At Economic Laws Practice, the group has a strong track record of acting on international trade law matters for Fortune 500 clients and global businesses. The team is jointly overseen by managing partner Suhail Nathani and Sanjay Notani, who remains the name to note for litigation concerning trade remedial measures. As a whole, the team has a strong litigation offering, appearing in disputes before the World Trade Organisation and every level of the judiciary, including the Supreme Court; it also represents clients in investigations. On the export and sanctions side, the group advises on compliance procedures and works with regulatory agencies. Ambarish Sathianathan represents clients in anti-dumping and safeguards investigations and has cross-border experience across the Asia Pacific region.
WTO/international trade in India
‘Practical and commercially minded. Understand the client’s requirements.’
‘Sanjay Notani is practical and keeps complicated concepts simple.’
‘A very knowledgeable team working on a wide array of trade matters, both outbound and inbound.’
Sanjay Notani is great at listening to what the client needs and delivering effectively based on those needs. Parthsarathi Jha is very responsive and has notable skills.’
‘The trade team at ELP is a full-service team with significant expertise in Indian trade remedy proceedings. They are result-oriented and understand the challenges industries are confronted with.’
‘Sanjay Notani and Ambarish Sathianathan are particularly recommended. They both have an excellent understanding of trade law, provide practical solutions for clients and are very responsive.’
Tata Chemicals Limited
Hindustan Unilever Limited
Arlanxeo Emulsion Rubber France S.A.S.
Westlake Chemical Corporation
Qatar Petrochemical Company (QAPCO) Q.P.J.S.C.
Aramco Chemicals Corporation
Government of India
OQ Chemicals Holding GmbH
Mondi Paper Sales GmbH/Mondi Syktyvkar JSC
Confederation of European Paper Industries
Nippon Steel Stainless Steel Corporation
JFE Steel Corporation
Advisory & Compliance (Non-Tariff Barriers, Export Control and Customs related assignments) Octasic Inc
Baker & McKenzie ( Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise) – Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Wipro-GE Healthcare Pvt. Ltd.
VYNOVA Belgium N.V.
Sahara International Petrochemical Company
Armand Products Company
Jiangsu Sanmu Group Co., Ltd
Muntajat India Private Limited/Qatar Chemical and Petrochemical Marketing and Distribution Company (Muntajat) Q.P.J.S.C.
Saudi Acrylic Monomer Company Limited ( SAMCO )
Formosa Plastics Corporation
Tianjin Dagu Chemical Co., Ltd.
Sasol Middle East FZCO
Hanwha Chemical Corporation
Hindalco Industries Limited
Technova Imaging Systems (P) Ltd
Mowry & Grimson, PLLC
TMI Associates Japan
Nishimura & Asahi
SCG Performance Chemicals Co., Ltd.
Hanwha Chemical Corporation
Tianjin Dagu Chemical Co.,Ltd.
L&L Partners Law Offices focuses on complex international trade matters, including big-ticket arbitration proceedings and compliance issues. Practice head H.S. Chandhoke has longstanding experience in traditional litigation as well as in ad-hoc and commercial arbitrations; he also advises clients on international investment treaties and agreements. Another key team member is seasoned litigator Ashish Chandra, who represents clients in trade remedies investigations in India and internationally.
Other key lawyers:
New Delhi-based Advaita Legal has experience acting in anti-dumping investigations and advising on the imposition of safeguards duties, particularly for clients operating across the solar power sector. The practice is overseen by Sudipa Bhattacharjee and also advises on customs matters, foreign trade policy, and taxation issues.
Dua Associates fields a team of international trade experts who have a strong track record of advising on trade remedies investigations including anti-dumping, countervailing and safeguard duty matters. The Delhi-based practice counts several Fortune 500 companies as key clients. Practice head Shiraz Patodia remains a key member of the team and advises various domestic and foreign clients on international trade disputes. Ashish Singh also has expertise in trade remedy investigations, as does principal associate Mayank Singhal.
‘The team is extremely capable and well versed in the anti-dumping field, which is invaluable as this area of law can be both complex and jurisdiction specific.’
‘Shiraz Patodia is our primary anti-dumping lawyer in India. She is an expert in the field and has provided us with practical, business-focused advice and has been instrumental in obtaining excellent results for us over a number of anti-dumping cases.’
Kodak Group Companies
Sadara Chemical Company
Zhejiang Jiuli Hi-Tech Metals Co. Ltd
Eastman Chemicals, USA
The Dow Chemical Company Group
Royal Thailand Government
Agro Fiber Co., Ltd
Wisewoods Co. Ltd
Green Fiber Co., Ltd
Kruger Inc Canada
UACJ Foil Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.,
Varopakorn Public Co., Ltd.
