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S&A Law Offices
Plot Number 5, 6 & 7
Udyog Vihar, Phase IV, Sector 18
Gurugram,Haryana-122015 INDIA

India > Dispute resolution: arbitration Tier 1

S&A Law Offices‘ dispute resolution group has notable expertise across the mining, construction, infrastructure, energy, and projects sectors, and has acted for clients in several significant judgements and arbitral awards, in both domestic and international commercial arbitrations. The team is jointly led by co-founder of the firm Manoj Kumar Singh, Gurugram-based managing partner Gunita Pahwa, Vijay Kumar Singh, and Nilava Bandyopadhyay. All lawyers are in New Delhi unless otherwise stated.

Practice head(s):

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


S&A Law Offices has a different way to approach the matter in many ways. Their commercial & technical expertise brings new perspectives to the matter and give an edge over the counter party.

The ability to deal with the matters in great detail with humongous preparation makes them different from others. Relentless efforts are made to prove the case and the thinking is always out of the box.

Key clients

Kalpataru Project International Limited

Adani Vizag Coal Terminal Private Limited

Kurukshetra Expressway Private Limited

PNC Raebareli Highways Private Limited

PNC Infratech Limited

Adani Vizag Coal Terminal Private Limited

Forest Certification Limited Liability Company

Adani Ports Special Economic Zone Limited

Talabira (Odisha) Mining Private Limited

Adani Enterprises Limited

Jindal ITF Limited.

Vikram Solar Limited (‘VSL’)

Jhar Mining Infra Private Limited

Dilip Buildcon Limited

JITF Urban Waste Management (Ferozepur) Ltd.

JITF Urban Waste Management (Bathinda) Ltd.

JITF Urban Waste Management (Jalandhar) Ltd

Parsa Kente Collieries Limited

Adani Ennore Container Terminal Private Limited

Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL)

Adani Vizhinjam Sea Port Pvt Ltd

Gidhmuri Paturia Colleries Private Limited

Sterlite Technologies Limited

Palm View Investments Overseas Ltd

Adani Road Transport Limited

Adani Global PTE

Delhi International Airports Ltd. (DIAL)

JMC Projects (India) Limited

Work highlights

  • Representing Adani Vizhinjam Port Pvt. Ltd against the Government of Kerala in an ongoing arbitration matter for a claim amount of Rs. 3953 Crore.
  • Representing Adani Port and Special Economic Zone Limited, the largest commercial port operator in India, in an arbitration matter against GSPC LNG Limited for a Claim amount of Rs.2462 Crore.
  • Concluded arguments in huge Arbitration matters with Airport Authority of India related to Mumbai Airport and Delhi Airport. The order is reserved by respective Arbitration Tribunals.

India > Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 2

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

Practice head(s):

Manoj Kumar Singh; Vijay Kumar Singh; Nilava Bandyopadhyay

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Parsa Kante Collieries Limited

Bilaspur Pathrapalli Road Private Limited

Dilip Buildcon Limited

Jindal ITF Limited

RattanIndia Finance Private Limited (RFPL)

Shristi Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited

JITF Urban Waste Management (Ferozepur) Ltd.

JITF Urban Waste Management (Jalandhar) Ltd.

PNC Infratech Limited

Vindhyachal Expressway Private Limited

Vikram Solar Limited

Timarpur Okhla Waste Management Company Limited

Jindal Saw Ltd.

GMR Infrastructure Limited

Palm View Overseas Investment Limited

RattanIndia Enterprises Limited

Hamlin Trust

India > Projects and energy Tier 3

With specialist knowledge in the waste management, infrastructure, and energy sectors, the team at S&A Law Offices routinely offers advice on litigation and arbitration in this space. The group’s expertise also takes in labour laws and tax matters. In New Delhi, counsel Manoj Kumar Singh regularly represents clients in cross-border financial and investment disputes, and Vijay Kumar Singh and Daizy Chawla are sought after for advising on complex M&A transactions. Gurugram-based Gunita Pahwa is a key contact for dispute resolution and commercial work.

Practice head(s):

Manoj K Singh; Gunita Pahwa; Vijay K Singh; Nilava Bandyopadhyay; Rajdutt Shekhar Singh

Other key lawyers:

Daizy Chawla; Manish Gopal Singh Lakhawat; Anurag Abhishek

Key clients

Kalpataru Project International Limited

Adani Vizag Coal Terminal Private Limited

Adani Vizag Coal Terminal Private Limited

India Coke & Power Pvt Ltd

Twenty First Century Mining

Adani Ports Special Economic Zone Limited (APSEZL)

Talabira (Odisha) Mining Private Limited (TOMPL)

Adani Enterprises Limited

Jindal ITF Limited.

Vikram Solar Limited (VSL)

Jhar Mining Infra Private Limited

JITF Urban Waste Management (Ferozepur) Ltd.

JITF Urban Waste Management (Bathinda) Ltd.

