Sherina Petit is a partner at Norton Rose Fulbright in London specialising in international arbitration, litigation, ADR and regulatory investigations. She heads the International Arbitration Team across Asia, Europe and Middle East and heads the firm's India practice. In addition to acting as counsel in arbitrations, she regularly sits as an arbitrator.
Sherina has a wide range of experience in all key aspects of international arbitration across a broad range of industries including energy, construction, oil and gas, trade, transport, pharmaceuticals, commodities, finance and technology. She represents clients across the globe in a wide variety of arbitration proceedings, including those before the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) as well as in ad hoc proceedings.
Sherina is the Chairperson of the European Federation of Investment Law and Arbitration (EFILA) and is on the LCIA Board of Directors. She is also part of the ICC Indian Arbitration Group, the SIAC Users Council, the SIAC Users Council's Regional/National Committee for the United Kingdom and the Kuala Lumpur Court of Arbitration. Sherina is a published writer and speaker on international arbitration. She has more recently co-authored a chapter of the book "Arbitration in England" edited by Julian Lew QC and a chapter of the book "Enforcing Arbitral Awards in India" edited by Nakul Dewan.
Ranked in several legal directories, including Chambers & Partners and Legal 500, Sherina won the Client Choice Awards for the UK in the Arbitration & ADR category in 2017 and 2018 (as voted for by corporate counsel) and is featured in the Who's Who Future Leaders in Arbitration (for both 2017 and 2018). She was featured in the Legal Business Disputes Yearbook as one of "the next generation of partners setting the disputes agenda", in Legal Week's 2016 feature, "Rising stars: the new generation of litigators making their mark" and in Corporate Vision's "Ones to Watch".
Besides being qualified as a solicitor of England & Wales, Sherina completed her Bachelor of Laws degree in India and her Master of Laws degree at King's College, London.