Rohit is an associate in our international arbitration group, based in Singapore. His practice involves a combination of international commercial and investor-state arbitrations.
Before joining Freshfields, Rohit practised at the Indian bar and was on the Indian government’s Supreme Court panel of lawyers (Panel A). He also worked with the Office of the Attorney General for India, appearing as junior counsel in significant constitutional cases and writing legal opinions for public-sector companies and government ministries.
He has extensive experience advising Indian companies on their domestic and international disputes, and multi-national corporations on their cross-border disputes in India.
Rohit speaks English, Hindi, Kannada and Tulu.back to tab navigation
- Representing a major automobile manufacturer in a treaty claim against India regarding the imposition of restrictions on payments.
- Representing a leading private equity house in a SIAC arbitration concerning its exit from an Indian joint venture in the rail freight sector, leading to a comprehensive, favourable settlement and securing the private equity firm’s complete exit.
- Representing a large oil & gas corporation in a treaty claim against a North African State.
- Representing a major Southeast Asian corporation concerning its exit from an investment in the Middle East, leading to a favourable settlement of all claims.
- Representing an Asian State in an investment treaty arbitration brought by a U.S. investment fund.
- Advising a group of foreign investors, including major multi-national corporations on anti-bribery and corruption and anti-money laundering issues in India.
- Representing a leading private equity house in an UNCITRAL arbitration concerning its exit from an Indian joint venture in the power sector, involving allegations of inappropriate conduct by the Indian promoter and failure to develop a promised power project.
- Representing a US corporation in set-aside proceedings in the Indian Supreme Court arising out of a joint-venture shareholder dispute.
- Harvard Law School, LL.M., (2017)
- National Law School of India University, Bangalore, M.B.L., (2009)
- University Law College, Bangalore, B.A.L. LLB., (2009)
- Rohit is admitted to practice in New York and India.
- Inter Pacific Bar Association