Dispute resolution in India

Argus Partners

Argus Partners‘ Delhi partners, R. Sudhinder and Udit Mendiratta serve an impressive roster of clients in relation to litigation and arbitration. Volvo Auto India Private Limited and Mercedes Benz India Private Limited are key clients in addition to those in the industrial and financial services sectors. Its expertise extends to recovery and enforcement proceedings, and a host of regulatory issues.

Practice head(s):

R. Sudhinder; Udit Mendiratta

Work highlights

  • Advising Western Concessions Private Limited in an arbitration initiated by Afcon Sener which is a joint venture between Afcons India and Sener Spain in respect of setting up of a land based terminal for storage of liquefied natural gas and construction of jetty.
  • Representing Volvo India in an arbitration between Volvo India and Auto Kashyap.
  • Acted for Mercedes Benz India Private Limited wherein the Plaintiff has filed a suit for declaration and permanent injunction along with claim for damages, inter-alia, claiming that Mercedes Benz had wrongfully terminated the dealership agreement.

Chiramel & Co, Solicitors and Advocates

Chiramel & Co, Solicitors and Advocates  handles a range of disputes but is particularly adept in the arbitration arena. It handles arbitrations seated in New Delhi for domestic and international clients including those based in Europe, often with multi-million dollars at stake. Jos Chiramel and Ramesh Kumar are the highly experienced heads of a team that also includes litigation associates Abhishek Gusain and Sam C. Mathew. The team also handles a range of commercial and consumer disputes in all court forums up to the High and Supreme Courts.

P&A Law Offices

P&A Law Offices advises clients on commercial litigation and arbitration and is experienced in cross-border disputes. The team is led by Anand Pathak, Amit Mishra, Gaurav Mahajan, Akshat Hansaria and Vijay Purohit, and is active in the pharmaceutical, infrastructure, power, telecoms and consumer sectors. Mishra handles international arbitration and investment treaty arbitration, while Mahajan is recommended for civil, commercial, and criminal disputes.

Practice head(s):

Anand Pathak; Amit Mishra; Gaurav Mahajan; Akshat Hansaria; Vijay Purohit

Key clients

Amazon.com NV Investment Holdings LLC

Amazon Seller Services Private Limited

Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited

Schneider Electric South East Asia (HQ) PTE Limited

Republic of India

Schneider Electric India Private Limited

LG Electronics India Private Limited

Bhushan Steel Limited

KKR India Asset Finance Private Limited

Ministry of Railways

General Motors India Private Limited

National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited

Work highlights

  • Representing Amazon.com NV Investment Holdings LLC in domestic court proceedings related to litigation emanating from an arbitration between Amazon NV Investment Holdings LLC and Future Group.
  • Represented Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited in an ICC arbitration (seated in Singapore) against the erstwhile promoters of Ranbaxy (a leading generic pharmaceutical company).
  • Represented National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL), before the Supreme Court of India (SC) wherein the SC disapproved a Delhi High Court order asking the NHSRCL to reconsider a disqualified bid for India’s first fully foreign-funded Bullet Train project.

Rautray & Co

The arbitration team at Rautray & Co is led by Ginny J Rautray and Dharmendra Rautray, who recently joined the firm from Kachwaha & Partners. The practice offers clients considerable experience in construction disputes and international commercial arbitration. Dharmendra Rautray leads on arbitration proceedings and is well versed in disputes pertaining to infrastructure projects, while Ginny Jetley Rautray is a name to note for commercial and corporate disputes and has represented clients in the Supreme Court.

Practice head(s):

Ginny Jetley Rautray; Dharmendra Rautray

Key clients

NEECON Engineering

Sports Authority of India

ABB Limited

Fertilizer And Chemicals Travancore Ltd.

ACP Tollways Pvt. Ltd.

Trainance, Belgium

Mr. Mario Moreno Peguero

Work highlights

  • Advising a major construction company in India on various infrastructure projects including construction of National Highways on DBFOT basis and representing the company in an arbitration proceeding where the claim amounted to $800million.
  • Advising a Hong Kong-based company in matters before the Delhi High Court pertaining to disputes with an Indian company.
  • Advising a major India-Canadian JV construction company in India in various infrastructure projects including construction of National Highways on DBFOT basis and representing the company in two arbitration proceedings before a panel of retired Supreme Court Judges, where the claim amounted to $1.2bn.

