Mr. Manoj Kumar Singh
Founding Partner, S&A
Commercial Litigation and Arbitration (Domestic and International)
Qualifications: Faculty of Law (Campus Law Centre) (LLB); University of Delhi
Experience: Mr. Manoj K. Singh, the Founding Partner of the law firm Singh & Associates, specializes in Litigation and ADR practice. He appears and argues matters before the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, all High Courts in India and various Tribunals. Mr. Singh regularly represents clients in cross-border financial and investment disputes. His signature strength is representing clients in commercial disputes and litigation.
He recently authored his first book ‘Infrastructure Arbitration – A Perspective’ (published by Lexis Nexis) which is a manifestation of his deep-rooted knowledge and orientation towards Commercial Disputes, Litigation, and ADR practice.
Mr. Singh has extensive experience and is a name to reckon with in domestic and international arbitrations including ad-hoc and institutional arbitrations. He has successfully undertaken and represented clients in many international arbitrations including under the rules of the London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA), International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), and the Singapore International Arbitration Center (SIAC).
An astute litigator, Mr. Manoj K. Singh is an excellent solutions-oriented lawyer. His deferential manner and forceful arguments have helped him successfully represent high-profile individuals, large corporations and public institutions in contentious proceedings.
Mr. Manoj K. Singh also advises clients on foreign investment in India, offshore commercial borrowings, cross border taxation, project financing, anti-dumping, energy and natural resources, etc.
Mr. Singh has more than 16 years of rich experience in helping out clients in legal issues. Mr. Manoj K Singh has received the “Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year” award by Indian Legal Awards 2019, Legal Era. He has been featured as the Recognised Practitioner – Dispute Resolution by Chambers and Partners, 2019. He is also among the Top 5 Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year by India Law Awards 2019 by Asian Legal Business, Thomson Reuters
A coffee table book published by Lexis Nexis has also featured Mr. Singh as One of the 100 Legal Luminaries of India in the year 2016. He was also one of the recommended Notable 40 under 40 lawyers for dispute resolution by Indian Lawyers 250 in 2013 and Finance Monthly.
Under his able guidance and leadership acumen, the Litigation Practice of Singh & Associates, represents in a mix of strategic litigations (domestic and international) in civil, criminal, commercial and arbitration matters. The Firm’s Practice Group comprises a large team that focuses on litigation and alternative dispute resolution and handles a significant number of filings in the Supreme Court of India and various High Courts across the country.
Key Practice Areas: The key practice areas comprise Commercial Litigation and Arbitration (domestic and international), matters relating to Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016, banking and finance, corporate advisory, etc. He has experience of varied sectors including without limitation to real estate and infrastructure, energy, mining, shipping, construction, manufacturing, import/export, etc.
Awards / Affiliations / Memberships
Manoj K Singh – Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year, Indian Legal Awards 2019, Legal Era
Arbitration Law Firm of the Year in India, Global Law Experts Annual Awards 2019
Ranked Law Firm for Dispute Resolution, Corporate and M&A, Intellectual Property Rights, Labor & Employment and Tax practices by The Legal 500, 2018-19
Manoj K Singh, Recognised Practitioner – Dispute Resolution, Chambers and Partners 2019
Manoj K Singh, Founding Partner recognized as Top 5 Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year, India Law Awards 2019 by Asian Legal Business, Thomson Reuters
Top 5 Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year, India Law Awards 2019 by Asian Legal Business, Thomson Reuters
Tiered Law Firm for Insolvency, Commercial and Transactions, Construction and Tax practice areas by Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific 2018-19
Notable Law Firm in Dispute Resolution, Asialaw Profiles 2019 Rankings
Tiered Law Firm for Project Development: Infrastructure practice area by IFLR1000, 2018-19
Recognized as Notable Law Firm for Banking and Finance, Corporate and M&A practice areas by IFLR1000, 2018-19
Law Firm of the Year, India Legal Awards 2018
Notable Law Firm by Asian Legal Business M&A Rankings 2018
‘Best Use of Knowledge Management of the Year’ Award by Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (IACC), 2018.
