Niten Chauhan is a Partner in the Dispute Resolution Department and Head of Insolvency and Restructuring at JPC Law. Prior to becoming a solicitor he worked with a multinational firm of accountants and a global investment bank before choosing to qualify as a lawyer.
The valuable financial experience he gained prior to entering the legal profession coupled with his strong legal acumen led him to a career in Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution with a particular specialism in Corporate Insolvency matters from liquidations to administrations.
In turn, Niten has acted for a multitude of clients, both foreign and domestic with cases having varied from matters in the County Courts to the High Court as well as the Court of Appeal.
In 2012, he successfully obtained a substantial Security of Costs Order against the petitioning party in a complex shareholders’ dispute which went on to be reported case handed down by the Chancery Division of the High Court of England and Wales.
In 2013, Niten was asked to advise a bridging lender who had fallen victim to a significant property fraud. Despite the fraudster’s conveyancers purporting not to have done anything wrong his keen eye for detail uncovered flaws in their arguments which lead to a swift and substantial settlement for his client.
In turn, Niten was approached a property development company who had similarly been defrauded as part of a fraudulent transaction. Since 2014, Niten has represented P&P Property Limited in their multi-million pound claim against both the solicitors acting for the fraudster and the estate agents that introduced him to them. In 2018, Niten succeeded in obtaining judgement from the Court of Appeal and, in turn, recovered the defrauded monies, consequential damages and costs for his innocent client.
Therefore, whether clients need a focused and methodical approach to urgently obtain a worldwide freezing order or the pragmatism and understanding to help reach a settlement in a case which has been litigated for years, Niten has utilised his commercial strengths and many more qualities in order to achieve successful outcomes for them.
Furthermore, as a the firm’s International Partner he has travelled to many countries, learning about their varied legal systems and, in turn, been instructed on a wide range of work for clients based in different jurisdictions, particularly cases of international arbitration and mediation.
As a result he is often invited to speak at overseas seminars, particularly LAWASIA where he has chaired both the Insolvency and Restructuring session and the Dispute Resolution session and is now a member of the Asia-Euro Business Law group providing key updates on the opportunities for the two regions to work closer together.
Niten also takes the time to help develop the next generation of legal professionals by giving seminars, leading panel discussions and judging Annual Moot Competitions.
He is also a keen promoter of diversity within the legal profession having been a former executive member of the Society of Asian Lawyers. In turn, he was pivotal in organising business and networking events, including the Society’s Annual Ball and continues to this day to help raise significant funds for charitable causes around the world.