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Firms To Watch: Dispute resolution: litigation

GSL Chambers' growing disputes team continues to expand its offering, handling diverse litigations across several sectors; founders Arjun Garg and Abhinav Shrivastava lead the team and are advocates-on-record for the Supreme Court of India.

Dispute resolution: litigation in India

AZB & Partners

The ‘first-class‘ dispute resolution team at AZB & Partners leverages the firm’s broader capabilities across practice areas to provide a holistic offering spanning civil, criminal, commercial, and constitutional disputes across all levels of the judicial system. Counting multinational blue-chip technology companies, large financial institutions, as well as domestic and international corporate heavyweights among its clients, the ‘formidable’ team stands out for its strong track record advising on corporate disputes. Senior partners Rajendra Barot, Vijayendra Pratap Singh, and Aditya Vikram Bhat now jointly lead the team; Barot is based in Mumbai, while Singh and Bhat operate from Delhi and Bengaluru, respectively. Other key names include ‘pillars of strength’ Abhijnan Jha, Aditya Jalan, and Anindita Roychowdhury, all in Delhi. Sonali Mathur and Roopali Singh left the firm in April 2023.

Practice head(s):

Rajendra Barot; Vijayendra Pratap Singh; Aditya Vikram Bhat

Other key lawyers:

Abhijnan Jha; Aditya Jalan; Anindita Roychowdhury


‘V.P. Singh – Astute with legal knowledge and practical industry insights. Priyank Ladoia – Good understanding of how Judges will view an argument. Very good drafting skills Kshitiz Rao – Good understanding of legal arguments while drafting petitions. Diligent. ’

‘AZB provides a first-class disputes capability, combining great client service with legal and tactical acumen.’

‘Aditya Bhat – my first choice for India dispute resolution. A determined, skilful litigator with a strategic approach, excellent on detail and very client-friendly.’

‘The team was fantastic, clear approach, they work fast and well, drafting was fantastic. As a first time legal case, we were very stressed, AZB handled the process seamlessly. ’

‘Large, responsive team with good strength and depth.’

‘Rajendra Barot – smart, incisive. He advises with commercial realities in mind rather than just telling you the law.’

‘Aditya Bhat – quick thinker, tenacious and effective.’

‘The members of the team, Abhijnan Jha, Aditya Jalan and Anindita Roy, are the pillars of strength on which the practice is rested and has grown to being one of the most formidable and respected litigation teams in the industry in India. ’

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

With offices spread across the country, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas has a sizeable team of experienced litigators that acts for governmental entities, heavy industry companies, and financial institutions on the full spectrum of litigation matters. Indranil Deshmukh heads the dispute team, working alongside arbitration head Shaneen Parikh and managing partner Cyril Shroff; all three are based in Mumbai. Also in Mumbai is ‘top-notch litigatorAditya Mehta, recommended for general commercial disputes. Bankruptcy and insolvency disputes are an area of recent growth for the team. The firm strengthened its South India disputes offering with the 2022 arrival of Bengaluru’s Lomesh Kiran Nidumuri, formerly at IndusLaw. Gauri Rasgotra left to start her own practice in December 2022.

Practice head(s):

Cyril Shroff; Indranil Deshmukh; Shaneen Parikh

Other key lawyers:

Aditya Mehta; Lomesh Kiran Nimuduri; Amita Katragadda


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

The team is very enthusiastic, and pro active in their approach. They are good at grasping the subject and developing a strategy.

Key clients

Committee of Creditors of Dewan Housing Finance Corporation Limited (“DHFL”)

Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS)

IDBI Bank Limited

Jindal Stainless Limited (Resolution Applicant of Mittal Corp Limited)

The Committee of Creditors of Meenakshi Energy Limited.

Banks and Financial Institutions led by IDBI Bank Limited, comprising the Committee of Creditors

CoStar Group Inc. and CoStar Realty Information Inc.

Committee of Creditors of the consolidated Videocon group companies

Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited

YES Bank Limited and JC Flowers Asset Reconstruction Private Limited

Board of Control for Cricket in India

The National Stock Exchange of India Limited (“NSEIL”)

Johnson & Johnson Pvt. Ltd.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)

National Stock Exchange of India Limited (“NSEIL”)

Asset Reconstruction Company (India) Ltd. (“ARCIL”)

Axis Bank

The CEO of Navi Technologies Private Limited

Zomato Limited

Department of Investment and Public Asset Management, Union of India and Ministry of Law and Justice, Union of India

DSK Legal

Acting for an impressive roster of clients that includes major international and domestic pharma, construction, and power companies as well as governmental entities, the litigation offering at DSK Legal runs the gamut of contentious matters. Managing partner Anand Desai, in Mumbai, oversees the team and regularly represents clients before the Bombay High Court and the Supreme Court, handling a broad range of high-profile matters. Senior partner H.S. Bobby Chandhoke is a seasoned commercial and corporate disputes expert with a broad practice, while Parag Khandhar stands out for his expertise in media and entertainment disputes. At the principal associate level, Iti Agarwal is a key contact for stakeholder disputes and regulatory issues in the projects sector. Nirav Shah  left the team in April 2023.

Practice head(s):

Anand Desai

Other key lawyers:

H. S. Bobby Chandhoke; Iti Agarwal; Dinesh Pardasani; Samit Shukla; Jatin Pore; Kirat Singh Nagra; Samir Malik; Parag Khandhar

Key clients

Yum! Restaurants (India) Private Limited


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,

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

Economic Laws Practice

Economic Laws Practice’s ‘consistently excellent‘ litigation offering spans the full spectrum of contentious work, including regulatory, tax, commercial, and white-collar criminal disputes. Tax and customs litigation is a notable area of focus for the team, as is shareholder, mismanagement, and construction-related litigation matters. The ‘technically excellentNaresh Thacker leads the practice; Thacker is a seasoned litigator with extensive experience advising clients on corporate, commercial, and tax litigation before the High Courts and Supreme Court. Jitendra Motwani is another key name for tax litigation and also handles capital markets disputes, while Dinesh Pednekar is a key contact for restructuring and insolvency work. The ‘first-classAbhay Chattopadhyay, in New Delhi, is a key contact for disputes in the telecoms, media, and entertainment industries. All mentioned lawyers are based in Mumbai unless otherwise stated.

Practice head(s):

Naresh Thacker

Other key lawyers:

Jitendra Motwani; Dinesh Pednekar; Abhay Chattopadhyay; Mumtaz Bhalla; Arpan Behl


‘ELP provide clear, strategic advice in a timely and responsive manner. Their support through a long-running dispute matter has been consistently excellent and they remain our go-to firm for dispute work in India. ’

‘Naresh Thacker provides technically excellent, strategic advice and has found creative solutions to several challenges throughout the dispute.’

