Shashi K. Dholandas is a member of the firm’s litigation and arbitration practice, and provides counsel to clients in both international and domestic matters. His diverse professional background uniquely positions him to offer clients effective, efficient, and innovative solutions to their commercial disputes.
He previously served as a Director and as International Case Counsel with the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), the international division of the American Arbitration Association (AAA), and ICDR Canada. While at the ICDR, Shashi administered over three hundred disputes involving parties from around the world. His work included advising arbitrators and counsel on diverse aspects of complex international arbitral procedure; reviewing and revising tribunal-issued emergency, interim, and final awards; and providing guidance on the interpretation of arbitration rules, on arbitral jurisdiction, and on arbitrator disqualification/challenges.
Prior to joining the firm, Shashi was Associate General Counsel with an international specialist broker of litigation and arbitration third party financing and risk insurance. He also gained experience with the litigation and arbitration practice of a large national law firm in India.
Shashi is an active member of the international arbitration community, and has lectured on domestic and international arbitration at Columbia University, National Law University – Jodhpur, New York University, Rutgers Law School, and the University of Pennsylvania. He volunteers as a coach and arbitrator for the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, which takes place every year in Vienna and Hong Kong.
Before practicing law, Shashi worked in government affairs and public relations.
Rutgers Law School (J.D.)
Rutgers University (B.A.)
"Canada’s Balancing Act: Ad Hoc. v. Institutionally Administered Arbitration – What’s Next?", June 1, 2016 – Young ICCA Blog
"Launch of Young International Arbitration Practitioners of New York", October 22, 2015 – Kluwer Arbitration Blog
The 2nd Centre for Advanced Research & Training in Arbitration Law (CARTAL) Conference on International Arbitration – Moderator and Panelist Member "Third Party Funding and Arbitration in the Asian Context" – Jodhpur, India – Fall 2017
The 14th Annual Generations in Arbitration and 8th Annual Peter Schlechtriem CISG Conference – Panelist "The Development of Third Party Funding in International Arbitration" – Vienna, Austria - Spring 2017
The 1st Centre for Advanced Research & Training in Arbitration Law (CARTAL) Conference on International Arbitration – Moderator and Panelist "Institutional Arbitration in India: Past, Present and Future" – Jodhpur, India – Fall 2016
"Emergency Arbitration: A Practical Approach to Seeking Interim Relief in International Dispute Resolution", delivered to Young International Arbitration Practitioners of New York – New York, USA – Fall 2015