Aashish Gupta is a Partner at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co. He has been a part of the dispute resolution team of the Firm for eleven years.
Aashish has been recognised as a ‘Future Star’ for Dispute Resolution (for Commercial and Transactions) by Benchmark Litigation 2019.
Aashish has wide experience of representing clients in ad-hoc domestic and international arbitrations as well as institutional arbitrations and related court proceedings. He is presently representing Vedanta Ltd, Ravva Oil (Singapore) Pte Ltd. and Videocon Ltd. in their various disputes, including enforcement of foreign awards, with Government of India. He is also representing clients who have been added as garnishees in proceedings seeking enforcement of foreign award by Daiichi Sankyo Company Ltd. before the High Court of Delhi. He has also represented SIAC before the Supreme Court of India in BALCO v. KATSI [(2012) 9 SCC 552].
Aashish has handled several key tax litigations for instance, challenge by Maruti Suzuki India Limited against the transfer pricing order on the trade mark; challenge by Fortis Healthcare on imposition of VAT on administration of coronary stents during a medical process. He has represented CIABC, ISWAI and AIBA in their challenge to imposition of prohibition on sale of liquor in the state of Bihar. He has also acted for a retailers association before the Supreme Court in proceedings concerning the ban over sale of liquor near national and state highways. He has also represented various exporters before the Designated Authority in proceedings concerning imposition of anti-dumping duties and safeguard duties.
Aashish has vast experience in regulatory practice. He has represented BSES DISCOMS in their challenge to CAG Audit. He acted in several matters before the SERCs and APTEL in relation to tariff determination, contractual disputes, other regulatory issues such as excessive load shedding, refund of consumer contribution, creating of regulatory asset and cancellation of license etc. He has also been involved in various proceedings against the Competition Commission of India (CCI). He has acted for Vodafone India Ltd. before the Supreme Court of India in their challenge to the CCI exercising jurisdiction over telecom sector.
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Delhi High Court Bar Association
Advocate on Record, Supreme Court of India
B.A. LLB. (Hons.), NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad
Future Star for Commercial and Transactions by Benchmark Litigation, 2019
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