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S&A Law Offices
Third Floor, S&A Tower,
Plot No 5,6,7, Udyog Vihar, Phase-4
Gurugram - 122015

India > Dispute resolution: arbitration Tier 1

S&A Law Offices has rapidly established a strong position in the disputes side of India’s corporate law market, acting in domestic and international commercial arbitration, with a foothold in the construction, infrastructure and manufacturing sectors, among others. Companies of the Adani Group have been key clients recently, a highlight seeing the team act for Adani Vizag Coal Terminal in arbitration against Visakhapatnam Port Trust regarding a concession agreement. This was jointly led by New Delhi-based co-founder of the firm Manoj Kumar Singh and managing partner Gunita Pahwa, who works from the Gurugram office. They are joint practice heads alongside Vijay Kumar Singh and Nilava Bandyopadhyay (both in New Delhi), while Avneet Jha in Gurugram is an up-and-coming practitioner with a busy recent caseload.

Practice head(s):

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

Other key lawyers:

Rajdutt Shekhar Singh; Avneet Jha; Akash Singh; Anand Pratap Singh


‘The team is on top of the subject as an individual and as a group and this makes them unique.’

‘Innovative approach in seamless transformation of meetings to online mode.’

Key clients

JITF Urban Waste Management (Jalandhar) Ltd.

Adani Vizag Coal Terminal Private Limited

JITF Urban Waste Management (Ferozepur) Ltd

Sterlite Technologies Limited

Forest Certification Limited Liability Company, Moscow, Russia

JMC Projects India Limited

Kurukshetra Expressway Private Limited

Vikram Solar Limited

Parsa Kente Collieries Limited

India > Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 2

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

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.

India > Projects and energy Tier 3

S&A Law Offices specialises in dispute resolution in cases relating to projects and infrastructure. As arbitration and litigation experts, Manoj Kumar Singh, Gunita Pahwa and Nilava Bandyopadhyay have successfully represented companies in the waste management, solar energy, port development and road construction sectors in disputes concerning contractual breaches.

Practice head(s):

Manoj Kumar Singh; Gunita Pahwa; Nilava Bandyopadhyay

Key clients

JITF Urban Waste Management (Jalandhar) Ltd.

Adani Vizag Coal Terminal Private Limited

JITF Urban Waste Management (Ferozepur) Ltd.

Parsa Kente Collieries Limited (PKCL)

Forest Certification Limited Liability Company

JMC Projects (India) Limited

Vindhyachal Expressway Private Limited

Kurukshetra Expressway Private Limited

Vikram Solar Limited

Shristi Infrastructure Development Corporation

Jindal ITF Limited

Jindal Saw Limited

India > Tax Tier 3

Daizy Chawla and Smita Singh lead the direct and indirect tax teams, respectively, at S&A Law Offices. Chawla is based in New Delhi and also has wider expertise in corporate and IP law, providing clients broader assistance in restructurings and M&A. Singh is based in the firm’s Gurugram office and has 16 years’ experience providing advisory, litigation and compliance-related advice on indirect tax, customs and trade. Singh and her team have recently acted in a number of customs-related cases for clients in a variety of sectors. In December 2021 the team was bolstered by the addition of senior associate Khushboo Jain.

Practice head(s):

Daizy Chawla; Smita Singh

Key clients

Allseas Marine Contractors

Vikram Solar Limited

Envato Pty Ltd.

Envato Elements Pty. Ltd.

Tools for Humanity

Infodrive India Pvt Ltd

India > Corporate and M&A Tier 4

S&A Law Offices works closely with corporate clients on broad advisory issues, corporate governance, restructurings, and regulatory issues, with particularly strong capabilities in matters relating to the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code and Companies Act. Active on behalf of a wide range of domestic clients, the firm has a nationwide reach, able to handle complex matters, including contentious issues. The team is led from New Dehli by Manoj Kumar Singh , an experienced litigator and arbitrator with a focus on corporate restructuring work, and senior partner Daizy Chawla , who advises on cross-border corporate governance, restructuring, and incorporation matters.

Practice head(s):

Daizy Chawla ; Manoj Kumar Singh


‘Great collaboration, quick responses.’

‘Daizy Chawla is a highly competent and qualified lawyer helping us to recover significant debts, money which would have been lost without her support.’

Key clients

Admitad GmbH

Dotgo LLC

Gupshup Technology India Private Limited

The Infravision Foundation

Tara Trust

Thinksharp Foundation

Pactera Technologies India Private Limited

Fircosoft India Private Limited

Vidcrunch LLC

Delhivery Limited

Guarantco Limited

Foundation of Arts

Sennheiser Electronics India Private Limited

Intellectual property Tier 4

Admired by clients as ‘a fantastic team to work with‘, S&A Law Offices‘ intellectual property department is a reliable choice for companies needing patent and trademark advice on searches, applications, prosecution and renewals, along with transactional issues such as licensing, assignments and franchising agreements. Practice co-heads Daizy Chawla and Shrimant Singh are praised as ‘outstanding partners‘ – they are supported by principal associate Samridh Ahuja and senior associate Khushboo Tomar.

Practice head(s):

Daizy Chawla; Shrimant Singh

Other key lawyers:


‘S&A is a reliable team with a huge legal background that always give useful advice. S&A is a fantastic team to work with in India.’

‘Daizy Chawla and Shrimant Singh are outstanding partners within the firm. They are very committed and highly-experienced professionals that offer sensible and valuable advice. The quality of the work delivered is excellent.’

‘Team is specially efficient and with good technical background. Inclined to help as much as possible and to make the work simple.’

‘Daizy Chawla is our main contact and has always been very helpful in maintaining a smooth relationship. Especially attentive to anything we might need.’

