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KUNAL KULSHRESHTHA

COUNSEL

kunal.kulshreshtha@singularitylegal.com

+91 95405 56627

+91 22 4976 5861 Ext. 105

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Kunal is a counsel at Singularity Legal. He specialises in advising construction & infrastructure, sports & entertainment, international trade & business companies, in their shareholder and joint venture disputes, operational disputes and sovereign disputes.

His range of experience includes advising clients in international arbitrations under various rules like ICC and SIAC; and in cross-border disputes before courts in India, Singapore, Turkey and Sierra Leone; and in commercial disputes.
 

COMMERICAL DISPUTES

Energy, Resources & Infrastructure

Arbitration

  • Representing a Singaporean and an Indian company in an arbitration concerning breach of a consortium agreement for a rig conversion project against an Abu Dhabi shipyard (SIAC Rules, Singapore seated, Singapore law)

  • Representing two Singaporean companies in an arbitration against its ex-managing director of the oil and gas division and his companies for breach of fiduciary duties and non-compete agreement (SIAC Rules, Singapore seated, Singapore law)

  • Representing an Indian company in an arbitration concerning the termination of a contract for the construction of an ethanol and power plant in Philippines against an Australian employer and Filipino partner (SIAC Rules, Singapore Seated, English Law)

  • Representing two Indian companies in an arbitration under joint venture agreement for the construction of a thermal power plant against a Korean sovereign company (SIAC Rules, Singapore seated, Indian Law)

  • Advising an Indian company in its dispute against a Turkish employer in relation to the construction of a circulating fluidized bed combustion boiler in Istanbul, Turkey (ICC Rules, Turkey seated, Turkish law)

  • Advising a global litigation funder for its investment in a portfolio concerning construction projects in India (India seated, Indian law)

  • Representing a Singaporean and an Indian company in an ad-hoc arbitration concerning termination of a contract for conversion of a mobile offshore drilling unit to a mobile offshore production unit, against an Indian state-owned enterprise (India seated, Indian law)

  • Representing an Indian company against its project manager in an ad-hoc arbitration for refund of advances under a profit-sharing agreement (India seated, Indian law)

  • Advising an Indian company in its dispute against an Indian state-owned oil & gas entity under an EPC contract for civil construction in Lucknow (India seated, Indian law)

Litigation

  • Representing a Singaporean and an Indian company in their dispute concerning wrongful invocation of bank guarantee, and wrongful termination of a contract for conversion of a mobile offshore drilling unit to a mobile offshore production unit, against an Indian state-owned enterprise (Bombay High Court)

  • Representing a South Korean Bank in its disputes against an Indian Oil and Gas public sector undertaking concerning non payment of monies in lieu of the performance bank guarantees (Gujarat High Court)

  • Advising an Indian company in its dispute against a Sierra Leone employer concerning non-payment of monies under the operation and maintenance agreement for a cogeneration power plant.

Private Equity & Finance

  • Advising an American company, one of the largest trading houses in the world, in cross-border white collar and regulatory dispute relating to the Rotomac scam in India.

  • Advising an Indian investor in his dispute against the English joint venture partner with respect to his investment in an English bespoke jewellery designing software company (UK High Court, Queen’s Bench Commercial Division)

Shipping & Insurance

  • Advising an Indian company in an insurance litigation against an Indian underwriter under a hull and machinery insurance policy (UK High Court, Queen’s Bench Division)

Sports & Entertainment

  • Advising an Olympic Boxer to defend doping charges a few months before the Tokyo Olympics (National Anti-Doping Appeal Panel)

  • Advising an Oscar award nominee movie director in its dispute against the Central Board of Film Certification in relation to wrongful withholding of unrestricted public exhibition certification (Delhi High Court)

  • A public interest litigation challenging the constitutional validity of India’s National Anti-Doping Code (Delhi High Court)

Pharmaceutical & Medical Devices

  • Advised an Indian pharmaceutical manufacturer in its arbitration against a Ukrainian marketing and distribution company arising out of a license agreement for manufacture of pharmaceutical products on job work basis (India seated, Indian Law)

Others

  • Assisted in representing an Indian non governmental organization in a successful constitutional bench matter determining the admissibility of parliamentary committee reports as evidence by courts in India (Constitutional bench, Supreme Court of India)

CROSS-BORDER DEALS

  • Advising Turkey’s largest power distributor in setting up a 500 MW LNG power plant in Aceh, Indonesia.