‘Abhay Chattopadhyay has become a trusted adviser on all aspects of the case. His technical legal knowledge is excellent and his advice on case management, overcoming procedural challenges and commercial strategy has been first-class. ’

Key clients

Unit Trust of India Trustee Company Private Limited

Unit Trust of India Asset Management Company

Ultratech Cement Limited

Indian Private Ports & Terminals Association

Kandla International Container Terminal Private Limited

Paradip International Cargo Terminal Private Limited

M/s R. Krishnamoorthy & Co.

JM Baxi Ports and Logistics Limited

Sir Shadilal Distillery & Chemical Works – Unit of SVP Industries Limited (SVP)

Switz International Private Limited (SIPL) and its Directors

Adani Wilmar Limited

Colgate Palmolive Company, US

Adani Power (Maharashtra) Limited

Adani Power (Rajasthan) Limited

Maharashtra Eastern Grid Power Transmission Co. Ltd.

Khaitan & Co.

Praised by clients for its ‘depth of knowledge and exceptional talent,’ the litigation team at Khaitan & Co. assists clients at all stages of contentious matters, across all levels of the courts. The team has notable industry strength in energy and natural resources, representing both oil and gas companies as well as clients in the renewables industry. Core names in the team include Sanjeev Kapoor, an experienced litigator with a broad practice and particular expertise in cross-border litigations and multijurisdictional disputes, Ajay Bhargava, who handles constitutional and corporate disputes, and Raj Panchmatia, who is recommended for commercial litigation and enforcement matters. Kapoor and Bhargava are based in Noida, while Panchmatia is based in Mumbai.

Other key lawyers:

Sanjeev Kapoor; Raj Panchmatia; Ajay Bhargava; Kingshuk Banerjee


‘Sanjeev Kapoor – Well known and respected in commercial circles as an astute dispute resolution lawyer.’

‘Depth of knowledge and exceptional talent.’

‘The team is comprised of excellent lawyers with in-depth knowledge of Indian laws and the Indian court system. They are also commercially minded which is a huge asset. Finally, they are a pleasure to work with – highly responsive and great team players. ’

Key clients

Multiplex Association of India, PVR Limited, INOX Leisure Limited

Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority

Football Sports Development Ltd.

Inox Leisure Limited

HDFC Bank Limited

Lupin Limited

CEAT Limited

Hasumati Vora

Adani Enterprises Limited

Kalpataru Power Transmission Limited

Essel Mining and Industries Limited

Shyam Steel Industries Limited

TATA Power Company Limited

Ambuja Cement Limited

Sekura Roads Limited

P C Financial Services Private Limited

Saregama India Limited

Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited

United Breweries Limited

Suzlon Gujarat Windpark Limited

Reliance BP Mobility Limited

Essel Mining and Industries Limited

ECL Finance Limited

Racing Promotions Private Limited

HT Media Limited

Aditya Birla Finance Limited

LIC Housing Finance Limited (“LICHFL”)

OYO Hotels and Homes Private Limited

Larsen and Tubro Limited

India Cements Limited

Paragon Polymer Products Private Limited

Simplex Infrastructure Limited

Howden Solyvent India Private Limited

Work highlights

  • Represented Multiplex Association of India, PVR Limited and INOX Leisure Limited before the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India is batch of matters relating to the issue of allowing outside food and beverages inside Multiplexes.
  • Advising and representing MMRDA in relation to the appeal against an order of the National Green Tribunal (“NGT”) directing the quashing of the Coastal Regulatory Zone (“CRZ”) Approval granted to MMRDA to implement flood mitigation measures along the Mithi River.

Kochhar & Co.

The ‘remarkable’ disputes resolution practice group at Kochhar & Co. combines a large team of experienced litigators with a wide geographic spread to provide a comprehensive offering that runs the gamut of commercial and corporate litigation. Acting for governmental entities, international financial institutions, and major corporations, the team has significant expertise in construction and infrastructure-related 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. Further core team members in Gurgaon include the ‘meticulous’ Pradhyuman Sewar, recommended for contract disputes and employment litigation, the infrastructure and construction-focused Manish Dembla, and principal associate Nachiketa Goyal.

Practice head(s):

Krishna Vijay Singh; Rohit Kochhar

Other key lawyers:

Pradyuman Sewar; Nachiketa Goyal; Manish Dembla


‘Excellent, experienced, hardworking, and close-knit team. Good communication within the team.’

‘I have particularly interacted with Pradyuman Sewar whom I found to be smart, knowledgeable and switched on. He has a good background on the subjects and his inputs were helpful.’

‘Young, hardworking, well-educated and knowledgeable pleasant bunch of people. Happy to engage with them.’

‘I appreciate the exceptional work of Kochhar & Co. and its remarkable team. Their unwavering dedication, expertise, and professionalism have consistently exceeded my expectations. I commend Kochhar & Co. and its extraordinary team members for their outstanding work.’

‘I am truly impressed by the exceptional legal expertise and dedication displayed by my lawyer at Kochhar & Co. – Mr. Pradyuman Sewar.  His meticulous attention to detail, coupled with his profound understanding of the legal intricacies, truly set him apart.’ 

‘The team that worked with me is Krishna Vijay Singh, Nachiketa Goyal, and Pradyuman Sewar. They are logical, strategic, very smart and reliable. I will definitely appoint and request the same team if I face any legal issues in the future!’

Key clients

Vatika Limited

GAIL (India) 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 CMA CGM in a major litigation matter arising out of a deadly ship collision off the coast of India. 12 out of 14 fishermen onboard an Indian fishing vessel named “Rabah” were declared dead or missing after the Rabah collided with APL Le Havre, a Singapore flag vessel, on the west coast of India close to Mangalore.
  • Successfully obtained interim relief against any coercive steps by the Director, Town & Country Planning, Haryana in a writ petition filed on behalf of Burman Estate Private Limited before the Punjab & Haryana High Court.
  • Represented 7 fishermen who were a part of the crew of the Indian boat St. Antony on which two Italian Marines had fired in 2012.


Trilegal’s ‘excellent’ litigation team is regularly instructed by global corporations, financial institutions, high-net-worth individuals, and domestic corporates to act on all types of litigation, including regulatory, cross-border, and commercial disputes. Drawing on the firm’s strength across practice areas, the multidisciplinary team has notable strength in disputes relating to financial regulatory, insolvency and restructuring, and white-collar criminal matters. Shankh Sengupta, in New Delhi, heads up the dispute practice and specialises in commercial disputes. Other core members of the team include Nitesh Jain, Jafar Alam, and Siddharth Ranade. They are recommended for their expertise in transactional disputes, regulatory litigation, and insolvency proceedings, respectively. July 2023 saw the firm strengthening its Delhi disputes offering with the arrival of infrastructure and aviation litigator Milanka Chaudhury, formerly at Dentons Link Legal.

