Siddharth acts as an advocate and advisor in substantial commercial litigation and arbitration disputes spanning the full breadth of Chambers’ work. In recent years, he has appeared in cases before the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, all divisions of the High Court, and in very high value commercial and investment treaty arbitrations operating under a wide variety of institutional rules. Siddharth also acts independently from his Counsel practice as a part-time arbitrator and has sat under ad-hoc, LMAA and LCIA rules.
Siddharth is recognised as one of the leading junior barristers in the field of international arbitration. He is the only junior ranked as a “Star Individual” for International Arbitration by Chambers & Partners; was Chambers & Partners’ International Arbitration Junior of the Year in 2015; and has been nominated for that same award three times (in 2018, 2015 and 2014). In 2018 he was also nominated as Arbitration Junior of the Year at the Legal 500 Awards.
He is regularly instructed as the sole advocate, or as part of a larger counsel team (whether that is with a Silk or leading a more junior barrister). He has been variously described by his clients as “an exceptional barrister” and “exceedingly gifted”; a “simply excellent junior” and as being “always on top of his brief and very client friendly”.
Siddharth’s practice spans three main areas: (1) commercial litigation (including arbitration-related applications to the Commercial Court); (2) commercial arbitration (including shipping, banking and insurance/reinsurance); and (3) investor/state arbitration.