Senior Advocate & Arbitrator
“Ratan K Singh is a Senior Advocate based in New Delhi. He joined the Indian Bar in 1996 and is one of the leading arbitrators and counsels who is appointed and engaged in complex, high-value commercial litigation and arbitration. With about 25 years of experience, he has a heavyweight practice in India, as well as internationally, with specialties in construction, engineering, infrastructure, mining, and general commercial and civil disputes.
The length and breadth of Ratan’s practice has placed him at the top of the game in commercial litigation and arbitration, especially given his background in civil law and trial practice, giving parties a holistic approach and achievement at any stage of the case. Ratan’s advocacy experience reflects in a number of reported cases of the Supreme Court and various High Courts relating to writs, commercial litigations, and arbitrations concerning a variety of sectors like mining power plants, steel plants, highways, buildings, hotels, power transmission, joint ventures, and others.
Ratan has been involved with industry players and stakeholders through his chairmanship of the Society of Construction Law – India and directorship of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators – India, apart from being in the apex body of various institutions. In recognition of his extensive international experience in dispute resolution, Ratan has received several fellowship calls from numerous internationally reputed organizations. These include FCIArb, FCIArb, FMIArb, FAIADR, and FPD. . Commendably, Ratan is the only Indian to receive a fellowship from the International Academy of Construction Lawyers (IACL) following his election by existing IACL fellows, recognizing his reputation in the field of construction law.”
Partner & Head (Arbitration),
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co.
“Tejas Karia is a Partner at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co. He specialises in Information Technology Law and International Arbitration. He regularly advises multinational and Indian corporations on data protection, data security, data retention, privacy and confidentiality issues, including data belonging to third parties and employees. He represents prominent social networking websites and internet messaging services in numerous litigations in India.
He has advised the National Association of Software and Service Companies (“NASSCOM”) for amendments to the Indian Information Technology Act, 2000 to include the Data Protection provisions. He is a member of the Editorial Board of “Digital Evidence and Electronic Signatures Law Review”, a quarterly journal published in UK. He is also co-author of the chapter on India in the book “Digital Evidence”.
He has been recognised as a “Leading Lawyer” by Asialaw Leading Lawyers, mentioned in The Legal 500, ranked by Chambers & Partners, listed in Who’s Who Legal and named as “Dispute Resolution Star” by Bench.”
Founder & Managing Partner,
Hammurabi & Solomon Partners
“In addition to driving Hammurabi & Solomon Partners (ranked among the top 20 Indian law firms by Asian Legal Business), Dr.Kumar has been:
(i) Vice-President of the Society of Indian Law Firms (SILF),
(ii) Vice-Chair of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) Energy & Natural Resources Committee,
(iii) Vice-President of the Society of Construction Law UK – India (SCL-India),
(iv) Visiting Fellow with Asia’s top ranking think tank – Observer Research Foundation (ORF),
(v) Expert with the UNESCO Inclusive Policy Lab,
(vi) Visiting Professor at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM),
(vii) part of the India taskforce of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the legal services committee of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII),
(viii) Secretary General of the Prof (Dr.) NR Madhava Menon SAARCLAW,
(ix) Chairman of Lexxo – a top tier LawTech Group (Lexxo) & the India Strategy Group (ISG) and editorial board member of Thinkers 50 India,
(x) Independent Director on various boards, and
(xi) Guest Editor of the American Bar Association’s India Law Journal.
Conferred the prestigious Mahatma Gandhi Samman at the House of Lords, London, Dr.Kumar is a top-tier name in Construction Law, Conflict Management, ADR & Mediation, Energy-Environmental-Natural Resources, Infra & Real Estate, Corporate M&A and Policy & Regulation space. Dr.Manoj Kumar is acknowledged for his outstanding leadership, strategy and ability to find alternate solutions to the most critical and complex challenges across geographies.
Manoj is named as:
(i) Managing Partner of the Year by BW-Business World for 2020-21,
(ii) One of India’s Super 50 Lawyers by Asian Legal Business (ALB) in 2020 and 2021,
(iii) One of the Top Managing Partners & Top Lawyers by Forbes in 2020-21,
(iv) One of the top 100 Legal Luminaries of India by LexisNexis, and
(v) as an A-List of top 100 lawyers of India by India Business Law Journal (IBLJ) in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021.
An alum of the prestigious Harvard Business School and National Law School of India, Manoj is a distinguished author, teacher, arbitration expert, mediation expert, strategist, columnist, thought leader, and is called upon by government bodies and top-of-the-line Indian and international institutions.”
Advani & Co.
“Mr. Shashank Garg is a seasoned dispute resolution practitioner skilled in international commercial arbitration, sports arbitration, construction law arbitration, civil and commercial mediation and litigation. He is an Advocate with over 13 years of practice before the Supreme Court of India, the High Court of Delhi and other judicial and quasi-judicial forums. He often represents clients as a Counsel before Arbitral Tribunals and also sits as an Arbitrator in international and domestic arbitrations.
Recently, he has been appointed as the Joint Secretary of the Society for Construction Law, India and Co-Chairs their Young Leaders Group. He is also a Member from India to the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR, having been nominated in 2018. He was also previously appointed as the Regional Chapter Coordinator for India by the ICC YAF for 2017-2019.
