Notable among Indian law firms for its expansionist ethos, Singh & Associates complemented its satellite offices in New York and Beijing by opening an office in Singapore in August 2013. Founding partner Manoj Singh, who was named as one of Indian Lawyer 250’s 40 leading lawyers under the age of 45 last year, calls Singapore “the logical next step” in the firm’s international growth: “Hong Kong is our next Asian target. We hope to establish a permanent office in New York after that, and the next stage will be an office in London.”
Such confidence and ambition abroad is well supported by strong achievements at home. A highly qualified staff of lawyers, chartered accountants, company secretaries, patent agents, tax experts, engineers and drug consultants are established in its four domestic offices, providing a full service-offering to clients, who praised their “thorough knowledge” and “cost effectiveness” during our research into opinions of the firm.
A prominent disputes specialist, with particular experience in real estate and infrastructure matters, Manoj Singh has earned a leading reputation for his domestic and international arbitration work before such bodies as the LCIA, SIAC and ICC. The disputes team’s broad skills have seen it emerge successful in various Indian and international matters relating to property, product liability, IP infringement, constitutional issues, custody claims, insolvency, banking and criminal law.
The real estate group has represented owners, developers and contractors in several road, power, hotel, health, housing and commercial infrastructure projects in all phases, including bidding, negotiating, closure and construction.
“Singh & Associates is counselling us regarding trademark registration and other IPR requirements; they possess thorough knowledge and are great at client communication” says one client. The firm offers investigation, prosecution, licensing, portfolio management, transactional and due diligence services in patent, trademark, domain name, copyright, geographical indication and design matters.
Manoj Singh led the firm in its work for the ERA Group last year, helping the Indian conglomerate in the 4 billion rupee merger of two of its companies. He has also cultivated a niche practice that specialises in handling real estate and financial derivatives matters for private clients against national and international financial institutions like Deutsche Bank and Standard Chartered.