Rahul Donde is counsel at Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler.
Over the past 10 years, Rahul has acted as arbitrator, counsel, secretary and assistant of the arbitral tribunal in over 30 international arbitrations under both ad hoc (Swiss PILA, UNCITRAL, Indian Arbitration Act, 1996) and institutional arbitration rules (CEPANI, CRCICA, HKIAC, ICC, ICSID, ICSID (AF), LCIA, SIAC).
Rahul has experience in disputes relating to natural resources (water, oil, gas, renewable energy), commercial (agency, distribution, sales, purchase, services agreements) and corporate laws in different jurisdictions. Rahul has worked in Switzerland and India for several years and has expertise in complex commercial and investment disputes in both common law and civil law systems.
Rahul sits as an arbitrator and is empanelled with major international arbitral institutions, including the DIAC, HKIAC, ICC, LCIA and SIAC. As counsel, he has advised multinational companies in cross-border construction and commercial disputes and assisted parties in annulment proceedings before the Swiss Supreme Court. He has considerable experience in representing Indian clients before various judicial and quasi-judicial bodies.
Rahul is an Honorary Lecturer at Aberdeen University. He co-edited the first ever TDM Special Issue on India, soon to be published by Routledge (UK). He sits on the advisory boards of arbitration think tanks and holds leadership positions in international arbitration organisations. He is regularly invited to lecture, speak and conduct workshops on investment and commercial arbitration. His publications cover topical issues in technology, energy law and international arbitration.
Rahul is qualified to practise law in India. He is a native English speaker, and also speaks French, Hindi, Marathi and Gujarati.