Singhania & Partners moves up in the banking and finance, and infrastructure tables this year. It is particularly noted by market insiders for its experience in infrastructure-related disputes, with its lawyers known for their roads, highways, railways, energy and infrastructure specialties. For example, the firm is empanelled by the National Highway Infrastructure Development Corporation, Security Printing and Minting Corporation of India, RailTel Corporation of India, and National Hydropower Corporation It recently expanded its office space in Bangalore and aims to recruit more for its corporate and disputes groups. Managing partner Ravi Singhania is a respected name in the market. Key contacts include Singhania, senior partners Dipak Rao and Shilpa Shah and disputes partner Vikas Goel. Corporate of counsel Shradha Dubey joined the firm at the beginning of the year.
Advised Spectrum Consultants on Contract Labour Regulation Act and the applicability of The Contract Labour Registration Act on them and their clients with regards to the work from home scheme.
Engaged by CottonConnect South Asia on investigations against a few employees for breach of data and confidentiality obligations.
Engaged by Hexpol to perform due diligence in employment laws of a potential M&A target.
Represented Isgec Heavy Engineering in a dispute arising out with UP state Sugar corporation in relation to construction of a sugar plant.
Successfully defended the interest of the NHAI before the Supreme Court where a SLP was filed by HCC challenging the vires of the Arbitration & Conciliation Act.
Acting for Mertex UK on filing their claims as financial creditors in the CIRP of Oil Country Tubular.
Assisted C&C Constructions on obtaining a favourable award in arbitral proceedings.
Advised Novo Tellus Capital Partners, a Singapore-based private equity firm, on its proposed acquisition of an Indian semiconductor engineering company.
Engaged by Achieve Partners Management for the acquisition of all the business assets of Metmox.
Assisted KOS Italy on due diligence on two indirect subsidiaries of the client.
AML RightSource, Immarsat India, Kamic Group AB, Serendipity Partners, Trellance
Advising a Delhi Mumbai Expressway as the borrower of financing from a consortium of lenders for a road construction project for the highway’s authority.
Acted for SJVN Thermal Private on its customs act, cess deduction, and power purchase agreement in relation to a project between Bihar State Electricity Board and Buxar Bijli Company.
Representing the lender on providing loans to Power Finance Corporation for the establishment of a wind power project.
Clean Solar Power, KPI Global Infrastructure, Sembcorp Green Infra
Advised the Gujarat Maritime Board in drafting its Model Concession Agreement used for the development of a port as a PPP.
Acted for the National Highways Authority of India with Patel Thanjavur Highway Private on the change in ownership in their concession agreement.
Assisting Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India on legal matters relating to the Omkareshwar floating solar project.
Advised the Delhi Mumbai Expressway on the drafting of a concession agreement to be entered by National Highways Authority of India and DME Development.