Nikita PANSE

Counsel, Secretary

Luxembourg (LU)

+33 7 52 53 31 25


English, French, hindi, marathi

Practice area

  • Contract Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Employment
  • Entertainment /Media
  • Intellectual Property
  • Investment Dispute
  • Investment Funds
  • Joint Ventures / Consortia / Shareholder Agreements
  • Maritime / Shipping
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Oil and Gas
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Real Estate
  • Telecommunication
  • Transport /Infrastructure


Educational/ Current position / Professional Experience

a.      LLM in International Arbitration and Dispute Settlement (TADS LLM) from Sciences Po, Paris. Graduated in January 2022 with a 3.5 GPA. Recipient of the LLM’s tuition-fee waiver scholarship.

b.      Bachelor of Laws (BSL LLB) from ILS Law College in Pune, India. Graduated with a first-class degree in 2017.

c.      Diploma in International Business Laws and Corporate Laws in India (DIBL & CLI) from Symbiosis International University. Graduated in 2014 with a first-class commendation.

Current Position

a.      Currently employed as a Tribunal Secretary for the inter-state trade law arbitration between the European Union and the Southern African Customs Union.

Incoming trainee at Profile Investment, which is a third-party fund that invests in international arbitrations

Arbitration Experience

Counsel & Secretary Experience

Assisted as Counsel in more than 15 domestic arbitration cases in India dealing with contract law, construction law, intellectual property rights, energy, telecommunications, maritime law, investment law & insurance law.

Assisted as Counsel in more than 6 international arbitration cases (some conducted ad hoc and some administered by the SIAC, ICC, LCIA and DIAC) dealing with international trade law, corporate law, contract law & construction law. Assisted as Secretary to Tribunal in the EU-SACU inter-state trade arbitration.

Noteworthy cases:

i.                 Represented a UK-based construction company in enforcing a London-seated LCIA award in India. Recognition was resisted by the opponent arguing that the interest awarded had a punitive component that offended Indian public policy.

ii.                Represented an Indian stock exchange company in a dispute initiated by a US financial indices provider alleging unlawful termination of the joint venture agreement administered by SIAC.

iii.              Represented the award creditor in enforcement proceedings in India in collaboration with a Paris-based law firm. Award was rendered in Paris in a dispute administered by the ICC.

Publications and Speaking Engagements

a.      Mbengue & Panse, ‘Health and International Trade Law’ in Oxford Commentary of International Health Regulations (forthcoming).

b.      Mbengue & Panse, ‘Historical Overview of International Claims Commissions’ in Edward Elgar Research Handbook on International Claims Commissions (forthcoming).

c.      Mbengue & Panse, ‘Article 62 (Rebus Sic Stantibus)’ in Andreas Kulick and Michael Waibel (eds) Commentary on General International Law in International Investment Law (forthcoming).

d.      Panse, ‘Survey of the Inter-relationship Between Intellectual Property Rights Violations and International Crime’ National Conference on Law and Justice Auro University, Surat 2014 ISBN 13: 978-81-928189-6-2.


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