Poorvi Satija

Associate, Paris

Biography

Overview

Poorvi Satija is an Associate in the International Arbitration Group in Paris and is qualified to practice in India. Her practice includes international commercial and investment arbitration cases.

Poorvi has been actively involved in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot competition as an arbitrator and coach for a number of years. She is also a trained mediator and negotiator and has been coaching teams for the IBA-VIAC CDRC Vienna Mediation and Negotiation Competition since 2017.

Poorvi graduated from NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad in 2013 with several laurels, including the most outstanding student of her class and the Vice Chancellor's Medal for outstanding leadership skills.

She is actively involved in a number of the Firm's pro bono projects, including for Interburns and the Centre for Reproductive Rights.

Prior to joining White & Case, Poorvi was an associate with one of India's leading law firms, during which time she was involved in high profile transactions, disputes, as well as government advisory work.

Bars and Courts
Bar Council of India
Education
LLM
Harvard Law School
Certificate
International Academy for Arbitration Law
BA LLB
Nalsar University of Law
Singapore Management University

Singapore (study abroad)

Languages
English
Hindi

Experience

Representing an investor in an Investor-State dispute against an Eastern European State;

Representing a South-Asian PE fund in a JV dispute regarding the valuation of their shares in an Indian company;

Representing a Spanish-Mexican consortium in a construction dispute against a Latin American State entity;

Represented a hydro-electric power company in an ad-hoc international arbitration;*

Represented a major wind-power company in a complex dispute with cross-border implications, including civil suits before Indian courts and an ICC arbitration;* and

Represented a port infrastructure company in an LCIA arbitration.*

*Matters prior to joining White & Case

Awards and Recognition

Winner, 1st KLRCA YPG Essay Competition, 2017

Hogan Lovells scholarship, International Academy for Arbitration Law, July 2016 

Temasek Foundation's Leadership Enrichment and Regional Networking (LEaRN) scholarship, 2012 

Sir Ratan Tata Trust Scholarship, 2009