Dr Rishab Gupta > Twenty Essex > London, England > Barrister Profile

Twenty Essex

Work Department

  • Arbitration
  • Civil fraud and asset tracing
  • Commodities and international trade
  • Energy and infrastructure
  • Intellectual property
  • Jurisdiction, conflicts and enforcement
  • Public international law


    Dr Rishab Gupta is a specialist in international arbitration, commercial litigation and public international law. He is regularly instructed to appear before courts in India and internationally, including before English courts and arbitration tribunals.

    Rishab has represented clients in arbitrations conducted under most major arbitration rules (SIAC, ICC, UNCITRAL, HKIAC, SCC, LCIA, AAA and MCIA). His recent instructions include acting for several private equity firms in Singapore seated SIAC arbitrations arising under share purchase agreements; representing Indian companies in India seated construction arbitrations; and appearing before a London seated LCIA tribunal in a gas price review arbitration.

    Rishab also has considerable expertise in investment treaty arbitrations.  He has represented investors and States in more than ten investor-State disputes conducted under ICSID and UNCITRAL rules. His notable recent instructions include Korea Western Power Company Limited v India (PCA Case No. 2020-06) and Dalal v United Arab Emirates (ICSID Case No. ARB/19/10).


Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Public international law

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Rishab Gupta – Twenty Essex ‘Rishab is a very hard working highly intelligent lawyer with clarity of thinking and expression and his attention to detail is first-class. A consummate lawyer and clever tactician who is always prepared to roll his sleeves up and work with the team – phenomenal.’  

Twenty Essex ‘is excellent on public international law, with a very deep bench of specialists at all levels of seniority’ and has bolstered its offering with Baiju Vasani and Rishab Gupta joining in May and November 2022, respectively, as well as several silk appointments including Sir Michael Wood KCMG KC’s appointment to honorary silk in March 2023. Members of chambers are acting at the forefront of groundbreaking matters at the highest level across the whole range of public international law. Highlights include the UK’s intervention on behalf of Ukraine in its claim against Russia before the ICJ based on allegations of genocide, in which Philippa Webb is instructed on; Kate Parlett is instructed on Australia’s intervention. In UN human rights committee proceedings Torres Strait Islanders v Australia, Monica Feria-Tinta and Sudhanshu Swaroop KC acted on behalf of a group of Torres Strait Islanders, indigenous people resident on an archipelago off the coast of mainland Queensland, who argue that Australia’s policies and laws regarding climate change are in breach of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.


Asia Pacific - The English Bar > Commercial

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Rishab Gupta – Twenty Essex

Twenty Essex reports a significant uptick in shareholder disputes across the Asia Pacific region, and continues to handle a broad range of complex commercial disputes and high-value arbitrations. Commercial litigator Nakul Dewan SA – an Indian senior advocate – has vast experience within Singapore in international arbitration, with a solid track record in advising on enforcement proceedings arising from arbitral awards. Timothy Hill KC is highly regarded for advising on shareholder agreements, joint ventures and civil fraud litigation. Joshua Folkard is sought after for his strength in advising on asset tracing disputes, and Rishab Gupta is a key name for investment treaty arbitrations.

Asia Pacific: Regional International Arbitration > Arbitration counsel

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Rishab Gupta – Twenty EssexA very professional and efficient barrister.’

Twenty Essex houses Nakul Dewan SA, who is a member of the Indian, Singaporean and English and Welsh Bars, and has been appointed as arbitrator by the ICC, LCIA and SIAC. Dewan has an excellent track record in handling complex international arbitrations in Singapore, and is sought after by clients in the banking and finance, energy, construction, and mining sectors. International arbitration expert Rishab Gupta regularly appears before Indian courts in construction arbitrations, and is well versed in advising on investment treaty arbitrations.