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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

India > Dispute resolution: arbitration Tier 1

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

Practice head(s):

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

Other key lawyers:

Apoorve Vashistha; Apoorve Vashistha; Jyoti Kumar Chaudhary

Key clients

DBL Mahagaon Yavatmal Highways Pvt Ltd

DBL Wardha Butibori Highways Pvt. Ltd.

DBL Yavatmal Wardha Highway Pvt. Ltd

DBL Kalmath Zarap Highway Pvt. Ltd.

Parsa Kente Collieries Limited (“PKCL”)

Dilip Buildcon Limited

DBL LUCKNOW SULTANPUR HIGHWAYS LIMITED

Dilip Buildcon – Varaha Infra Limited (JV)

DBL Hassan Periyapatna Tollways Limited

M/s Jalpa Devi Tollways Limited

M/s Dilip Buildcon Limited

Vikram Solar Limited

ADANI ENTERPRISES LIMITED

Sterlite Technologies Limited

DBL Karauli Dholpur

DBL Shahdol Annupur

DBL Mundargi Harapanahalli Tollways Ltd.

DBL Jabalpur Barela

India > Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 2

S&A Law Offices is housed primarily in New Delhi and has a well-regarded litigation practice, noted for its strength in intellectual property, customs and trade, and commercial disputes. Manoj Kumar Singh is experienced in ADR, as well as regularly representing clients in litigation before the High Courts and various tribunals. Vijay Kumar Singh is the key contact for insolvency and bankruptcy-related litigation, with over a decade of experience in this area. Another core team member is joint managing partner Gunita Pahwa, who is based in Gurugram; she is particularly experienced in disputes in the infrastructure, IT and ports sectors.

Key clients

Dilip Buildcon Limited

DBL Hassan Periyapatna Tollways Limited

Dilip Buildcon – Varaha Infra Limited (JV)

Jindal ITF Limited

Jindal Saw Limited

Tirupati Basmati Exports Private Limited

JITF Urban Waste Management Services Ltd.

Jindal Saw Gulf LLC

GMR Pochanpalli Expressway Ltd.

Adani Enterprises Limited

Adani Global Pte Limited

Vikram Solar Limited

Shristi Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited

India > Tax Tier 3

S&A Law Offices‘ practice was significantly boosted by the August 2020 arrival of indirect tax specialist Smita Singh from Ashok Dhingra Associates. Singh co-leads the ‘highly knowledgeable and vastly experienced’ team alongside managing partner Daizy Chawla, who in turn handles direct and international transfer pricing-related matters. Clients range from global corporates to domestic infrastructure providers, while typical advisory work includes evaluating GST issues, customs duty refunds and assessing double taxation avoidance treaties.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘S&A Law Offices has far-reaching tax expertise. Their insight is always very useful and the availability of the team deeply appreciated. The deliverables, irrespective of the format (call, memorandum of understanding, etc) are well-structured and easy to understand even in the case of specific analytical content.’

‘I often have the opportunity to work with Daizy Chawla on various international tax and transfer pricing topics. Each time, it is a renewed pleasure to conduct various tax analyses together and I deeply appreciate her availability and her professionalism, as well as all the efforts provided to contribute to the success of our partnership.’

‘Highly knowledgeable and vastly experienced people.’

‘Good access to lawyers across the firm.’

Key clients

Vikram Solar

Adani Enterprises

JMC Projects India

Allseas Marine Contractors

IGT Solutions

Work highlights

  • Advised Vikram Solar regarding the GST implications of setting up a solar power plant project.
  • Advising Adani Enterprises on the GST implications of MDO services provided and the sale of coal rejects by one of its related entities (Parsa Kente Colleries), as well as the restructuring of the coal rejects transaction.
  • Advising Allseas Marine Contractors in a dispute under the Customs Act, 1962, relating to a refund of customs duty paid under protest during investigations by revenue officers.

India > Corporate and M&A Tier 4

Co-headed by Daizy Chawla , S&A Law Offices‘s corporate and allied laws vertical combines M&A experience with sharp knowledge of tax and regulation to assist with corporate issues. Of note is Chawla’s work in the financial services sectors, advising on critical FEMA and RBI regulatory approvals. The Bangalore desk (which houses co-head Neeraj Dubey ) provides corporate and inbound investment advice to edtech, e-commerce and IT companies.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘S&A Law Offices has highly educated and capable lawyers within their staff. They are able to easily translate complicated international conflicts into local laws.’

