10 Fleet Street
London EC4Y 1AU
DX 292 London
MA (Cantab.); LL.M. (Boalt Hall, UC Berkeley)
Slaughter & May Prize (top 1st in Law), University of Cambridge; Denning Scholar, Lincoln's Inn; Council of Legal Education Studentship; Harkness Fellow, Commonwealth Fund of New York
Examiner of the Court
Joint General Editor, "Butterworths Commercial Court & Arbitration Pleadings".
Committee Member, London Common Law & Commercial Bar Association; COMBAR; Denning Society; State Bar of California
Practised as commercial litigator/attorney in California for 10 years.
Chirag has a broad commercial, shipping, international trade and arbitration practice. He appears regularly in the Commercial and Admiralty Courts and in commercial arbitrations and also appears in the Chancery Division. His cases range from charterparty, shipbuilding, bill of lading and international sale of goods/commodities disputes to complex oil & gas, share purchase, conflicts of laws and arbitration matters. Chirag graduated from Cambridge University with the top first in his year (winning the Slaughter and May Prize) and achieved First Class Honours in all three parts of the Law Tripos.
Chirag is also a qualified attorney admitted to practice before all the Federal and State Courts in California, where he practiced for 10 years prior to returning to the Bar. Chirag's US practice consisted of a wide range of commercial work, including international trade, oil and gas law, banking, securities fraud, conflicts of laws and intellectual property law. He has a number of reported Federal Court decisions.
Chirag is listed as a 'Leading Silk' in the current edition of Chambers UK. Recent praise has included:
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