Rising Stars

Firms To Watch: Dispute resolution: litigation

Gravitas Legal is best known for its representation of individual clients in a range of litigation, from shareholder disputes to cases arising from company insolvencies.
GSL Chambers was established in 2019 and has its main office in New Delhi, with satellite locations in Indore and Bengaluru; founders Arjun Garg and Abhinav Shrivastava have dispute resolution experience and are advocates-on-record for the Supreme Court of India.
Numen Law Offices was founded in 2019 and its litigation practice has already been involved in interesting cases at the New Delhi and Mumbai High Courts, as well as the Supreme Court of India.
PSL Advocates and Solicitors is developing a strong litigation offering alongside its leading arbitration practice; banking and insolvency litigation is a notable strength.

Dispute resolution: litigation in India

AZB & Partners

AZB & Partners has a sizeable team to call on for litigation, acting for its prestigious client list of international banks, multinationals and domestic market leaders in various sectors. Insolvency-related litigation is a particular strength, a recent highlight seeing senior partner and practice co-head Rajendra Barot lead advice to Credit Suisse on winding-up proceedings against SpiceJet before the Madras High Court. He operates from the Mumbai office, while fellow co-head of the team Vijayendra Pratap Singh is in New Delhi. Aditya Vikram Bhat is a senior partner to note for cross-border litigation, particularly shareholder disputes, and among the crop of upcoming lawyers at the firm, April 2022 partnership appointments Abhijnan Jha and Priyank Ladoia particularly stand out.

Practice head(s):

Rajendra Barot; Vijayendra Pratap Singh

Other key lawyers:

Aditya Vikram Bhat; Aditya Jalan; Abhijnan Jha; Sonali Mathur; Priyank Ladoia


‘Large and well known firm.’

Key clients

Facebook India Online Services Pvt. Ltd.

Facebook Inc.

Amazon.com Investment Holdings LLC

National Stock Exchange of India Limited

KPMG Advisory Services Pvt. Ltd.

BSR & Associates LLP

Reserve Bank of India

Bharti Airtel Ltd.

InterGlobe Aviation Limited

Discovery Communications Limited

Discovery Networks Asia- Pacific Pte. Limited

Reliance Infrastructure Ltd.

Resolution Professional of Punj Lloyd Limited

WhatsApp Application Services Pvt. Ltd.

Alpha Tiger Cyprus Investments I and III Ltd.

IHH Healthcare Bhd

ASF Keystone Inc

Ramky Infrastructure Ltd.

LSF10 Rose Investments S.à.r.l

Solar Industries India Ltd.

The Film & Television Producers Guild of India

91Streets Media Technologies Pvt. Ltd. (“91Streets”)

MAIF Investments India Pvt. Ltd.

Elliott group of companies including Elliott Advisors (HK) Limited

Western Geco International Ltd.

Rishima SA Investments LLC

Sucden India Private Limited

BanyanTree Growth Capital, L.L.C.

Standard Chartered Bank

Credit Suisse AG

Reserve Bank of India

Jacob Ballas Capital

WestBridge Ventures II Investment Holdings

AIRRO (Mauritius) Holdings V

Pettigo Comercio Internacional, LDA (Lyca Mobile)

Work highlights

  • Advising HSBC on the enforcement proceedings of a $60m SIAC award against Avitel Post Studioz and its promoters before the Mumbai High Court.
  • Represented Credit Suisse in the winding-up proceedings against SpiceJet before the Madras High Court.
  • Representing Sucden before the High Court of Mumbai and criminal courts in Gurugram regarding the recovery of monies from Vasantdada Shetkari Sahakari Sakhar Karkhana.

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas stands out for its broad expertise in company disputes, acting in high-stakes litigation regarding shares, shareholder disputes, insolvencies and securities. The substantial team is spread across the country and coordinated from Mumbai by Indranil Deshmukh, a regular counsel for clients before the Mumbai High Court and the Supreme Court of India. Additional contacts to note include Gauri Rasgotra, whose broad experience includes representing various multinational companies in contractual disputes and corruption cases; Gyanendra Kumar, a regular counsel in M&A-related disputes, insolvency and bankruptcy proceedings, shareholder rights petitions and money laundering litigation; and Amita Katragadda, a renowned name for high-profile corporate governance conflicts. Animesh Bisht, George Varghese and Raunak Dhillon are among the up-and-coming partners at the firm, while at the associate level, Sara Sundaram is well versed in advocacy in civil, commercial and criminal litigation. Shalaka Patil left the firm in August 2022, however Abhileen Chaturvedi  has joined from Economic Laws Practice.

Practice head(s):

Indranil Deshmukh

Other key lawyers:

Gauri Rasgotra; Gyanendra Kumar; Amitra Katragadda; Animesh Bisht; George Varghese; Raunak Dhillon; Sara Sundaram; Abhileen Chaturvedi

Key clients

Dewan Housing Finance Corporation Limited


YES Bank

Board of Control for Cricket in India

Sharon Bio-Medicine Limited

National Stock Exchange.

Syngenta India Limited.

Sara International Private Limited

Department of Investment and Public Asset Management, the Ministry of Finance, Government of India

Essar Group

CEO of Navi Technologies Private Limited

Zomato Limited

Work highlights

  • Acted for the committee of creditors of Dewan Housing Finance in the first case of insolvency under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) against a financial service provider.
  • Advising Yes Bank on multiple civil and criminal proceedings relating to shares of Dish TV India pledged to the client as security for loans.
  • Represented the National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) before the Securities Appellate Tribunal (SAT) in obtaining a favourable order quashing a ₹60m penalty imposed by the Securities Exchange Board of India.

DSK Legal

The dispute resolution practice at DSK Legal was considerably strengthened in July 2022 with the addition of several partners from Luthra and Luthra Law Offices India, including seasoned commercial disputes specialist H.S. Bobby Chandhoke. The incorporation has also enabled the firm to establish a litigation offering in Hyderabad, having already been well established in Mumbai and New Delhi. Managing partner Anand Desai oversees the dispute resolution department from the Mumbai office and regularly represents his clients before the Bombay High Court and the Supreme Court. The team in Mumbai are particularly strong in the media sector, with Parag Khandhar a name to note in that area. In New Delhi, Dinesh Pardasani excels in the projects sphere, while Nirav Shah routinely assists clients in disputes arising from corporate and commercial transactions, shareholder agreements and real estate transactions. At the principal associate level, Iti Agarwal is an active member of the team, especially in project-related disputes.

Practice head(s):

Anand Desai

Other key lawyers:

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

Key clients

Bhansali Productions Pvt Ltd

Alstom System India Private Limited

Hitachi Rail STS India Private Limited

Sterlite Technologies Limited

Bharti International (Singapore) Ltd.