Key clients

DSBL Private Ltd

InfraVision Foundation

Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton, LLP

Orang Tua Group

Druces LLP


Arnold & Siedsma

Arcadia IP Pty Ltd

Burlington English

Allen, Dyer, Doppelt + Gilchrist, PA

Hamrick & Evans LLP


Anaqua Services

WAGNER Rechtsanwälte

HEUSSEN Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH (Law Firm)

JWP Patent & Trademark Attorneys

KLEINER Rechtsanwälte (Law Firm)

Galadari Advocates & Legal Consultants One Person Company LLC


Dr. Khushdeep Bansal

Dennemeyer & Associates (IPR Firm)

ABG Intellectual Property (IPR Firm)


India Glycol Limited

Total Research & Technology Feluy

Qubiseed Technologies LLP

AUUM Platforms Pvt. Ltd

National Research Development Corporation NRDS

Pradaan Innovations

Russell Kennedy Lawyers

AIPT Patent, Trademark & Law Office

Sunland Law Firm

Foley & Lardner LLP

Graham Patent law


Gramco Infratech Pvt Ltd.

S&A Law Offices (formerlySingh & Associates) is a full-services law firm comprising of experienced, well-recognized, and accomplished professionals. S&A is assisting its clients in diverse practices areas.

With the registered office in Gurugram and other strategically located offices in New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, along with associate offices across India, S&A is fully equipped to provide legal services on a pan-India basis.

As one of the fastest growing law firms in the country, S&A Law Offices thrives to bring together the sharpest legal minds to cater to your legal needs. Being a full-service law firm, we take pride in having the capability of providing legal solutions across various practice areas and industries. S&A provides solutions in the areas of litigation, alternate dispute resolution, commercial transactions, corporate and allied laws, intellectual property rights, indirect tax, customs and trade laws and valuation services.

S&A’s team goes that extra mile for you. The firm has 300+ professionals including experienced lawyers (with in-house advocacy expertise), chartered accountants, company secretaries, taxation experts, patent agents, trademark agents, trademark attorneys, engineers, pharmaceutical industry experts, specialized paralegal staff – representing and assisting clients in litigation, ADR, transactional works, advisory, regulatory, labor and employment, tax, IPR and related matters – and support professionals. With our state-of-the-art offices at Gurugram, New Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru, and associate offices across India, S&A caters to domestic and international clients.

What sets our firm apart:

  • Single point of contact
  • State-of-the-art technology
  • Excellent turnaround time
  • Research and innovate

S&A, through its highly skilled teams and enabled by robust technology, delivers innovative solutions to challenging complex legal issues. S&A is backed by the exhaustive experience of key team members to tackle varied legal challenges in the complicated array of scenarios. S&A takes pride in being known for providing effective solutions with a quick turnaround time. Further, the research wing is complemented by the in-house publications: Indian Legal Impetus, S&A IP-Tech Insolvency Round-up and Indirect Tax Newsletter. S&A’s practice groups collaborate seamlessly in providing end-to-end solutions making S&A the go-to-firm for businesses across industry sectors.

S&A is aligned with world class legal standards being solution oriented and giving practical advice to indigenous businesses and multinational conglomerates alike. Our mission is to continue to ensure that we resolve efficiently, intelligently and successfully.

Expertise: Practicing in various sectors including infrastructure and real estate, energy, foreign investments, corporate, mergers and acquisitions, mining, shipping, pharmaceutical and drug laws, food and beverages, professional services, industrial engineering, education, financial services, healthcare, construction and materials, consumer products, telecommunications, publishing, real estate, manufacturing, automotive, etc.

Brief profile of various practice groups of the firm are mentioned below: –

  • The litigation and ADR practice group
    With seasoned management and over a hundred associates and litigators, S&A has a well-developed litigation and ADR practice group that assists clients with strategic decision-making in litigation and ADR matters. The practice group comprises of experienced advocates with in-house advocacy expertise representing clients at varied forums including the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, various High Courts, and Tribunals across the world.Our wide experience across various practice groups has enabled us to gain an in depth understanding of various law areas. The practice group focuses on commercial disputes, recovery proceedings, property disputes, infringement of intellectual property rights, constitutional matters, service matters, banking claims, insolvency, white-collar crimes and other disputes. The S&A litigation and ADR team prides itself on its diversity and depth of experience and members are more than often acknowledged by our esteemed clients for consistently delivering results.
  • Intellectual property rights practice group
    IPR being a dynamic regime requires a specialized skill set and in-depth knowledge of the subject. S&A’s intellectual property practice group assists clients in all types of IP work such as registrations, enforcement, commercialization, licensing/assignments, maintenance and evaluation of intellectual property rights in India. Our firm’s proprietary ‘knowledge management system’ with ERP and well-defined processes are utilized to accurately manage due dates and actions in IP prosecutions and litigation cases of its clients.We cover a complete spectrum of intellectual property services in the fields of patents, trademarks, designs, copyrights, domain names, and geographical indications. Services offered are searches, watch service, registration of applications, investigations, litigation, interferences, alternative dispute resolution, negotiations, settlements, licensing, assignments, portfolio management, corporate transactions, registered user agreements, transfer agreements and IP due diligences.Our IPR professionals also assist clients in issues arising out of franchising, advertising, internet and e-commerce, and outsourcing including managed services by third parties. The firm also looks after the litigation matters arising out of these issues.

    We provide the IP litigation or alternate dispute resolution services conducive to enforce our clients’ rights against violations by devising practical and swift legal action against infringements and/or passing off attempts by the third parties. The IP and litigation team is well versed in negotiation, settlements and assignments/licenses/arrangements between the parties. Our IP professionals have spoken at various fora and have published articles, white-papers, news-updates, etc. The firm is often involved in conducting and participating in awareness programs organized to sensitize the public on importance of intellectual property rights in today’s time and age. At S&A we provide a robust intellectual property strategy to implement effective solutions.

