Rajeev Sharma Fokeer was admitted to the English Bar as a Barrister in 2002 and was later admitted as Avocat à la Cour to the Paris Bar in 2005. He was also admitted to the Bar of Mauritius, his native country, in 2008.
Rajeev’s work is essentially international in nature, involving a wide range of complex cross-border commercial matters. He has focused his work on cross-border corporate restructuring work (including the Eurotunnel sauvegarde process and Nortel global sale of assets) international dispute resolution generally and is specialized in all aspects of Court litigation and international commercial arbitration, including against States. He acts regularly in a number of institutional arbitration cases as Counsel in industrial and commercial disputes alike. He has also gained in-depth expertise in World Bank investigations and sanctions processes. A partner at FTPA since 2010, he is in charge of the international arbitration offering of the firm’s London Desk.
Rajeev holds an honours degree in English law (King’s College, London) and a maîtrise degree in French Law (Université de Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne). He also obtained a French master’s degree in Litigation, Arbitration & ADR (Université de Paris II Panthéon Assas). Besides English and French, Rajeev is fluent in Hindi and Mauritian Creole.
He is a member of the Association Française d’Arbitrage and a member of the Advisory Board of the Arbitration and Mediation Center of the International Chambre of Commerce of Mauritius (MARC).
His recent articles include “The Fate of Impecunious parties in international arbitration” co-written with fellow partner, Laurence Lepinoix.