She started her career in Disputes with the Firm in 2009, after she returned to India with an LL.M. degree from New York University School of Law, New York. Prior to that, she was pursuing transactional practice with AZB & Partners since 2005.
She is a well-known name in the arbitration field and routinely handles complex international and domestic commercial arbitration matters as well as corporate litigation. She routinely handles high profile and complex disputes, in sectors ranging from construction, information technology & telecom, oil & gas, infrastructure. She has been representing clients in arbitrations conducted by various international institutions (e.g., International Chambers of Commerce, Singapore International Arbitration Center, London Court of International Arbitration, American Arbitration Association, Center for Arbitration & Mediation of the Chamber of Commerce, Brazil) as well various international and national ad hoc tribunals.
She also works closely with various international law firms across jurisdictions (such as in the United States, United Kingdom, and Brazil) and with King’s Counsel/ Junior Barristers of the Royal Courts of Justice, United Kingdom.
She advises and represents social media companies like Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram before various judicial fora, including High Courts across India and the Supreme Court of India, particularly in relation to cutting-edge matters concerning data privacy, data protection, cybersecurity and the scope of liability of intermediaries under Indian law.
She formed part of the core team representing the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) before the Supreme Court of India dealing with the Presidential Reference on allocation of natural resources. The Supreme Court (In re, Special Reference No.1 of 2012; (2012) 10 SCC 1) ultimately approved the CII stand that auction is not the only method of allocation of natural resources, contrary to what was suggested by the earlier judgment in the 2G Spectrum Case ((2012) 3 SCC 1).
She regularly advises on technology disputes, mattes relating to competition law, white-collar crimes and economic offences. She regularly appears before the Supreme Court of India, various High Courts, and Tribunals.
She writes frequently on various topical issues relating to contracts and arbitration. She has also contributed to various guides and handbooks including the Global Arbitration Review (GAR) for the India Chapter on Construction Arbitration (through the years 2019 – 2022), India Chapter of Chambers and Partners Global Practice Guide on “Product Liability & Safety”. Recently (2019 and 2020), Herbert Smith Guide to Dispute Resolution (India Chapter), and Mayer Brown’s Multi-Jurisdictional Litigation Brochure between 2009-2014.
She is a core member of the Steering Committee of the Young Leaders Group of the Society of Construction Law, India. She is also an active member of Arbitral Women, an organisation of leading women arbitration practitioners across the globe.
She also routinely speaks at conferences – most recently, at a conference organised by the Indian Embassy on “Litigation and regulatory risks for investors in India”, December 2022, and at a panel discussion on “The Changing Landscape of Arbitration in India” at the ALB Japan In-House Legal Submit 2022 in Tokyo, June 2022. She recently also conducted a training session on “Contours of Public Policy in India” at Institute of Law, Nirma University.
Binsy has often been commended for the quality of her advice and leadership skills by clients, co-counsels and senior lawyers outside the firm:
“Binsy is a very matured and seasoned professional, with excellent communication skills. Given that our case was a cross border case involving India, Singapore, USA and Brazil, she handled the coordination very effectively and ensured effective collaboration. She is very thorough in her job with eye on details, very responsive and completely available for our case. She ensured and gave us a sense of belief that they were extremely committed to ensure our success. No doubt Binsy is a Rising star not just in India but globally.”
“She has an excellent strategic mind and while she is very knowledgeable about the details of the case, she is also able to see the big picture and understand what the client needs from a strategic perspective to achieve a favourable outcome. Binsy is always calm and collected and the written work product from her and her team is of great quality.”
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