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Singhania & Partners LLP

Dispute resolution: arbitration Tier 2

Singhania & Partners LLP acts for corporations and government bodies in domestic and international arbitration, including disputes governed by SIAC and the ICC. The firm is particularly well-known for its role in proceedings arising from construction projects, consulting agreements and public-private contracts. Ravi Singhania has over thirty years of experience in major arbitration proceedings in India and overseas. Shilpa Shah specialises in commercial arbitration and litigation, with notable expertise in the transport sector.  Vikas Goel has an excellent track record in infrastructure and breach of contract disputes.


‘Attention to detail. Cost effective and timely intervention and execution. Pragmatic focus on results.’


Key clients

Abhyudaya Housing & Construction Pvt Ltd.

Bawana Infra Development Private Limited.

Shapoorji Pallonji & Company Ltd.

Ramky Infrastructures Limited

JR Simplot

PNC Delhi Industrial Infra Private Limited

National Highways Authority of India

Isgec Heavy Engineering Ltd.

Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 2

Singhania & Partners LLP specialises in disputes involving government contracts, construction projects and consulting agreements. However the firm’s offering is much broader than this and entails disputes before NCLT, SEBI and various other fora. Shilpa Shah is known for her expertise in commercial litigation, including major class actions. Vikas Goel is a go-to partner for clients involved in infrastructure and corporate disputes.

Key clients

Power Finance Corporation

National Highway Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited

JR Simplot

Nikhara Bharath Construction Co. Ltd.

State Bank of India

National Highways Authority of India

Ramky Infrastructure Ltd.

Isgec Heavy Engineering Ltd

Banking and finance Tier 3

Singhania & Partners LLP specialises in project finance and consortium lending in the private and public sector, with an emphasis on the infrastructure and energy sectors. Dipak Rao is very active in project finance transactions, particularly in the renewable energy sector. Abhimeet Sinha has over 20 years of experience in various types of financing transactions.

Key clients

Neyveli Uttar Pradesh Power Limited

Acme Chittorgarh Solar Energy Private Limited

Adani Green Energy Limited

Power Finance Corporation Limited and Rural Electrification Corporation Limited

Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IREDA)

National Highways & Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd.

Salasar Techno Engineering Limited

Power Finance Corporation Ltd

Bitchem Asphalt Technologies Ltd.

Sriramcharan Energy and Infra Pvt. Ltd

M/s Talettutayi Solar Projects Five Pvt. Ltd.

Ramesh Hydro Power Private Limited

Antony Lara Renewable Energy Pvt Ltd.

M/s Asian Fab Tec Limited

Isgec Heavy Engineering Ltd.

State Bank of India

Corporate and M&A Tier 3

The M&A department at Singhania & Partners LLP is active in handling transactional mandates on behalf of clients across a range of verticals, including telecoms, technology, financial services, and e-commerce. Ravi Singhania leads on numerous M&A matters, while Dipak Rao is noted for transactions and joint ventures which involve technology transfers and data protection issues, or those which require regulatory approval. Insolvency expert Manish Kumar Sharma is another noteworthy individual in the practice which also counts with Rudra Srivastava, whose areas of expertise cover private equity and restructuring issues.

Key clients

Inmarsat India Private Limited

S&P Global Inc

O. C. Tanner, Inc.

Acacia International Holding II LLP

Best Koki Automotive Private Limited

Qualitest Group

National Instruments Corporation

Dictate IT Limited

Insorce Operational Optimizers Pvt. Ltd.

Heifer Project International

Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce and Industry

Dellner Brakes India Private Limited

Corinthian India Holdings LLC

Intellectual property Tier 3

In an effort to strengthen the patent and design offering at Singhania & Partners LLP’s IP practice, Bhawna Sharma was recently recruited from Archer & Angel to head the team. Patent filing, prosecution and enforcement is provided to a roster of life sciences and technology clients. Co-head Dipak Rao  provides soft IP prosecution, oppositions, portfolio management and litigation expertise including infringement proceedings, while co-head Sonil Singhania adds strength across the breadth of non-contentious engagements.

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Key clients

eEye Digital Security, Inc.

