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Sanjna Pramod

Sanjna Pramod

Senior Associate

Senior Associate
Sanjna Pramod

Sanjna specialises in international commercial arbitration, investment arbitration, public international law, and related court proceedings, including the enforcement of arbitral awards and foreign judgments.

With experience practising in India, Hong Kong, and Australia, Sanjna has represented clients in a wide range of industries, including energy, mining, infrastructure, construction, space and telecommunications. Sanjna has acted for clients in both ad hoc and institutional arbitrations, including ICC, UNCITRAL, ICSID, HKIAC, and ACICA rules of arbitration. She also has experience acting for and against States in investment treaty disputes.

Investor-State disputes

  • *The Republic of Armenia in ICSID proceedings against US investors concerning a real estate project (ICSID/ARB/1736)
  • *A UAE based car manufacturer in UNCITRAL proceedings against an Asian State in a dispute arising from the failure of domestic courts’ enforcement of a commercial arbitration award
  • *A CIS country in preparation for ICSID proceedings by foreign investors concerning a gold mining project
  • *An Asian conglomerate in preparation for ICSID proceedings against an Asian State concerning unlawful expropriation of a coal mining project
  • *ICSID award creditors in enforcement proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia against the Kingdom of Spain arising from solar energy investments in Spain, against a plea of sovereign immunity from the jurisdiction of Australian courts: (i) Kingdom of Spain v Infrastructure Services Luxembourg S.a.r.l & Anor, (ii) RREEF Infrastructure (G.P.) Limited and RREEF Pan-European Infrastructure Two Lux S.a.r.l. v Kingdom of Spain, (iii) 9Ren Holdings v Kingdom of Spain, and (iv) NextEra Energy Global Holdings B.V. v Kingdom of Spain. These proceedings are significant and the first time in Australia the recognition of an ICSID award has been contested and faced a plea of sovereign immunity

Energy, infrastructure and natural resources

  • A multinational infrastructure and renewable energy conglomerate in an ACICA arbitration against joint venture parties in relation to a major motorway
  • A leading international construction company in arbitration proceedings against a European contractor in relation to a large infrastructure project
  • *An Asian contractor in two ICC arbitrations, subject to Indian law, seated in Delhi against an Indian employer concerning the expansion of a steel plant in India. The client was successful in both matters
  • *A global mining services provider in relation to a dispute with an Indian SOE in relation to a construction project in India
  • *A prominent sub-contractor providing claims management and representation in an ACICA arbitration seated in Melbourne concerning a hospital construction project
  • *A leading Asian conglomerate in an ACICA arbitration seated in Perth relating to a gas export pipeline dispute
  • *An Indian State entity in an ad-hoc arbitration seated in Mumbai and related court proceedings against a multinational conglomerate in numerous claims concerning the construction of a metro rail project

Investigations and commercial disputes

  • A global technology company in a large-scale investigation by the Indian regulatory authorities into allegations of money laundering and corporate fraud
  • *A European Michelin star restaurant chain in HKIAC proceedings against infringing operations in Hong Kong
  • *A European cosmetics company in relation to ICC arbitration proceedings against a consignee in Hong Kong

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Career and qualifications

  • National Law University, Jodhpur, India (LL.B.) 2014
  • Admitted as an Advocate in India 2014
  • Associate at Khaitan & Co, Mumbai, India 2014
  • The Geneva LL.M. in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS) 2017
  • Associate, CMS Hasche Sigle, Hong Kong 2017
  • Associate, DLA Piper, Sydney 2021
  • Associate, Norton Rose Fulbright, Sydney 2022
  • Admitted as a Solicitor in New South Wales 2023
  • Joined Clifford Chance 2023

Professional bodies

  • Steering Committee Member, ACICA45
  • Steering Committee Member, YMCIA