  • The corporate and allied laws practice group
    S&A handles domestic as well as international clients and renders services such as corporate advisory, company formations and tax structuring, mergers and acquisitions, management buyouts, project finance, venture capital, issues relating to banking, equity markets, foreign direct investment, exchange control, stock and asset purchases and restructuring. We also work with clients to fulfil their needs pertaining to private equity, venture capital investments, foreign investments, regulatory approvals, investment structuring, import-export, securitization, due diligence, feasibility studies, corporate legal audits, liability analysis, retail and direct marketing etc. We also have extensive experience in taxation laws and regularly advice and assist our domestic and international clients concerning taxation laws.
  • Indirect tax, customs and trade practice group
    Every commercial transaction has taxation aspects, and businesses need to identify them to fulfil their tax responsibilities. The firm’s highly qualified indirect tax practice team (including lawyers and chartered accountants) works with Indian and international businesses and advises them on all aspects of indirect taxation in India, including GST, customs and trade laws.S&A’s team provides a broad spectrum of services under indirect tax, customs and trade group with a specialized team having extensive experience across varied sectors such as manufacturing, real estate, pharma, infrastructure, oil and gas, defence, media, IT ITES, retail, hospitality, banking and financial services, e-commerce, etc. The indirect tax practice offers the entire range of services to multinationals and domestic corporations in designing, implementing, and defending their overall indirect tax strategy.
  • Valuation practice group
    Valuation: S&A’s valuation services aims to help clients prevent compliance issues triggered by gaps in any processes or by someone’s mal-intention or due to loopholes in technologies implemented in businesses. The service aims to detect the discrepancies at an early stage to minimise financial and reputational loss/damage. We create solutions to prevent, detect and act on any compliance-related issues. While acting on prevention, the service also offers legal representation, through our legal experts, where required. Our expertise coupled with the use and development of sophisticated valuation methodologies help in fulfilling even the most complex financial reporting requirements.
  • Commercial transactions group
    Eliminate manual data entry entirely and automate the creation of shipments, consols, declarations, bookings, and other manual processes.

S&A team: The firm has 300+ professionals including experienced lawyers (with in-house advocacy expertise), chartered accountants, company secretaries, taxation experts, patent agents, trademark agents, trademark attorneys, engineers, pharmaceutical industry experts, specialized paralegal staff – representing and assisting clients on litigation, ADR, transactional works, advisory, regulatory, labor and employment, tax, IPR and related matters – and support professionals.

Office and infrastructure: S&A has offices across India, each strategically located from a geo tactical point of view. S&A has offices in New Delhi, Gurugram, Mumbai and Bengaluru. S&A has developed a state-of-the-art technology enabled facility at S&A Tower in Gurugram, where a floor area of 1,20,000 sq. ft. (ground plus five floors) with world-class IT infrastructure. At the new office facility, technology is the backbone driving the legal services by running safe and secure processes.

Differentiators: S&A stands tall and firm on its commitment to its clients. The firm’s five key differentiators are:

  • Ability to provide complete spectrum of legal and allied services
  • In-house advocacy
  • One point of contact policy
  • Competitive fees
  • Technological support

Awards and accolades: S&A has received countless awards and accolades. A few notable and most recent ones are:

