Shreya Ramesh is an associate in the London office of Latham and a member of the firm’s International Arbitration and Public International Law Practices.

Ms. Ramesh represents clients in investor-State, international commercial arbitration, complex commercial litigation and advises on a range of matters, including public international law issues such as international human rights and humanitarian law, business and human rights, State immunity, and international labor law, among other issues.

Ms. Ramesh acts for States, State-owned entities, individuals, and companies in international arbitration proceedings administered by a range of institutions, such as the ICSID, ICC, LCIA, PCA, and SIAC, and spanning a number of sectors, including the energy, mining, construction, pharmaceutical, telecommunications, semiconductor and manufacturing industries. Ms. Ramesh’s work has included disputes across Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas.

Prior to joining Latham, Ms. Ramesh has worked in the international arbitration and litigation practices of leading law firms in Paris and Mumbai. Ms. Ramesh is also a trained mediator. She has co-authored a number of articles and book chapters on international arbitration and international law.

Ms. Ramesh has served as the London office leader of Latham initiatives committed to promoting diversity and inclusion at the firm.

Thought Leadership

  • Co-author, “Perenco Ecuador v Republic of Ecuador Lessons from Perenco: Tribunal-Appointed Experts and Avoiding Double Recovery,” ICSID Review – Foreign Investment Law Journal (July 2021)
  • Contributor, World Bank Group Women, Business and the Law 2021 (February 2021)
  • Contributor, World Bank Group Women, Business and the Law 2020 (February 2020)
  • Co-author, “Professional Perspective: A Primer on International Arbitration Costs” Bloomberg Law (September 2019)
  • Contributor, Gender Pay Gap Reporting: A Comparative Analysis (December 2018)

Ms. Ramesh’s representative experience includes advising and representing:

Investment Arbitration and Public International Law

  • The Republic of Croatia in various ICSID arbitration proceedings related to a proposed real estate development
  • A Latin American State in ICSID arbitration proceedings brought by a precious metals and mining company
  • An African State against an investor in an ICSID arbitration claim brought under a bilateral investment treaty, relating to regulatory changes in the real estate sector*
  • A State on the adoption of countermeasures under international law
  • A State on matters related to privileges and immunities of State officials
  • Central banks of States on matters relating to State immunity
  • A UK property development group in an ICSID arbitration against an African State under a bilateral investment treaty; Ms. Ramesh appeared as an advocate in the matter
  • A UK investor against a Middle Eastern State in ICSID arbitration related to the expropriation of a major business group
  • An investor against a Latin American State in disputes under the ICSID regime, concerning the expropriation of its investment by the State

Commercial Arbitration and Litigation

  • A private equity fund in a SIAC arbitration concerning an investment in the telecommunications sector in South-East Asia
  • A German company in commercial arbitration proceedings in the pharmaceutical sector*
  • A Latin American oil and gas company in an ICC arbitration related to offshore exploration rights
  • An Italian oil and gas company in commercial arbitration proceedings administered by the LCIA
  • A multi-national company in the energy sector in ad hoc ICC commercial arbitration proceedings*
  • An Asian State entity in disputes with a contractor arising out of an oil and gas concession awarded by the State entity
  • A Dutch entity in LCIA arbitration proceedings arising from shareholder disputes
  • A group of companies in a follow-on damages claim brought before the English courts pursuant to the European Commission’s infringement decision regarding the existence of a cartel

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • England and Wales (Solicitor)
  • England and Wales (Solicitor-Advocate)
  • India (Advocate)
  • New York


  • Master of Laws (LL.M.), Harvard Law School, 2017
  • Diploma in Securities Law, Government Law College, University of Mumbai (India), 2014
  • Bachelor of Legal Sciences and Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), Government Law College, University of Mumbai (India), 2013

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Tamil
  • Marathi