Sushmita Gandhi

Partner, Mumbai

India (Advocate)

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

Sushmita has 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 has advised on corporate and commercial disputes, appearing before a variety of 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. -

Sushmita is also a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK and Prime Disputes, UK. She is empanelled as an arbitrator with several institutional arbitration centres. Sushmita is also a member of the YSIAC Council and part of the steering committee of Indian Women in International Arbitration.

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. 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. Her recent accolades and recognitions include being awarded as the winner in category of Commercial Arbitration Lawyer of the Year by Women in Business Law Awards (2022-APAC); ranked by Chambers & Partners APAC and Global Guide 2023 in the field of Dispute Resolution; recognized as a Recommended Lawyer for Banking and Finance, Dispute Resolution, Insolvency and Restructuring and White-Collar Crimes by Legal500 Asia Pacific (2022 and 2023 edition); ranked as Future Star for Commercial and Transactions by Benchmark Litigation (APAC 2022-23); ranked as Rising Star Partner for Restructuring and Insolvency by IFLR1000 ; Rising Star Partner for Dispute Resolution and Restructuring and Insolvency by Asia Law-APAC 2023; and she 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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