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Brus Chambers, with strong arbitration practice and result oriented, is considered as a beacon of excellence in international and domestic commercial arbitration more particularly focused on infrastructure, shipping, energy, oil, gas, contractual and commercial.

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Dispute resolution: arbitration in India

AZB & Partners

The ‘formidable’ and market-leading dispute resolution team at AZB & Partners regularly handles high-stakes domestic and international arbitrations, advising clients at every stage of a dispute, from forensic analysis to settlement negotiations. Acting for a stellar roster of clients that includes blue-chip tech companies, financial institutions, and domestic corporations, the team has extensive expertise representing clients across a broad range of sectors. The team is jointly led by Rajendra Barot, Vijayendra Singh, and Aditya Vikram Bhat. Barot, based in Mumbai, regularly represents clients across all levels of courts and tribunals, while Delhi’s Singh has deep experience handling international and domestic arbitrations. Bhat, in Bengaluru, has a strong focus on cross-border arbitrations. Roopali Singh and Sonali Mathur left the practice in April 2023.

Practice head(s):

Rajendra Barot; Vijayendra Singh; Aditya Vikram Bhat


‘The team is diligent and very hardworking. For a first-time client they make the process very easy and handhold you from the beginning. AZB is extremely professional and thorough in the work that they do.’

‘A good team that is always available and focussed on the matter at hand.’

‘Associates have been exceptionally good in their due diligence and reachable on the matters of interest.’

Key clients Investment Holdings LLC

LSF10 Rose Investments S.à r.l

Cube Highways and Infrastructure II Pte. Ltd.

B S R & Associates LLP

Tata Steel Limited

Solar Industries India Limited

Discovery Networks Asia- Pacific Pte. Limited and Discovery Communications Limited

KM Toll Road Private Limited

GF Toll Road Private Limited

IHH Healthcare Bhd.

Ambuja Cements Limited

HSBC PI Holdings (Mauritius) Limited

The National Stock Exchange of India Limited

Aapico Hitech Public Company Limited

Edelweiss Financial Services Pvt. Ltd

Standard Chartered Bank

Grant Thornton LLP

Catalyst Trusteeship Limited, Ecap Equities Limited, Edelweiss Finance Company Limited and India Credit Fund II

Credit Suisse AG

Google LLC

ORE Holdings Limited and ORE Trust

Xiaomi Technology India Pvt. Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised Amazon in landmark arbitration proceedings and connected litigations which confirm the enforceability of an emergency award.

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Acting for prominent multinational corporates and domestic clients, the seasoned and experienced team at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas remains a powerhouse in the arbitration space, both domestically and internationally. With broad geographic spread and clients spanning a wide range of sectors, the team has recently seen an increase in instructions in the area of insolvency and bankruptcy. Managing partner Cyril Shroff and Indranil Deshmukh oversee the firm’s disputes practice, with ‘market leaderShaneen Parikh heading the firm’s international arbitration practice. The ‘outstandingAditya Mehta is a key name for infrastructure and projects-related arbitration, while Omar Ahmad is recommended for his ‘unparalleled legal knowledge and ability to think on his feet.’

Practice head(s):

Cyril Shroff; Indranil Deshmukh; Shaneen Parikh

Other key lawyers:

Aditya Mehta; Omar Ahmad


‘CAM has the capability to bring in a subject matter expert in any legal field your matter drifts towards.’

‘Very sharp and capable.’

‘The team has deep bench strength and collaborates well across practice areas to ensure sufficient expertise is brought to each matter.’

‘Aditya Mehta is an outstanding litigator and has always achieved excellent results for us.  He is extremely strategic, sophisticated and business-oriented.’

‘Shaneen Parikh, in my view, is a market leader for international arbitration work. She has incredible subject matter expertise, on-point practical insight and is a real pleasure to work with.’

‘Omar Ahmad is a rising rock star, with unparalleled legal knowledge and ability to think on his feet.’

Key clients

Green Infra Wind Energy Limited (“GIWEL”)

Cobra Instalaciones y Servicios, S.A.

HLV limited


Board of Control for Cricket in India

IRCON International Ltd. (IRCON)

Pritvish Shetty and Saloni Jain

Shah Alloys Limited

Economic Laws Practice

With substantial experience handling disputes in the energy, oil and gas, and mining sectors, the arbitration team at Economic Laws Practice acts for domestic and international clients on a high number of arbitrations, both in India and abroad. Arbitrations regarding shareholder disputes and supplier agreements are other areas of strength. Seasoned arbitrator Naresh Thacker leads the team, handling international and domestic arbitration matters, particularly concerning infrastructure, post-M&A, and corporate and commercial disputes. The ‘commercially savvy and detail-orientedAlok Jain is recommended for construction-related arbitrations, while Ashishchandra Rao is a key name for transaction disputes.

Practice head(s):

Naresh Thacker

Other key lawyers:

Alok Jain; Ashishchandra Rao


‘The guys at ELP are smart, responsive and very easy to work with.’

