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Singh & Associates Founder – Manoj K Singh Advocates and Solicit > The Legal 500 Rankings
Singh & Associates Founder – Manoj K Singh Advocates and Solicitors is instructed by private and public clients, including the Government of India, in significant arbitration proceedings arising from issues during infrastructure projects. Practice head Manoj Kumar Singh is in demand for his expertise in both domestic and international arbitrations in forums such as the International Chamber of Commerce and the Singapore International Arbitration Centre. Gunita Pahwa is also noted for her strong track record in commercial arbitral proceedings. Vijay Kumar Singh is best known for his expertise in arbitration disputes concerning real estate projects.
‘Singh & Associates is unique in terms of its expertise in handling any issue relating to construction and EPC contracts. They have complete domain knowledge, including all of the technical and commercial aspects. I have not seen any other law firm with this kind of expertise.’
‘Singh & Associates’ team have a very unique way of solving problems in an abrupt manner. They have a fantastic grasp of the commercial and financial aspects of matters, which helps them provide clients with the appropriate advice in all situations.’
Adani Enterprises Limited
Vikram Solar Limited
Adani Global Pte Ltd.
Uppal Housing Private Limited
JITF Water Infrastructure Limited
PNC Infratech Limited
Dilip Buildcon Ltd.
JMC Projects India Limited
Sterlite Technologies Limited
Mera Baba Reality Associates Pvt Ltd.
Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Limited
Adani Vizhinjan Sea Port Pvt. Ltd
Palm view Overseas Limited
JITF Urban Waste Management
JWIL Water Infra
Emaar MGF Construction Private Limited.
Corporate and M&A Tier 4
Mandates pertaining to company formation, mergers and acquisition, management buyouts and restructuring are all core areas of activity for Singh & Associates Founder – Manoj K Singh Advocates and Solicitors. Practitioners also have thorough knowledge of venture capital transactions, foreign direct investments as well as private equity deals. Founding partner Manoj Kumar Singh and Daizy Chawla manage the department, which acts for domestic and international clients on a variety of transactional matters.
‘The team at Singh & Associates led by Daizy Chawla provided our charitable trust with sound legal advice which was thoughtful and detailed. They took the time to understand the work that we do at our non-profit, so as to render practical and relevant legal advice.’
Kyokuto Kaihatsu Kogyo Co. Ltd
Bank of China
Uppal Housing Private Limited (Due Diligence)
PK Industries Private Limited
SoBo Estate Development Private Limited
New Dimension Edumark LLP
Waste Capital Partners Inc. and Waste Ventures India Private Limited
MHS City Lab
Buzz India Trust
Kohinoor Foods Limited
GivFunds Social Ventures Trust
Fircosoft India Private Limited
YODOYABASHI & YAMAGAMI L.P.C. Osaka Office
Jindal Saw Limited
Pactera Technology (Hong Kong) Limited
Intellectual property Tier 4
Singh & Associates Founder – Manoj K Singh Advocates and Solicitors’ IP practice fields a team of experts that handles trade mark and patent filing, prosecution, enforcement and oppositions. Multinational clients retain practice heads Manoj Kumar Singh, Daizy Chawla and Shrimant Singh for portfolio management and protection, with recent instructions involving appearances before the Intellectual Property Office for clients in the solar panels, pharmaceuticals, chemistry, mechanical engineering and telecoms sectors.
‘An excellent team! Quick advice on all IP matters, particularly patents.‘
Dennemeyer & Associates
Euro -Apex B.V (Apex Group)
Allen, Dyer, Doppelt + Gilchrist, PA
Arnold & Siedsma
Hamrick & Evans LLP
HEUSSEN Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
ABG Intellectual Property
AIPT Patent, Trademark & Law Office
Artfirst Enterprises Pvt. Ltd.
Insideout Technologies Private Limited
Pactera Technology International Limited
Thomson Reuters Foundation
Legalmax Law Firm
Thomson Reuters Foundation (Trust Law)
Tax Tier 4
Singh & Associates Founder – Manoj K Singh Advocates and Solicitors has an active direct tax practice which draws upon the corporate expertise of co-head Daizy Chawla and the litigation expertise of Vijay Kumar Singh and founding partner Manoj Kumar Singh. Recent High Court successes saw positive results in quashing income tax recovery orders for clients in the manufacturing, infrastructure sectors. Other recent instructions saw the team providing advice on GST and customs tax to corporate clients.
JITF Urban Infrastructure Services Limited
Jindal Fittings Limited
Jindal Quality Tubular Limited
Jindal ITF Limited
Dennemeyer & Associates, SA
CEC International Corporation India Private Limited
Vikram Solar Private Limited
‘The team, led by highly experienced founding partner Manoj Kumar Singh, is well-versed and results-oriented.’
