Welcome to ILN-terviews, a series of profiles of ILN member firm attorneys, designed to give a unique insight into the lawyers who make up our Network. For our latest interview, we chose ILN member, Krrishan Singhania of our member firm Singhania & Company in Mumbai, India.
In one sentence, how would you describe your practice?
My practice has been dynamic and looking into laws which are new in the country.
Who would be your typical client?
My typical clients would be foreign corporations doing business in India or planning to start a business in India.
What would you like clients and potential clients to know about you?
I am a practical solution-oriented lawyer, aiming to meet the specific legal needs of clients/potential clients, within the framework of Indian laws.
What has been your most challenging case? Why?
My most challenging case was the enforcement of an Arbitration Award when India was facing a foreign exchange crisis, and the principle defence taken by the other side was Foreign Exchange Control law. But the Supreme Court of India upheld the Foreign Award in favour of our client.
What has been your proudest moment as a lawyer?
When I was able to procure an order from a Judge’s residence on holiday to allow my client company to take its aircraft out of India.
What do you do when you’re not practicing law?
Listen to music and attend theatre.
What would surprise people most about you?
That there are still professional and ethical lawyers who have interests other than the law.
What has been your most memorable ILN experience?
My most memorable experience about the ILN is that the ILN members make instant friendships, even when you meet them for the first time.
What career would you have chosen if you weren’t a lawyer?
Not possible for me to image that.
If a movie were made of your life, who would you want to play you?
Aamir Khan of the Indian film industry.
How would you like to be remembered?
I would like to be remembered as a friendly, loving, society-oriented person.