Disputes

Expeditious enforcement of contracts is the lifeline of any investor friendly market. For this purpose, it is imperative that commercial disputes are disposed of speedily. The current economic scenario has brought with itself an optimistic investor sentiment in the country. As a result, we have seen a spate of recent government initiatives to inspire investor confidence. From the amendments to the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996, to consolidation of the insolvency and bankruptcy laws to introduction of the Commercial Courts, all efforts are directed towards alleviating the impediments in the path of conducting business.

Our disputes practice is primarily focused on commercial, contractual and regulatory disputes. While advising our clients, we take into account their business objectives and proceed to assess the commercial viability and reputational risks of litigation. Our disputes practice contributes effectively not only in dealing with disputes but also in preventing potential disputes from affecting the business of our clients. Our lawyers aim to provide commercially viable and practical solutions.

We advise clients on strategies in ongoing litigation, potential disputes, recovery and enforcement proceedings, arbitration, conciliation & mediation and a host of regulatory matters. We handle matters before courts, quasi-judicial authorities as well as tribunals, including the Supreme Court of India, High Courts of various States, District Courts, National Company Law Tribunal, National Company Law Appellate Tribunal, Debts Recovery Tribunal, Debts Recovery Appellate Tribunal, National Green Tribunal, the Competition Commission of India*, the Appellate Tribunal for Foreign Exchange, the Securities and Exchange Board of India, Securities Appellate Tribunal, Customs, Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal*, Appellate Tribunal under the Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board Act, Appellate Tribunal under the Prevention of Money-laundering Act, Labour Courts, Industrial Tribunals and Consumer Forums.

We are also actively engaged in various domestic arbitrations, both ad-hoc and institutional, as well as international commercial arbitration proceedings under the auspices of Singapore International Arbitration Centre and International Chamber of Commerce. Our expertise in arbitration encompasses shareholder disputes and commercial contracts in the Power, Automation and Engineering sectors.

Our services typically include reviewing relevant documents, advising clients on the relevant areas of law, strategizing and proposing courses of action, drafting pleadings and legal documents, representing clients before various forums, conducting witness action and arguments. Besides appearing before the forums, ourselves, we regularly instruct nationally and internationally reputed counsels for matters before the Supreme Court, High Courts and tribunals.

* For a more detailed description of indirect tax and competition law disputes, please refer to our Indirect Tax and Competition practice.

Key Partners

R. Sudhinder

Senior Partner
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Ranjit Shetty

Equity Partner
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Soorjya Ganguli

Equity Partner
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Aditya Narayan

Equity Partner
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Pooja Chakrabarti

Partner
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