Founder & Managing Partner
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With a practice of more than 19 years as an Advocate on Record in the Original Side and Appellate Side of the Hon’ble High Court at Calcutta and also at National Company Tribunal, Kolkata Bench. Mr Sidhartha Sharma is the founder Partner of M/S Sharma & Sharma a firm which has acquired immense recognition in legal fraternity.
He Started his practice mainly in the field of Labour Law and Industrial Relations and related fields of master-servant relationship and had appeared and / appearing in different court, tribunals like Provident Fund Appellate Tribunal, and other forum created to adjudicate the dispute related to master-servant and also handled various matters pertaining to labour law like PF, ESI, Gratuity, banking law matters etc. He has been the Chamber Junior of one of the foremost practitioners of Hon’ble High Court, Calcutta who was awarded as the BEST EMERGING LAWYER OF HON’BLE CALCUTTA HIGH COURT, Late Hon’ble Mr. Justice Protik Prakash Banerjee, Judge of Hon’ble Calcutta High Court.
“In the span of these 19 years he has been handling cases related to sick industrial company and has successfully handled various notable cases independently and has appeared in all the forums created under the SICA Act, 1985 like BIFR and AAIFR at Delhi. He has been independently involved in several high-stake Company matters related to the Companies Act, 1956, Companies Act, 2013 and the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016, he is regularly appearing before NCLT Benches through India particularly Kolkata Bench, the Principal Bench and also at NCLAT.”
In addition to above, he has also handled cases related to petroleum dealership, company matters particularly section 397 & 398, 434 of companies Act,) and civil matters including Arbitration matter, KMC maters, Right to Information Act 2005, etc upto Hon’ble Supreme Court He has also acted as Legal Advisor to the public issue and right issue of Impex Ferro Tech Ltd and Rohit Ferro Tech Ltd. He has during the tenure of his practice worked with most of the Eminent Barrister’s/Senior Advocate of the Hon’ble Calcutta High Court and the Hon’ble Supreme Court, New Delhi.
Before he started practicing as an Advocate on Record, was mainly associated with Advocates and Solicitors firms who are in this field for more than 10 decades and also with few big corporate houses and industrial concerns as a Counsel but from last 13 years he has been running his own firm namely Sharma & Sharma ( Advocates & Legal Consultant) his father, Sri Satya Narayan Sharma is a renowned practitioner in the eastern region and has written several books on Labour Law and Industrial Law and is a well known name in the field of Labour laws.
Advocate on Record (AOR)
Mr. Arup Bannerjee is an Advocate on Record (AOR) at the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India since 2006. He started practicing in the Supreme Court of India in 1998 and became a member of the Supreme Court Bar Association in 2001. During his early years of practice, he has been a junior to Late Mr. P.S. Mishra, Senior Advocate, Late Mr. S.B. Sanyal, Senior Advocate, Mrs. Pinky Anand, Senior Advocate, Mr. D.P. Mukherjee and Mr. Ashok Mathur. It was under the aegis of Mr. D.P. Mukherjee that Mr. Bannerjee underwent one-year training for appearing in Advocate-on-Record Examination and in 2006; he passed the Examination and became an Advocate on Record (AOR) at the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India.
During his career, he has handled cases involving issues related to DNA Test, Interpretation of common intention where time is a suspect, Tax-Fees and Quid Pro Quo, Double Taxation, Conditions for exemption from personal appearance, Nucleus of Joint Family, Insurance laws, Murder Trials in Sessions Courts,Securitization and Banking laws, NRC-Assam, Cheque bouncing laws, Summary Proceedings, Tenancy Act cases, Transfer Petitions, Culpability in homicide, Interpretation of Lien, Necessity of a nature of finality in the order for maintainability of a Revision petition in Criminal Cases, Service matters involving principles of appointments, transfer, posting, promotion, pension, dismissal, reinstatement with consequential benefits, provident fund, Medical negligence cases, Matrimonial matters of maintenance and D.V. Act, Juvenile Delinquency Act, Writ Petitions at High Court as well as Supreme Court, arbitration matters, mediation in Supreme Court Mediation centre etc.
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A law graduate from the Department of Law, University of Calcutta, one of top rankers in her batch, Ujjaini has an experience for more than five years in litigation before the High Court at Calcutta, she has been dealing extensively with matters related to Constitutional Law, Service Law, Family Law and Criminal Law. She extensively deals with economic offences which involve misappropriation of huge funds and matters pertaining to Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881. She heads the Criminal Law team in the Kolkata office. She even has several reported judgements in the Calcutta Criminal Law Reporter and Indian Civil Cases to her credence as well.
She has also been handling commercial matters arising out of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 and appearing regularly before the National Company Law Tribunal, Kolkata, Bengaluru Bench and the Cuttack Bench as well.
A glib talker and astute at debating, she is a member of the Indian Law Institute (WBSU) and is a regular at all debates organised at the High Court, Calcutta and has even won several awards on that account.