  • Recognized in the ‘Legal Powerlist 2021’ amongst ‘Top 50 Law Firms’ by Forbes and Legitquest in the Alternate Dispute Resolution – Arbitration/Mediation and Taxation (Direct & Indirect) Category
  • Daizy Chawla, Managing Partner, and Gunita Pahwa, Joint Managing Partner, recognized among ‘Top 50 Managing Partner’ in the ‘Legal Powerlist 2021’ by Forbes and Legitquest
  • Ranked in ALB Asia IP Rankings 2021 by ALB Tier-1 in Trademark/ Copyright and Tier-2 in Patent
  • Ranked Law Firm in IPR, Dispute resolution, Corporate, M&A, Labor & Employment and Tax practices by Legal 500 in Ranking 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017
  • Amongst Top 5 IPR Law Firms of the year by Indian Law Awards 2019 – Asian Legal Business, Thomson Reuters
  • The Legal 500: Asia-Pacific Ranking 2022 and 2021
    Tier 1 in Dispute Resolution: Arbitration
  • ‘Leading individuals’: Manoj K Singh, Founder and Gunita Pahwa, Joint Managing Partner
    Tier 2 in Dispute Resolution: Litigation
  • ‘Leading Individuals’: Vijay K Singh, Senior Partner
    Tiered Law Firm in Corporate and M&A, Intellectual Property Rights and Tax
  • ‘Top 30 Law Firms of India’ in 2021 and 2020 Ranking by Asian Legal Business
  • Manoj K Singh: ‘India’s Top Lawyers’ by IBLJ in ‘2021-22 A-List Lawyer’
  • Adhip Ray, Principal Associate, recognized by BW Legal World in —Top 30 Under 30 Lawyers and Legal Influencers Award 2021
  • ‘Dispute Resolution Law Firm of The Year’ by BW LegalWorld
  • Recognized as “Employer of Choice (Law firms) for 2021” by ALB
  • Nilava Bandyopadhyay, Senior Partner, recognized as ‘India’s Rising Stars of 2021’ by ALB
  • ‘Award Winning Law Firm’ in Corporate & Commercial category in IBLJ’s Indian Law Firm Awards 2021 & 2020
  • ‘Recommended Law FIRM 2020’ by the 2020 Guide of IFLR 1000
  • Manoj K Singh: India’s Top Dispute Lawyers 2020 by Asian Legal Business
  • Recognized Law Firm in Dispute Resolution and Notable Law Firm in Corporate and M&A, Asialaw Profiles 2021
  • Ranked as Tier 3 Law Firm in the M&A Ranking 2020 by ALB
  • Recognised as ‘Most Innovative Law Firms in India’ by Asian Legal Business in the ALB Trailblazer 2020 List
  • India Firms to Watch 2020 by Asian Legal Business, Thomson Reuters
  • Ranked as Tier-2 Law Firm (Construction) by Benchmark Litigation in 2020
  • Employer of Choice India 2020 by Asian Legal Business, Thomson Reuters
  • Law Firm of the Year (2019) by Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (IACC)
  • Special Recognition for Service to the Legal Profession’ (Achiever’s Awards, 2019) to Mr. Manoj K Singh, by Legal League Consulting
  • 40 under 40 Award (Rising Star 2019) by Legal Era Magazine Award to Ms. Daizy Chawla, Managing Partner
  • 40 under 40 Award (Rising Star 2019) by Legal Era Magazine Award to Ms. Gunita Pahwa, Joint Managing Partner
  • Manoj K Singh – Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year, Indian Legal Awards 2019, Legal Era
  • Arbitration Law Firm of the Year in India, Global Law Experts Annual Awards 2019
  • Mr. Manoj K Singh Recognized Practitioner- Disputes Resolution, Chambers and Partners 2019
  • Mr. Manoj K Singh, Founder, Recognized as top 5 Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the year 2019, Indian Law awards by Asian Legal Business Thomson Reuters
  • Notable Law Firm in Dispute Resolution in Asia law profiles 2019 Rankings
  • Tiered Law Firm for Project development Infrastructure, IFLR1000, 2018-19
  • Notable Firm of the year, Indian Legal Awards 2018
  • Best use of Knowledge Management of the year Award by Indo-American Chamber of commerce (IACC) 2018
  • Law Firm of Year Award at India Legal Awards 2016
  • Recognized Law Firm (Energy & Infrastructure 2015) by IFLR1000
  • National Law Day Award 2014 (Mr. Manoj K Singh)
  • 40 under 45 Young Lawyer Award 2013 (Mr. Manoj K Singh) by Indian Lawyer 250
  • Arbitration Law Firm of the Year 2012 by Finance Monthly Awards
  • Corporate Governance Law Firm of the Year 2012 by Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards
  • Winner of IP Excellence Award in India 2016-2018 and ranked in “Top 50” best law firm by Questel ORBIT, Europe
  • Ms. Daizy Chawla amongst the IP Gems of India 2018 by Questel ORBIT, Europe
  • Best use of Knowledge Management of the year Award by Indo-American Chamber of commerce (IACC) in 2018
Commercial Arbitration, Dispute Resolution, Commercial Litigation Ms. Gunita Pahwagunita@snalawoffices.com+91-124-4666400
Litigation, Arbitration Mr. Nilava Bandyopadhyaynilava@snalawoffices.com+91-11-46667000
Intellectual Property Rights Mr. Shrimant Singhshrimant@snalawoffices.com+91-124-4666400
Corporate Law, Insolvency, Labour & Employment, Intellectual Property, Tax. Ms. Daizy Chawladaizy@snalawoffices.com+91-11-46667000
Litigation, Arbitration Mr. Rajdutt Shekhar Singhrajdutt@snalawoffices.com+91-11-46667000
Litigation, Arbitration Mr. Vijay K Singhvijay@snalawoffices.com+91-11-46667000
Indirect Taxes, Customs and Trade Laws Ms. Smita Singhsmita@snalawoffices.com+91-124-4666400
Anurag Abhishek photoMr Anurag AbhishekPartner
Nilava Bandyopadhyay photo Nilava BandyopadhyaySenior Partner
Daizy Chawla photoMs Daizy ChawlaManaging Partner Head- Corporate and Tax Practice Group and Intellectual Property Practice…
Gunita Pahwa photoMs Gunita PahwaJoint Managing Partner Head – Dispute Resolution Team
Rajdutt Shekhar Singh photoMr Rajdutt Shekhar SinghPartner
Shrimant Singh photoMr Shrimant SinghPartner
Smita Singh photoMs Smita SinghPartner
Vijay Kumar Singh photoMr Vijay Kumar SinghSenior Partner
Professionals : 300
Supreme Court Bar Association
Delhi High Court Bar Association
International Bar Association
Alliance of Business Lawyers
International Trademark Association
Indo-American Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Indo-China Chamber of Commerce
Indo-German Chamber of Commerce
Indo-Italian Chamber of Commerce & Industry
New York State Bar Association
Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA)
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)
Confederation of Indian Industries
The Associated Chambers of Commerce & Industry of India
Bar Council of India

CLIENT:  Mr. Sunil K Jain – Company Secretary
COMPANY / FIRM: Jindal SAW Limited
TESTIMONIAL: We would like to appreciate team and overall services.  We, Jindal SAW Limited have been dealing with M/s Singh & Associates, Advocate, for about a decade and we have very good experience with them.  Their strength lies in managing legal cases by hand holding from the beginning providing strategy and inputs and to make the case very sound.  Their expertise lies in interpretation and preparation for the complex cases.  We have experience of 100% success rate in the cases handled by them.  Their services are comparable with the best of the law firms but their fees are lower than any other successful contemporary law firms.   They are currently dealing with plenty of cases of different magnitude and we feel confident about management of them under their supervision.

CLIENT:  Wang Biao – Legal Counsel
COMPANY / FIRM: ZTE Telecom India Pvt Ltd
TESTIMONIAL: Thanks for your efforts in ZTE’s cases ie. Rcom Insolvency cases.  Your team works very hard and update to us immediately after each hearing. We are satisfied about your team’s efforts. I hope this good and healthy cooperation can continue further.

Thank you.

CLIENT: Jatin Jalundhwala – Jt. President – Legal and Company Secretary
COMPANY / FIRM: Adani Group of Companies
TESTIMONIAL: Glad to take this opportunity to say a few words about our partnership with Singh & Associates.

