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Sherina Petit

Sherina Petit is an international arbitration lawyer and leads the practice across Asia, Europe and the Middle East. She also heads the firm's India practice. Besides arbitration, she has significant experience in investor state disputes resolution, alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and litigation. In addition to acting as counsel in arbitrations, she regularly sits as an arbitrator. Sherina has a wide range of experience in all key aspects of international arbitration across a broad range of industries, including: energy; construction; oil and gas; trade; transport; pharmaceuticals; commodities; finance; and technology. She represents international clients in a wide variety of commercial and investment arbitration proceedings, including those before the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), as well as in ad hoc proceedings. Sherina is on the board of the LCIA, the ICC Indian Arbitration Group and the SIAC Users Council. She is also on the executive board of the European Federation of Investment Law and Arbitration (EFILA) having recently retired as its Chairperson. Sherina is also on the Steering Committee of the Pledge for Equal Representation for Women in Arbitration. Sherina has co-authored chapters of numerous books including Arbitration in England edited by Julian Lew QC, Enforcing Arbitral Awards in India edited by Nakul Dewan; and The Guide to Challenging and Enforcing Arbitration Awards, edited by J William Rowley QC, Emmanuel Gaillard and Gordon E Kaiser. Besides being qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales, Sherina completed her Bachelor of Laws degree in India and her Master of Law degree at King's College, London. Sherina has vast international experience, having practised across multiple jurisdictions. She qualified as an Advocate in India whilst working at a leading law firm in Mumbai (now non-practising). She was awarded her England and Wales qualification whilst training at a magic circle firm in London, and subsequently spent six years as an associate in the international arbitration team at another international law firm London before joining us in 2009.