JITF Urban Waste Management (Jalandhar) Ltd

Parsa Kente Collieries Limited

Adani Ennore Container Terminal Private Limited

Adani Vizhinjam Sea Port Pvt Ltd

RattanIndia Enterprises Limited

Gidhmuri Paturia Colleries Private Limited

Sterlite Technologies Limited

IMR Metallurgical Resources AG

Adani Global PTE

Timarpur Okhla Waste Management Company Limited (TOWMCL)

Jhar Mining Infra Private Limited

Gidhmuri Paturia Colleries Private Limited

India > Tax Tier 3

The tax practice at S&A Law Offices assists clients with tax planning, restructuring, advisory, compliance and litigation. The team has particular expertise in corporate and finance tax-related matters and regularly advises clients on tax-effective structures for domestic and international business operations. Senior Partner Daisy Chawla leads from New Delhi focusing on direct tax and Smita Singh leads from Gurugram focusing on indirect tax. The team has also benefitted from the hires of Megha Tewari, Prateel Sagar and Preeti Puri.

Practice head(s):

Daizy Chawla; Smita Singh

Other key lawyers:

Key clients


Vikram Solar

Infodrive India

IGT Solutions

Dr. Oetker India

Delhi Duty Free Services AMPO Valves India

Jindal SAW

Ingeteam Power Technology

Jindal ITF

JMC India

Delhi Duty Free Services

Sterne India

Envato Pty Ltd./ Envato Elements

Hero Electric Vehicles

Vedanta Resources

Adani Enterprises

Work highlights

  • Assisted Envato in the closing of its GST investigation.
  • Advising Jindal on an investigation being conducted by DGGSTI.
  • Assisted Ingeteam Power Technology in tax planning pursuant to a proposed de-merger.

India > Corporate and M&A Tier 4

Representing clients from across the real estate, infrastructure, and tech industries, S&A Law Offices has extensive expertise on all aspects of corporate transactions, along with tax and regulatory matters. With offices in New Delhi, Gurugram, Mumbai, and Bengaluru, the firm delivers a strong nationwide offering, with New Delhi-based head Daizy Chawla bringing in-depth knowledge on corporate, tax, and IPR laws to the group. Senior principal associate Jatin Kapoor focuses on corporate restructurings and senior associate Neha Mittal handles secretarial compliance matters.

Practice head(s):

Daizy Chawla

Other key lawyers:


‘High quality professionals and very kind.’

Key clients

Jindal Saw Limited

JWIL Infra Limited

IMR Resources India Private Limited & India Coke and Power Private Limited

Twenty First Century Mining Private Limited

The Hamlin Trust

RattanIndia Enterprises Limited

PalmView Overseas Investments Limited



Gupshup Technology India Private Limited

Dotgo LLC

Admitad GmbH

Delhivery Limited

Thinksharp Foundation

Foundation of Arts

Pactera Technologies India Private Limited

Fircosoft India Private Limited

Sennheiser Electronics India Private Limited


AMPO Valves India Private Limited

Rueben S. Bajaj

Work highlights

  • Provided advisory and legal representation services to Jindal Saw Limited (JSL), the successful resolution applicant (SRA) in the Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process (CIRP) of Sathavahana Ispat Limited.
  • Aided JWIL Infra Limited in devising strategy for purchase of shares in a company (with ongoing oppression and mismanagement litigation) and drafting share purchase agreements between current and prospective shareholder, which align with the Company’s existing Articles of Association, Shareholders Agreement, and Deed of Adherence.
  • Assisting Twenty First Century Mining Private Limited (being the successful bidder of the tender issued by the Ministry of Coal (MoC)) in preparation of the Mining Plan for submission with the MoC well as in documentation, negotiation with Bankers for funding its business, advisory on varied issues arising of or pertaining to the mining project, etc.

Intellectual property Tier 4

S&A Law Offices is a name to note for patent portfolio management, acting for major global conglomerates and blue-chip companies in the field of tech. The team also has a strong transactional IP offering, handling issues such as licensing, assignments and franchising agreements. New Delhi-based senior partner Daisy Chawla heads up the practice; her team includes patents experts Aayush Sharma and Suchi Rai, as well as principal associate Samridh Ahuja. All named individuals are based in Gurugram unless otherwise noted.

Practice head(s):

Daizy Chawla

Other key lawyers:


‘I appreciated their can-do attitude and thinking outside the box.’

Key clients

ABG Patentes


AL ROWAD International Intellectual Property

Alix, Yale & Ristas, LLP

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


Arcadia IP Pty Ltd

Army Design Bureau

Arnold Siedsma

AUUM Pvt Ltd

Bardehle Pagenberg

Beshining IP

Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC

Borsam Intellectual Property

Cabinet Breventia

Chofn Intellectual Property

Cohn De Vries Stadler

De Clercq & Partners C.V.B.A.

Deepak Kapoor

Dennemeyer & Associates S.A. Munich

Dickinson Wright

Dilworth & Barrese

DMK Intellectual Property Law PLLC

Dority & Manning P.A.

