Hanotiau & van den Berg

Shyam Balakrishnan

Shyam Balakrishnan

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Associate - Admitted in Maharashtra & Goa (India) and registered in Brussels

Shyam.Balakrishnan@hvdb.com T: +32 (0)2 290 39 00 F: +32 (0)2 290 39 39

Shyam Balakrishnan joined Hanotiau & van den Berg in 2020. His practice is focused on international commercial and investment arbitration, both ad hoc and under a variety of institutional rules. He acts as tribunal secretary or assistant to the tribunal in international arbitrations spanning various industry sectors.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Balakrishnan practised as an Associate in the dispute resolution team of Veritas Legal, Mumbai. In this capacity, Mr. Balakrishnan regularly advised and represented clients in complex civil and commercial cases before the Bombay High Court, and also in ad hoc and institutional arbitrations.

Mr. Balakrishnan graduated with a Bachelors of Arts and of Laws (B.A.LL.B (Hons.)) from the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata, India, in 2016. In 2019, he obtained his LL.M in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS) from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and the University of Geneva.

Mr. Balakrishnan is admitted to practice with the Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa and is registered with the Brussels Bar (B-list). He is a native English speaker but is also fluent in Hindi, Marathi and Tamil.