Sudhanshu Roy

International Associate - Washington, D.C.

Sudhanshu Roy
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Sudhanshu Roy is an international associate with the International Litigation and Arbitration practice in Washington, D.C. His practice focuses on investor-state arbitrations, especially in cases involving the representation of sovereign clients before arbitration panels administered under the ICSID and UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules.

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Education:

  • New York University School of Law, LL.M. in International Legal Studies, 2016
  • Indian Academy of International Law and Diplomacy, New Delhi, Diploma in International Law and Diplomacy, 2014
  • Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur, India, 2008

Languages:

English, Hindi, Bengali

Representative Experience

Investor-State Arbitration

  • Talal Al Awamleh and others v. State of Qatar. Represented Qatar in an ICSID arbitration under the Qatar – Jordan bilateral investment treaty arising from contracts relating to a cable television franchise. The case was settled and discontinued pursuant to ICSID Arbitration Rule 43. 
  • Louis Dreyfus Armateurs SAS v. Republic of India.  Counsel to India in a UNCITRAL Arbitration under the India – France bilateral investment treaty arising from a contract concerning the supply and operation of cargo handling equipment in the Indian State of West Bengal. In the final award, the Tribunal not only dismissed all claims, but also awarded India $7.2 million in costs.
  • Nissan Motors Ltd. v. Republic of India. Counsel to India in a UNCITRAL Arbitration under the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement between India and Japan arising from alleged non-payment of tax refunds relating to the activities of an integrated automobile project in the Indian State of Tamil Nadu.
  • Thomas Gosling and others v. Republic of Mauritius. Representing Mauritius in an ICSID arbitration under the Mauritius – UK bilateral investment treaty arising from alleged investments in real estate projects in Mauritius.
  • Representing Mauritius in an ad hoc arbitration pursuant to UNCITRAL rules brought by two Indian companies relating to the termination of a land development agreement and administered by the PCA (Confidential).
  • City-State N.V and others v. Ukraine. Representing Ukraine in an ICSID arbitration under the Ukraine – Netherlands bilateral investment treaty arising from measures in the Ukrainian banking and financial sector. The claimants were awarded less than a third of the original amount claimed.
  • Niko Resources v. Bapex and Petrobangla. ICSID Case Nos. ARB/10/11 and ARB/10/18, on behalf of Bangladesh and two State entities concerning the causes and impacts of two gas blowouts. 
  • Tenoch Holdings Ltd. et al. (ByCell Dispute) v. Republic of India. Worked for the Government of India on a UNCITRAL Arbitration under the India-Russia and India-Cyprus Bilateral Investment Treaties arising from the cancellation of a Foreign Direct Investment approval granted to a telecom company.
  • Vodafone International Holdings BV v. Republic of India. Worked for the Government of India on an UNCITRAL Arbitration under the Bilateral Investment Treaty between India and United Kingdom involving the application of India’s Income Tax Act.
  • Cairn Energy Holding, U.K. v. Republic of India. Worked for the Government of India on an UNCITRAL Arbitration under the Bilateral Investment Treaty between India and United Kingdom involving the application of India’s Income Tax Act.

International Commercial Arbitration

  • Represents a State-owned entity in an ICC arbitration against an investor regarding a contract concerning a solar power project. 
  • Represents a State-owned entity in an international arbitration case against an energy company before ICSID arising from a contract concerning an electric power generation project. 

International Human Rights

  • Represented third party in a case involving crimes against humanity, torture, cruel treatment, and extrajudicial killings brief before the Extraordinary Chambers in the Court of Cambodia.
  • Advising Amnesty International USA on litigation and advocacy matters before U.S. Courts.

Pro Bono

  • Advising Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) on certain aspects of maritime activities in the Mediterranean Sea. 
  • Representing asylum seekers in immigration court.

Advisory Work on Bilateral Investment Treaties

  • Advised Republic of India on the reform its 2016 Model BIT.
  • Member of Indian negotiating team for BITs and investment chapter of FTAs with UAE, USA, Canada, Russia and RCEP.
  • Advised a Central Asian State on its Model BIT and Model Investment Agreement reform.

 

Professional Experience

  • Legal Advisor, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India, 2013-2015
  • Associate, Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co., New Delhi, 2009-2013

Honors

  • Inlaks Scholarship, 2015-16
  • Arthur T. Vanderbilt Scholarship, New York University School of Law, 2015-16
  • J.N. Tata Endowment Scholarship, 2015-16
  • V. K. Krishna Menon Memorial Gold Medal, Indian Academy of International Law and Diplomacy, September 2014
  • Honors Award for Outstanding Achievement, Xiamen Academy of International Law, July 2014

Involvement

  • The South Asian Bar Association of Washington D.C. 
  • Associate Member, Indian Society of International Law
  • Young International Council for Commercial Arbitration
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Bar Admissions

  • Admitted only in New York and Delhi, India; not engaged in the practice of law in the District of Columbia.