Gladwin Issac is an India-qualified lawyer (2018), currently pursuing the LL.M. in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS), with a focus on international commercial and investment treaty arbitration.
Prior to joining the MIDS, he gained significant work experience through internship placements with GAR 100 law firms in India (Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co., Economic Laws Practice), an intergovernmental organisation (UNCITRAL), India’s Ministry of Law and Justice (Law Commission of India), an investment policy think tank (International Institute for Sustainable Development), and a leading arbitral institution in the Asia-Pacific region (Asian International Arbitration Centre), where he worked on a broad range of law and policy issues in the field of international dispute settlement.
Gladwin holds a first-class honours degree in law (LL.B.) from Gujarat National Law University, India (2018), where his thesis focussed on examining the dispute resolution provisions of the 2015 Indian Model BIT in light of the global backlash against the investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) mechanism. He has also pursued advanced courses from the International Academy of Arbitration Law (2018), the World Trade Institute (2018) and the Xiamen Academy of International Law (2019). At law school, he served as Research Assistant to Professor Bimal N. Patel, providing assistance in the research of his book, India and International Litigation (Eastern Book Company, 2018), which provides a comprehensive analysis of the international litigation cases taken by and against India at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS), the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) and the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
International Commercial Arbitration
International Economic Law
International Dispute Settlement
General International Law