Dispute Advisory Services

According to estimates, India has seen a rise in disputes arising out of increased business activity. Besides tarnishing reputation, disputes can disrupt the business foundation, resulting in project delays, funds shortage, blocking of monies and loss of business opportunities.

PwC’s Dispute Advisory Experts come with deep experience, in-depth skills and capabilities to provide independent expert opinion in business, technical, financial and commercial aspects of complex disputes and unsuccessful business arrangements.

This team has been the pioneer in emerging as strategic advisors to senior management, legal counsels and legal practitioners while helping them dissect and settle situations of conflict and disagreement between stakeholders.

Some of the Dispute Situations

  • Pre-mature Contract Termination
  • Joint Venture Disputes
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Investment Treaty Disputes
  • Mega Capital Projects Disputes
  • Construction Disputes and Claims
  • Infrastructure Sector Disputes
  • Breach of Contract Disputes
  • Purchase Price Disputes
  • Transaction Disputes
  • Intellectual Property Disputes
  • Brand Disputes
  • Securities Litigation
  • Family Settlements
  • Off-Court Settlements

Our Service Offerings

Dispute advisory & forensic services

Litigation and Regulatory Support

Extract evidence. Secure evidence. Leverage evidence

As the corporate environment has evolved over the years, businesses aim to deal with sensitive situations involving litigations or regulators with sophisticated techniques and professional advice. Forensic practitioners have emerged as trusted advisors in situations of crisis where billions of dollars and business reputation is at stake.

Crisis Management


  • Internal
  • Third party
  • Regulatory
  • Anti-bribery
  • Incident response retainers
  • Cybercrime
  • Anti-trust
  • Employee misconduct
  • Sexual harassment

Forensic technology

  • Risk and investigative analysis
  • Forensic analytics
  • Cyber and data breach forensics
  • Computer forensics
  • Electronic discovery services

Regulatory issues

  • Anti-bribery and corruption compliance
  • Anti-trust compliance
  • Anti-money laundering compliance
  • Regulatory economics consulting

Dispute advisory

  • Expert testimony
  • Quantification of damages and claim preparation
  • Rebuttal and defence of claims
  • Privileged consulting
  • Document management (eDiscovery)

Corporate intelligence

  • Background checks
  • Vendor, customers or third-party due diligence
  • Integrity due diligence
  • Asset tracing
  • Social and political risk mapping and assessments
  • Market intelligence and brand protection
Experienced crisis managers - Dispute Advisory Services
  • Pioneers of forensic services in India
  • Partner group with 100+ person years of forensic experience
  • Handled the most number of complex investigations in India
  • Experience of managing projects in 50+ countries
  • Engagement experience of 2000+ engagements in India
  • Prepared 6000+ corporate intelligence reports
  • Assisted 250+ companies in fraud risk management and code of conduct compliance engagements
  • Conducted 500+ sessions on forensic issues for our clients
  • Processed 1000+ terabytes of unstructured data and analysed 1 trillion+ of structured data transactions

Over the last four years, our team has worked on the most high profile issues in india, including the following:

  • Many ‘headline’ cases covered extensively in the press
  • Some of the largest bribery investigations and FCPA compliance engagements
  • Serious financial statement fraud matters
  • Diverse technology frauds, including cybercrime, telecom technology, IT-related frauds in the banking sector
  • Senior management frauds, including high cases in terms of individuals or amounts involved

Contact us

Gagan Puri

Gagan Puri

Leader, Forensic Services, PwC India

Tel: +91 981 875 6955

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