Hitesh Soni and Associates® is a APAC Notable Law Firm
ranked by the Benchmark Litigation, a definitive guide to the world’s leading litigation firms and lawyers. The firm is a global award winning top law firm in India, having conferred with the Rashtriya Gaurav Award 2022; Global Excellence Award 2022, Global Lex-Falcon Awards Dubai 2022 & the coveted Indian Achievers' Awards 2021. The firm have been recognized as "Top Business Law Firm 2022" & one of "Most Reliable Law Firm 2021"
The firm is known for its courtroom glimmer, which is based around powerful clients-centric moral framework, mutual ethic, and a strategic and panacea mind set. The law firm is proud of its potential, including in-house and international businesses, financial entities, private equity funds, venture equity funds, start-ups and government and regulation agencies, to provide its broad and diverse client base.
It is dedicated to producing high-quality results on a consistent basis. This entails offering prompt, creative, standardized, specific, and way to solve legal guidance that is also cost-effective. The firm’s attorneys work hard to consider the clients’ interests and situations, to think differently, and to act with transparency, justice, dignity, and diligence with everything they do. Hitesh Soni & Associates also represent health care providers, pharmaceutical and device manufacturers, and health insurers in matters involving fraud, false claims, and other business-related wrongdoing.
Offering a Variety of Excellent Services
Hitesh Soni & Associates currently advises clients on litigation risks stemming from business disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, many immigrants facing immigration issues worldwide, and issues related to medical and healthcare negligence.
The firm has rendered its valuable services on varieties of legal aspects. Whether it is a small vendor or a big corporate house, it has always been there for them in the hour of their need. Amongst others, Hitesh Soni & Associates has represented and served some of its top clients which include big corporate houses having worth more than 1000 crores, associations, civil servants, pilots, and immigrants, and many more.
Because of its experience in providing impactful service, the firm frequently collaborates with teams in litigations, intellectual property, and general litigation cases on trial themes, presentation, and strategy. Hitesh Soni & Associates had a ground-breaking start with the successful resolution of one of the most complex litigations, affecting various clients.
Innovation in designing concrete legal strategies is one of the many reasons the clients turn to the firm for their legal needs. Hitesh Soni & Associates is capable of delivering detailed and unique solutions to its clients across a wide range of legal fields due to its ability, expertise, and resources.
Amongst others, Hitesh Soni & Associates have active practice in the fields of corporate & commercial; insolvency & bankruptcy; healthcare & hospitality; litigation, arbitration, and dispute resolution; international trade & customs practice; project infrastructure & energy; real estate; immigrations and white-collar crimes; service and labor laws; taxation and indirect taxations; and much more.
Hitesh Soni & Associates has strong ties throughout different industries. However, the law firm’s primary emphasis is on the future – it wants to transform into a leading expert in legal matters and to deliver excellent services to its clients around the world.
The Erudite Visionary
The person responsible for the success of Hitesh Soni & Associates is none other than Mr. Hitesh C. Soni. He is an independent counsel is the Founder & Managing Director of the firm. He was born into a business family in Mount Abu and is well-known for his transparency, efficiency, versatility, and ethical legal practice, as well as his excellent leadership skills. He holds a B.A. LL. B (Honors) degree from Jodhpur National University and International Law IBM Berlin Germany. Within a year of obtaining his law degree, he founded his own full-service law firm in Mumbai.Mr. Soni possesses considerable litigation expertise and has represented clients in company, criminal, statutory and civil litigation, maritime and utility disputes, income-tax, power and energy, customs, intellectual property rights, excise, and other indirect taxation.
Overcoming Tremendous Difficulties Mr. Soni states that he is a fortunate fellow who had dreamt of becoming a lawyer at the age of 15. By the time he was in his first year of law, being completely unknown to all the sufferings and difficulties he would eventually face, he only wished to establish his own law firm in Mumbai.While pursuing his law studies, Mr. Soni also took up a permanent part-time internship, attending courts for the entire 5 years. Subsequently he shifted to Mumbai and established his own law firm. “It was a dream come to true for me”, says Mr. Soni.Mr. Soni believes that one can start a business with money but cannot succeed in the legal profession through financial support. He adds, “In the legal profession, whether you’re a second-generation lawyer or first generation, you have to prove your presence, which is only possible if you have legal mind, honesty, and consistency”.He says that things are even difficult if a person starts practicing in the India’s financial capital. However, Mr. Soni’s secret to overcoming postgraduate challenges was the idea that worked for him. He believed in the idea of attaining maximum practical knowledge during law school, which was only possible with having vast and cogent knowledge.