First about the firm – Overall, It has been a nice experience with M/s Singh & Associates since few months.  The professional approach, adherence to delivery timelines, feed-back mechanism and more particularly frequent meetings with focus to get clarity on issues, etc are worthy highlights.

Founding Partner Mr. Manoj Singh – A professional leading the team upfront with clear communication, with sound knowledge on various laws, good interpretational skills, convincing ability and a leader all the way.

Team – The team (comprising of Gunita Pahwa, Nilava Bandyopadhyay, Rajdutt Shekhar Singh and other senior partners/partners/associates) is a cohesive and knowledgeable with appreciable professionalism, focus on quality delivery, and adherence to timelines.

Turnaround Time – Yes, the turnaround time is probably one of the USPs of the entire team of Singh & Associates.

Overall Services – Overall speaking, the team led by Mr Manoj Singh – the Founding Partner and his team have given us a rich experience of professionalism, coupled with their USP of minimum turnaround time.  Their working relationship with us has been positive, fruitful and reliable.

Our best wishes to Singh & Associates!

CLIENT: Krishna Prakash Maheshwari - CEO
COMPANY / FIRM: Adani Transport Limited
TESTIMONIAL: Our group of businesses have been working with M/s. Singh & Associates for the last 2-3 months after the Covid 19 pandemic started. During this period, our experience with them has been quite good. We have found their services to be quite prompt, exhaustive and well researched. Their services reflect their substantial experience of the industry which is immensely beneficial. Of particular mention (apart from Manoj Singh, the founder partner of course) is the service received from Mr Nilava Bannerjee, who is the point of contact and the key team member interacting with us. Nilava is prompt, accurate and quite well informed of the subject matter. We hope to continue our association with their firm and expand it further across multiple businesses.

CLIENT: Mr. Venkat Rao – General Counsel
COMPANY/ FIRM: JMC Projects (India) Ltd.
TESTIMONIAL: Team: Singh & Associates – Dispute Resolution & Litigation Team

Turnaround Time: The turnaround time of S&A is very minimal. Sometimes, I am surprised how they are able to deliver so quickly. They understand complex legal issues in a very short time.

Overall Services: Our experience with S&A is extremely satisfying. They have a wealth of knowledge and experience and they are happy to share the same with all the clients. The biggest advantage I have found in working with S&A is that apart from having a sound understanding of law, they have an extremely high commercial and business sense. This is not the case with many law firms. I found that particularly in the field of EPC and Construction Contracts, S&A has the expertise in financial, engineering and business aspects as well, besides the expertise on legal issues.  Further, S&A is always abreast of the developments in the legal filed across the globe, which is an added advantage.

Individual Person:

Manoj Kumar Singh:  The best brain on any dispute in the field of construction. He has expertise in law, finance and technical aspects of construction. He is an original thinker and he constantly keeps himself updated on various developments. Apart from this, he has developed an enviable team of young and experienced lawyers.

Gunita Pahwa: We are working on an important infrastructure arbitration matter with Gunita. She is extremely good in understanding complex engineering and technical issues. She is also very prompt in her response to any query from us and is always available for clarifying any doubts or answering any queries. She is very methodical and organised in her work and studies the matter from all angles. It is a pleasure working with her.

Nilava Bandyopadhyay: We are also working with Nilava on some arbitration matters. He is extremely hardworking and has thorough knowledge of various aspects of infrastructure projects. He understands very quickly and his drafting skill is his one of his strengths. Interacting with Nilava is both a pleasure and a learning experience.

CLIENT: Neeraj Kumar – Group CEO
COMPANY / FIRM: Jindal SAW Limited
TESTIMONIAL: The P R Jindal Group of which Jindal SAW Limited is the flagship has been working with Singh & Associates (S&A) for over six years. S&A has been supporting the Group by advising us on formulating the legal strategy and also leading the efforts in all major litigations as well as arbitrations.

We have found S&A to be diligent and maintain high quality work with time discipline. Their responses are well researched which help us in formulating our plan of action. In the last six years that they have been with us, we are also happy with their results and successes they have got for us.

In particular, we would like to appreciate the Founder, Mr. Manoj Singh for leading a good team from the front and taking charge of the litigations personally, ably supported by Mr. Nilava Bandyopadhyay. We appreciate Ms. Gunita Pahwa and Ms. Daizy Chawla for their knowledge, calm demeanour and good quality work. We wish them all the success in all their endeavours.

CLIENT: Sunil Kumar Trehan – Director
COMPANY/ FIRM: Jindal ITF Limited
TESTIMONIAL: The best thing about Singh & Associates is that they arrive at simpler solutions to the most complex problems. Chanakya of the legal fraternity, Mr. Manoj K Singh, bestowed with exceptional wisdom, vast knowledge, and rational thinking, has always found ways and means to logically approach any legal problem. A true visionary, Manoj, has taken many a steps and contributed immensely, to the development and strengthening of arbitration institution in India. The  ADR centre is par excellence, equipped with everything an Arbitration centre could need, including the latest in IT and other tech. I have known Manoj, personally and professionally, for a long time now, and I have closely observed him grow leaps and bounds, building and strengthening his focus on development of Arbitrations and Conciliation both in India, and overseas.

Singh & Associates with its presence all over the country, and overseas, has always put great emphasis on research, thus laying the foundation of bringing the best outcomes, from a dispute. Their strong structures and system-driven processes, honed and perfected over time, are cornerstones of their philosophy- the more we know, better will be the outcome. S&A has imbibed the saying “If you fail to plan, then you plan to fail” in its DNA and it has yielded positive results for every stake holder.

Manoj’s strong hold on finance, coupled with his engineering background, makes him an apt fit for comprehending engineering disputes, and thereby offering feasible solutions in tandem with the requirement of the business.

