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Chinmayi has experience across 3VB’s main areas of practice with a particular interest in banking and finance, commercial arbitration, civil fraud as well as public and private international law.

Before coming to the Bar, Chinmayi was the legal lead and registrar at the Centre for the Online Resolution of Disputes in India where she researched various aspects of arbitration law and helped facilitate arbitration proceedings. She also taught international law at the National Law Universities in Bangalore and Kolkata.

Chinmayi has also interned with a number of leading Indian commercial and tax law firms alongside her studies at university. 

Before taking tenancy, Chinmayi assisted her supervisors and other members of Chambers in various matters spanning 3VB’s practice areas including: 

  • a 60 million+ euro LCIA arbitration involving a state-owned fund and relating to a share purchase agreement
  • a 10 million pound claim in relation to undisclosed inducements and breaches of fiduciary duty in the context of forex hedging contracts
  • a multimillion USD LCIA arbitration in relation to a guarantee provided to a foreign bank
  • Jansen and Anr v Ten Financial LLP & Ors.: a multimillion pound claim brought for fraudulent misrepresentations, unlawful means conspiracy and the breach of regulatory rules in the context of investment advice
  • acting for a foreign state in a matter involving issues relating to state immunity, the enforcement of arbitral awards and disclosure  
  • a multi-million USD fraud claim involving a foreign state's public body
  • an LCIA arbitration involving questions of notification under a warranty, mitigation of loss and contractual interpretation
  • a jurisdictional dispute concerning the operation of the Brussels Recast Regulation and the implications of Brexit on European jurisdictional disputes
  • acting for the Guernsey financial services commission in enforcement proceedings against an insurance company and its managing director for repeated contraventions of the GFSC regulatory framework 
  • advising on questions of causation in a claim for unsuitable investment advice involving multiple financial advisors 
  • advising a large food service company on questions relating to the variation of contractual terms, limitation clauses and the test of reasonableness under Section 11 of the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977
  • advising on questions relating to the application of the FCA guidance in respect of insurance policies and business interruption due to Covid-19
  • advising on questions relating to winding up petitions under the Insolvency Act 1986
  • pro bono advice in relation to questions of secret commissions in respect of a secured loan agreement

Legal Lead and Registrar, Centre for the Online Resolution of Disputes, India (2019-2020)

Guest Faculty at the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS) (2020)

Visiting Faculty at the National Law School of India University (NLSIU) (2020 – Present)

2016:    B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) - NALSAR University, India

2017:    LL.M. (International Law) - University of Cambridge

2018:    GDL (Distinction) – University of Law, London-Bloomsbury

2019:    BPTC (VC)– BPP Law School

The Hague Academy of International Law, Public International Law Session (2015)

Semester Exchange at Santa Clara University, USA (2014)

Lord Denning Scholarship (2018)

BPP Excellence Award (2018)

BPP Pro Bono Award (2018)

Law First Scholarship (2017)

International Institute of Space Law (IISL) Young Scholar Award (2015)

International Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution University Gold Medal (2016)

Mr. Satti Satyanarayana Reddy Memorial University Gold Medal (2016)

CALI Award for the highest marks in Comparative Law (2014)

Witkin Award for the highest marks in International Humanitarian Law (2014)

National champion (India) and World octo-finalist, Philip C Jessup International Moot Court Competition (2014)

Asia-Pacific Regional Champion and World semi-finalist, Manfred Lachs International Moot Court Competition (2015)

National Finalist (India) and Advanced Rounds Team (World Finals), Philip C Jessup International Moot Court Competition (2016)

Hindi (fluent), Kannada (fluent)