The Delhi High Court has nominated Mr. Garg as a member of the Arbitration Committee of the Delhi International Arbitration Centre, New Delhi. He was also a member of the first Advisory Committee constituted by the Nani Palkhivala Arbitration Centre (NPAC) for its Delhi Centre.
Mr. Garg is the Editor of the book ‘Alternative Dispute Resolution: The Indian Perspective’ published by Oxford University Press and has also authored a book titled ‘Tourism Law in India’ published by Universal Law Publishing Co. Recently, he has co-authored a chapter with Prof. Martin Hunter in the ‘Handbook on International Arbitration’ published by Wolters Kluwer.
He is a visiting faculty at various renowned law schools in the country and is regularly invited as a speaker at dispute resolution events across the globe.
He can be reached at email@example.com.”
Kings & Alliance LLP
“Mohit Chaudhary is an advocate on record of Supreme Court of India and is the Managing Partner of Kings and Alliance, a full service law firm in New Delhi with high specialization in the disciplines including but not limited to corporate and securities, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, funds and other pooled investments, bankruptcy and corporate recognization.
Mr. Mohit is an international arbitration practitioner and is an active member of the International Bar Association. Having completed his education from Delhi University, he started his practice in 2002. He heads Kings and Alliance’s litigation practice and has a noticeable presence in the world of commercial litigation. His areas of specialization include Corporate Laws, Arbitration, money Laundering, FEMA laws and General Commercial Litigation. Over the past 15 years, Mr. Mohit has represented various MNCs and PSUs in Supreme Court and High Courts. he has also advised companies on various acquisitions and joint ventures including due diligence and securities related transactions.”
Senior Managing Director,
“Montek Mayal is a Senior Managing Director in FTI’s Economic and Financial Consulting practice in India. Montek founded and leads FTI’s Economic Consulting and International Arbitration practice in India. Montek’s primary area of focus is in the assessment of quantum, financial, economic and valuation issues in contentious and non-contentious matters, including commercial and investment disputes. He has a broad range of experience in issues including valuation of businesses and shares, calculation of lost profits, assessment of wasted costs, spectrum auctions and market, financial and economic analysis, research and study.
His industry experience encompasses aviation & transportation telecommunications, media, oil and gas, energy and power, mining, financial services, industrial gases, travel, consumer and branded goods, petrochemicals, diversified and industrial materials and aviation, among others.
Montek acts as an expert in domestic and international arbitrations and in competition matters, in India and globally. Montek has testified before tribunals on numerous occasions on claims ranging from USD 5 million to over USD 1.5 billion, and has worked on over 100 expert matters.
Montek was recognized as a Global Elite Thought Leader in Who’s Who Legal’ s Arbitration Review for 2021 (one of 28 globally), and has been identified by The International Who’s Who of Commercial Arbitration as one of the world’s leading expert witnesses in the period 2017 to 2021. Montek was recognized as a Thought Leader (Expert Witness) in Who’s Who Legal inaugural (2019) and 2020 for India list. He is also listed in Who’s Who Legal Consulting Experts guide, 2016 to 2021.
The surveys have described Montek as “a standout name in the Indian market and gains recognition as ‘one of the best valuation experts in the country’ whose ‘reports are of a high standard, succinct and easy to read and digest’.”
Montek is currently a Vice Chairman of the Society of Construction Law in India; Member, Steering Committee, Young MCIA; Co-Chair, Society of Construction Law’s Young Leaders Group (India); founding working group member at Indian Association for Litigation Finance and a guest faculty on Damages and Valuation for CIArb and ICAI. He previously served on the board of a joint venture with Intel Capital in the field of robotic surgeries in India and also served as the interim CEO for a major travel services company.”
Director and Head of India Practice,
Mrinal leads Secretariat International’s Economic Damages and Valuation Practice in India with the focus on quantification of damages, claims and losses involving complex economic, financial and valuation issues in domestic and international arbitration matters including investment treaty arbitration cases. Mrinal is recognized as one of the leading expert witnesses in international arbitration by Who’s Who Legal’ s Arbitration 2019, 2020 and 2021 Lists and Thought Leader Arbitration Expert Witness 2021. He is a Member of SIAC – Users Council and appointed on the Board of Society of Construction Law – India, the Advisory Board of C.O.R.D. (Centre for Online Resolution of Disputes) and the Advisory Board of Centre for Arbitration and Research, Maharashtra National Law University in India. He is also appointed on the Global Advisory Board of ENERAP (Energy Related Arbitration Practitioners). He commenced his professional career with Ernst & Young in New York in 2007 and brings with him about 15 years of relevant experience. He was awarded with All India Economics Merit Certificate in 2001 post which he graduated in Economics Honors from St. Stephen’s College (Delhi) in 2004 and pursued his major in Finance from Fordham University in New York in 2007.
Advocate on Record,
Supreme Court of India
Rajiv Shankar Dvivedi is an Advocate on Record in the Supreme Court of India. He is Group “A” Panel Lawyer for Union of India, before the Supreme Court of India. He is Standing Counsel for the State of Jharkhand. He is a member of the Board of SCL India and a Member of CIArb.