Tackling the Pandemic Efficiently Hitesh Soni & Associates initially started with preparing a blueprint for tech-driven practice while ensuring the safety of their resources, but gradually, these activities became a practice for them. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the firm has served justice through virtual platforms. “It is true that everyone in our lives is affected for one or other reason. In such uncertain times, it is often difficult for clients to decide whether to proceed with legal recourse or to wait while risking their operations”, opines Mr. Soni. The firm has assisted its clients by providing strategic support while ensuring their maximum safety.Its operation was hampered at the start of the lockdown, but it was eventually restored; the office staff visited the office only when their physical presence was unavoidable. “Prior to the second wave, our high court was only functioning physically in such situations; people at the firm were required to attend office and court hearings. But we have been ensuring no-contact, such as for senior citizen clients and those who are at risk, and their signature and notarization of documents require physical attendance of clients, we have provided them homely service, many times segregated from the public”, states Mr. Soni.Words of Inspiration for the Leaders of TomorrowWhile advising the gen next, Mr. Soni states, “If you’re into this profession only part time or for money, the legal profession is not for you”. He says that the legal profession tests patience and if individuals do not have one, this profession is not for them. Mr. Soni advises them to remain persistent in order to achieve their goals and to stay consistent to maintain their supremacy. He feels that the lawyers of the first generation now weigh a lot on their shoulders. Anyone who does not feel the pride and anticipation of the family members when they begin this long journey to become a lawyer should ask themselves if they can do it and make others proud.Mr. Soni further adds that the lawyers of the first generation have independence. They have the freedom to ignite their way. No one else in the family has led the way, but nobody else has expected how they practice with whom, what kind of law, or when. This provides the lawyers with the freedom to practice according to their interests, their performance concept, and the style of practice they choose to follow. It is difficult to be a lawyer of the first generation. However, there is wonderful freedom to discover and evolve. Top Law Firm Legal Services legal counsel
We are pleased to share that Hitesh Soni & Associates has been ranked by IFLR 1000 in its 2023-2024 APAC rankings.
We want to take a moment to express our heartfelt gratitude towards our clients, team members and peers for their trust, support, and invaluable contributions to our journey. We look forward to achieving even greater milestones together.
Thanks to all of our clients for their feedback and comments as well as the wider team who worked hard to earn them
We are honored to receive the prestigious award for ‘Best Hospitality Law Firm 2023’ in India, as recognized at the illustrious APAC Law Insider Asia Pacific Legal Awards 2023. We are absolutely delighted and overjoyed to be bestowed with this esteemed recognition from a highly esteemed organization. In addition, we are thrilled to present our heartfelt gratitude to our esteemed clients for their exceptional support. We are honored to receive your trust and confidence, which has propelled our firm to new heights of excellence and achievement. The prestigious accolades bestowed upon us are a testament to the unparalleled commitment and exceptional proficiency exhibited by our esteemed legal team. Each and every member of our esteemed team has been instrumental in upholding our firm's unwavering dedication to excellence, setting new standards in the realm of legal advice and representation. Their passion, professionalism, and diligence are truly deserving of commendation.
We are elated to announce that Hitesh Soni & Associates has been honored with the prestigious title of Commercial Law Firm of the Year in India for the year 2023, as recognized by Global Law Experts. The esteemed publication, Global Law Experts, has recently completed a comprehensive nomination and research process for the prestigious 2023 Global Law Experts Annual Awards. The nominations were meticulously evaluated based on various criteria, including client testimonials, significant cases, legal rankings, overall reputation, and the expertise and accomplishments of both legal teams and individual lawyers. The rigorous selection process ensures that these awards accurately reflect the market and that the recipients are genuinely leading in their respective fields.
