Deepanshi Ahlawat is an Indian qualified lawyer with a keen interest in international arbitration and dispute settlement. Prior to joining the MIDS Geneva LL.M. program, Deepanshi was a Judicial Clerk to Justice V. Ramasubramanian at the Supreme Court of India where she had the opportunity to research on issues involved in challenges to arbitration awards and in applications seeking appointment of arbitrators for international commercial arbitrations. She extensively assisted the Hon’ble Judge for the judgments that he authored, including the noteworthy decision reopening the door for cryptocurrencies in India.
Previously, Deepanshi was an Associate at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co., one of India’s top-ranked law firm. She worked with the Dispute Resolution and General Corporate teams, gaining diverse range of experience. In her role, Deepanshi assisted in advising and representing international clients before various fora in India on matters of law relating to the Indian Information Technology Act, 2000, corporate compliances and foreign direct investment laws.
Deepanshi completed her B.A.,LL.B. (Hons.) degree in 2018 from India’s premier law school, the National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore. As a student, Deepanshi successfully represented her university in moot court, ADR and sports competitions. She bagged the Heyning-Roelli Foundation Scholarship to attend an Exchange semester at the University of Zurich. She also had the opportunity to intern with leading law firms and disputes practitioners to gain practical exposure in the field.
Deepanshi’s extra-curricular interests include travel, sports and fiction books. She is fluent in English and Hindi and has an elementary level understanding of French.
International Commercial Arbitration
International Dispute Settlement
International Commercial Law
Public International Law