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The 36 Group, Ravi Aswani, London, ENGLAND

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Ravi Aswani

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The 36 Group (The 36 Group)

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St Philips Stone


Ravi Aswani has a broad commercial dispute resolution practice spanning various sectors including shipping and international trade, insurance and re-insurance, banking and finance, energy, oil and gas, mining, and various international consortia and joint venture agreements. Ravi has considerable experience of being instructed to appear alone against QC opposition.

Recent representative arbitrations include: an ICC arbitration arising out of a sales and distribution joint venture for industrial plant and machinery (English seat, English law); a LCIA arbitration arising out of a high value ship repair contract (English seat, English law); a LMAA arbitration relating to the fate of a high value cargo following various government interventions in its fate (English seat, English law); a LMAA arbitration arising out of a number of related contracts for the construction and purchase of jack up oil drilling rigs (English seat, English law); and a SIAC arbitration arising out of a mining contract (Singapore seat, English law).
Recent representative arbitration applications in Court include: Navalmar UK Ltd v Kale Maden [2017] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 370 (appeal on a point of law on construction of standard form document arising out of an LMAA English seated arbitration); and Exmek Pharmaceuticals SAC v Alkem Laboratories Limited [2016] 1 Lloyd's Rep 239 (instructed alone against a QC in a complex challenge to an arbitrator’s substantive jurisdiction in an ad hoc English seated arbitration).
Recent representative litigation includes: ongoing multi-million dollar banking litigation in the Commercial Court on behalf of a foreign lender in which Ravi is instructed alone raising questions of the impact of provisions of foreign law said by the borrower to be mandatory and to provide a defence to non-payment to the lender; and Melissa K v Tomsk [2016] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 503 (instructed as junior counsel on questions relating to whether an offer to settle liability in respect of a collision could be accepted where the claim form had not been served in time).
Ravi has a significant international perspective to his practice and has developed particular links across the Middle East and Asia Pacific, as well as throughout the UK and Europe.


Called to Bar of England and Wales 2000, Lincoln’s Inn. Judicial assistant to Sir Andrew Morritt VC and Lord Phillips MR, 2001-02. Admitted to Register of Practitioners of Dubai International Financial Centre Courts, 2008; CEDR Accredited Mediator 2009; Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb), 2012; Deputy District Judge (Civil), 2013.




Arbitration Ireland, Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats, British Maritime Law Association, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb), Commercial Bar Association, FDI International Moot Competition (College of Arbitrators), Indian Maritime Association (UK), International Chamber of Commerce - Young Arbitrators Forum, International Council for Commercial Arbitration, Inter-Pacific Bar Association, London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association, LCIA European Users’ Council and Young International Arbitration Group, LMAA Supporting Member, Scottish Arbitration Centre, Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration - Individual Member, Worshipful Company of Arbitrators (Freeman), Young ICCA, Young MCIA, Young SIAC.


University College London (1999 LLB (first class honours)).



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Within: Commodities – Leading juniors

Ravi Aswani - The 36 GroupBright, user friendly and one to watch; he senses the needs of clients and gives good commercial advice.

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Within: Shipping – Leading juniors

Ravi Aswani - The 36 GroupHas a detailed and measured approach.

Within: Shipping

"36 Stone" was formed after members of Stone Chambers, which in 2016 became part of St Philips Stone, joined the The 36 Group in the summer of 2018. The ‘responsive’ set and offers ‘high-quality expertise and experience’ for shipping matters. In other work, Ravi Aswani was instructed on behalf of the appellant shipowners in Navalmar UK Limited v Kale Maden Hammaddeler Sanayi ve Ticaret AS, an appeal against an LMAA arbitration award which raised points of importance about the meaning of ‘port limits.’

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