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Anil Divan

Anil Divan started his practice on the Original Side in the Bombay High Court in 1951 and was designated as Senior Advocate by the Bombay High Court in 1972. In 1979, he shifted his practice to the Supreme Court. Anil Divan has argued many pro-bono public interest litigation in the Supreme Court, including the Pensioners’ case (D.S. Nakara v. Union of India, 1983) for Common Cause. He was appointed Amicus Curiae by the Supreme Court in the public interest litigation involving high level political and bureaucratic corruption in the Jain Hawala case (Vineet Narain v. Union of India, 1998); the Chandraswami case (Anukul Chandra Pradhan v. Union of India); and the Indian Bank Scam case (Dr. Subramanian Swamy v. Director CBI). He has also appeared in the Shriram Fertilizer case and the Bhopal gas leak case for the respective corporations. He appeared for the Bar Association of India, challenging the Constitution 99th Amendment and the NJAC Act, which were invalidated and declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. He is currently appearing in the Black Money case filed by Ram Jethmalani and others. Anil Divan was elected as President of LAWASIA (1991-93) and is a member of the International Law Association (ILA) and has served on its Water Resources Committee and Bio-technology Committee. He is currently the President of the Bar Association of India. Anil Divan has been conferred Doctor of Law honoris causa by Ravenshaw University, Orissa (2009); and the “Naitik Samman” presented by the President of India Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam on behalf of the Gulzari Lal Nanda Foundation (2004).

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Anil Divan
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