Meet Anuja Pethia, Advocate On Record In The Supreme Court Of India, Who Resigned From Her Civil Services Job To Pursue A Career In Law

They say that when dreams come calling, you should use your time wisely and the opportunity to pursue them, and that is precisely what Anuja Pethia from Swarnim Partners & Associates did.


Swarnim Partners & Associates is a full-service law firm founded by Anuja Pethia and Noor Shergill; the firm is focused on providing its clients with the highest quality of legal services in specialized practice areas.


With over fifteen years of combined experience in the legal industry and with both Anuja and Noor Shergill having served as officers of the prestigious Indian Corporate Law Service, Government of India, it is but apt that they bring a unique blend of academic excellence, commitment and honesty to their approach toward law and their clients, the same is also evident in the work culture of the firm and its attorneys.


The Firm blends expertise and experience in its core practice areas – litigation and dispute resolution, consumer protection laws, corporate insolvency laws, regulatory litigation, commercial matters and employment law.


With a comprehensive portfolio of clients, including multinational corporations, Government entities, e-commerce start-ups, and private individuals – It offers proven litigation and dispute resolution capabilities in matters before the Supreme Court of India, National Company Law Appellate Tribunal, National, State and District Consumer Disputes Resolution Commission, Appellate Tribunal for Electricity, Central Electricity Regulatory Commission, various state High Courts and other adjudicatory bodies.


The Firm represents clients before various Regulatory Authorities such as the Registrar of Companies, Regional Directorates, Income Tax and GST Authorities, and Electricity Commissions to help clients with their regulatory compliances.

The Firm also specializes in litigation management through a vast network of lawyers in major cities across India.


Meet Anuja Pethia

Anuja heads the firm’s general dispute-resolution practice and has over eight years of post-qualification experience.

Her practice predominantly focuses on litigation, dispute resolution, general prelitigation, and litigation-related advisory.


She qualified for the Advocate on Record examination conducted by the Supreme Court of India with the 5th highest marks in the country.


She is a panel lawyer for the State of Madhya Pradesh before the Supreme Court of India.

Anuja regularly appears before the Supreme Court of India, National Consumer Disputes Regulatory Commission, District and State Consumer Forums/Commission, National Company Law Appellate Tribunal, district courts and various state High Courts.


She has drafted, argued and also assisted Senior Advocates in civil matters regarding service law, education law, consumer law, environment, mining laws, constitutional issues, PILs and criminal cases.


Anuja is profoundly passionate about workplace equality issues. She serves as the Independent External Member on the Internal Complaints Committees of the Lok Sabha Secretariat, Parliament of India and Swarovski India Private Limited, set up under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013.


Thus, it is not surprising that she founded Equalplus– an organization that solely focuses on workplace equality laws.


Anuja holds a B. A  LL.B (Hons.) degree from National Law Institute University, Bhopal and also an LL.M degree in International Crime and Justice from United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute and Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy.


Anuja was the youngest candidate in her LL.M batch and graduated as the topper in the Class of 2014.

Once she returned to India, Anuja cleared the prestigious All India Cia Civil Services Examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission in 2015 and was allocated the Indian Corporate Law Service, where she served as an Officer for the Government of India.


She handled the charge of Assistant Director, Office of Regional Director (North Zone), Ministry of Corporate Affairs, New Delhi.      


Anuja left the Government service after two years of work experience to pursue her passion for counsel practice and litigation.

With so many accolades to her name already, this young lawyer is poised to make a great success of herself and the firm she represents.

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