Neeraj Rajan Sabitha

Associate, Dubai



Neeraj is an Associate in the International Trade Practice Group of the Firm's Dubai office. His practice focuses on trade matters, involving in particular the law of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Neeraj advises States and corporate clients on matters involving dispute settlement proceedings at the WTO, trade remedies investigations, and formulation and review of WTO-consistency of trade policies.

Prior to joining White & Case, Neeraj worked at the WTO's Legal Affairs Division for over two years where he was involved in advising WTO panelists on dispute-specific matters. Neeraj was also associated with the Centre for WTO Studies, New Delhi for more than two years where his work involved advising on issues such as e-commerce, fisheries subsidies, and negotiations of free trade agreements.

Bars and Courts
Bar Council of India
Columbia Law School
Gujarat National Law University


Speaking Engagements

June 28, Florence (Italy): Neeraj R. Sabitha (Geneva) spoke at the workshop on "WTO dispute adjudications at crossroads: Lessons learned and future perspectives" hosted and organized by the European University Institute (EUI) on "Comparing adjudication in FTAs with the WTO (Canada – Dairy TRQ under USMCA; EU – Korea on labor standards)"


Trading Pharma Goods: The WTO Framework, 74 Vand. L. Rev. En Banc 145 (2021) (co-author with Petros Mavroidis);

Standard of Review: Dispute Settlement of the World Trade Organization, in MAX PLANCK ENCYCLOPEDIA OF INTERNATIONAL PROCEDURAL LAW (Hélène Ruiz Fabri ed.) (Oxford University Press, 2020) (co-author with Reto Malacrida);

A Defining Act: How TPP Rules Are Undermining WTO Jurisprudence, 53 Journal of World Trade 169-185, Kluwer Law International (2019);

Trade Rules for the Digital Economy: Charting New Waters at the WTO, 18 World Trade Review 121-141, Cambridge University Press (2019);

Government Procurement Provisions in the GPA: Ceding Policy Space for Uncertain Gains, in TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT: A FRAMEWORK FOR FUTURE TRADE RULES? (Abhijit Das and Shailja Singh eds.) (Sage Publishing, 2017) (co-author with Monika Singh);

Trade Rules on Source Code - Deepening Digital Inequities by Locking up the Software Fortress, Working Paper No.37, Centre for WTO Studies, IIFT New Delhi, 2016;

A Possible WTO Agreement on Investment: Identifying the Issues and Implications for India, Working Paper No. 30, Centre for WTO Studies, IIFT New Delhi, 2016.