Farhad acts and appears in diverse complex multi-jurisdictional national and international commercial arbitrations and disputes involving tortious and contractual aspects of civil law. He acts and advises investors in Investor-State bilateral treaty disputes, and was the lead advisor in simultaneous litigation & arbitration proceedings in Sri Lanka and the U.K. for a global port operator, for which the Firm was awarded the ‘Asian Counsel-Deal of the Year’ for Dispute Resolution.
Farhad has advised & acted in numerous arbitration and court proceedings involving the construction and maintenance of industrial assets, including plant and machinery, and has acted in several complex engineering and plant performance disputes. He has acted in several administrative law and constitutional challenges relating, amongst others, to international trade, customs and excise duties and tariffs, and import and export laws. He has acted and appeared in several landmark decisions of the Supreme Court of India on diverse issues relating to arbitration disputes and proceedings, complex customs and excise tax issues. Farhad has advised and appeared in numerous multi-pronged international trade defence investigations and proceedings involving anti-dumping and safeguard duties.
Farhad acted in India’s first cartel activity investigation before the Competition Commission of India and also the first substantive abuse of dominance proceeding before the commission. He advises extensively on merger control issues and filings in both global and Indian acquisitions and mergers, as well as on internal Competition Law corporate compliance.
Recent work includes successful arbitration, appeal and Supreme Court proceedings for a global port operator against a major port trust’s demands for land lease charges, acting in arbitration proceedings for an European manufacturer of amusement park rides opposing claims for damages for alleged equipment defects and failure, advising and acting for an European investor in a Bilateral Investor Treaty arbitration, and representing a global ERP software company in arbitration and court proceedings concerning the group companies doctrine in arbitration.
- American Bar Association
- Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa
- Bombay Bar Association
- International Bar Association
- India Chapter for the European Lawyer Reference series on ‘merger control jurisdictional comparisons’ 2011, 2014, 2017
India chapter of Leniency Regimes published by Thompson Reuters, 2012, 2015
- Best practices for compliance programmes, Concurrences Review N° 2-2015
- Indian Competition Law: Entry into force of the 2007 reform
India chapter for ‘Dominance, 2008’ on ‘The regulation of dominant firm conduct in 36 jurisdictions worldwide’
- India chapter on Vertical Agreements, 2014 pub. – Getting the Deal Through.
B.A.(Econ. Hons), LLB (Bombay University)