‘I have worked primarily with Naresh Thacker and Alok Jain. They are both partners with real savvy backed by excellent black letter law credentials.’

‘The team’s seamless collaboration across practice areas ensures a comprehensive approach and ample expertise for each matter. Their team is very hands-on, and provides excellent strategic advice and practical solutions to complex matters.’

Key clients

Indoco Remedies Limited

Oakwood Asia Pacific Limited

Khaitan & Co LLP

With sector-specific expertise in the engineering, heavy industry, finance, and hospitality spaces, the disputes team at Khaitan & Co. regularly acts for individuals, state-owned companies, and multinational corporations. Fielding a large team with broad geographic coverage, the group has experience representing clients in complex foreign-seated arbitrations as well as ad-hoc domestic proceedings. In Noida, Ajay Bhargava and Sanjeev Kapoor are the key names, while Kingshuk Banerjee, Chakrapani Misra, and Raj Panchmatia handle commercial and contractual arbitrations from the firm’s Mumbai office. Rajat Jariwal and Mayuri Tiwari left the practice in 2023.

Other key lawyers:

Vanita Bhargava; Kingshuk Banerjee; Charapani Misra; Nandini Khaitan; Ajay Bhargava; Sanjeev Kapoor

Key clients

Steelcase Asia Pacific Holdings India Private Limited

Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA)

Kalpataru Power Transmission Limited

India Glycol Limited and IGL Chem International USA LLC

L&T Finance Limited

Essar Exploration and Production Limited

Vedanta Limited

Inox Wind Limited

Philips India Limited

Swiss Singapore India Pvt Ltd (An Aditya Birla Group Company)

Patel Engineering Limited (“PEL”) and Dirang Energy Private Limited (“DEPL”)

My Preferred Transformation & Hospitality Pvt Ltd

Work highlights

  • Advised and successfully represented Steelcase Asia Pacific Holdings India Private Limited (“Steelcase”) before the High Court of Punjab and Haryana at Chandigarh (the “Court”) in a matter under Section 11(6) of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 (the “Act”), filed by Phoennix Clearing and Forwarding Private Limited (“Phoennix”).
  • Representing and advising MMRDA in the arbitration proceedings initiated by Simplex Infrastructure Limited relating to the termination of the contract for part design and construction of Metro Line 2B in Mumbai, India.
  • Representing and advising Kalpataru Power Transmission Limited in proceedings under section 34 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 (“the Act”) filed against it by Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (“HPCL”).

PSL Advocates and Solicitors

Boutique disputes firm PSL Advocates and Solicitors  fields an ‘extremely competent’ team of arbitrators that is routinely engaged by clients across the power, manufacturing, defence, and banking sectors. Co-founders and managing partners Sameer Jain and Sandeep Bajaj jointly lead the team from New Delhi; the ‘outstanding‘ Jain focuses primarily on international and domestic commercial arbitration, working alongside seasoned litigator Bajaj. Suvigya Awasthy has diverse experience acting for corporate clients and public institutions in domestic and foreign-seated commercial arbitrations, as well as infrastructure, insolvency and bankruptcy disputes. Jayashree Parihar is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Sameer Jain; Sandeep Bajaj

Other key lawyers:

Suvigya Awasthy; Jayashree Parihar


‘The arbitration team as PSL is extremely competent in their knowledge of both substantive and procedural arbitral laws. Not only do they know how to effectively strategise and handle an arbitration, they are also well versed in arbitration-related court proceedings.’

‘Sameer Jain – He is an outstanding individual with great subject knowledge and well versed with current dynamics of the legal field.’

‘The team works very well together and is a diverse and driven young team.’

Key clients

A.K. Construction Company

Pragati Paper Mills Pvt. Ltd.

Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd. (MTNL)

Afghanistan International Bank (AIB)

OCM Singapore Njord Holdings Hardrada Pte Ltd. & Torm A/C

Three Vee Marketing Pvt. Ltd.

Data Technosys (Engineers) Pvt. Ltd.

New Okhla Industrial Development Authority (NOIDA)

Siemens AG and Siemens Ltd.

Ares Investment LLC

Madhucon Projects Limited

Prime Interglobe Pvt. Ltd.

Shailendra Bhadauria

Samsung Electronics India Limited

Wipro Limited

HCL Technologies Limited

Patel Engineer Limited

National High Speed Rail Corporation

Living Consumer Products Pvt Ltd

Work highlights

  • Advised A.K. Construction Company, currently engaged in a variety of rehabilitation and upgradation of road projects in North-East India advising the entity about the finer nuances of the issues related to Right of Way, Extension of Time, Idling Losses, Liquidated Damages, Change of Scope et al.
  • Advised Pragati Paper Mills Pvt. Ltd. (‘PPMPL’) in its dispute arising out of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) executed with the National Capital Region Transport Corporation Ltd. (‘NCRTC’), a joint venture of the Government of India and the States of Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, and Delhi.
  • Advised Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (‘MTNL’) in its ongoing dispute against Canara Bank and Canbank Financial Services Limited (‘Canfina’), wherein MTNL has assailed an arbitral award in excess of INR 400 Crores on the grounds of the same being against the public policy of India and patently illegal.

