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The firm: Singh & Associates is an ISO 9001:2008 certified full-service law firm, headquartered in New Delhi. It has a pan-India presence, with offices strategically situated at Mumbai, Bangalore and Gurugram. The firm has four major practice groups which are, litigation and ADR, contracts and transactions, corporate and tax, and intellectual property. The firm has created its own niche by providing quality legal services accompanied with excellent turnaround time and competitive fees. The firm has a strong team of professionals including experienced lawyers (with in-house advocacy expertise), chartered accountants, company secretaries, trade mark attorneys, patent agents, engineers and specialised paralegal staff. Singh & Associates was presented with the Excellence in Professional Services Award 2017 by Indo-American Chamber Of Commerce (IACC). The firm has also been awarded the Law Firm of Year Award at India Legal Awards 2016 and a 'Notable Firm' by Asia Legal Business M&A Rankings 2016, and 2016 also saw the founding partner, Manoj K Singh, featuring as One of the 100 Legal Luminaries of India for the year 2016, described as 'excellent and solution-oriented lawyer' recommended for dispute resolution practice by the renowned The Legal 500. In 2017, WTR1000 has recognised the firm as World's Leading Trademark Professionals.

Areas of practice: Litigation and ADR: this practice group assists clients with pragmatic and strategic decision-making in litigation and ADR matters. The practice group focuses on all types of litigation instituted and prosecuted within India and abroad, including commercial disputes, recovery proceedings, property disputes, infringement of intellectual property rights, constitutional matters, custody claims, service matters, banking claims, insolvency, criminal matters and other disputes. It also has expertise in handling matters involving white-collar crimes. The practice group has successfully undertaken and represented clients in international arbitrations including under the rules of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), London Maritime Arbitration Association (LMAA) and the Singapore International Arbitration Center (SIAC).

Contracts and transactions: this practice group of dedicated and experienced lawyers excels in drafting, negotiating, structuring and closing all kinds of commercial transactions for both domestic and international clients including international joint ventures, private equity and venture transactions, takeover, partnership, franchisee and licence agreements and more. The group has extensive experience in commercial advisory services, including contract compliance and management, advising and assisting clients on regulatory issues for various sectors like real estate and infrastructure projects, waterways, energy, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, shipping and mining, education, food and beverages, manufacturing, employment and labour, banking and project finance, tender and bid documents.

Corporate and tax: the practice group renders services such as corporate advisory, company formations and tax structuring, mergers and acquisitions, management buyouts, project finance, venture capital, issues relating to banking, equity markets, foreign direct investment, exchange control, stock and asset purchases, restructuring and private equity and venture capital investments, foreign investments, regulatory approvals, investment structuring, import/export, securitisation, due diligence, feasibility studies, corporate legal audits, liability analysis, retail and direct marketing etc. The group also has experience in taxation laws and regularly advises and assists its domestic and international clients with respect to indirect taxation laws such as excise, VAT, service tax etc.

Intellectual property rights: the practice group comprises patent attorneys, patent agents, technology analysts, engineers, trade mark attorneys, trade mark agents, IPR trained paralegal and dedicated support staff committed to protecting and promoting intellectual property that facilitates businesses around the world. The group covers the complete spectrum of services in patents, trade marks, domain names, copyrights, geographical indications (appellations of origin), designs, and other related rights.

  • Number of lawyers: 72
  • Languages
  • English
  • Hindi
  • Member
  • International Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • International Trademark Association
  • Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA)
  • Supreme Court Bar Association
  • Indo-German Chamber of Commerce
  • Delhi High Court Bar Association
  • Alliance of Business Lawyers
  • Indo-American Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  • Indo-China Chamber of Commerce
  • Indo-Italian Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)
  • Confederation of Indian Industries
  • The Associated Chambers of Commerce & Industry of India

Above material supplied by Singh & Associates Founder – Manoj K Singh Advocates and Solicit.

Legal Developments by:
Singh & Associates Founder – Manoj K Singh Advocates and Solicit

  • WHHPL v NHAI

    New Delhi, 31st August 2019: West Haryana Highways Projects Private Limited (a Special Purpose Vehicle of Era Infra Engineering) was awarded a Concession Agreement by NHAI on DBFOT Toll basis for widening of existing two lane highway and also constructions of two new bypasses. Although WHHPPL substantially completed the work and Toll was stared in 2014, NHAI was not declaring the completion. Also WHHPPL suffered huge losses due to Project overrun including threat from Banks/Financial Institution w.r.t Insolvency Proceedings (needless to reiterate one such proceedings under I&B Code filed by Bank of Baroda (erstwhile Dena bank) was recently rejected by Principal Bench, New Delhi). It was the case of WHHPPL that NHAI failed to adhere to the terms of CA in fulfilling its obligation of handing over of land. The Arbitral Tribunal passed an Award in favor of WHHPPL inter alia agreeing with the contentions of WHHPPL and also held that NHAI was in breach of the CA. The Tribunal passed an award (including interest) of Rs.750 Crores in favor of WHHPPL .
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  • WHHPL v NHAI

