Mr Shourav Lahiri > Atkin Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Atkin Chambers
1, Atkin Building, Gray's Inn


Shourav is a specialist construction and international arbitration lawyer with over 20 years of experience advising on energy and infrastructure disputes. He represents clients in the onshore and offshore oil & gas, petrochemicals, power, infrastructure and building sectors on the procurement, design, engineering and construction of major projects. He has also represented Asian companies in investigations and sanctions proceedings brought by the World Bank.

Shourav has practised law in Hong Kong, Singapore, London, Dubai and Beijing. He has appeared as counsel in court, arbitrations and mediations in South Asia, Asia-Pacific, the Gulf States and Europe. In addition to England and Wales, he is qualified to practice in Singapore and Hong Kong, and also has full rights of audience in the Dubai International Financial Centre.

He is a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, on the panel of arbitrators of DIAC and BANI (Indonesia’s National Arbitration Centre) and on the Advisory Council of the Nani Palkhivala Arbitration Centre.

Shourav teaches arbitration on Hong Kong University’s LLM course in Alternative Dispute Resolution and at the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators International Entry Course and Fellowship Assessment Course.


2020                Part II (Full rights of audience), Courts of Dubai International Financial Centre

2016                Fellow, Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (FSIArb)

2011                MSc in Management, Stanford University Graduate School of Business (Sloan Fellow)

2002                Barrister (England and Wales)

2001                Solicitor (Hong Kong SAR)

1999                Solicitor (England and Wales)

1997                Advocate and Solicitor (Singapore)

1996                LLB (Hons), Singapore Airlines Scholar, National University of Singapore


Shourav is fluent in Hindi and Bengali.


Panel Mediator, Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC), 2019

Advisory Council member, Nani Palkhivala Arbitration Centre (India), 2019

Panel arbitrator, Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC), 2018

Panel arbitrator, Badan Arbitrase Nasional Indonesia (BANI Arbitration Center), 2018

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Construction

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Shourav LahiriAtkin ChambersShourav is one of the finest construction lawyers with very good technical appetite. His understanding of technical aspects of the disputes is very strong, which is essential in winning construction disputes

London Bar > Energy

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4

Shourav LahiriAtkin ChambersA very sound, meticulous and capable advocate, he thinks things through and is a very good cross-examiner.

Asia Pacific - The English Bar > Construction, energy and infrastructure

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Shourav Lahiri Atkin Chambers ‘Very thorough, meticulous, extremely hardworking and also an accomplished advocate.’

Middle East: The English Bar > Construction

(Leading juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Shourav LahiriAtkin Chambers ‘Shourav has incredible attention to details and is very hard-working.’

Atkin Chambers is a ‘magnificent set‘ and is a ‘go-to set for construction and engineering disputes‘. The members of the set are active across a broad range of large scale and complex infrastructure disputes involving power, water, health, transportation and mixed-use development projects. Andrew White QC represents clients in major infrastructure disputes across the Middle East. Head of Chambers Chantal-Aimée Doerries QC is active in the mixed-use development and oil and gas space. Serena Cheng QC and Shourav Lahiri are other key names to mention for energy and natural resources disputes; Lahiri, who is based in Singapore and was formerly a partner at Reed Smith in Dubai, has substantial expertise in offshore oil and gas storage and production.