Dispute resolution: arbitration in India

AZB & Partners

With leading practitioners across its New Delhi and Mumbai offices, AZB & Partners‘ dispute resolution team continues to win top domestic and international arbitration instructions and is ‘particularly effective in assisting foreign parties resolve their disputes in India‘. Its diverse experience includes energy and financial services sector matters and extends to emerging areas including new technology, fintech and privacy issues. Thanks to the firm’s cross-practice collaboration, the group is also well-versed in private equity and corporate disputes emanating from its M&A practice. Mumbai-based Rajendra Barot leads the team alongside Vijayendra Pratap Singh in New Delhi.

Practice head(s):

Rajendra Barot; Vijayendra Pratap Singh

Other key lawyers:

Sonali Mathur; Roopali Singh; Aditya Vikram Bhat; Priyanka Shetty; Abhijnan Jha; Aditya Jalan

Testimonials

The practice is made unique by its team, which is led by Mr. VP Singh. The team is a well-oiled machine that focuses on careful analysis of client issues and achieves a superior legal game-plan to assist the appointing party. The team is also very collaborative with other professionals that often play an important role in the resolution process.

The individuals that I work with are mainly VP Singh, senior associate Abhijnan Jha and Aditya Jalan. Under the leadership of VP Singh, the team has gained a lot of experience in the various nuances of domestic and international dispute resolution process. The tam is particularly effective in assisting foreign parties resolve their disputes in India.’

Key clients

Amazon.com Investment Holdings LLC

Facebook Inc.

IHH Healthcare Berhad / Parkway Pantai Ltd.

KPMG / BSR & Associates LLP

Nestle India Ltd.

Reserve Bank of India

Swiss Timing Ltd.

Whatsapp Inc.

Ramky Infrastructure Ltd.

Rishima SA Investments LLC

Western Geco International Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised Amazon.com Investment Holdings LLC on the breaches of contractual provisions between Amazon and the Future Group, in relation to a transaction between the Future Group and Reliance.
  • Successfully represented BanyanTree Growth Capital, L.L.C. (BT) in two Singapore-seated international commercial arbitrations that resulted in two unanimous SIAC Awards in favour of BT.
  • Representing IHH Healthcare Bhd in a Singapore seated arbitration proceeding against the minority shareholders of IHH’s subsidiary company in Hyderabad.

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas‘s dispute resolution team has the breadth of expertise to handle a full range of domestic and international arbtitration for prominent Indian and multinational clients. The group offers full national coverage with offices in New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, Chennai and Hyderabad and combines a wide range of experience in corporate, contractual and infrastructure disputes with regulatory and sector specialisms in the financial services, TMT and energy spaces. A leading name for international arbitration, Shaneen Parikh leads the team from Mumbai where Indranil Deshmukh, the ‘outstandingAditya Mehta and Shalaka Patil are also based.

Practice head(s):

Cyril Shroff; Shaneen Parikh

Other key lawyers:

Indranil Deshmukh; Aditya Mehta; Shalaka Patil

Testimonials

Due to the nature of our global business, our software products and commercial projects, our legal disputes are usually very complex and require certain expertise and understanding of the software industry and our products. Aditya Mehta has always taken the time to fully understand our business, the software products involved in a specific dispute and the technical details of the particular project. He has been very successful in navigating through tough legal challenges and his level of sophistication and analysis have always given us a major advantage over opposing counsel and resulted in excellent results for us.’

‘Aditya Mehta is an outstanding litigator and has always achieved excellent results for us and our shareholders. He is extremely strategic, sophisticated and business-oriented and has always taken the time to fully understand our business goals, objectives and strategy.

Aditya Mehta is a top-notch litigator and a trusted advisor with an outstanding track record. The level and quality of his legal services are unmatched and he is a pleasure to work with.’

Key clients

Dr. Bina Modi

Board of Control for Cricket in India

Fortis Hospitals Limited

GE Power Conversion India Private Limited

Samsung C&T

NSE Indices Ltd

J.P. Morgan Services India Private Limited

Nirlon Limited

Sheela Foam Limited

Procter & Gamble Hygiene and Healthcare Limite

Work highlights

  • Representing the Board of Control for Cricket in India in a dispute relating to the alleged wrongful rescission of a media rights license agreement in relation to a popular cricket league.
  • Acted for GE Power Conversion India Private in a foreign seated arbitration brought by an Indian party and in enforcement proceedings filed before the Gujarat High Court for the enforcement of the foreign award.
  • Represented Samsung C & T Corporation before the Indian Council of Arbitration in an international commercial arbitration against a government entity relating to a contract for supply fertilizer grade urea to the importing government entity.

