Mihir Chattopadhyay will speak on a panel at the next installment of the American Society of International Law (ASIL) and Freshfields Young Arbitrator Debate series.

The panel will debate the motion “This house believes that tribunal secretaries can take an active role in the drafting of tribunal’s decisions and awards”. Mihir will speak alongside Mary Katherine Wagner (Baker Hostetler) and the debate will be moderated by Diego Rueda (Freshfields).

The event will take place on Thursday 21st September 2023 at ASIL Headquarters, Tillar House, Massachusetts Avenue, Washington, DC.

To find out more and to register, click here.


Mihir is an associate in our Washington, DC office. He has experience advising clients across a range of industries, including the oil and gas, technology, aerospace, and financial services industries. He has acted in several high-value and complex commercial and investment arbitrations under the ICSID, ICC, AAA-ICDR, HKIAC, and SIAC Rules.

Mihir has coached undergraduate and graduate law students in international arbitration moot competitions. In 2019, he coached the Georgetown University Law Center’s moot court team to victory at the American University LLM Commercial and Investment Arbitration moot court competition. In 2019 and 2020, he coached teams from Africa in the Foreign Direct Investment International Arbitration Moot.

Mihir holds an LLM and a certificate in International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution from Georgetown University Law Center, where he graduated with Distinction and was on the Dean’s List. Mihir also holds degrees in law (LLB) and History from the University of Delhi. He speaks English, Hindi, Urdu, and Bengali.

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