His recent book ”Infrastructure Arbitration – a perspective” is a significant contribution from Mr. Singh to not only the legal fraternity, but also, to professionals / budding contract administrators and law aspirants. Similarly, hosting various webinars related to change in law / Force Majeure etc during the present crisis of COVID-19 deserves a special mention and appreciation. Such webinars, while educational and informative, are also opening horizons of a fresh outlook, and opportunities which otherwise were opaque due to the previously followed, restricted conventional approach.

I wish all the luck to Mr. Singh and S&A for all their future endeavours.

CLIENT: ANIL KUMAR RAO – Director (Technical)
TESTIMONIAL: We have been associated with M/s Singh & Associates, New Delhi for last 3 years for different Arbitration matters of the company. The professional approach to the legal and contractual matters by Sri Manoj Kumar Singh deserves best of appreciation. The entire team of M/s Singh & Associates lead by Mr Manoj Kumar Singh is exceptionally knowledgeable for different aspects of contract management and formulation of claims. As a whole services rendered by M/s Singh & Associates are placed on record for best of appreciation. We have cherished our relations with them and look forward for strengthening our association

CLIENT: Sanjay Mishra – Head Legal
COMPANY/ FIRM: Adani Enterprises Limited, Natural Resources
TESTIMONIAL: We as in-house legal under Adani Enterprises Limited, Natural Resources have been working with Singh & Associates a law firm since later part of 2019. We have engaged them for legal assignments like corporate advisory on mining laws issues, contractual compliances and such other matters arising out of mine project implementation. Further they have also been advising us on various potential disputes and in pending Arbitration proceedings where we as client need how to protect the interest of the company and recover the money under present legal regime. Singh & Associates is also advising us on commercial disputes in coal trading contracts.

We really appreciate their valuable advice and approach to provide solution in any kind of commercial contracts and related issues. Their turnaround time is outstanding and overall we are getting good services from the team lead by Mr. Manoj Singh, Advocate. Because of his personal attention it always satisfies us as a team.

CLIENT: Ramesh Bhandari – AGM Legal
COMPANY/ FIRM: Adani Enterprises Ltd.
TESTIMONIAL: I got the opportunity to work with M/s Singh & Associates over last few years in relation to some of our commercial disputes. I am highly impressed with the enthusiasm, dedication and commitment which the Firm has shown in delivering the assignments under the able leadership of Mr. Manoj Singh and Ms Gunita Pahwa. Always prompt in their response for assisting the client and infact, adherence to committed deadlines is one of their strongest feature. Dispute Resolution is one of the key area, where Firm is successfully thriving and achieving huge milestones. I have been mostly working with Mr. Manoj Singh and Ms. Gunita Pahwa on my assignments. They are outstanding seasoned litigators and strategist and a treat to work with. I convey my best wishes to Mr. Manoj Singh, Ms Gunita Pahwa and the entire team for their future endeavours!

ClIENT: Vneet S Jaain – CEO
COMPANY / FIRM: Adani Power Ltd.
TESTIMONIAL: At the outset, the overall legal support received from Singh & Associates team is quite satisfactory.   The first and foremost thing which satisfied us is their prompt response and many a times they have delivered services much before our expectation.  We have sought their guidance and views on various issues pertaining to Power, Renewable Energy, Roads, Ports and other infrastructure businesses including our contracts related to cross-border power sale. The suggestions and the solutions received have been very apt and help us in long run.   Singh & Associates Team has provided us with good strategic solutions for resolving very long pending complex issues related to power sale.   Our interactions with the Regulatory Team of Singh & Associates is very satisfactory and helped us in improving our knowledge.  The special feature of this legal firm is apart from solutions from legal perspective they understand the commercial and financial aspects of business and that helps in arriving at a correct overall strategy. Overall service and support from the company is outstanding.

CLIENT:  Neha Satav – Manager – Legal
COMPANY / FIRM: Sterlite Technologies limited
TESTIMONIAL: Singh & Associates is representing us in a suit and we are extremely happy with the way things are proceeding. They are in contact with the best specialists to gather evidence and expert witnesses to give accurate testimony.

Gunita and her team are always on hand to proactively assist and are responsive, available and a pleasure to work with. Mr. Singh has a great legal mind and provides excellent advice with a personal touch. There is no “one size fits all” approach, instead, they have acted in complete interest of the business. He has a great team to back him up too.We are thankful that we selected them to represent us and would highly recommend them

CLIENT: Vinay Gupta – President & head Treasury
COMPANY/FIRM: Jindal Saw Limited
TESTIMONIAL:  We have used Singh Associates (“S & A”) for several years now. As a growing business organisation, we have had variety of requirements starting from reviews of documents, negotiations, litigations and general corporate advisory.

The Quality of work of the law firm is very high and responsiveness and prompt turnaround is excellent. Our Company has used them for all sorts of matters and in different jurisdictions including UAE, USA and Europe. We have interacted with Mr Manoj Singh (Founding Partner) and majority of the team at various levels. We have found stability in the team which helps a lot in understanding the requirements of the client’s needs, like us.

The complexity of our work required a fair bit of research and expertise and Mr. Manoj Singh and his team were able to maneuver us through it with a great deal of care and clarity while taking a lot of time out to ensure we (the client) were aware of the process and on the same page. S&A takes time to understand the business needs and bring commercial and legal solutions in the best interest of all the stakeholders.