    New Delhi, 31st August 2019: West Haryana Highways Projects Private Limited (a Special Purpose Vehicle of Era Infra Engineering) was awarded a Concession Agreement by NHAI on DBFOT Toll basis for widening of existing two lane highway and also constructions of two new bypasses. Although WHHPPL substantially completed the work and Toll was stared in 2014, NHAI was not declaring the completion. Also WHHPPL suffered huge losses due to Project overrun including threat from Banks/Financial Institution w.r.t Insolvency Proceedings (needless to reiterate one such proceedings under I&B Code filed by Bank of Baroda (erstwhile Dena bank) was recently rejected by Principal Bench, New Delhi). It was the case of WHHPPL that NHAI failed to adhere to the terms of CA in fulfilling its obligation of handing over of land. The Arbitral Tribunal passed an Award in favor of WHHPPL inter alia agreeing with the contentions of WHHPPL and also held that NHAI was in breach of the CA. The Tribunal passed an award (including interest) of Rs.750 Crores in favor of WHHPPL .
  • Singh & Associates' (S&A) Founding Partner, Manoj K Singh, awarded with ‘Special Recognition...

    Singh & Associates' (S&A) Founding Partner, Manoj K Singh, awarded with ‘Special Recognition for Service to the Legal Profession’ at Achiever’s Awards 2019
  • GSTing till 2019 and ahead!!

    With the implementation of GST two years back, India has seen one of the biggest tax reforms for the growth and revival of its economy. Post the journey of peaks & troughs, the GST regime is finally settling in to the needs of business cycle. The Government, with the theme of promoting ‘ Ease of Doing Business ’, is trying hard to make this reform simpler, business friendly and transparent in its functioning. Such measures can also be seen during this year’s budget speech of our Hon’ble Finance Minister, wherein announcements were made towards the simplification of GST.
  • Ld’ Adjudicating Authority dismisses the Application under Section 7 by ICICI Bank against Hyderab

    Ld’ Adjudicating Authority dismisses the Application under Section 7 by ICICI Bank against Hyderabad Ring Road Projects Private Limited a Special Purpose Vehicle related to Era Infra Engineering Limited.
  • Singh & Associates' (S&A) Founding Partner, Manoj K Singh, wins “Dispute Resolution Lawyer...

    Singh & Associates' (S&A) Founding Partner, Manoj K Singh, wins “Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year” Award at Indian Legal Awards 2018-19, Legal Era
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    Sulphur Cap Ahead - Regulatory
  • GTDT Shipping - India

    Mr Shardul Thacker heads the shipping, oil and gas and banking practice group at Mulla & Mulla & Craigie Blunt & Caroe. Lloyd’s List ranked him third in their top 10 lawyers stating: “Highly regarded for his work in the liquefied natural gas sector, particularly for interesting and highly geared finance deals in relation to infrastructure projects, energy, ports and ships.” india_-_gtdt_shipping_
  • Chambers Guides - Insurance 2018 - India

    India is a common-law jurisdiction. In general, Indian laws borrow heavily from, and are based on, English law. However, insurance law in India has certain unique features that deviate from English insurance law. The primary legislation of insurance law in India is the Insurance Act, 1938 (the “Insurance Act”) and the Insurance Rules, 1939 (the “Insurance Rules”).
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    The transportation industry – aviation, shipping and rail – has been predominantly owned by government entities since India’s independence in 1947. Air India and Indian Airlines, both government-owned, rules the skies; the Shipping Corporation of India (SCI), established in 1961 and owned by the government, owns and operates around one-third of the Indian tonnage. All railway property is government owned.
  • International Arbitration Review - India

    The Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 (Act) provides the framework for arbitration and conciliation in India. Drafted on the basis of the UNCITRAL Model Law, it is divided into four parts. Each part governs a different aspect of the arbitration and conciliation process: a Part 1 governs commercial arbitration; b Part 2 governs the enforcement of certain foreign awards; c Part 3 governs conciliation; and d Part 4 contains supplementary provisions (regarding the power of the court to make rulings, etc.). The Act 2 was recently amended in 2016 with an aim to make it more robust by plugging the lacunae that existed in the original legislation.