Year of call: 2002, New York Bar 2003
E: rpillai@3vb.com

Rajesh is described by the directories as a “superstar in the making, who is excellent on paper and on his feet", “one of the brightest young juniors at the Bar” and as a “well-known name in both litigation and arbitration”. Rajesh has significant international experience, regularly appearing for corporate clients and high net worth individuals in the English courts and overseas. In addition to recognition in the UK directories, Rajesh is recommended in Chambers Global, Chambers Asia-Pacific and Legal 500 Asia-Pacific.

In 2016 Rajesh acted for HMRC in the Eclipse tax-avoidance litigation in the Supreme Court. He also represented US and European manufacturing companies in the Court of Appeal in a dispute over long-term supply agreements. He is instructed in parallel litigation and arbitration disputes in the Isle of Man and Singapore. Rajesh was also instructed in arbitrations seated in Delhi, Singapore, Paris and London, as well as ongoing proceedings before the DIFC Court. He has advised and provided expert evidence on behalf of Russian, Indian, Chinese, US and Spanish clients.

Rajesh acts as sole advocate or co-counsel and often works with teams of lawyers from different jurisdictions.  He was nominated for International Arbitration Junior of the Year in 2013 and is on the UK Attorney General’s Panel of counsel (B Panel). He has also been admitted to the New York Bar.

Rajesh’s particular expertise includes contractual matters, banking and financial services, joint-venture and related shareholder claims, commercial fraud, negligence and insolvency. Key strengths are his all-round skills as advocate and draftsman and the ability to work effectively with solicitors and clients alike. These attributes are consistently recognised in the market.


“a strategic thinker with mental horsepower in bucketloads and a very useful sounding-board for the development of litigation and arbitration strategies.”

Chambers & Partners Global 2017

“He is extremely personable and very bright.”

Chambers & Partners UK 2016

Recommended in Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, Chambers Global Guide, Legal 500 Asia-Pacific and Chambers Asia-Pacific and a leading junior in the following practice areas:

  • Banking and finance
  • Commercial litigation
  • Civil fraud
  • International arbitration

Comments in the last few years include:

"Rajesh Pillai is very bright, very easy to work with and quick at getting on top of complex facts." He "provides clear analysis" and is "hard-working, very bright and accessible."  Chambers & Partners UK 2017

"He balances a huge workload with incisive strategic input; he is never too busy to help and excels as a problem solver."  Chambers & Partners UK 2017

"He is hard-working and is extremely engaged on the case." "He is extremely personable and very bright."  Chambers & Partners Global 2017

"certainly establishing himself as a counsel on international arbitration matters in Asia and is definitely a person to watch."   Chambers & Partners Global 2017

"a strategic thinker with mental horsepower in bucketloads and a very useful sounding-board for the development of litigation and arbitration strategies."   Chambers & Partners Global 2017

"He is brilliant. He works exceptionally hard, is very calm under pressure, has a good legal mind and is a real pleasure to work with." "He's easy to work with, bright and has excellent client skills."  Chambers & Partners Global 2017

Interviewees signal their approval of his combination of "academic and commercial-mindedness" and "fantastic bedside manner with clients," and it is further reported that he is "extremely well prepared, very clear in his thought and very easy to work with."  Chambers Asia-Pacific 2017

"Hardworking, very bright and accessible."  Legal 500 UK 2016

"One of the brightest young juniors at the Bar."  Legal 500 UK 2016

"He exudes calm in stressful situations and hunts down answers to issues ruthlessly."  Legal 500 UK 2016

"He is brilliant. He works exceptionally hard, is very calm under pressure, has a good legal mind and is a real pleasure to work with." Chambers & Partners UK 2016

"He's easy to work with, bright and has excellent client skills." Chambers & Partners UK 2016

"A properly engaged and proactive junior who is not afraid to challenge the issues in the case." Chambers & Partners UK 2016

"He is hard-working and is extremely engaged on the case." Chambers & Partners UK 2016

"He is extremely personable and very bright."  Chambers & Partners UK 2016

His practice frequently involves him in Singapore-seated arbitrations of disputes originating in India's energy, financial and investment sectors. One interviewee describes him as "a strategic thinker with mental horsepower in bucket loads and a very useful sounding-board for the development of litigation and arbitration strategies."    Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific 2016

‘Enthusiastic, bright, thoughtful and measured.’   Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016.