Larsen and Toubro Ltd.

Former Chairman and CEO of Satyam Computer Services Limited

Vistra ITCL (India) Ltd.

Aditya Birla Finance Limited

IIRF Holdings XIV Limited

Vistra ITCL (India) Limited

Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. (IOCL)

Mallika SA Investments LLC

SA Mallika Ventures Limited


Bhilai Engineering Corporation Ltd (BECL)

Air India Ltd.

Motilal Oswal Real Estate Investment Advisors II Private Limited

Sahara Housing India Corporation Limited

Sahara Indian Real Estate Corporation Limited

IIRF Holdings III Limited

Mauritius and Vistra ITCL (India) Limited

BPEA India Credit Investments Trust II

Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserves Limited (ISPRL)

Spandana Sphoorty Financial Ltd.

TV Today Network Limited (India Today Group)

Godrej Properties Limited

The Government of Maharashtra through Chief Engineer, Special Project, Public Works Department (‘PWD’)

The Government of Maharashtra through Public Works Department, Kolhapur (‘PWD’)

Royal Bombay Yacht Club (RBYC)

Liquidator of IVRCL Limited

Minda Industries Ltd.

Strides Pharma Science Limited

GHV (India) Pvt. Ltd

Schindler India Pvt Ltd.

Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI)

Gas Authority of India Ltd. (GAIL)

Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited

IDE Technologies Ltd.

Kalyani Group


National Bulk Handling Corporation

State Bank of India

Bank of India

Prime Securities Ltd.

Brihan-Mumbai Electric Supply and Transport Undertaking

Work highlights

  • Represented Salman Khan in a transfer petition filed before the Rajasthan High Court at Jodhpur, seeking transfer of two appeals.
  • Advising CREDAI_MCHI in enforcing constitutional rights under Articles 19(1)(g) and 300A, and rights under the Disaster Management Act, 2005.
  • Assisting Strides in claiming an amount of ₹266.7m and other related costs.

Economic Laws Practice

The dispute resolution team at Economic Laws Practice offers an ‘excellent combination of legal knowledge and commercial pragmatism‘ in guiding clients through dispute management prior to the initiation of legal proceedings, and in representing clients at every level of the judicial system. Naresh Thacker oversees the wider disputes team from the firm’s Mumbai office and is ‘particularly highly regarded across the Asia Pacific region for his commercial litigation and arbitration practice‘. Dinesh Pednekar is a further contact to note in Mumbai, particularly for insolvency litigation, while August 2021 saw the addition of Mumtaz Bhalla to the New Delhi office, bringing broad disputes experience in sectors from real estate and construction to aviation and medicine. Jitendra Motwani is noted for tax, capital markets and white-collar crime litigation, as well as in investigations. In company law disputes, Arpan Behl is a lawyer singled out for praise by clients.

Practice head(s):

Naresh Thacker

Other key lawyers:

Dinesh Pednekar; Jitendra Motwani; Mumtaz Bhalla; Arpan Behl; Alok Jain


‘The team at ELP consists of partners, associates and counsels who appear to be extremely well-versed and experienced in a diverse range of areas in law practice. Arpan Behl and his team demonstrated a strong understanding of the act. They were also very clear and firm about putting across our points to the judge, and made several sincere attempts to get the case dismissed.’

‘Arpan Behl is very approachable and easy to talk to. He is always available on phone. He is also a good listener, and made every effort to understand our concerns about the case. He also appears to have a lot of experience in legal matters. He and his team ensured that we had high quality legal representation during all the court hearings.’

‘Excellent combination of legal knowledge and commercial pragmatism.’

Key clients

MD & CEO of Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited.

R. Krishnamoorthy & Co.

GOCL Corporation Ltd.

Indian Private Ports & Terminals Association Kandla International Container Terminal Pvt. Ltd.

BG Exploration and Production India Limited

Colgate Palmolive India Ltd.

Mundra Solar PV Limited

Smruti Agencies Five Star Agrico Pvt. Limited

Welspun Steel Ltd

Naryani Coke Pvt. Ltd

Maha shakti Coke

Shree Arihant Tradelinks India Pvt. Ltd

Hazel Mercantile Ltd.

Trafigura India Private Limited

TITRA Trading Private Limited

TER Commodities Trading Private Limited

TAG Eco Recycling India Private Limited

New Nalbandh Traders

Hindalco Industries Limited

Ultratech Cement Limited

Atos India Private Limited (ATOS)

Dr. Lal Path Labs Limited

Work highlights

  • Represented Punit Goenka in a litigation against Invesco and its requisition notice for the removal of three executive directors of Zee Entertainment Enterprise and the appointment of six independent directors.

Khaitan & Co.

The ‘well-knit, diverse team‘ at Khaitan & Co LLP handles a broad set of litigation matters for its client base of domestic heavyweights and multinationals operating in India. The firm assists through the life-cycle of a contentious matter, from pre-trial strategies and filing pleadings, to representing clients before all levels of court and other forums. Sanjeev Kapoor in New Delhi is well established in the market as a go-to counsel for complex cross-border litigation, and in over 20 years of practice has covered the gamut of India’s key industries. Alongside him in New Delhi, Ajay Bhargava comes with client recommendation and specialises in civil, criminal and commercial litigation; and Vanita Bhargava is a seasoned advocate across a plethora of sectors. In Mumbai, Kingshuk Banerjee, Raj Panchmatia and Peshwan Jehangir are key contacts, while Shalini Sati Prasad in New Delhi is a principal associate to note.

Other key lawyers:

Sanjeev Kapoor; Ajay Bhargava; Vanita Bhargava; Kingshuk Banerjee; Raj Panchmatia; Peshwan Jehangir; Jeevan Bhallav Panda; Shalini Sati Prasad


‘”Dependable” – that is the word that describes the team. It is a well knit, diverse team led by Ajay Bhargava. They work as a perfect unison.’

‘The team works as an extended arm of the legal team, making them a perfect choice for a general counsel. Ajay Bhargava is always available. He is only a message away.’

‘I found the partners very collaborative and willing to go the extra mile for meeting client needs. The capability to closely work and deliver in various cities by having physical presence is another plus point.’

‘I like the professionalism and explainable effort as well as resultant fees being charged for a particular assignment. I have worked with Jeevan Bhallav Panda in recent times and found the association quite fruitful.’

Key clients

Invesco Developing Markets Fund

Multiplex Association of India (“MAI”)

Essel Mining and Industries Limited

Cement Manufacturer’s Association

FIS Payment Solutions and Services India Pvt Ltd.

