Best Law Firms in Litigation

Litigation, also known as dispute resolution, is one of the main works of a law firm. Litigation involves going to court and the matter being tried in a competent court of law.

Team Law Community
November 27, 2020

Litigation, also known as dispute resolution, is one of the main works of a law firm. Litigation involves going to court and the matter being tried in a competent court of law. Litigation is difficult and a matter of hard work. The following firms have proved their names as one of the best in the field of litigation:

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co.

also known as SAM is one of the finest in the field of litigation. The firm handles cases in courts across India in various sectors including but not limited to energy, banking, oil and gas, and infrastructure. The group has been particularly active recently in disputes relating to the enforcement of arbitration awards in the construction and other sectors; matters before the NCLT relating to internal company disputes and insolvency proceedings under the IBC; and major mandates involving complex areas of law, including fraud, competition law, unfair trade practices and intermediary liability, where the team acts for petitioners and respondents.

The firm defended Nestle in a class action alleging unfair trade practices. It is known for its advice to Navayuga Engineering Company in proceedings challenging the NCLT’s decision to disqualify the client from acting as the resolution applicant to Athena Demwe Power, which resulted in the raising of numerous novel questions regarding the procedure for blacklisting a resolution applicant.

Key Clients of the giant law firm include Navayuga Engineering CO., Monsanto, Nestle India, Reebok International, Thiess Minecs India, National Buildings Construction Corporation, Tata Communications, Facebook Inc, Whatsapp, Tata Sons Pvt. Ltd., Mr Ratan N. Tata, ATC Telecom Infrastructure, Matrix Partners India Investment Holdings, Channel Vas Services India Private Limited etc.

Khaitan & Co. – Khaitan and Co.

It lead core commercial and corporate areas of dispute resolution. It is applauded for its consistency and great strength across all practice areas, from commercial and transactions to competition and international arbitration. The firm has 36 dispute resolution related partners. The firm has represented Multiplex Association of India in filing an SPL (Special Leave Petition) challenging a High Court order that allowed patrons to carry outside food and beverages in multiplexes. The firm has acted on behalf of IndiGo in an antitrust matter regarding allegations against IndiGo, Jet Airways and SpiceJet of colluding and fixing air cargo fuel surcharges.

AZB Partners – AZB Partners

It has a proven track record of showing their strong side in dispute resolution and litigation in cases of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (IBC) and others. The firm has also acted on behalf of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in major challenges to its authority. The firm has expertise in trademark law, shareholder disputes, and advisory for clients during regulatory proceedings in relation to financial markets, power and real estate. The key clients of the decorated firm are Reserve Bank of India, NSE, KKR India Asset Finance Private, Whatsapp Inc., Bhushan Steel, Uber B.V., Genpact India Private, KPMG, Duff & Phelps, Skechers Inc., BSES Rajdhani Power, Solar Industries India, among others. The firm has advised and represented Tata Steel, the successful resolution applicant before the NCLT, Principal Bench, New Delhi, in the matter of the approval of its resolution plan submitted for Bhushan Steel, the corporate debtor. It has also represented RBI in defending a circular issued by the RBI prohibiting banking entities regulated by it from dealing in virtual currencies or providing facilities relating to them. AZB Partners has also been legal counsel to the RBI in the case filed by Swiss Ribbons against the constitutionality of IBC, in the Supreme Court.

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

also known as CAM, has extensive experience and a great reputation across all sectors. The firm is known for representing and advising clients, including members of the committee of creditors and financial creditors, during cases under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code. The firm has acted in several landmark judgments before the Supreme Court of India. The firm has acted in a wide variety of litigation matters including, but not limited to corporate, criminal, intellectual property and fraud cases. The firm handles cases and proceedings in courts throughout the country as a part of its pan-India plan. Key clients of the reputed firm include ICICI Bank Limited, BCCI, NSEI, Consortium of Lenders to Jaypee Infratech Limited, Ernst and Young, Sun Direct TV Private Limited and South Asia FM Limited, Larsen and Toubro Limited among others.

The firm represented BCCI in the Supreme Court in proceedings initiates by former cricketer S. Sreesanth against the life ban imposed on him by BCCI. It has represented ICICI Bank in the Supreme Court in the insolvency proceedings against Innoventive Industries. It has also represented the National Stock Exchange of India in a dispute with the Singapore Stock Exchange regarding intellectual property.

Economic Laws Practice

It handles commercial, white-collar crime and tax-related disputes in the Supreme Court, High Courts and commercial courts, among other disputes. The firm also advises clients on regulatory matters in various tribunals including the National Green Tribunal and the Telecom Disputes Settlement Appellate Tribunal. Key clients of ELP include Multiplex Association of India, Larsen and Toubro Sapura Shipping Private Limited, Heligo Charters, L&T Construction, Welspun Enterprises, JSW Steel, Seabird Marine, Mundra International Container Terminal among others.


stands out for its prominent role in advising creditors, resolution applicants and shareholders before the NCLT and the NCLAT in disputes arising under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016. The firm advised Bharti Airtel and its subsidiaries in a case that was hailed as a landmark judgment by the NCLT regarding the application of set-off on account of mutual dealings and whether they can be allowed during the corporate insolvency resolution process. Key clients include Cellular Operators Association of India, Abu Dhabi National Energy Company, Bharti Airtel, Sterlite, Power Grid Corporation, Tata Communications, Syniverse Technologies among others. The firm advised Tata Communications before the Supreme Court of India and the NCDRC in proceedings against one of India’s biggest diagnostic centres, relating to allegations of deficiency of service, unfair trade practices and negligence in the cloud and computing and data storage services provided by Tata Communications through its ‘InstaCompute’ platform.

Bharucha & Partners

It focuses primarily on commercial disputes but also handles construction, insurance, white-collar crime, real estate and intellectual property mandates across various sectors including financial services, food and drink, and media and entertainment, with expertise in the telecommunication sector. The firm represented Vodafone Idea in a range of contentious matters including refuting the Competition Commission of India’s right to investigate alleged anti-consumer conduct of telecom companies. Key clients include ITC, Vodafone Idea, Diageo PLC, ATC Infrastructure Services, HSBC France, and Inspectorate Griffith India among others. The firm represented ITC and its wholly-owned subsidiary in its capacity as minority shareholders in an oppression and mismanagement action in relation to the proposed sale of Hotel Leelaventure to Brookfield.

DSK Legal

It acts for resolution applicants and resolution professionals throughout insolvency proceedings including cases before the Supreme Court of India. The firm handles a variety of cases in relation to development projects, allegedly offensive content, family disputes and copyright infringement. Key clients include Asian Paints, Kiri Industries, Schindler India, Sahara Group, Salman Khan, GAIL India, Indian Oil Corporation, NHAI, Hinduja Hospital, and National Thermal Power Corporation among others. The firm advised Salman Khan Films regarding the challenges filed against content produced by the company on the grounds that the content was demeaning to certain religious festivals, before the Supreme Court. The firm also represented Tata Chemicals in a suit filed in the Delhi High Court seeking an injunction against derogatory advertising of salt products by Pura Wellness.