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Associate in the General Corporate practice at the Mumbai office of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas. Samiksha has experience in general corporate and advisory work, primarily focused on mergers and acquisitions and corporate restructuring. She also has experience in dispute resolution and has advised and represented clients in litigations and arbitrations involving commercial or transactional issues. She can be reached at


The Supreme Court in the case of Kavita Kanwar v. Mrs. Pamela Mehta (“Kavita Kanwar case”), has extensively discussed certain key factors that may render a will surrounded by suspicious circumstances as invalid.

While drafting, a will may bring up feelings of discomfort, it is one of the key elements of estate planning and ensures that the testator’s wishes for distribution of his or her assets is met. Additionally, it brings about a sense of security in the testator in relation to their assets, and when considered, the advantages of drafting a will, outweigh the temporary discomfort caused by the process.
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