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

The dispute resolution practice at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co stands out for its ‘international breadth of background and experience,’ routinely acting for clients across the financial services, consumer goods, entertainment, and insurance sectors. Pallavi Shroff oversees the firm’s overall dispute practice, while Tejas Karia heads the arbitration team. The team is well-versed in all phases of commercial and treaty arbitrations, including drafting pleadings, conducting hearings, and advising on negotiation strategy. ‘Formidable advocateBinsy Susan routinely handles complex international and domestic commercial arbitrations for clients across the construction, IT, and telecoms sectors. Also in the core team is Ila Kapoor, who is recommended for arbitrations in the hospitality, infrastructure, and healthcare sectors. Unless otherwise stated, all mentioned individuals are based in New Delhi.

Practice head(s):

Tejas Karla; Pallavi Shroff

Other key lawyers:

Binsy Susan; Ila Kapoor


‘This is truly the Rolls Royce amongst arbitration practices in India.’

‘Binsy Susan is a phenomenal superstar. The depth of her analysis and attention to detail makes her stand out as a lawyer of substance in commercial disputes, and she is a formidable advocate, specifically, her written advocacy is superb.’

‘An excellent arbitration team, with a particularly international breadth of background and experience.’

‘Ila Kapoor is one of the best international arbitration partners practising in India at present. She runs an excellent team.’


Key clients

Plintron Holdings Pte Ltd.

Plintron Mobility Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

Tech Mahindra Ltd

PricewaterhouseCooopers Private Limited

International Spirits and Wines Association of India

Resilient Innovations Private Limited

Pernod Ricard India Private Limited

United Spirits Limited.

AMRI Hospitals Limited

Videocon Industries Limited

Management of Natwest Markets PLC

NXP Semiconductors India Pvt. Ltd.

Culver Max Entertainment Private Limited

Bangla Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. (BEPL)

JK Paper Limited

Reliance Entities

Lavasa Corporation Limited

Aditya Birla Insurance Brokers Limited

Toyota Tsusho Insurance Broker India Limited

Maruti Insurance Broking Private Limited

Alta Monte Tower-C Co-operative Housing Society Limited (“Alta Monte”)

JK Tyre & Industries Limited

Keystone Partners

Dispute resolution boutique Keystone Partners fields an ‘impressive’ arbitration team that regularly handles both international and domestic arbitrations across a wide spectrum of sectors, with notable emphasis on construction, energy, and trade arbitrations. Core members of the team include Pradeep Nayak in Bengaluru, Pritha Srikumar in New Delhi, and Sita Kapadia in Mumbai; the trio jointly oversee the department. Another key contact in Bengaluru is specialist arbitration counsel Vikas Mahendra, described by clients as an ‘excellent lawyer with an incredible work ethic‘; Sulabh Rewari in New Delhi is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Pradeep Nayak; Sita Kapadia; Pritha Srikumar

Other key lawyers:

Sulabh Rewari; Vikas Mahendra


‘The Firm has in just over a decade established itself as a reputed niche dispute resolution practice. The firm is known for its ability to marshal legal expertise and resources to obtain the most optimal outcome for its clients. ’

‘I recommend Pradeep Nayak and Sulabh Rewari.’

‘The team is young and diverse. They are tech-savvy and impressive. ’

Key clients

Goshawk Aviation Ltd.

GE Group of Companies

Vestas Wind Technology Pvt. Ltd.

Razorpay Software Pvt. Ltd.

Soham Renewable Energy India Pvt. Ltd.

Nusyn Digital Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

Thaicom Public Co. Ltd.

Pioneer Urban Land & Infrastructure Ltd.

Fouress Engineering India Pvt. Ltd.

Kappa Building Machines Pvt. Ltd.

Starlog Enterprises Ltd.

Cape East Limited LLC

Harvest Hotels and Serviced Apartments Pvt Ltd

Arya Collateral Warehousing Services Pvt Ltd

Foundation for Independent Journalism

Altico Capital India Ltd.

Merwans Confectioners Pvt. Ltd

EasyPolicy Insurance Web Aggregators Pvt Ltd

JCBL India Pvt. Ltd.

DM South India Hospitality Private Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Representing a client in a Doha-seated, Qatar law governed, ICC arbitration against a Qatar-based contractor relating to the provision of HVAC facilities.
  • Successfully obtained an award in favour of the client, a joint venture between an Indian and a Spanish company, in a multi-billion rupee dispute arising out of the termination of an EPC contract for the construction of an LNG import, storage and regasification terminal.
  • Represented a German mineral and metal processing technology company in ICC arbitration proceedings against a major Indian public sector undertaking.

Kochhar & Co.

