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Partner & Head of the Dispute Practice : Shankh Sengupta
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Partner : Nitesh Jain
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Partner : Ashish Bhan
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Quick facts:

Number of practitioners: 10 Partners and 70 plus lawyers between disputes practice (including competition)
Our pillars to success: End-to-end litigation services; Devising litigation strategies that are aligned to client’s commercial objectives; Relationships yield results; High levels of efficiency and innovative approaches to reduce costs; Growing the practice with new client acquisitions and deepening engagement with existing; Seamless integration across practices and office; Policy Advocacy

Trilegal is renowned for its robust, diverse, and experienced full-service disputes practice, with the level of resource and expertise to handle the largest and most complex mandates in the market. With a very client-oriented and success driven approach, we align disputes strategy with the commercial interests of the clients, while recognising time sensitivities. We cater to global corporations, financial institutions, high-net-individuals, domestic and foreign corporates. Renowned for our experience in high-profile litigations involving complex legal issues, our clients rely on our ability to seamlessly collaborate with other practice areas within the firm to provide end-to-end solutions.

Our team is able to deal with all types of litigations, spanning across forums including the Supreme Court, various High Courts, tribunals, and other regulatory and quasi-judicial commissions. A substantial portion of the firm’s caseload has a major international component, for example, sensitive M&A related disputes and complex commercial transactions. Trilegal assists its clients in navigating intricate rules and contracts to provide comprehensive litigation strategy and creative solutions. We have successfully delivered on some multi-jurisdictional mandates.

Trilegal is also a key name in the market for commercial and international arbitration. We appear before all major national and international arbitration institutions. We have successfully represented clients in some of the most significant arbitrations, particularly involving complex shareholder disputes and mega infrastructure projects.

We are adept at handling full scope of white-collar financial crime matters, including issues of economic offences, serious fraud investigation, anti-corruption, anti-bribery, money laundering, cyber fraud, extradition, amongst others. The firm has in-depth expertise in advising and assisting clients and their employees during criminal investigations including representing them before all investigating agencies including CBI, ED, SFIO and DRI, NCB, local police authorities as well as before various courts and forums. Our expertise includes conducting internal investigations, due diligence and over-all risk assessment in matters relating to regulatory enforcement, whistle-blower and corporate misconduct allegations.

Our disputes practice also works in collaboration with its banking, infrastructure and other practice areas to be a one-stop-shop for insolvency and bankruptcy issues at all levels of the process. With its vast technical expertise, our team is well placed to represent its clients (dominant banks, financial institutions, borrowers or insolvency professionals) across prominent sectors.

With a dedicated team of lawyers dealing with a wide range of disputes in the power sector, we appear before central and state regulatory commissions acting for market leaders in power, aviation and oil and gas. Our regulatory practice draws strength from our experience in advising transmission, distribution, generation companies and regulatory commissions. As part of our financial regulatory practice, we also represent clients before SEBI, SAT and courts, aside from dealing with the RBI and the Financial Intelligence Unit on regulatory show cause notices /summon.

  • Administrative and regulatory
  • Appellate
  • Capital markets
  • Civil litigation
  • Class action
  • Commercial and transactions
  • Commercial arbitration
  • Corporate governance
  • Criminal
  • Financial services regulatory: Contentious
  • Healthcare
  • Insolvency
  • Intellectual property
  • International arbitration
  • Labour and employment
  • Litigation
  • Mass Tort
  • Personal injury
  • Plaintiff/claimant
  • Privacy and data protection
  • Product liability and recall
  • Professional liability
  • Trademark contentious
  • Trusts and estates
  • White-collar crime

Partner & Head of the Dispute Practice
Shankh Sengupta

Recent case highlights:

  • Represents Public Sector Pension Investment Board in the suit filed before the Delhi High Court by Bid Services Division (Mauritius) and was advising it in its discussions with GVK and the other investors.
  • Represents IndiaRF, who was the largest financial creditor, before the NCLT, Mumbai in the proceedings against Indian Steel and before the DRT in the proceedings against the Promoter in respect of personal guarantee issued by Kailash Shahra

Nitesh Jain

Recent case highlights:

  • Represents Tata Chemicals before the Supreme Court of India and successfully defended it from the initiation of corporate insolvency resolution process under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016.
  • Represents Zee Entertainment Enterprises on all issues that arise in connection with or from its composite dispute with two foreign shareholders (Invesco Developing Markets Fund and OFI Global China Fund LLC).

Ashish Bhan

Recent case highlights:

  • Represents Piramal Capital and Housing Finance (the successful resolution applicant) in relation to the ongoing insolvency proceedings of Dewan Housing Finance Corporation)
  • Represents AgustaWestland International Limited and Leonardo SpA in a criminal case registered by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in relation to alleged bribery of high-placed public officials of the Indian Air Force (IAF).

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