There work is always on budget, on time and with a smile. They are a friendly, transparent, and responsive modern law firm that I would recommend. All the best for Team S&A

CLIENT:  Devendra Jain – CEO
COMPANY / FIRM: Dilip Buildcon Limited
TESTIMONIAL: We are one of the largest construction companies in India and M/s Singh & Associates are currently handling a lot of our arbitration work. We chose to go with them for all these cases after having seen & worked with various law firms over the years. What I like about Manoj Singh ji & his team is that they handle each case, however big or small with utmost care and professionalism. They have hand held & guided our team through the entire process of building a case to presenting it. They give you a plan of action at the start so that you can schedule internally & track future milestones. They have also helped us incorporate strategies not only in current cases but also for potential future issues. Finally, besides giving us solid legal advice always they have also helped us on softer issues such as our internal team structure and reporting.

Manoj ji is extremely knowledgeable and his team is very thorough & sharp. They know their craft and will go above & beyond the call of duty for you. I will recommend them whole-heartedly.

CLIENT: Dilip Suryavanshi – CMD
COMPANY/FIRM: Dilip Buildcon Limited
TESTIMONIAL:  It is my great pleasure to be writing about my experience with Manoj Singh ji & his team at M/s Singh & Associates. Hands down he is one of the most brilliant minds in the legal fraternity today. His understanding of not just the law & its interpretation but also about the various nuances of business is unparalleled. He has been instrumental in guiding and leading us through very thorny cases. What I like most about him is that his approach is always of positivity and result oriented. He & his team are very thorough in their research & always present multiple strategies with detailed plans. He is able to visualize issues that few can & then offer the most pragmatic solutions to them. His energy is infectious & his confidence assures you that he will get the best outcome for you no matter how difficult the odds. And most importantly he will be there for you whenever you need him.

I will gladly and strongly recommend M/s Singh & Associates to all those who want the best advice and the most sincere & tireless partner.


Dilip Buildcon Limited (DBL) is one of the prominent names in infrastructure sector and specially road infrastructure. Alleging registration of a FIR against DBL, NHAI issued a Show Cause Notice and finally Ministry of Road Transport & Highways debarred DBL for 4 months alleging breach of Integrity Pact by DBL. Challenging the said Order of debarment, DBL approached the Delhi High Court by filing a Writ Petition.

S&A Law Offices inducts 45 freshers from 14 top law universities in the year 2022

Delhi-NCR, 13 July, 2022: As part of its massive campus recruitment drive, S&A Law Offices has hired 45 students from top law schools across India. The firm has selected these young and dynamic minds from 14 top different law schools.

S&A Law Offices successfully defends the legal right to mine, granted to Jindal Saw Limited against the Waqf Board, Rajasthan and the State of Rajasthan in Supreme Court; Gets the Civil Appeals dismissed.

A new era of jurisprudence has drawn upon the mining industry where S&A Law Offices led by Mr. Manoj K. Singh have successfully contributed in drawing of a remarkable and one of its kind judgment which will go a long way in bolstering the confidence of commercial mining entities across India who are facing hurdles at the hands of scrupulous litigants. A new path has been shown which will end the unwarranted litigation instituted only to harass and blackmail the diligent mining lease holders. 

Singh & Associates undergoes organizational transition; to be called S&A Law Offices

Singh & Associates, India’s leading full-service law firm, as part of an evolutionary organizational change has recently announced advent of S&A Law Offices. The organizational transformation of the firm Singh & Associates to S&A Law Offices is a natural transition in line with the demands of the steep growth curve that it has been navigating. The Firm has also released its new logo to mark its new identity.  

Singh & Associates successfully defends the interest of Vindhyachal Expressway Pvt. Ltd. (VEPL) in Supreme Court; Gets SLP dismissed

Singh & Associates represented Vindhyachal Expressway Pvt. Ltd. (VEPL) in the SLP (C) 15646 of 2021, filed by M.P Road Development Corporation Ltd. (MPRDC) before the Supreme Court. The SC dismissed the SLP on the ground of the analysis of the documents on record and found no reason to interfere with the impugned order passed by the High Court.

Bar Council of Delhi Covid relief measures impact close to 2500 lawyers and their family members; Distributes close to Rs. 3.5 crores worth of support

The Bar Council of Delhi, under the stewardship of its Chairman, Mr Ramesh Gupta, and the entire team has been doing some tremendous work towards the covid relief measure ever since the 2nd wave has hit India. Like many other sectors, the legal industry too witnessed thousands of serious health issues & fatalities. Delhi being the national capital and housing several courts, also has one of the highest number of advocates in any bar council of India. It was natural that the covid impact in Delhi has been one of the harshest.

S&A’s Quest 2019

Singh & Associates, successfully hosted second chapter of its annual event i.e. QUEST: KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE SERIES on December 20, 2019 at The Oberoi, Gurugram.

Book Released

"Infrastructure Arbitration - a perspective"(with special emphasis on road sector)by Mr. Manoj K Singh, Founding Partner, Singh & Associates

Division Bench Of Delhi High Court Upholds The Single Judge’s Judgment


To map the progress of Indian Courts in arbitration matter, a perfect example is the PNC-BEL matter, wherein the Delhi High Court has not only decided the Application filed by NHAI under section 34 and Appeal thereof under section 37 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996, but also releases the entire amount of around Rs.143 Crores to Concessionaire around 10 months of the passing of the Award. In this regard, the Award was pronounced by the Arbitral Tribunal on 20.09.2018, the section 34 Objection was decided on 24.05.2019 and the Appeal under section 37 was decided on 26.07.2019 and finally the money has been received by Concessionaire on 30.07.2019.

