Kushal Gandhi

Kushal Gandhi

Senior Associate
Solicitor Advocate

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
United Kingdom
Languages English, Hindi, Gujarati

Kushal is an experienced Senior Associate in the Litigation & Arbitration team at CMS London and a member of the CMS India Desk. Kushal is a qualified Solicitor Advocate.

Kushal has worked in the in-house legal team at a major investment bank in London for over a year and has also been on secondment to an asset manager and a major multinational technology company. He has also had the unique opportunity of spending time seconded to the LCIA working as part of the casework team.

Kushal’s practice is resolution of disputes through litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution methods, including mediation. He also undertakes anti-bribery and corruption investigations and provides advice in relation to anti-money laundering issues.

Kushal’s practice also includes reviewing and advising on all kinds of contractual arrangements and obtaining and defending interim remedies such as injunctions and worldwide freezing orders. He has advised clients in a wide range of sectors, including energy, technology and financial.

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  • 2007 – LPC (Distinction), The University of Law, London
  • 2006 – LLB (First Class Hons), Durham University, Durham
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CMS Guide to Anti-Bribery and Cor­rup­tion Laws


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In­dia amends bribery laws to ex­pand of­fences and provide for cor­por­ate...
In­dia has re­cently passed the Pre­ven­tion of Cor­rup­tion (Amend­ment) Act 2018 (the Act), which came in­to force on 26 Ju­ly 2018. The Act sig­ni­fic­antly changes the leg­al land­scape in re­la­tion to cor­rup­tion of­fences in In­dia and brings the le­gis­la­tion more in line.
In­di­an Gov­ern­ment re­moves more red tape on For­eign Dir­ect In­vest­ment...
On 10 Janu­ary 2018, the Uni­on Cab­in­et chaired by Prime Min­is­ter Modi ap­proved a num­ber of amend­ments to In­dia’s FDI policy. While the amend­ments re­move some red tape by mak­ing more FDI sub­ject to the auto­mat­ic ap­prov­al route, they also re­main true to the “Make.
Fi­nal re­com­mend­a­tions is­sued to SEBI on cor­por­ate gov­ernance im­prove­ments...
In Oc­to­ber 2017, the Com­mit­tee on Cor­por­ate Gov­ernance es­tab­lished by the Se­cur­it­ies and Ex­change Board of In­dia (SEBI) is­sued its fi­nal re­port to SEBI on cor­por­ate gov­ernance im­prove­ments for In­di­an cor­por­ates.
Su­preme Court rules no se­cur­ity needed to chal­lenge en­force­ment un­der...
In IPCO (Ni­ger­ia) Lim­ited (“IPCO”) v Ni­geri­an Na­tion­al Pet­ro­leum Cor­por­a­tion (“NNPC”) [2017] UK­SC 16, the UK Su­preme Court over­turned a rul­ing re­quir­ing NNPC to provide se­cur­ity as a con­di­tion to chal­len­ging the en­force­ment of an ar­bit­ra­tion award.
Asym­met­ric jur­is­dic­tion clauses up­held by Com­mer­cial Court
The Eng­lish High Court has held that asym­met­ric jur­is­dic­tion clauses are val­id and are ex­clus­ive jur­is­dic­tion clauses for the pur­poses of Brus­sels 1 Re­cast over­rid­ing pre­vi­ous un­cer­tainty fol­low­ing a de­cision of the French courts.
In­dia Budget 2017 - 2018
On 1 Feb­ru­ary, Fin­ance Min­is­ter Ar­un Jait­ley presen­ted In­dia’s an­nu­al Uni­on Budget for 2017-2018 (the “Budget”) for the fisc­al year be­gin­ning 1 April 2017. The cent­ral aim in this year’s Budget ap­pears to fo­cus on the most vul­ner­able with in­creased spend­ing.
In­dia and Singa­pore amend tax treaty
On 30 Decem­ber 2016, the gov­ern­ments of In­dia and Singa­pore signed the Third Pro­tocol to amend the Double Tax­a­tion Avoid­ance Agree­ment (“DTAA”) between the two coun­tries. The amend­ment has been out­lined in press re­leases made by the re­spect­ive gov­ern­ments (“Press.
Choice of Eng­lish law presides in ISDA Mas­ter Agree­ments – Court of...
The Court of Ap­peal has up­held an earli­er de­cision of the High Court that the law ap­plic­able to in­terest rate swaps entered in­to between a Por­tuguese bank and a num­ber of Por­tuguese trans­port op­er­at­ors is Eng­lish law.
High Court: no priv­ilege without prop­er ex­plan­a­tion
In As­tex Thera­peut­ics Lim­ited (‘As­tex’) v As­traZeneca AB (‘AZ’) [2016] EWHC 2759 (Ch), the High Court ordered AZ to provide fur­ther evid­ence in or­der to sub­stan­ti­ate its claim to priv­ilege over vari­ous doc­u­ments with­held from dis­clos­ure.
Con­cur­rent Ex­pert Evid­ence and "Hot-tub­bing" in Eng­land & Wales
Sum­mary On 1 Au­gust 2016, the Civil Justice Coun­cil’s Civil Lit­ig­a­tion Re­view Work­ing Group pub­lished its fi­nal re­port on the use of con­cur­rent ex­pert evid­ence in civil tri­als. Con­cur­rent ex­pert evid­ence was form­ally in­tro­duced as part of the wide-ran­ging.
Il­leg­al con­duct does not al­ways pre­vent re­cov­ery in a civil claim...
In the nine-judge pan­el de­cision of Pa­tel v Mirza [2016] UK­SC 42, the Su­preme Court of the United King­dom has ruled that il­leg­al­ity will not al­ways be a de­fence to a civil claim. This is a land­mark de­cision be­cause it changes a well-es­tab­lished prin­ciple of.
Fur­ther lib­er­al­isa­tion of In­di­a's FDI re­gime
IN­TRO­DUC­TION The In­di­an gov­ern­ment has re­cently re­leased a press state­ment (the “Press Re­lease”) which sets out a num­ber of amend­ments to In­dia’s for­eign dir­ect in­vest­ment (“FDI”) re­gime (the “2016 Re­forms”).