Leading Individuals

Dispute resolution in India

Argus Partners

Based out of Delhi, the Argus Partners practice has vast expertise in handling arbitration proceedings, alongside litigation in the Supreme Court and National Company Law Appellate Tribunal. The ‘very good’ team specialises in the manufacturing, infrastructure, and energy industries, with R. Sudhinder regularly advising creditors and engineering corporations, Udit Mendiratta representing social media companies on data privacy issues, whilst Namitha Mathews is a real estate expert.

Practice head(s):

R. Sudhinder; Namitha Mathews; Udit Mendiratta


Testimonials

‘Very good team. always available and gives sound legal advice. very sound knowledge on commercial nature of litigation. The team has supported us a lot in product cases.’

‘Always a phone call away. good interpersonal skills. Frank and practical approach to law.’

Key clients

Western Concessions Private Limited


NTPC Limited


Volvo Auto India Private Limited


Voltas Limited


Resolution Professional of Supertech Limited


HDFC Limited


Skoda Auto Volkswagen India Private Limited


Mercedes Benz India Private Limited


Asset Care & Reconstruction Enterprise Limited


Capillary Technologies Pte. Ltd.


Work highlights


  • Representing the Resolution Professional in the insolvency proceedings of Supertech Limited.
  • Representing HDFC Limited in the corporate insolvency resolution process of IL&FS group entities.
  • Representing Mercedes Benz India Private Limited before various courts, tribunals and other fora.

Goswami & Nigam LLP

Co-headed by Nishant Nigam and Himanshu Goswami, the Gurugram-based Goswami & Nigam LLP practice displays vast expertise in real estate disputes, commercial law issues, and corporate advisory matters. The team is ‘well versed’ and experienced in handling construction claims arising in tender processes, alongside routinely acting on behalf of corporations before the Arbitral Tribunal, assisting with the preparation of Statements of Claim.

Practice head(s):

Himanshu Goswami; Nishant Nigam


Other key lawyers:

Aman Abbi


Testimonials

‘I have my litigation in various Courts of NCR. I find this firm can manage downtime very well. On each Hearing, the relevant person is made available who is well versed with the case. This I did not have with the previous Firm and was the main reason to drop the previous Firm.’

‘Nishant Nigam is accessible, pleasant, listens well, and gives sound advice. Aman Abbi is well meaning, hard-working, communicative, and prepares well before coming to Court.’

Key clients

M3M India Private Limited


Grandeur Business Solutions Private Limited


Mr. Raman Bhatia


Integrated Hotels Private Limited


Unique décor Private Limited


Galaxy Apartments HBH Welfare Society


Sawhney Textiles Pvt. Ltd.


Lepton Software Export & Research Pvt. Ltd.


RSC Infratech Developers LLP


Mr. Abhishek Jain (Trading as M/s Trip Planners)


Intents Mobi Private Limited


M/s. Stryker Security & Staffing Solutions Pvt. Ltd.


Work highlights


Tandon & Co.

Representing clients from across the real estate, insolvency, and bankruptcy spaces, the Tandon & Co. practice consistently acts in claims before the Supreme Court of India and the State High Courts. It also focuses on domestic and international arbitration proceedings, along with commercial litigation. Founding partner Kunal Tandon has extensive expertise in the media, banking, and IP rights spheres.

Practice head(s):

Kunal Tandon


Key clients

HDFC Bank Limited


Central Bank of India


Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.


Sony Pictures Networks India Pvt. Ltd.


Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd.


Star India Pvt. Ltd.


Culver Max Entertainment Ltd.


9X Media Pvt. Ltd.


Central Bank of India


Pridhvi Asset Reconstruction and Securitisation Co. Ltd.


Work highlights


  • Represented HDFC bank in a matter, titled Manyoga Investments Ltd. versus MK Overseas Pvt. Ltd. CP (IB) No. 1731 of 2019, wherein our role in the matter is to get our client the liquidation value of the Security interest and advised as well wherein the question of law involved is whether the dissenting Financial Creditor shall be paid as per the liquidation value of the Corporate Debtor or as per the liquidation value of the security interest held by the Creditor is pending consideration before National Company Law Tribunal.
  • Representing and advising M/s. Laxmi Foils Pvt. Ltd., the Corporate Debtor and maintaining a stand that in the facts and circumstances of the present case, the amount as sought by the Financial Creditors is neither payable nor due.
     
