Shamilee Arora

Shamilee Arora

Associate and Solicitor Advocate


Shamilee is an associate in Dorsey & Whitney’s disputes team in London.
Shamilee has considerable experience acting for both commercial and private clients. Her practice includes international litigation and arbitration across a variety sectors and industries.

Education & Admissions

BPP University (Graduate Diploma in Law, 2013), Commendation

BPP University (Legal Practice Course, 2014), Distinction

University of Warwick (History & Politics BA Honours, 2012), First Class


  • England


  • English, French, Hindi, Urdu, Marathi and Gujarati


Representative Experience

  • CMOC Sales & Marketing Limited v Persons Unknown & 30 ors [2018] EWHC 2230 (Comm): Acted for international commodities business subject to a sophisticated Business Email Compromise fraud and obtained first-known reported worldwide freezing injunction against ‘Persons Unknown’.
  • Blackstar Advisors Ltd v Cheyne Capital International Ltd and another [2018] EWHC 3496 (Comm): Successfully defended claims against a leading hedge fund for alleged unpaid introducer fees in excess of EUR 40 million.
  • Blackstar Advisors Ltd v Cheyne Capital International Ltd and another [2019] EWCA Civ 2210: Successfully resisted appeal by an investment introducer for alleged unpaid fees.
  • Hardy v Government of India and IIFC (UK) [2018] EWHC 1916 (Comm): Acted successfully for IIFC (UK) in a Commercial Court case, discharging a third-party debt order obtained in connection with an approx. US$ 70 million arbitration award.
  • Acted for a significant mining investments company in a $500 million+ dispute with an international mining conglomerate in an ad hoc arbitration under the UNCITRAL rules administered by the LCIA before a distinguished three-member tribunal.
  • Acted for a significant Latin American energy company in relation to an ICC administered arbitration before a distinguished three-member tribunal. The claims (in excess of US$ 80 million) comprise breach of a sale and purchase agreement in relation to foreign tax liabilities.
  • Acted for an ultra-high net-worth family in relation to restructuring of English law governed trusts (assets in excess of EUR 400 million). Acted in relation to a Public Trustee v Cooper application and successfully defended the appointment of a Protector pursuant to foreign succession laws.
  • Acted for an ultra-high net-worth Russian/Belgian individual in relation to two proceedings in England (a probate dispute in relation to an estate estimated to be valued around US$ 1 billion and a dispute relating to the shareholding of a company valued in excess of US$ 40 million) and related proceedings in Belgium. Singapore and the BVI.

Industries & Practices

  • Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Europe
  • Government Solutions & Investigations
  • India
  • International Arbitration & Litigation
  • Technology
  • Trusts & Estates Litigation

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Member of the Junior London Solicitor Litigation Association
  • Member of the Commercial Litigators Forum, Associate Committee

Community Involvement

  • Assisted a small business in resisting spurious debt claims resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic
Shamilee Arora