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Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
MUMBAI 400 021

Work Department

Litigation and Arbitration (international and domestic)


Dr Rishab Gupta is a Partner at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, and leads the firm’s arbitration practice in Mumbai. He is qualified to practice in India, the US and the UK (where he is a solicitor advocate with higher rights of audience). His practice focuses on domestic and international arbitration, commercial litigation and public international law.

Rishab regularly represents clients in international arbitrations, seated throughout the world (Singapore, London, the Hague, New York, Mumbai etc) conducted under different arbitration rules (SIAC, LCIA, ICC, UNCITRAL, ICSID etc) and different laws (Indian law, English law, Singapore law etc) across a wide range of industries (energy, oil & gas, healthcare, infrastructure etc). In these arbitrations, Rishab typically does his own written and oral advocacy, making him one of the very few practitioners in India with such expertise.

In addition to commercial arbitrations, Rishab is among a handful of lawyers in India with a strong experience in investment treaty arbitration. He regularly acts for foreign investors against States under various bilateral investment treaties, as well as free trade agreements. Finally, he has extensive experience of domestic arbitrations and related litigations, and regularly appears before tribunals and courts all over India.

Rishab has been recognised by Who’s Who Legal 2018 and 2019 as a “future leader of arbitration” under the age of 45. He is consistently ranked as a leading disputes lawyer by various other publications, including Legal500 and AsiaLaw. Rishab is currently the co-chair of the steering committee of the Young Mumbai Centre for International Arbitration (YMCIA) and India representative of the young practitioners committees of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) and Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC).  He previously served as the India representative on the Young Singapore International Arbitration Centre (YSIAC) Committee.

Rishab has also lectured and given seminars at universities around the world, including Columbia University (US), London School of Economics (UK), King’s College (UK), Oxford University (UK) and Jindal Global Law School (India).


Before joining Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, Rishab worked for several years at Allen & Overy in London and Debevoise & Plimpton in New York.


English, Hindi


Member of the Delhi Bar Council; Member of the New York Bar; Solicitor, England & Wales.


Rishab received his B.A. in Mathematics from St. Stephens College, Delhi, J.D. from Columbia University School of Law (where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and HSBC Scholar) and his DPhil (PhD) at Balliol College, Oxford University (where he was a Rhodes Scholar).”

Lawyer Rankings

India > Dispute resolution: arbitration

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co‘ acts for major corporates in international and domestic arbitration proceedings in various forums, including SIAC, the ICC and LCIA. Pallavi Shroff specialises in arbitration and litigation in the energy, infrastructure and natural resources sectors. Tejas Karia, who is an appointed member of SIAC, has a strong track record in arbitrations regarding shareholders’ agreements, joint ventures, construction projects and private equity investments. Rishab Gupta has extensive experience in investment treaty arbitration and international arbitration, during which he conducts his own written and oral advocacy.