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Dharshini Prasad

Associate

Prasad, Dharshini

Dharshini Prasad is an associate in the Litigation/Controversy Department, and is a member of the International Arbitration Practice Group. Ms. Prasad has advised States, State entities and private sector firms on commercial, investment and international law issues in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Latin America. Ms. Prasad has also represented clients in institutional and ad hoc arbitrations (under the ICC, SIAC and UNCITRAL arbitration rules) sited in various jurisdictions and across a range of industries, including oil and gas, mining, manufacturing and technology licensing.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Prasad worked in a leading law firm in Singapore where her practice focused on international arbitration and litigation. Ms. Prasad has also worked in the United Nations International Law Commission in Geneva on issues of international law, including the immunity of State officials and the scope and application of most-favoured nation clauses.

Professional Activities

Ms. Prasad is a member of Chatham House (Royal Institute of International Affairs), the LCIA Young International Arbitration Group, Young Singapore International Arbitration Centre, the ICC Young Arbitrators Forum and Arbitral Women.

Publications & News

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August 7, 2017

Singapore – Trends and Developments

A chapter by Gary Born, Jonathan Lim and Dharshini Prasad, included in the 2017 edition of the Chambers International Arbitration Legal Practice Guide.

July 10, 2017

Bilateral Arbitration Treaties at the 50th Anniversary of UNCITRAL

At the 50th anniversary of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law Congress, Gary Born, chair of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP's International Arbitration Group, discussed his proposal for a new form of international arbitration through BATs.

April 19, 2017

SIAC Investment Arbitration Rules (2017)—An Overview

Jonathan Lim and Dharshini Prasad discuss the specific aspects of the SIAC IA Rules and their significance. This article was first published on Lexis®PSL Arbitration on 19 April 2017.

January 25, 2017

New SIAC Investment Arbitration Rules

The Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) recently published a new set of Investment Arbitration Rules (the Rules or the SIAC IA Rules), which entered into force on 1 January 2017. The Rules—the first of their kind by a private arbitral institution—are a specialized set of arbitration rules catered to investment disputes involving States, State-controlled entities or intergovernmental organizations, whether arising out of a contract, treaty or statute.

November 11, 2016

Sanum v. Laos (Part II): The Singapore Court of Appeal Affirms Tribunal's Jurisdiction Under the PRC-Laos BIT

In part two of this two-part Kluwer Arbitration Blog post, Gary Born, Jonathan Lim and Dharshini Prasad provide comments on the judgment and its significance, including its impact on future Singapore court proceedings involving investment arbitration awards and future disputes involving PRC treaties.

November 10, 2016

Sanum v. Laos (Part I): The Singapore Court of Appeal Affirms Tribunal's Jurisdiction Under the PRC-Laos BIT

In part one of this two-part Kluwer Arbitration Blog post, Gary Born, Jonathan Lim and Dharshini Prasad summarize the Sanum Investments Ltd. v Government of the Lao People's Democratic Republic dispute and the court's holding.

July 29, 2016

International Arbitration Client Alert: 2016 SIAC Rules

On 1 August 2016, the sixth edition of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre's (“SIAC”) rules will enter into force (“2016 SIAC Rules”), applying to arbitrations commenced on or after that date. They replace the 2013 SIAC Rules.

February 18, 2016

Draft SIAC Investment Arbitration Rules 2016—an overview

Jonathan Lim and Dharshini Prasad of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr discuss the Draft SIAC IA Rules and their significance. This article was first published on Lexis®PSL Arbitration on 18 February 2016.

January 14, 2016

Indian Parliament Enacts Revisions to the 1996 Arbitration Act

On 11 December 2015, we provided a summary of revisions to the 1996 Indian Arbitration and Conciliation Act  made by the President of India through the 2015 Arbitration and Conciliation Ordinance that came into effect on 23 October 2015 pending final approval by the Indian parliament.

December 11, 2015

India Revises the 1996 Arbitration Act

On 23 October 2015, the President of India enacted an Ordinance that significantly revises the 1996 Indian Arbitration and Conciliation Act. The goal of the Ordinance is to improve the efficiency and reliability of arbitration as a private dispute-resolution mechanism in India.

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Education

LLM, International Legal Studies, New York University School of Law, 2015

LLB, with Honors, National University of Singapore, 2012

Bar Admissions

New York

Singapore

Languages

Hindi

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