Ram Mashru is an associate in the London office of Latham & Watkins, and a member of the firm’s Litigation & Trial Department.

Mr. Mashru has represented clients in both commercial and investment treaty arbitrations and has experience of proceedings conducted under all major arbitral rules including ICSID, ICC, UNCITRAL, LCIA, and DIFC-LCIA.

Mr. Mashru advises clients in a range of industries and sectors and has also acted on behalf of States and State-owned entities.

Mr. Mashru’s diverse range of cases have involved disputes across Europe, the Middle East, South Asia, and Southeast Asia.

He has also represented clients in litigation proceedings in the UK and DIFC courts, at both the trial and appellate levels.

Alongside his practice, Mr. Mashru has worked on a number of pro bono matters including advising at legal clinics and producing substantive research on public international law and international human rights issues.

Before joining Latham, Mr. Mashru practiced at a specialist disputes firm in London. Prior to this, he trained at a Magic Circle firm in London, where he completed a secondment to the firm’s dispute resolution group in Dubai.

Mr. Mashru’s commercial arbitration and litigation experience includes advising:

  • A European bank in an application for an anti-suit injunction to restrain Russian litigation proceedings in a dispute related to EU sanctions
  • A European technology company in an LCIA arbitration involving a dispute under a shareholder's agreement, and related loan agreements, involving prohibitions on payments under EU sanctions
  • A Middle Eastern company in an ICC arbitration involving a dispute under a joint venture agreement in the healthcare sector
  • An Asian conglomerate in an ICC arbitration involving a dispute under a share purchase agreement arising out of competition issues
  • A pharmaceutical company in ad hoc arbitration proceedings under development and licensing agreements

Mr. Mashru’s investment treaty experience includes representing:

  • A Latin American state in an ICSID arbitration brought by a mining company 
  • A European state in an ICSID arbitration brought by a construction company*
  • A banking and financial services investor in an ICSID arbitration against a European state*
  • An American investor in UNCITRAL proceedings against an Asian state*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • England and Wales (Solicitor)


  • Legal Practice Course (Accelerated), BPP Law School, 2017
  • MSc, Area Studies, Linacre College, University of Oxford, 2013
  • MA, Law, Queens' College, University of Cambridge, 2011