Rajinder Bassi is brilliant; careful and thoughtful. She has a huge breadth of legal experience, excellent judgement and is decisive.” - The Legal 500 UK, 2022

Rajinder Bassi is head of the international litigation and arbitration group in the London office and is the Assistant General Counsel for Europe. She has represented multi-national corporations, government entities, and high profile individuals in high stakes international arbitrations and litigations around the world. These cases have involved a wide range of complex subject matters, applicable laws, and venues and have covered many industry sectors including telecoms, energy, pharmaceutical and financial services. Rajinder also serves as an arbitrator. In addition, Rajinder has conducted white collar crime investigations on a global basis.  

Rajinder is listed as a Leading Individual in The Legal 500 UK 2022, where she is described as “a highly intelligent and resourceful lawyer, who always gets on top of the detail, and remains cool and calm in the most contentious disputes.” She is also listed as a leading international arbitration lawyer in Chambers Global and Chambers UK, where she is described as “a very diligent individual who provides exceptional client service.” Rajinder is recognised as a leading international arbitration lawyer in The Legal 500 International Arbitration Powerlist. Rajinder was also awarded the 2019 Asian Women of Achievement Award in the Business Category, and the Best in Commercial Arbitration Award in Euromoney’s Europe Women in Business Law Awards 2019.


Thought Leadership


Co-author, “Enforcement of Awards”, Arbitration in the International Energy Industry, March 2019 

Co-author, “Increased Transparency in International Commercial Arbitration”, Financier Worldwide, August 2016

Author, “Taking Risks and Finding Support” WILEF Tribune, June 2016

Q&A with Kirkland & Ellis' Rajinder Bassi”, Law360, April 2016

Author, “United Kingdom”, Annual Review: Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2015


Spoke on the topic of Case Management of Arbitrations at the National Initiative Towards Strengthening Arbitration and Enforcement in India conference in New Delhi on 22 October 2016

Spoke on the topic of “Ensuring the Next Generation of Women Leaders in Dispute Resolution Mirrors Representation in Law Schools” at the C5 conference on “Women in Dispute Resolution” on 23 June 2015

Spoke on the topic of “Ambition — The Fuel for Your Career Engine” at the London launch of Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) on 25 June 2015

Memberships & Affiliations

Co-chair of Women In Law Empowerment Forum, London

Member, London Court of International Arbitration

Member, International Bar Association

Member, ICC (UK)

Fellow, Royal Society of Arts


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 1997, Admitted to Practice as a Solicitor of England and Wales


  • English
  • Punjabi


  • The University of Law, ChesterLegal Practice CourseDistinction1994
  • The University of SheffieldLL.B.Hons.1993