Firm Profile > Singh & Associates Founder – Manoj K Singh Advocates and Solicit > New Delhi , India
Singh & Associates Founder – Manoj K Singh Advocates and Solicit Offices
E-337, EAST OF KAILASH
NEW DELHI 110065
Singh & Associates Founder – Manoj K Singh Advocates and Solicit > The Legal 500 Rankings
Corporate and M&A Tier 4
Acting for domestic and international companies and individual investors, Singh & Associates Founder – Manoj K Singh Advocates and Solicit advises clients on acquisitions of shareholdings, asset sales, joint venture arrangements, including obtaining regulatory approvals, exit strategies, demergers, tenders and complex contentious matters, including breach of contract disputes and offences under the Companies Act. The group boasts particular expertise advising clients on the tax aspects of transactions, supported by the firm's tax practice, and further expertise advising clients on commercial contracts.
Intellectual property Tier 4
Singh & Associates Founder – Manoj K Singh Advocates and Solicitors' IP practice group manages patent and trade mark portfolios for multinational clients in sectors such as telecoms, pharmaceuticals, FMCG, clothing and media. The full range of services are offered, including prosecution, transfer agreements, due diligence, litigation and licensing.
Labour and employment Tier 4
Singh & Associates Founder – Manoj K Singh Advocates and Solicitors recently advised a number of international clients with their secondment matters for employees deployed to foreign jurisdictions and for foreign employees entering the Indian workforce. The team also handles HR policy and employment contract drafting exercises for a number of domestic clients.
Tax Tier 4
Daizy Chawla leads on tax issues at Singh & Associates Founder – Manoj K Singh Advocates and Solicitors, providing expertise with indirect tax laws such as VAT, excise duty and GST.
Singh & Associates Founder – Manoj K Singh Advocates and Solicit > Firm Profile
The firm: Singh & Associates is an ISO 9001:2008 certified full-service law firm, headquartered in New Delhi. It has a pan-India presence, with offices strategically situated at Mumbai, Bangalore and Gurugram. The firm has four major practice groups which are, litigation and ADR, contracts and transactions, corporate and tax, and intellectual property. The firm has created its own niche by providing quality legal services accompanied with excellent turnaround time and competitive fees. The firm has a strong team of professionals including experienced lawyers (with in-house advocacy expertise), chartered accountants, company secretaries, trade mark attorneys, patent agents, engineers and specialised paralegal staff. Singh & Associates was presented with the Excellence in Professional Services Award 2017 by Indo-American Chamber Of Commerce (IACC). The firm has also been awarded the Law Firm of Year Award at India Legal Awards 2016 and a ‘Notable Firm’ by Asia Legal Business M&A Rankings 2016, and 2016 also saw the founding partner, Manoj K Singh, featuring as One of the 100 Legal Luminaries of India for the year 2016, described as ‘excellent and solution-oriented lawyer’ recommended for dispute resolution practice by the renowned The Legal 500. In 2017, WTR1000 has recognised the firm as World’s Leading Trademark Professionals.
Areas of practice: Litigation and ADR: this practice group assists clients with pragmatic and strategic decision-making in litigation and ADR matters. The practice group focuses on all types of litigation instituted and prosecuted within India and abroad, including commercial disputes, recovery proceedings, property disputes, infringement of intellectual property rights, constitutional matters, custody claims, service matters, banking claims, insolvency, criminal matters and other disputes. It also has expertise in handling matters involving white-collar crimes. The practice group has successfully undertaken and represented clients in 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).
Contracts and transactions: this practice group of dedicated and experienced lawyers excels in drafting, negotiating, structuring and closing all kinds of commercial transactions for both domestic and international clients including international joint ventures, private equity and venture transactions, takeover, partnership, franchisee and licence agreements and more. The group has extensive experience in commercial advisory services, including contract compliance and management, advising and assisting clients on regulatory issues for various sectors like real estate and infrastructure projects, waterways, energy, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, shipping and mining, education, food and beverages, manufacturing, employment and labour, banking and project finance, tender and bid documents.
Corporate and tax: the practice group 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, restructuring and private equity and venture capital investments, foreign investments, regulatory approvals, investment structuring, import/export, securitisation, due diligence, feasibility studies, corporate legal audits, liability analysis, retail and direct marketing etc. The group also has experience in taxation laws and regularly advises and assists its domestic and international clients with respect to indirect taxation laws such as excise, VAT, service tax etc.
Intellectual property rights: the practice group comprises patent attorneys, patent agents, technology analysts, engineers, trade mark attorneys, trade mark agents, IPR trained paralegal and dedicated support staff committed to protecting and promoting intellectual property that facilitates businesses around the world. The group covers the complete spectrum of services in patents, trade marks, domain names, copyrights, geographical indications (appellations of origin), designs, and other related rights.
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Staff FiguresNumber of lawyers : 72
MembershipsSupreme 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
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; 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
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 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
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 of India, Ministry of Railways
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” Award at India Legal Summit & Awards 2018
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.
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.
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.
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. (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.
New Delhi, 31st August 2019: West Haryana Highways Projects Private Limited (a Special Purpose Vehicle of Era Infra Engineering) was awarded a Concession Agreement by NHAI on DBFOT Toll basis for widening of existing two lane highway and also constructions of two new bypasses. Although WHHPPL substantially completed the work and Toll was stared in 2014, NHAI was not declaring the completion. Also WHHPPL suffered huge losses due to Project overrun including threat from Banks/Financial Institution w.r.t Insolvency Proceedings (needless to reiterate one such proceedings under I&B Code filed by Bank of Baroda (erstwhile Dena bank) was recently rejected by Principal Bench, New Delhi). It was the case of WHHPPL that NHAI failed to adhere to the terms of CA in fulfilling its obligation of handing over of land. The Arbitral Tribunal passed an Award in favor of WHHPPL inter alia agreeing with the contentions of WHHPPL and also held that NHAI was in breach of the CA. The Tribunal passed an award (including interest) of Rs.750 Crores in favor of WHHPPL.
Singh & Associates' (S&A) Founding Partner, Manoj K Singh, awarded with ‘Special Recognition for Service to the Legal Profession’ at Achiever’s Awards 2019
New Delhi, 27th August 2019: Singh & Associates’ (S&A) Founding Partner, Manoj K Singh, was recognized and awarded with ‘Special Recognition for Service to the Legal Profession’ at Achiever’s Awards 2019 organised by Legal League Consulting held at Taj Mansingh, New Delhi, India. He was felicitated for his support to the legal profession.
Ld’ Adjudicating Authority dismisses the Application under Section 7 by ICICI Bank against Hyderabad Ring Road Projects Private Limited a Special Purpose Vehicle related to Era Infra Engineering Limited.
Singh & Associates' (S&A) Founding Partner, Manoj K Singh, wins “Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year” Award at Indian Legal Awards 2018-19, Legal Era
New Delhi, 19th March 2019: Singh & Associates’ (S&A) Founding Partner, Manoj K Singh, has been awarded the “Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year” at the recent Legal Era Indian Legal Awards 2018-19 held at Hotel Taj Lands End, Mumbai, India. He was felicitated with one of the most-coveted award of the country for his in-depth legal expertise and for providing innovative solutions to complex legal issues for over more than 14 years. The award was presented by Hon’ble Mr. Justice Deepak Verma, Former Judge, Supreme Court of India and Mr. Rafique Dada, Senior Advocate.