Oravel Stays Private Limited

Oyo Hotels and Homes Private Limited

Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (“MMRDA”)

Lupin Limited (“Lupin”)

ECL Finance Limited

TATA Power Company Limited (TPCL)

Sekura Roads Limited

Torrent Power Limited

Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited

HIL Limited

Work highlights

  • Represented Invesco in a shareholders dispute arising from a requisition made by Invesco for a general meeting (EGM) under the provisions of the Companies Act 2013.
  • Advising an association of multiplexes in relation to a constitutional challenge to the Andhra Pradesh Cinemas Regulation (Amendment) Act 2021 before the High Court of Andhra Pradesh at Amaravati.
  • Acted as advocate on record for Essel Mining and Industries in a VAT dispute.

Kochhar & Co.

The 25-partner dispute resolution team at Kochhar & Co. covers high-stakes cases across the country, leveraging its presence in seven cities to handle a breadth of commercial and corporate litigation. In the latter, New Delhi-based co-leader of the practice Rohit Kochhar has been active in key shareholder and joint venture disputes, which have recently often had criminal actions tied to them, another strength of the broader practice. His partner in co-ordinating the practice is Krishna Vijay Singh. Based in Gurgaon, he is a seasoned litigator in courts and tribunals around India and maintains a varied practice, though infrastructure and energy-sector disputes are areas of particular specialism that he has developed in recent years. Accomplished litigator Meena Venugopal has substantial experience assisting banks and non-banking financial companies in debt recovery proceedings, while Manish Dembla has significant experience in construction disputes, as well as corporate litigation concerning fraud, bribery and anti-corruption. 2022 partner appointment Pradhyuman Sewar has contract disputes and white-collar criminal law expertise, which is also an area of strength for principal associate Nachiketa Goyal.

Practice head(s):

Rohit Kochhar; Krishna Vijay Singh

Other key lawyers:

Nishant Menon; Meena Venugopal; Sheetal Sabnis; Manish Dembla; Pradhyuman Sewar; Nachiketa Goyal


‘Kochhar & Co has a team of learned and experienced people who have difficult settlement issues to their credit. They are capable of handling disputes and arrive at the resolution for the same. A very efficient & capable team with on hand experience. They are open to understanding the client and give proper advice on the matter. A fair approach with the client.’

‘We have been mostly dealing with Krishna Vijay Singh, Senior Partner, and our working experience has been really good. He gives patience hearing to the client. I find his understanding of the subject is an example of perfection in his area. His advice has been in the right direction, which helps clients to take the balanced decision on their matters.’

‘Very friendly, hard-working, aggressiveness, strong connection with various people in different sectors, considerable experience.’

Key clients

Afcons Infrastructure

Avery Dennison

Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India


Fuji Film India

GAIL (India) Limited

Indian Oil Corporation Limited

VFS Global

Oriental Bank of Commerce


COLOP Stempelerzeugung Skopek GmbH


ONGC Videsh

Tech Mahindra

HCL Technologies

Wam India Pvt Ltd.

Edelweiss Asset Reconstruction Company Limited (EARC)

STERIS Corporation

Sterling Spares Pvt Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Representing container vessel company CMA CGM in a writ petition for quashing of proceedings before the JMFC-II court in Managalore, which raises several novel jurisdictional issues.
  • Acting for the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India in a tariff appeal brought by Mumbai International Airport before the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal.
  • Advised Avery Dennison India in a lawsuit brought against it by members of the Avery Dennison Employees Union seeking ex-parte ad-interim stay from removing machinery and transferring employees pending the disposal of the suit.


Exceptional for litigation‘, the dispute resolution team at Trilegal has a strong reputation for banking, construction and commercial disputes before courts of all levels. Practice head Shankh Senguptareally stands out for his business-oriented solutions and legal strategies‘ and is particularly noted for company law disputes. Insolvency and white-collar criminal law are additional areas of expertise in the wider team, reflected in Nitesh Jain‘s practice. Jafar Alam has experience in regulatory, infrastructure and commercial matters, while Tine Abraham‘s varied caseload includes disputes pertaining to media rights licensing, infrastructure contracts, and equity/debt investment contracts. Up-and-coming partner Siddarth Ranade is gaining experience advising on pre-litigation strategic issues in a multitude of commercial disputes, and in April 2022 the team was strengthened with the addition of Vishrov Mukherjee from JSA Law. A further key partner hire saw Shalaka Patil arrive from Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas in August 2022. In September of that year, the firm also invited environmental law and litigation expert Rajat Jariwal to join the partnership.

Practice head(s):

Shankh Sengupta

Other key lawyers:

Nitesh Jain; Ashish Bhan; Jafar Alam; Tine Abraham; Siddharth Ranade; Vishrov Mukherjee


‘Trilegal is handling a variety of litigation matters and their presence across India and expertise in almost all segments of law really make them exceptional for litigations. They are very efficient on billing and resource management.’

‘Shankh Sengupta really stands out for his business-oriented solutions and legal strategies. He is always just a phone call away and the swiftness in response and availability is the cherry on the cake.’

Key clients

Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (Zee)

Uttam Galva Steels Limited

Unicorn Infra Projects and Estates Private Limited (Unicorn)

DDPL Global Infrastructure Private Limited (DDPL)

ISMT Limited (ISMT)

ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India (AMNS)

BCP Topco XII Pte. Ltd. (BCP Topco XII)

Wipro Enterprises Limited (Wipro)

CDC India Opportunities Limited

ICICI Bank Limited

National Stock Exchange of India Limited

Rain CII Carbon (Vizag) Ltd.

Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI)

Odisha Power Generation Corporation Limited (OPGC)

Axis Bank Limited

Goa Tamnar Transmission Project Limited

NER II Transmission Limited (NER)

Odisha Generation Phase II Transmission Limited (OGPTL)

Khargone Transmission Limited (KTL)

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co (KKR).

AgustaWestland International Limited

Piramal Enterprises Limited

Vistra ITCL (India) Limited (Vistra), formerly known as IL&FS Trust Company Limited.

GE Capital Global Energy Investments B.V. (GE Capital)

Ocean Deity Investment Holdings Limited

Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A (Rabobank)

Work highlights

  • Acted for lenders Vistra ITCL before the RBI regarding the insolvency of Royal Capital Limited RCL, as well as in the subsequent corporate insolvency resolution process.
  • Advised the KKR consortium on litigation regarding the repatriation of the proceeds of the sale of its offshore subsidiary.
  • Advised Zee Entertainment Enterprises on a composite dispute in relation to all issues arising from a dispute with two foreign shareholders before multiple forums.

Bharucha & Partners

Bharucha & Partners has a strong track record in complex commercial disputes and has diversified its litigation offering in recent years, with construction, real estate, IP and environment-related disputes all now firmly in its wheelhouse. Elder statesman of the market and the firm’s founder and senior partner MP Bharucha coordinates the department from Mumbai, leveraging 45 years of experience in an array of corporate disputes. DP Singh and Sonam Gupta co-led on a number of key cases in 2021, while Sneha Jaisingh is a prolific litigator with experience at all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of India.

