Aashish Gupta is a Partner at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co. He has been a part of the dispute resolution team of the firm for fourteen years.
Aashish has wide experience of representing clients in ad-hoc domestic and international arbitrations as well as institutional arbitrations and related court proceedings. He represented Azure Power in its disputes with its Founders. He has also represented Resilient Innovations (Bharat Pe) in its disputes with its Founder.
He is representing Vedanta Ltd. and Ravva Oil (Singapore) Pte Ltd. in their proceedings for enforcement of foreign awards against 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].
Additionally, he is presently representing Capgemini India in arbitration proceedings against CRIS. He is also representing NEC India in multiple arbitration proceedings with its vendors.
He 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 is presently representing ISWAI in its challenge to the introduction of monopoly in the route to market by the State of Meghalaya. He has 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 represents Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation in multiple proceedings before APTEL / UPERC. 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. He was also representing Flipkart India in its challenge to proceedings before the CCI.
A detailed experience statement can be shared on a confidential basis.
- Delhi High Court Bar Association
- Advocate on Record, Supreme Court of India
- B.A. LL.B, (Hons.), NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad