Bikram Chaudhuri is a Partner in the Firm’s Dispute Resolution and Arbitration practice in Mumbai. He has over 15 years of wide-ranging experience in domestic and international arbitration and ADR, as well as Indian and cross-border commercial litigation.
He regularly advises and represents clients in international arbitrations under major international arbitration rules (LCIA, LMAA Terms, ICC, SIAC, UNCITRAL, etc.) and different laws (Indian law, English law, Singapore law, etc.) across a wide range of industries. He has worked on commercial, construction and shipping arbitrations seated in a number of jurisdictions including London, Singapore, Stockholm, Muscat, Kigali, New Delhi and Mumbai.
Bikram also has extensive experience in civil and commercial litigation and has appeared in courts and tribunals at all levels in India. He also advises clients on cross-border disputes strategy and assists them in managing their litigations in foreign courts.
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An Italian fit-out contractor and its Oman-based parent company in a Stockholm-seated arbitration under ICC Rules relating to settlement of termination accounts over FIDIC (Red Book) based international construction contract governed by Kazakhstan law.
An Omani oil and gas company in Muscat-seated arbitration against a Chinese company under a contract for 3D seismic services relating to oil exploration contracts with the Omani government.
An Indian power infrastructure contractor in a Kigali-seated arbitration under UNCITRAL Rules relating to price adjustments and invocation of performance guarantees under a contract for constructing power transmission towers and lines in Rwanda.
An Indian chemical company in ad hoc arbitration under the English Arbitration Act arising out to damages sustained by a vessel transporting corrosive cargo.
An Indian shipping company in disputes against a Ukrainian entity under an English law-governed charterparty and other contracts before courts in Singapore and India and in ad hoc Mumbai-seated arbitration.
A global asset management company in Singapore-seated arbitration under SIAC Rules relating to indemnification claims arising out of investments made in Indian road assets.
A PE fund based in Mauritius and its Indian affiliates in a Singapore-seated arbitration under SIAC Rules to enforce a put option against the promoters of an Indian RE company.
Founder shareholders of an Indian digital content management and indexing company in a Singapore-seated arbitration under SIAC Rules arising out of a takeover.
An Indian listed entity in coordinating and overseeing commercial litigations before English courts and participation in regulatory investigations by its international subsidiaries in the UK, Singapore and Mauritius.
An Indian listed PSU against one of India’s largest infrastructure companies in respect of arbitrations over multiple complex construction projects.
An Indian principal in a construction dispute with a contractor and in leading settlement discussions in the backdrop of exigencies created by the COVID-19 pandemic.
An Indian public sector oil and gas company in suspending supply and shipping contracts with state-owned companies based in Iraq, Kuwait, Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia over force majeure conditions occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic.
A Taiwanese company over the termination of its supply and distribution contract with, and in taking legal actions against, its Indian distributor.
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