Gourab Banerji
Gourab BanerjiSenior Advocate
Supreme Court of India

Gourab Banerji is a Senior Advocate, based in New Delhi who practices mainly before the Supreme Court of India in the constitutional and commercial field. He has particular expertise in arbitration, both domestic and international.

Gourab was Additional Solicitor General for India in the Supreme Court from 2009 to 2014. In that capacity he represented the Government of India in a number of important cases. For instance in Republic of Italy v Union of India (The Italian Marines case), he successfully represented the Government in persuading the Court to hold that India had concurrent jurisdiction to prosecute Italian marines accused of shooting Indian fishermen with the Exclusive Economic Zone of India.

He has appeared as an advocate in a large number of domestic and international commercial arbitrations seated in India and abroad (Singapore, Hong Kong, London, Amsterdam, etc.). He specializes in high stake and high value commercial litigation before the Courts. He has been party to various reports which have led to reform in India’s arbitration law.

After stepping down as the Additional Solicitor General of India in 2014, he joined Essex Court Chambers as an Overseas Associate, and is presently associated with them.

Gourab also often acts as an arbitrator (both party nominated as well as appointed by the Supreme Court, LCIA etc.) in domestic and international arbitration, applicable laws being both Indian & English.

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