Practice head(s):

MP Bharucha


‘Thorough review of documents, deriving the right proposition of law, result oriented strategy, swift implementation and availability for the client.’

‘Attention to details, selection of right counsels, effective strategy and swift implementation are some of the areas where B&P has been found to be excellent.’

Key clients

Catasynth Speciality Chemical Private Limited

Beacon Trusteeship Ltd.

Diageo Holdings Netherlands BV

Diageo Plc

Avantha group companies

Inox Wind Limited

AES Engineers Pvt Ltd

Pawfect Pet Foods Private Limited


Macquarie SBI Infrastructure Investments Pte Ltd.

Dentons Link Legal

Having focused on dispute resolution since its inception in 1999, Dentons Link Legal has a strong background in contentious matters and while its wider offering has diversified over the years, it has remained a strong choice for clients needing advice on litigation. Managing partner Atul Sharma and senior partner Milanka Chaudhury oversee the department and both have diverse experience in the practice area. Sharma is especially notable for his support to clients in the infrastructure and transport sectors, while Chaudhury is a standout figure for matters regarding airports, especially disputes in the regulatory sphere. Nusrat Hassan is a further name to note, acting for a range of American, European and Indian clients.

Practice head(s):

Atul Sharma; Milanka Chaudhury

Other key lawyers:

Nusrat Hassan; Abhishek Sharma; Ravi Varma; Sidhartha Srivastava


‘The team is very responsible and attends to the issues promptly.’

Key clients

Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL)

India Infrastructure Finance Company Limited


Transstroy Tirupati Tiruthani Chennai Tollways Private Limited

China Datang Technologies & Engineering Co. Ltd. (CDTE)

GMR Vishakhapatnam International Airport Limited

SpiceJet Limited

Vestige Marketing Private Limited

Bangalore International Airport Limited

GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited

Educomp Solutions Ltd.

NATRIP Implementation Society (NATRIP)

JSW Severfield Structures Ltd.

Arka Energy B.V.

India Power Corporation Limited

Reliance Capital Ltd.

Samarth Lifters Pvt. Ltd.

Accenture Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

Omkara Assets Reconstruction Private Limited

Dhir & Dhir Associates

Founding partners Maneesha Dhir and Alok Dhir and senior partner Sachin Gupta together oversee the dispute resolution offering at Dhir & Dhir Associates, which excels in insolvency-related litigation, as well as varied matters in regulated industries. Maneesha Dhir has particular expertise in the telecoms industry and both she and Alok Dhir are seasoned counsel, while Sachin Gupta is the primary contact for drafting. Varsha Banerjee focuses her litigation practice on corporate restructuring and insolvency, with expertise in the rehabilitation of distressed entities, debt recovery, securitisation disputes, and commercial disputes arising out of other contractual matters.

Practice head(s):

Maneesha Dhir; Alok Dhir; Sachin Gupta

Other key lawyers:

Varsha Banerjee

Key clients

Jindal India Thermal Power Ltd

Jaypee Group

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)

Alchemist Township Ltd.

First Step Ventures PTE Ltd

Gati Infrastructure Ltd.

Dua Associates

Fortune 500 companies look to Dua Associates for advice and representation in disputes in India. The chemicals sector is a particularly strong area for the practice, with Sadara Chemical Company being the most recent addition to its client base in that area, instructing Shiraz Patodia and her New Delhi-based team on a customs-related dispute in 2021. Patodia is a celebrated senior litigator in the market with numerous international clients, and is an advocate on record at the Supreme Court of India. Alongside her in New Delhi, Ashish Singh has a focus on intellectual property litigation, white-collar criminal law, environmental protection and international trade law. Principal associate Juhi Chawla is another key contact in the group.

Practice head(s):

Shiraz Patodia; Amit Dhingra; L.K. Bhushan; Ganesh Chandru; Ganapati Hegde; George Joseph

Key clients

McCann Erickson Worldwide Advertising

McCann Erickson India

Dow International Technology Company

USA Filmtec Corporation Dow Chemical International Private Limited

DDP Speciality Products India Private Limited

Reliance Communications Ltd.

Reliance Telecommunications Ltd.

Zhejiang Jiuli Hi-Tech Metals Co. Ltd

The Dow Chemical Company

Sadara Chemical Company

Decathlon SA

Decathlon Sports India Pvt Ltd

E I DuPont De Nemours

ELCA Cosmetics Pvt Ltd

Estee Lauder Companies Inc

GAIL (India) Limited

Sterlite Technologies Limited

DLF Home Developers Limited

Helm AG

Otsuka Chemicals (India) Private Limited

Commercial Bank of Dubai

TransAsia Private Capital Limited

Work highlights

  • Representing Dow Chemical International and Material Sciences India in a scheme of arrangement between the companies before the National Company Law Tribunal, Mumbai.
  • Representing E I DuPont De Nemours (DuPont) in a complaint before the Courts at Chandigarh as well as quashing proceedings before the High Court of Punjab and Haryana, emanating from a complaint pertaining to commercial transactions.

HSA Advocates

High-profile litigation and criminal investigations are the bread and butter for HSA Advocates, whose practitioners are experienced both at the High Court and Supreme Court, and also act for clients before various special courts. Hemant Sahai is the primary contact for the team and heads the firm’s projects, energy and infrastructure group, and its regulatory and policy practice. Manan Shukla is also an experienced disputes lawyer and has niche expertise in maritime law. For tax-related disputes, counsel Faranaaz Kharbari in New Delhi is the name to note, while Amrita Narayan maintains a broad litigation practice.

Practice head(s):

Hemant Sahai

Other key lawyers:

Manan Shukla; Abhirup Dasgupta; Faranaaz Karbhari; Amrita Narayan; Ashish Anand; Pragya Ohri; Rahul Jain

Key clients

Bundle Technologies (Swiggy)

Coromandel International

Mumbai Port Trust



Latoya Mistral Ferns

Asset Reconstruction Company


Deep Agarwal

Athena Solar Energy

Arinsun Clean Energy

Dayakar Solar Energy

Clearsky Solar Private Limited

Finolex Cables

ONGC Videsh

ONGC Nile Ganga


IndusLaw fields an ‘experienced, robust and dynamic‘ dispute resolution team, whose presence covers the country, with the firm’s incorporation of real estate and litigation practitioners from ASLF in March 2022 adding a Chennai location to its already established offices in Mumbai, Bengaluru, New Delhi and Hyderabad. This bolstering of the real estate litigation offering adds to a practice well versed in commercial disputes and insolvency, and representing a client base that has diversified from the crop of start-ups it advised at its inception in 2000, now including corporate entities, government bodies, investors, shareholders, lenders, directors, high-net-worth individuals, and other institutions. ‘Very quick thinker and extremely talented strategistAmit Jajoo leads the litigation side of the practice and specialises in promoter and shareholder disputes, insolvency and restructuring. The highly regarded Sushmita Gandhi has been instrumental in growing this practice area at the firm and has expertise in contentious proceedings against some of the biggest debt defaulters in India, as well as having a notable pro bono practice. Principal associate Anamika Singh and senior associate Darpan Bhatia provide robust support to the partners across the breadth of matters.