Tiger Coatings GmbH & Co.KG

Institut national de l’origine et de la qualité (INAO)

McGraw Hill Education

Indian Institute of Management Calcutta Innovation Park

Bounce Inc. Pty. Ltd.

Grofers India Private Limited

Arnold & Richter Cine Technik Gmbh & Co. Betriebs KG

Labour and employment Tier 3

Labour and employment advice on high-value transactions at Singhania & Partners LLP is provided by co-heads Ravi Singhania, Shilpa Shah, Manish Kumar Sharma and Rudra Srivastava. Recent highlights involved complex transfers and retrenchments in highly unionised sectors. Numerous IT clients instructed the team on employee misconduct investigations and subsequent hearings. The team also drafts POSH guidelines and other HR policies for all clients. Highly praised senior associate Bhanu Harish recently advised IT clients on multi-state compliance requirements.

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Laws in India are often complex and the law and its application are not always consistent. I appreciate that Singhania & Partners are able to give very practical advice for foreign investors who may not necessarily understand the norms in India.

Rudra Srivastava and Bhanu Harish are very prompt in responding to most queries and often assist with preparing documents or giving very clear guided instructions on what clients need to do without being asked. It helps us feel ensured that we are not missing out anything just because we failed to raise a question. They are always available for a call to address clarifications needed.

Key clients

Kohler Co.

Semtech Advanced Systems India Private Limited

Shangri-La International Hotel Management Ltd.

iQor India Services Private Limited

ABS Industrial Verification (India) Private Limited

CECO Emtrol Buell India Private Limited

Oxford University Press

Projects and energy Tier 3

The projects and energy practice at Singhania & Partners LLP  has been particularly active advising on the financing structures of projects in the sectors of renewable energy (with an emphasis on solar power), railways and roads.Typical mandates also cover concession agreements, dispute resolution, bid process management, regulatory and compliance issues. Dipak Rao and Ravi Singhania excel in project finance transactions, while Vikas Goel handles contentious matters. Abhimeet Sinha has extensive experience in energy mandates, especially in the electricity and renewables sectors.

Key clients

Neyveli Uttar Pradesh Power Limited

Acme Chittorgarh Solar Energy Private Limited

Adani Green Energy Limited

Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IREDA)

Sriramcharan Energy and Infra Pvt. Ltd

M/s Talettutayi Solar Projects Five Pvt. Ltd.

Ramesh Hydro Power Private Limited

Antony Lara Renewable Energy Pvt Ltd.

M/s Asian Fab Tec Limited

PNC Delhi Industrial Infra Private Limited

Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited (DFCCIL)

National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL)

Mazars Advisory Private Limited

REC Transmission Projects Company Limited (RECTPCL)

Gujarat Maritime Board

Real estate and construction Tier 3

Based across its offices in Begaluru, Hyderabad, Gurugram and New Delhi, the team at Singhania & Partners LLP has a proven track-record in real estate transactions. The service offering ranges from legal support in relation to financing matters, development agreements, and leasing to representation in project development disputes and class-action lawsuits arising out of land acquisitions. The team has recently gained significant clients in the retail, hospitality, energy and construction sectors. Ravi Singhania is a noteworthy practitioner, whose areas of expertise include finance, M&A and dispute resolution.

Key clients

S&P Global Inc.

Nikhara Bharat Construction Co. Ltd. (NBCCL)

Aura Hotels

Ramky Infrastructure Ltd.

SM Group

Laboratory Corporation of America

PNC Delhi Industrial Infra Private Limited

Leisure Hotels Pvt. Ltd.

Abhyudaya Housing & Construction Pvt. Ltd.

MMS Maritime (Japan)

RCI India Private Limited

Lister Moessner (India) Private Limited

National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL)

Thryve Digital

Avi-Oil India Private Limited

Kelly Services India Private Limited

Roland Berger 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, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, India Business Law Journal, Asian Legal Business, and Asialaw in different practice areas. Our firm provides legal services in corporate and commercial, mergers and acquisitions, dispute resolution (litigation and arbitration), employment, infrastructure, intellectual property, and project finance. We are a 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 and highways, railways, ports and shipyards), aerospace, defense, energy, and natural resources (power, oil and gas), banking and financial services, food processing, and packaging, education, healthcare, real estate, and information technology.

