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Kartikey Mahajan

Kartikey Mahajan

, Singapore

Partner | Dispute Resolution, White Collar Crime


  • National Law University Jodhpur (B.Sc. LLB. (Hons.)
  • Harvard Law School (LLM)

Kartikey Mahajan is a Partner in the Dispute Resolution practice group in the Singapore office. Kartikey is qualified to practice law in India, England & Wales (where he has rights of audience for all courts) and the State of New York.

His practice focuses on international arbitration (both commercial and investment treaty) and commercial litigation with a cross-border element. He has advised both foreign and Indian investors in relation to potential investment claims against sovereign governments. He appears as an advocate in his arbitrations and has also sat as arbitrator in a variety of matters.

He has also represented clients in litigation proceedings in various jurisdictions like India, London, New York, DIFC, Singapore, Hong-Kong, Cyprus, and Iraq. Kartikey also advises clients on white collar, fraud and corruption issues, and as well as on internal and regulatory investigations (DOJ, MAS, SFO, CBI and FINMA), and in global enforcement matters with a particular emphasis on enforcement before India and Singapore courts.

Prior to joining the Firm, Kartikey has worked with Magic Circle and White Shoe American law firms in London and Singapore.

Professional Affiliations

  • Solicitor Advocate (with Higher Rights of Audience), State of New York
  • Bar Council of Delhi
  • SIAC Reserve Panel of Arbitrators
  • Society of Construction Law – Joint Secretary
  • IBA Commercial Arbitration Committee

Recognitions and Accomplishments

Kartikey has been acknowledged as a Global Elite Thought Leaders - Arbitration list of Who’s Who Legal in 2023.

Kartikey has been acknowledged for his Arbitration Expertise in Who’s Who Legal South East Asia in 2023.

Kartikey has been acknowledged as a Global Elite list of Who’s Who Legal as a “future leader of arbitration” since 2020.

Kartikey has been recognized for his expertise as a Top 100 lawyer in Forbes India Legal Powerlist 2022 (above 10 years of work-ex category)

Representative Matters

Kartikey Mahajan has represented and advised the following clients

Acting for a solar energy platform in a SIAC arbitration against the Chinese supplier of solar modules. Seat – London. English law applied.

Acting for an oil and gas major in a potential dispute against its downstream supplier relating to non-supply of gas because of force majeure related issues.

Acting for a manufacturer of speciality chemicals against a US based entity in a SIAC arbitration relating to issues concerned the quality of the products. Seat – London. English law applied.

Acting for an Australian venture capital accelerator company in a SIAC arbitration against an Indian entity. Seat – Singapore. Indian law applied.

Acting on enforcement related issues for an award against an Asian State (in excess of USD 1 billion) before the Indian courts.

Acting for a group of US and European lenders in relation to enforcement related issues concerning their investment (in excess of USD 1 billion) in an Indian company.

Acted for an Indian battery manufacturing company  in relation to its dispute with its promoter director. This led to civil as well as criminal proceedings.

Acting for an alternate asset management company in relation to enforcement related aspects of a dispute between Singapore based entities to sanction its working capital needs.

Acted for a developer of renewable energy projects in a LCIA arbitration relating to the construction of a solar photovoltaic power plant in Mongolia. Seat – London. Mongolian law applied.



21 Dec '22
Recovering Foreign Award Debts in Insolvency Proceedings


22 Sep '22
Investment Treaty Arbitration: India


10 Aug '22
Investment Treaty Arbitration: India

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