‘First class; much of the work he currently undertakes is at the level of silk.’ Legal 500 UK 2015

‘Exceptionally calm under pressure and very creative in his legal arguments.’  Legal 500 UK 2015

'A well-known name in both litigation and arbitration, with particular expertise in banking, finance and civil fraud disputes.'  Chambers & Partners UK 2015

"He is excellent. He demonstrates an ability to get a grip on a case and drive it forward." Chambers & Partners UK 2015

'Has a well-established internationally focused practice. Recent disputes he has handled have been seated in the Middle East, India and Singapore.' Chambers & Partners Global 2015

“A superstar in the making, who is excellent on paper and on his feet” Legal 500 UK 2014

'received considerable praise from instructing solicitors. One source noted that "his ability to easily grasp a heavy and complex matter amazed me."' Chambers & Partners UK 2013

'He recently acted in an arbitration for an investment fund in a USD50 million dispute over interests in an energy infrastructure plant in South Asia.' Chambers & Partners UK 2013

a "class act" Chambers & Partners UK 2013

a "vigorous and persuasive advocate" Chambers & Partners UK 2013

Arbitration is core to Rajesh’s international practice. He has acted in arbitrations in a variety of sectors including pharmaceuticals, mining, public transport, energy infrastructure projects, trade finance, banking and finance. Rajesh advises clients and acts as advocate both on his own and as part of a counsel team. Recently he has been part of teams involving lawyers from New York, BVI, the Isle of Man, India, Dubai, Jordan, Kuwait, Bahrain and Singapore.

He is recommended for international arbitration in Chambers UK, Chambers Global, Chambers Asia- Pacific, Legal 500 UK and Legal 500 Asia-Pacific. Chambers Asia-Pacific says “One interviewee describes him as a strategic thinker with mental horsepower in bucketloads and a very useful sounding-board for the development of litigation and arbitration strategies." Chambers Global describes Rajesh as "extremely personable and very bright."

He accepts instructions to act in arbitrations based in London and abroad. Recent hearings have involved seats in India, Singapore, Europe and the Middle East. He has acted in disputes governed by a range of rules from ad hoc arbitrations to those administered under the LCIA (including LCIA (India)), ICC, SIAC, GCC (Bahrain) and BCCI (Bulgaria).  He is also a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Recent work includes:

Acting for UK banking group in €multi-million claim for recoveries arising out of European banking group merger; ICC arbitration rules, Paris seat (ongoing)

Acting for an Indian developer in a £350m dispute over alleged investment recommendations; LCIA arbitration rules, Singapore seat (ongoing)

Acting for a US client in a $multi-million claim against Indian manufacturer over agency and commission for Latin American sales; co-counsel with US team; ICC arbitration rules, London seat (ongoing)

Acting for Indian infrastructure company in $multi-million dispute over energy joint venture in India; co-counsel with Indian team; SIAC arbitration rules, Singapore seat (ongoing)

Acting for an Indian developer in a US$1bn dispute over Indian real estate ventures; LCIA-I arbitration rules India seat (ongoing)

Application to obtain deposition evidence for use in foreign-seated arbitration under the Arbitration Act 1996 (Commercial Court, 2015)

Advised  Australian  machinery  company  on  arbitration relating  to  European  subsidiary’s  supply contract with English public body (2014)

Acting on behalf of Middle Eastern company in dispute over foreign investment. Shareholder dispute involving entities from the region and state; ICC arbitration rules, London seat (settled 2014).

Acting on behalf of claimant mining company resisting s9 Arbitration Act 1996 application for stay (Commercial Court, 2012)

Acting on behalf of investment fund in dispute over South Asian power plant involving Cayman and Singaporean parties; acting with New York and Singapore counsel; SIAC arbitration rules, Singapore seat (2011).

