Nishant has both worked at and worked closely with Indian law firms on international arbitration and commercial litigation matters. His background and experience has enabled him to develop a global understanding of dispute resolution, with a particular focus on India-related cases. He also has experience in disputes involving Middle Eastern corporates and government entities.

Nishant’s experience covers arbitration proceedings under the major institutional rules as well as arbitration-related litigation. He has advised clients on large and complex litigation matters before the English Courts, in particular the Commercial Court and the Chancery Court.

Nishant regularly mentors aspiring solicitors including law students and young practitioners in both the UK and India.



Before joining Stewarts, Nishant worked at Slaughter and May on commercial litigation, international arbitration and investigation matters. He trained at Norton Rose Fulbright. Nishant is originally from New Delhi, India and moved to the UK to study Law and Business at the University of Warwick.


Accreditations and Memberships

Nishant is active in the London disputes community, with a growing reputation amongst young practitioners. He is a member of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG), the ICC Young Arbitration and ADR Forum (YAAF), and the London Solicitors Litigation Association (LSLA).


Nishant’s arbitration experience includes advising:

  • A luxury car manufacturer in an LCIA-administered, UNCITRAL arbitration in relation to a contractual dispute involving distribution arrangements in the Middle East and North Africa.
  • An Indian aviation and hospitality conglomerate in relation to multiple LCIA arbitrations against a British travel company.
  • A French maritime company on a challenge to a bilateral investment treaty (BIT) award in the English courts.

Nishant’s litigation experience includes advising:

  • A luxury car manufacturer on an English High Court litigation against a Middle Eastern entity, which involved issues of contract law and allegations of bad faith.
  • An Indian bank on a potential dispute arising out of its lending agreements with an English company before the English Courts.
  • A global energy company in a climate change litigation brought by the shareholders of the company, which is one of the leading cases of derivative actions in the climate change context brought before the English Courts.
  • A global bank on a cartel damages claim in the English High Court and the Competition Appeal Tribunal in relation to the FX manipulation scandal.

Nishant also has experience in investigation matters which includes:

  • An internal investigation for a Scandinavian energy company in relation to allegations of conflicts of interest and employment law breaches.
  • A regulatory investigation by the Serious Fraud Office into allegations of bribery and corruption against a global mining company in a number of African jurisdictions.
  • An internal investigation for a global aerospace and defence company following whistleblowing allegations of suspected cartel conduct.


Nishant enjoys racquet sports, particularly tennis and badminton.  He also has a keen interest in architecture and design, and in another life would have been an architect (if not a lawyer).