Sumeet Kachwaha on the New Challenges and Opportunities for India in Bilateral Investment Treaties (PDF)
In the 1990's India faced with a bleak fiscal state. It decided to move away from socialism and embrace economic reform, to free the economy and attract foreign investment. India entered into many BITs, but is not an ICSID signatory. India is now faces a spate of high stake BIT disputes. It is at a cross-roads and needs to reconsider its BIT posture and explore alternatives which balance investors concerns and the country's sovereign rights.
Sumeet Kachwaha has over three decades experience, primarily in Dispute Resolution (Litigation and Arbitration). He figures in Band One in the Arbitration Section of Chambers Asia from 2009 onwards. He also figures in Asia Pacific Legal 500 in the Dispute Resolution Section as a "Leading Individual".
Mr. Kachwaha recently completed a three year term as Chair of the Dispute Resolution & Arbitration Committee of the IPBA (Inter-Pacific Bar Association). He currently serves as a Member, Advisory Board, KLRCA (Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration) and as Vice President, APRAG (Asia Pacific Regional Arbitration Group).
Mr. Kachwaha founded the firm Kachwaha & Partners in 2002 with its offices in New Delhi and Mumbai.
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