Ravi Aswani

Ravi Aswani

Call: 2000

Practice Profile

Ravi Aswani is a commercial dispute resolution barrister. He has a broad practice which covers a number of areas including in particular shipping and international trade, commodities, energy and oil and gas, metals and mining, insurance and re-insurance, banking and finance. As well as litigation in the English courts, Ravi has an extensive international arbitration practice. He has been instructed in arbitrations seated in a number of jurisdictions under a number of applicable laws, both ad hoc (in particular LMAA) as well as institutional arbitration (in particular ICC, LCIA and SIAC).

Ravi has a broad domestic and international client base, and in addition to his practice as Counsel he offers services as a mediator and arbitrator. He is a CEDR accredited mediator, a freeman of the Worshipful Company of Arbitrators, a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and a member representing the UK on the ICC Global Commission on Arbitration and ADR. He also sits as a Deputy District Judge. He is regularly asked to provide expert evidence on English law for use in foreign courts and arbitral tribunals. He frequently attends and speaks at conferences on subjects arising out of his practice areas, both in the UK and abroad.

Ravi has a growing practice as arbitrator and in the past two years has worked on the following arbitrations as arbitrator:

  • LMAA Arbitration (English seat, English law) – Co-arbitrator – settled pre-hearing.
  • ICC Arbitration (Swiss seat, English law) – Co-arbitrator – Award issued September 2018.
  • LMAA Arbitration (English seat, English law) – Co-arbitrator – pre-hearing stages.
  • LCIA Arbitration (Indian seat, Indian law) – Sole arbitrator – (Expedited) award issued March 2019.
  • LMAA Arbitration (English seat, English law) – Co-arbitrator – pre-hearing stages.

Ravi has a longstanding interest in matters of equality, diversity and inclusion as well as the next generation of practitioners. As well as a Chambers pupil supervisor, he is a “Buddy” in the 2018-2019 Young ICCA Mentoring Programme (and is often sought out as an informal mentor by young practitioners).