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Experience and list of cases

Rahul’s experience includes involvement in over 30 investment or commercial disputes, whether as arbitrator, counsel, secretary or assistant to the arbitral tribunal.

 

Representative commercial disputes include:

  • A multinational company in the consumer grooming products sector in annulment proceedings before the Swiss Federal Tribunal (counsel)
  • A CRCICA arbitration between two African oil and gas companies arising out of a concession agreement (secretary to the Tribunal)
  • An American industrial manufacturer in its disputes with an Indian company concerning the supply of machinery for an oil and gas project (counsel)
  • An Indian multinational company in its commercial disputes with an Italian company concerning the supply of steel pipes (counsel)
  • An Indian multinational company in its construction disputes with an African state-owned-entity (FIDIC Yellow Book) (counsel)
  • A SIAC arbitration between Asian parties concerning disputes in the gambling industry (Tribunal secretary)
  • An ICC arbitration between a Kenyan company and an Italian company arising out of a services agreement in the construction industry, with English law applicable to the agreement (sole arbitrator)
  • An LCIA arbitration between a BVI company and a Canadian company arising out of a concession agreement (secretary to the Tribunal)
  • Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation et. al. v. Yemen (ICC Case No. 19299/MCP), concerning a production sharing agreement and declaration of force majeure (secretary to the Tribunal)
  • An ICC arbitration between South-East Asian parties concerning LNG sales (secretary to the Tribunal)
  • An ICC “baseball” arbitration between European oil and gas producers concerning gas prices (secretary to the Tribunal)
  • An ICC arbitration between European oil and gas producers concerning a gas price review (secretary to the Tribunal)
  • An UNCITRAL arbitration between Middle-Eastern parties arising out of a  petrochemical supply contract (secretary to the Tribunal)

Representative investment disputes include:

  • Rand Investments Ltd. et. al. v. Republic of Serbia (ICSID Case No. ARB/18/8), an ICSID arbitration under the Canada-Serbia BIT and the Serbia-Cyprus BIT concerning the alleged expropriation of an agricultural enterprise (assistant to the Tribunal)
  • Elitech B.V. and Razvoj Golf D.O.O v. Republic of Croatia, (ICSID Case No. ARB/17/32), an ICSID arbitration under the Netherlands-Croatia BIT concerning construction of a golf resort and alleged environmental violations (assistant to the Tribunal)
  • Ali Alyafei v Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (ICSID Case No.ARB/15/24), an arbitration under the Unified Agreement for the Investment of Arab Capital in the Arab Countries arising out of a share purchase agreement (member of the counsel team)
  • Ali Alyafei v Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, an ad hoc arbitration under the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Agreement arising out of a share purchase agreement (member of the counsel team)
  • Lighthouse Corporation Pty Ltd and Lighthouse Corporation Ltd, IBC v. Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste (ICSID Case No. ARB/15/2) an ICSID arbitration between an Australian investor and Timor-Leste concerning a fuel supply agreement (assistant to the Tribunal)
  • Jürgen Wirtgen et. al. v. Czech Republic, an ad hoc arbitration under Germany-Czech Republic BIT arising out of changes to the solar energy regulatory framework (secretary to the Tribunal)
  • Mesa Power Group LLC v. Government of Canada (PCA Case No. 2012-17), an UNCITRAL/NAFTA arbitration between a U.S. investor and the Government of Canada concerning feed-in tariff regulations (secretary to the Tribunal)

In addition, Rahul has been a member of counsel teams representing parties in several domestic arbitrations in India, and has appeared in more than 20 cases before various judicial and quasi-judicial authorities including the Bombay High Court, the City Civil Court, the Company Law Board and the Debt Recovery Tribunal