Isuru Devendra is an associate in the London office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm’s International Arbitration and Public International Law Practices.
Mr. Devendra acts for clients in investor-State and international commercial arbitrations and advises on public international law matters. His international arbitration experience includes representing States, State-owned entities, and companies in a range of industry sectors, including mining, energy, industrial, manufacturing, technology, and media, in disputes arising under investment treaties, free-trade agreements, national investment laws, and joint-venture agreements, and proceedings conducted under major arbitral rules including, ICSID, UNCITRAL, ICC, LCIA, and SIAC arbitration rules.
Mr. Devendra’s public international law experience includes advising States, State organs, international organisations, NGOs, and private entities on matters involving privileges and immunities of States, State officials and international organisations, maritime boundary changes and disputes, the right of self-determination, secession of entities, statehood, recognition of governments, international human rights law, international labour law, international criminal law, and the design of bespoke international dispute resolution regimes.
He is the deputy secretary of the Asia-Pacific Forum for International Arbitration and the author/co-author of a number of articles and book chapters on international arbitration and international law.