Acting on behalf of Indian telecoms company in financing dispute with Japanese party; acting with New York and Mumbai counsel; LCIA arbitration rules, Singapore seat (2011).

Acting on behalf of arranger in claims for commission and damages relating to break up of joint venture on investment banking operations in the Gulf involving Dubai, Kuwaiti and European parties; GCC arbitration rules, Bahrain seat (2012).

Acting on behalf of precious metal mining company in arbitration over design and construction services involving BVI, Jersey and Kazakh interests; issues include alleged bribery, rescission and contractual estoppel; ad hoc and LCIA arbitration rules relevant (with Jonathan Nash QC, 2011).

Acted on behalf of claimant multinational pharmaceutical companies in two arbitrations involving UK, Swedish and Bulgarian parties; issues included breach of contract, alleged bribery, commercial agency, standards of proof in international arbitration; BCCI arbitration rules, Bulgaria seat (with Jonathan Nash QC, 2007-09).

Advised on the validity of arbitration clauses and the finality of trade association (International Cotton Association) arbitration awards (2007).

Rajesh acts on behalf of domestic and international investment funds, banks, building societies, other financial institutions and their customers and private investors. Specializes in investment and retail banking disputes arising out of banker-customer contracts, financial instruments (including derivatives and related products), corporate lending, bonds, guarantees and performance bonds, fraud, breach of mandate, negligent advice (see also Professional Negligence section), inter-bank transactions, documentary credits, money-laundering/POCA, regulatory issues and in enforcing securities.

Current and recent work includes:

Defending Bank in claims relating to variation of interest rates, unfair relationships and FCA obligations including TCF (2015)

A Bank v B Fund providing expert evidence for Fund in Spanish proceedings relating to effect of refund guarantee and variations to shipbuilding contracts (with Andrew Onslow QC, 2013-14)

Acted on behalf of Turkish businessman defending claim by Bahrain bank for repayment under Islamic finance arrangement (Commercial Court)

Stokors and ors v IG Markets Ltd [2013] EWHC 631 (Comm); [2012] EWCA Civ 1706 Acted on behalf of claimant investors in claim for dishonest assistance and knowing receipt against CFD provider (with Jonathan Nash QC, Commercial Court)

Honua Securities and ors v SMI Hyundai Corp and ors (US District Court, Virginia) - advised plaintiff investor on dispute relating to a bond issue, fraudulent misrepresentation and provided expert evidence on the interpretation of bond and guarantee provisions. Damages of c. US$100m awarded at trial (2011).

Advised on the interpretation of unilateral amendment and related provisions in bond conditions further to a dispute over mandatory convertible securities (with Ewan McQuater QC, 2011).

Advised Australian mining concern on the interpretation of early repayment and equity conversion clauses in lending agreements (2011).

Acted for defendant Bank in dispute over £10m loan facilities (Comm Ct; Christopher Clarke J, 2010). Issues included construction of terms governing events of default, validity of demands, economic duress and waiver (settled during trial; with Richard Salter QC).

Clydesdale Financial Services and ors v Smailes, Jiva Solicitors LLP and ors. (Ch D; David Richards J, 2010) Acted on behalf of claimant funders to recover security under complex litigation funding arrangements following sale of solicitors practices. Defendants included former administrators and solicitors firms in liquidation; issues include validity of assignments, tracing and priority of securities (settled with Jonathan Mark Phillips).

Advised European bank on events of default and enforcing rights under credit arrangements (2010).

Advising London investment fund and fund manager on dispute arising out of structured notes issued by a foreign government (2009).

IFE Fund SA v Goldman Sachs International (2007) 1 Lloyd's Rep 264 (Commercial Ct; Toulson J); (2007) 2 Lloyd's Rep 449 (CA) - acted at trial and on appeal on behalf of investment fund in claim against arranger of syndicated loan facility for negligent misrepresentation and non-disclosure (with Jonathan Nash QC).

Rajesh's experience covers fraud claims and obtaining freezing, search and asset preservation orders; asset tracing work, money-laundering and restitutionary remedies; specific disclosure applications and applications for the release of evidence and assets under civil freezing orders and criminal restraint orders (under POCA).

