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Chandrachud, Chintan

Chintan Chandrachud



Dr. Chintan Chandrachud is an associate in Quinn Emanuel’s London office. He joined the firm in 2016. His practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, tax litigation and international arbitration. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge on the subject of judicial review in India and the United Kingdom. He also holds graduate degrees from Oxford and Yale.


  • Yale Law School
    (L.L.M., 2016)
    • Yale Journal of International Law:
      • Editor

  • University of Cambridge
    (Ph.D., 2016)
    • Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law:
      • Managing Editor
    • Judge Evan Lewis-Thomas Scholarship
    • Modern Law Review Scholarship

  • University of Oxford
    (B.C.L, with distinction, 2012)
    (M. Phil., 2013)
    • J N Tata Scholarship
    • Law Faculty Graduate Scholarship

  • Government Law College
    (B.L.S., First Class Honours, 2009)
    (LL.B., First Class Honours, 2011)


Solicitor, England and Wales; Admitted to practice in India


  • English
  • Hindi
  • Marathi

Publications and Lectures

  • “Constitutional Falsehoods: The Fourth Judges Case and the Basic Structure Doctrine in India” in R. Albert, B. Oder (eds) ‘An Unconstitutional Constitution? Unamendability in Constitutional Democracies’ (Springer 2018, forthcoming).
  • “Anti-Corruption by Fiat: Structural Injunctions and Public Interest Litigation in the Supreme Court of India” (2018) Socio-Legal Review (forthcoming).
  • “Review of Unstable Constitutionalism – Law and Politics in South Asia” (2018) International Journal of Constitutional Law 690 (with P. J. Yap).
  • “Nehru, Non-Judicial Review and Constitutional Democracy” (2018) 2 Indian Journal of Constitutional & Administrative Law 45.
  • “Balanced Constitutionalism: Courts and Legislatures in India and the United Kingdom” (OUP, 2017).
  • “A new era of international tax disputes and arbitration?” Financier Worldwide, December 2017 (with L Fichardt).
  • “The new directive on tax dispute resolution mechanisms” Tax Journal, November 2017 (with L Fichardt).
  • “Proportionality, Judicial Reasoning, and the Indian Supreme Court” (2017) 1 Anti-Discrimination Law Review 87.
  • “Re-Making We the People (Review of ‘Making We the People’ by Chaihark Hahm and Sung Ho Kim)” (2017) 65 American Journal of Comparative Law 217.
  • “The (Fictitious) Doctrine of Legitimate Expectations in India” in Matthew Groves, Greg Weeks (eds) ‘Legitimate Expectations in the Common Law World’ (Hart, 2016).
  • “Measuring Constitutional Case Salience in the Indian Supreme Court” (2016) Journal of Indian Law and Society 42.
  • “Declarations of Unconstitutionality in India and the UK: Comparing the Space for Political Response” (2015) Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law 309.
  • “Constitutional Interpretation” in S Choudhry, M Khosla, P B Mehta (eds) ‘The Oxford Handbook of the Indian Constitution (OUP, 2015).
  • “Rights-Based Constitutional Review in the United Kingdom: From Form to Function” in J Bell, Marie-Luce Paris (eds)  ‘Rights-Based Constitutional Review in Europe’ (Edward Elgar, 2015) (with A Kavanagh).
  • “Reconfiguring the discourse on political responses to declarations of incompatibility” (2014) Public Law 624.
  • “International Humanitarian Law in Indian Courts: Application, Non-application, Misapplication” in D Jinks, J Maogoto, S Solomon (eds) ‘Applying International Humanitarian Law in Judicial and Quasi-Judicial Bodies: International and Domestic Aspects’ (TMC Asser Press, 2014).
  • “A Dual System of Copyright Protection for Films: Should India Go the Norowzian Way?”, (2010) 5 (3) Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice 163.