Dharshini Prasad#3642

Dharshini Prasad

Dharshini Prasad is a triple-qualified lawyer with the International Arbitration Group of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP in London where she focuses on complex multi-jurisdictional disputes. She has advised States, State entities and corporations on commercial, investment and international law issues and has represented clients in ad hoc and institutional arbitrations under various arbitral rules (including the ICC, SIAC, LCIA and UNCITRAL rules). She has worked on disputes in civil and common law jurisdictions in Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas and has particular experience with the energy, mining, private equity, ammonia and pharmaceutical sectors. Ms Prasad has also sat as arbitrator.

Prior to joining WilmerHale, Ms Prasad worked at a leading law firm in Singapore where her practice focused on international arbitration and litigation. She also worked at the United Nations International Law Commission in Geneva on issues of public international law, including the immunity of State officials and the scope and application of most-favoured nation clauses. 

In addition to LexisNexis, Dharshini is recognized for her expertise in international arbitration in Legal 500, Expert Guides and Who's Who Legal: Arbitration – Future Leaders. Clients describe her as a ‘strategic thinker’ and ‘destined for great things’. Apart from her work as counsel, Ms. Prasad contributes to industry publications and is an assistant editor for the Journal of International Arbitration. She also speaks on issues of international arbitration and has taught at New York University (Paris) and at the Austrian, SIAC and London School of Economics arbitration academies.
Contributed to


SIAC Investment Arbitration Rules (2017)—an overview
SIAC Investment Arbitration Rules (2017)—an overview
Practice notes

This Practice Note provides an overview of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) Investment Arbitration Rules (SIAC IA Rules), which entered into force on 1 January 2017 and apply by agreement to investment arbitrations commenced on or after that date. It provides an introduction to the SIAC IA Rules, an overview of their structure, summarises the key procedural steps, and considers key features of the SIAC IA Rules.

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