Current and recent work has involved trials, interim applications and injunction proceedings in the Commercial and Mercantile Courts:

Eclipse Film Partners (No. 35) v HMRC [2015] EWCA Civ 95 - acting for HMRC in successful challenges to film finance and tax avoidance schemes (with Malcolm Gammie QC).

Hirco plc v Hiranandani et al (Isle of Man High Court; Staff of Govt Division) acting on behalf of defendant former Chairman defending allegations of fraud and negligence in relation to AIM company's foreign investments (with Richard Salter QC, ongoing)

A v B (QBD) acting on behalf of leading global power company defending claims related to alleged frauds by agent (with Ewan McQuater QC, settled 2014)

Stokors and ors v IG Markets Ltd [2013] EWHC 631 (Comm); [2012] EWCA Civ 1706 Acted on behalf of claimant investors in claim for dishonest assistance and knowing receipt against CFD provider (with Jonathan Nash QC, Commercial Court)

Acting on behalf of investment fund in dispute over South Asian power plant involving Cayman and Singaporean parties; acting with New York and Singapore counsel; SIAC arbitration rules, Singapore seat (2011).

Honua Securities and ors v SMI Hyundai Corp and ors (US District Court, Virginia) - advised plaintiff investor on dispute relating to a bond issue, fraudulent misrepresentation and provided expert evidence on the interpretation of bond and guarantee provisions. Damages of c. US$100m awarded at trial (2011).

Towler v Wills [2010] EWHC 1209 (Comm) (Teare J). Acted for defendant former company director and shareholder in successful strike out of £2.5 million claim alleging dishonest concealment of conflicts of interest and breaches of shareholder agreement. Alternative ground for strike out was that majority of claims were for reflective loss.

EMDA Business Holdings and ors v GEV Offshore Ltd and ors. (Commercial Ct 2010). Acting on behalf of claimant Swiss and BVI companies in action for damages and equitable compensation arising out of alleged misappropriation of company monies, breaches of fiduciary duty by former directors, dishonest assistance, knowing receipt and passing off (with Paul Lowenstein QC).

Acted on behalf of claimant multinational pharmaceutical companies in two arbitrations involving UK, Swedish and Bulgarian parties; issues included breach of contract, alleged bribery, commercial agency, standards of proof in international arbitration; BCCI arbitration rules, Bulgaria seat (with Jonathan Nash QC, 2007-09).

MODSAF v FAZ Aviation and Anor [2008] 1 All ER (Comm) 372 (Langley J). Acted for a foreign government in multi-jurisdictional claim against an aviation company and its director concerning a substantial alleged procurement fraud involving issues of bribery and domestic jurisdiction under EC Regulation 44/2001. Issues also included effect of UN sanctions, domestic law implementation of UN regime and the relationship between civil actions and criminal restraint orders (with David Quest).

Bank of Cyprus v Ilyas (QBD; Penry-Davey J and Davis J 2008) - obtained freezing injunction on behalf of bank against company director in respect of misappropriated loan monies.

SecTrack NV v Satamatics Ltd and Anor [2007] EWHC 3003 (Comm) (Flaux J) - acted for Belgian satellite telematics distributor in an action to prevent misuse of confidential information; obtained "springboard" injunction and other orders for preservation of evidence, delivery up and imaging of computers. Claim involved alleged breaches of confidence and dishonest assistance (with Paul Lowenstein, settled before trial).

National Grid plc v McKenzie and Ors (Ch D; David Richards J and Park J 2006) - acted for claimant in obtaining search and freezing orders in relation to bribery and fraud claims (part of counsel team with Andrew Onslow QC).

Cable & Wireless and Pender v Valentine and Ors (Commercial Ct; Gloster J, 2005-06) - acted on behalf of joint administrators of Guernsey insurance company defending dishonest assistance and proprietary claims in an alleged reinsurance fraud (led by Richard Salter QC, settled 12 weeks into trial).

Simply Loans v Wood and Ors [2006] EWHC 805 (Ch); [2006] All ER (D) 222 (Feb) (Park J) - acted on behalf of a company director defending allegations of breach of fiduciary duty and proprietary claims; obtained variations to freezing orders in relation to legal costs and sale of property.

