Mohan Parasaran, the senior-most Additional Solicitor- General, is being appointed Solicitor-General, to succeed Rohinton Nariman, who resigned early this week.
Highly placed sources told The Hindu that the Cabinet Committee on Appointments cleared the appointment and the formal notification was expected in two or three days.
Mr. Mohan Parasaran, 51, was initially appointed the Additional Solicitor-General on July 29, 2004, for three years, and reappointed for two more years in July 2007. In 2009, when the United Progressive Alliance formed the government, he got a second term for another five years, till 2014.
He has wide practice in constitutional law, commercial law, service law, taxation and intellectual property rights and appeared in various High Courts and the Supreme Court. He has also represented various parties, including the Congress, and has appeared in the symbol dispute case between the Jayalalitha and Janaki factions of the AIADMK before the Election Commission and the Supreme Court.
He also appeared for the Indian Commercial Pilots Association before the Justice K. Shiv Shankar Bhatt Commission, which probed the Airbus A320 crash in Bangalore in 1990.
He appeared in international taxation matters, including the levy of tax on Vodafone, and in the dispute between the Ambani Brothers over the KGD6 oilfield. He also appeared in a number of international commercial arbitrations.