Sherina Petit is a dispute resolution lawyer in the energy, trade and transport team based in London. She specialises in international arbitration and ADR.
Sherina’s experience covers energy and infrastructure, pharmaceuticals, commodities and other industries. She has extensive experience in Asia, including representing the energy subsidiary of one of India's leading technology companies in an ICC arbitration worth US$450 million; acting for one of India's leading wind energy companies in an ICC arbitration; acting for an Indian pharmaceutical company in an LCIA arbitration; advising an Indian owner and operator of a commodities and currencies derivatives exchange in an ICC arbitration; representing an Indian travel corporation in an LCIA arbitration and advising in an UNCITRAL arbitration involving a Pakistani textile manufacturing company. She has also advised an Indian energy company in the English High Court concerning arbitrations brought against the Government of India. Sherina has also advised various Indian companies and individuals on potential defamation actions in the English High Court.
Sherina has experience in regulatory investigations, including assisting on a US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigation relating to the UN’s Oil for Food Programme in Iraq.
Sherina sits as an arbitrator in international arbitrations and is an expert in India-related matters. She is also a published writer and speaker on international arbitration and India.
Sherina joined our practice in January 2009 from a top US firm, where she spent over six years as an associate in the London office. In 2008, she was seconded to the legal department of the Tata Group and the Indian Hotels Group (Taj Hotels) in Mumbai, India. Sherina has a Master of Laws degree from King’s College, London and qualified as a solicitor of England and Wales in 2002 whilst working at a magic circle firm in London. Prior to that she qualified as an Advocate on the Rolls of the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa in 1999 whilst working at a leading law firm in Mumbai.
Sherina is ranked in several leading directories, including Chambers Asia Pacific, which states that she “is highly recommended by several sources, with clients particularly noting her ability to understand the client's needs”.
Sherina has also acted as Secretary to the ICC UK Task Force on the revision of the ICC Rules of Arbitration.
A recent decision by the English Commercial Court provides support for the validity of so-called escalation clauses which require discussions to take place before a .
July 15, 2014
The Supreme Court of India has made concerted efforts to align its jurisprudence with international norms, to establish India as an arbitration-friendly jurisdiction.
May 13, 2014
Sherina Petit comments on the increasing use of arbitration in India.
April 01, 2014
Norton Rose Fulbright has won the Best International Arbitration Law firm of the Year Award, in the International Law Firms category, at Legal Era’s 3rd Annual India.
March 20, 2014