‘Daizy Chawla is a great person and a great lawyer who quickly understands complicated conflicts and gives advice to the point.’

‘Neha Mittal is extremely attentive to details, regularly keeps updated on the legal developments.’

‘The team was organized, timely and professional.’

Key clients

Dennemeyer India Private Limited

Dennemeyer S.A. & Dennemeyer & Associates S.A.

Fircosoft India Private Limited

BEMPU Health Private Limited

Dakshas Foundation project

KattaiKkuttu Sangam

Tirupati Basmati Exports Private Limited (TBEPL)

Notesgen Technologies Private Limited

Ashoka Bearing Housing Private Limited

Oomph Social Needs Private Limited

Grand Challenges Canada

Adani Road Transport Limited (ARTL)

GivFunds Social Ventures Trust

Admitad Media Private Limited

Global Network of Civil Society Organisations for Disaster Relief

Cividep India

Work highlights

  • Advised Dennemeyer India Private Limited on a co-investment structure with other investors.
  • Advised Fircosoft India Private Limited on necessary regulatory compliances under the Foreign Exchange and Management Act and Reserve Bank of India guidelines.
  • Assisted BEMPU, a social enterprise dedicated to improving health care in India and around the world, in exploring possibilities for raising capital through equity investments using instruments which can allow easy exit in future.

India > Intellectual property Tier 4

A substantial team at S&A Law Offices provides a complete range of patent, trade mark, copyright, design and domain name and geographical indications expertise. Its focus is on searches, applications, prosecution and renewal matters together with transactions such as licensing, assignments and franchising agreements. Its client roster includes US clients requiring trade mark or patent protection in India, often in the fields of chemistry and pharmaceuticals. Managing partner Daizy Chawla also heads the the corporate and tax teams; her extensive practice includes assisting start-ups under the government scheme aimed at assisting new businesses with trade mark protection. Shrimant Singh leads on much of the patent and design work; he has a background in electronics and communications while founding partner Manoj Kumar Singh continues to spearhead the litigation side of the practice.

Testimonials

Just perfect for handling maintenance fees. Excellent communication. Very reactive.’

‘Super reactive, rigorous, professional. Very accurate, inform us about the law changes at once. Extremely quick answers.’

Singh and Associates is very supportive and quick to respond the technical help required for the submission. Very prompt and clarity on all professional assistance required.’

‘We interact with 2-3 individuals from the team and they are professionally very clear and always ready to resolve the issues. Shrimant Singh and Daizy are forthright and open to discuss all issues and resolve them so that all requirements for filing IPR are fulfilled and queries from the controller of patents are answered satisfactorily.’

Key clients

Dennemeyer and Associates (complete group)

ABG Patentes

Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist, P.A

Arnold Siedsma

Foley & Lardner LLP

Graham Patent law

Johnson Intellectual Property Agency

JWP Patent & Trademark Attorneys

Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren P.C.

Renner Otto

Small Patent Law Group LLC

Sunland Law Firm

Legal Max Law LLC

EURO-APEX B.V (APEX GROUP)

Acumass

Anaqua Services

Allen, Dyer, Doppelt + Gilchrist, PA

Hamrick & Evans LLP

JINDAL SAW LIMITED

WAGNER Rechtsanwälte

HEUSSEN Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH

InsideOut Technologies Private Limited

AIPT Patent, Trademark & Law Office

Thomson Reuters Foundation (Trust Law)

Artfirst Enterprises Pvt. Ltd.

Galadari Advocates & Legal Consultants One Person Company LLC

Balram Verma [Kundan Trading Company]

KLEINER Rechtsanwälte

Work highlights

  • Acts for EURO-APEX B.V (APEX GROUP) in the maintenance of trademark matters and handling opposition matters under the Apex Banner in India.
  • Handles maintenance of trademark matters and handling opposition matters for Allen, Dyer, Doppelt + Gilchrist, PA.
  • Filed the replies to the provisional refusal for two IR applications in the matter of the well-renowned trademarks under the “STAN LEE” banner for Hamrick & Evans LLP.

S&A Law Offices (formerly Singh & 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 Registered Office at Gurugram and other strategically located offices at 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 thrive 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 practices of Litigation, Alternate Dispute Resolution, Commercial Transactions, Corporate and Allied Laws, Intellectual Property Rights, Indirect Tax, Customs & Trade Laws and Valuation Services.

