Mr Ashish Chandra is a partner designate in the international trade and WTO practice group of the firm. Chambers-Asia Pacific 2018 recommends him for international trade and WTO, noting that Mr Chandra attracts praise for being ‘exceptional in his knowledge of the subject matter, and in his presentation and advocacy before the DGAD’. In addition to the above, Mr Ashish Chandra has also been recognised by The Legal 500 2018 in the category of ‘Next Generation Lawyers’ in the arena of WTO and international trade.

Mr Chandra has extensive experience in WTO dispute settlement proceedings, wherein recently he represented the Government of India in its first compliance proceedings under Article 21.5 of the DSU, as well as India’s first arbitration proceedings under Article 22.6 of the DSU. He has also extensively advised various government departments as well as private organisations on various policy issues in relation to the WTO’s covered agreements. Mr Chandra also regularly represents clients in antidumping duty, countervailing duty and safeguard duty investigations before the Directorate General of Trade Remedies as well as before the appellate forums such as the Supreme Court of India, the High Courts and the Customs Excise and Service Tax Tribunal. He has also advised the Government of India on countervailing duty investigations initiated by other countries. 

Ashish has taught courses on Indian trade laws at the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Noida. He is also a frequent writer, and has co-authored a chapter on the Sanitary and Phytosanitary Agreement in WTO Dispute Settlement at Twenty, a book published by Springer. He also sits on panels of moot court competitions on international trade, and is also invited to speak on trade law issues.