Swati Tripathi

Partner, London


‘Swati Tripathi is a force to be reckoned with – bright, client-aware and strong on the law, she is everything a client hopes for in a lawyer.’
Legal 500 UK 2023


Swati Tripathi is a partner in White & Case's Dispute Resolution Group based in London. She advises clients on cross-border disputes before the English Courts and in international arbitrations (including arbitrations conducted under the LCIA, ICC and SIAC Rules).

Swati has a broad commercial practice and regularly acts for large corporate clients, sovereigns, private equity funds and financial institutions. She has considerable experience in advising international clients on contractual and shareholder/joint venture disputes, insolvency issues, freezing orders and other injunctions, jurisdictional matters, enforcement actions and conflict of laws issues. Swati advises clients in the financial services, aviation, hospitality and public sector.

Swati has acted for clients in major litigations at all levels including the Court of Appeal as well as the UK Supreme Court. She has also represented clients in high-stakes mediations. Swati is adept at working with local counsel to strategically manage large disputes as many of her cases involve ongoing proceedings in multiple jurisdictions/ forums. Swati also regularly provides counsel on strategies for the avoidance and settlement of disputes.

Swati joined White & Case from another leading global law firm in June 2016.

Swati was recognised as one of the best up and coming female lawyers under the age of 40 by Law.com (Legal Week) in its 2022 Female Rising Stars list.

Bars and Courts
Solicitor, England and Wales
BA, LLB (Hons)
Nalsar University of Law


Swati's experience, including prior to joining White & Case, includes

Acting for Greensill Bank AG and Dr. Michael C. Frege, in his capacity as Insolvency Administrator of Greensill Bank AG, in English Court proceedings in respect of a contractual dispute involving the transfer of notes relevant to insurance-related litigation in Australia.

Acting for a syndicate of Chinese lenders in a claim brought in the English Commercial Court enforcing security against an Indian promoter in relation to a US$925 million facility.

Acting for a European state-owned oil and gas company in an LCIA arbitration concerning a shareholder dispute under a joint venture agreement.

Acting for an African state in ICC and Swiss Chambers arbitrations involving claims for US$2 billion in a matter arising from an international fraud, bribery, and corruption scandal.

Acting for an Indian real estate developer in a SIAC arbitration concerning a hospitality project in Mumbai, India.

Acting for an asset finance company in relation to a contractual dispute with Onur Air, successfully obtaining summary judgment from the English Commercial Court.

Acting for three European export credit agencies in a dispute against a Southeast Asian Airline before the English Court in the context of a foreign restructuring.

Advising Carlyle Aviation Partners on various disputes concerning breach of Aircraft leases and Aircraft repossessions.

Advising liquidators of a German airline in connection with professional negligence claims against its auditor

Acting for a private equity fund in an expert determination dispute concerning earn out provisions in connection with the purchase of a business airport.

Acting for an African sovereign country defending enforcement proceedings in the English High Court.

Acting for a private equity fund and its portfolio company in defending an unfair prejudice petition in the English High Court.

Acting for a UK Hedge Fund partnership and its founder partner defending it against an unfair prejudice petition brought by an outgoing partner.

Advising an international corporate group on warranty claims under a share purchase agreement.

Acting for a major rating agency in a complex derivative product litigation in which investors were seeking damages for alleged negligence in relation to credit ratings.*

Acting for a European High Net Worth individual opposing a freezing injunction and charging order before the English High Court relating to an oil and gas asset in a CIS country.

Acting for three senior bankers of one of Türkiye's largest banks in a contractual dispute against the National Bank of Greece, obtaining judgement in favour of the bankers. The case was tried within the English Court's Shorter Trials Scheme.

Acting for a major international corporate in a dispute with its Indian joint venture partner, successfully obtaining anti-suit relief in aid of an LCIA Arbitration.