Payal Chawla is Of Counsel to Inventus Law India and the founder of JusContractus, an all-women law firm based in Delhi, specializing in litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution.
Over the last three decades of her law practice, Payal has achieved many milestones, awards, and recognitions. She has been named as one of the ‘thinkers to watch out for’ by Forbes India in 2015, and as Top Lawyer by Forbes in 2020, 2021 and 2022 in association with Legiquest. She has also been named Deal Maker of the Year 2019 by the India Business Law Journal, Corporate Lawyer of the Year, India in 2016 by Corporate Live Wire Legal Awards, and Partner of the Year-Female by Annual IDEX Legal Awards in 2016. Payal’s life and work have also been captured in a short biopic by Tapasya Productions, which won accolades at various film festivals including the Dadasaheb Phalke Film Festival, 2017. She regularly writes on legal matters for newspapers and publications and also speaks on legal issues.
Payal is a Rotary Scholar, a Russel Baker Fellow, and a recipient of the University of Chicago International House Grant. She is also part of the Board of Directors of the Nani Palkhivala Arbitration Centre. She has worked for notable law firms such as HSA Advocates and The Chambers of Law, as well as corporations such as Reckitt Benckiser and Coca-Cola India, Inc.
As Of Counsel to Inventus Law India, Payal will advise Inventus Law clients on high-value issues relating to commercial litigation, arbitration, and dispute resolution, both within and outside India, including on issues relating to founder / investor-founder disputes, customer relationships, construction, pharmaceuticals, employer-employee disputes, and other strategic matters.