Arish is a Solicitor-Advocate who has been recognised by the leading legal directories for international arbitration, commercial litigation and civil fraud disputes. He is Chair of the firm’s India Group and has strong personal and professional links with the country.
Arish has considerable experience of, and expertise in, advising international and domestic clients on a range of high value and complex contentious matters.
He has acted on a wide array of commercial disputes in English seated arbitrations (under the LCIA, ICC, SIAC and UNCITRAL rules) and in the English Courts, including cases involving civil fraud, breaches of fiduciary duty, complex contractual claims, negligence claims, economic torts, shareholder, joint venture and partnership disputes, and jurisdictional battles (amongst others). Arish has advised on cases across many industry sectors including commodities, technology, energy, banking and financial services, engineering and pharmaceuticals.
Arish advises clients (both corporates and individuals) from all over the world and most of his cases have an international dimension. He has a particular interest in, and focus on, India-related disputes and spearheads the firm’s India group, visiting India regularly to develop and maintain the firm’s connections there. Arish is also dual qualified as a lawyer in Delhi.
Prior to joining Howard Kennedy, Arish trained at, and was an Associate in the Litigation & Arbitration Division of, Herbert Smith Freehills and subsequently practised at the specialist dispute resolution firm, Cooke, Young & Keidan.
Arish read Law and History at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was awarded the Lizette Bentwich prize for law. Arish also has an LLM in Law from University College London, where he was awarded the Chief Justice Scholarship.