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The firm: Law Senate arbitration law firm is a premier dispute resolution law firm in India, particularly known for its arbitration practice. The firm is one of the few law firms in India declaring that it is not a full-service law firm. Law Senate believes in expertise so focuses on arbitration and related litigation in India and around the globe.

In arbitration, the best services cannot be offered by a law firm without the support and co-operation of experts from various fields including infrastructure, construction, finance, regulation, education, medical, accounting, government, economics, stock market, petroleum and natural gas, supply, foreign trade, investment, etc. Law Senate is the only law firm in India which has brought in about 200 arbitration practitioners and experts from different fields to support the firm with their expertise, creating a large pool of talent.

Many firms concentrate on the world market, with export revenue considered more important than domestic. In such a situation, it is natural that multi-jurisdictional disputes arise in the course of international business. Law Senate is one of the few law firms in India with associate partners in more than 41 jurisdictions. This international professional co-operation helps Law Senate offer one of the best international arbitration services within reasonable costs.

India is one of the few countries in the world with diversity even in court procedures and state level legislations, comparable to the US. Hence, it is necessary in India to involve local lawyers to derive the best services affordably. The firm has a strong network of lawyers with sufficient exposure to arbitration and related litigation spread across 45 important cities in India, covering all the states of India. Apart from providing legal services, the firm is committed to acting as a responsible corporate citizen and to sustaining a culture of giving back to the community. A principal focus is working in partnership with, or supporting, community and charitable organisations by providing them with expertise and skills, which brings an added dimension to its practice of the law.

Areas of practice: Law Senate specialises in expert arbitration practice and corporate dispute resolution. The major work of the firm is international and domestic arbitration.

The firm has partners and advocates with strong experience and expertise in ensuring international-quality legal services in India. The important strength of the firm is that all its lawyers have good experience of practising law in India. The firm has expertise in handling domestic and international arbitrations in India, commercial litigation, Supreme Court cases, Delhi High Court cases, construction, infrastructure, and petroleum appellate tribunal etc. It also handles international commercial arbitrations in the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC) and arbitration under ICC rules etc.

The managing partner, Mr Ravi Shankar, has about 20 years of corporate law practice in New Delhi. He has work experience with various senior lawyers, international lawyers and international law firms. He has travelled to 43 countries on various professional and leadership assignments. He is a member of various national and international bodies, including the International Bar Association, International Law Association, Supreme Court Bar Association, International Chamber of Commerce, Chartered Institute of Arbitration, Indian Council of Arbitration, Asian Centre for International Law and JCI, etc.

The firm has partnered with lawyers with high reputations and experience from all important cities and towns of India. The firm has tied up with law firms from about 100 countries to ensure a one-roof legal solution to global legal issues. The firm's partners are also equipped with all modern communication channels ensuring effective communication with the clients.

  • Number of lawyers: 32
  • at this office: 15
  • Languages
  • English
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Japanese
  • Tamil
  • Kannada
  • Chinese
  • Marathi
  • Member
  • Indo-French Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IFCCI)
  • International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
  • Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC)
  • Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC)
  • London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)
  • Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC)

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