The ‘very smart and highly trustworthy’ arbitration team at Kochhar & Co. stands out for its wide geographical reach as well as its strength in corporate, commercial, and construction disputes. Senior partner Krishna Vijay Singh and founder and managing partner Rohit Kochhar, in Gurgaon and New Delhi respectively, jointly oversee the team; Singh has particular expertise in handling commercial disputes including infrastructure and energy projects. Mumbai-based litigator Sheetal Sabnis focuses on civil and commercial disputes, including in the aviation sector. In Gurgaon, Manish Dembla is also recommended for arbitrations concerning highways and metro projects. Nishant Menon left in November 2022.

Practice head(s):

Rohit Kochhar; Krishna Vijay Singh

Other key lawyers:

Sheetal Sabnis; Manish Dembla


‘The team that handled me was logical, strategic, very smart and highly trustworthy. If I am faced with a legal problem in the future, I will certainly appoint the same team and ask for them!’

Key clients

Vatika Limited

Directorate General of Hydrocarbons,Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas.

CRSC Research & Design Institute Group Co. Ltd. (“CRSC”)

Indian Oil Corporation Limited


Tenneco Automotive India Private Limited

Well Fargo Bank

HT Media

Hitachi MGRM Net Limited

Indus Towers Limited

ADM Agro Industries Kota & Akola Pvt. Ltd.

Regus (LCI)

Meidansha Corporation

TechData Advance Solutions India Pvt. Ltd.

Omega Icehill Private Limited

Bell Geo Samit Survey LLP

Oriental Bank of Commerce

South Indian Bank & Andhra Bank

Burman Estate

Afcons Infrastructure Limited (A Shapoorji Pallonji Group Company)

Rediffusion Brand Solutions Private Limited


Members of Child Welfare Committees, Government of NCT of Delhi

Work highlights

  • Representing Vatika in a high stake commercial arbitration against Google before a tribunal in connection with a dispute arising out of wrongful termination of an agreement to lease by Google.
  • Representing CRSC Research & Design Institute Group Co. Ltd. (“CRSC”), a subsidiary of the China Railway Signal and Communication Corporation, in a prominent cross-border international commercial arbitration under ICC arising from the termination of a project for signalling and telecommunications works for a new railway section in India being built by the Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India.
  • Representing Directorate General of Hydrocarbons, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Government of India (DGH) in a cross-border arbitration and insolvency dispute.

Nishith Desai Associates

Nishith Desai Associates‘ ‘energetic and innovative‘ international dispute resolution and investigations team stands out for its expertise across all stages of cross-border and international commercial arbitrations. With offices in Mumbai, New Delhi, and Singapore, the group has notable strength in the telecoms, media, and emerging tech sectors, and also handles investment treaty mandates. The core team includes Vyapak Desai and Sahil Kanuga, who co-lead the team from Mumbai. They work alongside Alipak Banerjee, who co-heads from Delhi, as well as Singapore-based co-head Ashish Kabra.

Practice head(s):

Vyapak Desai; Sahil Kanuga; Ashish Kabra; Alipak Banerjee

Other key lawyers:

Kshama Loya


‘Energetic and innovative.’

‘Vyapak Desai – smart and effective. Kshama Loya – smooth and knowledgeable.’

‘Best international arbitration practice in India.’

Key clients

Finnish Fund for Industrial Cooperation

Chalo Mobility Private Limited

Johnson & Johnson Private Limited

Smith + Nephew

Align Technologies

International Development Research Centre

Maxis Communications Berhad

Shanker Varadananda Somasunderam (Srilankan Investor)




S&A Law Offices

S&A Law Offices‘ dispute resolution group has notable expertise across the mining, construction, infrastructure, energy, and projects sectors, and has acted for clients in several significant judgements and arbitral awards, in both domestic and international commercial arbitrations. The team is jointly led by co-founder of the firm Manoj Kumar Singh, Gurugram-based managing partner Gunita Pahwa, Vijay Kumar Singh, and Nilava Bandyopadhyay. All lawyers are in New Delhi unless otherwise stated.

Practice head(s):

Manoj Kumar Singh; Gunita Pahwa; Vijay Kumar Singh; Nilava Bandyopadhyay


S&A Law Offices has a different way to approach the matter in many ways. Their commercial & technical expertise brings new perspectives to the matter and give an edge over the counter party.

The ability to deal with the matters in great detail with humongous preparation makes them different from others. Relentless efforts are made to prove the case and the thinking is always out of the box.

Key clients

Kalpataru Project International Limited

Adani Vizag Coal Terminal Private Limited

Kurukshetra Expressway Private Limited

PNC Raebareli Highways Private Limited

PNC Infratech Limited

Adani Vizag Coal Terminal Private Limited

Forest Certification Limited Liability Company

Adani Ports Special Economic Zone Limited

Talabira (Odisha) Mining Private Limited

Adani Enterprises Limited

Jindal ITF Limited.

Vikram Solar Limited (‘VSL’)

Jhar Mining Infra Private Limited

Dilip Buildcon Limited

JITF Urban Waste Management (Ferozepur) Ltd.

