Disputes

Expeditious enforcement of contracts is the lifeline of any investor friendly market. For this purpose, it is imperative that commercial disputes are disposed of speedily. The current economic scenario has brought with itself an optimistic investor sentiment in the country. As a result, we have seen a spate of recent government initiatives to inspire investor confidence. From the amendments to the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996, to consolidation of the insolvency and bankruptcy laws to introduction of the Commercial Courts, all efforts are directed towards alleviating the impediments in the path of conducting business.

Our disputes practice is primarily focused on commercial, contractual and regulatory disputes. While advising our clients, we take into account their business objectives and proceed to assess the commercial viability and reputational risks of litigation. Our disputes practice contributes effectively not only in dealing with disputes but also in preventing potential disputes from affecting the business of our clients. Our lawyers aim to provide commercially viable and practical solutions.

We advise clients on strategies in ongoing litigation, potential disputes, recovery and enforcement proceedings, arbitration, conciliation & mediation and a host of regulatory matters. We handle matters before courts, quasi-judicial authorities as well as tribunals, including the Supreme Court of India, High Courts of various States, District Courts, National Company Law Tribunal, National Company Law Appellate Tribunal, Debts Recovery Tribunal, Debts Recovery Appellate Tribunal, National Green Tribunal, the Competition Commission of India*, the Appellate Tribunal for Foreign Exchange, the Securities and Exchange Board of India, Securities Appellate Tribunal, Customs, Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal*, Appellate Tribunal under the Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board Act, Appellate Tribunal under the Prevention of Money-laundering Act, Labour Courts, Industrial Tribunals and Consumer Forums.

We are also actively engaged in various domestic arbitrations, both ad-hoc and institutional, as well as international commercial arbitration proceedings under the auspices of Singapore International Arbitration Centre and International Chamber of Commerce. Our expertise in arbitration encompasses shareholder disputes and commercial contracts in the power, automation and engineering sectors.

Our services typically include reviewing relevant documents, advising clients on the relevant areas of law, strategizing and proposing courses of action, drafting pleadings and legal documents, representing clients before various forums, conducting witness action and arguments. Besides appearing before the forums ourselves, we regularly instruct nationally and internationally reputed counsels for matters before the Supreme Court, High Courts and tribunals.

* For a more detailed description of indirect tax and competition law disputes, please refer to our Indirect Tax and Competition practice.

Key Partners

Abeezar Faizullabhoy

Senior Partner
Read More

R. Sudhinder

Senior Partner
Read More

Ranjit Shetty

Senior Partner
Read More

Soorjya Ganguli

Partner
Read More

Murtaza Kachwalla

Partner
Read More

Namitha Mathews

Partner
Read More

Pooja Chakrabarti

Partner
Read More

Somdutta Bhattacharyya

Partner
Read More

Udit Mendiratta

Partner
Read More

Select Experiences

For detailed information on the select experience under this practice, you may write to us at communications@argus-p.com.

Papers & Publications

05th Apr, 2022

Binding Non-Signatories to Arbitration - Tracing the Evolution of the…

Introduction In November, 2019, in our paper titled, ‘Charting the Shifting Paradigms of Binding Non-Signatories…

23rd Mar, 2022

Recognition and Enforcement of Emergency Arbitration in India: A Comment…

Introduction In[A1] [A2]  a significant ruling that furthers Indian courts’ recent pro-enforcement approach while dealing with…

27th Mar, 2021

The Glass Half Empty - Analyzing the Arbitration and Conciliation…

1. Introduction The Central Government on March 11, 2021 has notified the Arbitration and Conciliation…

31st Jan, 2021

Significant Judgments on Arbitration - August 2020 to December 2020

Section 2(1)(e) (definition of Court) What comprises “Court” within the meaning of Section 2(1)(e) of…

RECENT Updates

11th Aug, 2022

Gujarat High Court reiterates that private financial institutions are not amenable to writ jurisdiction

Read More
03rd Aug, 2022

Guj HC: A party can withdraw its consent to send a dispute to arbitration at any time prior to the court acting upon such consent

Read More
01st Jul, 2022

Supreme Court: NBFCs regulated by RBI cannot be regulated by the State enactments

Read More

Our Offices

Mumbai

11, 1st Floor, Free Press House
215, Nariman Point
Mumbai – 400021

+91 22 67362222

Delhi

Express Building
9 – 10 Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg
Delhi – 110002

+91 11 23701284/5/7

Bengaluru

68 Nandidurga Road
Jayamahal Extension
Bengaluru – 560046

+91 80 46462300

Kolkata

Binoy Bhavan
3rd Floor, 27B Camac Street
Kolkata – 700016

+91 33 40650155/56

DISCLAIMER

The rules of the Bar Council of India do not permit advocates to solicit work or advertise in any manner. This website has been created only for informational purposes and is not intended to constitute solicitation, invitation, advertisement or inducement of any sort whatsoever from us or any of our members to solicit any work in any manner. By clicking on 'Agree' below, you acknowledge and confirm the following:

a) there has been no solicitation, invitation, advertisement or inducement of any sort whatsoever from us or any of our members to solicit any work through this website;

b) you are desirous of obtaining further information about us on your own accord and for your use;

c) no information or material provided on this website is to be construed as a legal opinion and use of this website will not create any lawyer-client relationship;

d) while reasonable care has been taken in ensuring the accuracy of the contents of the website, Argus Partners shall not be responsible for the results of any actions taken on the basis of information provided in this website or for any error or omission in the website; and

e) in cases where the user has any legal issues, the user must seek independent legal advice.