Singh & Associates strengthens presence in South India

Singh & Associates strengthens presence in South India; relocates Bengaluru office to a bigger facility with best-in-class infrastructure

To accelerate services and to fulfil the burgeoning demand from Start-ups and HNIs, the firm relocates to Central Business District of the city

Delhi High Court Rejects The Objection Of Nhai Against The Arbitral Award Regarding Pnc-bel (jv)

The Hon’ble Delhi High Court rejects the objections of NHAI under section 34 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 regarding an Arbitral Award which was passed in favour of PNC-BEL (JV). The petition [O.M.P. (COMM) 41/2019, decided on 24th May, 2019] was filed by NHAI challenging the Arbitral Award dated 20.09.2018 passed by the Arbitral Tribunal adjudicating the disputes that have arisen between PNC-BEL (JV) and NHAI in relation to the Agreement dated 04.02.2005, executed between the parties for the Project for Widening and Strengthening of National Highway No. 24 from Km 93.00 to Km 149.25 to four lane standards (Garhmukteshwar to Moradabad) & ROB at Km 181 of NH-24 and Bridges on NH-87 in Uttar Pradesh (Package-II).

Ld’ Adjudicating Authority dismisses the Application under Section 7 by ICICI Bank…

Ld’ Adjudicating Authority dismisses the Application under Section 7 by ICICI Bank against Era Infrastructure (India) Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Era Infra Engineering Limited.

The Division Bench Of The Hon’ble High Court Of Delhi Issues Notice In The Execution Appeal


Matter titled as “M/s Maharishi Ayurveda Products Pvt. Ltd. Vs. Sparsh Builders Pvt. Ltd.

High Court Directs The Drt To Decide The Interlocutory Application


Matter titled as “S.L.Chopra Vs. IDBI”.

No anti-arbitration relief from Civil Court even when fraud/collusion is alleged

No anti-arbitration relief from Civil Court even when fraud/collusion is alleged


Hon’ble Supreme Court of India paved way in upholding the momentous judicial precedent which lays down a crucial legal principle pertaining to arbitration proceedings in India w.r.t. power of a civil court in granting the anti-arbitration relief. Recently, the Hon’ble Supreme Court was pleased to dismiss the Special Leave Petition filed by Mr. Ravi Arya (‘Opposite Party’/‘RA’) and uphold the order of the Division Bench of the High Court of Judicature at Bombay dated 12.02.2019, in the case of Ravi Arya & Ors. vs. Palmview Overseas Limited & Ors.

Jindal Rail Infrastructure Limited wins INR 18.35 Crores plus Interest in Arbitration against Union

Jindal Rail Infrastructure Limited wins INR 18.35 Crores plus Interest in Arbitration against Union of India, Ministry of Railways

Jindal ITF Ltd. wins INR 2015 Crores plus interest and applicable taxes in Arbitration against NTPC

The Final Award dated 27.01.2019 has now been pronounced by the Hon’ble Arbitral Tribunal, which was constituted of three Hon’ble Members [Justice Vikramajit Sen (Retd.), Justice B.P. Singh (Retd.) and Justice Anil Kumar (Retd.)]. The Arbitral Tribunal passed the Award in favour of M/s. Jindal ITF Ltd. (“JITF”) (a PR Jindal Group Company) against NTPC Ltd. (“NTPC”).

Singh & Associates wins “Best Law Firm of the Year 2018”

Singh & Associates wins “Best Law Firm of the Year 2018” Award at India Legal Summit & Awards 2018

Leading experts from infrastructure sector converge at the QUEST 2018 by Singh & Associates

Singh & Associates (S&A), a leading full-service law firm, successfully hosted QUEST 2018 - Knowledge Exchange Series in collaboration with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). The event brought together experts and industry leaders from the Infrastructure Sector who shared their insights and experiences on various aspects of infrastructure project execution and dispute resolution.

National Workshop On Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)

Current Status And Future Prospects organized by Department of Botany, Maitreyi College, University of Delhi in association with Singh & Associates, Founder: Manoj K. Singh, Advocates and Solicitors

Department of Botany, Maitreyi College, University of Delhi in association with Singh & Associates, Founder: Manoj K. Singh, Advocates and Solicitors organized a “National Workshop On Intellectual Property Rights (IPR): Current Status And Future Prospects” on 3rd October, 2018 at Maitreyi College, University of Delhi.

Singh & Associates law firm bags ‘Best Use of Knowledge Management Award’

New Delhi, 14th September 2018: Singh & Associates, one of India's leading full-service law firms has been awarded the ‘Best Use of Knowledge Management of the Year’ at the recently held 14th Indo-US Economic Summit which was inaugurated by Hon’ble Minister for Commerce & Industry & Civil aviation, Govt. of India, Mr. Suresh Prabhu.

Shrem Group got CCI nod to acquire the stake in 23 Subsidiaries of Dilip Buildcon Limited

Singh & Associates, Founder Manoj K. Singh, successfully represented Shrem Group (Chattawal Trust) before Competition Commission of India (CCI) to seek approval of the Board to acquire the stake in 23 subsidiaries of Dilip Buildcon Limited. Dilip Buildcon Limited is a Listed infrastructure-based Company, engaged in various infrastructure projects including construction of highways, bridges, etc. Shrem Group is conglomerate of various companies but it’s a privately owned family business. The Group is spearheaded by two brothers, Mr Nitan Chhatwal and Hitesh Chhatwal who have a collective experience of more than 40 years in creating wealth and building business value. The Shrem Group through its two companies namely Shrem Infraventure Private Limited and Shrem Roadways Private Limited had entered into an Master Agreement with Dilip Buildcon Limited in December 2017 for the proposed acquisition.

Gwalior Bypass Project Ltd

Gwalior Bypass Project Ltd. (GBPL) wins Rs 500 crore arbitration case against the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI)

Singh & Associates, Founder Manoj K. Singh, successfully represented Gwalior Bypass Project Ltd (GBPL) in an Arbitration matter against National Highways Authority of India (NHAI). The arbitration was relating to the dispute arising out of the Design, Construction, Development, Finance, Operation and Maintenance of the work of construction of New Four Lane Gwalior Bypass of the length 42.033 KM on NH-75 in the State of Madhya Pradesh on Build, Operate, Transfer, Annuity Basis executed by GBPL.