Our India Desk is headed by Muthupandi Ganesan, who is a dual qualified Barrister-at-Law and an Advocate of the Tamil Nadu and Puducherry Bar Council. India Desk is specifically set up to provide expert legal advice, guidance and representation to clients who are involved with India, whether they are individuals and/or businesses. In addition, India Desk can provide representation and strategic guidance to Indian based clients, who wish to undertake business in the UK. Scarmans has the advantage of having lawyers who understand and appreciate the rigours of conducting business in India as well as being able to understand the local culture, customs and ethos. Our members are able to converse in Tamil, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu and Bengali.

Under current Indian Regulations, foreign law firms cannot practice law in India. Scarmans is committed to participating in India without breaching regulatory laws by engaging with local law firms that are specifically selected for the matter based on the region and the complexity of issues involved.
Scarmans has specific focus and interest in India and India related legal matters on a broad range of issues, especially in the fields of civil litigation, arbitration, extradition and asset recovery, where issues of international regulations and mutual legal assistance between the UK and India is in sharp focus.

Muthupandi Ganesan has significant experience of dealing with matters both in India and in the UK, which gives an added advantage to any client who requires strategic advice and guidance on Indian and international dispute resolution.


· Dispute Resolution
· Arbitration
· Fraud (civil & criminal)
· Asset Recovery & Asset Tracing
· Immigration (Individuals & Corporates)
· Family Law
· Trust & Probate


Muthupandi Ganesan is currently engaged in the following matters in India:

  • Representing a British National in the Madras High Court / Valliyoor Magistrates Court in relation to extradition and criminal allegations.
  • Advising a broadcasting company in relation to ‘breach of contract’ concerning broadcast of Tamil TV in the UK.
  • Advising a broadcasting company in relation to breach of copyright allegations by an another broadcaster.
  • Advising and representing in relation to complex bankruptcy and asset recovery proceedings in the Supreme Court of Seychelles.
  • Advising on various immigration related issues for individuals and businesses.
  • Advising an Indian National, based in India in relation to appeal against conviction and sentence.

Our Consultants in India

Sachin Gupta (Advocate)
Shekhar Jagtap (Advocate)

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For more information on Scarmans India Desk please contact Muthupandi Ganesan (Head of India Desk) either by e-mail (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or call +44 (0) 20 3976 2452.