Practice head(s):

Shankh Sengupta

Other key lawyers:

Milanka Chaudhury; Siddharth Ranade; Tine Abraham; Nitesh Jain; Jafar Alam; Ashish Bhan; Vishrov Mukerjee; Jamali Manikala; Deep Rao


‘Trilegal’s litigation team is exceptional. They are all stalwarts in their respective practice areas and have a thorough understanding of the sector, applicable law and industry practices, and guide their clients exceptionally well in any dispute/potential dispute situation.’

‘Vishrov, Janmali and Deep have been excellent individuals to work with from Trilegal teams. Each of them patiently hears the concerns and deal with the same with exceptional skill.’

Key clients

ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India Limited

Matrix Partners India Investment Holdings and Matrix Partners India Investments, LLC

Inox Air Products Private Limited (Inox)

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)

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)

Wind Independent Power Producers Association Sembcorp

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 the Official Liquidator (OL) of Devas Multimedia Private Limited (Devas/Company) 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.

ALMT Legal

ALMT Legal has a broad litigation offering that spans intellectual property, employment, commercial, and family law disputes. Under the joint leadership of Sameer Tapia and Prashant Popat, based in Mumbai and Bengaluru respectively, the firm represents clients at all levels of the Indian courts. Tapia is regularly instructed by individuals and corporate clients and also handles complex family disputes, while Popat takes point on IP disputes and civil litigation matters. Also in Mumbai is Aliff Fazelbhoy, who is recommended for employment, tax, and M&A disputes, and Komal Joshi, whose broad practice covers corporate commercial litigation as well as disputes in the shipping and maritime sectors. In August 2022, the firm strengthened its corporate and commercial litigation offering with the arrival of Petrushka Dasgupta in Mumbai.

Practice head(s):

Sameer Tapia; Prashant Popat

Other key lawyers:

Aliff Fazelbhoy; Komal Joshi; Petrushka Dasgupta

Key clients

Britannia Sunrise

Damas LLC.

Ellipsis Entertainment Media LLP & Or

IAG Cargo

Impact Transform Canada

Satyagiri Shipping Co. Ltd.

Sunil Dhiliwal v IAG Cargo (formerly known as British Airways World Cargo) & Ors

Sunrise Biscuit Company Pvt Ltd

Uttam Galva Metallics Ltd

Work highlights

  • Defending Impact Transform Canada in a defamation suit filed before the Bombay High Court.
  • Represented and advised the client, IAG Cargo in a Commercial Suit filed before the Bombay High Court by a consignor of a consignment of gold jewellery that was shipped through the client, for a monetary claim arising from the dispute relating to the incorrect delivery of the consignment.

Bharucha & Partners

The team at Bharucha & Partners has significant experience handling complex commercial disputes before courts and tribunals across India, with offices in Mumbai, New Delhi, and Bengaluru. Commercial disputes remain a core strength of the team, with construction, environment-related, family, and IP disputes being other key areas. Seasoned litigator and founding partner of the firm MP Bharucha leads the team from Mumbai and his broad practice covers domestic and cross-border litigation and arbitration across a wide range of sectors. Sneha Jaisingh, also in Mumbai, is another key contact; her broad practice covers regulatory matters, insurance claims, and environmental liabilities, in addition to her extensive background in complex commercial disputes.

Practice head(s):

MP Bharucha

Other key lawyers:

Karthik Somasundram; Sneha Jaisingh; Sonam Gupta; Justin M Bharucha


They are commercial, very responsive and always available, clear in their advice and drafting and very user friendly – they feel like part of your team and work seamlessly with you.

Key clients

Edelweiss Asset Reconstruction Company

IIRF India Realty VIII Ltd.

Beacon Trusteeship Ltd.

Culver Max Entertainment Pvt. Ltd

SBICAP Trustee Company Ltd.

JSW Steel Ltd.

Minnow Films Ltd.

Vedanta Ltd.

Vodafone Idea Ltd.


IndusLaw‘s dispute offering has particular strength in the financial sector, regularly acting for multinational corporations and financial entities. Amit Jajoo and Mayank Mishra jointly head the team from Mumbai and New Delhi respectively; the duo regularly represent clients before the High Courts and Supreme Courts and specialise in insolvency and restructuring-related litigation, as well as promoter and shareholder disputes. Another core member of the Mumbai team is Sushmita Gandhi, recommended for her expertise in debt-related proceedings. Shabbeer Ahmed, in Hyderabad, focuses on civil and commercial litigation, acting for clients in the finance sector, while New Delhi’s Padmaja Kaul is also highly recommended by clients. The firm further strengthened its Bengaluru disputes offering in May 2023, with Suadat Ahmad Kirmani joining from Tatva Legal.

Practice head(s):

Amit Jajoo; Mayank Mishra

Other key lawyers:

Padmaja Kaul; Shabbeer Ahmed; Suadat Ahmad Kirmani; Sushmita Gandhi


‘Familiar with the local scenario and peculiarities.’

‘The team is aware of the nuances of litigation and pre-litigation strategies and tactics. Available, responsive and provide quality advice.’

‘Amit Jajoo and Sushmita Gandhi provide excellent strategic advice.’

Key clients


CTR Manufacturing Industries Private Limited


West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation

Oravel Stays Limited (OYO)


Glocal Healthcare Systems


Sequoia Capital

Brigade Enterprises Limited

Vatika Limited



Pine Labs

Uber India

Executive Chairman of Finolex Cables Ltd.

Independent Sugar Corporation Ltd.

Director at Nexus India Capital Advisors Private Limited.

Asset Reconstruction Company (India) Limited (“ARCIL”)

Marigold Premises Private Limited

L&T Finance Limited

Laxmi Dental Export Private Limited

FedEx Express Transportation and Supply Chain Services (India) Pvt. Ltd.

Sahara Ferro Alloys Private Limited

C&S Electric Limited

Physicswallah Pvt. Ltd.

Animall Technologies Private Limited

Amilionn Technologies Private Limited

Adverb Technologies


C&D Tech (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.

Cleantech Solar

Drums Food International Private Limited- (Epigamia)

Dalmia Ram Rattan Strategic Investments LLP

Sitac Kabini Renewables Private Limited

Fin Genie Tech Pvt. Ltd. (“Bytex”)

Work highlights

  • Acting for an NRI high net worth individual who is presently engaged in a range of highly contested civil and criminal disputes regarding the estate of his late father, a prominent Indian industrialist. Representing the Client in these disputes and evolving strategy for the multipronged litigation.