  • Advised Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited in a petition filed by one Distribution Platform Operator, challenging the Disconnection Notice issued by ZEEL on the ground of non-payment of additional demand raised by ZEEL.

Trust Legal

Demonstrating significant expertise in the oil, infrastructure, and media industries, the Trust Legal team is based out of the Delhi region, consistently handling complex litigation and arbitration proceedings. The practice has experience of acting on behalf of clients before the Supreme Court of India and the National Green Tribunal, as Sudhir Mishra is an expert in the field of climate change, Ritwika Nanda regularly assists multinationals and listed companies, and Petal Chandhok is knowledgeable on IP rights.

Practice head(s):

Sudhir Mishra; Ritwika Nanda; Petal Chandhok


Other key lawyers:

Rupali Gupta; Swasti Misra; Mimansi Sethi; Devashish Tripathi


Key clients

Essel Infraprojects Limited


Oil India Limited


Tetra Pak India Private Limited


Water Health India Private Limited/Water Health International


SA Infrastructure Consultants Private Limited


Forty Five Positive Tech Private Limited


BW Businessworld Media Private Limited


Healthcare at Home India Private Limited


Venkateshwar Hospitals


Baker Tilly India Business Advisory & Consulting Services Private Limited


Arthur D Little India Private Limited


Expedient Healthcare Marketing Private Limited


Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited


Siti Networks Limited


Tahal Consulting Engineers India Private Limited


Jabalpur MSW Private Limited


Muzzaffarpur Vidyut Vitran Limited


Work highlights


Hammurabi & Solomon Partners

Providing services on all aspects of arbitration, mediation, and case management, the Hammurabi & Solomon Partners team has extensive expertise in the real estate and aviation sectors. From Delhi, Manoj Kumar and Shweta Bharti co-head the practice, with the former specialising in corporate, policy, and regulatory matters, whilst the latter has vast experience in litigation relating to human rights and international arbitration proceedings. Shantanu Malik is an expert on projects and energy issues, and Anil Tiwari is also noted as a key contact.

Practice head(s):

Manoj Kumar; Shweta Bharti


Other key lawyers:

Shantanu Malik; Anil Tiwari; Jyoti Kumar Chaudhary; Rohit Jolly; Ankita Panikkar; Jaskaran Singh Narula; Aayushya Aankul


Key clients

Mahindra Housing Private Limited


Devihali Hussan Tollyway


Airport Economic Regulatory Authority of India


Pearson Education Ltd


Dentsu Aegis


Work highlights


  • Representing Devihali Hussan Tollyway, a 100% owned subsidiary of L&T IDP, in an arbitration matter regarding non-timely handing over of the required land, timely issuance of provisional certificates, timely release of grants, timely release of retention amount, timely finalization of Change of Scope of work, and refusal to make payment of the cost incurred.
  • Assisted Mahindra Housing Pvt Ltd with managing its multiple highly complex and significant matters involving issues about real estate, infrastructure, construction, and project development.
  • Assisted AERA, in one of most complex matters regarding the appeal in respect of challenging the Rules related to the Fuel Infrastructure Charges fixed by AERA.

RPV Legal

Being a boutique law firm specialising in multi-jurisdictional litigation claims, the RPV Legal team deploys a ‘unique approach’ when representing its clients across the aviation, infrastructure, and real estate sectors. The practice has experience in handling white-collar crime disputes and complex commercial cases, with Shashank Verma being an expert in business crime matters, whilst Kunal Verma concentrates on company law issues. Sooraj Sharma is an ‘exceptional talent’, focusing on commercial litigation and arbitrations, whilst Jatin Kochhar is knowledgeable in insurance law proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Shashank Verma; Kunal Verma; Yugandhara Pawar Jha


Other key lawyers:

Sooraj Sharma; Jatin Kochhar; Vipul Agrawal; Indresh Upadhyay


Testimonials

‘The team is exceptionally motivated, diligent, and responsive when managing cases, consistently delivering on time. They boast an outstanding group of young, dynamic professionals who possess a profound grasp of international business. I appreciate that the legal advice I receive from them is pragmatic, actionable, and aligned with business objectives. Furthermore, I am highly impressed by their extensive international network, especially in Europe and North America.’

‘My case was handled by two brilliant lawyers, Shashank Verma and Jatin Kochhar. Mr. Verma’s profound understanding of various areas of law and his ability to navigate the complexities of commercial laws left a strong impression on me. He presents his arguments with precision and persuasiveness, which led to successful outcomes in both the arbitration and the appeal.’

