RPV Legal is a boutique law firm with a broad commercial and business crime practice.
Our work covers the full course of a dispute including rendering strategic advice for dispute avoidance, pre-trial negotiation, conducting trials, appeal and enforcement. The members of our team are specialists in advising on cross border matters and regularly act for business conglomerates and sovereign states in transnational litigations and international arbitrations. Our dispute resolution group has the capability to act for clients from different industry sectors, before various tribunals, commercial and criminal courts, appellate courts, and particularly, the Supreme Court of India.
Our business crime practice includes handling complex white-collar investigations and trials including corruption, money laundering, extradition and mutual legal assistance matters, claims for international protection and acting for clients in seeking cancellations of Interpol Red Notices and Diffusions.
Established in 1986, Dua Associates is one of India’s prominent law firms, serving a wide spectrum of clients .The Firm is well known for its experience in complex litigation and arbitration matters, delivering high standards of quality across a variety of litigation disciplines ranging from high value contractual disputes to white-collar/regulatory investigations to complex disputes involving the environment, constitution and administrative laws, intellectual property, M&A, and other commercial litigation. The Firm recognizes the impact any litigation has on business and manages the disputes with a clear understanding of the client’s commercial objectives. The key litigation lawyers of the firm are Sr Solicitor Shiraz Patodia, Partner L.K. Bhushan, Partner Amit Dhingra, Partner Ganesh Chandru, Partner Rajdeep Panda, Partner George Joseph, Partner Robin David. Key clients for the Dispute Resolution practice include The Dow Chemical Company Eastman Kodak Company , Commercial Bank of Dubai, TransAsia Private Capital LimitedDuPont , ELCA Cosmetics Pvt Ltd, Decathlon Sports India, Sadara Chemical CompanySWAMIH Investment Fund - Govt. of IndiaPiramal Capital and Housing Finance Limited, ICICI Prudential Asset Management Company Limited, HSBC and Altico Capital India Limited among others. Dua Associates’ litigation and arbitration/ alternative dispute resolution practice represents companies involved in business-critical lawsuits including IPR, taxation, white collar with focus on helping clients’ businesses succeed. Additionally, several partners of the Firm continue to be individually ranked and awarded for stellar contributions in Dispute Resolution. This practice group across the major cities in India works collaboratively with one another while building productive relationships with eminent Senior Counsels to effectively assist clients in the most complex and high-stakes disputes. The team comprises of courtroom-tested lawyers who have appeared in significant and challenging cases around the country. The Firm also has a robust and dedicated Supreme Court presence through “Dua Associates AoR”, a firm of Advocates-on-Record registered with the Supreme Court. The Advocates-on-Record of the firm forms the bulwark of the Supreme Court practice, ably supported by other partners of the Firm. The other seven offices of the Firm are in complete sync with the Supreme Court practice of the Firm and work seamlessly with the team in Delhi.
The firm has acted on behalf of clients from sectors as varied as aviation, corporates, asset reconstruction firms, non-banking financial companies and banks, amongst others. The experience in addressing complex issues with reference to stakeholders including committee of creditors, public sector, international banks and distressed debtors in corporate restructurings, enables the team to offer valuable insights and perspective to clients. Dua Associates’ Insolvency& Bankruptcy practice has grown significantly, and the firm represents all stakeholders in the insolvency process, be it a financial creditor, corporate debtor, resolution professional, homebuyers and so on.
Trilegal has a market-leading full-service Disputes practice led by lawyers with rich experience in handling arbitration and dispute resolution proceedings at courts and arbitral tribunals. The firm has significant expertise in handling end-to-end commercial litigation across sectors and devising litigation strategies aligned with the client’s commercial objectives. The team routinely works on litigation pertaining to competition law and anti-trust issues, white-collar crimes, financial regulations, and restructuring and insolvency, with high levels of efficiency and innovative approaches to minimise costs.
The practice is adept at aligning disputes strategy with the clients’ commercial interests while recognising time sensitivities and working closely with global corporations, financial institutions, high-net-individuals, and domestic and foreign corporates. Owing to our extensive experience in leading high-profile litigations involving complex legal issues, the firm has garnered the reputation of being a market leader in the power, aviation and oil and gas sectors.The practice has represented and advised transmission, distribution and generation companies, and regulatory commissions with such precision on multi-dimensional aspects that clients appreciate our ability to seamlessly collaborate with other practice areas within the firm to provide holistic and end-to-end solutions. Trilegal is also recognised for its airport economics regulatory practice as the lawyers frequently advise and represent the Mumbai International Airport on all aspects of tariff determination before the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority and the appellate tribunal.
In addition, our team has comprehensive strength in handling all types of litigations, spanning across forums, including the Supreme Court, various High Courts, tribunals, and other regulatory and quasi-judicial commissions. A substantial portion of the firm’s caseload comprises major international components. The team has successfully delivered on some multi-jurisdictional mandates, for example, in sensitive M&A-related disputes and complex commercial transactions.
Trilegal is also a key name in the market for commercial and international arbitration. We appear before all major national and international arbitration institutions and have successfully represented clients in some of the most significant arbitrations, particularly involving complex shareholder disputes and mega infrastructure projects.
Additionally, we are adept at handling the full scope of White-Collar Crime matters, while representing clients in high-profile matters, including issues of economic offences, serious fraud investigation, anti-corruption, anti-bribery, money laundering, cyber fraud, and extradition, amongst others. The firm has in-depth expertise in advising and assisting clients and their employees during criminal investigations, including representing them before all investigating agencies, including CBI, ED, SFIO and DRI, NCB, and local police authorities as well as before various courts and forums. Our expertise includes regularly dealing with inquiries and criminal matters spread across jurisdictions and conducting internal investigations, due diligence and overall risk assessment in matters relating to regulatory enforcement, whistleblower and corporate misconduct allegations. A large part of our clientele consists of large multinational corporations
Our disputes practice also works in collaboration with its banking, infrastructure and other practice areas to be a one-stop-shop for insolvency and bankruptcy issues at all levels. With its vast technical expertise, our team is well-placed to represent its clients (dominant banks, financial institutions, borrowers or insolvency professionals) across prominent sectors. In recent years, our lawyers have established a strong track record of advising troubled companies and their creditors, debtors and investors, aside from various committees and professionals, on high-value and complex corporate and debt Restructuring and Insolvency issues.
The Disputes team also works closely with the firm’s Financial Regulatory team, which has comprehensive strengths in conducting regulatory inquiries and inspections, and advising on whistleblower and investor complaints, as well as investigations/summons from regulatory and governmental authorities. We have represented clients in proceedings before the Securities and Exchange Board of India and the Securities Appellate Tribunal and the Supreme Court of India, aside from dealing with the Reserve Bank of India and the Financial Intelligence Unit on regulatory show cause notices. Our lawyers regularly assist with internal investigations on regulatory non-compliance, risk management and mitigation, evaluating potential insider trading, front-running or other market conduct issues. We undertake compliance reviews and advise in disciplinary proceedings against employees for such violations.
With such a broad spectrum of services, Trilegal’s Disputes practice continues to grow by adding new Partners who further bolster the firm’s offerings in established and emerging dispute practice areas.