ESTABLISHED IN 1999
Total number of professionals: 70 (15 partners)
Principal office: New Delhi
Other offices: Bengaluru, Hyderabad
Key practice areas
Anti-corruption & anti-bribery; arbitration & ADR; banking & finance; bankruptcy & insolvency; compliance; corporate & commercial; corporate governance; data protection; defence; e-commerce, fintech, blockchain & cryptos; environment; healthcare & pharmaceuticals; inbound investment; infrastructure; intellectual property; joint ventures; labour & employment; litigation; mergers & acquisitions; outbound investment; policy & regulatory; power & energy; private client; private equity, venture capital & funds; project finance; real estate; restructuring & insolvency; shipping; technology, media and telecommunications; transport & logistics; trusts, charities and not-for-profit; white-collar crime.
Singhania & Partners LLP is a prominent full-service law firm in India. It is recommended by reputed legal directories, such as Chambers and Partners, Legal500, India Business Law Journal, Benchmark Litigation, IFLR100, and Asialaw Profiles, across practice areas including arbitration-litigation, corporate-M&A, banking & finance, projects and energy, IP, and employment.
Singhania & Partners’ clients include major Indian businesses and multinational corporations including Fortune 500 companies. More than 50% of the firm’s clients are foreign multinationals including investors from countries such as the UK, Germany, France, Italy, South Africa, the US, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, South Korea and China to name a few.
The firm advises clients in areas of entry strategy/joint ventures and structuring of the domestic business, which encompasses regulatory compliance, corporate & real estate due diligence, cross-border transactions, acquisitions both domestic and offshore, foreign direct investments, external commercial borrowings, repatriation, setting up of business in India, technology licensing, employee disciplinary, retention and termination issues.
The firm also represents many private clients for wills, succession planning and estates as well as investments in startups, and tech ventures. In addition, it advises numerous ministries, government authorities, and public sector undertakings.
Our business strategy is to partner with clients and take ownership of matters, helping them stay focused on their business. Singhania & Partners always works towards presenting a realistic assessment of risks as well as potential for claims. The senior leadership of the firm is accessible all the time and focuses on strategising best legal moves, delivering quick turnaround, and cost-effective solutions to clients.
The firm has been at the forefront in using technology as an enabler for the management information systems, knowledge creation and the dissemination of information to achieve the client’s business objectives.
Among other things, over the years, Singhania & Partners has established itself as “experts in inbound investments and international arbitrations”. It has a successful track record of assisting foreign companies foraying into India. Besides, the firm has successfully represented world renowned engineering and construction companies, consultants, contractors as well as regulatory authorities before domestic and international arbitration tribunals.
Most of our professionals, as well as the clients, have been affiliated with the firm for a long time, which reflects the firm’s commitment to be a trusted adviser to its invaluable clients and associates.
Independent intelligence on this law firm
The following information is sourced directly from India Business Law Journal and/or Law.asia and is not part of the directory listing provided by the law firm.
Harish Mysore, a senior director at IEEE India Operations, has worked with the law firm for a decade. “I always felt the entire team worked very professionally and found them to be very knowledgeable,” says Mysore. “When the POSH laws were enacted in India, [senior partner] Shilpa Shah provided a very good assessment and helped IEEE to formulate our own internal policies,” he adds.
Deepal Hoda, a senior manager at C&C Constructions, praises partner Vikas Goel for his “positive, prompt and absolutely logical approach” with regard to disputes. “He explains the merits and demerits of a claim upfront and tries to complete a matter as soon as possible,” says Hoda.
Nikhil Chauhan, legal manager and company secretary at McGraw Hill Education India, has used the firm for corporate law, litigation, arbitration, labour law and IP and is “extremely happy and satisfied”. He was inspired by the firm’s ability to arrange a local counsel at short notice during the pandemic. “We had somehow skipped a notice from a court for a hearing against us in another city, and the date of the hearing was the very next morning,” says Chauhan. “I got in touch with the S&P litigation team at 10:30pm … they arranged a local counsel and we were all set for the hearing by 11:30pm, and the hearing went as required. I was mighty impressed with the connections they have and also the help they are ready to extend in such difficult and urgent times.”
“Singhania & Partners was directly on hand and actively supported us to prevent the outflow of value.” The client commends in particular partners Arjun Anand and Rohit Jain. “Both have a very quick grasp, work highly professionally and are 100% reliable.”
New Delhi – NCR
P-24, Green Park Extension
New Delhi – 110 016, India
T: +91 11 4747 1411
701 & 702, Prestige Meridian II
30, Mahatma Gandhi Road
Bengaluru 560001, India
T: +91 80 4113 1900
614, Babukhan Estate
Hyderabad – 500 001, India
T: +91 40 4210 2424