Rajesh deals with a broad range of commercial disputes including the sale of goods and financial instruments, claims for breach of warranty and misrepresentation following sale of businesses or plant, break up of joint venture and shareholder disputes, commercial agency, media, internet and telecommunications disputes and insurance.

Examples of current and recent work include:

Globe Motors Inc. and another v TRW Lucas Varity Electrics Steering Ltd [2014] EWHC 3718 (Comm) Acted on behalf of the successful claimant, a major US automotive parts manufacturer, at 10 week trial in dispute with its UK customer arising out of the termination of an exclusive supply agreement, involving contractual and tort claims (with Paul Lowenstein QC, on appeal)

A v B (QBD) acting on behalf of leading global power company defending claims related to alleged frauds by agent (with Ewan McQuater QC, settled 2014)

Stokors and ors v IG Markets Ltd [2013] EWHC 631 (Comm); [2012] EWCA Civ 1706 Acted on behalf of claimant investors in claim for dishonest assistance and knowing receipt against CFD provider (with Jonathan Nash QC, Commercial Court)

Clydesdale Financial Services and ors v Smailes, Jiva Solicitors LLP and ors. (Ch D; David Richards J, 2010) Acted on behalf of claimant funders to recover security under complex litigation funding arrangements following sale of solicitors practices. Defendants included former administrators and solicitors firms in liquidation; issues include validity of assignments, tracing and priority of securities (settled with Jonathan Mark Phillips).

GMAC-RFC v Watson & Brown and Connells (London Mercantile Court - acting in managed litigation of fifty claims for conveyancing negligence and breach of fiduciary duty against solicitors and for valuation negligence against valuers (with Paul Lowenstein QC, 2009-10).

Advising London investment fund and fund manager on dispute arising out of structured notes issued by a foreign government (2009).

Acted on behalf of BVI company defending claim for US$5 million under alleged loan agreement in respect of Zimbabwean gold mining interests (Commercial Ct 2009).

IFE Fund SA v Goldman Sachs International (2007) 1 Lloyd's Rep 264 (Commercial Ct; Toulson J); (2007) 2 Lloyd's Rep 449 (CA) - acted at trial and on appeal on behalf of investment fund in claim against arranger of syndicated loan facility for negligent misrepresentation and non-disclosure (with Jonathan Nash QC).

Post Scriptum Ltd v Dar Al Watan KSC (QBD; Field J); (see LTL 19/11/07) - sole advocate at trial on behalf of defendant Kuwaiti publishing company in a dispute over alleged breaches of contractual and agency/fiduciary duties arising out of an international distribution agreement.

Rajesh also acts in a range of insurance-related disputes. (Commercial Ct 2009)

In Munich Re and ors v Hutchison 3G (Commercial Ct 2009) Rajesh acted on behalf of H3G in ongoing dispute over alleged prejudicing of insurers' subrogated rights (with Andrew Fletcher QC).

In Cable & Wireless and Pender v Valentine and Ors (Commercial Ct; Gloster J 2005-06) he acted on behalf of joint administrators of a Guernsey insurance company defending dishonest assistance and proprietary claims in an alleged reinsurance fraud (with Richard Salter QC, settled 12 weeks into trial).

His experience extends to copyright matters and litigation to recover royalties in a variety of disputes in the entertainment and media field, involving parties ranging from recording artists to videogame publishers. Particular interest in the field of computer and internet based gaming disputes.

In Winwood v Blackwell (Ch D) Rajesh acted on interim applications for defendant on claim for monies for alleged shareholding following sale of Island Records (with Andrew Sutcliffe QC, 2009).

In Crave Entertainment Ltd v Play It and Ors (Ch D), he acted on behalf of a US video game publisher in dispute over copyright and licensing issues (with Paul Lowenstein, 2006-2007).

Rajesh advises on a variety of company law issues, especially in relation to directors' duties, boardroom disputes and advising shareholders over shareholder agreements and unfair prejudice actions.

