Dr Rishab Gupta is a partner at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, and leads the firm’s arbitration practice in Mumbai. He is qualified to practise 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.
Rishab regularly represents clients in international arbitrations, seated throughout the world conducted under different arbitration rules (SIAC, LCIA, ICC, UNCITRAL and ICSID, among others) and different laws (Indian, English and Singaporean laws, among others). He has also advised the government of India, and appeared before drafting committees responsible for drafting of new legislations in the field of arbitration. Rishab typically does his own written and oral advocacy, making him one of the very few practitioners in India with such expertise.
He is the only arbitration practitioner in India to simultaneously serve on the committees of four leading international arbitration institutions: the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) and the Mumbai Centre for International Arbitration (MCIA). Rishab is the youngest Indian arbitration practitioner to have been selected in the SIAC reserve panel of arbitration, and the HKIAC and LCIA lists of arbitrators.
Rishab is among a handful of lawyers in India with strong experience in investment treaty arbitration. He regularly acts for foreign investors against states under various bilateral investment treaties, as well as free trade.
Rishab has been widely recognised for his expertise in dispute resolution – specifically a “next generation lawyer” by The Legal 500 (2019) and a “rising star” by Asialaw (2019).