additionally, he was also part of the Knowledge Management team of the firm. In 2012, he joined the chambers of Mr. Najmi Waziri, Chief Counsel for the Delhi Government during the subsequent year and trained under him till Mr. Waziri's elevation as an Hon'ble Judge of the Delhi High Court in April 2013. Thereafter, he completed his LLM from Cornell Law School where he focused his studies on courses related to dispute resolution, sports law, antitrust law, climate change and entrepreneurship. Vikrant has authored several articles that have been published in various journals including the Asialaw IP Review and the Asian Yearbook of International Law. He has presented papers at several international conferences and represented his university in several moot court competitions, both in India and abroad. He represented GNLU, which was the only Indian university selected to represent India at the International Negotiation Competition on Climate Change, to negotiate a proposed Copenhagen Protocol in Copenhagen in 2009. Vikrant has also completed an LLM in Advanced Air and Space Law from Leiden University, the Netherlands. Currently, he is practicing as a litigation and dispute resolution lawyer across various forums such as the Supreme Court of India and various High Courts, Tribunals and District Courts across the country as well as doing both international and domestic arbitrations. He is also an aviation law consultant and may be contacted at vikrant.pachnanda@gmail.com .

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Apurv Kumar Mishra

Advocate

Apurv Kumar Mishra completed his B.A. LL.B (Hons.) from National Law Institute University Bhopal. After graduation, he joined the Mumbai office of Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co. (as it then was) where he worked in the Private Client Practice team and the Banking and Finance team. In 2013 he was selected for the Young India Fellowship- a scholarship based, one-year, liberal arts program at Ashoka University. He has also worked at the India office of a Washington-based strategic advisory firm called Albright Stonebridge Group. Apurv teaches a course on Fundamentals of Law at the Young India Fellowship and writes on a freelance basis for various publications on policy issues.

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