Meraki Chambers


Meraki Chambers

Meraki Chambers is a hybrid between a traditional law firm and a traditional barrister style chamber and specializes in civil commercial litigation in Courts and Tribunals across India as well as in arbitration and alternate dispute resolution. Consequently, the lawyers at Meraki Chambers are well equipped to provide end to end services including strategic litigation advisory, drafting of pleadings, acting as Advocates on Record and arguing matters as well.

About Meraki

Meraki, in Greek describes what happens when you enjoy your work that you not only do it with love and creativity but also put a piece of yourself (or your soul) into it. Chambers is simply representative of the offices of a lawyer. MERAKI CHAMBERS thus represents a chamber of lawyers who are passionate about law, focussed on basics and creative in their approach to work. The principles of attention to basics and creative thinking are also reflected in the logo of Meraki Chambers. The core of the letter ’M’ represents books – the foundation of every lawyer’s practice while the ’C’ as depicted in the logo, through creative thinking, represents a modern structure of a corporation or a court house, both essential facets of our practice. Thus, the approach and nature of our work is encapsulated in the meaning of MERAKI CHAMBERS and the significance of our logo.


A bunch of professionals with a blend of exprience and youthful exuberance. At the heart of their work is a part of their soul.

Charles De Souza
Charles De Souza

Charles graduated from V. M. Salgaoncar, College of Law, Goa. His areas of interest include arbitration, debt recovery, insolvency and bankruptcy law, constitutional law, corporate litigation and general corporate. In March 2016, Charles was awarded the ‘40 under 40 Rising Star Award’ by Legal Era Magazine. Apart from law, Charles loves travelling and trying new cuisines. He is also a trained ballroom dancer.

Gandhar Raikar
Gandhar Raikar

Gandhar graduated from V. M. Salgaoncar, College of Law, Goa and has done his Masters in Constitutional and Administrative Law from the University of Mumbai. His areas of interest include debt recovery, maritime law and arbitration. Gandhar also loves travelling and adventure sports.

Manaswi Agrawal
Manaswi Agrawal

Manaswi is a gold medallist from ILS Law College, Pune. His areas of interest include white collar crimes, insolvency and bankruptcy law and constitutional law. Manaswi is an avid reader, loves travelling and playing sports as well.

Practice Areas

Advisory Services


Banking & Debt Recovery

Constitutional Law

Consumer Laws

Corporate Litigation

General Corporate

White Collar Crimes

Real Estate

Maritime Law

Insolvency & Bankruptcy Law​

Intestate & Testamentary Succession


Our association with Charles goes back nearly a decade. From day one we found him to be very supportive and practical. His thoroughness at initial stages of a dispute culminates into a high success rate in litigations.

Sandeep Jain

CFO of 9.9 Group Pvt. Ltd.
Over the years while consulting with Charles and his team, our Company and I have reposed complete trust in their professional competence. There is a very comfortable and reassuring feeling that the client gets when a competent attorney takes over the client’s problem and applies his mind to the matter with dedication.

Aspi Dinshaw

Al Kabeer Exports Private Limited

Charles and his team are a rational combination of knowledge, great skills coupled with direct, pragmatic real-time approach to legal issues and who every mature client would love having on their side.

Kiran Radhakrishnan

Legal Counsel, South Asia at Diversey India Private Limited
Meraki Chambers is a place where opinions are valued and doubts are reassured. The team goes beyond their prescribed duties to ensure that a client puts his best foot forward.

Pervez Qureshi

Director at Barkat Exports Private Limited
The founding members are a very closely knit team of professionals who are hardworking, sincere, prompt & knowledgeable. The team exudes confidence and integrity that one needs from their lawyers. I have been closely working with them for almost a decade and it is indeed a pleasure.

Amit Gupta

Erstwhile L&T Finance Limited

Gandhar and his team at Meraki are a set of young and mature lawyers giving pragmatic and solution oriented advice to match quality and our expectations.

Pawan Saxeana

VP and Chief Legal Officer - Nayara Energy Ltd

Contact Us

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    Meraki Chambers
    #2, 2nd Floor, 10 Bruce Street,
    8/12 Homi Mody Street,
    Near Bombay House, Fort,
    Mumbai, 400001



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