Sushmita Gandhi

Partner, Mumbai

India (Advocate)

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

Sushmita has over 15 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.

Sushmita started her career in the stressed assets division of Kotak Mahindra Bank and was part of the team, which set up Phoenix ARC (an asset reconstruction company promoted by the Kotak group).

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.

Most recently, Sushmita has been ranked as ‘‘Future star’’ for commercial and transactions by Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific 2022. She has also been enlisted as a Recommended Lawyer by Legal500 Asia Pacific edition, 2022 in the field of Litigation, White Collar Crimes and Insolvency and Bankruptcy. She was recognized as one of the top individual lawyers in the field of Litigation, Arbitration and Insolvency and Bankruptcy in Forbes-Legiquest Legal Powerlist 2020 and 2021. LexTalk World Forum awarded Sushmita the “Top 50 legal Falcons” in 2020.


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