Vikrant Pachnanda

Advocate on Record, Supreme Court of India & Aviation Attorney

Vikant Pachnanda is a Dispute Resolution Counsel and has been practising 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 since 2012. He has represented several clients such as Indiabulls, United Bank of India, Cera Sanitaryware, NBCC, GAIL, Titagarh Wagons, SREI and Max Healthcare to name a few. Additionally he has also been working as an Associate with Agarwal Law Associates, a boutique Dispute Resolution Law Firm in India since 2014. Vikrant 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 ( 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 a book entitled "A Guide to India's Aviation Law" published by Thomson Reuters and has also 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 including at Harvard University and also was invited to speak at Cornell University's leadership conference in Bangkok in 2019. 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 and advises various stakeholders in the aviation industry on issues pertaining to passenger protection, policy and regulatory related issues. He may be contacted at


Apurv Kumar Mishra


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.