Trust Legal

Trust Legal advises clients on dispute resolution and arbitration, and is active in the High Courts, Tribunals and in the Supreme Court of India. The team, which is led by Sudhir Mishra and Ritwika Nanda, is particularly experienced in disputes pertaining to the corporate and commercial, telecoms and entertainment sectors. Mishra regularly appears in court and is experienced in environmental law, while Nanda counts large domestic and multinational clients among her clientele.

Practice head(s):

Sudhir Mishra; Ritwika Nanda

Key clients

Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd.

Oil India Ltd.

Tetra Pak India Ltd.

Tahal Engineers Consulting India Pvt. Ltd.

Zee Media Corporation Ltd.

Essel Lucknow Raebareli Toll Roads Ltd.

Essel WalahjapetPoonamalle Toll Road Pvt. Ltd.

Mazars India (Mazars India LLP and Mazars Business Advisors Pvt. Ltd.)

WaterHealth India Pvt. Ltd.

Medicover Healthcare Pvt. Ltd.

Yuvraj Singh Group Pvt. Ltd.

MSW Energia Pvt. Ltd.

Health Care At Home India Pvt. Ltd.

Essel Infraprojects Ltd.

ABP News

BW Business World Media Pvt. Ltd.

Indian Cable Net Company Ltd.

Jabalpur MSW Pvt. Ltd.

SA Infrastructure Consultants Pvt. Ltd.

Diligent Media Corporation Ltd.

Chiho Tiande (HK) Ltd.

Venkateshwar Hospital

Work highlights

  • Acted for Kakade Infrastructure Private Limited against the State of Maharashtra represented by Solicitor General of India, on a contentious dispute of wrongful withholding of Tender Amount of the tenderee on cancellation of the Tender.
  • Representing Oil India Ltd. in the Civil Appeal filed against Oil India Limited before the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India impugning the order passed by the Principal Bench of the National Green Tribunal.
  • Acting for SITI Networks Limited, a major Multi System Operator against Aditya Birla Finance Limited on a contentious dispute revolving around Facility Agreements and loan transactions amounting to $ 13.9m.

UKCA and Partners

UKCA and Partners’ dispute resolution team is led by Manisha Chaudhary and has notable experience in corporate litigation, arbitration and cases brought before the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT). Experienced in domestic and international arbitrations, the firm has represented domestic and international companies on contractual disputes, licence agreements, security transactions and real estate projects among other areas. Chaudhary is managing partner and acts for clients in the High Courts and the Supreme Court of India.

Practice head(s):

Manisha Chaudhary

Key clients

MGF Developments Limited

Reebok India Company, Reebok International Limited, Adidas Group AG and Adidas India Marketing Private Limited

Indira IVF Hospital Private Limited

Vikram Kapur, Promoter – Atlas Cycles (Haryana) Limited

Jeevan Telecasting Corporation Limited

Vijaya Sai Poultries Private Limited

Mahavir Stone Crushing Private Limited

Taraspan Solutions Private Limited

Santosh Kumar Srivastava

Anmol Sharma

Work highlights

  • Advising MGF Development Limited on its ongoing Demerger dispute with Emaar Group.
  • Advised Indira IVF Hospital Private Limited on its management dispute between the promoters, which resulted in acquisition of shares of one set of promoters by others.
  • Advising Vikram Kapur, Promoter – Atlas Cycles (Haryana) Limited with respect to oppression and mismanagement in Atlas Cycles and accordingly the implementation of necessary undertakings agreed between the Promoters of the company.

Goswami & Nigam LLP

Boutique firm Goswami & Nigam LLP LLP is based in Gurugram and focuses on dispute resolution, including litigation and arbitration, as well as corporate matters, IP, real estate and employment. Nishant Nigam co-heads the team and has a broad geographic experience, which includes stints in Europe and Southeast Asia; he focuses on commercial litigation and labour law matters and counts large international companies among his clientele. Himanshu Goswami jointly leads the team and specialises in foreign investment, cross-border M&A, and litigation; he i salso  a registered trade mark and patent attorney.

Practice head(s):

Himanshu Goswami; Nishant Nigam

Key clients

Brahmaputra Infrastructure Ltd.

GIP India Pvt. Ltd.

Unique Décor India Pvt. Ltd.

RSC Infratech Developers LLP

Grandeur Business Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. Shambhu Giri

Ms. Seema Prasad

Fast Track Facilities Pvt. Ltd.

