Disputes & ADR

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

Abeezar Faizullabhoy

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R. Sudhinder

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Ranjit Shetty

Senior Partner
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Soorjya Ganguli

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Bhavya Mohan

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Murtaza Kachwalla

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Namitha Mathews

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Pooja Chakrabarti

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Somdutta Bhattacharyya

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Udit Mendiratta

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Papers & Publications

02nd May, 2024

Assessing Damages in Construction Contracts Part II

INTRODUCTION This is the second part of our series on the subject of damages in…

18th Aug, 2023

The Exclusive Jurisdiction of Courts regarding Wills - Scope for…

Introduction A probate[1], as per the Indian Succession Act, 1925 (“Succession Act”), means a copy…

17th Mar, 2023

To Perkins or Not to Perkins

Introduction: Recently, a Single Bench of the High Court of Calcutta has delivered a judgment,…

09th Nov, 2022


Introduction In India, most arbitrations are governed by the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 (“1996…

RECENT Updates

28th Mar, 2024

Court cannot pronounce judgment in a suit merely on the default of the defendant to file a written statement

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13th Mar, 2024

Unilateral changes made after the execution of a sale deed without the knowledge and consent of the purchaser is invalid

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13th Mar, 2024

Specific performance of an agreement to sell cannot be sought by a buyer who failed to adhere to the timeline provided for payment under the agreement to sell

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