M/s. Uppal Housing
M/s. ZTE Telecom India
Gwalior Bypass Projects
West Haryana Projects
HG Infra Engineering
M/s. Dunar Foods
M/s. Jindal Fittings
M/s. JITF Urban Waste Management Services
Jindal Urban Infrastructure
M/s. Dilip Buildcon
JITF Urban Waste Management (Jalandhar)
JITF Urban Waste Management (Bathinda)
Singh & Associates Founder – Manoj K Singh Advocates and Solicit > Firm Profile
The firm: Singh & Associates is an ISO 9001: 2015 certified full-service law firm uniquely positioned to assist clients with diverse practice capabilities. The firm has 6 major practice groups; Litigation & ADR, Contracts & Transactions, Corporate and Allied Laws, IPR, Forensic Investigations & Valuation Services, Indirect Tax, Customs & Trade. With offices at New Delhi, Gurugram, Mumbai, Bengaluru, S&A is fully equipped to provide legal services on a pan-India basis. The firm has created its own niche nationally and internationally by providing quality legal services accompanied with excellent turnaround time and competitive fees. The firm has a strong and experienced team of 230+ professionals including Lawyers, Chartered Accountants, Company Secretaries, Trademark Attorneys, Patent Agents, Engineers, Pharmacists, Experienced Analysts, professionals and Specialized Para-legal Staff – representing and assisting clients on litigation, ADR, transactional works, advisory, regulatory, labor & employment, tax, IPR and related matters. S&A has been recommended and awarded by many leading directories such as Legal 500, Asian Legal Business, IBLJ, Asialaw Profiles, Benchmark Litigation, to name a few.
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).
Commercial 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 Allied Laws: 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.
Forensic Investigations and Valuation services: It aims to help clients prevent fraud and 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 leverage the latest tools and technology and create solutions to prevent, detect and act on any fraud or compliance-related issues. While acting on prevention, the service also offers legal representation, through our legal experts, where required.
Indirect Tax, Customs & Trade Group: the practice group provides a broad spectrum of services under Indirect Tax, Customs & Trade Group with a specialized team having extensive experience in across varied sectors such as manufacturing, real estate, pharma, infrastructure, oil and gas, defense, 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.
|Litigation and ADR|
|Contracts and transactions|
|Corporate and M&A|
|Intellectual property rights|
|Banking and finance|
|Real estate, infrastructure and energy|
|Labour and employment|
|Nilava Bandyopadhyay||Senior Partner||View Profile|
|Ms Daizy Chawla||Senior PartnerHead – Corporate & Tax Practice Group||View Profile|
|Neeraj Dubey||Partner||View Profile|
|Mr Vishal Gera||Partner||View Profile|
|Reeta Mishra||Partner||View Profile|
|Ms Gunita Pahwa||Joint Managing PartnerHead – Contracts and Transactions and ADR||View Profile|
|Shrimant Singh||Partner||View Profile|
|Mr Manoj Kumar Singh||•Chairman of Executive Committee of Bar Council of Delhi• Director of Chartered…||View Profile|
|Mr Rajdutt Shekhar Singh||Partner||View Profile|
|Mr Vijay Kumar Singh||Senior Partner||View Profile|
|Smita Singh||Partner||View Profile|
|Apoorve Vashistha||Partner (Designate)||View Profile|
Staff FiguresNumber of lawyers : 165
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 Bar Council of India
Disputes Yearbook 2020
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
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.)
PNC-BEL(JV) – A PNC Infratech Limited (PNC) and Bhageeratha Engineering Limited (BEL) Joint Venture etc.
|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 (ZaZa) vs 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.
| 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 award, wherein 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 GuarantCo. The Learned Bench allowed the Petition filed by GuarantCo and also admitted the application under Section 7 filed by GuarantCo. Mr Singh also helped GuarantCo in the settlement process and GuarantCo was able to recover the dues which were pending since the year 2009.
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
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.
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.
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.
Press Releases15th January 2020 Singh & Associates, successfully hosted second chapter of its annual event i.e. QUEST: KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE SERIES on December 20, 2019 at The Oberoi, Gurugram.
15th January 2020 "Infrastructure Arbitration - a perspective" (with special emphasis on road sector) by Mr. Manoj K Singh, Founding Partner, Singh & Associates
6th August 2019 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.
1st August 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
10th June 2019 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).
13th May 2019 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.
25th March 2019
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”.
25th March 2019
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.”
19th March 2019
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.
6th March 2019
Jindal Rail Infrastructure Limited wins INR 18.35 Crores plus Interest in Arbitration against Union of India, Ministry of Railways
4th February 2019
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”).
14th December 2018
Singh & Associates wins “Best Law Firm of the Year 2018” Award at India Legal Summit & Awards 2018
4th December 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.
12th November 2018
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.
26th September 2018
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.
26th September 2018
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.
26th September 2018
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.
Legal Developments2nd September 2019
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.
30th August 2019
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.
29th May 2019
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.
11th April 2019
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.