Theresa Puthumana

Associate, London



Theresa is an associate based in White & Case's London office and is qualified to practice in England and Wales and India. She has a broad practice in complex cross-border commercial litigation and international arbitration. Her experience includes representing companies and individuals on construction disputes and other cross-border arbitrations under the LCIA and ICC Rules.

Before joining the Dispute Resolution group, Theresa also gained experience in bank finance and structured finance transactions. She has also completed a secondment to the Firm's Dubai office where she gained experience in corporate/M&A transactions.

She is actively involved in a number of the Firm's pro bono projects, including the Royal Courts of Justice Advice Bureau, and Lumos (an international NGO founded by author J.K. Rowling, which promotes an end to the institutionalization of children worldwide).

Bars and Courts
England and Wales
New Dehli, India
Legal Practice Course
BPP Law School
Graduate Diploma in Law
University of Law
Bachelor of Laws
O.P. Jindal Global University
Bachelor of Commerce
Mahatma Gandhi University


Representing the lead partner of an international consortium of contractors in an ICC arbitration arising from the termination of a FIDIC Silver Book contract relating to the design, construction and commissioning of a commuter railway in Southern Europe.

Representing the owner in an ICC arbitration relating to claims arising under a design-build contract relating to an international airport in the Middle East.

Represented a State-owned entity against a main contractor in an ICC arbitration related to the expansion of gas-fired co-generation plants in the Middle East (ICC, Paris seat).