Winner of IP Excellence Award in India, 2016-18 and ranked in “Top 50” best law firm by Questel ORBIT, Europe
‘Excellence in Professional Services’ Award by Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (IACC), 2017
World’s Leading Trademark Professionals by WTR1000, 2015-17
Law Firm of Year Award at India Legal Awards 2016
Mr. Manoj K Singh, Founding Partner featured in and as One of the 100 Legal Luminaries of India (a coffee table book published by LexisNexis), for the year 2016
Mr. Manoj K Singh is recommended for Disputes Resolution Practice by the renowned Legal 500, describing him as ‘excellent and solution-oriented lawyer’
Recognized as Notable Law Firm by IFLR1000 for Financial & Corporate practice, 2015-2016
Recognized as Notable Law Firm by IFLR1000 for Energy & Infrastructure practice, 2015
Corporate Governance Law Firm of the Year by Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards, 2015
Recognized Law Firm In India by Indian Lawyer 250 (a sister publication of Who’s Who Legal)
India Business Law Journal Award for Corporate & Commercial category, 2013-2014
40 under 45 Young Lawyer Award, 2013
National Law Day Award – 2013, by Indian National Bar Association (INBA) to Mr. Manoj K. Singh for his unique contribution to the field of Corporate Law and bringing India’s Corporate Law to International Standards
Arbitration Law Firm of the Year by Finance Monthly Awards, 2012
Certificates of Appreciation from World Bank for contribution in its publications, namely:
Doing Business 2019: Training for Reform
Doing Business 2018: Reforming to Create Jobs
Doing Business 2017: Equal Opportunity for All
Doing Business 2015: Going Beyond Efficiency
Understanding Regulations for Small and Medium-Size Enterprises in 2014
Smarter Regulations for Small and Medium-Size Enterprises in 2013
Doing Business in a More Transparent World in 2012
Doing Business in a More Transparent World in 2011
Making a Difference in Entrepreneurs in 2010
Doing Business 2009: Reforming Through Difficult Times
The Firm was invited by the Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India for giving inputs and suggestions to existing regulatory framework on Ease of Doing Business in India in order to improve the current ranking of India in World Bank Group’s Doing Business Report.
Professional Membership and Affiliations
Alliance of Business Lawyers
Associated Chambers of Commerce & Industry of India
Bar Council of India
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)
Confederation of Indian Industries
Delhi High Court Bar Association
Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Indo-American Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Indo-China Chamber of Commerce
Indo-French Chamber of Commerce
Indo-German Chamber of Commerce
Indo-Italian Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Indo-Japan Chamber of Commerce
Institute of Company Secretaries of India
Inter Pacific Bar Association (IPBA)
International Bar Association
International Trademark Association
New York State Bar Association
Society of Indian Law Firms
Supreme Court Bar Association
The Council of EU Chambers of Commerce in India
The United States Commercial Service
Founding Partner – Singh & Associates, Advocates and Solicitors;
Director in Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, India;
Assistant General Secretary of Society of Indian Law Firms;
His name is incorporated in the North India Regional Council of Indo American Chamber of Commerce.
Member of Bar Council of Delhi
Publications / Papers
Chaired session on “Arbitration in India-US Cross Border Disputes” during Conference India-United States Cross Border Investment 2.0: Counselling in Reform Environments, organized by SILF and American Bar Association (India Committee under International Section), February 18-19, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency, New Delhi.
Delivered Lecture on “Prosecution Management” for the members / officers of Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO), a multi-disciplinary organization under Ministry of Corporate Affairs, on 13 February 2016.
Chapter on “Tax Litigation – Jurisdictional Comparisons” as Tax Litigation expert for India for the European Lawyer “Tax Litigation Reference Book”;
Chapter on “Transfer Pricing & Tax Avoidance” for the European Lawyer’s “Transfer Pricing & Tax Avoidance – Jurisdictional Comparisons” Reference Book.
Chapter on “Civil Litigation- Jurisdictional Comparisons” as Civil Litigation expert for India for the European Lawyer “Civil Litigation” Reference Book;
Paper & Presentation on “Conflicts Rules Determining The Applicable Law And Jurisdiction In Construction Contracts” for International Constructions Projects Session during International Bar Association Annual Conference [30th September to 06th October 2012], Dublin, Ireland.
Paper & Presentation on “Current Issues: Competing Infrastructure; Planning; Effective Contract Administration; Dispute Resolution Mechanism; Aggressive Bidding; And Sectors In Which PPP Model Are Coming Up” for International Constructions Projects Session during International Bar Association Annual Conference [03rd to 08th October 2010], Vancouver, Canada.