AKS Partners

India

Review

Dispute resolution

The litigation and arbitration offering at AKS Partners covers the full spectrum of dispute management. The team has carved out a strong presence for international arbitration matters, with it recently being engaged in global disputes concerning construction and infrastructure, sale of goods, technology and service contracts, and real estate. It works regularly with national and international clients such as major corporates, banks, financial institutions, private equity houses, investors, high-net-worth individuals and brand owners. The firm has expanded its supporting ranks by hiring six associates in the past 12 months.

The principal contact is managing partner Sonal Kumar Singh. He is a dispute resolution specialist with expertise in domestic and international arbitrations. Anish Jaipuriar is another name to note for commercial litigation.

The firm continues to act as lead counsel for a top domestic real estate and infrastructure company in a London-seated international arbitration valued at over $100 million. The dispute arises out of a residential township project that was to be undertaken by the client after the respondent failed to fulfil its obligations under the contract. The matter is highly complicated due to complex legal issues and because the entire transaction spans over 20 years.

In a highly sensitive matter, Singh and his team are assisting a leading domestic real estate company in a treaty arbitration against the Indian government. The firm assisted the Housing Urban Development Corporation before the Supreme Court for the recovery of loans from Saumya Medicare.

In another example of a high-stakes cross-border arbitration, the firm remains active for a major railway construction engineering company in an arbitration invoked against one of the largest South African power companies. The dispute revolves around the construction and electrification of a railway line in South Africa. This time, the arbitration is seated in Paris and was instituted for the recovery of outstanding dues for work done and damages suffered by it under the contract.

Client feedback

“The firm’s drafting and arguments before the court is very convincing. Their time management is very professional.” – Commercial and transactions

Sonal Singh

“He provides all types of legal solutions very correctly and appropriately, and in a time-bound manner.”

“Sonal is an expert in international arbitration and trademark matters. He is great at relationship building and has good international exposure.”