Dr Mathivanan Dakshinamoorthi

Druces LLP

Eeckhaoudt IP bvba

Elzaburu, S.L.P.

Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP

Foley & Lardner LLP


G. E. Ehrlich (1995) Ltd.

Galadari Advocates & Legal Consultants



Gorodissky & Partners

Graham Patent Law

Große Klüppel Kross

Hamrick & Evans LLP

Heussen Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH

Ice Miller LLP

Infravision Foundation

Intangles Pvt Ltd

Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor & Hunt

Johnson Intellectual Property Agency

JWP Patent & Trademark Attorneys Dorota Rzazewska


KINHALO International Intellectual Property (Beijing) Ltd

KLEINER Rechtsanwälte

Köllner & Partner mbB, Patentanwälte

Kondrat & Partners

Law Office of Frank Taddeo Jr.

Law Offices of Guy V. Manning

Legalmax Law Firm

Mathys & Squire LLP

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

Medler Ferro Woodhouse & Mills PLLC

Meissner Bolte

Murgitroyd & Company Limited

National Research Development Corporation

Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP

Orang Tua Group

Patent Law Firm Wittmann

Plougmann Vingtoft

Pradaan Labs

Profacere S.R.L

Qubiseed Technologies LLP

Reed Smith LLP

Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren P.C.

renner otto

Russelll Kennedy Lawyers

Schwegman Lunderberg Wossner

Scihead Patent agent co. Ltd.

Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton, LLP

Shilon Zuckerstein & Co.

Small Patent Law Group LLC

Stephens Scown LLP

Stevens Hewlett & Perkins

Ström & Gulliksson AB

United Patents and Trademark Services, Dubai

Wagner Rechtsanwälte

Witte, Weller & Partner

Wittmann Hernandez Patentwalte

Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP


Work highlights

  • Assisting a US-based multimillion-dollar medical instruments business with the investigation of a patent infringement.
  • Assisting Jindal Saw with filing an opposition in India against the conflicting mark “JINDAT”.
  • Advised a government organisation under the Ministry of Defence on the patentability criteria regarding their inventions.

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 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, anaging 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
Department Name Email Telephone
Commercial Arbitration, Dispute Resolution, Commercial Litigation Ms. Gunita Pahwa gunita@snalawoffices.com +91-124-4666400
Litigation, Arbitration Mr. Nilava Bandyopadhyay nilava@snalawoffices.com +91-11-46667000
Intellectual Property Rights Mr. Shrimant Singh shrimant@snalawoffices.com +91-124-4666400
Corporate Law, Insolvency, Labour & Employment, Intellectual Property, Tax. Ms. Daizy Chawla daizy@snalawoffices.com +91-11-46667000
Litigation, Arbitration Mr. Rajdutt Shekhar Singh rajdutt@snalawoffices.com +91-11-46667000
Litigation, Arbitration Mr. Vijay K Singh vijay@snalawoffices.com +91-11-46667000
Indirect Taxes, Customs and Trade Laws Ms. Smita Singh smita@snalawoffices.com +91-124-4666400
Photo Name Position Profile
Anurag Abhishek photo Mr Anurag Abhishek Partner
Nilava Bandyopadhyay photo Nilava Bandyopadhyay Senior Partner
Daizy Chawla photo Ms Daizy Chawla Managing Partner Head- Corporate and Tax Practice Group and Intellectual Property Practice…
Gunita Pahwa photo Ms Gunita Pahwa Joint Managing Partner Head – Dispute Resolution Team
Rajdutt Shekhar Singh photo Mr Rajdutt Shekhar Singh Partner
Shrimant Singh photo Mr Shrimant Singh Partner
Smita Singh photo Ms Smita Singh Partner
Vijay Kumar Singh photo Mr Vijay Kumar Singh Senior 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

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.  

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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. 

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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)
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.

The Alliance for Corporate Counsel and Company Secretaries (ACoS) calls for recognition of General Counsels under the Advocates Act at its 7th Annual Meet & International Summit.

Chief Guest of the event, Former Justice, Supreme Court of India, Mr. Krishna Murari, encourages different stakeholders to come together for a healthy and focussed discussion on this important subject.

Historic NCLT Hyderabad Ruling Approves resolution plan of Jindal Saw Limited of Groundbreaking Merger with SathavahanaIspat Limited Amidst Unprecedented Upheavals

In an unprecedented turn of events fraught with challenges and various upheavals, the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT), Hyderabad Bench, has granted its approval for the groundbreaking Resolution Plan submitted by Jindal Saw Limited (JSL), a flagship company of the P.R. Jindal Group. This momentous decision allows for the merger of SathavahanaIspat Limited (SIL), the Corporate Debtor, with JSL, creating a dynamic synergy between the two businesses that will undoubtedly enhance JSL's market presence and operations.


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.

High Court Directs The Drt To Decide The Interlocutory Application


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


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


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.