Shyam Divan

Shyam Divan | India

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Shyam Divan, senior advocate, practices before the Supreme Court of India. His areas of practice cover constitutional law and most branches of civil litigation including banking, securities law, arbitration, administrative law and environmental law.
He appeared in several recent constitutional cases decided by the Supreme Court of India including Jindal Stainless Ltd. v. State of Haryana, (2017) 12 SCC 1 (9 Judge Bench); Abhiram Singh v. C. D. Commachen, (2017) 2 SCC 629 (7 Judge Bench); Justice K. S. Puttaswamy v. Union of India, (Privacy) (2017) 10 SCC 1 (9 Judges); Kalpana Mehta v. Union of India, 2018 (7) SCC 1 (5 Judge Bench); Navtej Singh Johar v. Union of India 2018 SCC Online SC 1350 (5 Judge Bench) (decriminalising homosexuality); Justice K. S. Puttaswamy v. Union of India, (Aadhaar) (5 Judges); Shafin Jahan v. Asokan K. M., 2018 SCC Online SC 343.
He is the co-author of Environmental Law and Policy in India (2nd Edition, 2001, Oxford) and has authored chapters on Public Interest Litigation in the Oxford Handbook of the Indian Constitution (2016) and Contours of EIA In India in Water and the Laws in India (2009, Sage).
Mr. Divan is Vice President of LAWASIA and Co-chair of the LAWASIA Human Rights Section. He is Vice President, The Bar Association of India.
He serves on the Board of Care India SSD Ltd.; is a Trustee at the Independent Public Spirited Media Foundation, Bengaluru; Member of the Governing Board of Centre for Policy Research and Chairperson, Managing Committee, The Indian School.