Ms. Gunita Pahwa
Joint Managing Partner, S&A
Head- Contracts and Transactions and ADR
Work Department: Contracts and Transactions Practice Group
Qualifications: DAV College, Amritsar, Punjab (BBA); Symbiosis Law College, Pune, Maharashtra (LLB)
Key Practice: The key practice areas comprise Commercial arbitration (domestic and international), commercial transactions for both domestic and multi-jurisdictional clients (including without limitation to International Joint Venture Agreements, Shareholder Agreements, Agreements with the Subsidiary, Private Equity And Venture Capital Documentation, Lease, Sales, Licensing, Manufacturing & Distributor, Employment Agreements, Business Acquisition, Stock And Assets Purchases, Business Leases, Takeover, Partnership, Business Separation, Intellectual Property Transfer, Technology Transfer Agreements, Franchisee & License Agreements, Technical Collaborations, due diligence, etc.)
Experience: Ms. Pahwa has over 14 years of experience with specialization in Contracts and Transactions and commercial arbitrations. Ms. Pahwa is the Joint Managing Partner & Senior Partner of the firm. She joined the Firm in 2005. Ms. Pahwa heads the firm’s Gurugram office.
Ms. Pahwa has extensive experience in commercial advisory services, including contract compliances & management, day to day management & representations for ongoing projects, advising and assisting clients regulatory issues, etc. for various sectors e.g. real estate & infrastructure projects, waterways, energy, pharmaceuticals & health care, shipping & mining, education, food and beverages, manufacturing, employment & labor, banking & project finance, tender & bid documents.
Ms. Pahwa has wide experience with representing the clients before various regulatory bodies, arbitral tribunals, etc. Ms. Pahwa has broad experience in domestic and international arbitrations, including ad-hoc and institutional arbitrations. She has successfully represented clients in domestic as well as international arbitrations before the London Court of International Arbitration, the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, etc.
Ms. Pahwa has been instrumental in winning the various valuable honors and awards for Singh & Associates. She has been recognized as ‘Leading Individuals’ in Dispute Resolution: Arbitration in The Legal 500 ranking 2021. Also, Ms. Pahwa has been awarded a Certificate of Appreciation from World Bank for contribution in its publication, i.e. Doing Business in 2010: Reforming through Difficult Times.
Ms. Pahwa’s clients appreciate her for her efficiency and knowledge relating to client’s issues. Ms. Pahwa has successfully negotiated and closed many domestic and multi-jurisdictional transactions and projects for our clients such as Jindal ITF Ltd. Jindal SAW Ltd., Novartis India Ltd., Alcon Laboratories (India) Pvt. Ltd., Dunar Foods Ltd., Themis Medicare Ltd., Vikram Solar Ltd. Henry Ford Health Systems, Pactera Systems (Hong Kong) Ltd. Yingke Law Firm, Era Infra Engineering Limited, Adel Landmarks Ltd. etc. Ms. Pahwa actively shares her time and expertise, while working Pro bono, on matters / projects of Advocates for International Development (A4ID).