Kobelco & Materials Copper Tube (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
Alconix Logistics (Thailand) Ltd
- Acted for companies from the Kruger Inc group – namely Corner Brook Pulp and Paper Ltd, Kruger Trois-Rivieres L.P. and Kruger Brompton L.P. – in one of the most contentious anti-dumping investigations before the Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR), covering imports of newsprint into India.
- Represented the Sadara Chemical Company and three Dow Chemical group companies in an anti-dumping investigation concerning the import of flexible slab stock polyol into India.
- Represented the Royal Thai Government, Wisewoods Co. Ltd, Green Fiber Co., Ltd and Agro Fiber Co. Ltd in a countervailing duty/anti-subsidy investigation initiated by the DGTR concerning imports of fibreboards originating in or exported from Thailand.
Kochhar & Co.
Widely regarded as a market leader, Reena Khair has bolstered the practice at Kochhar & Co. since her arrival in July 2020 from her own practice to lead the international trade group housed in Delhi. The team has extensive litigation expertise and is frequently instructed by domestic and international companies with subsidiaries in India in disputes over anti-dumping and countervailing duties and investigations. Gagan Verma is also a key contact, advising on corporate issues stemming from international trade remedy laws.
Other key lawyers:
Gränges Aluminium (Shanghai)
MG Polyplast Industries
Deepak Fertilizers and Petrochemicals
Stainless Steel Pipes and Tubes Manufacturer
Jindal Poly Films
Gujarat State Fertilizers and Chemicals
Automotive Tyre Manufacturers’ Association
- Representing Granges Shanghai, a Swedish company based in China, in an ongoing anti-dumping investigation, wherein extensive submissions have been made on the comparability of the London Metal Exchange with the Shanghai Metal Exchange, to establish that Granges is operating in market economy conditions.
- Successfully represented SI Group and obtained an order for the imposition/continuation of anti-dumping duties.
- Successfully defended the duty on the import of melamine from China PR, on behalf of Gujarat State Fertilizers and Chemical Ltd.
Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan has over two decades of experience in trade remedy matters. Domestic clients and foreign manufacturers, often in the steel, petrochemicals and infrastructure industries, make up the key client roster, including Thailand-based Fine Metal Technologies. Managing partner V Lakshmikumaran heads the practice and advises on international taxation, customs matters and foreign trade policy, as well as trade remedy laws, whilst Chennai-based R Parthasarathy is a key name for trade litigation. The group also handles anti-dumping investigations and enjoys a steady stream of mandates from governmental entities.
Other key lawyers:
Kumho Petrochemical Co. Ltd., South Korea
Fine Metal Technologies Public Company Limited, Thailand
Marubeni Thailand Co., Ltd., Thailand
Furukawa Sangyo Kaisha (Thailand) Ltd., Thailand
Saudi Ethylene and Polyethylene Company, Saudi Arabia
Joint Stock Company Solikamskbumprom, Russia
BorsodChem Zrt, Hungary
Covestro Deutschland AG, Germany
Jushi Egypt For Fiberglass Industry S.A.E., Egypt
Zhongce Rubber (Thailand) Co., Ltd., Thailand
- Advising Kumho Petrochemical Co. Ltd. in relation to a countervailing duty investigation on imports of styrene butadiene rubber by India.
- Advising Indorama Polyester Industries Public Company Limited in relation to a sunset review of anti-dumping duty on imports of fully drawn yarn from China and Thailand.
- Advising Columbus Stainless Pty Ltd. and Acerinox Europa SA in relation to a sunset review of anti-dumping duty on imports of cold-rolled flat products of stainless steel with a width from 600mm to 1250mm and above 1250mm for non-bona fide usage.
At Sarvada Legal, the international trade practice group is jointly managed by S Seetharaman and Atul Sharma, and advises clients including governmental agencies on trade policy negotiations and customs matters, in addition to handling contentious matters. The team regularly acts for clients in the IT, software, and steel industries.
International Trade Law Consultants
International Trade Law Consultants has experience advising on a variety of non-contentious international trade matters, including commercial agreements, anti-dumping duties, customs matters, and shipping law.
SNG & PARTNERS‘ international trade and investment practice has experience spanning over two decades, and is headed by Ajay Monga in New Delhi. The team acts for multinational corporations and large financial institutions, with extensive expertise in domestic and cross-border litigation and arbitration concerning international trade contracts. In Mumbai, principal associate Parikshit Desai is a core member of the team.
Other key lawyers:
United Bank Limited, Dubai
TPM Solicitors & Consultants
TPM Solicitors & Consultants’ international trade and WTO law group has considerable experience in trade remedies matters and acts for domestic companies in the chemical, pharmaceuticals, petrochemicals, and machinery sectors. The team is led by A K Gupta and also includes Namrita Raghuwanshi and Divya Nair who have experience in anti-dumping, anti-subsidy, and safeguards investigations, and Nihit Gupta who is recommended for advising on free trade agreements, foreign trade policies, and customs issues. Rajesh Sharma is a further name to note for contentious matters.