Practice head(s):

Amit Jajoo

Other key lawyers:

Sushmita Gandhi; Mayank Mishra; Anamika Singh; Darpan Bhatia


‘The team of IndusLaw is experienced, robust, and dynamic. The team is extremely involved in the matters and has high level subject matter knowledge. Another stand out feature for us is that their partners are completely involved in the matters. IndusLaw is also very innovative in terms of using technology. They have adapted very well with use of technology in litigation and that makes working with them seamless.’

‘We have been working with Amit Jajoo and Sushmita Gandhi, partners for a long time now and we can trust our matters with them.’

‘Amit Jajoo is an excellent lawyer with great knowledge. He is an out of the box thinker with practical solutions to the most critical problems and defences. His skill in appearing before courts and tribunals adds value to the matter. He is also a very quick thinker and is an extremely talented strategist which has helped us in so many of our matters. He has great business sense which is an added benefit for commercial matters. He is aggressive when the matter demands so and always has the client’s interest ahead of any individual reputation.’

‘Sushmita Gandhi is highly knowledgeable, meticulous and has an unparalleled grip over her matters. While working with her, one of the aspects we appreciate is the candid advice extended by her, of the merits and demerits of adopting a particular course of action. This is a key for every client to weigh the outcome and strategize accordingly. She looks at the bigger picture and not short-term resolution. She also has an approach of quick conclusion of matters. Anamika Singh and Bhargav Kosuru are two rising stars.’

‘Well-rounded and experienced team. Able to sift through loads of information and great attention to detail, with ability to work towards the main objective.’

‘Sushmita Gandhi and Bhargav Kosuru – Accessible, flexible, forthright, transparent and trustworthy.’

‘Amit Jajoo and Sushmita Gandhi are stupendous through and through. Both these lawyers master in their craft and walk the extra mile for you. All our clients report that they were attended with utmost care and excellent professionalism. Highly recommend.’

‘The team is very good. It is excellent in understanding the brief, drafting well crafted documents, marshalling facts and applying processes.’

Key clients

PrepLadder Private Limited

Sorting Hat Technologies Private Limited

HDFC Bank Limited

Uber India Systems Private Limited

Nexus Ventures

YES Bank Limited

DBS Bank India Limited

Chaudhary Group (CG Foods India Private Limited)

Finolex Cables Ltd.

Elara Technologies Pte. Ltd.

Acacia Partners LP, Equity Intelligence Pvt. Ltd.

Resolution Professional of Tuticorin Coal Terminal Private Limited

Tata Communications Limited

Resolution Professional of Ezeego One Travel and Tours Limited

Zenataris Renewable Energy Private Limited (SPV of Ecoren Energy Private Limited)

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Alok Industries Limited

Arvind Mills

Work highlights

  • Representing the executive chairman of Finolex Cables in a variety of disputes in view of illegal transfer of majority shares of Orbit Electricals, the holding company of the Finolex Group.
  • Representing Acacia Partners, Equity Intelligence, and other individual shareholders of McDowell Holdings as intervenors in the insolvency proceedings of McDowell Holdings for securing a claim of $120m.
  • Representing CTR Manufacturing Industries in a commercial IP rights suit against Tri Parulex Fire Protection System concerning a registered patent.

Karanjawala & Company

Operating from three offices in New Delhi, specialist dispute resolution firm Karanjawala & Company is highly regarded in the domestic market, its 10-partner team being regular counsel at the Supreme Court and High Courts. Its diverse client base includes household names in India’s core industries, as well as high-net-worth individuals involved in court cases that attract considerable media attention. Raian Karanjawala is the main contact for litigation and has an established reputation in the market acting for government and corporate clients. The practice has a substantial criminal law offering, Sandeep Kapur being the name to note in that area, and Nandini Gore is well known for her expertise in constitutional matters at the Supreme Court. Ruby Singh Ahuja is another experienced Supreme Court advocate in the team and, in approaching three decades of practice, has been involved in several landmark proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Raian Karanjawala

Other key lawyers:

Sandeep Kapur; Ruby Singh Ahuja; Nandini Gore; Meghna Mishra; Samarjit Pattnaik; Debmalya Banerjee

Key clients

Tata Sons Private Limited

Bombay Hospital and Medical Research Centre

SMS Infrastructure Ltd.

Tata Motors Ltd.

JSW Steel Coated Products Ltd.

Steel Authority of India Ltd. (SAIL)

Tata Steel Ltd (TSL)

JSW Steel Ltd.

Delhi Parsi Anjuman

KAL Airways Pvt. Ltd.

JSW Steel Ltd.

Brahmani River Pellets Ltd.

Friendicoes SECA

Arcelormittal India Private Limited

Arcelormittal Nippon Steel India Ltd. (FORMERLY KNOWN AS ESSAR STEEL INDIA LTD.)

The Khasgi (Maharani Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Charities) Trust

Astrazeneca AB

Star India Pvt. Ltd.

Disney Broadcasting Pvt. Ltd.

Asianet Star Communications Pvt. Ltd.

Aman Hospitality Private Limited

Scholls HMA Pvt. Ltd.

An Association of Online Fantasy Sports Operators In India

Novi Digital Entertaining Private Ltd.

Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI)

Indian Broadcasting and Digital Foundation (IBDF)


PSA Sical Terminals

Adani Total Gas Limited

Avantika Gas Limited

GAIL Gas Limited & Godavari Gas Private Limited

AM Mining India Private Limited

M/S Alton Buildtech India Private Ltd.

Moon Beverages Limited

Kama Ayurveda Pvt. Ltd.

DLF Limited

Lakshmi Murdeshwar Puri

Bagalkot Cement & Industries Limited

A Infrastructure Ltd.

DLF Limited- Riveria Commercial Developers Ltd. and DLF Emporio Ltd.

Indiamart Intermesh Ltd. vs. Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) and Anr.

The Surat Parsi Panchayat Board

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals

Mula Education Society

M/S R.L. Steel & Energy Limited

Purnartha Investment Advisers Private Limited

Shadaan Bhupendra Chowdhary

DLF Ltd., DLF New Gurgaon Home Developers Pvt. Ltd.

