Law Senate is a law firm having strong expertise in the fields of International arbitration, Domestic Arbitration, Arbitration related litigation, enforcement of foreign awards and Foreign direct investment in India. The firm has handled many high value international and domestic arbitration cases. The experience of the law firm include International arbitrations under various institutions including International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC),London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), China International Economic Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC), BIAC, Shanghai International Arbitration Centre (SHIAC), Kualalumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA), Dubai International Arbitration Centre( DIAC), Indian Council of Arbitration (ICA), Delhi International Arbitration Centre(DIAC),IDAC India Etc.,
The firm is handling various high value domestic Adhoc& Institutional Arbitrations including Construction & infrastructure, Supply, joint venture, investment, export, import contract etc., More over the firm has handled various arbitration related litigations like inter orders through the courts, interim orders through emergency arbitrator, appointment of arbitrators through courts, challenging of arbitration awards, enforcement of arbitration awards etc.,The Senior partners of the firm Mr S Ravi Shankar & Yamunah Nachiar have conducted hundreds of Arbitrations involving different legal issues from different jurisdictions.
The Firm also has assisted various Chinese and European Companies to start their subsidiaries and joint venture companies in India. The firm assist the foreign companies in establishing their company in India on turn key basis. It also handles Foreign Investment Promotion Board(FIPB) approvals, Reserve Bank approvals etc., with regard to Foreign investment in India.
The Senior Partners of the Firm S Ravi Shankar and Mrs Yamunah Nachiar supported by a Fifteen-member arbitration team of the firm has a strong experience in handling International & Domestic arbitration matters. Recently in the month of April 2016 on the request of ASSOCHAM, a leading Chamber of Commerce of India, the firm prepared a detailed report on “Effect and Impact of Arbitration & Conciliation (Amendment) Act, 1996” which was appreciated and released by the Hon’ble Law Minister of India Mr Sadananda Gowda and was received by the former law Minister of India Shri. Bharadwaj. The Senior partner S Ravi Shankar has an experience of about 26 years of arbitration practice and Supreme Court practice, is also the only Indian taken into the Advisory board of ICCA (International Council for commercial Arbitration – Netherlands). He is also elected as the President of IDAC India, a world class Arbitration Institution handling International & Domestic based out of Vadodara.
The Lawsenate team is assisted by domain experts from different fields which is essential for effectively handling arbitration matters. More over the firm has tied up with arbitration lawyers and law firms from about 40 international jurisdictions and 20 states of India. The Partners themselves have directly handled various foreign seated arbitrations and hence developed an expertise in handling foreign seated and India seated arbitrations.