Chiraag Shah

Chiraag Shah


The London School of Economics and Political Science (LL.B., 1999)
Nottingham Law School (BVC, 2000)
Kenya School of Law (P.G.D.L., 2001)

Bar Admissions

England & Wales

Chiraag Shah is a partner in the London office of Morrison & Foerster LLP. With more than 15 years of experience, Chiraag represents clients in institutional, ad hoc and treaty arbitrations around the world with a focus on arbitrations involving state entities.

Chiraag conducts commercial litigation matters before the English courts and advises clients on white collar, fraud and corruption issues. He is dual-qualified (Kenya and England and Wales) and has represented clients in numerous disputes in Africa across a range of sectors.

Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, Mr. Shah was a partner at an international law firm. He has previously practiced law in Kenya and is qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales.

Representative Experience

Chiraag’s experience includes representing:

  • A Middle Eastern entity in a SIAC arbitration relating to a joint venture project involving a telecommunications investment in Myanmar. Singapore law applied, venue: Singapore.
  • An Israeli listed company in an ICDR Arbitration against a global distributor of medical devices regarding the distribution of high dependency units in the United States. Delaware law applied, venue: London.
  • A Hong Kong based investment and brokerage firm in an ICC arbitration relating to post-acquisition indemnity claims arising out of the acquisition of a brokerage business. Hong Kong law applied, venue: Amsterdam.
  • An Indonesian power company in connection with a SIAC arbitration relating to a joint venture agreement with a foreign investor, including related regulatory proceedings in Singapore. Singapore law applied, venue: Singapore.
  • A consortium of bondholders in relation to investor-state claims arising out of the nationalization of a European bank.
  • An Asian consortium in relation to investment claims and boundary disputes arising out of an infrastructure project in South America.
  • A North American Pension Fund in relation to ICC and HKIAC arbitration proceedings against Chinese entities regarding breaches of a shareholders agreement.
  • A Chinese investor in ICSID arbitration proceedings against a European state relating to the expropriation/nationalization of assets during the economic crisis.
  • A Middle Eastern company in an ICSID investment treaty arbitration against an Asian state relating to treaty breaches and the expropriation of investments.
  • A global railcar leasing company in Bermuda Form arbitration proceedings regarding insurance claims in relation to a rail accident in Europe. New York law applied, venue: London.
  • A Middle-Eastern state entity in relation to a dispute arising from the termination of a management contract. ICC arbitration and Qatari law applied.
  • A leading aerospace manufacturer in ad hoc and potential investment treaty arbitration proceedings against an associate member state of the European Union.
  • One of the world’s largest electronics companies in ICC and ad hoc arbitration proceedings against a German entity (including related litigation in French and German courts). German law applied, venue: Vienna.

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