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Singhania & Partners LLP
S&P HOUSE, P-24, GREEN PARK EXTENSION
NEW DELHI 110 016
India

Dispute resolution Tier 2

In addition to its expertise in the enforcement of arbitration awards in the construction and infrastructure space, Singhania & Partners LLP handles a broad range of contractual disputes in sectors as diverse as telecoms, automobiles and real estate. Managing partner Ravi Singhania, whose clients include Indian subsidiaries of Fortune 500 companies and governmental bodies, stands out for his recent representation of the National Highways Authority of India in the Supreme Court in a dispute over a contract for a major construction project.

Practice head(s):

Ravi Singhania; Shilpa Shah; Vikas Goel; Shambhu Sharan; Madhu Sweta

Testimonials

The individuals in the firm are trained to work proficiently, to provide precise legal representation in commercial disputes and to align their litigation strategy to suit the client’s interests.

The firm adopts a proactive approach to understanding the core matters.

Key clients

National Highway Authority of India

Punj Lloyd

Sinosteel Equipment and Engineering Company

C&C Constructions

Simplot India Foods

Insolvency Professional

Semac Consultants

PNC Delhi Industrialinfra

Patel Infrastructure

CNH Industrial

WSP Consultants India

State Bank of India

Sig Sauer India

Railtel Corporation of India

Solar Designs

Abhyudaya Housing & Construction

Bony Polymers

Energy Infrastructures India

Dispute resolution: arbitration Tier 2

With particular expertise in the construction and steel sectors, Singhania & Partners LLP stands out for its involvement in project-related arbitrations  between public sector bodies and contractors, in which the team predominantly acts for corporations in the defence of claims or in the pursuit of payment for services rendered or additional costs incurred throughout the lifespan of a project. Practice head Ravi Singhania remains a highly active member of the group: recently, he successfully acted for Sinosteel Equipment and Engineering in an ICC arbitration against MSPL concerning the latter's failure to meet its payment obligations to the client.

Practice head(s):

Ravi Singhania; Shilpa Shah; Vikas Goel; Shambhu Sharan; Madhu Sweta

Key clients

Sinosteel Equipment and Engineering Company

Isgec Heavy Engineering

Simplot India Foods

Railtel Corporation of India

Punj Lloyd

CNH Industrial

C&C Constructions

PNC Delhi Industrialinfra

National Highway Authority of India

Solar Designs

Corporate and M&A Tier 3

Acting for public and private foreign and domestic corporates, investment funds and, increasingly more often, start-ups, Singhania & Partners LLP handles full life cycle work, spanning IPOs, fundraising, mergers, acquisitions, and, most prominently, joint venture arrangements, in a range of sectors including infrastructure, manufacturing and financial services. Ravi Singhania remains highly active in matters involving joint ventures, asset and share purchases, venture capital investments and mergers in jurisdictions as diverse as the US, Hong Kong and Australia. Arjun Anand joined the firm in 2018, bringing a wealth of experience advising private equity funds and Fortune 500 companies on investments and structuring mandates.

Practice head(s):

Ravi Singhania; Dipak Rao; Manish Sharma; Sonil Singhania; Arjun Anand; Rudra Srivastava

Testimonials

“Strong and practical local knowledge which one does not necessarily get from branch offices of branded international firms.”

 

“I have worked with founding partner Ravi Singhania and associate partner Rudra Srivasta. I found them to be both competent and very responsive under a tight time frame as demanded by my clients on a commercial sale project.”

Key clients

Rubixis Inc.

Italmatch Group

FunSpot

Advance Financials

Amfora Wine and Foods Private Limited

Imperial Auto Industries Ltd.

Minafin Group

Blue Umbrella India Private Limited

Marcus Spurway LLP

Tupperware India Private Limited

Erich UTSCH AG Germany

Consortium of Investors

Global Business Process Outsourcing Solutions Provider

Vikram Kapahi (investor)

Golden Highway International Limited

Lionsgold Limited

Intellectual property Tier 3

Singhania & Partners LLP’s IP team focuses on trade mark, copyright and geographical indication prosecution and enforcement services for domestic and international clients. Alongside clients sourced from a range of sectors including consumer goods and healthcare, the team also assists startups, entrepreneurs and innovators in technology sectors such as biotechnology, engineering and IT with their IP requirements.

