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


2020 arbitration year in review”, Thomson Reuters’ Practical Law Arbitration Blog, 23 December 2020, Co-author Noah Stewart-Ornstein

When can a company’s shareholders and creditors claim against third parties? Reflective loss following the Supreme Court’s decision in Marex”, Corporate Rescue and Insolvency, 20 October 2020, Co-authors Kate Stephenson, Alexander Rayner

How will an arbitration agreement influence the court’s approach in relation to a winding up petition?”, Thomson Reuters’ Practical Law Arbitration Blog, 27 August 2020, Co-author Kate Stephenson

Impact of Restructuring and Insolvency on Arbitration”, Thomson Reuters’ Practical Law Arbitration Blog, 9 July 2020, Co-author Kate Stephenson

2019 arbitration year in review”, Thomson Reuters’ Practical Law Arbitration Blog, 17 December 2019, Co-author Noah Stewart-Ornstein

When Arbitration, Politics and Sanctions Collide: The Iranian Ministry of Defence and Support for Armed Forces Logistics v International Military Services”, Practical Law Arbitration Blog, 19 August 2019

What will be the impact of a no-deal Brexit on civil judicial cooperation between the UK and EU?”, Corporate Disputes Magazine, 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?”, Thomson Reuters’ Practical Law Arbitration Blog, 8 February 2019, Co-authors Chiraag Shah, Philipp Kurek

2018 arbitration year in review”, Thomson Reuters’ Practical Law Arbitration Blog, 19 December 2018, Co-authors Noah Stewart-Ornstein, Molly Beck

An End to Wrotham Park Damages?”, Corporate Disputes Magazine, October–December 2018, Co-author Alexander Tiffany

2017 arbitration year in review”, Thomson Reuters’ Practical Law Arbitration Blog, 20 December 2017, Co-authors Chiraag Shah, Noah Stewart-Ornstein

Resisting Enforcement: What a Difference a Day Makes”, Corporate Disputes Magazine, July–September 2016, Co-author Laura Evans

Q&A, Drafting Contractual Provisions for Dispute Resolution”, Corporate Disputes Magazine, April–June 2013

The impact of the Jackson reforms on cost management and funding arrangements in the context of commercial civil litigation”, Corporate Disputes Magazine, January–March 2013, Co-authors Rajinder Bassi, Philipp Kurek

The world is their oyster? The globalisation of investigations”, Global Reference Guide 2012: Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Co-authors Chris Colbridge, Rajinder Bassi

Cross-border co-operation in the investigation of fraud — mutual criminal legal assistance”, Serious Economic Crime, a boardroom guide to prevention and compliance, November 2011, Co-authors Chiraag Shah, 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