Gunjan Sharma

Associate

Gunjan is a New York qualified attorney who specialises in international dispute resolution, advising clients on complicated issues of public international law and counselling clients on how to protect their overseas investments. He holds a Jurisdoctorate from New York University School of Law, and a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service (International Law, Institution and Ethics) from the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

Gunjan advises clients in large-scale and complex international disputes. He has represented private entities in numerous investor-state and commercial arbitrations. He has also practiced before a wide range of U.S. courts, including the United States Court of Appeals of the Second Circuit, several federal district courts, and the courts of the State of New York.

Gunjan’s non-contentious experience includes providing investment and dispute resolution advice in over 300 large commercial deals, including PSCs, JOAs, EPCs, PPAs and other large construction and energy contracts. He also counsels clients on maritime and territorial disputes, and the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. He routinely advises Fortune 500 and other major international companies on the protection of their foreign investments from political and regulatory risk. He also regularly guides clients during free trade negotiations, including during the negotiation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and recent renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Gunjan is a member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators.

Prior to joining us, Gunjan was a senior associate in the NY office in the international litigation and arbitration group of a major global law firm. He was also a Litigation Fellow at the Innocence Project, a charitable organisation dedicated to exonerating wrongfully convicted individuals by using DNA evidence.

Direct dial: +44 207 380 3531
Email: gunjan.sharma@volterrafietta.com

Education

New York University School of Law (2006-2009)

New York City, New York, U.S.A. – Jurisdoctorate

Georgetown University, Walsh School of Foreign Service (2002-2006)

Washington, D.C., U.S.A. – Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service

Bar admissions

Admitted to practice law in New York, U.S.A.