Puhazh Gandhi P

Contact Information
Mobile : +91 9840363897
E-mail: puhazh@spabandco.com



Education LL.M., New York University School of Law (Deans Scholar, International Law and Human Rights Fellow), 2009
PGCITL., European University Institute and ILO, Turin, Italy, 2008
LL.B., University of Kerala (Gold medalist),India, 2000
B.Sc Chemistry (Ist class honours)., M.S University, India, 1997
Bar Qualifications and Language Proficiency

1. Admitted to the Indian bar in 2000.

2. Solicitor, Supreme Court of England and Wales.

He speaks Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi.

Areas of Expertise Puhazh is the Managing Partner in the firm. Puhazh’s practice area includes Infrastructure, Banking and Corporate, International Trade (WTO), Information Technology, Alternate Dispute resolution and International Investments. He has led numerous transactions in Singapore, Brunei, Srilanka etc.
Puhazh is a consultant to a number of reputed law firms in the Asian region including LAW ASIA, a leading international law firm headquartered in Singapore.
A record holder in his LL.B (First rank holder) programme bagging nine gold medals from the University of Kerala. Did his M.Phil in International Law from India’s top ranking University, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. A Deans (Merit) Scholar at New York University School of Law for his LLM, where he was also awarded the prestigious International Law and Human Rights fellowship.
Puhazh has worked as a lawyer at the Appellate body Secretariat of the World Trade Organization at Geneva. He was a member of the Team, which assisted the WTO Appellate body in deciding the famous dispute of U.S v. Canada, the Soft wood Lumber VI, and U.S v. E.C, the Zeroing case. He also worked as the Assistant Coordinator (Academics) for the Regional Trade Policy Course conducted by the World Trade Organization at the National University of Singapore in which Senior/Mid level civil servants from thirty different countries were imparted training in Trade Law.
Recently he was a Visiting Expert for Judge Mr Rene Blattamann at the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague, to advise him in the trial of Mr Thomas Lubanga Dyilo, a Congolese war lord. It is a rare honor for any lawyer and only senior judges, prosecutors, senior attorneys from leading law firms, professors of international law were invited by ICC for such a position.

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