Dispute resolution in India

Argus Partners

Argus Partners has a thriving and varied practice that advises both individual clients as well as domestic and corporate entities. Significantly, the partners appear before all courts and arbitral tribunals on commercial arbitration matters and have also undertaken some public interest cases. Recent case highlights have included issues related to the entry of women into the Sabarimala Hill shrine in Kerala and other cases related to establishing the law of limitation when it comes to the maximum period for filing a written statement against a counter-claim filed by a defendant. Abeezar Faizullabhoy, Ranjit Shetty and Murtaza Kachwalla, who lead the dispute practice, are well regarded for their work on contentious matters.

Practice head(s):

Abeezar Faizullabhoy; Ranjit Shetty; Murtaza Kachwalla

Key clients

Sterling & Wilson Private Limited

HDFC Ventures Trustee Company Limited

IL&FS Investment Managers Limited

Work highlights

  • Represented Sterling Wilson Private Limtied in its disputes with BDC, a member of the Chindata Group.
  • Represented HDFC Ventures Trustee Company Limited in a matter before the Supreme Court of India.
  • Represented Sardar Syedna Taher Saifudd in a matter involving the question of whether the practice of excommunication in the Dawoodi Bohra community could continue as a “protected practice” before a 5-judge Bench of the Supreme Court of India.

Agrud Partners

Agrud Partners is a two-partner advisory and litigation firm in Mumbai with a varied caseload that includes contracts and property disputes. The group also has expertise in criminal prosecution and tax litigation. A recent highlight was representing a company before the Supreme Court against investigating and prosecuting agencies where the business was wrongly classified as a Ponzi scheme. Sajid Mohamed regularly represents clients in complex disputes before courts, government agencies and arbitral tribunals, further supported by Sumit Raghani in all the matters.

Practice head(s):

Sajid Mohamed; Sumit Raghani

Key clients

Hindustan Oil Exploration Company Limited

Bank of Baroda (formerly Dena Bank)

Mr. Harish Gangji Dedhiya

Mr. Anil Chamanlal

Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited

Vihaan Direct Selling (I) Pvt. Ltd. (QNet)

Dabur India Limited

Mahalaxmi Spinning Weaving Mills Private Limited

Monsanto/Bayer Corp

Akkadian Housing and Infra Ltd.

Aircon Beibars FZE

Parekh Family

Pooja Diam LLP

Bajaj Hindusthan Sugar Ltd

Lalitpur Power Corporation Ltd (part of Bajaj Group)

Mr. Susdesh Kedia

Work highlights

  • Represented Anil Chamanlal in alleged fraudulent transfer of shares of Juhu Hotels Private Limited.
  • Represented Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited in an arbitration proceeding.
  • Represented Dabur India Limited in a suit filed for seeking declaration that certain provisions of “the code for self- regulation of advertising content in India” are illegal, null and void.

Mansukhlal Hiralal & Company

Mansukhlal Hiralal & Company is predominantly a dispute resolution firm mainly on civil and commercial matters in Mumbai with expertise in contentious insolvency, construction, employment and property matters. Bhushan Shah leads the practice and handles civil, commercial and insolvency litigation before the Supreme Court, High Court and national tribunals. Rajendra Shah has a particular focus on the real estate sector, and Purvi Shah Asher is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Niranjan Parekh; R A Shah; Purvi Asher; Bhushan Shah


‘Depth to the team, which provides expertise even if a partner is not on hand. The team is responsive 24/7.’

‘Personable, practical advice with commercial mindset rather than purely legal mindset.’

‘Mansukhlal Hiralal & Co truly stands out as a multi-service law firm. Their team of specialized attorneys delivers personalized solutions through innovative billing practices. Emphasizing diversity and utilizing technology, dedicated to excellence in legal services and community engagement. An outstanding choice for all your legal needs.’

‘The individuals at Mansukhlal Hiralal & Co stand out for their exceptional expertise, dedication to clients, and innovative approach. Their extensive legal knowledge and practical experience sets them apart from competitors. Notably, their client-focused approach ensures tailored solutions that align with clients’ goals, making them a preferred choice. Bhushan Shah and Purvi Shah exhibit outstanding results for clients. The emphasis on diversity, technology integration and commitment to community engagement. Overall, their qualities and unique strengths make Mansukhlal Hiralal & Co. one of the most outstanding in the legal landscape.’

‘I have worked with MHCO in various matters, and the team has been representing our company since the inception of various matters and has defended the claims before the appropriate forums. The team responded to challenges with strategy, and I have continued to channel all of my cases to them. The team has an exceptional capacity to approach problems from a point of view that is unique. The team has never settled for anything less than going the extra mile to be of aid in any manner they can.’

