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Rajat Jariwal

Partner - Dispute Resolution and Arbitration, Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG), Environment and Climate Change

Environmental Law Disputes | Commercial Contract Disputes | Domestic and International Arbitrations

Contact M: +91 9910348181
D: +91 1141639393
T: +91 1142599375
Delhi, Gurugram


Rajat Jariwal is a Partner in the Dispute Resolution and Arbitration practice in the New Delhi NCR office. He is part of the firm’s environment and climate change practice. He has been practising for the past 17 years before different tribunals and courts, including the National Green Tribunal, various High Courts and the Supreme Court of India. A substantial part of Rajat’s practice involves complex, high-stake environmental law disputes, typically arising out of default in regulatory compliances and allegations of environmental pollution. Rajat has successfully defended corporates against the imposition of million-dollar environmental penalties. He also advises on environmentally sensitive M&A transactions.

Environmental law matters are often intertwined with constitutional and commercial issues, and Rajat’s vast experience in both these areas of law adds value in advising clients. Rajat regularly advises clients on disputes arising out of commercial contracts, including PE investments and joint ventures. He has represented clients in domestic and international arbitrations (both ad-hoc and institutional), including those governed by the LCIA, ICC and SIAC.


LL.B., Campus Law Centre, Delhi


  • Bar Council of Delhi
  • Supreme Court Bar Association
  • Delhi High Court Bar Association
  • LCIA
  • SIAC

Select representative clients/matters

  • A major chemical manufacturer, before the Supreme Court of India in an unprecedented case of transportation of hazardous chemical wastes from a contaminated site
  • Association of major steel manufacturers, before the Supreme Court of India in a public interest litigation involving allegations of illegal and unregulated mining causing environmental damage
  • A glass-bottle manufacturer, against the Pollution Control Board’s order to phase out fossil fuel in manufacturing
  • A chemical manufacturer, before National Green Tribunal on environmental liabilities arising out of an accidental blast in the factory
  • One of India’s leading e-commerce companies, before the National Green Tribunal against allegations of excessive usage and improper disposal of single use packaging plastic in breach of India’s plastic management waste law
  • A chemical manufacturer, in an oleum gas leak case
  • Several pharmaceutical, liquor companies, advised on compliance with India’s plastic waste management law
  • A major Japanese investor, advised in a shareholder’s dispute (arbitration) before SIAC
  • A conglomeration of funds, in multiple proceedings arising out of a shareholder’s dispute: SIAC-governed arbitration and company law proceedings before the National Company Law Tribunal
  • One of India’s biggest ticket booking platforms, in a constitutional challenge to cinemas law passed by the (Indian) State of Andhra Pradesh


  • Top 100 Individual Lawyers: Forbes India Legal Powerlist, 2021
  • Asialaw Leading Lawyer, Dispute Resolution and Litigation, 2018


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