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What we think, or what we know, or what we believe is, in the end,

of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do.

—John Ruskin

Manish is a Sindhi married to a Bengali superwoman. He believes in healthy eating and simple stress-free living. He has been practicing intermittent fasting for the past few months with incredible results.

Professionally, he started off as an independent litigation lawyer in 2006. He joined a leading Indian law firm – Kochhar & Co. towards the end of 2007. At Kochhar & Co., he was initially a part of the Intellectual Property team as well as the Corporate team. Since 2009 he has been focussing on Litigation and Arbitration in high stake matters. Over the past few years, the main thrust of his practice has been arbitration and litigation pertaining to infrastructure and construction projects such as highways, metro projects, power projects, pipelines, water projects, railways, etc. Manish has been involved in complex and high value arbitration (both domestic and international) and litigation in this sector. He has been helping his clients in the infrastructure sector maximize the amounts which they can successfully claim in arbitration proceedings while reducing the time and effort required to be expended by their in-house teams. Manish also continues to dabble with general corporate commercial and transactional work. He has more than 13 years of rich experience in advising, assisting and representing clients from diverse industry sectors particularly infrastructure, real estate, banking, information technology, education and pharmaceuticals.  He was promoted to the position of Partner at Kochhar & Co. in 2017. At that time, he was one of the youngest partners in the Firm. Prior to being promoted to the position of Partner, he had consistently been the highest billing Principal Associate / Senior Associate / Associate across the Delhi / Gurgaon offices of Kochhar & Co. for 8 years consecutively.

Manish has worked really hard to reach this position and his vision is to make sure that the younger members of the fraternity are able to succeed with lesser stress and tribulations. Towards this end, he has been conducting workshops at various educational institutions and also mentoring young Associates at Kochhar & Co.


Manish is adept at putting forth his clients’ case before arbitral tribunals / courts in the most concise and articulate manner so as to obtain the best possible results.


He has been supervising the work of Associates at Kochhar & Co. for the past decade or so and has nurtured many young lawyers who have gone on to become mature and successful professionals.


He also regularly conducts workshops on various practical aspects of law for his clients as well as law students.


As a part of a leading Indian law firm for about 12 years, Manish has worked with some of the largest corporations in the world (including numerous Fortune 500 companies) as well as most of the major Indian corporations (both PSUs as well as those in the private sector).


Next Generation Lawyer

Manish has been recognized as the “Next Generation Lawyer” by The Asia Pacific Legal 500 in the practice groups of Dispute Resolution and Projects & Energy in 2016 and 2017.

India Legal Awards 2017

Mr. Krishna Vijay Singh, Senior Partner and Manish Dembla’s team in Kochhar & Co. was conferred with the Litigation & Dispute Resolution Team of the Year award at India Legal Awards 2017

Deals of the Year

The royalty dispute concerning NHAI projects handled by Manish was recognized as one of the “Deals of the Year” by Indian Business Law Journal in 2016. </br> The dispute concerning liability to bear labour cess handled by Manish before the Hon’ble Supreme Court was recognized as the “Deal of the Year” by ASIAN-MENA counsel in 2016.

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The royalty dispute concerning NHAI projects handled by Manish was recognized as one of the “Deals of the Year” by Indian Business Law Journal in 2016.



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