Aditya Singh | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice

Aditya Singh

Associate, Singapore

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Overview

Aditya Singh focuses his practice on international arbitration matters and white collar investigations. He acts as counsel in commercial and investment treaty arbitrations, and advises companies in corporate governance, internal investigations and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act matters.

Based in Singapore (on secondment from New York), Aditya has previously worked in the New York and London offices of White & Case. He has represented governments and private parties in both institutional (ICC, LCIA, ICSID, SIAC, ICDR) and ad hoc arbitral proceedings across the world. He has also advised states and international organizations on a wide range of public international law matters.

Qualified to practice law in England & Wales, India and New York, Aditya has also worked at the Supreme Court of India and the Delhi High Court. He serves as the Asia Regional Chair for the Institute for Transnational Arbitration's under-40 group, the Young ITA and is on the Kluwer Board of Reporters as the India Rapporteur. He regularly provides counsel international investors and Indian companies on India-related disputes.

Aditya is an Adjunct Lecturer at the National University of Singapore, where he teaches a course on international arbitration in the energy sector. He publishes and speaks frequently on international arbitration and Indian law.

At Yale Law School, Aditya was a Myres McDougal Scholar and served as Senior Editor of The Yale Journal of International Law and Editor of The Yale Law & Policy Review. Previously, he was a Student Empirical Research Fellow at the Harvard Law School's Program on the Legal Profession, and a Grotius Fellow and Visiting Scholar at the University of Michigan Law School. He received his first law degree from NALSAR, where he was awarded the Gold Medal for the Best All Round Graduating Student.

Bars and Courts

  • Bar Council of India
  • England and Wales
  • New York State Bar
  • US District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • US District Court for the Southern District of New York

Education

  • LLM, Yale Law School
  • BA, LLB (Hons), National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR), India
  • Public International Law Programme, Hague Academy of International Law

Languages

  • English
  • Hindi

Experience

Representing the Russian Federation in defending enforcement of the largest arbitral awards in history rendered in an UNCITRAL arbitration seated in The Hague, in connection with the demise of the Yukos Oil Company.

Advising a global healthcare company in an investigation of FCPA issues arising from its Asian operations.

Representing the Republic of Uzbekistan in an ICSID arbitration under the Kazakhstan-Uzbekistan BIT concerning two cement plants.

Representing a state-owned electronics company in a SIAC arbitration, seated in Singapore and governed by New York law, in relation to the termination of a licensing agreement.

Representing the State of New York in an AAA arbitration brought by a Native American tribe involving close to $1 billion in casino revenues payable under a gaming compact.

Representing a multinational financial institution in a London-seated LCIA arbitration in connection with trademark violations.

Acting for four major national oil companies in an ICC arbitration relating to production sharing contract in East Asia.

Representing a sovereign state in UNCITRAL arbitration proceedings relating to payment of royalties for the production of natural gas.

Advising an investor seeking to enforce LCIA arbitration awards in India.

Representing the lead partner of an international consortium of contractors in an ICC arbitration arising from the termination of a FIDIC Silver Book contract relating to a major rail project in Southern Europe.

Advising an Asian power company in an ICC arbitration under New York law arising out of price reviews of long-term LNG sale and purchase agreements.

Acting for a leading European bank before the English High Court in relation to recognition of restructuring proceedings.

Advising a major Middle Eastern gas supplier in relation to long-term gas supply agreements and, in particular, their price review clauses.

Speaking Engagements

"Investment Arbitration—Recent Developments in Asia", ICC YAF, Tokyo, January 2018.

"The Indian Legal Profession in the Age of Globalization", Harvard Law School Center on the Legal Profession, Mumbai, December 2017.

"Amendments to Indian Arbitration Act: An International Perspective", ICC India Conference, Kolkata, December 2017.

"International Arbitration in South Asia", 29th ITA Workshop and Annual Meeting, Dallas, June 2017.

"Practicing International Litigation and Arbitration", Mentor-in-Residence Program, Yale Law School, April 2016.

"The Young Professional in International Arbitration", Columbia Law School, April 2016.

"Effectiveness of International Arbitration", Jeddah Economic Forum, March 2016.

"Nuts and Bolts of International Arbitration Practice", Yale Law School, November 2015.

"Selection of Arbitrators", Panel on International Arbitration, Indian General Counsels’ Retreat, August 2014.

"The Rise of International Investment Arbitration", Centre for International Trade and Economic Laws, Jindal Global Law School, October 2013.

"A Passage to India: Globalization of the Indian Legal Profession and the 'Foreign Entry' Debate", Harvard Law School, February 2013.

“Globalization of the Profession and Regulation of Law Practice", International Conference on Law and Society, Honolulu, June 2012.

Publications

  • Current Trends in International Investment Arbitration, The Journal of the American Bar Association's Section of Litigation, Spring 2015
  • Risky Business: Protecting Indian Investments Abroad, The Economic Times, 14 January 2013
  • A Comment on U&M Mining Zambia v. Konkola Copper Mines Plc, XVI(3) International Arbitration Law Review, 2013
  • From Bhatia to Balco: Where do we go from here?, VII(6) Global Arbitration Review, 2012
  • Justice Delivery in India: A Snapshot of Problems and Reforms, 125 Economic Developments in India, 2009