Khaitan & Co LLP

Spread across its four offices, Khaitan & Co.‘s hefty dispute resolution team handles a full range of domestic and international arbitrations. Sanjeev Kapoor, who counts private equity and venture capital investment-related and joint venture disputes among his areas of expertise, is a key contact in the New Delhi office alongside Ajay Bhargava, Vanita Bhargava and Atul Shanker Mathur. In Mumbai, contractual and M&A disputes expert Kingshuk Banerjee and Chakrapani Misra (who specialises in commercial and maritime arbitration) is noted while Kolkata-based Nandini Khaitan advises on contentious commercial and environmental issues.

Other key lawyers:

Ajay Bhargava; Sanjeev Kapoor; Vanita Bhargava; Atul Shanker Mathur; Chakrapani Misra; Nandini Khaitan; Kingshuk Banerjee

Key clients

Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority

Larsen & Toubro Limited

Kalpataru Power Transmission Limited

TATA Power Company Limited

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited

Z&J Technologies GmbH

China Petroleum Pipeline Bureau India Private Limited

Altran Technologies India Private Limited

Mahindra & Mahindra Limited

Medima LLC

Aditya Birla Minacs Worldwide Ltd (now known as Concentrix Services India Private Limited)

SN Kapoor Exports; Orbit Exports Limited; and Prompt International

Hindustan Unilever Limited; and Glaxo Smith Kline Asia Pvt.

OGD Services Holdings Limited (formerly Essar Oilfields Services Limited)

Parsa Kente Colleries Limited

Larsen & Toubro Limited

Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited

Aditya Birla Finance Limited

Investec Bank Plc

Piramal Capital and Housing Finance limited

IIFL Asset Management Limited

ASI Industries Ltd

Geosansar Mauritius Limited

Kalpataru Power Transmission Limited

TATA Power Company Limited

My Preferred Transformation & Hospitality Private Limited

Siemens AG & Siemens Limited

Purma Plast Private Limited

Oyo Hotels & Homes Private Limited

Fortis Chemicals Private Limited

Work highlights

  • Acted for Medima in a dispute with Balasore including in defending an anti-arbitration injunction from the Calcutta High Court against an ICC arbitration proceedings initiated by Medima.
  • Acted for Bharat Heavy Electricals in a dispute relating to a technology collaboration agreement.
  • Acting for Rashtriya Ispat Nigam in a dispute following the termination of a BOO contract for an air separation plant following an inability to obtain certain statutory licenses.

PSL Advocates and Solicitors

New Delhi-based disputes boutique PSL Advocates and Solicitors handles a full range of domestic and international commercial as well as bilateral investment treaty arbitrations. Sandeep Bajaj and Sameer Jain jointly lead the practice and both have a breadth of experience in disputes arising from joint ventures, shareholder agreements, general commercial contracts and investments. The firm has continued to build on its pan-India coverage with a new office in Bengaluru which has a focus on building its technology sector practice. Other sectors of focus include real estate, infrastructure and power and energy matters.

Practice head(s):

Sandeep Bajaj; Sameer Jain

Other key lawyers:

Angad Sandhu; Himesh Thakur

Testimonials

My experience with team PSL has been stupendous through and through. These people know their craft and walk the extra mile for you. I consulted with PSL on several occasions, linked with our ongoing arbitrations, insolvency cases before NCLT and NCLAT, and corporate advisory work, and without a doubt each one of them was handled with utmost care and professionalism.

My lawyer, Sameer Jain, gave all my cases and assignments all the time and attention that was needed for it to be successful. He was a calm, patient, reasonable in the turmoil we were going through, at times. Along with Sameer, I appreciate the constant support I’ve been receiving from Angad Sandhu and Himesh Thakur. They look out for your best interests and have your back the entire time. The team is completely understanding, professional and worked very diligently to the end and I’m so grateful!

Key clients

SBS Transpole Logistics Pvt. Ltd.

Ares Investment LLC

Abhijeet Toll Road (Karnataka) Ltd.

Wipro Ltd.