‘Bhushan Shah has constantly provided insightful legal counsel, resulting in the best possible outcomes for their clients. He is always one step ahead of the challenge and made it a goal to produce results quickly and efficiently.’

Key clients

NSEL Investors Action Group

Petronas Lubricants (India) Private Limited

Mitsubishi HC Capital Asia Pacific

IL&FS Financial Services Limited

Luxora Infrastructure Private Limited

Surgicon Healthcare Private Limited

IL&FS Transportation Network Limited

Coliseum Co-operative Premises Society Limited

Kyrus Industries / Creado Family

Abhay Steels Private Limited

Travel Blue India Private Limited

Work highlights

  • Represented IL&FS Financial Services Limited in the insolvency proceedings under section 95 of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016.
  • Represented Coliseum Co-operative Premises Society Limited in a suit against the Developer before the Bombay High Court.
  • Represented the Creado Family in litigation where an owner of their adjacent property was claiming a right of easement over the said land.

Stratage Law

Stratage Law has an established presence in the litigation space and has substantial experience representing clients before the Supreme Court of India, Bombay High Court and National Company Law Tribunal. Recent highlights include investor-promoter and joint venture disputes and trademark and regulatory proceedings. Founder Bhavin Gada is an experienced litigator and regularly represents clients from the real estate, pharmaceuticals, infrastructure, media, banking and financial services industries.

Practice head(s):

Bhavin Gada

Key clients

Raviraj Creative

Sotefin S.A

HLE Glasscoat Ltd

Kamat Hotels

Assets Care and Reconstruction Enterprise Limited

Juliet Apparels Pvt. Ltd.

Ivycap Ventures

S. D Corporation

Work highlights

  • Represented Kamat Hotel India Ltd. in a matter before the Bombay High Court challenging the direction issued by the Enforcement Director, Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002.
  • Represented a septuagenarian promoter of a real estate developer in a defamatory action initiated by him against an online publication.
  • Represented a faction in a family dispute to urgently seek anticipatory bail from the concerned court to protect their personal liberty.

Acuity Law

A boutique law firm, Acuity Law, has experience litigating on behalf of companies and individuals at both first instance and on appeal. The team is regularly instructed on civil litigation, commercial agreements, construction, employment and partnership disputes. The founder, Souvik Ganguly, has over two decades of experience in handling all kinds of disputes and corporate matters. Renjith Nair  regularly pleads before the Supreme Court, Bombay High Court, Bombay National Company Law Tribunal and Securities Appellate Tribunal.

Practice head(s):

Souvik Ganguly; Renjith Nair

Key clients

SBS Holdings Inc.

Jatin Rajput

PADECO Co. Limited

Sellowrap Industries Private Limited

Balwan Chauhan

Shefali Chauhan

Work highlights

  • Represented Mr. Jatin Rajput before Bombay High Court in seeking enforcement of an interim arbitral award.
  • Represented individual investors in appealing the decision of NSE rejecting its claim from the Investor Protection Fund before the Securities Appellate Tribunal.
  • Advised SBS Holdings, Inc. on seeking interim reliefs against the decree debtors and a third-party litigation funder during post-award stage.

Gravitas Legal 

Gravitas Legal maintains an active dispute resolution practice that encompasses corporate litigation, commercial agreement disputes, and employment matters, mainly for individuals. Rahul Gaikwad heads the practice and regularly acts for clients before the Bombay High Court, further supported by Nikita Abhyankar at the junior level.

Practice head(s):

Rahul Gaikwad

Other key lawyers:

Nikita Abhyankar

Key clients

Sanu Gurung & Sushmita Gurung

Vishwanatha Prabhu

Parmeet Sodhi

Ramesh Nagarajan

Jagesh Sajvani

More Retail Pvt. Ltd.

Chetan Pabari

Work highlights

  • Represented Sanu Gurung & Sushmita Gurung in a matter where they were arrested as alleged suspects in the fake loan app racket.
  • Represented a highly qualified chartered accountant and a registered valuer in challenging his suspension order passed by IBBI before the Hon’ble Bombay High Court.

Numen Law Offices

Numen Law Offices advises a wide variety of domestic and international clients on civil and criminal disputes, as well as arbitration. The team has an impressive range of expertise that covers commercial, real estate, anti-trust and competition and insolvency and bankruptcy disputes. Lakshmi Raman, who leads the practice in Mumbai, has a broad litigation practice that covers dispute resolution, arbitration, and criminal and civil proceedings for individuals and organizations. Raman works closely with Arush Khanna and George Thomas who are based in Delhi.

