Mr. Ashish Chandra is a Managing Associate in the International Trade/WTO practice group of the Firm. The Chambers-Asia Pacific 2018 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 2018 rankings as “Next Generation Lawyers” in the arena of WTO/International Trade.
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 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 advised the Government of India on countervailing duty investigations initiated by other countries.
Ashish 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 also sits on panels of moot court competitions on International trade and is also invited to speak on trade law issues.