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Divyanshu Agrawal

Senior Associate (India)
London Kazakhstan Group

Divyanshu is a senior associate in our international arbitration and public international law practice, with a focus on disputes in the energy and natural resources sector.  

Divyanshu is an associate in our international arbitration and public international law practice, with a focus on disputes in the energy and natural resources sector.  

Divyanshu specialises in dispute resolution with a focus on international arbitration in the energy and natural resources sector. He has advised and represented clients in a range of sectors and jurisdictions in international arbitration proceedings under the SIAC, LCIA, ICC, and UNCITRAL Rules and the ICSID Convention. He spent 6 months on secondment to the arbitration practice of the firm's Singapore office, where he also worked on arbitration-related litigation before the Singapore courts.    

Divyanshu also advises on a range of public international law and investment treaty matters, including advising clients on sovereign immunity, obtaining the best possible protection under investment treaties and codes, and initiating and pursuing treaty claims. 

Background

Divyanshu holds a Bachelor of Laws from National Law School of India University, Bangalore, and a Master of Laws (First Class) from the University of Cambridge, with a focus on international dispute resolution. He was admitted as an advocate in India in 2015.

Experience & expertise

Selected matters

  • the sellers in an LNG price review arbitration against an Asian buyer under the SIAC rules, in disputes valued in excess of USD 6 billion
  • a Central Asian government and its national oil company in ICSID arbitration proceedings in connection with the investors' withdrawal from a major oil field and related contractual issues
  • Vedanta Resources in an UNCITRAL arbitration claim against India under the UK-India Bilateral Investment Treaty arising from the imposition of retrospective tax by the Indian tax authorities
  • a multinational oil company in relation to the enforcement of its options under a drilling contract, including preparing an application for emergency relief under the LCIA rules
  • an international oil company in relation to the move of the Nigerian government to recover additional fees from international oil companies operating in Nigeria
  • a confidential bank in emergency arbitration proceedings under the LCIA Rules in relation to a sale of shares in an Eastern European subsidiary