Practice head(s):

Lakshmi Raman

Other key lawyers:

Arush Khanna; George Thomas


‘My experience working with Numen Law Offices has been of absolute delight. I was in touch with their partner, Arush Khanna, who handled my cases passionately. His expertise in dealing with technical questions was impressive. Arush Khanna and his team instantly gained my trust by being well-versed in such technical matters. They not only answered and clarified all of our doubts but also briefed all seniors very impressively. I knew I was in safe hands from the first step. The unique feature of the firm is its attention to detail. Each team member knew the file from page to page and would always prepared for the matter.’

‘My main interaction has been with Arush Khanna and George Thomas. Arush was very hands-on with our matters, and it gave us immense comfort knowing his knowledge of technical points regarding our projects. The turnaround time for drafting and reviewing documents was second to none. They have shown us their eagerness to learn and expand.’

Key clients

Mash Spirits Private Ltd.

Technip Energies India Limited

Mr. Alok Jain, Ex- Director of First Step Properties Pvt. Ltd

M/s Lotus Greens Constructions Private Limited

Modern India Ltd.

Peace Party India

D K Madhukar

Adhiraj Singh and Sarbashish Basu ex-Directors of Minance Technologies Pvt. Ltd. and Minance Investment

Nirmal Singh

Emaar India Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised MASH Spirits Pvt. Ltd. on the expression of interest issued by the Respondents for procurement of Denatured Anhydrous Alcohol from dedicated ethanol plants in ethanol deficit states.
  • Represented D K Madhukar in a bail proceeding before the JMFC court.
  • Advised Peace Part India on a case against Union of India.

Pioneer Legal

Pioneer Legal‘s team handles various disputes for a client roster that spans a diverse range of industries and private individuals, primarily focused on corporate and commercial disputes. The founder, Satish Kishanchandani, specialises in commercial litigation and arbitration and heads the practice alongside Narendra Dingankar, who has a particular focus on real estate, infrastructure and private equity matters.

Practice head(s):

Satish Kishanchandani; Narendra Dingankar

Key clients

Shikha Kapadia

Multi-Verse Technologies Private Limited

National Bulk Handling Corporation Pvt. Ltd

Braja Kishore Mishra

Simto Investment Corporation Limited

Work highlights

  • Represented Multi-Verse Technologies Private Limited in a commercial intellectual property suit filed before Bombay High Court.
  • Represented Braja Kishore Mishra in a writ petition filed before Bombay High Court.
  • Represented Shikha Kapadia in a criminal writ petition filed for quashing and setting aside the look uut circular opened/issued by Bureau of Immigration.

Krishnamurthy & Company

Practice head(s):

Ayush Agarwala; Shujath Ahmed

Key clients

Reliance Industries Limited

Material Recycling Association of India

State Bank of India

Acepearl Services Pvt. Ltd

Credit Suisse Funds AG

Xander Finance Limited

Axis Bank Limited

IL&FS Engineering and Construction Company Limited

TTK Prestige Limited

ICICI Bank Limited

Manyata Developers Private Limited and Reddy Veeranna Investments Private Limited

Navi Mumbai SEZ Private Limited and Mumbai SEZ Limited

Bondholders of Laxmi Vilas Bank

TCF Entertainment Private Limited

Peel-Works Private Limited

Boxing Federation of India

Healthium MedTech Limited

Anuadi Constructions

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited

Decathlon Sports India Pvt. Ltd.

Rainbow Children’s Medicare limited

Stovekraft Limited

Work highlights

  • Represented Material Recycling Association of India in a Writ Petition filed before the Supreme Court against the government, inter alia, seeking strict implementation of orders and directives issued by them in relation to exemption from penal charges on importers.
  • Represented Stovekraft Limited in  infringement proceedings and successfully obtained restraining orders, including the seizure of infringing products.
  • Represented Culver (Sony LIV) in a suit filed by the daughter and son-in-law of Mr. Abdul Karim Telgi seeking permanent injunction restraining Culver from producing, directing, promoting,releasing or airing a web-series named “Scam 2023.

Agama Law Associates

Based primarily in Mumbai, the team at Agama Law Associates has an impressive reputation among clients for its capabilities in commercial disputes and insolvency matters. Under the headship of Nitin Jain, the team regularly represents a number of leading entities in the real estate, banking and finance, manufacturing and energy sectors.

