Partner (Foreign Law)

Ankit’s areas of practice cover international arbitration and cross-border dispute resolution in Asia with a focus on India-related disputes.

He has acted as counsel on several cases under the rules of major arbitral institutions, including SIAC, ICC, HKIAC and the LCIA. He also has considerable experience supervising, coordinating and managing complex commercial litigations in a wide number of countries in the Asia Pacific region. Prior to joining Allen & Gledhill, Ankit was a lawyer in the Hong Kong office of an international law firm. From 2009 to 2012, Ankit was Head (South Asia) and Counsel at the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) where he supervised the administration of approximately 150 arbitrations.

Ankit served as the co-chair of the YSIAC committee from 2015 to 2018, formed under the auspices of the SIAC. He graduated from the National University of Singapore with an LL.M. in 2009 and the Panjab University, Chandigarh with an LL.B. (Hons) in 2004.

Work Highlights

  • Acted for a NASDAQ-listed multinational company and its overseas subsidiaries in multiple arbitrations against its Indian distributor.
  • Acted for a Singapore subsidiary of a South-east Asian healthcare provider against a group of Indian companies and individuals in a shareholders’ dispute involving a large scale medical facility in India.
  • Acted for an Indian Fortune 500 company against a Dutch apparel manufacturing company in an SIAC arbitration, on issues surrounding exit from the joint venture and the enforceability of a put option.
  • Acted for a Japanese corporation on a joint venture dispute with its Indian partner in an SIAC arbitration and related actions in India.