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Howard Kennedy LLP

Work Department

Dispute Resolution


Arish Bharucha is a leading Solicitor-Advocate who focuses on international arbitration, commercial litigation and civil fraud disputes. He chairs the firm’s India group and has strong personal and professional links with the country.
Arish advises international and domestic clients on a range of high value and complex contentious matters.

He acts on a wide array of commercial disputes in English seated arbitrations (under the LCIA, ICC, SIAC and UNCITRAL rules) and in the English Courts, including cases involving civil fraud, breaches of fiduciary duty, complex contractual claims, negligence claims, economic torts, shareholder, joint venture and partnership disputes, and jurisdictional battles (amongst others). Arish advises on cases across many industry sectors including commodities, technology, energy, banking and financial services, engineering and pharmaceuticals.

Arish advises clients (both corporates and individuals) from all over the world and most of his cases have an international dimension. He has a particular interest in, and focus on, India-related disputes and spearheads the firm’s India group. He visits India regularly to develop and maintain the firm’s connections there. Arish is also dual qualified as a lawyer in Delhi.

Prior to joining Howard Kennedy, Arish trained at, and was an Associate in the Litigation & Arbitration Division of, a large international firm and subsequently practised at a specialist dispute resolution firm.

Arish read Law and History at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was awarded the Lizette Bentwich prize for law. Arish also has an LLM in Law from University College London, where he was awarded the Chief Justice Scholarship.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Dispute resolution > International arbitration

Howard Kennedy LLP‘s ‘diverse and very interesting practice‘ handles significant international cases that frequently involve states or state-owned entities, particularly in Africa and the Indian sub-continent.  Group leader Duncan Bagshawfights extremely hard for his clients‘, while India group chair Arish Bharucha, a May 2022 partner recruit from Cooke, Young & Keidan LLP, regularly acts in India-related arbitrations and arbitration matters in court. Legal director Ayesha Salim assists with contractual, company, shareholder, partnership, and joint venture disputes.

London > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: mid-market

(Next Generation Partners)

Arish Bharucha – Howard Kennedy LLP

Housing ‘seasoned litigators who know how to win‘, Howard Kennedy LLP‘s commercial litigation team has a significant track record in complex, cross-border disputes and High Court cases that set new precedents for novel legal issues. Dominic Offord is ‘an outstanding group head and litigator‘; Joel Leigh‘s practice covers claims arising from partnership and shareholder disputes, insolvency and regulatory scenarios, and professional negligence-related litigation; Duncan Bagshaw is an expert in Africa-related energy disputes; and India group chair Arish Bharucha is ‘a polished performer‘. At legal director level, James Wingfield and Ayesha Salim both act in major commercial disputes.