Practice head(s):

Nitin Jain

Key clients

Reliance Capital

Blue Star Limited

DHL Supply Chain

DHL Express

TATA Consumer Products Limited

Shipping Corporation of India Ltd

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd

BIC Cello (India)

Tata Chemicals

State Bank of India

Work highlights

  • Represented a leading power manufacturing company in arbitration for recovery of their dues against a listed entity arising out of a supply and EPC contract.
  • Assisted the investor and director of a fintech with the filing of section 9 and section 11 proceedings under the Arbitration Act before the Bombay High Court.
  • Represented a company in three arbitration proceedings against Western Railways, arising out of three different purchase orders.

Anoma Legal

Headed by Kumar Abhishek Singh, the dispute resolution offering at Anoma Legal specialises in distribution agreements, insolvency, commercial and contractual disputes. Having consolidated a strong reputation for complex matters, it regularly appears before both the High Courts and in arbitrations.

Practice head(s):

Kumar Abhishek Singh

Key clients

Afghanistan International Bank

Torm A/S

OCM Singapore Njord Holdings Hardrada Pte Ltd.

IL & FS Infrastructure Debt Fund

Marico Limited

Arya Communications & Electronics Services Private Limited

Axis Trustee Services Limited

Komatsu Limited

J.M. Baxi & Co.

Maharana Pratap Group (Pratap University)

Work highlights

  • Represented an Afghan bank- Afghanistan International Bank, in a suit before Bombay High Court.
  • Represented Torm A/S – a leading Danish shipping company in a multi-jurisdictional dispute concerning separate claims before Delhi and Bombay High Court.
  • Represented AGT Foods India Pvt. Ltd in an ad-hoc arbitration against the State of Jammu & Kashmir.

Clasis Law

Clasis Law fields a sizeable team based across its Delhi and Mumbai offices. The group is well placed to represent telecommunication, insurance, banking, aviation and infrastructure companies in a range of litigations, arbitrations, and mediations. Mumbai-based Mustafa Motiwala leads the practice and has vast expertise in handling commercial agreements and insurance disputes, further supported by Aniketh Nair.

Practice head(s):

Mustafa Motiwala

Other key lawyers:

Aniketh Nair

Dhaval Vussonji & Partners

Dhaval vussonji

Practice head(s):

Dhaval Vussonji; Prachi Dave; Sonam Mhatre

Key clients

Honest Shelters Pvt. Ltd.

Forbes and Company Ltd. And Paikar Real Estate Pvt. Ltd.

Ricardo constructions Pvt. Ltd.

Havemore Realties Pvt. Ltd.

Future Sector Land Developers LLP

Glider Buildcon Pvt. Ltd.

Piramal Estates Pvt. Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Represented Honest Shelters Pvt. Ltd. in a SARFAESI matter
  • Represented Havemore Realties Private Limited in a Securitisation application filed under the SARFAESI Act
  • Represented Ricardo Constructions Private Limited (an associate company of Shapoorji Pallonji & Company Pvt. Ltd.) in defending MahaRERA complaint.


Gagrats team handles various disputes for a diverse client roster that spans infrastructure and manufacturing companies. Rustam Gagrat, Ujjwal Rana, Krunal Gadhia, Ipshita Sen and Zeeshan Farooqui co-head the practice. The team regularly represents clients before the Supreme Court of India, the High Court and NCLT.

Practice head(s):

Rustam Gagrat; Ujjwal Rana; Krunal Gadhia; Ipshita Sen; Zeeshan Farooqui

Little & Co

Led by Jayendra Kapadia, Little & Co covers a multitude of litigious matters across various sectors, including energy, infrastructure, manufacturing and financial services. Specifically, it is known for work in: breach of contract, trespass, debt recovery and employee misconduct. The team regularly handles both domestic and cross-border contentious and non-contentious matters.

Practice head(s):

Jayendra Kapadia

Key clients

Life Insurance Corporation of India

LIC Housing and Finance Limited

Jhaveri Industries (Badshah Masala)

Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation Limited

Maharashtra State Power Generation Company Limited

Mahaguj Collieries Limited

Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Limited

Alicon Group

M/s. Sonna BVBA

Kelly Partners

Work highlights

  • Represented ONGC in an international commercial arbitration.
  • Represented Mahaguj Collieries Limited in the de-allocation of coal blocks and subsequent arbitration proceedings.

