Mr. Ashish Chandra is a Partner Designate in the International Trade/WTO practice group of the Firm. Mr. Chandra has extensive experience in WTO Dispute Settlement proceedings wherein recently he represented the Government of India in its first Compliance proceedings under Article 21.5 of the DSU as well as India’s first Arbitration proceedings under Article 22.6 of the DSU. He was also India’s lead counsel in the appeal before the WTO Appellate Body in WT/DS430.
Additionally, Mr. Chandra has also extensively advised various Government departments as well as private organizations on various policy issues vis-a-vis the WTO covered agreements. Mr. Chandra also regularly represents clients in antidumping duty; countervailing duty and safeguard duty investigations before the DGTR as well as before the appellate forums such as the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India; High Courts and the Hon’ble CESTAT. He has also represented Indian exporters in trade remedial investigations initiated by other jurisdictions and has also advised the Government of India on countervailing duty investigations initiated by other countries.
The Chambers-Asia Pacific ranking has recommended him for International Trade /WTO and notes that Mr. Chandra attracts praise for being "exceptional in his knowledge of the subject matter, and in his presentation and advocacy before the DGAD”. In addition to the above, Mr. Ashish Chandra has also been recognized by the Legal 500 rankings as “Next Generation Lawyers” in the arena of WTO/International Trade.
Mr. Chandra has taught courses on Indian trade laws at the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Noida. He is also a frequent writer and has co-authored a chapter on SPS Agreement in the book “WTO Dispute Settlement at Twenty” published by Springer. He was recently invited to take a session on SPS Agreement for delegates from developing and least developing countries in a Specialized training programme on Standards, Regulations and WTO SPS and TBT Measures under the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) Programme of the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India.