Madhucon Projects Ltd.

Petron Engineering and Construction Limited

JASS Toll Road Co. Ltd.

Prime Interglobe Pvt Ltd.

Om Metals (Joint Venture of OMML and SPML)

Abhijeet Hazaribagh Toll Road Ltd.

Innovative Facility Solutions Private Limited

International Land Developers Pvt. Ltd.

Luxes Passion Private Limited

Road Force Ltd.

KSS Petron Private Limited

HCL Technologies Ltd.

Indus Towers

Kataria Carriers

Inter Ads Exhibitions Pvt. Ltd.

Affordable Infrastructure and Housing Projects Pvt. Ltd.

Jayaswal Ashoka Infrastructure Limited

Abhijeet Angul Sambhalpur Toll Road

South Delhi Municipal Corporation

Ellora Paper Mills

Newgen Software Technologies Limited

Work highlights

  • Representing a leading logistics company in international arbitration proceedings administered before SIAC relating to inter-related transaction agreements leading to investments by the SBS Group based out of Japan, through their Singaporean subsidiary in an Indian logistics company.
  • Representing Ares Investment LLC, a foreign company incorporated under the laws of Mauritius, in challenge to arbitral award proceedings before Delhi High Court.
  • Representing an Indian SPV as respondent and counter claimant against a State-owned Road Development Corporation and the State before an Arbitral Tribunal constituted by the Indian Council of Arbitration (ICA) as well as in Court proceedings arising therefrom inter alia seeking termination payment on account of compulsive termination of the concession agreement.

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co‘s dispute resolution team has a reputation for handling a range of Indian and international arbitrations. Managing partner Pallavi Shroff and Tejas Karia jointly head the team from New Delhi and are particularly strong for commercial disputes while Mumbai-based Rishab Gupta counts investment treaty arbitration among his areas of experience.

Practice head(s):

Pallavi Shroff; Tejas Karia

Other key lawyers:

Rishab Gupta

Work highlights

    S&A Law Offices

    S&A Law Offices dispute resolution team counts domestic and international commercial and public law arbitrations, and infrastructure disputes among its areas of specialism. The ambitious firm has continued to bolster its practice with new lateral hires; among the recent additions are Reeta Mishra who joined from Kochhar & Co., construction dispute expert Jyoti Kumar Chaudhary from Hammurabi & Solomon Partners and new partner Apoorve Vashistha from L&L Partners Law Offices. New Delhi-based founding partner Manoj Kumar Singh has particular experience in cross-border financial, investment and infrastructure disputes and jointly leads the team alongside Vijay Kumar Singh and Nilava Bandyopadhyay  (who are both also based in New Delhi) and Gunita Pahwa in Gurugram.

    Practice head(s):

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

    Other key lawyers:

    Apoorve Vashistha; Apoorve Vashistha; Jyoti Kumar Chaudhary

    Key clients

    DBL Mahagaon Yavatmal Highways Pvt Ltd

    DBL Wardha Butibori Highways Pvt. Ltd.

    DBL Yavatmal Wardha Highway Pvt. Ltd

    DBL Kalmath Zarap Highway Pvt. Ltd.

    Parsa Kente Collieries Limited (“PKCL”)

    Dilip Buildcon Limited

    DBL LUCKNOW SULTANPUR HIGHWAYS LIMITED

    Dilip Buildcon – Varaha Infra Limited (JV)

    DBL Hassan Periyapatna Tollways Limited

    M/s Jalpa Devi Tollways Limited

    M/s Dilip Buildcon Limited

    Vikram Solar Limited

    ADANI ENTERPRISES LIMITED

    Sterlite Technologies Limited

    DBL Karauli Dholpur

    DBL Shahdol Annupur

    DBL Mundargi Harapanahalli Tollways Ltd.

    DBL Jabalpur Barela

    Economic Laws Practice

    Praised for its ‘great service‘ and ‘good value for moneyEconomic Laws Practice‘s dispute resolution group has a breadth of experience acting for both Indian and foreign companies in a range of domestic and international commercial arbitrations. Based in Mumbai, the ‘smartNaresh Thacker (who is well-versed in large infrastructure project and post-M&A disputes) leads the team which includes the ‘up-and-coming‘ associate partner Alok Jain.

