IPBA 2021

Kshama Loya

Leader, International Dispute Resolution

Nishith Desai Associates


Kshama A. Loya is a Leader in the International Dispute Resolution practice at Nishith Desai Associates. She focusses on international commercial arbitration and investor-State arbitration. Kshama advises and represents clients in complex cross-border commercial disputes, public and private international law disputes, civil and criminal litigation, commercial litigation and litigation arising out of international and domestic arbitration in Indian courts. She has advised on issues arising in a range of industries including Energy, Mining, Infrastructure, Construction, Manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals and Life-sciences, Funds, Finance, Travel and Transportation, Automotive, Media and Entertainment, Aviation, Advertising etc.

Kshama regularly appears in courts and tribunals in India, and acts as counsel in domestic and international arbitration proceedings. Kshama began her practice as a counsel in the Chambers of (present) Justice S.V. Gangapurwala, High Court of Bombay. She has previously worked in London on international commercial and investor-State arbitrations. She has studied Negotiation at Harvard Law School. She has also taken special courses in cross-examination in international arbitration in London, and in international investment law in Switzerland.

Kshama frequently writes for reputed international publications and speaks at national and international conferences, and. She actively engages in training and development of students in international arbitration and advocacy through various activities.