Practice head(s):

Dipak Rao

Key clients

Rubi Shoes

International Health Management Associates

Indian Institute of Management Calcutta Innovation Park

Motion Health Group

Pioneer Chicory

Tiger Coatings GmbH & Co

Institut national de l’origine et de la qualité

Eschenback Optik GmbH

eEye Digital Security

Arnold & Richter Cine Technik

Monosha Biotech Private Limited

Bounce Inc

Bright Brewer’s Yeast Inc

UNIFI Inc.

Labour and employment Tier 3

Singhania & Partners LLP has a strong employment advisory and regulatory offering which encompasses workforce retrenchment and restructuring, C-suite level terminations, internal investigations, HR policy review, corporate transactional assistance and designing and implementing sexual harassment policy and training programmes. Recent contentious issues involved defending allegations of illegal dismissal and initiating proceedings alleging sexual and professional misconduct.

Practice head(s):

Ravi Singhania; Shilpa Shah; Vikas Goel; Rudra Srivastava

Testimonials

Singhania & Partners has deep local knowledge.

Very responsive and very knowledgeable.

Key clients

Standard & Poor’s Global

Standard & Poor’s Global Market Intelligence

Semtech Advanced Systems India

American Bureau of Shipping

ValueMomentum Software Services

GSE Systems

Thrymr Software

Lixil India

Blue Umbrella

WSP Consultants

Kelly Service India

National Instruments

Resort Condominium International

Projects and energy Tier 3

Singhania & Partners LLP handles both non-contentious and contentious matters in relation to infrastructure projects. The department proides legal services to private corporations and public entities on PPP projects, tender and pre-bid advisory, risk analysis, operation and maintenance contracts as well as regulatory issues. Dipak Rao  draws on over three decades of experience in this industry and is involved in complex infrastructure and project finance transactions, while Abhimeet Sinha's areas of expertise encompass renewable energy and energy lending.

Practice head(s):

Dipak Rao; Abhimeet Sinha

Testimonials

‘The team at  Singhania & Partners possesses good knowledge and sector-wide expertise.’

‘The team is hardworking and committed in each assignment.’

Key clients

Mazars Advisory Pvt. Ltd.

Power Finance Corporation Limited

Adani Renewable Energy (RJ) Ltd.

Adani Green Energy Ltd.

Real estate and construction Tier 3

Singhania & Partners LLP advises on real estate matters from its four offices in New Delhi, Gurugram, Hyderabad and Bangalore. The practice has wide-ranging expertise in real estate projects and construction disputes, which encompasses leasing matters, title searches, the takeover of assets in liquidation proceedings, and the acquisition of land parcels, as well as financing arrangements. Foreign investors, developers and government authorities seek the team's advice on real estate transactions and the construction of commercial and residential immovable property. Ravi Singhania and Shilpa Shah, who have experience acting for both domestic and international clients, are the names to note.  

Practice head(s):

Ravi Singhania; Shilpa Shah; Dipak Rao; Vikas Goel; Shambhu Sharan; Abhimeet Sinha; Rudra Srivastava

Other key lawyers:

Abhishek Kumar; Yaman Deep

Key clients

Laboratory Corporation of America

S&P Global Inc. USA

Xylem Integrated Solutions Private Limited

RCI India Private Limited

WSP Consultants India Pvt. Ltd

PNC Delhi Industrial infra Private Limited

Nikhara Bharat Construction Company

National Highway Authority of India (NHAI)

IDBI Bank Limited

Bravura Solutions India LLP

Avi-Oil India Private Limited

Kelly Services India Private Limited

Roland Berger Private Limited

Punj Lloyd Ltd.

C&C Constructions

Abhyudaya Housing & Construction Pvt Ltd.

Patel Infrastructure Private Limited

Singhania & Partners LLP (Ed. 1999) is one of the leading full-service law firms in India headquartered in New Delhi and branch offices in Bangalore, Gurugram, and Hyderabad. We are recommended by Chambers and Partners, Legal 500 and Asialaw in different practice areas. Our firm provides legal services in Corporate and Commercial, Mergers & Acquisitions, Dispute Resolution (Litigation & Arbitration), Employment, Infrastructure, Intellectual Property, and Project Finance. We are sole Indian member of TerraLex Inc. (USA), which is a global network of 600 law offices, more than 19,000 attorneys in 100+ countries.

Singhania & Partners was set up by Mr. Ravi Singhania who is the youngest lawyer to be felicitated with the “National Law Day Award” for Corporate Laws (2006) by erstwhile Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh. He is a board member in CRISIL Ltd., Asset Care Enterprise and Indian subsidiaries of some Fortune 500 companies.

