Shreya Ramesh is an associate in the London offices of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm’s International Arbitration and Public International Law Practices.
Ms. Ramesh represents clients in investor-State and commercial arbitration, 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, international labor law, among others issues and complex commercial litigation.
Ms. Ramesh acts for States, State owned entities, 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 industry sectors, including the energy, mining, construction, pharmaceutical, and manufacturing sectors. 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.
Ms. Ramesh serves as the London office leader of the Asian and Middle Eastern Lawyers Group.
Ms. Ramesh's experience includes advising:
- 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
- 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 Latin American State in ICSID arbitration proceedings brought by a precious metals exploration and mining company
- A UK investor against a Middle Eastern State in ICSID arbitration related to the expropriation of a major business group
- An Eastern European State in ICSID arbitration proceedings related to a proposed real estate development
- An investor against a Latin American State in potential disputes under the ICSID regime, concerning the expropriation of its investment by the State
- State owned entities in matters relating to immunity
- A Latin American oil and gas company in an ICC arbitration related to offshore exploration rights
- A German company in commercial arbitration proceedings in the pharmaceutical sector*
- 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
- US based clients on issues concerning statelessness, and asylum applications, and UK based clients on immigration issues and possible ECHR actions
*Matter handled prior to joining Latham