Current and recent work includes:

Advising shareholder of BVI company in shareholder dispute, responding to petitions for unfair prejudice and equitable winding up (ongoing)

Advising on claims for breach of directors’ duties and alleged fraud in shareholder disputes (with Richard Salter QC, ongoing).

Towler v Wills [2010] EWHC 1209 (Comm) (Teare J). Acted for defendant former company director and shareholder in successful strike out of £2.5 million claim alleging dishonest concealment of conflicts of interest and breaches of shareholder agreement. Alternative ground for strike out was that majority of claims were for reflective loss.

Acting for majority shareholders defending s.994 (unfair prejudice) proceedings (Ch D; settled 2009).

Advised international IT infrastructure company on disputes, directors' duties and conflicts of interest arising out of TfL shareholder agreements (2008).

Advising generally in relation to shareholder agreements and potential actions against majority shareholders (2008).

Stone v X Ltd (Ch D) - instructed on behalf of company and directors responding to s459 petition (former unfair prejudice provisions) and questions relating to corporate governance and share valuations (2004-06).

Rajesh has experience of the multi-jurisdictional and conflicts of law issues that often arise in disputes involving international parties, examples are:

Hirco plc v Hiranandani et al (Isle of Man High Court; Staff of Govt Division) acted in jurisdiction challenges in the Isle of Man on behalf of defendant former Chairman defending allegations of fraud and negligence in relation to AIM company's foreign investments (with Richard Salter QC, ongoing)

Acting on behalf of claimant mining company resisting s9 Arbitration Act 1996 application for stay (Commercial Court, 2012)

International Consolidated Minerals Ltd and others v Precious Metal Capital Corporation (Commercial Ct 2008) - advised and acted for the defendant international mining corporation to resist an anti-suit injunction relating to Canadian proceedings between these and other parties concerning the ownership of Peruvian mining rights (with Paul Lowenstein QC).

MODSAF v FAZ Aviation and Anor [2008] 1 All ER (Comm) 372 (Langley J). Acted for a foreign government in multi-jurisdictional claim against an aviation company and its director concerning a substantial alleged procurement fraud involving issues of bribery and domestic jurisdiction under EC Regulation 44/2001. Issues also included effect of UN sanctions, domestic law implementation of UN regime and the relationship between civil actions and criminal restraint orders (with David Quest).

NV v Satamatics Ltd and Anor [2007] EWHC 3003 (Comm) (Flaux J) - acted for Belgian satellite telematics distributor in an action to prevent misuse of confidential information; obtained "springboard" injunction and other orders for preservation of evidence, delivery up and imaging of computers. Claim involved alleged breaches of confidence and dishonest assistance (with Paul Lowenstein, settled before trial).

Advised New York-based website owner on potential jurisdiction challenges to claim for transfer of website being brought in English courts (2008).

Rajesh advises on interpretation of complex structured finance documentation for the purpose of restructuring proposals and also for related disputes, including over bondholder issues. Rajesh also carries out regular corporate and personal insolvency work in the High Court on behalf of creditors and respondent companies. Acts for and against liquidators, administrators and receivers. Personal insolvency work includes acting for trustees in bankruptcy with a focus on asset recovery and disputes relating to trusts and beneficial interests.

Current and recent restructuring and insolvency work includes:

Advising on just and equitable winding up and potential exit strategies in shareholder disputes over BVI entities (with Richard Salter QC, ongoing).

Advising on voting rights and share purchase in the context of a corporate restructuring (2013)

Advising on the restructuring of the debts of a European conglomerate (with Ewan McQuater QC, 2011).

Advised on the interpretation of unilateral amendment and related provisions in bond conditions further to a dispute over mandatory convertible securities (with Ewan McQuater QC, 2011).

Hobbs v Gibson and Tailby [2010] EWHC 3676 (HHJ Charles Purle QC) - acted on behalf of defendant liquidators in application to remove.

