Executive Partner, New Delhi
Ganesh Chandru is an Executive Partner at Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan and he heads the firm’s International Arbitration Practice Group.
He is admitted to practice in India, England & Wales and Singapore and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK and the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators.
Prior to joining L&S Ganesh spent more than 16 years in Singapore specialising in International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution. He worked with some top International law firms and Singapore law firms.
Between 2002 and 2007, Ganesh was the Counsel & Assistant Registrar of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre ("SIAC"). He supervised the administration of about 500 arbitrations during his 5-year stint at SIAC and also pioneered SIAC’s initiatives in India.
Ganesh’s practice encompasses advising and representing parties in arbitrations (under Rules of SIAC, ICC, LCIA, SCMA, UNCITRAL as well as ad hoc) and in litigation matters before the courts. Ganesh also sits as an arbitrator in international arbitrations. He is a member of the Panel of Arbitrators of SIAC, Singapore Institute of Arbitrators and the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration.
During his law school days, Ganesh was an avid participant in moot court competitions and he represented India at the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in Washington DC, USA.
Between 1994 and 1998, he practised with one of the top set of Chambers at the Madras High Court during which time he represented large conglomerates, financial institutions and high net worth individuals in litigation and arbitration matters. He also assisted eminent Senior Counsel in matters before the Madras High Court at Chennai and before the Supreme Court of India at New Delhi.
On being awarded the NUS Research Scholarship, Ganesh moved to Singapore in 1998. He was conferred a Master of Laws degree by the National University of Singapore for his thesis on ‘International Commercial Arbitration and Information Technology’.
He regularly speaks on arbitration and has lectured at the International Entry Course on Arbitration Law & Practice conducted by the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is a co-author of the Singapore Chapter in The International Comparative Legal Guide to International Arbitration (4th Edition, 2007).
Ganesh was an elected member of the Council of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators from 2010 to 2014 and he chaired some of its key committees. He has been recognised in the ‘Global Arbitration Review 100 (2009)’ as a “significant” name.
Bachelor of Laws, University of Madras, India
Master of Laws (International & Constitutional Law), University of Madras, India
Master of Laws, National University of Singapore
Graduate Certificate in International Arbitration, National University of Singapore
Graduate Diploma in Singapore Law, National University of Singapore
Postgraduate Practical Law Course, Board of Legal Education, Singapore