Rahul Donde specializes in international commercial and investment arbitration. He acts as arbitrator, counsel, secretary and assistant of the arbitral tribunal in international arbitration proceedings under both ad hoc (UNCITRAL, Swiss PILA, Indian Arbitration Act, 1996) and institutional arbitration rules (ICC, LCIA, ICSID, CEPANI).
He has specific experience in disputes relating to utilities, natural resources (water, oil, gas, renewable energy) and joint venture/shareholder agreements in different jurisdictions. He has been involved in high-profile disputes arising under the NAFTA and BITs as well as under complex long-term contracts. He has specialization in energy law with focus on oil, gas and renewable energy.
Prior to joining Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler in 2012, Rahul worked in the arbitration department of a large European firm. Before that, he was an associate for several years in the dispute resolution team of a major Indian law firm. Rahul has acted as counsel in numerous commercial disputes before arbitral tribunals and domestic courts in India, and has specialized knowledge of the idiosyncrasies of dispute resolution in multiple jurisdictions.
- LL.M. (Oil and Gas Law), Robert Gordon University, 2018
- LL.M. (Master in International Dispute Settlement), Graduate Institute, Geneva and University of Geneva, 2011
- B.L.S., LL.B., University of Mumbai, 2008
- Maharashtra and Goa, 2008 (India)
- English (native)
- Hindi (proficient)
- Marathi (proficient)
- French (intermediate)
TDM 2 (2018) - Special Issue on International Commercial and Investment Disputes in and with India