Shanelle Irani is a senior associate in the Litigation/Controversy Department, and is a member of the International Arbitration Practice Group. Ms. Irani has a particular focus on India-related disputes. She is a member of the Young IAMC Steering Committee of the International Arbitration & Mediation Centre (IAMC), Hyderabad.


  • Representing a European pharmaceutical company in an ICC arbitration against a Japanese pharmaceutical company relating to the payment of royalties under a license agreement after the relevant patents expired. Seated in London, subject to US, EU and Japanese law.
  • Representing a Latin American mining conglomerate in a series of ICC arbitrations against a Middle Eastern steel company relating to long-term iron ore supply contracts. Seated in London.
  • Representing an investor in an UNCITRAL arbitration against Montenegro relating to the violation of the fair and equitable treatment standard and indirect expropriation of investments.
  • Representing the former promoters of a leading Indian adhesive tape manufacturing company in a SIAC arbitration against Canadian and Mauritian entities relating to two share purchase agreements.

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  • Education

    • Master of Laws, International Business and Economic Law, Georgetown University Law Center, 2016

      Dean’s List with Distinction Certificate in International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution
    • BLS LLB, Government Law College, 2012

  • Admissions

    • New York

    • India

  • Languages

    • Gujarati

    • Hindi

    • Marathi