Akash is an associate in the Paris office. He has significant experience in advising States, State-owned entities, and private corporations in international commercial arbitrations, investment arbitrations and cross-border disputes. He works across a range of sectors, including construction, banking and finance, oil & gas, and private equity.
His recent experience includes:
- Representing an East European State in a Paris-seated ICC arbitration brought by a French construction consortium in relation to disputes arising out of an urban infrastructure project
- Representing an international energy company in an LNG price review arbitration under the ICC rules with the seat in London
- Representing a Middle Eastern State in an investment arbitration involving civil war related damages
- Representing an international distributor in an LCIA arbitration arising out of a distribution agreement in the automobile sector
- Representing a Mauritian PE investor in an ICC arbitration under a share purchase agreement in the technology sector
- Representing a Middle Eastern State-owned entity in a London-seated ad hoc arbitration under a charter party
Akash holds an LL.M. in Transnational Arbitration and Dispute Settlement from Sciences Po Paris, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude and was awarded the Squire Patton Boggs Research Excellence Grant. He also holds a B.A., LL.B. (First Class Honours) from the Gujarat National Law University in India.
Akash has made several appearances before Indian courts, including the Supreme Court and the Bombay High Court in high stakes commercial litigations and arbitration-related applications. He recently co-authored two chapters in the book titled Provisional and Emergency Measures in International Arbitration, published by Edward Elgar Publishing.
He is fluent in English, Hindi, and Marathi, and has a working understanding of Gujarati and Konkani.