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Zeba Khair

Founder of Legesworld

Zeba has experience of over 23 years at the Bar and specialised in Civil & Commercial Dispute Resolution. She appears before several Courts and Tribunals, including the Supreme Court of India, State High Courts, NCLT, NCLAT, DRT, etc.

On the corporate side, she advises Clients on joint ventures, company, contractual drafting and handling due diligence and investigatory tasks on large projects and corporate acquisitions and on laws relating to anti-corruption.

Zeba has long standing experience in Personal Laws and has advised several clients in inheritance, divorce, and child custody proceedings.

Zeba has extensively worked on POSH and regularly conducts workshops and training sessions. She has been providing legal support to women & children who are subjected to domestic abuse. She is on the internal complaints committee of MNCs apart from engaging in conducting workshops on the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 (the Act).

In her vast experience of 23 years, Zeba has done several cases (pro bono) for less privileged women in the areas of seeking maintenance/dowry harassment/divorce cases. She was associated with IFSHA (Institute for Support, Healing & Awareness) dealing with gender and sexuality issues and helped fight cases for destitute women and children who came there.

Zeba was the Standing Counsel at Delhi High Court for a Central University, namely, Jamia Millia Islamia, from 2016 – 2019, where she defended the University on service, labour and property matters and conducted enquiries under the CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964 and CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965 and continues to advise clients. She is currently empaneled with the Delhi Waqf Board helping the Board protect the waqf properties from encroachment.

She has also conducted property due diligence for banking and financial institutions and real estate developers. She has advised clients on land revenue matters and on issues pertaining to the Land Reform Acts of various States across India.

She is also Of-Counsel for Lexindia, a law firm mainly advising French clients on Indian Laws, assisting with incorporation of JVs in India, reviewing agreements and providing regulatory advice. She advises clients across various sectors including automotive, banking, construction, defence, e-commerce, environment, information technology, infrastructure, outsourcing, paper, pharmaceuticals, power, project finance, software, steel, and telecommunications.

Zeba completed B.A. (Hons) in English from Miranda House, University of Delhi and LLB from Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi. She enrolled with the Bar Council of Delhi in 1998 and is a member of Supreme Court Bar Association and Delhi High Court Bar Association.