    Practice head(s):

    Naresh Thacker

    Other key lawyers:

    Alok Jain; Abhileen Chaturvedi

    Testimonials

    ‘Naresh Thacker is a go-to guy. Dinesh Pednekar is cool, calm and rigorous.’

    ‘The lawyers at ELP that I work with combine excellence in black letter law, as well as a good awareness of and knowledge in the issues that relate to complex arbitration matters, and they are comfortable working as co-counsel for international clients (they have an Indian and international perspective). This translates to great service, real trust and good value for money for the quality of advice and wider input given on matters.’

    ‘Naresh Thacker – Naresh is a smart litigation lawyer and a leading advocate. He focuses on the real issues and has great knowledge of the Indian courts and the approach that needs to be adopted in Indian arbitrations. Alok Jain – Alok is an up-and-coming senior litigation lawyer who is again, smart, practical and adept at Indian litigation and arbitration of complex construction disputes.’

    Key clients

    INX Media (P) Ltd

    Container Freight Stations Association of India (CFSAI), TG Terminals Pvt. Ltd, Transworld Terminals Pvt. Ltd., Hind Terminals Pvt. Ltd. Seabird Marine Services Pvt. Ltd, Allcargo Logistics ltd. Speedy Multmodes Ltd., National Association for Container Freight Stations (NACFS), Balmer Lawrie, Saurashtra Freight Pvt. Ltd., Kailash Shipping Pvt. Ltd., Ameya Logistics Pvt. Ltd., International Cargo Terminal and Infrastructure Pvt Ltd., Landmark CFS Pvt. Ltd., Ashutosh Container Services Pvt. Ltd., Mundra International Container Terminal Pvt. Ltd.

    Hindalco Industries Ltd.

    Lex Sportel Vision Private Limited

    Ultratech (UTCL)

    HSA Advocates

    HSA Advocates‘ ‘pragmatic and solution-focussed' New Delhi-based dispute resolution team is well-versed in domestic and international arbitration arising from projects, infrastructure, utilities, and energy sectors. It also further expanded its specialisms to include maritime disputes with the arrival of Manan Shukla from Agarwal Law Associates while the addition of Monali Dutta from Advaita Legal bolsters the team’s projects and infrastructure expertise. Founding partner Hemant Sahai combines projects and infrastructure arbitration specialism with energy, regulatory and governance disputes experience, while Amrita Narayan focuses on the energy sector.

    Practice head(s):

    Hemant Sahai

    Other key lawyers:

    Amrita Narayan; Faranaaz Karbhari; Pragya Ohri; Madhumita Kothari; Manan Shukla

    Testimonials

    Always pragmatic and solution-focussed; engaging, proactive and very responsive almost all hours of day and night. Never felt the time difference with Europe as disadvantage working with HSA team. Their perspectives on Indian market and expertise not just in Indian law but other jurisdictions has been invaluable to us.

    Pragya Ohri, Partner, and Mr Hemant Sahai, managing partner are standout professionals I would always turn if I need advice in India. Excellent communication skills both written and oral, they are able to be nimble and customise any communications depending who in the business needs it and be on standby for any executive queries or to brainstorm strategies for going forward on any disputes.

    Key clients

    Mytrah Energy (India) Pvt Ltd

    Centre for Digestive & Kidney Diseases (India) Pvt Ltd

    Finolex Cables Pvt Ltd

    Work highlights

    • Representing a subsidiary of India’s biggest crude oil and natural gas producer in a $770m commercial arbitration seated in London, conducted under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules, and administered by Permanent Court of Arbitration, the Hague.
    • Representing one of the biggest solar IPP in India in four separate arbitrations with claims of more than $714m involving interpretation of a complex set of agreements and factual evidence.
    • Representing a subsidiary of leading global event management company in two separate international commercial arbitrations involving interpretation of SPA and SH.

    Keystone Partners

    Keystone Partners is well-known for domestic and international construction arbitration and counts energy, technology and trade among its other sector specialisms. The national team is jointly led by Pradeep Nayak, Sita Kapadia and Pritha Srikumar who are based in Bengaluru, Mumbai and New Delhi respectively. Bengaluru-based Vikas Mahendra who has experience in investment treaty and commercial arbitrations and recently promoted partner Vasudha Sharma in New Delhi are other key contacts.