JITF Urban Waste Management (Bathinda) Ltd.

JITF Urban Waste Management (Jalandhar) Ltd

Parsa Kente Collieries Limited

Adani Ennore Container Terminal Private Limited

Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL)

Adani Vizhinjam Sea Port Pvt Ltd

Gidhmuri Paturia Colleries Private Limited

Sterlite Technologies Limited

Palm View Investments Overseas Ltd

Adani Road Transport Limited

Adani Global PTE

Delhi International Airports Ltd. (DIAL)

JMC Projects (India) Limited

Work highlights

  • Representing Adani Vizhinjam Port Pvt. Ltd against the Government of Kerala in an ongoing arbitration matter for a claim amount of Rs. 3953 Crore.
  • Representing Adani Port and Special Economic Zone Limited, the largest commercial port operator in India, in an arbitration matter against GSPC LNG Limited for a Claim amount of Rs.2462 Crore.
  • Concluded arguments in huge Arbitration matters with Airport Authority of India related to Mumbai Airport and Delhi Airport. The order is reserved by respective Arbitration Tribunals.

Singhania & Partners LLP

The disputes group at Singhania & Partners LLP has a notable focus on the infrastructure and construction sectors, as well as strength in corporate, commercial, and M&A-related arbitrations. Core members of the team include firm founder Ravi Singhania, expert corporate litigator Vikas Goel, and Madhu Sweta, whose practice focuses on arbitrations in the energy and power sector. The firm also has a base in Bengaluru, where Shilpa Shah is the key contact. Shambhu Sharan takes point on alternative dispute resolution matters, while Abhishek Kumar is noted for cross-border and international arbitration matters, as well as representation before the National Company Law Tribunal. Other recommended team members include Yamandeep Kumar and Sumit Gupta. Unless otherwise stated, all mentioned individuals are based in New Delhi.

Practice head(s):

Ravi Singhania; Shilpa Shah; Vikas Goel; Shambhu Sharan; Madhu Sweta; Abhishek Kumar; Yamandeep Kumar; Sumit Gupta

Key clients

Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Ltd.

ISGEC Heavy Engineering

Krypton Progressive Educational Trust

Hitachi Energy India Ltd.

Khare & Tarkunde Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd.

ICC Singapore Client

National Highways Authority of India

WATG Singapore Inc.

Ramky Infrastructure Ltd.

Aksh Optifibre Limited

Tractebel Engineering Pvt. Ltd.

Schulz Export GmbH

C&C Constructions Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Representing Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Ltd (DFCCIL) in an arbitration against a Joint Venture of Tata Projects Limited and Aldesa Construcciones, S.A. (Spain) led by Tata Projects Ltd.
  • Representing ISGEC Heavy Engineering against Cavite Biofuels in an international dispute arising out of delayed and additional payment for additional work.
  • Defended National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) in a matter challenging the appointment of nominee arbitrator of NHAI.


With strength in financial regulatory, insolvency and bankruptcy, and the power sector, Trilegal‘s multidisciplinary dispute resolution practice has established itself as a robust arbitration unit with significant experience handling complex domestic and cross-border commercial arbitrations. Shankh Sengupta heads the team from New Delhi and specialises in acting for domestic and multinational corporations in disputes arising from construction contracts, hotel management, and other commercial contracts. Ashish Bhan is the key contact for clients in the telecom, infrastructure, and defence sectors, while Jafar Alam is recommended for commercial and regulatory arbitrations. For complex institutional and ad-hoc commercial arbitrations, the highly regarded Tine Abraham is the key name. All mentioned lawyers are based in Delhi.

Practice head(s):

Shankh Sengupta

Other key lawyers:

Tine Abraham; Jafar Alam; Nitesh Jain; Ashish Bhan


‘Trilegal’s arbitration team approaches every issue in a holistic manner and attempts to understand the nature of the dispute first and its impact on the organization, before devising a legal way forward. They are very comprehensive in their research and suggest strategies and next steps only after considering all relevant perspectives that can impact the clients.’ 

‘Jafar Alam has the confidence, knowledge and skill set to appear before the Tribunal or Courts and he makes coherent arguments in favour of his clients. He has great value before different seniors and expertly explains the matter by referring to applicable legal precedents and documents.’


Key clients

ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India Limited

Matrix Partners India Investment Holdings and Matrix Partners India Investments, LLC, a leading investment fund.

Inox Air Products Private Limited (Inox) holding 50% shareholding in Bellary Oxygen Company

Ocean Deity Investments Holding Limited

Alvarez & Marsal India Private Limited

Piramal Enterprises Limited

Agusta Westland International Ltd.

Rain CII Carbon (Vizag) Ltd.

Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI)

Goa Tamnar Transmission Project Limited (GTTPL), a subsidiary of Sterlite Power Transmission Limited (Sterlite, one of India’s largest private transmission majors)

Axis Bank Limited

Resilient Innovations Private Limited (BharatPe)

LG Chemicals

India Ratings & Research Private Limited

Wipro Enterprises Limited

NRSS XXIX Transmission Ltd (NRSS) & East North Interconnection Ltd (ENIL) (subsidies of Sterlite Power Transmission Ltd)

Wind Independent Power Producers Association Sembcorp, Apraava, ReNew, Enel

Green Infra Wind Solution, Azure Power and ACME Solar Holding

GMR Vemagiri Power Generation Limited and GMR Rajahmundry Energy Ltd.


Asset Reconstruction Co. (India) Ltd. (ARCIL)

China Development Bank, Export Import Bank of China, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China

Piramal Capital & Housing Finance Limited

Lanco Amarkantak Power Limited (Resolution Professional)

Uttam Galva Steels Limited

Work highlights

  • Advising and representing Official Liquidator (OL) of Devas Multimedia Private Limited before the Delhi High Court in the proceeding stemming from the ICC Award, besides also representing the OL in various other civil and criminal matters in Delhi and Bengaluru.
  • Advising and representing ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India Limited (AMNS) against D.B. Power Limited (DBPL) in an arbitration invoked under the rules of Mumbai Centre for International Arbitration (MCIA).
  • Representing Mauritius-based entities, Matrix Partners India Investment Holdings and Matrix Partners India Investments, LLC (Matrix Partners) in the international commercial arbitration initiated against Siesta Hospitality Services Limited (Siesta) and its promoters as well as the arbitration-related proceedings before the Bombay High Court which is the supervisory court of the arbitration.

Bharucha & Partners

Under the leadership of managing partner and founder of the firm MP Bharucha, the dispute resolution practice group at Bharucha & Partners has a solid track record in handling complex arbitrations for multinational corporations and high-net-worth individuals. The ‘very proactive’ team includes commercial disputes expert Sneha Jaisingh, recommended for regulatory matters, and Sonam Gupta, who is a key contact in the firm’s New Delhi office. Unless otherwise stated, all mentioned lawyers are based in Mumbai. Shreya Sircar and Karthik Somasundram left in February 2023 and February 2024 respectively.

Practice head(s):

MP Bharucha

Other key lawyers:

Sonam Gupta; Sneha Jaisingh


‘The team at B&P has been a very proactive one and has helped me make a lot of critical decisions with much ease and comfort.’

Key clients

Pumpkin Productions

Trau Bros NV

AES Engineers Pvt Ltd

Vedanta Limited

Adani Global Pte Ltd.

Adani Enterprises Limited

Larsen & Toubro Ltd.

WeWork India Management Private Limited

Work highlights

  • Representing Adani Enterprises Limited in the arbitration proceedings invoked against Maheshwari Fuel Chem Ltd. for breach of contract executed between the Parties for sale and purchase of coal worth INR 120.6 million.
  • Representing Larsen & Toubro in suits filed by the Madhya Pradesh Sand Mining Corporation for recovery of alleged outstanding dues worth INR 4,41,08,255.
  • Representing Pumpkin Productions in strategizing on potential responses to notices, in settlement discussions and in the arbitration proceedings.

BRUS CHAMBERS, Advocates & Solicitors

Drawing on the firm’s strong shipping and maritime law practice, the arbitration practice at BRUS CHAMBERS, Advocates & Solicitors has notable expertise in handling international commercial arbitrations, acting for major shipping companies, heavy industry corporations, and major insurers. Construction, oil and gas, and engineering are other areas of expertise for the firm. ‘Excellent advocate’ Binita Hathi and shipping and commercial arbitration specialist Shrikant Hathi jointly head the team from Mumbai. Pritish Das, also in Mumbai, is also recommended for shipping-related arbitrations.

Practice head(s):

Binita Hathi; Shrikant Hathi

Other key lawyers:

Pritish Das; Chandrika Sarkar; Nidhi Potla


‘Potential clients would do well to know that BRUS Chambers has one of the largest maritime practice in the shipping and maritime dispute resolution fields. Also, Binita Hathi is an excellent advocate.’

‘The lawyers at BRUS Chambers stand out to us because of their excellence in their field and their abilities to provide intuitive solutions to complicated problems. We agree that it is these qualities that distinguish them from competitors in the shipping field. ’

Key clients

Jasmine Star Pte Limited

Sapid Shipping Co

Al-Shafia Trading Co. Ltd

Miotti S.p.A

Alfa Romeo Automobiles S.p.A

Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA

Consolidated Inc

Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA


W.E. Cox Claims Group Limited

Shanon Trading S.A

United Island Maritime Ventures Pvt Ltd

Roy Lexim

Fox Systems International Inc

Indian Oil Corporation Ltd

Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd

Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd

Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd

H.J. Hansen Genvindingsindustri A/S

GS Engineering & Construction

Marpower Technology

Dalrymple Bay Infrastructure Limited

Hyundai Engineering and Construction

Caravel Shipping Services

Norscot Rig Management Pvt Ltd

Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation Limited

Riley Power Inc


Hindustan Construction Ltd (HCC)

Enduke Pty Ltd

Alstom Technology Ltd

Al Jazeera Steel Products Company SAOG

Enercon GmbH

Jaiprakash Associates Ltd

Work highlights

  • Acting for Jasmine Star Pte Limited, who chartered the vessel Ince Fortune to carry their cargo from Indonesia to Haldia, in a Charter Party dispute and arbitration.

