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Dhvani Shah

Principal Associate

LOCATION
Singapore
EMAIL
dhvani.shah@kochhar.com
PHONE
+65 6725 6480

Profile

Dhvani is an international disputes lawyer currently managing the Singapore Desk of our Firm. 

Her focus in the past few years has been in investigations, white-collar crimes, regulatory compliance, arbitrations, and corporate & commercial disputes. She has represented clients across a wide spectrum of industries including technology, financial services, infrastructure & energy, hospitality, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, etc. 

She has been advising leading conglomerates and business houses in high-value and complex commercial arbitrations, having led matters before international and domestic arbitral tribunals arising out of disputes in joint ventures, EPC turnkey contracts, concession agreements, mergers & acquisitions etc. Dhvani has also represented clients in commercial disputes, real estate disputes, criminal matters and insolvency matters before various High Courts and the Supreme Court of India, often appearing and arguing her own matters.  

Recently, she has also been representing and advising clients before quasi-judicial and regulatory fora in various complex matters concerning fraud, money-laundering, data privacy breaches and other economic offences. Due to her rich investigations and regulatory compliance experience, Dhvani has also been engaged by multinational companies to advise on corporate governance, data privacy and other policy issues.  

Dhvani’s prior stints including working with Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas in India and with the Clermont Group, a Singapore based global investments firm. 

Expertise

Dispute Resolution
Corporate Compliance & Advisory
White Collar Crime

Publications

“Section 9A of the Civil Procedure Code: Understanding Jurisdiction, A Coat of many colours” SCC Online Blog (2019)

Education

  • National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), India

Memberships

  • Bar Council of India (Practicing Certificate)
  • Enrolled with Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa

Select Experience Statement

  • Successfully represented a leading Italian company in a high-value cross-border dispute with an Indian company it had acquired. Dispute included initiating arbitration for breach of representations, defending mismanagement action and conducting internal investigation into fraud and embezzlement by the former management of the company. Represented clients in settlement negotiations & advised day-to-day corporate governance matters.
  • Successfully represented an Indian franchisee in an arbitration initiated by them against the Indian subsidiary of US$ 34b US retail apparel franchisor for return on investment.
  • Advised a UK based engineering company and its Indian subsidiary in investigations by Central Bureau of Investigation in India and Serious Fraud Office, UK.
  • Successfully represented a leading Indian hotel chain and its promoters in proceedings filed by shareholders and creditors to restrain a US$ 600m asset sale to a Canadian asset management company. Proceedings were filed before several fora and were successfully defended in each fora.
  • Represented an international bank acting as a security trustee for redemption of FCCBs of a telecom company arising out of a security trustee agreement governed by English Law.
  • Advised several multinational companies on issues concerning money-laundering, anti-bribery laws, privacy regulations, anti-corruption laws, etc.
  • Represented an oil & gas exploration company in an arbitration against a state-owned enterprise arising out of a US$ 100m EPC turnkey contract for the installation of greenfield offshore oil platforms. Dispute involved several complex issues of soil composition & marine engineering.
  • Advised a leading infrastructure company in their disputes and potential arbitrations (each dispute value ~ INR 10b) arising out of concession agreements for road and metro assets across India.
  • Advised the e-commerce division of a multinational technology company on compliance with laws & regulations pertaining to the ban of single-use plastic in India.
  • Advised and represented an international bank in a matter concerning data theft and cyber-crimes in proceedings before cyber-crime police and economic offences wing and assisted in preparing internal data protection and privacy guidelines.

Contact Details

  • Level 30, Six Battery Road Singapore 049909
  • +65 67256480
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