Mr. Suman Jyoti Khaitan hails from an eminent family of lawyers and has been practicing in India since 1985. He is the founder of law firms, Suman Khaitan & Co. and Khaitan & Partners, both based in New Delhi.
During the course of his illustrious career, Mr. Khaitan has handled both domestic and international legal matters covering a wide legal field including Arbitration, Anti-dumping, Aviation, Banking & Finance, Competition, Complex Corporate Issues, Foreign Investment, Insurance, Infrastructure, Intellectual Property, Insolvency, Litigation, Media, Real Estate, Power, Schemes of Amalgamations, Demergers & Restructuring & Monetization, takeovers, overseas acquisitions, family settlements, taxation and trusts. He is also a registered Patent Agent handling Trade Marks, Patent, Design & Copyright registration, Advisory & Litigation.
His endeavors also extend to participation in advisory roles in leading Chambers of Commerce like ASSOCHAM, PHDCCI, etc. He was conferred the Presidentship of PHDCCI in the year 2013. He also serves on the Managing Committee of ASSOCHAM and is also currently the Chair of National Legal Affairs Council of ASSOCHAM. Mr. Khaitan is also a member of the Managing Committee of ICC India, Indian Council of Arbitration, International Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution and Society of Indian Law Firms.
He has been a member of various international bar associations including American Bar Association, Commonwealth Lawyers, International Bar Association, New York State Bar Association.
Mr. Khaitan regularly shares his experience and gives his suggestions on legislative reforms during public seminars, conferences and media appearances besides appearing before parliamentary committees and making representations and proposals on proposed amendments relating to important corporate, commercial, taxation and social legislation.
Mr. Khaitan also contributes articles on various legal subjects which have been published in renowned journals and magazines. He has also delivered lectures both in India and abroad including International Conferences organized by the International Bar Association, Union Internationale Des Avocats, the Indian Council of Arbitration, International Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution, Law Asia, Society of Indian Law Firms, ASSOCHAM, PHDCCI etc.
The Book “Guide to Doing Business in India” revised & edited by Mr. Khaitan shows his acumen on the subject. An article written by Mr. Khaitan on ‘Recent Key Legal Developments’ has also been published in Asia Law Profiles 2018. He has assisted in compiling a statement on the Indian Budget for several years.
Mr. Khaitan has been regularly updating the Chapter on India in “International Insurance Law and Regulation” and “Digest of the Commercial Laws of the World” published by Center for International Legal Studies, Austria (previously Oceana Publications). He also regularly contributes to the legal news articles regularly published by ASSOCHAM.
Suman Khaitan & Co. and Khaitan & Partners, established with the vision and objective of developing a dynamic Indian based practice with strong national and international capability offers the vitality of youth combined with experience and rich heritage of values imbibed over several generations of lawyers.
The Law Firms provides high quality personalized professional legal advice and solutions to clients both locally and globally, which the clients can rely upon and trust. The firm is committed to providing swift, accurate and decisive legal advice and action that are practical, value for money and which achieve the needs of its clients. The firm believes in providing personal care and attention.
The firm provides valuable insights into the prevailing economic and commercial climate of the country so as to promote a better understanding of the business and legal environment and assist the clients in making decisions.
Mr. Khaitan has already initiated steps to learn about and incorporate the new tools of artificial intelligence, data mining and analytics and synthesize them into his law practice.
The aim of the firm is to give clear and practical advice and attain a true understanding of the legitimate needs of clients to enable them to anticipate rather than merely react to events.
The firm recognizes that its services are judged by the integrity, sincerity, quality, ability and commitment of its team.
The firm’s clientele includes corporates business houses, multinational companies, public sector companies, governmental bodies, educational and charitable trusts, societies, cultural institutions, individuals, estates and trusts.
The firm has associates across India and overseas. This enables the client to access cost effective seamless, integrated quality service with convenience and ease of execution. The firm regularly handles litigation, arbitration and other matters in various courts and forums throughout India.
Mr. Khaitan is a staunch believer in the teachings of ancient spirituality. Voracious reading is another family trait with special inclination towards reading scriptures like the Bhagvata Gita, Ramayana, Mahabharata, Vedas, Bible, Quran, Guru Granth Sahib and Buddha Dhampadda which continue to deeply guide his beliefs and to feel compassion towards all.
His advice on living today in a fast changing and globalized world is that every individual should strive to achieve one’s full potential by constantly striving forward to achieve one’s dream and to take every problem and change in one’s stride.
He believes that we are fortunate to be living in a dynamic society changing at an ever-growing pace. This rapid change should be met not with fear or anxiety but with confidence and acceptance, as being part of the laws of nature and march of civilization. Attentiveness, constant learning and adaptiveness are the needs of the present times. Be not afraid but embrace every change as an opportunity to learn, grow and fulfill one’s destiny.