Gunjan Sharma


Gunjan is a highly experienced, New York-qualified attorney who specialises in complex international disputes and the world’s most important public international law matters.  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. – where he was awarded a Krogh Scholars Honor’s Medallion and a certificate in Asian Studies.

In 2024, Gunjan was awarded the title of “Next Generation Partner” by Legal 500 in the first year he was eligible.  Clients and peers have publicly lauded Gunjan as “very able”,  a “future star in the public international law area for sure”, “very professional”, a “consummate professional”, “quick and very easy in communication”, having “fantastic drafting skills”, “excelling in the depth of his knowledge and ability to provide superior legal advice” and a “highly-experienced arbitration lawyer, whose knowledge of the field and relationships provides invaluable value to clients”.

Gunjan has represented States before the International Court of Justice and private entities and States in numerous multi-billion-dollar investor-State arbitrations.  He has served as an expert witness on behalf of a State on matters of sovereign immunity, public international law and administrative law.  He has practised before a wide range of U.S. federal and state courts.  He has also acted as senior and lead counsel to parties in international commercial arbitrations.

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, including States, 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 has represented the interests of private entities and States in treaty negotiations and at diplomatic meetings and conferences.

Prior to joining us, Gunjan spent nine years in the international litigation and arbitration group of a major international 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.  Gunjan continues to lead one of the world’s most unique and specialised pro bono practices in areas concerning international law.

Direct dial: +44 (0)207 380 3531



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.