    Practice head(s):

    Pradeep Nayak; Sita Kapadia; Pritha Srikumar

    Other key lawyers:

    Vikas Mahendra; Vasudha Sharma

    Testimonials

    Pradeep Nayak is one of the finest young lawyers I have met. Working with the firm was one of the best decisions I took‘.

    Sita Kapadia is an invaluable person to have in your corner in the course of a trial. She brings to the table unsparing attention to detail. She enjoys being in the trenches and it significantly improves the quality of the advice that she offers to the client as well as the assistance that she offers to counsel. She has the ability by sheer doggedness to turn potential losers into unlikely winners‘.

    Determination and willingness to go all out to achieve objectives of clients within the four corners of laws‘.

    Work highlights

    • Representing the shareholders of a leading renewable energy company in an arbitration under the LCIA India Rules against its investors relating to the exercise of exit rights.
    • Representing an Indian brewery on an INR3bn ad hoc arbitration against one of the world’s leading breweries arising out an agreement to construct a brewing facility.
    • Representing one of India’s largest construction companies in ad hoc arbitration proceedings arising out of the construction of an iron ore plant.

    Kochhar & Co.

    Kochhar & Co.‘s ‘hard working‘ dispute resolution group handles a full range of commercial and corporate arbitrations. New Delhi-based Rohit Kochhar who counts US, Japanese and Middle Eastern companies among his clients, and Nishant Menon jointly lead the team alongside Krishna Vijay Singh in Gurgaon. The group attracts praise for its ‘excellent‘ knowledge of the construction space, for which the ‘meticulous‘ Gurgaon-based infrastructure and construction disputes expert Manish Dembla and Avichal Prasad in New Delhi (who also handles corporate, oil and gas and infrastructure matters) are key contacts.

    Practice head(s):

    Rohit Kochhar; Krishna Vijay Singh; Nishant Menon

    Other key lawyers:

    Manish Dembla; Avichal Prasad

    Testimonials

    They think differently, act promptly, solution-oriented thinking.’

    Rohit Kochhar and Avichal Prasad, very close and exhaustive analysis from the client’s viewpoint, success for all arbitrations so far.’

    Manish Dembla and his team are very responsive, meticulous and flexible as well as having a great knowledge of construction law.

    Kochhar & Co. team is hard working and always on time for their services.

    Aggressive strategy, very hard-working team, having great connections toward various sectors/authorities.’

    My knowledge of the firm is limited to working with the construction team. Their knowledge of this specialist subject is excellent. They fully understand the commercial demands and are very responsive.’

    Key clients

    AFCONS Infrastructure

    Andhra Bank

    Apollo Dialysis

    Colop GmbH

    CRSC Research & Design Institute Group Company

    Cushman & Wakefield

    Excise & Taxation Technical Services Agency (ETTSA), Government of Punjab

    Experion Developers Private Limited

    GAIL India Limited

    Gemini Developers

    Hayashi Kogyo Co. Ltd

    Haldex S.A

    Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL)

    IWG

    Koritu Co. Ltd

    Meidensha Corporation

    Punjab National Bank

    South Indian Bank

    VIL Rohtak Jind Highway Pvt. Ltd

    Work highlights

    • Represented a Japanese multinational Meidensha Corporation in a $200m joint venture arbitration with its former Indian JV partner.
    • Acting for Excise and Taxation Technical Services Agency in a dispute relating to the termination of a contract awarded to the Indian technology giant, Wipro.
    • Representing Experion Developers in litigation and arbitration relating to the non-completion of the Windchants Project, a premium condominium development in Gurgaon by the construction contractor.

    Singhania & Partners LLP

    Singhania & Partners LLP‘s dispute resolution team has carved a niche in infrastructure and construction arbitration; within which it has experience acting for domestic and international private corporates as well as public bodies. New Delhi-based construction sector specialist Ravi SinghaniaShambhu Sharan (who has a breadth of arbitration experience across a range of tribunals),  Madhu Sweta who excels in public-private contract disputes, and Vikas Goel jointly lead the team alongside Shilpa Shah in Bengaluru.

    Practice head(s):

    Ravi Singhania; Shilpa Shah; Vikas Goel; Shambhu Sharan; Madhu Sweta

    Testimonials

    ‘Timely advice on the upcoming matters relevant to the case’.

    They are masters in Arbitration Laws and understand the subject in totality‘.

    Vikas Goel is a master arbitration personality with lots and lots of experience‘.