JSA Law‘s ‘excellent’ disputes team has notable strength in commercial and regulatory disputes, handling multi-jurisdictional and multidisciplinary litigations for clients in a wide range of sectors, including the telecom, power, aviation, and infrastructure industries. Dheeraj Nair and Farid Karachiwala jointly head the team from New Delhi and Mumbai, respectively, and routinely handle a high number of corporate and commercial litigations. With several offices across the country, the group fields a large team that also includes Amar Gupta, Poonam Verma, and Divyam Agarwal in New Delhi.

Practice head(s):

Dheeraj Nair; Farid Karachiwala

Other key lawyers:

Amar Gupta; Divyam Agarwal; Poonam Verma Sengupta


‘The firm delivers exceptionally and efficiently, with remarkable consistency. They have excellent disputes and corporate practices, which are able to deliver pragmatic, commercially sound, and well-rounded legal advice.’

‘I recommend them for their practical insights; ability to turn around work products speedily; and ease to work with. Amar Gupta and Divyam Agarwal have proved to be exceptional support for Disputes.’

Karanjawala & Company

The disputes team at Karanjawala & Company regularly handles a significant volume of civil and commercial disputes, and is routinely instructed by high-profile and high-net-worth individuals as well as leading domestic and multinational corporates. Managing partner Raian Karanjawala heads the New Delhi-based team, working alongside Nandini Gore, who is recommended for her expertise in arguing constitutional matters before the Supreme Court. Also recommended are shareholders’ disputes specialist Ruby Singh Ahuja, criminal disputes expert Sandeep Kapur, as well as Meghna Mishra and Simran Brar, who handle commercial and contractual disputes and property disputes, respectively.

Practice head(s):

Raian Karanjawala

Other key lawyers:

Simran Brar; Meghna Mishra; Nandini Gore; Ruby Singh Ahuja; Sandeep Kapur


‘The approach is very personalised. Young team members who are well versed with contemporary technologies. Very in-depth in research.’

‘The members are very attentive and diligently prepare the background for the case. They spend time and prepare with a passionate intention to win. I have personally had some great engagements with Simran Brar and Meghna Mishra.’

Key clients

ArcelorMittal India Private Limited

Tata Motors Ltd.

DLF Home Developers Ltd.

Tata Steel Ltd.

M/s Adani Agri Logistics Ltd.

Zee Media Corporation Ltd.

Air India Limited

Star India Pvt. Ltd.

EMAAR Holding II

Custody and Joint Guardianship Dispute concerning Verushka Uppal

Landmark Property Development Company Ltd.

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

DLF Power and Services Limited

PriceWaterHouseCoopers Pvt. Ltd.

Raheja Developers Limited

Central Board of Dawoodi Bohra

Tata Engineering and Locomotive Company Ltd. & Tata Motors Ltd.

AM Mining India Private Limited

Phone Pe Pvt. Ltd.

Hotel Taj Mahal and various officials of Indian Hotel Company Ltd.

Allcargo Logistics Limited and Gati Limited

JSW Ispat Special Products Ltd.

Friendicoes SECA

JSW Steel Ltd.

JSW Steel Coated Products Ltd.

An Association of Online Fantasy Sports Operators in India

AIX Connect Private Limited [Formerly AirAsia (India) Private Limited]

Bhayana Builders Pvt. Ltd.

CAP ALPHA Trade Private Ltd.

Riveria Commercial Developers Ltd. (Subsidiary Of DLF)

Sona BLW Precision Forgings Ltd.

KKSPUN India Limited

Ashok Commercial Enterprises

Landmark Landholdings Private Limited

Mula Educational Society

Mc Millan Education India Pvt Ltd

SMS Ltd.

M/s Victor Foods India Pvt. Ltd

M/s Hero MotoCorp Ltd


Experion Developers Pvt. Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Represented Tata Motors Ltd. in a Writ Petition filed on behalf of the company before the High Court of Judicature at Bombay challenging its disqualification from the Tender for procurement, maintenance and operation of 2100 EV buses floated by Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport (BEST) as also the decision of BEST to award the Tender to Evey Trans.
  • Representing DLF Home Developers Ltd. in a review Petition filed on behalf of Assam Electricity Regulatory Commission (Petitioner) under Section 20(f) of the Electricity Act, 2003 challenging a Final Order and Judgment dated 20.10.2020 passed by the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity

Keystone Partners

Specialist dispute resolution boutique Keystone Partners handles disputes from a wide spectrum of practice areas, both international and domestic, and has a particular specialisation in construction-related work. The group is jointly led by Pritha Srikumay, Pradeep Nayak, and Sita Kapadia. New Delhi’s Srikumar takes point on litigation in the energy sector, Nayak, in Bengaluru, is the key name for general commercial litigation and contentious IP matters, and Kapadia has notable experience appearing before all levels of courts in Mumbai. Aditya Chatterjee joined the firm from independent practice in April 2023; Chatterjee specialises in advising and representing clients in complex civil and commercial litigations, with a focus on the hospitality, infrastructure, and food and beverage industries.

Practice head(s):

Pradeep Nayak; Sita Kapadia; Pritha Srikumar

Other key lawyers:

Sulabh Rewari; Aditya Chatterjee


‘Keystone has in just over a decade built itself a credible reputation for niche and effective services. ’

‘Pradeep Nayak and Sulabh Rewari are my go-to partners in the firm. ’

Key clients

Uber BV

HP Enterprises Ltd.

Netflix Inc

Fidelis World

Lenovo India Pvt. Ltd.

Sony India Pvt. Ltd.

Raffles Design International India Pvt. Ltd.

Mu Sigma Inc.

Goshawk Aviation Ltd.

Omidyar Network

GE Group of Companies

Afcons Sener LNG Construction Projects Pvt. Ltd.

OMRON Automation Pvt. Ltd.

Punj Lloyd Group

Shapoorji Pallonji Company Pvt. Ltd.

Vestas Wind Technology Pvt. Ltd.

Shankaranarayana Constructions Pvt. Ltd.

Air Asia India Ltd.

Hero Motorcorp Ltd.

Bajaj Auto Ltd.

Razorpay Software Pvt. Ltd.

Gameskraft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

All India Gaming Federation

Dreamplug Technologies Pvt. Ltd. (Cred)

Soham Renewable Energy India Pvt. Ltd.

Mysore Minerals Ltd.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

Paragon Group

Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd.

JCB India Ltd.

Snapdeal Pvt. Ltd.

Powerica Ltd.

Associate Decor Ltd.

Kalpataru Group

upGrad Education Pvt. Ltd.

Razorpay Software Pvt. Ltd.

