Shashi K. Dholandas - Attorney

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.

Shashi is experienced in all aspects of commercial dispute resolution, including acting as counsel in international and domestic arbitrations under the rules of the AAA, ICDR, ICC and JAMS. 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 presented on topics in 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 the coach for Columbia Law School’s Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot team, and also serves as an arbitrator at the competition in Vienna and at practice rounds in New York. 

Before practicing law, Shashi worked in government affairs and public relations. 



Rutgers Law School (J.D.)
Rutgers University (B.A.) 

Bar Admission

U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
New York
New Jersey


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Author, “Preservation of Privilege” in Handbook on Third-Party Funding in International Arbitration, March 23, 2018 – Juris Publishing

“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, 23 2015 – Kluwer Arbitration Blog

Speaking Engagements

The 16th Annual Generations in Arbitration and 10th Annual Peter Schlechtriem CISG Conference – Moderator and Panelist “What If the CISG Was Drafted Today?” – Vienna, Austria – Spring 2019

The 12th Annual Western Canada Commercial Arbitration Society (WCCAS) Energy, Mining and Resources Arbitration Conference – Panelist “Third Party Funding” – Calgary, Canada – Spring 2018

The 2nd Centre for Advanced Research & Training in Arbitration Law (CARTAL) Conference on International Arbitration – Moderator and Panelist “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