Harkiran Hothi is a partner in the Firm’s international arbitration and litigation group in London. Harkiran has wide-ranging experience in international arbitration. She has represented multinational corporations and government entities in both institutional and ad hoc arbitrations in a number of venues and under various applicable laws.

In addition, Harkiran has extensive experience in defending clients in complex cross-border white-collar crime investigations. She regularly advises clients on sensitive matters involving the UK Bribery Act 2010. Harkiran also routinely advises clients on compliance and anti-bribery due diligence and producing and implementing compliance programmes.

Harkiran is responsible for litigation know-how and training within the Firm’s London office.


Thought Leadership


How will an arbitration agreement influence the court’s approach in relation to a winding up petition?, August 2020, Co-author with Kate Stephenson

2019 arbitration year in review, December 17, 2019, Co-author Noah Stewart-Ornstein

What will be the impact of a no-deal Brexit on civil judicial cooperation between the UK and EU?, April–June 2019, Co-author Noah Stewart-Ornstein

EU member states agree to terminate their intra-EU BITs: is this the end of intra-EU BIT arbitrations and what about Brexit?, February 8, 2019, Co-authors Chiraag Shah, Philipp Kurek

2018 arbitration year in review, December 19, 2018, Co-authors Noah Stewart-Ornstein, Molly Beck

An End to Wrotham Park Damages?, October-December 2018, Co-author Alexander Tiffany

2017 arbitration year in review, December 20, 2017, Co-authors Chiraag Shah, Noah Stewart-Ornstein

Resisting Enforcement: What a Difference a Day Makes, July 2016, Co-author Laura Evans

Q&A, Drafting Contractual Provisions for Dispute Resolution, April 2013

The impact of the Jackson reforms on cost management and funding arrangements in the context of commercial civil litigation, January 2013, Co-author Rajinder Bassi and Philipp Kurek

The world is their oyster? The globalisation of investigations, 2012, Co-author Chris Colbridge and Rajinder Bassi

New Guidance on the U.K. Bribery Act and Self Reporting Issued by the Serious Fraud Office, October 2012, Co-author Chris Colbridge and Satnam Tumani

Serious Economic Crime, a boardroom guide to prevention and compliance, November 2011, Co-author Chiraag Shah and Chris Colbridge

Memberships & Affiliations

Member of the Law Society

Member of the LCIA


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2004, Admitted to Practice as a Solicitor of England and Wales


  • Punjabi


  • BPP Law School, LondonLegal Practice Course2001
  • University College LondonLL.B., LawHons.2000