Ms. Kanika Gupta is a lawyer specializing in international arbitration including investor-state dispute settlement. Ms. Gupta received her Master of Law degree from Columbia Law School where she was also a recipient of Jagdish Bhagwati fellowship for trade and investment laws.
Before pursuing masters, Ms. Gupta worked as a Legal Associate with the International Investment Agreement Division at the Ministry of Finance, Government of India, where she worked on drafting and negotiations of Foreign Trade Agreements and Bilateral Investment Treaties including the revised Indian Model Bilateral Investment Treaty. Ms. Gupta also worked on investor-state arbitrations and related domestic litigation in the Supreme Court of India. Prior to joining the Ministry of Finance, she worked with the corporate, infrastructure and dispute resolution practice groups at law firms in India including Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh a Shroff & Co., Mumbai.
She is also a fellow at the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment where her research work focuses on the analysis of current trends in the drafting of the international investment agreements and interaction of investment arbitration with other obligations and rights.