Nusyn Digital Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

Outotec GmBH

Alpine Housing Development Corp. Ltd.

Thaicom Public Co. Ltd.

Pioneer Urban Land & Infrastructure Ltd.

Shah Brothers Ispat Pvt. Ltd.

Fouress Engineering India Pvt. Ltd.

Technicolor S.A.

Texport Industries Ltd.

SM Kannappa Automobiles Pvt. Ltd.

Walchandnagar Industries Ltd.

Wendt (India) Ltd.

Kappa Building Machines Pvt. Ltd.

Starlog Enterprises Ltd.

Rai Bahadur Seth Shreeram Narasingdas Pvt. Ltd.

Cape East Limited LLC

Harvest Hotels and Serviced Apartments Pvt Ltd

Arya Collateral Warehousing Services Pvt Ltd

Foundation for Independent Journalism

Spunklane Media Pvt. Ltd.

Hughes Communications India Ltd.

Kirby Building Systems India Pvt. Ltd.

JC Decaux Advertising India Pvt. Ltd.

Enterprise Software Solutions Lab Pvt Ltd

Akashika Foods Pvt Ltd.

Altico Capital India Ltd.

Merwans Confectioners Pvt. Ltd

EasyPolicy Insurance Web Aggregators Pvt Ltd

Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission

Central Electricity Regulatory Commission

Swimming Federation of India

JCBL India Pvt. Ltd.

DM South India Hospitality Private Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Representing the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission in disputes against electricity distribution licensees in New Delhi relating to fixation of electricity retail tariff, in a matter with consequences for electricity tariff regulation in the country.
  • Representing Uber India Systems Private Limited in defending against proceedings filed by a trade union of taxi drivers, seeking recognition of drivers as ‘gig workers’/ ‘unorganized workers’ or as employees, for the purpose of availing benefits under various social security laws.
  • Successfully represented All India Gaming Federation, India’s largest federation of real money online gaming companies before the Karnataka High Court in challenging a INR 210 billion demand note issued by the Goods and Services Tax office.

Dentons Link Legal

Founded with a focus on dispute resolution, Dentons Link Legal maintains a focused litigation offering that spans the full spectrum of industries and sectors. Firm founder Atul Sharma, in New Delhi, heads the team and has particular focus on disputes in the transport and infrastructure sectors; Ravi Varma is another key name here. The firm’s expanding areas of expertise include a growing insolvency practice where New Delhi’s Abhishek Sharma is the key contact, and aviation is another area of recent focus and growth. In Mumbai, managing partner Nusrat Hassan and Sidhartha Srivastava take point on cross-border contentious transactional matters and corporate disputes.  Former practice co-head Milanka Chaudhury left the team in July 2023.

Practice head(s):

Atul Sharma

Other key lawyers:

Nusrat Hassan; Sidhartha Srivastava; Ravi Varma; Abhishek Sharma

Key clients

SpiceJet Limited

GMR Ambala Chandigarh Expressways Private Limited

Vestige Marketing Private Limited

JBM Group

Sew Infrastructure Ltd.

Ayana Ananthapuramu Solar

Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL)

India Infrastructure Finance Company Limited (IIFCL) and IFCI

CRCC High-Tech Equipment Corporation Limited

China Datang Technologies & Engineering Co. Ltd.

Bangalore International Airport Limited

GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited

Resolution Professional of Educomp Solutions Ltd.

JSW Severfield Structures Ltd.

Arka Energy B.V. and India Power Corporation Limited

Larsen and Toubro Ltd.

State Bank of India (SBI)

Asset Reconstruction Company (India) Limited & CoC

Nishith Desai Associates

Nishith Desai Associates’ team of seasoned litigators is particularly strong in the construction and tech sectors, handling several major litigation as well as regulatory investigations. With a sub-practice dedicated to disputes relating to emerging and disruptive tech, the firm is frequently sought out by major players in the industry. 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

Key clients


Max Healthcare Institute Limited

Zanmai Labs Pvt. Ltd. (WazirX)

GoDaddy.com LLC

Interglobe Aviation Pvt. Ltd. (Indigo)

CoinSwitch Kuber (CSK)

Neblio Technologies Pvt. Ltd. (CoinDCX)

Endurance Domains Technology LLP

Finnish Fund for Industrial Cooperation

Awlencan (Zebpay)

Johnson & Johnson Private Limited

Chalo Mobility Private Limited

International Development Research Centre (IDRC), a Canadian Crown Corporation

Work highlights

  • Representing domain name registrars such as Godaddy.com LLC/ New Fold (Endurance Group) before litigation proceedings in Delhi High Court.
  • Representing India’s largest crypto currency exchange before Delhi High Court, FEMA Appellate Tribunal, PMLA Appellate Tribunal in various regulatory proceedings initiated by Directorate of Enforcement (ED)
  • Representing a large multinational healthcare management company (Allscripts India LLP, employees of Allscripts India LLP) in relation to criminal matters before the Indian Courts (including High Courts, and Supreme Court of India)

Phoenix Legal

The experienced litigation team at Phoenix Legal regularly handles various corporate, civil, and criminal matters before courts, quasi-judicial authorities, and tribunals, handling commercial contracts, shareholders’ disputes, debt recovery, and competition law matters. Saket Shukla takes point on matters concerning infrastructure, mining and resources, and construction, while Abhishek Saxena is the key name for contentious transactional matters. Aman Avinav joined from independent practice in September 2022 and has significant experience defending clients against criminal proceedings, while Gaurav Dudeja joined from King, Stubb & Kasiva in April the same year. Vasanth Rajasekaran left the practice in August 2022.

Practice head(s):

Abhishek Saxena; Saket Shukla; Manjula Chawla; Gautam Bhatikar; Aman Avinav; Gaurav Dudeja; Pranav Srivastava


Phoenix has done a great job monitoring our matter, helping us understand the unique procedural positions, and keeping us up to date.

Key clients

Sapphire Foods India Limited (SFIL)

Sojitz India Private Limited

Camions Logistics Solutions Pvt. Ltd. (GoBolt)

ARG Outlier Media Pvt. Ltd.

PPK Newsclick Studio Pvt. Ltd

3i infotech Limited

Mersen SA

Kharghar Vikhroli Transmission Limited (KVTL)

Shipowners’ Club and Papaa Shipping

Intuitive Surgical India Pvt. Ltd

Samvad Partners

Samvad Partners’ disputes offering stands out for its strength in commercial disputes, with sector expertise across hospitality, real estate, pharma, and aviation. Advising venture and private equity funds, investments-related disputes are another core area of expertise for the group. The ‘excellentPoornima Hatti, an experienced litigator with particular expertise in employment disputes and cross-border cases, heads the team from Bengaluru. Chennai’s Rohan George takes point on IP and tech disputes; Arjun Krishnan, in New Delhi, is the key name for clients in the aviation industry, and Savani Gupte has extensive experience advising domestic and international clients on a broad range of commercial and corporate disputes.