614, Babukhan Estate, Basheer Bagh, Hyderabad 500001
t: +91 (40) 4210 2424

401, Prestige Meridian II, 30, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Bengaluru 560001
t: +91 (80) 4113 1900

New Delhi
P-24 Green Park Extension, New Delhi 110016
t: +91 (11) 4747 1414

#502, Fifth Floor, Golf Course Road, Sector 56, Gurugram, Haryana, 122001
t: +91 (124) 4034 756, 4034 760

Department Name Email Telephone
Senior Partner and Head, Bengaluru Shilpa Shah +91 80 41131900
Managing Partner, Delhi Ravi Singhania +91 11 4747 1410
Associate Partner, Hyderabad Tara Sarma +91 040 65810662
Equity Partners : 4
Senior Partners : 2
Partners : 8
Associates : 46
Support Staff : 28

  • 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.


  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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


  • 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.

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  • 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
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  • 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.
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CLIENT: Venkateswara Rao Sunkara
COMPANY/FIRM: S&P Capital IQ (India) Private Limited
TESTIMONIAL: We are engaging Singhania & Partners’ services on matters related to corporate compliance and advisory and general advisory on matters relating to labour laws. We’ve always felt that on giving the firm an assignment, we could be rest assured that it would be dealt with appropriately. I would recommend your firm without a second thought.

CLIENT: Gunjan Sharma
TESTIMONIAL: Beyond regular professional services, Singhania & Partners was supportive and maintained transparency in all their work. The management was very helpful.

CLIENT: Tom Pasakarnis
COMPANY/FIRM: Janis Research Company
TESTIMONIAL: We were having extensive contractual difficulty with a large Indian Government institution. They were very prompt in responding to our request and they immediately went to work in providing us with exceptionally clear, thorough and knowledgeable information about our case. The information they provided enabled us to return to the government entity and to work through a most difficult administrative, and threatening to be legally-problematic, situation. We were treated like an old, valued and highly-regarded client. Their fee structure was also reasonable.

CLIENT: Kumar Subir Ranjan
TESTIMONIAL: Singhania & Partners has always kept our needs first. Our company’s opinions are always valued and we were always reassured when we had doubts. Mr. Shambhu Sharan and his team of young and energetic attorneys went above and beyond to ensure a great outcome. They not only built a strong case but also followed up and supported each of our interests throughout.

COMPANY/FIRM: A renowned Infrastructure Company
TESTIMONIAL: One couldn’t have asked for a better law firm or attorney. Singhania and Partners have a robust pan-India presence. I would recommend this firm for their professionalism, honesty, integrity, transparency and much-valued partnership.

COMPANY/FIRM: A Leading Engineering and Construction Company
TESTIMONIAL: Singhania & Partners is one of the best law firms around, known for their great service and prompt professional responses. We found the legal representation that we were looking for, working with them, and have been associated with them since 2011. Our Company could not have been better represented professionally.

COMPANY/FIRM: Railtel India
TESTIMONIAL: We are quite satisfied with the legal services Singhania & Partners provided to us, with promptness. We appreciate the hard work put in by the team of professionals in respective areas of practice.

CLIENT: Vinod G. Mahria
COMPANY/FIRM: Indian Govt. Mint
TESTIMONIAL: Being an HR head, I’m used to stressful situations, but when dealing with legal issues, one really needs someone intelligent, efficient, experienced and with excellent attention to detail. We have been fortunate to find that with Singhania & Partners. Their skills and knowledge are impressive. I’d strongly recommend them in service matters.

COMPANY/FIRM: A Govt. of India Enterprise
TESTIMONIAL: Words cannot express how grateful we are to Singhania & Partners. Immediately after the first round of briefing, they made me feel comfortable and confident. With their counsel, our two SLPs have been admitted by the Hon’ble Supreme Court though chances were very remote.

CLIENT: Jyoti Swaroop Arora
TESTIMONIAL: With their hands-on approach, Singhania & Partners has benefitted us with timely and useful advice in almost all the cases. They helped us in quick approval of our merger from the jurisdictional High Court. They helped with efficient resolution of a client’s counterclaims.