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Sreenita Ghoshdastidar has graduated from Karnataka State Law University, Bangalore. She is leading the firm’s dispute resolution team.. Her expertise lies in the field of Company and Insolvency and Bankruptcy laws. Sreenita has extensively dealt with admiralty matters during her tenure at Bose & Mitra, Kolkata where she has attended International Arbitrations under SIAC and LMAA rules, Domestic Arbitration and has dealt with multiple civil matters. She has successfully handled plethora of cases in the field of Company laws, Electricity Laws, Disputes related to Commercial Contracts, laws related to Partnership, Arbitration and Conciliation, customs, Environmental Law.
In a span of her tenure, she has assisted several Senior Barristers and Senior Advocates of the Hon’ble High Court at Calcutta while appearing for court cases before the Hon’ble High Court at Calcutta, Hon’ble Delhi High Court at New Delhi, the Hon’ble National Company Law Tribunal, Kolkata & Delhi as well as the before Singapore International Arbitration Centre.
She has also appeared in several high-stake Company matters related to the Companies Act, 1956, Companies Act, 2013 and the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 before NCLT, Kolkata Bench ,Delhi Bench, NCLAT and various other forums including Supreme Court, Delhi High Court, lower Courts, Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission, Appellate Board for Electricity Laws, National Green Tribunal.
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Arjun Asthana leads the firm’s commercial dispute resolution and Criminal litigation team.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science & Engineering and also holds a degree in law from Faculty of Law, University of Delhi. Having done various courses from reputed institutions like Stanford University, University of London (OSE), University of Virginia, George Washington University and WIPO Academy, Arjun was made a Member of Editorial Board in International Organisation of Scientific Research and Development (IOSRD) in 2016.
His practice includes arbitration, company law matters, Insolvency & Bankruptcy matters, disputes arising out of EPC Contracts and other commercial contracts like Debenture Subscription Agreement, disputes arising out of Law of Guarantees and white collar criminal offence matters.
He has also rendered opinions on subjects like company law, Contract law, insolvency & bankruptcy law, Share Subscription Agreements and others.
Arjun is a member of the Nani Palkhivala Arbitration Centre.
Rajesh Kumar Gupta
Advisor – Constitutional and Regulatory Laws
Rajesh Kumar Gupta is a practicing counsel in the High Court of Calcutta, having over 25 years of cross functional experience in Finance, business development, Information Systems, Operations Management and civil and Constitutional matters.
His practice covers Constitutional matters, Regulatory matters (Energy, Telecommunication and Environment); Transportation (Railways), Essential Commodities and Dispute Resolution (Public Premises Matters, Civil Suits and Arbitration).
He is consulted by consumer associations, energy utilities (like India Power), leading corporates (like Adani Group, Larsen & Toubro, Linde India Limited, Speciality Restaurants, Hindalco Industries).
Mr. Gupta is also an Associate Chartered Management Accountant and has an Advanced Diploma in Systems Management.
Associate Partner – Chandigarh Office
Rahul has been practicing in the Hon’ble High Court of Punjab & Haryana at Chandigarh, since 2007. Graduated as Bachelors in Commerce and holding Masters Degree in Law, he has added much more to his academic and professional credence by holding certificates in various courses of Diploma in Computer Science from TAFE, Sydney, ACCA- Intern from Oxford Brookes University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Mass Communication from Punjab University.
Rahul has vast exposure in handling matters in various fields such as Criminal Law; Civil Law; Company Law; Administrative Law; Consumer Disputes; Arbitration; Industrial Law; Insurance Law; Intellectual Property rights; Land Acquisition; Labour Law; Property Law; etc.
He heads a team of 12 Associates and juniors and has a network expanding his office to Montreal (Canada); Melbourne, Sydney (Australia) where a team of legal expertise handling overseas matters relating to NRI, immigration services and other legal issues.
He has successfully handled various notable cases independently in the Hon’ble Punjab & Haryana High Court, Chandigarh and has appeared in all the major forums in Chandigarh. .
Associate – Bhubaneswar Office
Practising as an Advocate at Odisha High Court at Cuttack for the last 24 years and having experience in handling matters related to constitutional, civil, arbitration and Insolvency Laws. He has successfully handled various notable cases and was chamber junior of Mr. Dipak Misra (Former Hon’ble Chief Justice of India). He is regularly consulted by SAIL, Paradwip Port Trust, IDCO, Odisha Hydro Power Corporation and NALCO.
Associate – Mumbai office
Chirag Jain – Associate at Mumbai office leading a team of 30 people which includes lawyers and Chartered Accountants.
Chirag is a Chartered Accountant by qualification and an entrepreneur by heart. At Sharma & Sharma; it is Chirag who identifies and defines the problem statement of the client. His Passion towards making a difference in everything we do makes him stand tall amongst others. He leads the business of consulting.
He started his career with Price Waterhouse; over the period of around 4 years he worked on various assurance engagements having relevant exposure into USGAPP; IFRS and Indian Accounting Practices. While working on various clients he gained a detailed understanding of the business of each of the them.
Post this he held managerial positions with likes of BPCL and Asian Paints handling Accounts, Tax and Finance. It is here that he was exposed to various ERP implementations, transition of accounting practices and income tax.
His Exposure in taxation and finance was strengthened during his stint with various mid-size CA firms before he associated himself with Sharma & Sharma
He has consulted SME owners to scale their business with the right strategies and their implementation; at the same time consulted Corporates with complex problem statements and assisted with solutions to the key managerial stakeholders.