All aspects of shipping and international trade including charterparty and bill of lading disputes, commodities, ship building, ship repair, ship sale and purchase, salvage and wreck removal. Ravi additionally has a wide commercial dispute resolution practice encompassing international commercial arbitration and litigation across various sectors including joint ventures, energy, mining, insurance and reinsurance, and banking and finance. Ravi is often instructed to appear alone against QCs. He is instructed in international arbitrations (seated in Asia as well as London) and arbitration applications in court, as well as in litigation in the Admiralty Court and the Commercial Court. Recent representative work that has been reported includes Navalmar UK Ltd v Kale Maden  EWHC 116 (Comm) (arbitration appeal on a point of law regarding meaning of "port limits"), Exmek Pharmaceuticals SAC v Alkem Laboratories Limited  1 Lloyd's Rep 239 (instructed alone against a QC in a complex challenge to an arbitrator’s substantive jurisdiction in an ad hoc English seated arbitration) and Melissa K v Tomsk  1 Lloyd's Rep 503 (instructed as junior counsel on questions relating to whether an offer to settle liability in respect of a collision could be accepted where the claim form had not been served in time). Ravi has a significant international perspective to his practice and has developed particular links with Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Singapore and the UAE, as well as throughout the UK and Europe.
Ravi is a member of Arbitration Ireland, the International Association of Young Lawyers, The Swiss Arbitration Association Below 40, the British Maritime Law Association, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb), the Commercial Bar Association, the FDI International Moot Competition (College of Arbitrators), the Indian Maritime Association (UK), the International Chamber of Commerce Young Arbitrators Forum, the International Council for Commercial Arbitration, the Inter-Pacific Bar Association, the London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association, and the LCIA European Users’ Council and Young International Arbitration Group, the International Bar Association and the Mumbai Centre for International Arbitration Young MCIA. He is a supporting member of LMAA; founding committee member of the London Shipping Law Centre’s Young Maritime Practitioners' Group; and member of the Scottish Arbitration Centre, the Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration and the Worshipful Company of Arbitrators (freeman).
Ravi obtained an LLB (first class honours) from UCL in 1999. He was called to Bar of England and Wales in 2000; acted as judicial assistant in the Court of Appeal from 2001–2002; and was admitted to the Register of Practitioners of the Dubai International Financial Centre Courts in 2008. He became a CEDR-accredited mediator in 2009; MCIArb in 2012; and deputy district judge (Civil) in 2013.
WWL says: Ravi Aswani is highlighted for his "hard-working approach", an attitude that sources believe will take him far.
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