Shirin is an associate in the Paris office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, where she practises international commercial arbitration, international investment arbitration and public international law. She has advised several investors in the mining sector on prospective disputes under bilateral investment treaties. Her work in public international law has included advising on public international law aspects of commercial contracts and investment protection treaties, the drafting of submissions to the International Criminal Court, advising on international human rights law, and supporting developing States in treaty negotiations.
Prior to joining Freshfields, Shirin worked in the Attorney-General's Chambers of Singapore, where she provided legal advice on various aspects of international law to the Government of Singapore, represented Singapore at bilateral negotiations, and participated as a member of Singapore's legal team in an inter-State arbitration. She also previously served as a law clerk to the Chief Justice and the Judges of the Supreme Court of Singapore. She speaks English, Mandarin and French.