Practice head(s):

Poornima Hatti

Other key lawyers:

Arjun Krishnan; Rohan George; Savani Gupte


‘We engaged them on a fairly high-profile litigation matter and were happy with the partner attention and advice received from them on the matter. ’

‘Arjun Krishnan was noteworthy.’

‘Samvad Partners have extended very committed and professional support to our organisation. There was excellent teamwork.’

Key clients

Brickwork Ratings India Pvt. Ltd.


Tata International Limited

Zinka Logistics Solutions Pvt. Ltd

Work highlights

  • Acting on behalf of Diageo Holdings Netherlands B. V. in relation to safeguarding of proceeds due to Diageo in debt recovery proceedings and connected writ petitions filed before the High Court of Karnataka.
  • Advising Brickwork Ratings India Private Limited in a sensitive securities litigation, where the regulator i.e. the Securities Exchange Board of India (“SEBI”) cancelled the licence of the client, which is one of India’s seven SEBI registered credit rating agencies.
  • Successfully represented the Competition Commission of India before the Bombay High Court in a challenge to its investigation into allegations of anti-competitive conduct by debenture trustees.

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co’s comprehensive disputes offering runs the gamut of commercial, domestic, and cross-border litigation, with notable strength in the banking and finance space. Managing partner Pallavi Shroff heads the team; she has a broad practice with notable emphasis on white-collar crime and commercial dispute resolution. Veteran litigator Shally Bhasin acts for clients in the telecom and infrastructure sectors, and Aashish Gupta takes point on tax litigation and regulatory proceedings. Ajit Warrier is a key name for contractual, corporate, and commercial disputes, while Ameya Gokhale is a key contact in the firm’s Mumbai office.

Practice head(s):

Pallavi Shroff

Other key lawyers:

Shally Bhasin; Ameya Gokhale; Aashish Gupta; Ajit Warrier

Key clients

JK Paper Limited

Resolution Professional of Reliance Communications Ltd., Reliance Infratel Ltd., Reliance Telecom Ltd., and Reliance Communications Infrastructure Ltd. (“Reliance Entities”)

Resolution Professional of 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”)

Tech Mahindra Ltd

PricewaterhouseCooopers Private Limited

Yes Bank Ltd. (“YBL”) & Axis Bank Ltd. (“ABL”)

International Spirits and Wines Association of India

AMRI Hospitals Limited

Videocon Industries Limited

PayPal Payments Private Limited

Work highlights

  • Representing JK Paper Limited before the Securities Appellate Tribunal (“SAT”) in an appeal challenging an order passed by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (“SEBI”)

S&A Law Offices

S&A Law Offices draws on the firm’s full-service offering to act for individuals, infrastructure companies, and international investment funds on the full spectrum of contentious matters. Core members of the team include the commercial, insolvency and bankruptcy-focused Manoj Kumar Singh, seasoned commercial and corporate litigator Vijay Kumar Singh, and Nilava Bandyopadhyay, who is recommended for cross-border contentious matters; the trio now jointly oversee the New Delhi-based practice. Former practice head Gunita Pahwa remains with the team and is recommended for her expertise in contentious regulatory and contract matters. The group is also well-placed to advise on contentious IP matters; Daizy Chawla is the key contact here.

Practice head(s):

Manoj Kumar Singh; Vijay Kumar Singh; Nilava Bandyopadhyay

Other key lawyers:

Gunita Pahwa; Daizy Chawla

Key clients

Parsa Kante Collieries Limited

Bilaspur Pathrapalli Road Private Limited

Dilip Buildcon Limited

Jindal ITF Limited

RattanIndia Finance Private Limited (RFPL)

Shristi Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited

JITF Urban Waste Management (Ferozepur) Ltd.

JITF Urban Waste Management (Jalandhar) Ltd.

PNC Infratech Limited

Vindhyachal Expressway Private Limited

Vikram Solar Limited

Timarpur Okhla Waste Management Company Limited

Jindal Saw Ltd.

GMR Infrastructure Limited

Palm View Overseas Investment Limited

RattanIndia Enterprises Limited

Hamlin Trust

Dhir & Dhir Associates

With strength in insolvency and restructuring-related litigation, the litigation team at Dhir & Dhir Associates handles a wide variety of civil disputes and proceedings, as well as regulatory and statutory issues. Managing partners Alok Dhir and Maneesha Dhir, and senior partner Sachin Gupta oversee the disputes team, working alongside co-head Varsha Banerjee; Banerjee focuses her litigation practice on corporate restructuring and insolvency matters, with particular expertise in rehabilitation of distressed entities.

Practice head(s):

Alok Dhir; Maneesha Dhir; Sachin Gupta; Varsha Banerjee; Rahul Tyagi; Karan Batura; Ashish Pyasi


‘The team is very prompt and updated on various issues.’

‘All associates and team members are very quick in advising.’

Key clients

Suraksha Asset Reconstruction Company Pvt. Ltd.

MB Power Ltd.

Avantha Holdings Ltd.

Paradeep Phosphate Ltd.

Supertech Ltd.



Ansal Crown

IreoFive River Pvt. Ltd (Trident Hill)

Sidhartha Buildhome Pvt. Ltd.

Amrit India Pvt. Ltd.

Juris Corp

The litigation team at banking and finance boutique firm Juris Corp focuses on insolvency and banking-related matters, representing clients before various courts across the country. Acting for banks and financial institutions, the team draws on its tax, accounting, corporate, and banking regulatory expertise to provide a comprehensive offering. Senior partner and M&A expert Jayesh H and the infrastructure disputes-focused Bindiya Raichura now co-head the team from Mumbai following the March 2023 departure of former co-head Shubhabrata Chakraborti.

Practice head(s):

Jayesh H; Bindiya Raichura

Key clients

DBS Bank Limited

IDFC First Bank Limited

Assets Care & Reconstruction Enterprise Limited (ACRE)

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China

VTB Capital PLC

Doha Bank Q.P.S.C

Emirates NBD Bank PJSC

JM Financial Asset Reconstruction Company Limited

State Bank of India

JP Morgan Chase Bank

DSP Investment Managers Private Limited

JM Financial Products Limited

ANZ Banking Group

L&T Financial Services

DBS Bank India Limited

Credit Suisse AG


Work highlights

  • Successfully represented Secured Lenders in challenging the dismissal of their Company Petition by NCLT on grounds of limitation. The case involved the Secured Lenders seeking exclusion of the limitation period based on a UK judgment and the period when the Corporate Debtor was before the BIFR.
  • Advised and successfully represented various ECB (External Commercial Borrowing) Lenders of one of India’s leading telecommunication infrastructure company before the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal, New Delhi (“NCLAT”).
  • Successfully advising and representing JC Flowers Asset Reconstruction Company (ARC) who is the sole member of the Committee of Creditors of a leading pig iron and metallurgical coke manufacturing company before the National Company Law Tribunal Hyderabad Bench (“NCLT Hyderabad”).

