Priya is a senior associate specialising in large scale complex litigation, arbitration and fraud and asset recovery. She has significant trial experience in addition to experience of interlocutory and post judgment applications including freezing injunctions, receivership orders and jurisdictional challenges. Her work covers proceedings in the High Court in London, international arbitrations and mediations.
Priya has acted in some of the firm's most high profile civil fraud cases. She is recognised as a 'next generation lawyer' by Legal 500 in the civil fraud category, reporting that she has "an excellent grasp of complex legal issues".
Priya acted for successful defendants Mr Izmaylov and Mr Skarga in the infamous Fiona Trust litigation. The team's work was praised by the judges of The Lawyer Awards for being "tactically and legally excellent". She also acted on the high profile BTA v Ablyazov litigation, one of the largest civil fraud claims to have ever come before the English courts. Priya is currently representing the former shareholders of Yukos Oil Company in relation to the enforcement in England of a US$50+ billion arbitration award against the Russian Federation. These cases like most of Priya's practice have involved a multi-jurisdictional element.
Priya is also the lead associate of Stephenson Harwood's India group and acts for a number of the leading Indian Banks.
Her clients include companies, directors, banks and high net worth individuals. She has particular experience in Russia, CIS and India related disputes.
Her knowledge of procedure and process is exceptional.