Satya is a commercial barrister with a broad range of experience in international commercial litigation, international arbitration and shipping law.

Satya is instructed in a wide range of commercial disputes, shipping (wet and dry) and international commercial arbitration. Recent work includes an instruction as junior counsel in a large wet shipping dispute and advisory work in a sports arbitration. During her three-month secondment to Horwich Farrelly solicitors, Satya gained experience in insurance and reinsurance, sports law and shipping and commodities. Previous experience also includes advocacy and advisory work in contractual, company and property disputes. Satya frequently appears in county courts on such matters.

Prior to joining 36 Stone, Satya completed a PhD in International Arbitration and International Law at Queen Mary University of London. During that time, she gained expertise in conflicts of laws and international arbitration (both international commercial and investor-State). Satya is a former participant of the Willem C Vis International Commercial Arbitration moot, where she won awards both as an Oral and Written finalist.

Satya is currently working in a probationary role at 36 Stone after a successful pupillage with the 36 Group.

Key cases & testimonials

  • Instructed as junior counsel alongside KC in a high-value wet shipping dispute.
  • Advisory work on a sports arbitration with multiple defendants in multiple jurisdictions.
  • Successfully obtaining permission to appeal a decision on the survival of a (letting) agent’s fee after termination of an agency agreement.
  • Hearings concerning the infringement of an intellectual property right and the failure of landlords to apply for HMO licenses. The latter settled but the judge stated it gave rise to “novel” questions of law.
  • Advisory work to blockchain providers on the Electronic Trade Documents Act.
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Areas of expertise

Satya accepts instructions in both international commercial and investor-State arbitration.

Current work includes:

  • Instructed as a junior, alongside a KC and senior barrister, in a high value wet shipping dispute subject to arbitration.
  • Tribunal Secretary work on a MMTA arbitration.

During pupillage:

  • Drafting submissions in a shipping arbitration involving questions related to frustration of a charterparty and entitlement to demurrage and subrogation.
  • Drafting an arbitration award under the Arbitration Act 1996 on the recoverability of loss in a dispute concerning the re-delivery of bunkers and lost business opportunities, including complex issues relating to use of conflicting expert evidence and quantification.
  • Drafting submissions concerning force majeure as a defence to demurrage under a sales contract subject to a GAFTA arbitration.
  • Sending out Procedural Orders, managing an arbitration and understanding the arguments in an arbitration under German Law.
  • Assisting on appeals against arbitral awards, including s. 57 and s. 68 challenges.

Recent work includes:

  • Advisory work concerning jurisdiction and choice of law in a multi-party sports arbitration.
  • Advisory work on jurisdiction and choice of law issues arising from tortious claims occurring onboard a ship.
  • Instructed on a hearing concerning the infringement of an intellectual property right.
  • During secondment to Horwich Farrelly, drafting particulars of claim for non-payment under insurance policies and providing advice on construction of agreements.
  • Instructed on property case concerning failure to apply for a HMO license and whether the agent or landlord was the “direct landlord”. The case settled but the Judge said it would have given rise to new questions of law.

During pupillage:

  • Research concerning an application for a worldwide freezing injunction against a cryptocurrency exchange.
  • Assisting on research, including crucial points of law put to the judge, during a civil fraud trial.
  • Assisting in drafting Grounds of Appeal and an Advice in relation to a public authority decision on the taxation of a biofuel.
  • Drafting particulars of claim concerning alleged professional negligence concerning solicitors’ advice.

Satya accepts instructions in shipping and international trade. Her experience spans both wet and dry shipping.

 

Recent work has included:

  • Assistance in collating expert reports and understanding and providing advice on gaps in evidence during large-scale wet shipping arbitration.
  • Advisory work to blockchain providers on the Electronic Trade Documents Act.
  • Drafting Particulars of Claim for various cargo claims.

Satya gained the following experience during pupillage:

  • Assisting in drafting an award subject to the Singapore Arbitration Act concerning a claim for hire based on breaches under a charterparty.
  • Assisting in drafting submissions on breach of various obligations in a sales contract relating to laytime and demurrage.
  • Drafting effective chronologies in shipping disputes which assist defences against demurrage in various force majeure situations.
  • Assisting in drafting submissions in a high-profile shipping dispute concerning whether a charterparty had been frustrated by force majeure and whether demurrage was due.

Further information

Satya regularly writes and speaks about international commercial arbitration, private international law and public international law matters. She has a particular expertise in questions of jurisdiction which lends itself well to working on cross-border disputes.

Satya previously taught Equity and Trusts at Queen Mary University and was a Visiting Lecturer in Advocacy and Mooting at Westminster University.

Should you wish Satya to present on a topic at your organisation, please do not hesitate to contact her clerks at clerks@36stone.co.uk.

Recent talks include:

Together with Charles Debattista (36 Stone) to two commercial law firms entitled, “To ask or not to ask? To probe or not to probe? Arbitrators and due diligence? The High Court in Federal Republic of Nigeria v Process & Industrial Developments Ltd [2023] EWHC 2638 (Comm).”

‘The Scope of Authority of International Arbitral Tribunals: Consistent Principles in National Courts’ (by invitation to the Sorbonne, PhD Conference between Queen Mary and Sorbonne, July 2019)

‘Common Principles of Authority of International Arbitral Tribunals in National Courts’, Atlas Agora two-week competitive transnational law programme at University College Dublin (June 2019)

‘The Scope of International Arbitral Authority and National Court Enforcement Authority’, paper presented at Glasgow Postgraduate Conference (Matthew Happold, Anni Pues) (May 2019)

‘The Enrica Lexie and Judicial Deference in International Law’, paper presented to the Society of Legal Scholars Graduate Conference (Sept 2018)

PhD (Law, International Law and International Arbitration), Queen Mary University of London. Thesis title: “The Lawful Scope of International Arbitral Authority as a Source of International Law: Common Approaches by National Courts to Enforcement Jurisdiction. Supervisors: Dr Stephen Allen and Professor Julian Lew KC.

BVS (Bar Course), City University of London.

LLM (Commercial Law), University of Edinburgh.

LLB (Law with German Law), University of Birmingham with year abroad at the Free University of Berlin.

Appointments & Memberships

The Honourable Society of Middle Temple

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Student Member)

Arbitrator at the Willem C Vis International Commercial moot for students (2022)

Arbitrator at multiple pre-moots to the Willem C Vis Moot, e.g. Arbitrator at Edinburgh Vis Pre Moot (Mar 2019, 2017) (alongside Rt Hon Lord Hamilton in 2017)

COMBAR (including as mentor for underrepresented groups)

LCIA Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG)

ICC Young Arbitration and ADR Forum (YAAF)

Arbitral Women

 

External Publications

‘Immunities and Arbitration: A New Lex Specialis Regime’ (2021) 22(8) German Law Journal 1555.

‘Enforcing International Arbitral Authority in National Courts’ (2020) 86 Arbitration 38 (CiArb).

‘Rethinking Adjudicative Jurisdiction in International Law’ (2019) 29 Washington Law Review 173.

‘Comparing the Role of the Courts in English and German Arbitration Law: Should Party Autonomy or Certainty Be Preferred?’ (2016) 1 The European Law Students Association Law Review 169 (re-published as best article in The Asian Law Students Association Law Review).

 

German (fluent)

French (advanced)