Dr. Madhumita Kothari

Madhumita Kothari

Dr. Madhumita Kothari

Partner | New Delhi

Dispute Resolution; Shipping, Ports and Inland Waterways; Projects, Energy & Infrastructure
Enrolment No. D/ 1154/2003


Madhumita is a Partner in the Dispute Resolution and Projects, Energy & Infrastructure practice groups of the firm. With over 25 years of experience in dispute resolution, arbitration, risk consulting, international contracts, service matters, gender issues (POSH laws), family laws and mediation, she has worked both in-house as well as with law firms. She has advised clients on a variety of commercial disputes and specialized in sectors such as shipping, ports, Inland waterways, aviation, mining, power, infrastructure, healthcare, retail, software, education, and insurance. She is an arguing counsel representing clients before the Supreme Court of India, various High Courts and other judicial fora including International Commercial Arbitration. She has been a Senior Advisor to the United Nations International Seabed Authority and a Special Counsel of the Government of India. She is a member of the Bar Council Delhi, Delhi High Court Bar Association, New Delhi Bar Association, Central Administrative Tribunal Bar Association, Nainital High Court Bar Association. She holds a life membership with the Ocean Society of India (Observer status UNISA) and the International Council of Jurists London; Advisory Membership with International Council of Commercial Arbitration at the Hague, Netherlands; Member Global Leaders in Law; Associate Member National Maritime Foundation; Associate Member Manohar Parrikar Institute of Defense Studies and Analyses.

Practice areas

  • Dispute Resolution
  • Shipping, Ports and Inland Waterways
  • Projects, Energy & Infrastructure


  • Litigation & Arbitration
  • International Contracts
  • Mining, Energy & Infrastructure
  • Artificial Intelligence & Technology Transfer

Representative matters

  • United Nations International Seabed Authority  On seabed mining, biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction, ocean environment while working in close collaboration with Ministry of Earth Sciences Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India CSIR – IIMMT Bhubaneswar, INCOIS Hyderabad, NIOT Chennai, NCPOR GOA, NIO GOA.
  • Government of India On representing Ministry of Education and Ministry of Finance as Special Counsel before various High Courts and Supreme Court of India.
    On representing Delhi Development Authority and Municipal Corporation of Delhi before Delhi High Court and Supreme Court of India.
    On representing the Central Institute of Technology, Kokrajhar before various High Courts and Supreme Court of India.
  • SKEC-KCT JV Strategic Crude Oil Storage Project at Mangalore & Padur, Karnataka, India  On risk assessment and mitigation, internal audits, arbitration, EPF appeals, contract management, compliance and regulatory management and litigation.
  • Tehri Hydro Development Project On heading the project legal team and acting as an arguing counsel on behalf of KCT before various judicial for a including arbitration tribunals, High Courts and Supreme Court for disputes during the project and post project stages.
  • Flipkart-Walmart On conducting due diligence and advising on various legal aspects in terms of corporate transaction.
  • IFFCO-Tokio Insurance Company and United India Insurance Company On representing the client before SCDRC, NCDRC, various other judicial fora including Delhi High Court and Supreme Court of India.
  • Dr. BL Kapur Memorial Hospital – Max Hospital On advising in relation to corporate transactions, and acting as retained counsel for corporate matters and various other matters before Indian Council of Medical Research, NCDRC, SCDRC, various state High Courts and the Supreme Court of India.