S&A 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 on Litigation, ADR, Transactional Works, Advisory, Regulatory, Labor & 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.

  1. Expertise: 

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

Brief profile of various Practice Groups of the Firm are mentioned below: –

  1. 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.

2. 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 assist clients in all types of IP works like registrations, enforcement, commercialization, licensing/assignments, maintenance and evaluations 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 prosecution 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 client’s rights against violations by devising practical and swift legal recourses 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.

3. 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.

4. Indirect Tax, Customs & 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 & Trade laws.

S&A’s team provides a broad spectrum of services under Indirect Tax, Customs & 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.

5. 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.

6. Commercial Transactions Group

Eliminate manual data entry entirely and automate the creation of shipments, consols, declarations, bookings, and other manual processes.

  1. 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 & Employment, Tax, IPR And Related Matters – and support professionals.

  1. Office & Infrastructure:

S&A has offices across India, each strategically located from a geo tactical point of view. S&A has offices at New Delhi, Gurugram, Mumbai and Bengaluru. S&A has developed a state-of-the-art technology enabled facility at S&A Tower at 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.

  1. 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 & Allied services
  • In-house advocacy
  • One point of contact policy
  • Competitive Fees
  • Technological support
  1. Awards & Accolades: 

S&A has received countless awards and accolades. A few notable and latest 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
DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
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
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Anurag Abhishek photo Anurag AbhishekPartner (Designate)
Nilava Bandyopadhyay  photo Nilava Bandyopadhyay Senior Partner
Daizy Chawla  photo Daizy Chawla Managing PartnerHead- Corporate and Tax Practice Group and Intellectual Property Practice Group
Gunita Pahwa  photo Gunita Pahwa Joint Managing Partner Head – Dispute Resolution Team
Shrimant Singh photo Shrimant SinghPartner
Manoj Kumar Singh  photo Manoj Kumar Singh •Chairman of Executive Committee of Bar Council of Delhi• Director of Chartered…
Vijay Kumar Singh  photo Vijay Kumar Singh Senior Partner
Smita Singh  photo Smita Singh Partner
Rajdutt Shekhar Singh  photo Rajdutt Shekhar Singh Partner
Apoorve Vashistha  photo Apoorve Vashistha Partner (Designate)
Professionals : 300
English
Hindi
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

Briefings
The changing paradigm of commercial disputes in India (https://www.legalbusiness.co.uk/analysis/disputes-yearbook-2020/sponsored-briefing-the-changing-paradigm-of-commercial-disputes-in-india/)
Manoj Singh and Nilava Bandhopadhyay give an overview of the new Indian Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Act

Reverse corporate insolvency resolution process (https://www.legalbusiness.co.uk/analysis/disputes-yearbook-2020/sponsored-briefing-reverse-corporate-insolvency-resolution-process/)
Manoj K Singh and Vijay K Singh discuss the concept of reverse CIRP in India’s insolvency and bankruptcy matters


List of Key Clients:

Adani Group of Companies (Adani Enterprises Ltd., Adani Global Pte Ltd., Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Limited, Adani Vizhinjam Seaport Pvt. Ltd. – a bouquet of more than 25 companies of Adani Group across various sectors like power, road, rail, ports, airports, coal trading, mining etc.)

Dilip Buildcon Limited and its subsidiaries

GMR Infrastructure Limited

GuarantCo Limited

Jindal SAW Group (Jindal Saw Limited, Jindal ITF Limited, JITF Water Infrastructure Limited, Jindal Urban Infrastructure Ltd., JITF Intralogistics Limited, Jindal Rail Infrastructure Ltd., Jindal Steel & Power Ltd.)

JMC Group

PNC Group

PNC-BEL(JV) – A PNC Infratech Limited (PNC) and Bhageeratha Engineering Limited (BEL) Joint Venture etc.

Notable Cases
Deutsche Bank AG (Bank) vs. Era Infra Engineering Limited (EIEL) [International Commercial Arbitration under the aegis of LCIA] 

 Role: Counsel for Era Infra Engineering Limited (EIEL) 

 This was an extremely complex matter related to derivatives with no or very few precedence in hand. On behalf of EIEL, S&A successfully cross examined the witnesses of the Deutsche Bank (with whom the derivatives transactions were undertaken) including its Expert Witnesses. The matter was decided in favour of EIEL.  

