Practice Areas

Dispute Resolution

We have an established and leading dispute resolution practice (including litigation, arbitration and white-collar work).  We represent top companies, national and international banks, and financial institutions.  Our dispute resolution team believes in making every effort to provide practical solutions with reasonable speed to its clients, which can make or break a case in India.  The work primarily comprises advising on litigation strategy relating to civil and criminal actions across India; and drafting, filing, and prosecuting actions for money recovery, injunctive relief, commercial and banking disputes, IP infringement, etc.  Our dispute resolution and litigation team is well trained in representing clients before various judicial authorities in India and has been credited for its business solutions, which have saved many clients from the inordinate delays of the Indian judicial system.

Recent Transactions in Dispute Resolution

  • Positronic Inc. on a dispute relating to industrial land owned by its Indian subsidiary, Positronic Interconnects Private Limited, in Pune, India. 
  • MNP Interconnection Telecom Solutions India Pvt. Ltd in proceedings filed by Bharti Airtel Limited before the Hon’ble Telecom Disputes Settlement & Appellate Tribunal. 
  • Asia Capital Reinsurance in carrying out winding-up and insolvency related searches at the National Company Law Tribunal against Punj Lloyd Ltd., an Indian corporate defaulter, primarily, to ascertain whether proceedings were filed against it and to advise on the status of these proceedings. 
  • Pelliconi & C.S.p.A. before the arbitral tribunal in Mumbai regarding the termination of the Sale and Purchase Agreement and Shareholders Agreement, and Section 17 applications (filed by both parties in dispute) under the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996. 
  • Cooperativa Muratori & Cementisti – CMC di Ravenna on a joint venture dispute. 
  • NP Bridging as regards a petition filed by SOWIL Limited before the Industry Facilitation Council, MMR Region, Mumbai, under the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Act 2006, and helped in finalizing replies. Also advised the client on strategy to defend and to go on the counter offensive. 
  • Rabigh Refining & Petrochemical Company against a breach of contract by a UAE entity. 
  • The Solution House UK Ltd. on recoveries from an Indian entity in relation to supply of defective goods. 
  • JSC Energony on possible remedies against an Indian entity under the Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code. 
  • Intertape Polymer Group Inc. on a dispute challenging an order passed by the Collector, Daman, declaring a part of the factory land of IPG’s wholly-owned Indian subsidiary, Powerband Industries Private Limited, as government land. 
  • Jeumont SA, France in enforcing in India an ICC arbitration award and representing it in execution proceedings before the Bombay High Court.
  • Ceres BioSystems in its dispute with Gujarat State Fertilizer and Chemicals Limited, arising out of a breach of contract.
  • SABIC UK Petrochemicals Limited in executing a foreign judgment against Punj Lloyd Limited and in winding-up proceedings in the Delhi High Court.
  • Wockhardt Limited in a dispute in connection with the cancellation of Wockhardt Limited’s license for manufacturing and distribution of drugs.
  • Clariant Chemicals (India) Limited in a dispute in connection with the recovery from another major pharmaceutical company of a claim of reimbursement of service tax, which was introduced by the Government of India with retrospective effect.
  • Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited in a dispute in connection with the dishonour of cheques tendered for due repayment of liability under availed credit facilities.
  • Dhanlaxmi Bank Limited in a dispute in connection with the attachment of assets of Dhanlaxmi Bank Limited, before the Bombay High Court.
  • Punjab National Bank in a dispute in connection with the enforceability of the loan and security documents against a borrower company in default, and its guarantors.
  • Axis Bank Limited on the enforcement of decrees passed by the Bombay High Court in connection with the recovery of Axis Bank Limited’s security deposit amounts under license agreements.
  • Hertz International Limited in a dispute under Section 34 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996, filed by Carzonrent in the Delhi High Court against the international arbitration award rendered in favor of Hertz International Limited.