Subhiksh is an Associate in White & Case's Dispute Resolution Group based in London. He is qualified to practice law in India (Advocate) and England and Wales (Solicitor). Subhiksh also holds a bachelor's degree in Electronics & Communication engineering. His experience includes acting for sovereign and corporate clients in both international investment and commercial arbitrations under the ICSID, ICC, and the UNCITRAL Rules.
Prior to joining White & Case, Subhiksh successfully managed his independent litigation practice in India for six years, where he acted as counsel to individuals and corporations in matters relating to constitutional law, civil and criminal laws, property laws, and corporate laws. In many of these cases decisions were reported in leading Indian law journals, including Delhi Law Times (DLT), Criminal Law Journal (Cri LJ), Delhi Reported Journal (DRJ), Company Cases (Comp Cas), Madras Law Journal (MLJ) and Indian Law Reports-Delhi (ILR-Del). After completing his LL.M., Subhiksh acquired experience within the international arbitration practice groups of leading law firms in Geneva and Paris, including the Firm's Paris office.
Subhiksh has been associated with the FDI International Investment Moot for over 10 years and is currently a member of the Moot's Practitioners' Review Board. Subhiksh has also participated in the 51st Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, where his university team qualified for the first time in its history to the World Rounds in Washington D.C.. Subhiksh also serves as a member of the Peer Review Board for The Indian Arbitration Law Review.
Advising the Republic of India in enforcement proceedings across different jurisdictions arising out of BIT awards brought by a group of Mauritian and German investors
Acting for a European oil & gas company in an ICC arbitration (seated in New York) arising out of an EPC contract relating to an LNG project based in West Africa
Acted for a European subcontractor in a construction arbitration arising out of a FIDIC Yellow Book subcontract for manufacturing of boiler pressure parts
Acted for an investors in a dispute relating to the construction and operation of a renewable energy power plant in South-East Asia
Successfully acted for Romania in Micula v. Romania (II) (ICSID Case No. ARB/14/29, Award dated 5 March 2020)
Managed private litigation practice in Delhi, India, as a trial and appellate lawyer, handling several cases relating to construction arbitration, civil and criminal litigation, constitutional law, and company law
Appointed by the Delhi High Court to chair the meeting of creditors of companies on various occasions and as a court commissioner in various civil trials to record evidence of witnesses and to conduct site inspections on behalf of the court
The 2020 Amendment to the Indian Arbitration Act: Learning from the Past Lessons?, Kluwer Arbitration Blog (10 December 2020)
The Curious Case of MFN Clauses and Dispute Settlement Provisions in Investment Arbitration, Investment and Commercial Arbitration Review (23 September 2020)
Wiki Note - Standard of proof, Jus Mundi (15 May 2020)
The 2019 Amendment to the Indian Arbitration Act: A classic case of one step forward two steps backward?, Kluwer Arbitration Blog (25 August 2019)
Damages for Non-Material Harm in Investment Treaty Arbitration, (2019) 37:1 ASA Bulletin 97
Has India truly delivered on its obligations under Articles I and V of the New York Convention over the last 60 years?, Kluwer Arbitration Blog (29 November 2018)
CIArb YMG Essay Writing Competition 2020
- 3rd ranked submission
3rd FDI International Arbitration Moot Court Competition
- 2nd ranked team overall
- 3rd ranked respondent memorial
- 4th ranked team (semi-finalist) in the global rounds