Regius Legal LLP

In its relatively short time in the market, Regius Legal LLP has quickly gained a strong reputation, with expertise across a range of litigation, including mainly real estate disputes. Practice head Kiran Jain‘s expertise lies primarily in international arbitration proceedings and competition-related litigation, while Ish Jain focuses on complex civil and criminal litigation proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Kiran Jain; Ish Jain


‘The dispute resolution practice at the firm is distinguished by its unique approach, offering a combination of specialized expertise, client-centric focus, and innovative solutions to address complex dispute resolution matters. The firm is located in Mumbai, and the team there comprises highly skilled attorneys with extensive experience in the real estate industry, well-versed in various aspects of dispute resolution. The firm’s practice has a proven track record of successfully handling a diverse range of dispute resolution matters, from residential and commercial matters to large-scale matters. Their deep understanding of local laws and regulations allows them to navigate complex legal issues seamlessly. The firm actively fosters an inclusive work environment, valuing diverse perspectives and experiences that enrich their problem-solving capabilities and overall service delivery.’

‘Dispute Resolution practices stand out for their exceptional skills, unwavering dedication, and unique approach to resolving complex legal disputes. Both Ish Jain and Kiran Jain exemplify these qualities and have made significant contributions to the practice. Ish Jain possesses an impressive depth of knowledge in various areas of law, including commercial litigation, arbitration, and mediation. His extensive experience in handling high-stakes disputes has garnered him a reputation for achieving favourable outcomes for our clients. His ability to grasp intricate legal issues and devise innovative strategies sets him apart from competitors. Clients value his meticulous attention to detail, sharp analytical skills, and persuasive advocacy in the courtroom. Kiran Jain brings a unique perspective to the team. His expertise lies in real estate disputes, construction litigation, and contract enforcement. His unparalleled ability to navigate complex real estate legal matters and thorough understanding of industry nuances has earned him recognition in the legal community.’

Key clients

K.S. Chamankar Enterprises

Vardhaman Estate Corporation (M.K. Developers)

Ekta Nagar Co-op Housing Society.

Gold Plaza

Girnar Co-operative Society

Prabhav Gruh Nirman Pvt. Ltd.

Chirag Jain

Uday Surve (Shubh Enterprises)

Surya Landmarks Developers Pvt. Ltd

Rasiklal Sankalchand Jewellers Pvt. Ltd., Ghatpokar (West)

Tenants of Hirji Bhojraj Chawl, Ferbunder, Mazgaon

M/s. SNB India Lifestyle Pvt. Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Represented K.S. Chamankar Enterprises in an ongoing matter related to construction of slum plots in Maharashtra before the Arbitral Tribunal.
  • Represented Vardhaman Estate Corporation in a matter related to construction of two multi-storied buildings before the Bombay High Court.
  • Assisted Ekta Nagar Co-op Housing Society with an intervention application before the High Court.

Royzz & Co. Attorneys at Law

The litigation practice at Royzz & Co. Attorneys at Law has an impressive range of expertise that covers commercial, technology, real estate, intellectual property, and insolvency and bankruptcy disputes. The team regularly acts for clients before the NCLT, Bombay High Court and other civil courts across India. Mahua Roy Chowdhury, who leads the practice in Mumbai, has a broad litigation practice that covers criminal and civil proceedings for individuals and organizations from the IP and tech sector.

Practice head(s):

Mahua Roy Chowdhury

Key clients

TATA Motors

TATA Starbucks

TATA Housing

Godrej Consumer Products

Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd

Rochem Seperation Systems

Tata Communications (America) Inc

Chiquita LLC


Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India LLP

Indian Institute of Technology

A German Luxury Car

Uninterrupted IP, LLC

National Stock Exchange-IT

Monash University

Suta Private Ltd

Star TV

National Commodity Exchange

Windsor Machines Limited

World Vu Satellite

Work highlights

Wadia Ghandy & Co

Wadia Ghandy & Co has an established its presence in the litigation space and has substantial experience representing clients in civil and criminal disputes. Practice head Bindi Dave specialises in commercial, infrastructure and real estate disputes, along with shareholder litigation in the media and entertainment, banking, and real estate industries.

Practice head(s):

Bindi Dave

Key clients

HDFC Bank Limited

Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd.

India Infrastructure Fund – II

Welspun DI Pipes Ltd.

Welspun Corp. Ltd.

K Raheja Corp Group

Dharma Productions Pvt. Ltd.

HDFC Bank Ltd., ICICI Bank Ltd., Kotak

Mahindra Bank Ltd., Axis Bank Ltd., Yes Bank Ltd., IDFC First Bank Ltd., and Bandhan Bank Ltd.

Cipla Ltd.

Marathon Realty Pvt. Ltd.