DSK Legal

The growing arbitration team at DSK Legal handles a large volume of arbitrations, with notable expertise across the infrastructure, railways, defence, and construction sectors. Managing partner Anand Desai oversees the firm’s dispute resolution practice from its Mumbai office, working alongside Jatin Pore, a key name for corporate advisory and real estate-related arbitrations. Acting for high-net-worth individuals, large international corporations, and government entities, the team also includes the New Delhi-based duo Dinesh Pardasani and Kirat Singh Nagra, recommended for telecoms- and projects-related arbitrations, respectively. Nirav Shah left the firm in April 2023.

Practice head(s):

Anand Desai

Other key lawyers:

Dinesh Pardasani; Jatin Pore; Kirat Singh Nagra; Bobby Chandhoke; Samit Shukla; Prashant Pakhiddey

Key clients

Yum! Restaurants (India) Private Limited


Ms. Smriti Zubin Irani, Minister of Women and Child Development and Minister of Minority Affairs

Nabinagar Power Generating Company Limited, Kanti Bijlee Utpadan Nigam Limited and NTPC limited

Bhansali Productions Pvt Ltd, Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Ms. Alia Bhatt

Alstom System India Private Limited (Alstom)

Sterlite Technologies Limited (STL)

Aditya Birla Finance Limited (ABFL)

Mallika SA Investments LLC and SA Mallika Ventures Limited

Hitachi Rail STS India Private Limited (Hitachi)

Air India Ltd.

Motilal Oswal Real Estate Investment Advisors II Private Limited

IIRF Holdings III Limited, Mauritius and Vistra ITCL (India) Limited

IL&FS Financial Services Limited

Minda Industries Ltd.

Strides Pharma Science Limited

Schindler India Pvt Ltd. & Schindler Aufzuge Und Fahrtreppen AG.

Jindal Saw Limited

Brihan-Mumbai Electric Supply and Transport Undertaking (“BEST”)

Hindustan Construction Company Limited (HCCL)

Manash Lifestyle Private Limited

Gaja Trustee Company Private Limited

Informa Markets India Private Limited

Razorpay Software Private Limited

Network 18 Media and Investment Ltd.

Head Digital Works Pvt Ltd; Play Games 24×7 Private Limited; and |Junglee Games India Private Limited

A2Z Infra Engineering Ltd

Axis Bank Limited

Air Liquide Global E&C Solutions (India) Pvt. Ltd.

State Bank of India

Dish TV Ltd.

Fortis Healthcare Ltd and its subsidiaries

Bharti International (Singapore) Ltd.

Larsen and Toubro Limited

G.R. Infraprojects Ltd.

Great Eastern Energy Corporation Ltd.

Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserves Limited

Azure Power Forty-Three Private Limited

Spandana Sphoorty Financial Ltd.

Godrej Properties Limited

Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited

Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI)

Gas Authority of India Ltd. (GAIL)

Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd (MSEDCL)

C2R Projects LLP

Tata Power Company Ltd.

MSA Global LLC

National Highway Authority of India (NHAI)

National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC)

Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL)

Indian Oil Corporation Limited

Directorate General of Hydrocarbons, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Government of India

Work highlights

  • Represented Bharti Singapore in SIAC arbitration proceedings arising out of agreements executed with entities based in Philippines.
  • Advised and represented Larsen and Toubro Limited in arbitration proceedings which are pending against National Thermal Power Corporation. The disputes pertain to contractual issues arising out of a contract for construction of a 550MW hydro power plant.


IndusLaw handles domestic and cross-border arbitrations across a range of fora, and has broad geographic spread across India’s major cities. The practice is jointly led by Amit Jajoo and Mayank Mishra; Jajoo, in Mumbai, is a seasoned arbitrator with a strong track record advising on promoter and shareholder disputes before domestic and international arbitrations, both institutional and ad hoc, while Mishra is recommended for commercial foreign and domestic arbitrations in the construction and engineering sectors. Also in Mumbai is Sushmita Gandhi, whose practice focuses on banking and finance as well as insolvency and restructuring arbitrations. Another key name for insolvency and restructuring-related work is New Delhi’s Padmaja Kaul. May 2023 saw the firm strengthening its Bengaluru offering by the arrival of Suadat Ahmad Kirmani, previously at Tatva Legal.

Practice head(s):

Amit Jajoo; Mayank Mishra

Other key lawyers:

Suadat Ahmed Kirmani; Padmaja Kaul; Sushmita Gandhi


‘We have had excellent experience working with the IndusLaw team. The team actively advises clients from a commercial legal perspective, thereby assisting clients in making informed decisions to reach effective outcomes.’