Advising the Office of Fair Trading on insolvency issues relating to competition proceedings (2010)

Clydesdale Financial Services and ors v Smailes, Jiva Solicitors LLP and ors. (Ch D; David Richards J, 2010) Acted on behalf of claimant funders to recover security under complex litigation funding arrangements following sale of solicitors practices. Defendants included former administrators and solicitors firms in liquidation; issues include validity of assignments, tracing and priority of securities (settled with Jonathan Mark Phillips).

Acted for company in injunction proceedings to restrain exercise of administrators' powers where creditor's right to appoint following event of default was disputed (Ch D; Lewison J, 2008).

Acted for liquidator in claim to recover monies from vendors of company under share sale agreement (QBD; settled 2009).

Advised European bank on partnership and related insolvency issues arising out of the dissolution of a London law firm (2008).

Advised administrators of property company in relation to breaches of contract and claims for specific performance (2008).

Advised German company on claim against English administrators further to retention of title clauses (2008).

Hill v RFS Limited [2006] All ER (D) 227 (Nov) (Ch D; Mark Cawson QC) - acted for creditor finance company in appeal from application to dismiss statutory demand.

Deals with a variety of negligence actions, with a particular focus on advice in relation to financial instruments (including FSMA issues) and other investments, solicitors and valuers'/surveyors' negligence.

Examples of current and recent work include:

Acted on behalf of individual in claim over negligent investment of pension fund, issues include damages under FSMA s.150, breach of advisory agreement and duty of care, breach of fiduciary duty (settled 2014).

Advice on potential claims against corporate finance, legal and accountancy advisors in relation to investment in foreign public services company (2014).

Acting for financial services advisory company on contribution claims arising out of the alleged misselling of investment products (ongoing).

GMAC-RFC v Watson & Brown and Connells (London Mercantile Court - acting in managed litigation of fifty claims for conveyancing negligence and breach of fiduciary duty against solicitors and for valuation negligence against valuers (with Paul Lowenstein QC, 2009-10).

IFE Fund SA v Goldman Sachs International (2007) 1 Lloyd's Rep 264 (Commercial Ct; Toulson J); (2007) 2 Lloyd's Rep 449 (CA) - acted at trial and on appeal on behalf of investment fund in claim against arranger of syndicated loan facility for negligent misrepresentation and non-disclosure (with Jonathan Nash QC).

Munich Re and ors v Hutchison 3G (Commercial Ct 2009) - acted on behalf of H3G in ongoing dispute over alleged prejudicing of insurers' subrogated rights (with Andrew Fletcher QC: 2009-10).

Acting for and advised insurers and insureds in a range of matters including fraudulent claims/ use of fraudulent devices and repudiation of policies (2007).

Rajesh was appointed Junior Counsel to the Crown (B Panel) in 2013, having served on the C Panel since 2008. Further to his appointment he has acted for HMRC in matters relating to tax avoidance, bondholder issues and insolvency. Rajesh advised the OFT on regulatory governance relating to payday lending. He has advised UK and foreign government departments on questions of private and public international law.

Rajesh is admitted to the New York Bar. He has a background in public international law and was an intern to the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in 2004.

COMBAR

MCIArb

Commercial Fraud Lawyers Association

London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association

Middle Temple

New York State Bar Association

ICC UK

LCIA and YIAG

"Inconsistent Dispute Resolution Clauses" - Lexis Nexis Webinar, 18th November, 2016.

“ISDA Master Agreement: Party Choice versus non-derogable state law” – Journal of International Banking and Financial Law, Vol 31 No.7, July/August 2016 (with Hannah Glover).

"Suing insolvent banks: can parties preserve their choice of jurisdiction?" - Journal of International Banking and Financial Law, Vol 27 No. 4, April 2012.

Chapter on Conflicts of Law and Illegality in relation to documentary credits in Documentary Credits - Jack, Malek & Quest (4th Ed; 2009).

Independence and Impartiality: the situation of English barristers acting in arbitrations' - Transnational Dispute Management Vol 5 Issue 4: July 2008.

Review Article - 'National Treatment and WTO Dispute Settlement' - World Trade Review Vol 1 Issue 3 Nov 2002.

BA Hons (Oxon) - English

BA Hons (Cantab) - Law

LLM (NYU School of Law) - International Law

Conversational French and Sinhala