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Global Leader

Arbitration 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

"He is experienced in both commercial and investor-state matters"
"Rishab is entrepreneurial, with a strong grasp of key issues and pivot points of the case"
"He is the future of Indian arbitration"


Dr Rishab Gupta is a Partner at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas (SAM), and leads the firm’s arbitration practice in Mumbai. He is qualified to practice in India, the US and the UK (where he is a solicitor advocate with higher rights of audience). His practice focuses on domestic and international arbitration, commercial litigation and public international law. Before joining SAM, Rishab worked for several years at international law firms in London and New York.

Rishab regularly represents clients in commercial and investor-state arbitrations brought under the auspices of a variety of institutional rules, including ICC, UNCITRAL, SIAC, SCC, LCIA and ICSID Rules. The subject matter of these arbitrations have included long-term energy concessions, investment treaties, joint venture agreements and construction contracts, and they have involved common law, civil law and Islamic law systems.

Rishab has served on the arbitration committees of most of the major arbitration institutions, including the young practitioners committees of the SIAC, LCIA and HKIAC. He is currently the Co-Chair of the young practitioners’ committee of the Mumbai Centre for International Arbitration. He is on the SIAC reserve panel of arbitrators, and regularly sits as an arbitrator.

Rishab has been recognised by Who’s Who Legal 2018, 2019 and 2020 as a “future leader of arbitration” under the age of 45, and by Who’s Who Legal 2021 as one of the leading “Arbitrators and Counsel”. He is consistently ranked as a leading disputes lawyer by various other publications, including Legal500, AsiaLaw and Legal Era (which, in 2019, recognised him as one of the 40 top lawyers in India under the age of 40). 

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