‘Our interactions and experience of working with Sushmita Gandhi and Amit Jajoo has been great. Both Sushmita and Amit’s adept handling of complex legal situations was truly commendable.’

‘Padmaja Kaul and her team are highly motivated client-centric lawyers with an eye for detail, required for making the best case and presenting the same before the forum.’

P&A Law Offices

Acting for a diverse client base that includes governmental entities, including the Indian government, and corporate clients in the pharma, infrastructure, and telecoms sectors, the arbitration team at P&A Law Offices fields a strong bench of lawyers across its New Delhi and Mumbai offices. Vijay Purohit focuses on corporate and commercial disputes and is the key contact in Mumbai. In New Delhi, Amit Mishra oversees the overall dispute resolution practice, working alongside managing partner Anand PathakGaurav Mahajan, Arvind Thapliyal, and Evneet Kaur Uppal are further key contacts in New Delhi.

Practice head(s):

Anand S. Pathak; Amit Mishra; Gaurav Mahajan; Vijay Purohit; Arvind Thapliyal; Evneet Kaur Uppal

Other key lawyers:

Akshat Hansaria


‘The firm has dedicated advocates who assist the client. They are very willing to go through the documents, understand the clients requirements, and advise accordingly. The advocates in the firm are involved in the matter and take ownership of it. The firm is easy to deal with and flexible in its approach.’

‘The firm keeps dedicated teams for handling arbitration matters. Individual members of the team are highly motivated, dedicated and extremely hardworking. There is no hesitancy in going the extra mile for the client.’

‘P&A team is very responsive to our requirements as a client and also understands clients’ constraints. Having a diverse and young team is one of their greatest strengths and they display high energy when working on client matters. ’

‘We have worked with Akshat Hansaria and found him to be diligent and focused on delivering high-quality service. Akshat is able to quickly grasp the nuances of the matter and provide reliable and effective advice on strategic aspects of the arbitration.’

Key clients NV Investment Holdings LLC

Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited

Republic of India

Tata Steel BSL

Schneider Electric India Private Limited

Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited

Africa Power Company (APC)

Shristi Infrastructure & Development Corporation Limited

Angul Energy Limited (formerly known as Bhushan Energy Limited)

Lalitpur Power Generation Company Limited (LPGCL)

Ministry of Railways

Work highlights

  • Representing NV Investment Holdings LLC in a SIAC arbitration (seated in New Delhi) against the Future Group concerning breaches of a shareholder agreement and related Indian court proceedings concerning Amazon’s approximately USD 190 million investment in Future Coupons Private Limited.
  • Represents Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited in an ICC arbitration (seated in Singapore) against the erstwhile promoters of Ranbaxy (a leading generic pharmaceutical company) where the arbitral tribunal awarded damages of approximately USD 465 million to the client on successfully proving allegations of fraud.
  • Represented the Republic of India in an investment dispute initiated by the Ras-Al-Khaimah Investment Authority.

Samvad Partners

Described by clients as ‘thoroughly professional,’ the commercial arbitration team at Samvad Partners is adept at advising clients across all stages of both domestic and international arbitrations. Clients in the automobile, tech, construction, and private equity sectors regularly instruct the team on shareholders’ disputes, arbitrations related to tech services and acquisitions, and construction contract matters. Poornima Hatti leads the team and specialises in corporate and commercial arbitrations, including insolvency and employment matters; she works alongside Chennai’s Rohan George, who takes point on intellectual property and tech arbitrations, and New Delhi’s Arjun Krishnan, who is recommended for arbitrations arising out of bilateral investment treaties. The group also includes a strong team of associates, including Aakash Sherwal and Pallavi Anantharam, both based in Bengaluru.

Practice head(s):

Poornima Hatti

Other key lawyers:

Arjun Krishnan; Rohan George; Aakash Sherwal; Pallavi Anantharam


‘Thoroughly professional.’

‘We had a good experience dealing with Aakash Nehrwal, Pallavi Anantharam and Poornima Hatti.’

Key clients

Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DoT)

Hubilo Technologies, Inc.

Work highlights

  • Advising former founding team and shareholders of Exilant Technologies Private Limited with respect to an ad hoc arbitration between former shareholders and Quest Global Engineering Services.
  • Advised a Korean investor in a high profile investment dispute relating to IndusOS, an independent app store to rival global competitors.
  • Representing a leading logistics supply chain company in a dispute over unpaid dues under a transportation contract.

Singularity Legal

Highly experienced international arbitration expert Prateek Bagaria leads the arbitration practice at international dispute resolution boutique Singularity Legal. The firm specialises in dispute resolution across Asia and Africa and has particular expertise in the energy and utilities, commodities, shipping, and corporate sectors. Acting for global corporations, individuals, and financial institutions, another key area of strength for the team includes investment treaty arbitrations.

Practice head(s):

Prateek Bagaria