Co-Founders, Cars 24

DLF Homes Panchkula Pvt. Ltd.

DLF Southern Homes Pvt. Ltd.

DLF Homes Rajapura Pvt. Ltd.

M/s Adani Agri Logistics Ltd.

Adavya Projects Pvt. Ltd.

Unity Homemaker JV

Raheja Developers Pvt. Ltd.

Bhayana Builders Pvt. Ltd.

Landmark Property Development and Company Ltd.

Facor Alloys Limited

Twenty-Four Secure Services Pvt. Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised Tata Sons on a dispute between its former chairman Cyrus Mistry and the company and its shareholders.
  • Acted for Aryan Khan, son of Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, in a dispute before the Mumbai High Court regarding his release on bail for a drug charge.
  • Represented Nusli Wadia against Ivory Hotels and Properties and Ferani Hotels before the Supreme Court of India in a case regarding the interpretation of the term “jurisdiction” used in Section 9A of the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908, as applicable in the State of Maharashtra.

Keystone Partners

Specialist dispute resolution firm Keystone Partners is a popular choice for clients in the energy, trade and technology sectors, fielding experts in the respective areas. Practice co-head Pritha Srikumar in New Delhi is strong in the energy sector as well as the real estate space. In Bengaluru, Pradeep Nayak is a name to note for general commercial litigation and contentious intellectual property matters. Sita Kapadia rounds out the leadership trio: based in Mumbai, she is experienced in matters at the High Court of Bombay, the City Civil Court and the NCLT. Anupama Hebbar is another contact to note, whose broad practice covers administrative and constitutional law, contractual disputes and IP.

Practice head(s):

Pradeep Nayak; Sita Kapadia; Pritha Srikumar

Other key lawyers:

Vikas Mahendra; Anupama Hebbar


‘Rich experience and able to think originally.’

Key clients

Uber BV

HP Enterprises Ltd.

Commscope 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.

Dalmia Bharat Ltd.

Punj Lloyd Group

Shapoorji Pallonji Company Pvt. Ltd.

Vestas Wind Technology Pvt. Ltd.

Shankaranarayana Constructions Pvt. Ltd.

Air Asia India Ltd.

Britannia Industries

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.

Jones Lang LaSalle

Thaicom Public Co. Ltd.

Pioneer Urban Land & Infrastructure Ltd.

Shah Brothers Ispat Pvt. Ltd.

Nayara Energy 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.

Anwesha Engineering & Projects Ltd.

Kirby Building Systems India Pvt. Ltd.

Practo Technologies 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

Work highlights

  • Successfully represented All India Gaming Federation in mounting a challenge to the constitutionality of legislation which banned various online games in the state.
  • Acting for the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission in proceedings before the Supreme Court to determine the electricity tariff in New Delhi.
  • Representing the Uber group of companies in proceedings before the High Courts in Karnataka, Chennai, Mumbai and New Delhi, and the Supreme Court in constitutional challenges to regulations concerning the provision of taxi and bike aggregation services.

Nishith Desai Associates

Cross-border disputes are regularly handled by Nishith Desai Associates‘ litigation team, whose lawyers are based in its Mumbai and New Delhi offices. The firm covers civil and commercial litigation, securities litigation and white-collar crime cases. Alipak Banerjee is a prolific litigator, as well as being part of the firm’s international arbitration offering, while Vyapak Desai is an experienced practitioner at High Courts across the country. Moazzam Khan is another name to note, representing clients across various sectors and industries, including manufacturing, IT, hospitality, funds, private equity and aviation.

Other key lawyers:

Alipak Banerjee; Vyapak Desai; Moazzam Khan


‘The team is constantly trained and everyone appears to be well aware of the matters under discussion. Very solution oriented.’

Key clients


WazirX (Zanmai Labs Private Limited)

GoDaddy Group (GoDaddy.com, LLC)

CSK (CoinSwitch Kuber)

CoinDCX (Neblio Technologies Pvt. Ltd.)

Endurance Group

Interglobe Aviation Private Limited



Baker Hughes

ESDS Software

Phoenix Legal

Phoenix Legal is praised for its ‘deep knowledge of local laws, customs and international practice‘ and handles various corporate, civil and criminal matters before courts, quasi-judicial authorities, and tribunals. Public interest litigation, white-collar crime cases and corporate disputes are all firmly in the wheelhouse of the sizeable team, which works across the firm’s offices in New Delhi and Mumbai. Vasanth Rajasekaran is one of the team’s most active litigators and has acted for a number of Fortune 500 companies at the New Delhi High Court and the Supreme Court of India. He is based in New Delhi, while in Mumbai Gautam Bhatikar is the name to note; vastly experienced in Indian dispute resolution, Bhatikar is qualified in India and England and Wales, and strong in representing EPC contractors, banks, shipowners, oil companies and insurers.

Other key lawyers:

Abhishek Saxena; Saket Shukla; Manjula Chawla; Sawant Singh; Vasanth Rajasekaran; Pranav Srivastava; Gautam Bhatikar; Ritika Ganju


‘Professional team, fast response to requests, deep knowledge of local laws, customs and international practice.’

Key clients

OOO (Limited Liability Company) M-Shipping

Samsung Engineering Co. Ltd.

UAB Garant Service

Shipowners Protection Limited

M.V. Nordlake

MS Nordlake GmbH

Mersen SA

Work highlights

  • Advised M.V. Nordlake and MS Nordlake on a Special Leave Petition (SLP) filed by the UOI in 2012 and succeeded in seeking an interim relief for release of the arrested vessel M.V. Nordlake.

Samvad Partners

Samvad Partners demonstrates ‘total professionalism‘ in handling a range of litigation across India, excelling in commercial disputes, insolvency and competition litigation. Poornima Hatti heads the practice from the firm’s Bengaluru office and is highlighted by clients for her ‘wide knowledge of the law and critical thinking‘. She is one of the firm’s founding partners and specialises in construction and infrastructure disputes, shareholder disputes and insolvency matters. Senior disputes lawyer Arjun Krishnan is the main contact in New Delhi, while in Chennai Rohan George is especially noted for IP-related disputes. Savani Gupte is an up-and-coming partner in Mumbai and principal associate Ankur Singh is one of the most active practitioners in the deep pool of non-partner lawyers.

Practice head(s):

Poornima Hatti

Other key lawyers:

Arjun Krishnan; Rohan George; Savani Gupte; Ankur Singh


‘In our experience the strength of Samvad Partners lies in their total professionalism in all fields of practice from corporate law to pro bono work. My institution has benefited from this professionalism they bring to settling internal conflicts even while ensuring legal compliance. While the younger lawyers handle day to day matters with great responsibility it is overseen by the seniors with great care and respect for the work of the juniors.’

