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Preeti Bhagnani
Preeti Bhagnani

Preeti Bhagnani

Associate, New York

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Overview

Preeti Bhagnani is an associate in the International Arbitration Group of White & Case LLP, based in the New York office.

Ms. Bhagnani has served as counsel in institutional and ad hoc arbitrations under major international arbitration rules (including UNCITRAL, ICC and SIAC) and in significant disputes in the energy, mining, telecommunications, construction, financial services and insurance industries. She has worked on disputes arising out of foreign investments, joint ventures, supply agreements and M&As. Her experience also includes counseling clients in connection with requests for urgent interim relief, disclosure in aid of arbitration and the enforcement of arbitral awards.

Ms. Bhagnani is qualified in New York and Singapore. Formerly, Ms. Bhagnani worked as Legal Counsel for a major international oil company in Singapore, where she was responsible for legal support to the regional downstream businesses and served as project-counsel in the negotiation of joint venture arrangements for significant energy infrastructure projects in Asia.

Ms. Bhagnani holds a Master of Laws degree from Columbia Law School, where she was an Editor of the Yearbook on International Investment Law and Policy, a Kent Scholar, and recipient of the Edwin Parker Prize for international or comparative law. She holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the London School of Economics.

Bars and Courts

  • New York State Bar

Education

  • LLM, Columbia University School of Law
  • Graduate Diploma in Singapore Law, National University of Singapore
  • LLB, London School of Economics and Political Science

Languages

  • English
  • Indonesian

Experience

A Canadian Province in an UNCITRAL arbitration brought by international oil companies in connection with a gas project.

A Chilean multinational company in an ICC arbitration in New York relating to indemnity provisions connected with a Share Purchase Agreement governed by New York law.

A Bermuda insurer in claims under a New York law-governed policy relating to damage to an oil platform.

One of the world's largest mining companies in an ad hoc arbitration under the UNCITRAL Rules in a dispute over a joint venture project to develop and build an integrated mining and processing facility and related enforcement proceedings.

A South Asian company in an ad hoc arbitration under the UNCITRAL Rules against a French MNC arising from an agreement for the divestment of shares in a major glass production company.

An Australian FTSE-100 construction company in an SIAC arbitration against a Singapore government linked company in relation to disputes arising out of a cable tunnel project.

A global telecommunications corporation in connection with potential investment treaty claims against a South-East Asian state arising out of enforcement action by the antitrust regulator and a related series of class action suits before district courts in the host state.

Several major South-East Asian independent power producers in KLRCA arbitrations against a national utility company arising under long term power purchase agreements.

A Singapore finance company in regulatory investigations and enforcement action by the financial regulator in relation to the distribution of credit-linked notes to retail investors. Represented the client in related pre-action discovery proceedings against a major international bank in connection with potential negligence and misrepresentation claims.

A global financial institution in claims against a South-East Asian integrated shipyard arising out of foreign exchange derivative transactions and related injunction and winding up proceedings.

Publications

  • Revisiting the Countermeasures Defense in Investor-State Disputes: Approach and Analogies, Yearbook on International Investment Law & Policy, 2013-2014

Awards & Recognition

Edwin Parker Prize for international or comparative law, Columbia University School of Law, 2013