Majmudar & Partners

The full-service dispute resolution offering at Majmudar & Partners spans the full spectrum of industry sectors, with recent areas of activity including banking and insolvency disputes, employment litigation, and breach of contract cases. Neerav Merchant oversees the group; the ‘very practical’ Merchant has expertise in commercial, IP, and insolvency litigation. Fraser Alexander is another key name here. All mentioned lawyers are based in Mumbai.

Practice head(s):

Neerav Merchant

Other key lawyers:

Fraser Alexander


‘Very user-friendly.’

‘Neerav Merchant is very practical.’

Key clients

First Climate Markets AG

Arneg India Pvt. Ltd.

SABIC UK Petrochemicals Limited

Access Bank UK Ltd.

Powerband Industries Pvt. Ltd.

Axis Bank Limited


Napcloud India Private Limited

Corob India Pvt. Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advising and representing First Climate Markets AG, a leading provider of climate protection and green energy solutions, on matters relating to breach of commercial contract.
  • Advised Arneg India Pvt. Ltd., an international leader in the design, manufacture and installation of complete equipment for the retail sector, in relation to the proceedings filed by a solo complainant before the Upper Collector, Thane.
  • Representing SABIC in a winding-up petition filed by SABIC against Punj Lloyd Ltd. before the Delhi High Court.

Manilal Kher Ambalal & Co Advocates, Solicitors and Notary

The Mumbai-based team at Manilal Kher Ambalal & Co Advocates, Solicitors and Notary acts for private clients, financial institutions, and construction companies, advising on commercial, real estate, securities, and regulatory disputes. Matrimonial law, including divorce, is another area of expertise. Core names in the team are managing partner Vikram Trivedi, Sunil Tilokchandani, Sachin Chandarana, Sanaya Dadachanji, Suchitra Valjee, and Mayur Bhojwani; the six jointly oversee the practice.

Practice head(s):

Vikram Trivedi; Sunil Tilokchandani; Sachin Chandarana; Sanaya Dadachanji; Suchitra Valjee; Mayur Bhojwani


‘The team is very prompt with their responses and are very equipped to handle emergency and high-stakes situations.’

Key clients

Vibgyor Group of Schools

Association of Indian Schools

Nippon Mutual Fund (Axis Trustee Services Limited)

National Stock Exchange of India Ltd.

ICICI Bank Ltd.

Edelweiss Asset Reconstruction Company Ltd. (Catalyst Trusteeship Ltd.)

ECL Finance Limited

L&T Finance Limited (LTF) & Phoenix ARC Limited.

IL & FS Financial Services Ltd.

Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd.

Larsen and Toubro Ltd. (L&T)|[L&T Energy – Hydrocarbon]

S&R Associates

S&R Associates‘ disputes practice takes an inter-disciplinary approach, leveraging the firm’s strengths across practice groups to advise on civil and commercial disputes, IP rights infringement, and M&A-related proceedings. Niti Dixit heads the team and focuses on advising multinational and Indian corporate clients on commercial litigation, as well as corporate investigations. Abhishek Tewari takes point on government and regulatory disputes, Raunaq Mathur handles corporate and commercial litigation in the infrastructure and oil and gas industries, while Shahezad Kazi is recommended for commercial and transactional disputes.

Practice head(s):

Niti Dixit

Other key lawyers:

Abhishek Tewari; Raunaq Mathur; Shahezad Kazi

Key clients

ArcelorMittal India Limited

Cairn UK Holdings Limited

F. Hoffmann-La Roche A.G.

Genentech, Inc.

Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited

Jindal Stainless Limited

Medha Servo Drives Private Limited

Landmark Capital Advisors

Roche Products (India) Private Limited

Viterra B.V.

Kyndryl Solution Private Limited

Committee of Creditors for Indian Steel Private Limited

Cipher-plexus Capital Advisors Private Limited

State Bank of India

Work highlights

  • Advising and representing McDonald’s Corporation and its affiliates in their multi- forum dispute with McDonald’s erstwhile joint-venture partner for North and East India.
  • Acting as counsel for F. Hoffmann-La Roche, A. G. and Genentech, Inc. in their civil claims against the Drugs Controller General of India and certain Indian manufacturers of purported biosimilar versions of breast and gastric cancer drug, Trastuzumab.
  • Representing ArcelorMittal in several complex litigation and regulatory matters under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016.

Singhania & Partners LLP

With demonstrable strength in construction-related disputes, Singhania & Partners LLP acts for governmental entities, heavy industrial companies, and other clients in the infrastructure, engineering, and construction industries. Core members of the team include firm founder Ravi Singhania, expert corporate litigator Vikas Goel, and Madhu Sweta, whose practice focuses on disputes in the energy and power sector. The firm also has a base in Bengaluru, where Shilpa Shah is the key contact. Other recommended team members include Shambhu Sharan, Abhishek Kumar, 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

Other key lawyers:



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.

National Highways Authority of India

Ramky Infrastructure Ltd.

Tractebel Engineering Pvt. Ltd.

Schulz Export GmbH

C&C Constructions Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Representing ISGEC Heavy Engineering against Cavite Biofuels in an international dispute arising out of delayed and additional payment for additional work.

Tuli & Co

Praised for its ‘thorough domain knowledge of the insurance sector‘, clients in the industry routinely instruct Tuli & Co’s litigation team to assist on the full spectrum of sector-related disputes. Mumbai-based duo Naval Sharma and Rajat Taimni co-head the practice alongside New Delhi-based senior partner Neeraj Tuli; the three regularly act for insurers, reinsurers, and commercial entities. Also in the core team is the ‘exceptionalSaket Satapathy, who is based in Mumbai.

Practice head(s):

Neeraj Tuli; Rajat Taimni; Naval Sharma

Other key lawyers:

Saket Satapathy


‘Tuli and Co provides end-to-end solutions for all the litigation, compliance, and regulatory requirements for insurance companies. This kind of expertise is rare.’

‘Naval and Saket are exceptional. They are solution-oriented and hands-on. Both of them are sharp and have an excellent grip on litigation. We trust them with our most critical and complex matters.’

‘They have assisted us on various litigation and arbitration insolvency-related matters in India and elsewhere, and provided general advice in support of our international trading house business.

