White & Case LLP

Dispute Resolution Department

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What the team is known for Knowledgeable in a variety of arbitration and litigation work connected to the Indian market including commercial and investment disputes, as well as enforcement of arbitral awards. Its offering also covers anti-corruption, sanctions and investigations work. Sought out for advice on energy and construction arbitration, with an impressive roster of Indian clients in these sectors. Also maintains a prestigious group of international clients, typically advising on complex cross-border disputes. Has particular experience in handling arbitration for Indian oil and gas companies investing into Yemen. Singapore offices plays a lead role in the firm's India practice, and the firm also acts on India-related disputes from across its network, including partners in London, Silicon Valley, Frankfurt, DC and Mexico City.

Strengths Clients note the team is "very professional and expert in its handling of arbitration matters and always seeks a sound strategy that's in the client’s interest."

Another source comments: "They have a fantastic set of professionals who have their pulse to the ground in terms of law. This puts them in a good place to manage expectations particularly when dealing with high-stakes commercial litigation. Also, their client-handling skills are remarkable."

Work highlights Represented China Development Bank, Export-Import Bank of China and Industrial and Commercial Bank of China in a payment default case linked to the indebtedness of Reliance Communications.

Notable practitioners

A client appreciates London-based
Dipen Sabharwal QC
's "ability to simplify extremely complex issues."Qualified in England and Wales as well as New York and India, he advises on litigation and arbitration matters, with expertise in a range of contractual disputes.