Singhania & Partners clients include large and medium Indian and Foreign businesses, multinational corporations, and Fortune 500 companies. We also advise Ministries, Government Authorities, and Public Sector Undertakings.

We are particularly strong in Infrastructure (Roads & Highways, Railways, Ports & Shipyards), Aerospace, Defense, Energy and Natural Resources (Power, Oil & Gas), Banking & Financial Services, Food Processing and Packaging, Education, Healthcare, Real Estate, and Information Technology.

NEW DELHI
P-24 Green Park Extension, New Delhi 110016, India
t: +91 (11) 4747 1414
e: delhi@singhania.in

BENGALURU
401, Prestige Meridian II, 30, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Bengaluru 560001, India
t: +91 (80) 4113 1900
e: blr@singhania.in

GURUGRAM
#502, Fifth Floor, ADDRESS ONE, Golf Course Road, Sector 56, Gurugram, Haryana, 122001, India
t: +91 (124) 4034 756, 4034 760
e: gurugram@singhania.in

HYDERABAD
614, Babukhan Estate, Basheer Bagh,
Hyderabad 500001, India
t: +91 (40) 4210 2424
e: hyd@singhania.in

 

Department Name Email Telephone
Managing Partner, Delhi Ravi Singhania ravi@singhania.in +91 11 4747 1410
Senior Partner, Delhi Dipak Rao dipak@singhania.in +91 11 4747 1430
Senior Partner, Bengaluru Shilpa Shah shilpa@singhania.in +91 80 41131900
Partner, Gurugram Arjun Anand arjun@singhania.in +91 124 4034 756
Senior Partner, Hyderabad Shilpa Shah shilpa@singhania.in +91 040 65810662
Partner, Delhi Vikas Goel vikas@singhania.in +91 11 4747 1470
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Arjun Anand  photo Mr Arjun Anand
Mr Vikas Goel  photo Mr Vikas Goel
Ms Gunjan Gupta  photo Ms Gunjan Gupta
Mr Abhishek Kumar  photo Mr Abhishek Kumar
Mr Yaman Kumar  photo Mr Yaman Kumar
Mr Dipak Rao  photo Mr Dipak Rao
Ms Tara Sarma  photo Ms Tara Sarma
Ms Shilpa Shah photo Ms Shilpa Shah
Mr Shambhu Sharan  photo Mr Shambhu Sharan
Mr Manish Kumar Sharma  photo Mr Manish Kumar Sharma
Ms Sonil Singhania  photo Ms Sonil Singhania
Mr Ravi Singhania  photo Mr Ravi Singhania
Mr Abhimeet Sinha  photo Mr Abhimeet Sinha
Mr Rudra Srivastava  photo Mr Rudra Srivastava
Ms Madhu Sweta  photo Ms Madhu Sweta
Equity Partners : 4
Senior Partners : 2
Partners : 8
Associates : 46
Support Staff : 28
Hindi
English (fluent)
TerraLex
Asian Patent Attorney Association (APAA)
International Trademarks Association (INTA)
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators UK (CIArb)
American Bar Association (ABA)
Indo-French Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IFCCI)
FICCI
Confederation of Indian Industry

  • We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • We do not discriminate on the basis of caste, gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual preferences, and physical abilities. We have people from different religions and regions of India working across the roles in our firm.
  • Almost, 50 percent of our workforce in the firm comprises of women. In fact, most of the leadership positions in the firm including HR, Practice Development, Senior Partner & Head Bengaluru Office, Head-Hyderabad Office, and a couple of partners in Delhi office are women.
  • Two of our firm members- a senior partner who has been with the firm for more than two decades and another female support staff have a disability.
  • LGBTQ is a sensitive topic in India and the country is still opening up to it. However, we do not and will not discriminate on the sexual preference of our employees.
  • We have an internal complaints committee to deal with complaints of sexual harassment. We take pride in providing a safe and secure workplace for all our employees. We regularly conduct workshops to sensitize employees on gender issues under Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 as mandated by Law. India does not have law on Workplace Harassment but only to Prevent Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace as cited above.