‘Jatin Kochhar is a knowledgeable attorney. He possesses a deep understanding of intricate legal issues and approaches his work with great diligence and seriousness. As a client, I found solace in knowing that Jatin was managing my case, as he is always prompt in his responses and immensely helpful as a partner.’

Work highlights


SNG & PARTNERS

Described as having a ‘good commercial sense’, the SNG & PARTNERS‘ team frequently acts for investment banks, real estate developers, and multinationals in matters relating to economic offenses, conciliation, and arbitration. Sanjay Gupta heads the practice from New Delhi, specialising in litigation in the Delhi High Court and the Supreme Court of India. Ajay Monga is well versed in insolvency and bankruptcy matters, whilst Ateev Mathur and Rajnish Gaur are also recommended.


Practice head(s):

Sanjay Gupta


Other key lawyers:

Ajay Monga; Ateev Mathur; Rajnish Gaur


Testimonials

‘SNG & Partners have sound knowledge in the relevant area of law and are able to represent client effectively in the legal proceedings. They also have a good commercial sense and are sensitive to client’s needs. In terms of turnaround time, SNG & Partners are responsive and prompt in answering client’s queries.’

‘Ajay Monga (Partner) and Devmani Bansal (Principal Associate) are responsive, prompt and efficient. They are able to provide sound legal advice in a highly specialised area of law and manage the volumes of file effectively. We find them to be professional, courteous, and helpful.’

 

Work highlights


AKS Partners

Counting government bodies and large Indian corporations amongst its key clients, the AKS Partners' practice has ‘profound legal expertise’ on all aspects of corporate, banking, and commercial disputes. The firm regularly handles litigation matters before quasi-judicial tribunals and the Supreme Court of India, with the ‘highly experienced’ Sonal Kumar Singh heading the team from New Delhi. Singh specialises in international arbitration and commercial claims.

Practice head(s):

Sonal Kumar Singh


Other key lawyers:

Sukanya Lal


Testimonials

‘Sonal Kumar Singh has been in this practice area for more than 14+ years and the way he manages a matter is really impressive. He is indeed a seasoned professional when it comes to arbitration and dispute resolution, due to which I can completely rely on AKS Partners, as they have a good grip on these practice areas specifically.’

‘I also was really impressed by the seasoned litigators at AKS Partners who indeed had a profound legal expertise with a strategic outlook, ensuring that I as a client meet the necessary requirements with complete satisfaction from the work done. Due to a concise team, the unnecessary hierarchy system cuts down, which results in effective and timely solutions. The case assigned to them was complex, however, Sonal and his team brought out many solutions which was beneficial. I am a firm believer that the prospective clients can be confident that they will receive guidance from professionals who possess an intricate grasp of the intricacies inherent in litigation.’

‘To my experience collaborating with their team has extremely been beneficial for me. The individuals I work with are highly professional and skilled, and this is what makes them stand out from competitors. They have an in-depth understanding of the legal landscape, coupled with a strategic approach, consistently positions them as knowledgeable working professionals. As Sonal Kumar Singh has the quality of always being willing to go the extra mile for the client, his colleagues, and juniors have incorporated the same practice within themselves. I have especially valued their ability to work collaboratively and their commitment to finding creative solutions to complex problems.’

Key clients

National Textile Corporation


Gas Authority of India Ltd.


Feedback Infra Private Limited


Vedanta Limited


Airports Authority of India


Abhishek Propbuild Limited


Reebok India Company


Engineering Projects (India) Ltd.


Work highlights


  • Representing a Central Public Sector Enterprise, National Textile Corporation, under the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, in an arbitral proceeding arising out of a joint venture agreement executed for modernisation of a textile mill, wherein, the joint venture partner is seeking for specific performance of the agreement between the parties.
  • Representing a leading apparel manufacturing international corporation, Reebok India Limited, in a commercial dispute before the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi for recovery of dues along with interest against a multimedia and trading company.

Archeus Law

Counting Indian and multinational corporations amongst its key clients, Archeus Law’s expertise spans across a variety of industries, including construction, infrastructure, and energy. The practice has vast experience in handling claims arising in the Supreme Court of India, District Courts, and High Courts, with the Delhi-based heads, Ranjit Prakash, Rajdeep Choudhury, and Anshuman Pande being experts in international arbitrations and complex commercial litigation.