Rajiv is empanelled at the Delhi International Arbitration Centre (DIAC) and the Nani Palkhiwala Arbitration Centre (NPAC). He is a Co-Chair of the Real Estate Law Section, Indian National Bar Association (INBA), and an Executive Committee Member of INBA’s Public Policy Section. Rajiv has had diverse participation. He participated in “Focus Asia,” a seminar organized by SCL Singapore and the Centenary Function of CIArb, Singapore.
DRSB Law Chambers
“Dr. Shashwat Bajpai is the founding partner of DRSB Law Chambers and heads the Arbitration & Dispute Resolution practice.
He has completed his Master’s degree, BCL, from the University of Oxford, UK.
He also holds a Ph.D. degree from the National Law University, Delhi (NLUD).
He is MCIArb, an accredited Member with the CIArb, Chartered Institute
of Arbitrators, UK. He is also on the Core committee, of YMG, Young Member’s Group, CIArb, India.
He has been part of several Arbitrations and Litigations and argues regularly
before the Arbitral Tribunals & Delhi High Court on disputes pertaining to niche EPC Construction issues relating to Extension of time (EOT), Liquidated Damages, Employer’s variation, price escalation, prolongation/idling loss due to delay, et. al.
He is on the panel of PSUs, and several Oil & Gas Companies & Construction
Companies representing them in their claims before the Courts and in
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co.
“Kartikey Mahajan is a Counsel in the disputes practice of Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co. He is triple qualified – being qualified to practice in England & Wales, the State of New York and India, and is also the Joint Secretary of Society of Construction Law India Chapter.
Prior to returning to India, Kartikey practiced for numerous years in London and Singapore with Magic Circle and White Shoe law firms. Kartikey’s practice focuses on international arbitration matters, complex multi-jurisdictional litigation and white collar investigations. Kartikey has experience in representing clients in ad-hoc and institutional arbitrations (including under ICSID, ICC, LCIA, SIAC, HKIAC, AAA and GAFTA Rules) seated in both common law and civil jurisdictions around the world.
He has previously worked in London and Singapore, and regularly advises clients on cross border disputes with an Indian element. Kartikey has represented contractors and employers in numerous construction arbitrations in relation to projects in India, Middle East, Europe and South East Asia. Besides construction and infrastructure disputes, Kartikey’s experience spans across energy, private equity, telecom and media industries.
Arbitration Counsel & Mediator
“Gracious is an arbitration counsel based in New Delhi. He is also an accredited mediator. His primary areas of practice are commercial arbitration (domestic and international). He has significant experience in representing construction and engineering firms, government entities and ministries, and general commercial firms from industries like hospitality, franchise, auto-part manufacturing, captive power generation, business support services, and others.
Gracious has a strong academic background, with an LLM from Straus Institute, Pepperdine University School of Law. He has been awarded the JAMS scholarship (JAMS is a leading ADR service provider in the US) and The Hague Academy scholarship. As part of his professional associations, he serves as a Board Member of the Society of Construction Law – India (SCL India) and a member of the International Task Force on Mixed-Mode Dispute Resolution.”
Engineer & Lawyer
Mohana is a Civil Engineer and a lawyer. She has an experience in the infrastructure industry, particularly in projects relating to roads/highways and bridges. With her extensive knowledge in engineering principles, theories, and specifications and standards, Mohana has assisted in a number of construction and engineering disputes before arbitral tribunal and courts. These have included disputes relating to hydro power plant, thermal power plant, roads, building construction, catchment works, and others. Mohana has also worked as a tribunal secretary in various domestic arbitrations.
King Stubb & Kasiva – Advocates & Attorneys
“Gaurav has wealth of experience as disputes and litigations lawyer and is adept at handling diverse variety of commercial disputes, particularly in the areas of electricity, engineering, building and construction, mining and international laws. He regularly advices and represents multinational and Indian corporates before various forums and specializes in regulatory disputes in Energy sector and Arbitration (domestic as well as international).
In Energy sector he advises and represents various stakeholders including generating companies (both conventional and renewable), transmission companies, distribution companies and industrial consumers associations in matters involving Tariff related issues (Generation, Transmission and Distribution), compensatory tariff, change in law, termination of PPA, Writ before Supreme Court seeking direction to ERC to fix non-confiscatory tariff, Start-Up Power, Generic Tariff Orders passed to promote non-conventional power et al.
Gaurav has handled a range of Arbitration matters (both domestic and international) emanating from Building & Construction contracts like contracts relating to building of power plants, laying of transmission lines, laying of cross-country pipelines for transmission of oil & gas, building of new railway station, construction of township, roads, hotels, bus terminals et al. He helps his clients in planning the best strategies and is involved at all stages varying from pre-institution of dispute to appointment of Arbitral Tribunal, seeking interim relief prior to constitution of Arbitral Tribunal, before Arbitral Tribunal, and pursuant to passing of an award.
He is also co-editor for Recent Arbitration Judgment (RAJ), a reputed journal reporting latest judgments on arbitration in India.”