Her experience spans across various sectors including energy, infrastructure, healthcare and corporate disputes. She also represents clients in disputes involving hospitality, construction and telecom sectors. These arbitrations have been administered under the auspices of a variety of institutional rules such as ICSID, ICC, ICDR, AAA, SIAC, and UNCITRAL. In addition to regularly appearing and arguing before courts and tribunals, Ila is also approached to provide commercial and pre-dispute advisory to clients and to assist clients with litigation planning and strategy.
In recognition of her contribution, she was ranked a “Global Leader” by Who’s Who Legal 2023 in the Arbitration Global Guides 2023. She has also been enlisted in the Legal Power List 2021 and 2022 as one of the top individual lawyers by Forbes India. She is also recognised as an Expert in Commercial Arbitration in the Women in Business Law, Expert Guides 2021 and Euromoney’s 2021 Commercial Arbitration Expert Guides.
Ila is a member of various coveted associations including the New York Bar Association, Commercial Bar Association (COMbar) and the Indian Arbitration Forum (IAF). She is invited to share her experience and insights at public events, seminars and conferences and regularly writes for leading newspapers and journals.
Some of her recent publications include:
Before joining SAM, Ila worked for several years at an international firm in New York and as an advocate in the Supreme Court of India. She also trained with the World Trade Organization, Geneva and the ICC, Paris.
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