Nitin is the Head of the Firm’s International Arbitration Practice and Tax, Sales and Service Tax (SST), and Customs Practice. Nitin’s main area of practice is in international arbitration, focusing on oil & gas, energy, construction and engineering, and infrastructure projects. He also specialises in income tax and customs litigation and disputes.
Nitin has more than 30 years’ experience representing major governmental organisations, multinational corporations, national and international contractors, sub-contractors, and high-profile individuals in arbitration, litigation, and income tax and customs disputes.
Nitin has acted as counsel or sat as arbitrator in disputes arising from projects in or arbitrations seated in Malaysia, Singapore, Korea, London, Switzerland, Vietnam, United Arab Emirates, Sudan, Paris and Algeria under ad hoc and institutional rules such as AIAC, ICC, SIAC, and LCIA rules. With over two decades of experience in taxation, Nitin has also acted as counsel in benchmark income tax disputes on major points of tax law.
He has been consistently ranked by Chambers & Partners as a leading lawyer (Band 1 from 2013-2020) who is very polished and sought-after, and by Asia Pacific Legal 500 as a leading dispute resolution, and real estate and construction lawyer who is very highly regarded for construction disputes. Most recently, Nitin has been recognized as an Elite Practitioner by Asialaw 2020.