Jindal ITF Limited (JITF) vs NTPC Limited (NTPC) [Domestic Commercial Arbitration, Hon’ble Delhi High Court and Hon’ble Supreme Court] 

Role: Counsel for Jindal ITF Limited (JITF)  

S&A lead by Mr Manoj K Singh represented JITF in the arbitration. The matter is unique from various perspectives. In this matter, during the interim stage, the Hon’ble Tribunal directed NTPC to pay to JITF an amount of around INR 355 Crores, which was duly upheld by Hon’ble Supreme Court.  

ZaZa Energy LLC (ZaZavs Sankalp America Inc; [Case No. 2013-14715 at District Court of Harris County, Texas, 269th Judicial District]  

Role: Advisor to JSL 

Role: Mr Manoj K Singh, Expert Witness for Defendant 

ZaZa lodged a claim against Sankalp America Inc and Jindal Saw Limited (JSL). Against JSL, ZaZa lodged a claim of $44 Million on the ground of (1)  strict liability for (a) manufacturing defects; and (b) marketing defects; (2) negligence in the (a) manufacture of the Coupling Stock; and (b) marketing of the Coupling Stock; (3) breach of express warranty; and (4) breach of implied warranty of merchantability.  

While S&A was advising JSL, Mr Manoj K Singh’s role was of an Expert Witness on Indian Law from the Defendant’s side. In the final verdict, the Court was pleased to dismiss the claim of ZaZa and also awarded Cost of Proceedings in favour of JSL. 

National Highways Authority of India vs. PNC-BEL (JV) (Hon’ble Delhi High Court and Hon’ble Supreme Court) 

 Role: Counsel for PNC-BEL (JV) 

 In this case, Mr Singh acted as the lead Counsel on behalf of PNC-BEL (JV). The Award was passed in favour of PNC-BEL (JV) on 20.09.2018 and by August 2019, the entire Award amount including interest to the tune of INR 142 Crores was recovered by PNC-BEL (JV), even without deposit of any Bank Guarantee.  

 Mr. Manoj K. Singh appeared on behalf of PNC-BEL (JV) and got the case dismissed at the first hearing.  

Media Coverage:  

https://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/delhi-hc-asks-nhai-to-pay-rs-143-crore-to-pnc-infratech-within-8-weeks-119060500877_1.html 

ii. https://www.businesstoday.in/current/corporate/hc-dismisses-nhai-plea-against-arbitral-award-of-over-rs-54-crore-to-pnc-infratech/story/354589.html 

 West Haryana Highways Projects Private Limited (WHHPPL) Vs. NHAI (Domestic Commercial Arbitration and Hon’ble Delhi High Court) 

 Role: Lead Counsel for West Haryana Highways Projects Private Limited (WHHPPL)  

This is a landmark awardwherein the Tribunal after trial has found that NHAI was in breach of its contractual obligations and as per Clause 35.2 of the Concession Agreement, the Contractor is entitled to damages.  

 GuarantCo Limited vs Calcom Cement Limited (Calcom) (Hon’ble National Company Law Tribunal) 

 Role: Counsel for Guarantco Limited  

 Mr Manoj K Singh acted as the lead Counsel on behalf of GuarantCoThe Learned Bench allowed the Petition filed by GuarantCo and also admitted the application under Section 7 filed by GuarantCoMr Singh also helped GuarantCo in the settlement process and GuarantCo was able to recover the dues which were pending since the year 2009. 

 Media Coverage: 

https://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/guarantco-dalmia-cement-settle-dispute-over-calcom-cement-120020501784_1.html 

https://www.financialexpress.com/industry/nclt-orders-insolvency-proceedings-against-dalmia-cement-arm/1840678/   

 https://realty.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/allied-industries/dalmia-cement-moves-nclat-over-insolvency-case-against-calcom-cement/73754003 

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The world is one global village, and we are all global citizens. Similarly, the business of corporates and conglomerates transcend geographical boundaries in myriad ways. Therefore, to serve our clients wholly and comprehensively, S&A has over the years built-up and strengthened its international presence, capabilities, and expertise.

Our International Bandwidth

S&A has extensive experience in international arbitrations. Our expert teams regularly and successfully represent clients in many international arbitrations including under the rules of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), London Maritime Arbitration Association (LMAA) and the Singapore International Arbitration Center (SIAC).

S&A regularly advises and represents clients globally on matters related to International Arbitration, Contracts and Transactions, Forensic Investigation & Valuation Services, Corporate & Insolvency, Indirect Tax, Customs & Trade, Capital Markets and Intellectual Property.