CORPORATE-M&A

  • S&P Global Inc. is our client for more than two decades. We are their legal strategists in India from compliances, restructurings to acquisitions
  • Retained by Grofers India Private Limited with the investors namely, Softbank, Tiger Global, and Sequoia.
  • Advised O.C. Tanner in the acquisition of Kwench Technologies in India
  • Assisted Dictate IT Limited existing shareholders of British Orient Infotel Private Limited in acquiring shares in British Orient Infotel Private Limited to make Dictate IT owning 100% shares in British Orient Infotel Private Limited, an Indian company
  • Advised and assisted Inmarsat India in procurement of Post-facto FDI Approval for investments up to INR 50 billion from Department of Telecommunications, GOI.
  • Assisted Dellner Brakes AB, in an unconditional approval after representation with the RBI under FEMA
  • Read more about our practice here- https://singhania.in/singhania-partners-llp-is-one-of-the-top-full-service-law-firm/mergers-and-acquisitions/

DISPUTE RESOLUTION

  • Successfully representing National Highways Authority of India, Security Printing and Minting Corporation of India Limited (Currency Notes Press), Railtel Corporation of India Limited in numerous arbitrations and litigations for almost 10-20 years
  • Specialty in disputes in Contracts with Government Authorities, Consulting Agreements, Construction Projects, Building Contracts, and Road Construction such as FIDIC, EPC, Turnkey Projects, Concession Agreements and Public-Private Partnership model disputes
  • A thriving domestic and international arbitration practice.
  • Regularly appear before National Company Law Tribunal, Enforcement Directorate, Security Exchange Board of India, Labour Courts, and Debt Recovery Tribunals
  • Read more about our practice here- https://singhania.in/singhania-partners-llp-is-one-of-the-top-full-service-law-firm/international-commercial-arbitration/

EMPLOYMENT

  • Advised a large multinational on the employees’ termination or transfer consequent to the transfer of the business of the Indian leg
  • Represented a number of companies in POSH Matters
  • Held interrogative interviews in termination of Head of Human Resources is a leading IT major and made recommendations to the management of the client
  • Conducted interviews and counseling sessions with the employees’ relation to misappropriation of funds in a corporate fraud
  • Read more about our practice here- https://singhania.in/singhania-partners-llp-is-one-of-the-top-full-service-law-firm/employment/

REGULATORY

  • Successfully led the client against Security Exchange Board of India
  • Representing State Bank of India in a Show Cause Notice from Directorate of Enforcement, and Proceedings under Money Laundering Act for mortgaged property
  • National Company Law Tribunal in numerous insolvency and bankruptcy matters
  • Assisted and advised REC Transmission Projects Co. Ltd. in legal & regulatory aspects for selection of a developer for Transmission System
  • Advisory to a US-based Not For Profit on applicable laws in India under Foreign Contribution Regulation Act

REAL ESTATE

  • Assisted a Japanese shipping company in securing office space in India. Our legal research identified that the title chain had certain gaps that could’ve had legal implications in the future.
  • Handheld Leisure Hotels Private Limited when they were ensuring paper-work for setting-up resort cum residential township.
  • In Taj Hotel’s deal with Aura Hotels we ensured that the minimum performance obligation on the operator remained water-tight and had minimum carve-outs.

Read more about our practice here https://singhania.in/real-estate/

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

  • Successfully represented our client in opposition against the apple Inc.
  • We have been acting on behalf of The Institut national de l’origine et de la qualité is the French organization for more than 10 years, in matters related to the protection of the Geographical Indication (GI), in India.
  • Representing, a 60-year-old well-known fashion footwear manufacturer for securing and protecting Trademark Portfolio.
  • Acted for a leader in the motion picture industry before the Indian Trademark Registry. Also, we are representing client, in seeking protection of its mark as “Well-Known”.
  • Tiger Coating GmbH, Sun Chemicals, Mc-Graw Hill Education, and IIM Calcutta Innovation Park has been associated with us for close to a decade
  • Read more about our practice here- https://singhania.in/practice-area-intellectual-property-rights2/

BANKING AND FINANCE

  • Advisors on a number of stand-alone projects of Power Finance Corporation and in consortium lending of projects of vast social and public importance to lend in priority sectors Solar Power.
  • Advice to borrowers and the lenders in domestic and international financing, conduct pre-investment due diligence reviews, drafting of agreements and negotiation support, assistance with regulatory compliance and governance, and bank guarantee disputes.
  • Read more about our practice here- https://singhania.in/singhania-partners-llp-is-one-of-the-top-full-service-law-firm/banking-and-finance/

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