Practice head(s):

Ranjit Prakash; Arun Mani; Rajdeep Choudhury; Anushuman Pande


Other key lawyers:

Abhinav Raghuvanshi; Apara Mahishi


Key clients

GPT Infrastructure


Bihar State Road Development Corporation


Bihar PulNirman Nigam Ltd, Government of Bihar


BSC-C&C JV


Shandong TIEJUN Electric Power Engineering Company Ltd (STEPCL)


Beijing SPC – UPRVUNL


M/s Beijing SPC -ENSEPATEC


ISGEC Heavy Engineering Ltd.


Tantia Constructions Limited


NCC Ltd.


Work highlights


  • Represented SEPCO III Electric Power Construction Corporation in an international commercial arbitration seated at Singapore against a major Indian power plant developer involving a claim of US$300m before the Singapore International Arbitration Centre.
  • Representing ISGEC Heavy Engineering Ltd. a renowned contractor and supplier for co-generation power plants worldwide, in an ICC arbitration under Swiss laws, against a French-Indonesian developer, a dispute relating to a power project in Indonesia.
  • Advising and representing the Bihar State Road Development Corporation in an arbitration with respect to a DBFOT road development project.

Emerald Law Offices

Covering all aspects of litigation, arbitration, and regulatory matters, Emerald Law Offices displays a ‘commitment to excellence’, routinely representing clients in the banking, insolvency, and corporate law sectors. The team consistently handles claims in the Supreme Court of India and High Courts, as the ‘outstanding’ head Shashank Manish is a specialist in white-collar crime and commercial disputes, being based out of both New Delhi and Gurugram.

Practice head(s):

Shashank Manish


Testimonials

‘Emerald Law Offices demonstrated a deep understanding of dispute resolution, offering innovative solutions to my complex issue. Shashank Manish is the Partner in the Dispute Resolution team with whom I have interactions. He and his team’s thorough analysis and strategic approach not only resolves the dispute efficiently but also ensured a fair and equitable outcome. I wholeheartedly endorse Emerald Law Offices and Shashank Manish for their exceptional expertise and the genuine care they show to their clients during difficult times.’

‘Shashank Manish is an outstanding lawyer. He stands out through their exceptional legal expertise, client-centric approach, and effective communication skills. He excels in problem-solving, holds himself to high ethical standards, and foster collaboration, setting them apart from competitors. His commitment to excellence and client satisfaction makes them highly valued in our eyes.’

‘The advancement of technology and its adoption by Emerald Law Offices is laudable. Efficient and quick delivery is a major requirement in dispute resolution. Emerald’s adopting the changing technology has indeed been quite beneficial to us as they deliver us speedy, effective, and efficient solutions.’

Key clients

Fabolous Builders Pvt Ltd


Official Liquidator of Siva Industries and Holdings


The Valence Group London


Employee Provident Fund Organization


Quippo Equipment Ltd.


TATA Steel BSL


Jaypee Homebuyers’ Association


IDBI Bank Ltd


L.G. Electronics India Pvt. Ltd.


Maharashtra Seamless Ltd.


Legal Scriptures | Advocates & Solicitors

Legal Scriptures | Advocates & Solicitors‘s team is led by Abhijit Mittal and Anukalp Jain who act for a number of public sector bodies and state entities such as the State Government of NCT Delhi in addition to corporates in a range of sectors. It has considerable knowledge of local laws and regulations and its expertise spans litigation, other dispute resolution and arbitrations in a variety of tribunals and courts including the Supreme Court.

Practice head(s):

Abhijit Mittal; Anukalp Jain


Key clients

American Express


Procter and Gamble Group


Western Union


Itron Inc.


American Tower Corporation


AGP City Gas Private Limited


Samsung Data Systems India Private Limited


Orion Group


Dash Exports Pvt. Ltd.


Asteroid Shelter Home Private Limited


Galaxy Group


Indraprastha Gas Limited


Punjab National Bank


India Trade Promotion Organisation


Just Dial Limited


Union Of India


ATC Telecom Infrastructure Private Limited


State of NCT of Delhi through its Secretary


Threadbucket Studio LLP (Janasya)


PM Relocations Private Limited


IDIADA Automotive Technology Private Limited


Work highlights


  • Advised Union of India in the matter of Ins Exe Suman Kumar & Anr. vs. Union of India W.P (C) regarding government employee related issues.
  • Advised Dash Exports Pvt. Ltd. and Asteroid Shelter Homes Private Limited in a matter against Union of India and Ors, a matter Valued at USD$365 million.
  • Advised and represented AGP City Gas Private Limited in a matter against Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board.