Memberships and International Affiliations

S&A has requisite active memberships and international affiliations which are essential for representing our clients across different global jurisdictions. The list of our memberships and international affiliations is given below:

  • Indo-American Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  • Indo-China Chamber of Commerce
  • Indo-French Chamber of Commerce
  • Indo-German Chamber of Commerce
  • Indo-Italian Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  • Indo-Japan Chamber of Commerce
  • Institute of Company Secretaries of India
  • Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA)
  • International Bar Association
  • International Trademark Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • The Council of EU Chambers of Commerce in India
  • The United States Commercial Service

International Exposure

The firm regularly participates in annual international events organized by organizations like the International Bar Association, International Trademark Association, and International Pacific Bar Association.

Knowledge sharing with a global audience

S&A passionately believes in knowledge sharing. The views and inputs from our experts in cross-boundary jurisdictions are regularly carried by leading international publications like Bloomberg, Gulf Times, Macau Daily, UK Press and more. Mondaq recognises the firm as the largest contributor of legal articles.

S&A has five (5) in-house monthly publications/newsletters – Indian Legal Impetus, Pharma Newsletter, Intellectual Property and Technology Law Newsletter, Insolvency roundup and Indirect Taxation which elicit a 50k+ strong readership including international readers.


One of modern India’s core identities is its diversity which is reflected in its religions, ethnicities, customs and social structures. This diversity and pluralism are respected, adopted and celebrated at Singh & Associates, and also forms one of our core strengths. It creates and fosters a vibrant and dynamic workplace and culture that is open to new ideas and is quick to adopt and adapt innovations, as well as is the foundation of a robust democratic set-up.  

Gender Diversity – S&A is an equal opportunities workplace providing growth opportunities to all, irrespective of their colour, caste or gender. Cultural and gender diversity at S&A is visibly manifested in the composition of our team. S&A maintains a fair balance of gender equality in the organization; we are one of the few early movers in the domain of Indian law firms where accomplished women lawyers hold the offices of Managing Partners. The firm encourages organic and upwards growth of all its employees, irrespective of their gender.   

Our inclusivity policies go beyond just the hiring and recruitment; the firm’s leadership ensures that the participation of all employees is equal commensurate only to their abilities. We value and appreciate the contribution of each individual across all level of work, which helps and boosts confidence, engagement and ownership.  The leadership team of S&A under the supervision of Mr Manoj K Singh, Founding Partner, S&A encourage workplace diversity to improve creativity and innovation at work, which result in increments in individual productivity, retention and ownership toward the work. 

Inclusivity, Equality & Pro Bono Services: S&A also supports working for equality for all. S&A is highly active in undertaking Pro Bono work as we believe that it is a real selfless service which transforms an individual’s life, one individual at a time. It builds empathy and gives exposure and education that is necessary for inclusivity to thrive. 

Our leadership is highly engaged and recognized for the Pro Bono work in their respective practice areas in various domestic and international matters. S&A believes that a commitment to the broader community is essential to provide the highest quality legal services and maximize opportunities for personal and professional development. Our legal professionals, at all levels and in all practice groups, work side-by-side to bring practical solutions to individuals and communities often denied access to justice and equal opportunity. In the process, we also support various educational initiatives, NGOs and other sections of society. Mr Singh is an active partner in Advocates for International Development, undertaking pro bono legal work for non-profit organizations addressing poverty in India. Every year, he takes ten fresh lawyers under his mentorship and guides them to the best of his abilities – this is his way of giving back to his fraternity. 


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)
COMPANY / FIRM: PNC INFRATECH LIMITED
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.

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

DIVISION BENCH OF DELHI HIGH COURT UPHOLDS THE SINGLE JUDGE’S JUDGMENT UPHOLDING THE ARBITRAL AWARD IN FAVOUR OF PNC-BEL (JV) AGAINST NHAI

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.

High Court Directs The Drt To Decide The Interlocutory Application

HIGH COURT DIRECTS THE DRT TO DECIDE THE INTERLOCUTORY APPLICATION PRIOR TO THE FINAL HEARING OF THE MATTER

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


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

THE DIVISION BENCH OF THE HON’BLE HIGH COURT OF DELHI ISSUES NOTICE IN THE EXECUTION APPEAL AND STAYS THE ORDER PASSED BY THE EXECUTING COURT

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


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

Introduction

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.