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Harshal is a counsel at Singularity Legal. He represents clients in international disputes ranging from industry sectors such as pharmaceuticals, automobiles, construction & engineering, banking & finance, transport & logistics, hospitality, etc.
Harshal holds an LLM from the MIDS Geneva program (2019-2020) specialising in investment and commercial arbitration. Previously, he has worked with the arbitration team of a premier Indian full-service law firm in New Delhi, an international arbitration boutique in Vienna and as an international case counsel at AIAC, Kuala Lumpur. He is also an accredited tribunal secretary by the HKIAC and listed on various tribunal secretary panels.
His range of experience includes advising and representing clients in international arbitrations under various rules like ICC, LCIA, DIAC, ADCCAC, VIAC, DIS, and JAMS seated in common and civil law jurisdictions.
• Representing a Canadian national in his dispute against a leading cryptocurrency exchange. (JAMS Rules, New York seated, New York law)
• Representing a Qatari HNI in his dispute under a settlement agreement with his Indian joint venture partner in an arbitration (DIAC Rules, English law, London-seated)
• Represented an Austrian engineering company against a Chinese automobile manufacturer (ICC Rules, Zurich seated, Swiss law)
• Represented a British distribution company against an Austrian trading company. (VIAC Rules, Vienna seated, Austrian law)
• Represented a Mexican industrial manufacturer against an Austrian financial entity in arbitration and related litigation. (VIAC Rules, Vienna seated, Austrian law)
• Representing a group of investors in enforcement and execution proceedings in Singapore and New Delhi arising out of an India-seated international commercial arbitration (Singapore High Court & Delhi High Court)
• Representing & advising a Qatari HNI in connected court proceedings arising out of a London-seated arbitration in Singapore, DIFC, Switzerland, and Cayman Islands (Singapore, DIFC, Switzerland & Cayman Islands courts)
• Representing a Middle East-based HNI against a global financial institution in disputes arising out ofhis wealth manageme nt portfolio. (DIFC Courts)
• Harshal Morwale, “Arbitration Versus Writ Petition Against The State Entities In India: How To Resolve The Jurisdictional Conundrum?” 10 (2) IJAL (2022) 53.
• Harshal Morwale, “Appealing the SIAC Court’s Decisions on Arbitrator Challenges- A Case for Reassessing Rule 16.4”, 40 (1) ASA Bulletin (2022) 61.
• Harshal Morwale and Mohamed Elnaggar, “The Curious Case Of Annulment Of Jurisdictional Award In The UAE: Jurisdiction, Admissibility And Practical Considerations”, 2 NUJS JODR 1 (2022) 36.
• Harshal Morwale, “Dispute Resolution Clause in the ICC Rules 2021: An Innovative Approach to Managing Claims Against the Institutions and Possible Implications” (The American Review of International Arbitration Blog, 20 November 2020)
• Harshal Morwale, “Jurisdiction Clause in the Liability Limitation Provision of the New LCIA Rules 2020: Reactive to Proactive, But is That Enough?” (Kluwer Arbitration Blog, 29 August 2020)
• Harshal Morwale, “International Law of State Immunity and Arbitral Awards: Hopeless Labor of Sisyphus?” (ICAR, 23 July 2020)