‘What stands out in Poornima Hatti, a senior partner, is not only her wide knowledge of the law and critical thinking but also her sense of compassion and objectivity.’

Key clients

Amara Raja Infra Pvt. Ltd.

Antrix Corporation Limited

Association for Democratic Reforms

Axis Bank Limited

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)

Brickwork Ratings India Pvt. Ltd.

Competition Commission of India

Delhivery Private Limited

Diageo Holdings Netherlands BV

DXC Technology

Edelweiss Asset Reconstruction Limited

Five(5)C Networks

Folkman LLC

Hindustan Construction Company Limited

IDBI Trusteeship Services Limited

Interglobe Aviation Ltd. (“INDIGO”)

J P Morgan India Services Private Limited

Kasturi & Sons Ltd

KKR India Asset Finance Limited

Marriot International Inc.

Nobroker Technology Solutions Private Limited

Open Financial Technologies Pvt. Ltd., (Bank Open)

Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA)

QD Seatoman Designs Private Limited

Razorpay Software Private Limited

Tata International Singapore Pte Limited

Tata Projects Ltd

VenturEast Investment Advisors Pvt. Ltd

Visa Inc.

Xiaomi Technology India Private Limited

Yes Bank Limited

Zetwerk Manufacturing Businesses Private Limited

Work highlights

  • Acted for the Competition Commission of India in a challenge brought by Amazon and Flipkart against an investigation.
  • Advised Axis Bank on an insolvency and bankruptcy action against GVK.
  • Represented Brickwork Ratings India in various regulatory issues and interpretation of SEBI guidelines in the context of rating of securities.

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co‘s team of senior litigators is particularly strong in the banking and finance field, but the firm’s sizeable dispute resolution practice also represents clients in an array of fields, in courts across India. Leading names in financial services, electronics manufacturing and insurance are among those to instruct the team, whose expertise covers a range of matters from corporate fraud to shareholder disputes and insolvencies. Pallavi Shroff heads the department and has a particularly impressive track record representing clients in competition-related cases. Manu Nair counts JP Morgan India among his recent clients, while another key contact Ajit Warrier had a busy 2021, including multiple appearances at the Supreme Court. Angad Kochhar is another of the deep bench of experienced litigators who regularly appear at all levels of court.

Practice head(s):

Pallavi Shroff

Other key lawyers:

Ameya Gokhale; Manu Nair; Ajit Warrier; Angad Kochhar

Key clients

JK Tyre & Industries Ltd.

IDBI Trusteeship Services Ltd.

IndusInd Bank Limited

Nafan B.V.

JP Morgan India Pvt. Ltd.

Resilient Innovations Private Limited

Azure Power Global Limited

NEC Corporation India Pvt. Ltd.

International Spirits and Wines Association of India

Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Co. Ltd.

Krafton Inc.

PUBG India Pvt. Ltd.

Monsanto Company

Mahyco Monsanto Biotech (India) Pvt. Ltd.

Grasim Industries Limited

NXP Semi-Conductors India Pvt. Ltd

Work highlights

  • Represented IDBI Trusteeship Services before the Mumbai National Company Law Tribunal as the debenture trustee for redemption of the debentures issued by Reliance Home Finance.
  • Acting for JP Morgan India before the Supreme Court in relation to the expiry of a provisional attachment order after 180 days.
  • Advising Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Co. on three Special Leave Petitions before the Supreme Court.

S&A Law Offices

S&A Law Offices assists its clients with litigation strategy, insolvency matters, labour and tax disputes, and its practitioners have experience advocating in court. Gunita Pahwa coordinates the firm’s wider dispute resolution team and excels in representation before courts and regulatory bodies, as well as reviewing contracts and transactions with an eye on potential contentious issues. She works from the Gurugram office, while in New Delhi Vijay Kumar Singh draws on more than 20 years’ experience in his broad litigation practice. Alongside him, senior counsel Manoj Kumar Singh is another litigation and ADR expert, and Manish Gopal Singh is strong in projects disputes.

Practice head(s):

Gunita Pahwa

Other key lawyers:

Vijay Kumar Singh; Manoj Kumar Singh; Manish Gopal Singh

Key clients

Jindal ITF

RattanIndia Finance

Shristi Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited

Hamlin Trust

Sterlite Technologies Limited

PD Agroprocessors

Shiv Shakti Interglobe Exports

MB Malls Pvt. Ltd.

JITF Urban Waste Management (Ferozepur) Ltd.

JITF Urban Waste Management (Jalandhar) Ltd.

Tuli & Co

Tuli & Co is valued by clients for its ‘crisp and clear legal advice‘ and is one of the go-to practices in the market for insurance-related litigation. Naval Sharma and Rajat Taimni in Mumbai are well versed in insurance cases as well as broader commercial disputes; they co-lead the department with senior partner Neeraj Tuli in New Delhi, who has a dedicated focus on insurance matters. Saket Satapathy is well regarded by clients and specialises in handling insurance and commercial disputes, representing Indian insurers, overseas reinsurers and general commercial clients on a range of proceedings before the Indian courts.

Practice head(s):

Neeraj Tuli; Rajat Taimni; Naval Sharma

Other key lawyers:

Saket Satapathy


‘We are happy with the outcomes achieved by them for us, which have been successful. They are cost effective, thorough, and have no airs. Very commercial minded which is useful in a complicated jurisdiction like India. Very user friendly, and useful in being the interface with Indian barristers. I have used Tuli & Co for many years, and have no compelling reason to stop using them.’

‘The best practice about the team is constant updating on the case assigned and value addition in the form of other updates relevant without any follow up.’

‘Saket Sathapathy and team has required knowledge and skill in insurance required for giving support on an immediate basis. Saket Sathapathy particularly provides in-depth opinions about the case with which we are able to take a decision on the way forward.’

Key clients

Export Credit Guarantee Corporation of India Limited

World Sport Group (India) Private Limited (Lagadere Sports & Entertainment)

Unicredit AG

Weiss Technik India Private Limited

Engine Lease Finance Corporation

National Insurance Company

General Insurance Corporation of India

Acko General Insurance Limited

SBI General Insurance Company Limited

The New India Assurance Company Limited

Coface SA (Compagnie Française d’Assurance pour le Commerce Extérieur)

HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company

ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company Limited

Juris Corp

Juris Corp‘s litigation team focuses on insolvency and banking-related matters, frequently acting for lending consortiums and domestic banks. Shubhabrata Chakraborti is the primary contact and has experience acting for clients at all levels of court in the country. She co-leads the practice from Mumbai with fellow senior partner Bindiya Raichura. The team also has a litigation offering in New Delhi, where principal associate Sharmistha Ghosh is the name to note.