    Key clients

    Isgec Heavy Engineering Ltd.

    Dedicated freight corridor

    Punj Lloyd Limited

    Railtel Corporation of India Ltd.

    National Highways Authority of India

    Work highlights

    • Representing Dedicated Freight Corridor in an arbitration arising out three separate design-build lump sum contracts for the construction of the Eastern arm of the DFC awarded to the contractor, wherein the contractor has sought costs towards prolongation of the contract period.
    • Acting for Punj Lloyd in a dispute with Indian Oil Corporation Limited relating to a contract for a high-value lump sum turn-key design, engineering, procurement and construction of the Haldia Refinery.
    • Representing Isgec Heavy Engineering Ltd in a $80m SIAC arbitration arising out of invocation of bank guarantees.

    Singularity Legal

    Mumbai-based dispute resolution boutique Singularity Legal has quickly made its mark in the arbitration space since launching in 2017. The ‘dedicated‘ practice frequently handles cross-border disputes including in the energy, construction, shipping and entertainment sectors. ‘Fierce advocatePrateek Bagaria leads the team; he attracts praise for ‘always trying to find creative solutions for his clients‘ and benefits from a strong roster of consultants, litigation funders and asset tracing experts among his contacts.

    Practice head(s):

    Prateek Bagaria

    Testimonials

    Singularity is a firm on spot, growing fast and efficient. We like to work with them because they are always available, dedicated and willing to collaborate with international teams.’

    Prateek Bagaria is our go to contact in this firm. He is knowledgeable; he is a fierce advocate, who is always trying to find creative solutions for his clients.’

    Key clients

    Omni Bridgeway

    Lex Sportel Vision Pvt. Ltd

    Lex Entertainment & Media Pvt. Ltd

    IMF Bentham

    Aircon Biebers FZE

    Lahoti Overseas Limited

    National Agricultural Cooperation Federation Bank, South Korea

    Daelim Industrial Co. Limited

    FTI Consulting

    Anwesha Engineering and Projects Ltd

    ISGEC Heavy Engineering Limited

    Mercator Limited

    Oorja Holding Pte Limited

    Jinbhuvish Group

    Mercator Oil and Gas Limited

    Mercator Offshore (P) Pte Ltd

    Mercator Energy Pte Limited

    Mercator International Limited

    PT Karya Putra Borneo

    PT Indo Perkasa

    Bharucha & Partners

    With experience across a full range of domestic and international disputes, Bharucha & Partners‘ Mumbai-based practice is noted for its experience in corporate, commercial and construction arbitration. Due to his combined contentious and transactional experience, practice head MP Bharucha excels in corporate and M&A disputes; for disputes arising from defaults, Karthik Somasundram is noted while Sneha Jaisingh counts energy, industrials, manufacturing and telecoms sector disputes among her areas of expertise.

    Practice head(s):

    MP Bharucha

    Other key lawyers:

    Karthik Somasundram; Sneha Jaisingh

    Testimonials

    Very good in disputes, they give the right advice to make our matter legally strong. Very well organized, sent us precise minutes after every meeting/hearing, focus, good follow-up.

    Key clients

    Prysmian Cavi e Sistemi S.r.l.

    Lapis India Capital

    Sony Pictures Network India Limited

    Mr. Gautam Thapar, Avantha Holdings Limited, Solaris

    Industrial Chemicals Ltd and V. R. Venkatesh, Madhav

    Acharya and B. Hariharan

    Janapriya Engineers Syndicate Private Limited

    Adani Enterprises Limited (AEL) and its subsidiaries

    Balaji Motion Pictures Limited

    ATC Telecom Infrastructure Private Limited

    Catasynth Speciality Chemicals Private Limited

    Centrum Broking Limited

    Sara Chemicals & Consultants

    Trafigura Global Services Pvt. Ltd.

    Cowtown Infotech Services Private Limited

    Kalpataru Power Transmission Limited

    Work highlights

    • Represented Prysmian Cavi e Sistemi in an LCIA arbitration and subsequent enforcement proceedings before the Bombay High Court and the Supreme Court in disputes arising out of a joint venture agreement with several Indian parties.
    • Representing Lapis India Capital in five separate arbitration proceedings brought by overseas and domestic funds managed by the client against defaulting promoters in infrastructure projects.
    • Representing Adani Enterprises and its subsidiaries in separate arbitration proceedings against the Haryana Power Generation Corporation Limited and the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Limited.

