Baiju Vasani is global head of international arbitration at Ivanyan & Partners in Moscow. Over the last 19 years, he has served as counsel or arbitrator in disputes involving parties from more than 60 countries on five continents, including international arbitrations involving ICSID, ICC, LCIA, ICDR, SIAC, UNCITRAL Rules, bilateral investment treaties (BITs), the Energy Charter Treaty, NAFTA, DR-CAFTA, and public international law.
Prior to joining Ivanyan & Partners at the end of 2019, Baiju was a partner at two major international law firms in London and Washington DC.
Baiju has particular experience in energy, oil and gas, mining, telecoms, technology, cement, hospitality, and other large-scale project disputes in the CIS, Eastern Europe, Africa, the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent, and Latin America. He currently serves as lead counsel on several investor-state arbitrations, as well as on various complex international commercial arbitrations. He also sits as arbitrator in a select number of cases, including at ICSID.
Baiju is a senior fellow in international law at SOAS, University of London, where he teaches a postgraduate course on investment law.
Baiju has earned four law degrees (LLB, LLM, BCL, and JD) from the UK (London and Oxford) and the US (Northwestern), and is licensed to practise law in both England & Wales and the District of Columbia.