Dhir & Dhir Associates

India

Benchmark Litigation Reviews

Dispute resolution

Full-service law firm Dhir & Dhir Associates has an active dispute resolution group. Its core specialties are in commercial, construction, government and regulatory, and insolvency disputes. The firm has four offices across the country, Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Bengaluru and a representative office in Japan.   

Managing partners Alok Dhir and Maneesha Dhir head a team of partners that lead the disputes offering. These include Sachin Gupta, Jayashree Shukla Dasgupta, Varsha Banerjee and KPS Kohli.  

The firm is representing loyal client Amtek Group and its group companies in multiple contentious matters. There have been various claims filed by lenders before the debt recovery tribunal for recovery of their outstanding dues and the team has been advising on aspects of the bankruptcy court proceedings and representation before different high courts. 

On the regulatory front, the team has been acting for the Telecommunication Regulatory Authority of India in a high court case filed by various broadcaster parties. The plaintiffs are challenging an advertising timing cap. The firm additionally is representing the same telecoms regulator as defendant in a tariff case filed by service providers Sony Pictures India and the Indian Broadcasting Foundation before the Supreme Court 

The firm’s key clients include Airports Economic Regulatory Authority, Granite Gate Properties Private, IDBI Bank, Ind-Barath Power, Leela Venture, Pashupati Dairy, Power Finance Corporation, Wavell Investments and Windworld India. Recent panel wins for the team include the State Bank of India, India Infrastructure Finance Company and National Fertilisers.