Sushmita Gandhi

Partner, Mumbai

India (Advocate)

B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) Symbiosis Law School, Pune, 2007

Sushmita has 16 years of extensive experience advising clients on a variety of commercial disputes across sectors, including Banking & Finance, Insolvency & Restructuring, and arbitrations, particularly in the areas of construction, projects and infrastructure, and investments.  

She has advised lenders, borrowers, advisors, and other intermediaries in complex local and cross-border financing transactions across major debt financing disciplines.

Sushmita has handled several domestic and international arbitrations, representing clients in institutional arbitrations in India and abroad and she has also advised on corporate and commercial disputes, appearing before a variety of forums, courts, and tribunals. Sushmita has acted both as, briefing counsel and lead advocate in several domestic arbitrations and arbitrations administered by SIAC, ICC, LCIA, DIAC with seats in India, Singapore, Dubai and London.

In particular, she has a wealth of experience in handling proceedings against some of the biggest debt defaulters in India; in domestic and cross border insolvency litigation and advisory work relating to the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code; and in international arbitrations.

Sushmita is also a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK and Prime Disputes, UK.

Prior to joining 
INDUSLAW, Sushmita has worked for leading Indian law firms.

Sushmita regularly authors articles and publications on the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, Arbitration and Conciliation Act, Banking laws etc. which are published by leading journals such as India Business Law Journal, SCC Online; Manupatra and Mondaq. She is a regular speaker on the subject at various events and summit across the globe and her views on various legal issues are often published in leading newspapers.

 Sushmita is ranked and recognized by all leading legal researchers. More recently, she has been awarded as the winner in category of Commercial Arbitration Lawyer of the Year by Women in Business Law Awards (2022-APAC). She has been ranked by Chambers & Partners APAC and Global Guide 2023 in the field of Dispute Resolution and recognized as a Recommended Lawyer for Banking and Finance, Dispute Resolution, Insolvency and Restructuring and White-Collar Crimes by Legal500 Asia Pacific (2023 edition) She has also been ranked as Rising Star Partner for Restructuring and Insolvency by IFLR1000 and as Rising Star Partner for Dispute Resolution and Restructuring and Insolvency by Asia Law-APAC 2023. Sushmita also features as one of the top individual lawyers in the field of Arbitration and Insolvency and Bankruptcy by Forbes-Legiquest Legal Powerlist.


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