Singhania & Partners is one amongst India’s Top Rated Full-service Law Firms in rankings released by reputed legal directories such as Chambers and Partners, Legal500, Indian Business Law Journal, Benchmark Litigation, RSG-Consulting, and Asialaw Profiles across practice areas.

The firm is engaged in diverse areas of practice with dedicated teams for corporate, international arbitration, litigation, employment, construction, banking & finance, and IPR matters.

S&P assists clients in foreign direct investments, structuring of the domestic business encompassing regulatory compliances, corporate & real estate due diligence, cross-border transactions, mergers & acquisitions, external commercial borrowings, repatriation, and technology licensing. Additionally, the firm offers advisory on FEMA & RBI regulations that encompasses the entire gamut of foreign exchange laws.

With their legal expertise, they guarantee foreign and Indian clients the most flexible, sustainable, and inclusive solutions for investment and dispute resolution in Indian Jurisdiction and ensure seamless operation of their respective businesses.

Singhania & Partners firm’s clients include major Indian businesses and multinational corporations including Fortune 500 companies. The firm also assists private clients, HNI, and NRI families for wills and estates as well as investments in start-ups, and tech ventures. The firm advises numerous ministries, government authorities, and public sector undertakings.

S&P strives not only to achieve the objectives of the client but also ensure that the deal is fair to the other party too. The firm also provides value addition on practical business aspects in the transaction and suggests clients litigation only when they must.

Singhania and Partners LLP has strong experience in handling international arbitrations keeping the seat in India and outside India like Singapore, U.K, China, Switzerland, Canada, and many more. The firm also provides consultation at the time of negotiation of contracts to incorporate effective arbitration clauses. We conduct both institutional and ad hoc arbitrations.

Memberships and International Affiliations

The firm is also a member of TerraLex, a premier network of law firm’s offices worldwide. The membership of TerraLex provides the firm with trusted advisors in more than 163 jurisdictions in cross-border matters.
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Knowledge sharing with a global audience

  • S&P believes in knowledge sharing. Our lawyers regularly write on topical legal issues on our firm’s blog . Our writings on various practice areas are published on Bar & Bench, Lexology, Mondaq, and Livelaw.
  • We have also authored books on Employment and Labour Laws in India, Drafting of Contracts, and White-Collar Crimes.
  • Our Arbitration Alerts, Doing Business in India series, and IP enjoy a strong readership.

‘Big Recognitions’ for S&P’s Partners at TerraLex

Singhania & Partners LLP is pleased to share that the firm’s practice leaders including Senior Partner, Shilpa Shah and Partner Vikas Goel have been nominated by TerraLex as Co-chairs of Construction and Infrastructure Practice Group and Regulatory, White-collar Crimes and Compliances Practice Group respectively.  

S&P Senior Partner Appointed as TerraLex IPLT Group Leader 

TerraLex Inc. is a global network consisting of top law firms and lawyers with over three decades of support for its member law firms operating in different corners of the world. The aim of this organization is to provide trusted and quality legal service that resolves issues of all scopes. Singhania & Partners LLP is the Indian member of TerraLex Inc.

IBLJ Names Ravi Singhania in A-List 2020

Ravi Singhania, Managing Partner of Singhania & Partners LLP has been mentioned among the ‘A-List lawyers’ by Indian Business Law journal (IBLJ) 2020. He is amongst the top legal luminaries of India with an expertise in Corporate-M&A, Dispute Resolution, and Arbitration matters. Top ranking bodies like Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, and Asia law Profiles has highly recommended his work in various practice sectors over the past years. He was also mentioned in the Hall of Fame of Individuals by Legal500 2021.

Singhania & Partners LLP secures Hat-Trick at ‘Forbes Legal Powerlist 2020

Singhania & Partners LLP is pleased to announce that they have received three mentions in the Forbes Legal Powerlist 2020. The firm has over 20 years of experience and has received notable rankings by several legal directories worldwide.  They have a wide ranging clientele including Indian businesses and multinational corporations including Fortune 500 companies.


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