Practice head(s):

Shubhabrata Chakraborti; Bindiya Raichura

Other key lawyers:

Sharmistha Ghosh; Jinal Shah

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

Automotive Manufacturers Private Limited

Credit Suisse AG


Work highlights

  • Advised various ECB lenders of a telecoms infrastructure company in relation to the corporate insolvency resolution process of the company before the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT), Mumbai.
  • Represented an Indian investment management company in a debt recovery case against a real estate company before the NCLT, Mumbai.
  • Advising an asset reconstruction company as the sole member of the committee of creditors of a metallurgical coke manufacturing company, involving a premature challenge by an operational creditor to a resolution plan.

Majmudar & Partners

Breach of contract cases, commercial recovery, banking disputes and insolvencies were busy areas for Majmudar & Partners‘ litigation department in 2021 and 2022, the team drawing on its extensive experience acting in matters at the New Delhi and Mumbai High Courts, as well as the Supreme Court of India. Neerav Merchant, who has expertise in commercial, IP and insolvency litigation, and A.K. Hirani, a name to note for banking disputes, co-lead the practice from Mumbai.

Practice head(s):

Neerav Merchant; A.K. Hirani


‘Individuals know very clearly how to manage disputes with an Indian company.’

Key clients

First Climate Markets AG

Arneg India Pvt. Ltd.

SABIC UK Petrochemicals Limited


Navin Engineer

Powerband Industries Pvt. Ltd.

Axis Bank Limited


Napcloud India Private Limited

Transatlantic Law International

Corob India Pvt. Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Represented First Climate Markets in matters relating to breach of commercial contract.
  • Advised Arneg India on proceedings filed by a solo complainant before the Upper Collector, Thane, challenging the use of factory land for industrial purposes.
  • Advised Access Bank UK on claiming outstanding debt owed to it by Mauria Udyog and Searock International.

Singhania & Partners LLP

Construction contract disputes are the standout specialism of the litigation practice at Singhania & Partners LLP, which counts government entities such as the National Highways Authority of India among its strong domestic client list. Ravi Singhania regularly leads key disputes for these and other clients in the infrastructure space, while Shambhu Sharan is a key figure in bank guarantee disputes, reflecting the breadth of the firm’s disputes offering. Madhu Sweta has a host of clients in the roads and highways, energy and power sectors, and Vikas Goel is an expert in damage assessment in infrastructure disputes. All above-named lawyers are based in New Delhi.

Other key lawyers:

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

Key clients

National Highways Authority of India

C&C Constructions Ltd.

IJM Corporation Berhad

McNally Bharat Engineering Company Ltd.

McGraw Hill Education (India) Pvt. Ltd.

National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL)

Mertex UK Limited

Aksh Optifibre Limited

Punj Lloyd Limited

Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited

Work highlights

  • Acted for the National Highways Authority of India, defending it at the Supreme Court against an SLP filed by Hindustan Construction Company.
  • Representing McNally Bharat Engineering in the New Delhi High Court, challenging a three-member arbitral tribunal award on grounds that evidence for the claimed losses was not adequately looked into.
  • Acted for C&C Constructions in filing a petition in the Apex Court regarding the unsettled issue of validity of a ‘no-damages’ clause in a contract.


Gagrats‘ practice is led by Mumbai-based partner Rustam Gagrat  and undertakes disputes in the areas of commercial, competition,  tax litigation and restructuring and insolvency. It is also experienced in  the aviation sector, regularly representing airlines and lenders.

Practice head(s):

Rustam Gagrat

Kachwaha & Partners

Kachwaha & Partners is best known for its dispute resolution offering and fields an experienced team that have represented clients before the District Court, High Court and Supreme Court in India. Sumeet Kachwaha, Ankit Khushu and Tara Shahani are the primary contacts, all based in New Delhi.

Practice head(s):

Sumeet Kachwaha; Ankit Khushu; Tara Shahani

Luthra and Luthra Law Offices India

Rajiv Luthra leads the litigation practice at Luthra and Luthra Law Offices India following the departure of H.S. Bobby Chandhoke and Sudhir Sharma. He has three decades of experience in both domestic and international disputes, and is particularly noted for his representation of government bodies. EPC contracts and anti-corruption litigation are niche strengths of the practice.

Practice head(s):

Rajiv Luthra

Other key lawyers:

Nakul Sachdeva; Divij Kumar


‘Passion and determination. Clear thoughts and willing to challenge and get challenged.’

‘The team is vibrant and pleasant to deal with. They are practical and sensitive to the legal costs and realistic to the end results. Reliability and collaboration factor is quite good. Explore avenues to achieve the intended end result.’

‘The team prepares for the matter very thoroughly and go through all the documents supplied to them. Any doubts/ explanations/ documents is then sought and followed up. Pleadings are prepared well within time for the client to offer comments and incorporate any suggestions/ modifications/ corrections. Deadlines are met without fail and all filings are done in time. Even during the Covid times, there was never any shortcoming observed and on the contrary the team functioned very efficiently. In the circumstances of a partner not being available due to some exigency, a suitable alternate is always present and the matter is handled smoothly.’

Key clients

HeadDigitalWorks Private Limited

Play Games 24×7 Private Limited

Junglee Games India Private Limited

GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited (GHIAL)

GMR Aero Technic Limited (GAT)

Vaish Associates

Vaish Associates‘ dispute resolution team acts in a variety of civil, commercial and criminal matters, including money laundering and white-collar crime cases. The team is experienced in representing clients before all levels of court and at various tribunals, with a number of recent highlights before the High Court of Bombay. Vinay Vaish and Kavita Jha in New Delhi and Sandhya Iyer and Melvyn Fernandes in Mumbai jointly coordinate the department.

Practice head(s):

Vinay Vaish; Sandhya Iyer; Kavita Jha; Melvyn Fernandes


‘They are easily approachable and very dedicated.’

Key clients

Aptech Limited

National Spot Exchange Limited

B. Braun medical (india) private limited

National Industrial Corporation Limited


Panacea Biotec Limited

Punjab National Bank

WILO Mather & Platt Pumps Private Limited

Albireo Telematics Private Limited

PNB Housing Finance Limited

Hindustan Unilver Limited

Work highlights

  • Representing HUL before the Mumbai High Court in a writ petition filed by Sitamraju Sree Ramakrishna.
  • Acted for Power Equipment Trading before the Mumbai High Court in a summary suit for recovery of monies and also for an execution application upon decree in the summary suit.
  • Represented National Spot Exchange Limited (NSEL) before the Mumbai High Court against Shree Radhey Trading Company, regarding whether in a third party proceeding a report prepared by a committee appointed by the High Court could be considered for passing an order on the report.