Global Law Experts (GLE) is a prominent online platform renowned for its ability to connect businesses, investors, and individuals with highly skilled legal advisors who specialize in the specific services they require. Our platform serves as a valuable resource for locating top-tier legal professionals from around the globe. The Global Law Experts annual awards have been recognizing excellence, innovation, and performance within the global legal communities since 2010.
Hitesh C. Soni, the founder of M/s Hitesh Soni & Associates, gets the Mahatma Lifetime Achievement Award 2023 at 31 and believed to be the youngest to get this award at such an early age. The award was conferred upon him by Smt. Miera Kumar, Former Speaker of Lok Sabha at a seminar on Economic Growth & National Integration held at India International Center in the national capital organised by India International Friendship Society. During a glittering ceremony held at India International Centre, New Delhi in presence of galaxy of noted personalities like Shri Lal Thanhawla, Former Chief Minister of Mizoram; and Smt. Khushbu Sundar, Charge Member, National Commission for Women and other Ministers were present.
Announcement: 8th Day of May, 2023
We are delighted to announce that Hitesh Soni & Associates continues to be ranked as a Notable Law Firm for Commercial and Transactions, in Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific 2023. Benchmark Litigation is the definitive guide to the region’s leading dispute resolution firms and lawyers. Benchmark Litigation, which recognizes the country’s most distinguished litigators and law firms for their exemplary work over the past 12 months!.
Benchmark Litigation Editor Review about our firm.
The dispute resolution practice at Hitesh Soni & Associates is well-rounded. It covers corporate disputes, commercial disputes, regulatory disputes, tax disputes, domestic and international arbitration and white-collar crimes. Firm founder Hitesh Soni is an advocate as well, so the firm is able to handle cases in a dual capacity, as solicitor and counsel. The firm has experience in contentious matters across various fora, from the lower courts to the Supreme Court. The firm and disputes offering is led by Hitesh Soni, whose practice focuses on commercial litigation, arbitration, alternative dispute resolution and contentious matters related to employment, private clients and customs.
Announcement: 11th Day of May, 2023
We are proud to announce that our Founder Hitesh C Soni has been awarded with the International Achievers Award 2023 in Dubai at 36th International Summit & Award ceremony held at, Marriott Al Jaddaf, Dubai with the hands of Chief Guest Dr Mohammed Saeed Al Kindi, Former Minister of Environment and Water, UAE."In Recognition of Contribution and Dedication to worthy causes and Your Achievements in keeping the flag of India high”
More than 250 people attended the 36th International Achievers Summer & Awards, which was hosted at the Marriott Al Jaddaf in Dubai on April 29, 2023. The event was conducted by the Government of India-accredited body, the Indian Achievers' Forum, and supported by ZeeBusiness. This summit also placed an emphasis, from the standpoint of global business opportunities, on the partnership between India and the UAE. The Chief Guest, Dr Mohammed Saeed Al Kindi, who had previously served as the Minister of Environment and Water for the United Arab Emirates, was greeted as the event got underway. He discussed the significance of expanding the amount of commerce that takes place between the two countries and emphasised how crucial it is. The event's guest of honour was Mohammed Alabdooli, Director of IT Audit for the United Arab Emirates. Also in attendance was Maj. Gen. Ahmad Al-Mansoori, who extended his congratulations to all of the honorees and winners for the incredible amount of effort that they had put into making their country proud on a global level. Additionally, dignitaries representing ten different countries were present at the ceremony. After congratulating the winners of the awards, there were interesting presentations given by companies and speeches given by individuals. Kalpana Iyer, a veteran Indian Bollywood actress, was one of the keynote speakers at the event. Other keynote speakers were Rohit Kapur, a public policy analyst; Paras Shahdadpuri, chairman of the Nikai Group of Companies; and others.
The Global Law Experts featured & included Hitesh Soni & Associates in the The Global Law Experts Handbook 2023. The Handbook is the Annual Guide to the World's Top Lawyers covers The Americas, Europe, Asia & Oceania, and Africa & the Middle East. Featuring attorneys in over 100 countries and experts in 35 different practice areas. The firm is exclusive featured as the International Trade representative in India.
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