Key clients

Transrail Lighting Limited

Louis Dreyfus Commodities India Private Limited

Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Company Limited

General Insurance Corporation of India

New India Assurance Company Limited

SUEZ India Private Limited

HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company Limited

ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company Limited

Horizon Crest India Real Estate

Work highlights

  • Representing Transrail Lighting Limited in a Commercial Suit against NRS Bridge Construction India Private Limited (NRS) before the Bombay High Court to recover a sum of USD 840,000 from NRS.
  • Successfully represented a client engaged in the business of import and export of commodities in their two consumer complaints filed before the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) against New India Assurance Company Limited (NIA) for their gross deficiency of service in denying the legitimate claim amount due to the Complainant under the `Marine Cargo Annual Turnover Policy’ on an estimated basis.

Luthra and Luthra Law Offices India

Luthra and Luthra Law Offices India fields a large team of litigators and advises multinational clients in the energy, aerospace, and IT sectors on the full spectrum of disputes. Key names in the team include Sanjeev Kumar, Nakul Sachdeva, and Abhishek Ghai; Kumar oversees the practice and takes point on corporate and commercial disputes, Sachdeva handles insolvency and bankruptcy disputes, and Ghai is the key name for tax litigation and shareholders’ disputes.

Other key lawyers:

Sanjeev Kumar; Abhishek Ghai; Nakul Sachdeva

Key clients

GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited (GHIAL)

GMR Aero Technic Limited (GAT)

Crest Steel & Power Private Limited

Wonder Projects Development Ltd.

Godrej Properties Development Ltd.

PNB Housing Finance Ltd.

American Tower Corporation (ATC Telecom Infrastructure Limited)

M/s Dash Exports Private Limited

Jindal Steel & Power Ltd

Proview Infrastructure Private Limited

Nitya Realtech Private Limited (“Nitya”)

NHPC Ltd (erstwhile National Hydroelectric Power Corporation Limited)

Sapphire Industrial Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd.

Individual Home Buyers

Committee of Creditors – Reliance Capital Limited

ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India Limited

Kroll Holdco, USA

Interim Resolution Professional – ZEE Entertainment Enterprises Limited

Aditya Birla Finance Limited

Kroll Associates India Private Limited

Kroll Advisory Limited (formerly Duff and Phleps India Private Limited)

Chairman, Monitoring Committee (Erstwhile Resolution Professional)

Educomp Infrastrucure and School Management Limited

Fortis Healthcare Limited

Mauritius Commercial Bank

Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services Limited

ICICI Bank Limited

Bisleri International Private Limited


Honda Cars India Private Limited

Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Limited

Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd

Inox Wind Limited

Affle India Limited

Sun Direct Tv Private Limited

Natwest PLC Limited

PSL Advocates and Solicitors

PSL Advocates and Solicitors acts for a broad roster of clients that includes high-net-worth individuals, government entities, and domestic and multinational corporates. The multidisciplinary team handles the full spectrum of civil, corporate, and commercial disputes, including banking, breach of contract, and post-M&A disputes. Under the leadership of managing partner Sameer Jain, the team has notable sector expertise across the real estate, infrastructure, power, and tech industries.

Practice head(s):

Sameer Jain

Other key lawyers:

Suvigya Awasthy; Aakanksha Nehra

Key clients

Aksa Enerji Uretim A.S.

Singer India Limited

Patel Engineering Limited

Nysaa Retail Pvt. Ltd.

A.K. Construction Company

KLD Creation Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd.

Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd. (MTNL)

Pragati Paper Mills Pvt. Ltd.

Afghanistan International Bank (AIB)

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

Three Vee Marketing Pvt. Ltd.

Siemens Logistics India Pvt. Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Private Limited

Trichy-Thanjavur Expressway Limited

Abhijeet Toll Road (Karnataka) Ltd.

Newgen Software Technologies Limited

Data Technosys (Engineers) Private Ltd.

Dhoot Auto Private Limited

HPL Additives

Abhijeet Hazaribagh Toll Road Ltd.

Valency International, Singapore

Radiant Solar Energy

Tianjin Huilitong Steel Tube Corporation Pvt. Ltd.

Reflomax Co. Ltd.

Bharti Telemedia Limited

Bharti Airtel Limited

SGDC India Private Limited

Affordable Infrastructure and Housing Projects Limited

Micromax Informatics Limited

R.C. Healthcare

Buddy (Mumbai) Duty Free Services

PK Hospitality


JITF Urban Waste Management Limited


Dalip Motor Works



Janmadas Morarji Finance Pvt. Ltd. (Bharath Fincorp Pvt. Ltd.)

Prime Interglobe Pvt. Ltd. No

Work highlights

  • Advising and representing Aksa Enerji Uretim A.S in a high- stake dispute in excess of INR 212 crores before the Hon’ble National Company Law Tribunal, New Delhi.
  • Successfully represented and defended NOIDA in a dispute involving issues relating to land acquisition and payment of compensation amounting to INR 3250 crores before the Hon’ble High Court of Judicature at Allahabad.

Vaish Associates

The ‘knowledgeable’ dispute resolution group at Vaish Associates handles a variety of civil, commercial, and criminal matters, handling the full spectrum of contract disputes, restrictive covenants, IP infringement, and real estate litigation. The firm acts for clients in a broad range of sectors and is experienced in representing clients before all levels of courts and tribunals. Vinay Vaish and Kavita Jha co-lead the team from New Delhi, working alongside Mumbai-based co-leads Sandhya Iyer and Melvyn Fernandes.

Practice head(s):

Vinay Vaish; Sandhya Iyer; Kavita Jha; Melvyn Fernandes


‘Good and knowledgeable lead and team.’

Key clients

National Spot Exchange Limited

Jaiprakash Associates Limited

Orchid Pharma Limited

Power Equipment Trading Llc

Panacea Biotech Limited

Punjab National Bank

Wilo Mather & Platt Pumps Private Limited

Hindustan Unilever Limited

Omkara Assets Reconstruction Private Limited

Bajaj Electricals Limited

Work highlights

  • Represented Society in a Securitization Application filed by it before the Debts Recovery Tribunal, Mumbai, challenging the steps taken by Yes Bank Limited (“Bank”) under Section 13(4) of Securitization and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest Act, 2002 (“SARFAESI”), where the Bank can sell the property to realise its dues from the borrower, that is, the builder.
  • Representing NSEL before the Securities Appellate Tribunal, Mumbai against orders passed by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (“SEBI”) alleging that SEBI, while passing the orders against the respective brokers (corporate entities) holding them not “fit and proper”, had failed to consider all the allegations and material in complaints made by NSEL against the respective brokers