Emiko Singh

Partner, London



Pavini Emiko Singh is a dual qualified partner in White & Case's Dispute Resolution group based in London, whose practice focuses on international arbitration.

Emiko has a broad range of experience representing states, companies, and individuals on high value cross-border arbitrations under the LCIA, ICC and UNCITRAL Rules. She has represented clients in the energy, construction, financial services and regulatory sectors on matters ranging from shareholders' and financial services disputes to investor-State disputes.

Emiko also has substantial experience with advising and representing corporate and financial services clients before the English courts, particularly in relation to the challenge and enforcement of arbitral awards arising out of investor-state and commercial disputes.

Emiko regularly advises corporate and sovereign clients on India and South Asia related disputes.

Emiko is a member of the firm's Business & Human Rights Interest Group and advises clients on compliance with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, supply chain due diligence, the Modern Slavery Act, along with business and human rights training and ESG and sustainability matters.

Bars and Courts
Solicitor of England and Wales
New York
LL.M. in International Legal Studies
New York University School of Law
BA, LLB (Hons)
NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, India


Acting for a State in its successful defence of a claim under the 1976 UNCITRAL Rules. The claim was brought pursuant to a bilateral investment treaty and relates to allegations of expropriation, mistreatment and denial of justice.

Acting for an energy company in its successful claim under the LCIA Rules for breach of contract.

Acting for a State in its defence of multi-jurisdictional enforcement proceedings across the UK and Asia pursuant to multiple investor-state arbitral awards under the UNCITRAL Rules.

Acting for a major construction company in a high value dispute under the ICC Rules relating to a power project in Asia.

Acted for an energy company in its successful defence of a challenge before the English courts to an arbitral award under the LCIA Rules.

Acting for a major oil & gas company in relation to a high value multi-jurisdictional commercial dispute before the English courts.

Acting for the main contractor in an ICC arbitration concerning one of the largest infrastructure projects in the world located in Central America.

Acted for a high net worth individual in a multi-jurisdictional shareholder trust dispute under the ICC Rules.

Acted for a major oil & gas company in relation to a high value shareholder dispute under the LCIA Rules.

Acted for a UK based private equity firm in a multi-jurisdictional dispute against a prominent South Asian goods manufacturer involving arbitration proceedings under the LCIA Rules and multi-jurisdictional litigation proceedings across Europe and South Asia.*

Acted for the claimant in a shareholders' dispute involving a prominent Russian joint venture project in a high value LCIA arbitration and related proceedings before the English high court.*

Advised a global construction company on the enforcement of an arbitral award against a sovereign entity.

Advised major aircraft manufacturers in relation to multi-jurisdictional high value licensing disputes.

Acted for Tate & Lyle Sugars Ltd in a successful commercial court litigation against Tate & Lyle Industries Ltd in relation to various contractual claims resulting from the acquisition of the latter's European sugars business.*

Acted for a prominent manufacturing company in a supplier dispute brought under the ICC Rules.*

Advising a major oil & gas company in relation to a shareholder dispute under the ICC Rules.

*Matters worked on prior to joining White & Case