Link Legal India Law Services has a broad disputes practice covering a wide range of sectors including aviation, banking and financial services, construction and energy. It has a respected reputation in the market as a leading construction, energy, projects and infrastructure player, as well as having strong aviation and power sector expertise. The team has been very active the past year, and a specialised arbitration group was created with work in this sphere on the upswing.
Co-managing partners Atul Sharma and Nusrat Hassan lead a team of 15 partners that run the dispute resolution group. Other partners include Milanka Chaudhury, Ravi Varma, Abhishek Sharma, Sanjay Gupta, Sidhartha Srivastava, Prasad Dhande, P Ravi Charan, Bhalchandra Palav and Abhinav Agnihotri.
In a high-profile public interest litigation, the firm represented SpiceJet before the Supreme Court. The question that was involved in this petition and other connected petitions was whether airlines are obligated to provide full refunds to passengers who had booked air tickets but could not undertake air travel due to cancellation of their flights on account of the lockdown. In another aviation matter, the team is acting for Delhi International Airport Limited in a writ petition filed against Union of India, Delhi Cantonment Board and others, wherein the client has challenged the constitutional validity of a section of the Cantonments Act while also seeking directions of the court for declaring that the land forming part of the IGI Airport is not a ‘cantonment’ within the meaning of another section of the Cantonments Act.
The firm has been instructed by India Infrastructure Finance Company and IFCI for representation before the Supreme Court. The clients have challenged the judgement of the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal where the Appellate Tribunal, while adjudicating on the alleged mismanagement of IL&FS, adopted a procedure where a Resolution Framework was approved with respect to IL&FS and its group companies.
In an antitrust matter, the Links lawyers are representing Chinese railway track maintenance machinery maker, CRCC High-Tech Equipment Corporation in an appeal before the Competition Appellate Tribunal in a dispute with an Indian company, Plasser India. The appeal arises out of an order issued by the Competition Commission of India where the regulator did not find a prima facie case for directing an investigation into the matter.
Key clients of the firm are Axiom Cordages, Drake & Scull Water and Energy India, Indus Towers, Ramky Infrastructure, Spicejet and Vestige Marketing.
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