Sagar’s practice focuses on international arbitration, high-stakes complex commercial litigation, and public international law.

Sagar is dual-qualified to practice law in England & Wales and India. He has represented governments, corporates, and high-net-worth individuals in institutional (ICC, LCIA) and ad hoc arbitral proceedings in various jurisdictions, such as London, New York, and Paris, and in proceedings before the  English and Indian courts, including as a barrister. Sagar routinely advises clients in a wide range of sectors, including financial services, technology, energy, and infrastructure.

Before working at a magic circle law firm in London, Sagar practiced as a barrister before the Supreme Court of India and in various High Courts. He was also seconded to Lloyds Banking Group and Citibank, where he advised on a range of securities and financial products issues. Sagar graduated at the top of his class at National Law University, Jodhpur, with academic honors in international trade and investment laws. During law school, he was a senior editor of the Indian Journal of Arbitration Law.

Sagar is fluent in English, Hindi, and Kannada.

Sagar's experience includes:

  • Advising an international bank in an ICC arbitration regarding thousands of post-M&A warranty claims allegedly worth billions of dollars
  • Representing British Petroleum on a £1 billion UNCITRAL arbitration against the Government of India concerning several disputes arising under a production-sharing contract
  • Advising two leading energy companies in proceedings before the English Commercial Court and the Court of Appeal for interim measures under the Arbitration Act 1996 in a New York-seated arbitration
  • Representing an energy company in an investment arbitration under the UNCITRAL Rules against a CIS state arising out of a multibillion-dollar fine
  • Advising a Japanese car manufacturer on public international law remedies following changes to domestic company law in a G20 country
  • Advising an oil major in a LCIA arbitration concerning an oil pipeline in the North Sea
  • Representing the lead petitioners in a high-profile, successful constitutional challenge to antiquated laws that criminalised consensual same-sex relations before the Supreme Court of India reported as Navtej Singh Johar v Union of India AIR 2018 SC 4321
  • Advising an Indian automobile major in successfully obtaining interim relief from the Delhi High Court under the Indian Arbitration and Conciliation Act 1996
  • Representing the award debtor in enforcement proceedings of a SIAC arbitral award in the Delhi High Court
  • Assisting the amicus curiae in judicial proceedings before the Supreme Court of India concerning 1528 alleged extra-judicial killings by security personnel

  • National Law University, Jodhpur, LLB;B.A., with honors; 7 University gold medals for exceptional academic performance and outstanding mooting achievements
  • Xiamen Academy of International Law, Public International Law Programme

Bars

  • Solicitor of England & Wales
  • India

Young ICCA

Young International Arbitration Group

YSIAC

Young MCIA