High IQ Robotics Inc., USA

Artek Enterprises Pvt. Ltd.

M3M India Pvt. Ltd.

Twenty-Seven Infocare Pvt. Ltd.

Misty Meadows Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. Raman Bhatia

M/s. B.L. Kashyap and Sons Ltd.

BFL Brand Folio Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. Anshuman Jajodia

Work highlights

  • Advised Brahmaputra Infrastructure Ltd on a matter pertaining to the delivering, testing and commissioning of oxygen pipelines in a government run hospital.
  • Advised GIP India Pvt. Ltd on an issue pertaining to applicability of the provisions of the Maternity Benefits Act to the Client.
  • Advised Unique Décor India Pvt. Ltd on matters pertaining to the disputes emanating from Work orders that it had issued for a project at one of the High Commissions in Delhi.


SNG & PARTNERS handles a broad range of dispute resolution and arbitration matters, including those relating to breach of contract, competition, consumer law, debt recovery and real estate. The firm is active in the Lower Courts, High Courts and the Supreme Court of India under the leadership of Sanjay Gupta and Ajay Monga. Gupta has over 30 years’ experience in litigation and arbitration, including international cases, while Monga is experienced in banking and finance, corporate and trade disputes.

Practice head(s):

Sanjay Gupta; Ajay Monga

Tandon & Company

The dispute resolution team at Tandon & Company is experienced in the District Courts, High Court and the Supreme Court of India and acts for both domestic and international clients in the technology, entertainment and life sciences sectors. It has particular expertise in IP disputes and those relating to bankruptcy and insolvency, corporate and commercial, competition and real estate. Kunal Tandon heads the team.

Practice head(s):

Kunal Tandon

Key clients

Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd.

Sony Pictures Networks India Pvt. Ltd.

Fullstack Education Private Limited

Indian Overseas Bank


Asset Reconstruction Company (India) Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd in an action against TRAI – the broadcasting industry regulator.
  • Advised Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd in an action against the communication Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC).
  • Advised Sony Pictures Networks India Pvt. Ltd in an action against TRAI – the broadcasting industry regulator.

TMT Law Practice

TMT Law Practice is well known for its IP practice, which includes contentious work, and also advises clients on disputes, arbitration, white-collar crime and litigation relating to corporate, competition, bankruptcy and insolvency, and employment law. It acts for a broad range of clients, from start-ups to SMEs to Fortune 500 companies, and is experienced in the technology, healthcare, life sciences, sports, e-commerce and cybersecurity sectors. In New Dehli, Abhishek Malhotra and Naomi Chandra are key names, while the team is also led from Mumbai by Sapna Chaurasia and Bangalore by Ricab Chand.

Practice head(s):

Abhishek Malhotra; Sapna Chaurasia; Naomi Chandra; Ricab Chand


‘TMT Law Practice is a one-stop shop where all our queries are resolved at light-speed.’

‘Be it compliance related advisory, or IP disputes or issues under criminal law, we receive expert assistance from TMT team.’

‘Everyone in the disputes team is well versed and updated with the law and the current industry scenario, and we can always rely on them to come up with innovative, solution-driven resolution to our queries.’

‘The entire team is focused on providing us with end-to-end solutions, including while dealing with diverse areas of law.’

‘The diverisity of the team, which is comprised of lawyers of all ages, and from all corners of the country, is unique.’

‘Since we operate in a developing industry, we have often relied on the vast experience of the team at TMT, in niche areas of the law such as sports & gaming, fin-tech, privacy, intellectual property etc to assist us in ensuring compliance and overcoming any regulatory hurdles.’

‘TMT’s in depth knowledge has been pivotal in securing reliefs against tech giants such as Google and several market competitors.’

‘We have tended to rely on Abhishek Malhotra (Managing Partner) as a pillar of support for our urgent queries, as well as for tasks involving aggressive timeliens, and have always found his calm, approachable and ready with a solution to any and all queries put his way.’

Key clients

Sony Pictures Networks (India) Private Limited

Sun TV Network Limited

Indian Broadcasting Digital Foundation

Yash Raj Films

Tictok Skill Games Private Limited (Winzo)

Entertainment Network (India) Limited

Melot India Private Limited

Zostel Hospitality Private Limited


Smule Inc.

Talsk Research

ABB India Limited

Entertainment Network India Private Limited