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Gurnani, Neerja
Direct Tel: +44 20 7653 2098, Direct Fax: +44 20 7653 2100
Tel: +44 20 7653 2000 Fax: +44 20 7653 2100

Neerja Gurnani is an Associate in Quinn Emanuel’s London office.  She is a member of the firm’s international arbitration and litigation practice groups, and her practice focuses on investor-State disputes, commercial litigation and State v State disputes. Neerja is involved in some of the London office’s largest arbitration matters under major institutional rules including the ICSID, UNCITRAL, ICC and LCIA Rules. She is also involved in major litigation matters handled by the firm, including Phones 4u v EE & Ors and Carillion v KPMG.

Neerja received her Bachelor of Civil Laws (BCL) and MPhil (Law) from the University of Oxford, specialising in international arbitration and commercial disputes.  She was a recipient of both the Oxford HRH – Rhodes University Fellowship and the Salve Scholarship. Previously, Neerja has interned at the Supreme Court of India as well as with top-tier Indian law firms, and clerked with a judge at the High Court of New Delhi. She has provided pro bono legal assistance to various non-profit organisations, such as Oxford Pro Bono Publico and Human Rights Law Network (Delhi).  Neerja has extensive moot court experience and has acted as a judge for the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition since 2018.

  • University of Oxford
    (Master of Philosophy (Law), distinction, 2019)
  • University of Oxford
    (Bachelor of Civil Laws (BCL), merit, 2018)
  • Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi
    (Bachelor of Law, Honours, 2017)
  • Solicitor, England and Wales

  • Advocate, Republic of India

  • Conflict Between Trade and Environment at The World Trade Organization: Journal of Legal Research and Analysis, ISSN 2454-5120, Volume 1, Issue 2, 2015.
  • Emerging Jurisprudence of Article XX (g) of GATT: Balancing fair trade and sustainability: ALSD Student Journal, ISSN 2249-4421, Volume 4, 2016.