Biography

Param Bhalerao is an India qualified lawyer enrolled with the Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa. His areas of practice include international commercial arbitration, construction arbitration and commercial litigation.

Prior to joining the MIDS, Param worked with the international arbitration practice group of Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co. Param has represented a major interior fit-out contractor in a USD 56 million ICC international construction arbitration, an eco-construction company in an ad-hoc FIDIC construction arbitration, assisted a major investment fund in a post-M&A SIAC arbitration, and represented a rig management company with the enforcement of a first-of-its kind arbitral award arising out of a third party funded international arbitration. As a result of his practical experience and academic interests, Param has developed a keen interest in arbitration in the energy, construction and finance industries.

While he was a student at his alma mater, the Gujarat National Law University, Param represented his University at the 22nd Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court Competition, Vienna. Param's extra-curricular interests include bird watching, photography and sculpting.

Nationality

India

Working languages

English
Hindi

Other languages

German
Marathi

Location

Switzerland
Geneva

Previous location

India
Mumbai

Areas of Expertise

Investment Arbitration
International Commercial Arbitration
International Dispute Settlement
Transnational Litigation
International Arbitration
International Commercial Law
General International Law
Construction Law
Energy Law

Bar information

India, Maharashtra & Goa, 2019