    Dhir & Dhir Associates

    Dhir & Dhir Associates‘s dispute resolution team handles domestic arbitration. Managing partner Alok Dhir excels in corporate, debt recovery and construction disputes while Sachin Gupta has expertise in commercial arbitration arising from corporate and capital market transactions.

    Practice head(s):

    Alok Dhir; Sachin Gupta

    DSK Legal

    DSK Legal‘s litigation and arbitration practices are led by managing partner Anand Desai who is a seasoned litigator in the Bombay High Court , the Supreme Court and various domestic and international arbitration venues. Nirav Shah  is also highly experienced in both domestic and international commercial arbitrations including at the Singapore International Arbitration Centre. Jatin Pore  is noted for providing clients with ‘valuable strategic as well as tactical advice’ in the course of both litigation and arbitration cases. Kirat Singh Nagra, Dinesh Pardasani  and Samir Malik are the other key partners who advise clients in an array of industries.

    Practice head(s):

    Anand Desai; Nirav Shah; Jatin Pore; Dinesh Pardasani; Samir Malik

    Testimonials

    ‘In these difficult times, the DSK Legal Dispute Resolution team, apart its sound legal counsel, has been particularly flexible with their approach towards billing and demonstrated their understanding of the client’s business requirements.’

    ‘Jatin Pore and Sharath Chandrasekhar are noted for providing clients with ‘valuable strategic as well as tactical advice’ Falguni Thakker and Purvi Joshi have been of great assistance when it comes to drafting, filing and other procedural aspects.’

    Key clients

    Vistra ITCL (India) Ltd.

    Kotak India Venture Fund -I

    Larsen & Toubro

    CREDAI – MCHI

    Transcon Skycity Private Limited and Transcon Iconica Private Limited

    Alstom Systems India Pvt. Ltd.

    Hitachi Rail STS India Private Limited

    Sterlite Technologies Limited

    Jindal Saw Ltd.

    Delhi Airport Metro Express Private Limited

    Hamon Research Cottrell, Inc.

    Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited

    Unique Identification Authority of India

    Steel Authority of India

    Strides Pharma Science Ltd.

    Air India Limited

    National Thermal Power Corporation Limited

    LIC HFL Care Homes Limited

    State Bank of India

    Aditya Birla Housing Finance & Aditya Birla Finance Limited

    Schindler India Pvt. Ltd.

    IIRF Holdings III Limited

    IL&FS Financial Services Limited

    Col. M.S. Atwal (Retd.)

    Mrs. Smriti Zubin Irani, Minister for Women and Child Welfare; and Textiles, Government of India

    Apya Capital Services Private Limited

    Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam Limited

    Lily Realty Private Limited

    Work highlights

    • Advising, assisting, representing Unique Identification Authority of India before the Court and Arbitral Tribunal on several disputes arising from a Managed Services Provider Agreement and 94 Service Level Agreements.
    • Advising and representing L&T in disputes arising out of invocation of Bank Guarantees.
    • Representing Alstom in ICADR Arbitration for Extension of Time against DFCCIL.

    MZM Legal, Advocates & Legal Consultants

    MZM Legal, Advocates & Legal Consultants‘ dispute resolution team frequently handles domestic and international arbitration. Founder and managing partner Zulfiquar Memon is popular with high-net-worth individuals while Waseem Pangarkar has a growing roster of corporate clients. Principal associate Abhishek Gupta and senior associate Nadiya Sarguroh are also recommended.

    Other key lawyers:

    Abhishek Gupta; Nadiya Sarguroh

    Key clients

    SuperMax Group

    Sarang Wadhawan

    Karamtara Engineering Pvt Ltd

    Kotak Securities Limited

    Naaptol Online Shopping Private Limited

    Essar Vizag Terminals Limited

    Nagraj Shety

    Work highlights

    • Representing the Super Ma Group in a $250m International Commercial Arbitration under the LCIA Arbitration seated in Geneva brought by an investor in the client’s company for alleged breach of the Share Subscription Deed by the against which the claimant has levied damages.
    • Defending the Wadhawan group of companies in arbitration proceedings filed by Banks and financial institutions for recovery of debts.
    • Representing alternate investment company Kotak Securities in a $250m domestic arbitration brought by a pharmaceutical company in India.