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Gautam Bhattacharyya



  • University of Westminster, LLB, First Class
  • London School of Economics, LL.M., Distinction

Professional Admissions / Qualifications

  • England and Wales

Gautam specialises in international commercial litigation and arbitration, especially in the fields of banking and financial services, energy and infrastructure, media and entertainment, and corporate and commercial law disputes. He also jointly heads the firm's cross-departmental India Group. He has been a partner in the firm since 2000. Gautam has extensive experience of acting in international arbitrations under the rules of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), UNCITRAL, the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC), the Swiss Chambers of Commerce and other arbitration bodies. He has conducted litigations before the English courts, as well as cases involving the courts of other jurisdictions. He is named as a recommended litigation and arbitration practitioner in the independent legal directories Legal 500, Chambers & Partners, Chambers Global, Chambers Asia, Legal Experts, and the Asia-Pacific Legal 500. He was previously a visiting law lecturer at the University of Westminster.

Gautam has contributed to various articles in The Company Lawyer, Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law, Legal Business, Journal of International Banking Law, International Corporate Law, In Brief, Tolley’s Insolvency, Commercial Law Practitioner, The Litigator, Platt’s Energy Economist, PwC’s Securities Litigation Study and the firm’s external legal publications on various legal issues. He has also participated in interviews on BBC News 24, ITN, FT TV, CNBC and BBC Radio Five Live on legal topics.

Employment History

  • 2007 - Reed Smith
    • Singapore Office Managing Partner
  • 1997 - Richards Butler (combined with Reed Smith in 2007)
  • 1991 - Denton Hall, London