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Madhu Krishnan

Madhu Krishnan

Registered Foreign Lawyer (England and Wales)

Madhu specialises in international arbitration.



Madhu acts for clients in international disputes arising across the UK and Asia, and under the auspices of major arbitral institutions including the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) and the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC). He has a focus on disputes in the energy sector and helps clients with oil and gas disputes. He also has experience in the infrastructure, manufacturing and industrial sectors.

Madhu's experience includes advising:

  • a leading Chinese oil and gas company and its overseas subsidiary as claimants in a multi-billion dollar arbitration administered by SIAC related to their investment in a European oil company
  • SCF II, a subsidiary of the major African urban land development group, Rendeavour, in an LCIA arbitration to the Tatu City project in Kenya. SCF II succeeded in the arbitration to claims for fraudulent misrepresentation and breach of contract. We have also assisted SCF II to enforcement of the award in Mauritius
  • ICBC Standard Bank Plc to the UK's first-ever Deferred Prosecution Agreement
  • a consortium of investors in an LCIA arbitration, with parallel litigation in the BVI, in respect of a dispute over the control of a natural resources project



Madhu holds a bachelor's degree in modern languages from University College, Durham. He obtained his Graduate Diploma in Law from the University of Law, Manchester, and completed his LPC at BPP Law School, London.

Madhu joined the firm in 2013 as a trainee solicitor and has worked in the London and Tokyo offices.  He is fluent in English, French and Spanish.