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Ms. Gunita Pahwa

gunita@sandalawoffices.com

Practice Areas: Commercial Arbitration, Dispute Resolution, Commercial Litigation

Sectors: Infrastructure, Power & Energy, Ports/Airports, Real Estate, Mining, IT/ITes

Ms. Gunita Pahwa started her career with Singh & Associates as a fresh law graduate in 2005. Now a Senior Partner and the Joint Managing Partner, she has since become an integral part of the firm. She specializes in commercial arbitrations, dispute resolution and commercial advisory.

Ms. Pahwa heads the Dispute Resolution Team at S&A Law Offices and her niche practice includes representing clients in arbitration matters, courts and regulatory bodies, vetting/reviewing contracts and transactions, advisory on project management, regulatory issues, tender & bidding documentation, etc. across various sectors like Pharmaceuticals, Energy, Roads and Highways, Ports, Airports, Waterways, Waste to Energy, Shipping & Mining, Real Estate, IT, and Infrastructure projects among others.

She holds extensive experience in domestic and international arbitration and has successfully represented clients before LCIA, SIAC, ICC and domestic ad-hoc and institutional arbitrations. She works closely with foreign counsels engaged by the firm to represent client’s interests in foreign jurisdictions.

Ms. Pahwa regularly represents the firm at national and international conferences, meets and forums like International Trademark Association, and Inter Pacific Bar Association. She oftenshares her knowledge through speaking engagements addressing dispute resolution. She was a distinguished speaker at the 5th Annual Meet and International Summit organised by Alliance for Corporate Counsel and Company Secretary, 2019 and also at the India Ahead, Leading the New Age Economic Summit 2019.

She judged the 3rd National Mediation Negotiation Competition organized by Society for Young Advocates and Researchers (SYAR). She also conducts seminars for clients’teamson contract management and regulatory compliances.

Ms. Pahwa also organises knowledge exchange within the firm with inter departmental activities and presentations for continued education and growth of the team.

Memberships:

  1. Bar Council of India
  2. International Bar Association (IBA)
  3. International Trademark Association (INTA)
  4. Alliance of Business lawyers
  5. Delhi High Court Bar Association
  6. Supreme Court Bar Association

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gunita-pahwa-5492749/

Awards and Accolades:

  • ‘Leading Individuals’ in Dispute Resolution: Arbitration in The Legal 500 ranking 2021. Ms. Pahwa holds the distinction of being the solitary female expert in this list.
  • Awarded with 40 under 40 Award (Rising Star 2019) by Legal Era Magazine Award.

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