Dispute Resolution

AZB & Partners’ team comprises specialists who have worked on complex, high-risk cases, with rich experience in commercial and corporate dispute resolution. Our successes in the resolution of contentious matters has consolidated our position as the market-leading group and made us the preferred partner for joint venture litigation, competition disputes and international arbitration.

The Firm’s proficiency in this space is reflected in founding partner, Zia Mody’s appointment as Vice President on the London Court of International Arbitration (2010-2013). From 2012 to 2017, The International Who’s Who of Commercial Arbitration selected her as one of the world’s pre-eminent commercial arbitration specialists.

The Firm extensively engages in the resolution of civil, criminal (economic offences), commercial and constitutional law disputes through litigation in the Supreme Court of India, various High Courts in India and several other courts and tribunals. We conduct arbitrations, mediations and negotiations on behalf of our clients, within and outside India and across every industry including construction, real estate, information technology, aviation, banking and finance and infrastructure.

Our work includes:

  • Determining a dispute resolution strategy
  • Drafting necessary pleadings and statements
  • Liaising with specialised counsel
  • Attending hearings in various courts and other fora along with specialised counsel

The Firm has also represented leading corporate houses and multinationals before the Securities & Exchange Board of India and the Securities Appellate Tribunal. The Firm’s members also appear before special courts including the following:

  • National Company Law Tribunal
  • Customs Authority
  • Competition Appellate Tribunal
  • Telecom Disputes Settlement & Appellate Tribunal
  • Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal
  • Supreme Court of India
  • High Courts across India
  • Income Tax Appellate Tribunals across India
  • Authority of Advance Ruling
  • Dispute Resolution Panel
  • Commissioner of Income Tax.
  • Consumer Redressal Forum
  • Revenue Tribunals and Telecom Regulatory Authority of India

Beyond India, the Firm represents clients in multi-jurisdictional arbitration matters governed by various rules including those of the ICC, UNCITRAL, Singapore Court of International Arbitration and London Court of International Arbitration. The Firm is also actively involved in arbitration proceedings under other foreign laws, such as those applicable in New York and England.