Tuli & Co

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Firm Overview:
Tuli & Co was established in 2000 to service the Indian and international insurance and reinsurance industry. It is an insurance-driven commercial litigation and regulatory practice and has working associations with firms in other Indian cities as well as globally through an association with Kennedys.

Senior Partner: Neeraj Tuli
Number of partners: 6
Number of lawyers: 41
Languages: Bengali, English, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Gujarati

Main Areas of Expertise:

Insurance & Reinsurance (Non-Contentious):

Regulatory and operational advice, reviewing and preparing commercial agreements, structuring start-up operations and development of insurance products.
Contacts: Neeraj Tuli, Celia Jenkins

Dispute Resolution:
Representation before courts and arbitral tribunals on anti-arbitration injunctions, suits for injunction against letters of credit and challenge as well as enforcement of foreign arbitral awards under Indian law.
Contacts: Rajat Taimni, Neeraj Tuli, Naval Sharma

Coverage Issues:
Handles claims arising out of property, marine, financial lines, reinsurance and life as well as health insurance policies.
Contacts: Neeraj Tuli, Mandakini Khanna

Corporate & Commercial:
Advice on issues relating to foreign investment, entity formation, joint venture agreements and regulatory investigations.
Contacts: Celia Jenkins, Shubhangi Pathak

Key Contacts

Neeraj Tuli
Senior Partner
T: +91 4593 4000
E: neeraj.tuli@tuli.co.in

Firm Rankings

Dispute Resolution
Band 2

8.0

Insurance
Band 1

Litigation
Band 2

8.0

Articles

IRDAI’S Exposure Draft on Insurance Commissions and Remunerations of 2022

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Insurance Ombudsman’s Award Can Be Assailed in Writ Jurisdiction:

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Supreme Court Sets Aside Tribunal’s Order…

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Delhi High Court has held that an order passed by an arbitral tribunal…

Delhi High Court has held that an order passed by an arbitral tribunal,, pursuant to the matter being remitted back to it cannot be treated as a fresh arbitral award Facts On 14 December 2017, an arbitral award was passed in favour of the Respondent. Aggrieved, the Petitioner filed an application before the Tribunal under […]

Arbitration Cannot Be Invoked After the Insured Has Executed a Discharge Voucher Without Protest

Arbitration cannot be invoked after the insured has executed A discharge voucher without protest: (BALKRISHNA SPINTEX PVT LTD v THE NEW INDIA ASSURANCE COMPANY LTD)[[1]] The Gujarat High Court has held that the insured cannot invoke arbitration after the execution of the discharge voucher without protest. Facts  The Plaintiff had taken a policy from the […]

Decree Holders Are Not Financial Creditors…

DECREE HOLDERS ARE NOT FINANCIAL CREDITORS UNDER THE IBC: SUBHANKAR BHOWMIK V UNION OF INDIA & ANR[[1]] Facts   The High Court was considering a writ petition where the Court was requested to: (i) declare that the definition of “financial creditor” under the IBC should include a “decree holder” and (ii) a claim of a […]

Registration of insurance companies

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The Supreme Court Has Refused To Interfere With the NCLAT’S Ruling…

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Arbitrator Cannot Rewrite the Contract Between the Parties

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High Court Writ Against Appellate Order of the NCDRC is Maintainable

APPELLATE ORDERS OF THE NATIONAL CONSUMER DISPUTE REDRESSAL COMMISSION CAN BE CHALLENGED IN THE HIGH COURT THROUGH A WRIT PETITION: (IBRAT FAIZAN v OMAXE BUILDHOME PVT LTD)[[1]] 67 of the Consumer Protection Act 2019 permits an appeal to be filed in the Supreme Court of India to challenge the NCDRC’s original orders, but not orders […]

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