Sarita Patil Woolhouse, a barrister. She specialises in international arbitrations – both commercial and investment treaty in a wide variety of sectors including telecoms, construction, energy, intellectual property etc. She has acted and advised in arbitrations under various institutional rules such as UNCITRAL, ICC, LCIA and the Vienna Rules. She recently acted for the Government of India in the BIT arbitrations commenced by GE and Bechtel under the Indo-Mauritius BITs in relation to the Dabhol power project in Maharashtra, India. She was also actively involved in the subsequent settlement of the long-standing overall Dabhol disputes. She has published various articles and spoken at several conferences in the UK and abroad. Sarita has also advised investors on their rights and States on their international treaty obligations. She also has wide-ranging experience of commercial litigation in the UK and construction arbitration in India. Prior to establishing as a consultant Sarita has worked at the London offices of Herbert Smith and Watson, Farley & Williams, and as an advocate in India.
Sarita was called to the Bar in 1994 and admitted as a solicitor in England in 1998. She is a member of the Inner Temple. She is also qualified as an advocate in India. She holds degrees from Cambridge University, UK and University of Poona, India. She is fluent in English, Hindi and Marathi.