Apart from her active practice including in handling cyber law cases, Ms. Nappinai is also adept at undertaking disputes which are civil in nature. Ms. Nappinai has handled innumerable civil and commercial litigations and Arbitrations for International and Indian Corporates and high net worth individuals.

Cases handled include:
• Disputes arising out of infrastructure development and implementation including those pertaining to cement, sugar, electricity and other large infrastructure projects;
• Disputes arising out of international trade and commerce; Asset acquisitions; breach of contractual covenants; breach of payment undertakings; Alleged abandonment of contracts cases; Distribution Agreements, Franchise Agreements and such or similar commercial litigations;
• Disputes arising out of Shareholder Agreements / Share transfers and acquisitions; Mergers & Acquisitions; Joint Ventures and disputes arising during or post transaction closures;
• Immovable Property related litigations including those pertaining to large cluster development projects; premium property acquisition disputes; slum redevelopment projects; and other infrastructure project disputes;
• IPR related disputes including those pertaining to Copyright / Trademark / patents violation or enforcement for or against manufacturing; media houses and movie and television production houses; hospitality industry corporates; large corporate businesses in multiple verticals; celebrity personality protection and monetization;
• Disputes pertaining to stock exchanges, regulatory compliances and violations thereof;

Ms. Nappinai has handled extensive civil disputes and heavy Arbitration matters since about 1995. She has received wide acclaim for her ability to hone in on the crux of the case and formulate seminal interpretations and points in support; her crisp and precise drafting skills and most significantly her polite and firm representations in Courts, balancing fair play with effective representation of her briefs.

Ms. Nappinai underwent training as a Mediator in about 2005 and has undergone several additional sessions of training including basic and advanced mediator training in Mumbai, India and World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), Geneva; and train the trainer sessions at Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. She has lent her conviction and experience to help formulate several initiatives for promoting mediation including through her inputs and conceptualisation and conduct of the first State-level mediation awareness and training session for Maharashtra, India at the Maharashtra Judicial Academy, Uthan, Maharashtra; lending her inputs in the structuring of the mediation centres and formulation of charter documents for the centres at Chennai, Tamil Nadu and New Delhi, India. Conduct of several mediation training programs especially during the early days of the setting up of the centre at New Delhi, India. She has also undertaken several mediations referred by the Supreme Court of India and also by the Bombay High Court.

Ms. Nappinai’s articles impacting civil, commercial and corporate litigations, IPR, cyber laws and taxation, are listed hereunder:

• “Too Early for Revelry for Crypto Enthusiasts”, N. S. Nappinai (2020) – Published by CNBC TV 18;
• “Software Piracy” – Manual for Judicial Training – Authored by N. S. Nappinai – 2016;
• “Electronic Evidence – The Great Indian Quagmire” – Supreme Court Cases – 2019 ((2019) 3 SCC J-41);
• “The RBI’s data-related provisions through FAQs appear faulty” – Hindustan Times -2019 (;
• “India’s data protection law: Strengthen rules but also follow through to the last mile” – Hindustan Times – 2018; (;
• “#MeToo for corporate world” – DNA – 2018; (;
• “Rocking the Central Bank” – DNA – 2018; (;
• “US flexes its Cyber Muscles” – DNA – 2018; (;
• “Bitcoins and the cryptocurrency conundrum; Budget tries to provide an answer but falls short of definitive stand”- The Times of India – 2018; (;
• “The Midnight Tryst With Tax & Trademarks” – Business Standard – 2017 (;
• “India Stirred & Shaken” – On Demonetization & Perils of Digital Currencies – 2016 (;
• “Regulate – do not Restrict” – Article on Net Neutrality – The Economic Times – 2015; (;
• “Journey of a JV” – Overview of entry level issues in India in the Alternate Energy Resources Sector – Steinbeis – 2014;
• “Decrypting Encryption Laws of India” – International Association of IT Lawyers – 2010;
• “Information Technology Amendments – Overview” – Manupatra Newsline – 2009;
• “Data Theft – A Persisting Corporate Nemesis” – Manupatra Newsline – 2008;
• “Trademarks – A Virtual Reality”: Bombay Chamber of Commerce – 2008;
• “Data Protection & Privacy – The Indian Paradigm”: published in English & Japanese on the Website & in the Japanese publication “Rainbow Bridge” – 2008;
• “Data Protection & the (Indian) Information Technology Act” – published in the World Internet Law Reporter;

Ms. Nappinai is a prolific speaker at various Judicial Academies and at events organised by Industry verticals such as FICCI, IMC and ASSOCHAM. She has addressed on various topics pertaining to corporate, commercial and IPR laws including on insider trading; Copyright & Trademark protection; the interpretation of the Supreme Court judgments on patent laws; Interpretation of RBI circulars and its impact on international trade and commerce and on international payment gateways. She has also submitted in – depth opinions on these topics for various Public Sector undertakings and Corporate entities. (“Presentations”)