Manish Aggarwal and Ridhi Kabra have co-authored the “Regulating for Climate Change Without Breaching Investment Treaties” chapter in Investment Arbitration and Climate Change, recently published by Kluwer Law International.

The publication addresses the critical need to align investment protection with climate action, featuring timely insights from experts analysing climate-related investment disputes and their unique procedural challenges, as well as evaluating the delicate balance between state regulations and foreign investors’ rights.

In this chapter, Manish and Ridhi examine the fragmented state of arbitral jurisprudence on the interaction between investment protection and a host State’s right to regulate, focusing on the points of uncertainty that investors and host States should bear in mind in considering climate change policy and regulation and their impact on foreign investments.

To find out more and to access the publication online, click here.


Manish, a partner in the London office, is a dual-qualified English solicitor and Indian advocate. He has extensive experience of representing clients in both commercial and investment treaty arbitrations across a broad range of sectors and in arbitration-related court litigation. Manish is a Co-Chair of the LCIA’s Young International Arbitration Group and is consistently ranked as a leading practitioner in arbitration and public international law by major legal directories.


Ridhi is an associate in the London office. Her experience includes advising clients in investment treaty and commercial arbitrations relating to taxation, oil and gas, infrastructure, and joint venture disputes. She has acted in several arbitrations under the ICSID, ICC, LCIA, and UNCITRAL Rules. She is recognised as a recommended lawyer in The Legal 500 UK’s guide for International Arbitration and Public International Law.

Ridhi holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge, and received her undergraduate degree in law from the National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR), Hyderabad, India. Ridhi has previously taught law at the University of Bristol, and held visiting positions at King’s College London and the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law.

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