Singh & Associates is a full-service firm with offices in Bengaluru, Mumbai, New Delhi, and Gurugram. Its litigation and alternative dispute resolution team is one of its four core practice areas. The team had a very active year with arbitration work, while the Bangalore and Mumbai teams have begun growing its contentious infrastructure practice. The disputes group focuses on all types of litigation instituted and prosecuted within India and abroad, including commercial disputes, recovery proceedings, property disputes, infringement of intellectual property rights, constitutional matters, custody claims, service matters, banking claims, insolvency, criminal matters, white-collar crimes and other disputes. During the period under review, the firm added new significant clients such as Adani Group and Dilip Buildcon.
The five main contacts for disputes at the firm are all experienced litigators in their respective areas: founding partner Manoj Kumar Singh, joint managing partner Gunita Pahwa, senior partners Vijay Kumar Singh, Nilava Bandyopadhyay and Daizy Chawla, and partners Smita Singh and Rajdutt Shekhar.
The insolvency team is assisting the personal guarantors of Dunar Foods in relation to the demand notice served upon them by the State Bank of India for demanding an amount in default by the corporate debtor whose resolution plan has already been approved by the Adjudicating Authority. On the tax side, the lawyers are acting for Allseas Marine Contractors in a dispute relating to the customs duty paid under protest during investigations by officers.
The firm successfully assisted GuarantCo in recovering an amount that was due from Calcom Cement, a subsidiary of cement industry behemoth Dalmia Cement. It also filed a writ petition for Dilip Buildcon before the High Court of Delhi. Through the petition, it sought to direct NTPC, India’s largest power conglomerate, to allow the client’s participation in an online reverse auction process for the development and operation of the Talaipalli coal block, Chhattisgarh.
Key clients of the firm include Cosmos Infra Engineering, Jindal Group of Companies, Kalpataru Group, Novartis, PNC Infratech, Shiv Shakti Inter Globe Exports, Sterlite Technologies and Themis Medicare.
“I am extremely satisfied with the service and guidance we have been receiving for our arbitration proceeding until now.” – Commercial and transactions
“He is extremely professional in approach, and has excellent legal understanding and in-depth subject knowledge.”