Born on 21st December, 1967 in an illustrious legal family.
Grandson of Sukumar Sen, ICS, First Chief Election Commissioner of Independent India, who conducted the first two General Elections in the country. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India for his exemplary contribution of creating the infrastructure for conducting free, fair and smooth elections which is one of the fundamental bedrocks of Independent India and symbol of our democracy. After the success in our country, he was invited by the Govts of Sudan and Egypt to oversee the election and create infrastructure in these countries.
His granduncle Asoke Kumar Sen, Formerly, Union Law Minister (and communications, steel and mines) and Senior Advocate, Hon’ble Supreme Court of India and MP (Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha) for more than 4 decades. He is acknowledged as one of the greatest lawyers the country has produced till date.
His granduncle Justice Alok C. Gupta, was the Former Judge, Hon’ble Supreme Court of India.
Sanjiv did his Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce (Hons.) in 1989 from St. Xavier’s College, University of Calcutta.
He earned Degree in Law (LLB) received in 1992 from the Faculty of Law, University of Delhi.
Sanjiv Is enrolled with the Bar Council of Delhi since August 1992.
Was designated as a Senior Advocate by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in February, 2014.
Has worked in the Chambers of Late Mr. Asoke Sen, Senior Advocate in the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India. Was the main Junior Counsel of the erstwhile M/s. J.B. Dadachanji and Company in the Supreme Court of India. Has in the past handled and appeared in a wide variety of important cases in the Hon’ble Supreme Court, Hon’ble Delhi High Court, other High Courts and Tribunals such as NCLT, NCLAT, NGT, NCDRC etc.
Has handled a wide variety of cases in the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India and a large number of these cases have been reported in the leading law journals throughout the years.
Has been in the Senior Arguing Panel of the Central Government under Attorney General Soli Sorabjee between 1998 and 2004 and has been representing various ministries/ departments of the Central Government in the Hon’ble Supreme Court, during that period and closely assisted Attorney General Soli Sorabjee in important matters.
Appointed Standing Counsel for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, since 2003 in the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India and till 2014, for 11 years. Has handled a large volume of matters of great public importance successfully including several Public Interest Litigations, Pollution and Environmental matters relating to Delhi, the Sealing/ Master Plan Delhi related matters, Demolition/ Illegal construction related matters, Uphaar tragedy matters, Shifting of industries to designated areas matters, Misuse of Parks and Green area in Delhi matters, Construction of the first modern abattoir/ slaughter house in Delhi matter which was monitored by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, Ridge/ Green area matters, Service matters, Contractual disputes, Tender matters, etc., etc. Appears in notable and important matters for the MCDs in the Supreme Court and Delhi High Court.
Regularly appears for Public Sectors like Air India, NTPC etc in important matters.Was also Counsel for the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) in the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India. Has represented the NDMC in several matters of public importance
Is representing and has appeared in several matters relating to the Jaipur Royal Family in disputes relating to the legacy of late Maharaja Sawai Man Singh of Jaipur and Late Rajmata Gayatri Devi of Jaipur in the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, Hon’ble High Court of Delhi, National Company Law Tribunal and NCLAT.
Has also represented the Kashmir Royal Family in constitutional and other matters on behalf of Late Maharaja Hari Singh of Kashmir and Dr. Karan Singh of Kashmir and other Royal Families.