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Sai Ramani Garimella
Sai Ramani Garimella
Associate Professor
Faculty of Legal Studies (FLS)
Chankyapuri,New Delhi-110021
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1. Assistant Professor- Research at the Centre for Studies in Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy, National Law; School of India Univeristy, Bangalore. 2.Industrial training consultancy with the KAF Foundation wing of the PHD Chambers of Commerce, New Delhi and its offices in India.


  • PhD from Osmania University Hyderabad , in 2006
  • Ll.M. from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam , in 1994

Awards & Honours

  • Open Banking in a Fragmented Data World: The Complexity of Jurisdiction
    The University of Sydney, Australia - India Development Fund (IDF) (2020-2021)
    Mapping the challenges of privacy and security protection in data outsourcing from Australia to India and the jurisdiction-related concerns in cross-border digital transactions often claimed to be “de-territorialized”. Grant value – 10,000 AUD (co-awarded research grant with Prof. Jeanne Huang)
  • Visiting Senior Research Associate, Research Centre on Private International Law in Emerging Countries, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa.
    November 2020 – October 2023. https://www.uj.ac.za/faculties/law/Pages/Institute-for-Private-International-Law-in-Africa.aspx
  • Research Consultancy for University of Portsmouth- IMC Worldwide project on Impact of Covid-19 on Modern Slavery in Bangladesh and India, University of Portsmouth, UK (DFID, UK funded project)
  • Isambard Kingdom Brunel Fellow, Faculty of Business and Law, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK
  • Observer, Phase II, Project on Asian Principles for the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments, Asian Business Law Institute, Singapore
  • Educational Grant for Capacity building - Civil Society Laws in South Asia, Global Civil Society Legal Enabling Environment Project 2 (LEEP II) Grant value - 10,118 USD (co-lead investigator)
  • Subject Expert - Private International Law, Lecture Database on different aspects of private international law, especially issues affecting the diaspora
    Government of India, MHRD-NME’s ICT- e-Content Development Project with Osmania University, Hyderabad and EMMRC, The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad, India

Recent Publications

  • Choice of Court Agreements: Selected Common-Law Jurisdictions and Indian Laws Compared—Time for the Convention of 30 June 2005 on Choice of Court Agreements? (2021) 30 Journal of Transnational Law and Policy 1 (co-author: Poomintr Sooksripaisarnkit)
  • Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards and the Public Policy Exception - Revisiting the New York Convention (Springer, 2021) (with Bruno Zeller & Gautam Mohanty)
  • The Faux Pas of the Automatic Stay Under the Indian Arbitration Act, 1996 - The HCC Dictum, Two Cherry Doctrine, and Beyond (2021) 21(1) Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal 195 (co-author: Gautam Mohanty)
  •  “CISG, Article 42 - Third Party IPR Claims in Transnational Commerce – Addressing the Indeterminacy” in Poomintr Sooksripaisarnkit & Sai Ramani Garimella (eds)CISG 30 Years On: Multidisciplinary Perspectives (A Commemorative Volume Celebrating 30 Years Of The CISG (Sweet & Maxwell, 2019) (with Dharmita Prasad)
  •  “India” in Anselmo Reyes (ed.) Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters in Asia (Hart-Bloomsbury, 2019)
  • Contracts For The International Sale Of Goods: A Multidisciplinary Perspective (A Commemorative Volume Celebrating 30 Years Of The CISG (Sweet & Maxwell, 2019) (Poomintr Sooksripaisarnkit, co-editor) 
  • Interrogating International Law and Scholarship for the Missing Narratives on Religious Misogyny in South Asia (2019) 10(2) Jindal Global Law Review 223 (co-author: Parthiban B)
  • Interrogating Third Party Funding in Investment Arbitration – The Need for Regulation in the UK and India (2019) 16(2) Manchester Journal of International Economic Law 213
  • The Emergence of International Commercial Courts in India: A Narrative for Ease of Doing Business? (2019) 12(1) Erasmus Law Review 111 (co-author: MZ Ashraful)
  • “Emergency Arbitrator Awards: Addressing Enforceability Concerns through National Law and the New York Convention” in Katia Fach Gómez and Ana Mercedes Lopez Rodriguez (eds.) 60 Years of the New York Convention: Key Issues and Future Challenges (Wolters Kluwer, 2019) 67- 83 (with Poomintr Sooksripaisarnkit)
  • Private International Law (Central Law Agency, Allahabad, India (2014) Revised 2017.
  • Intervention Against Marginalization in the Subaltern Space, (2014) 2(1) Journal of the Forum for EthnoGeoPolitics 7
  • Normative structure for Criminalizing Corruption – the South Asian experience, (2014) 2(1) International Journal of Human Rights and Constitutional Studies, 46 
  • Private International Law, ISBN 9789382676447, Central Law Agency, Allahabad, India. Sai Ramani Garimella (2014)
  • The BALCO Rationale – A Shift to the Territoriality Principle in International Commercial Arbitration, (2014) 4 CNLU Law Journal 26
  •  Third Party Funding in International Arbitration – Issues and Challenges in Asian Jurisdictions, (2014) 3(1) AALCO Journal of International Law 45
  • Emerging Public Policy Contours: Is Indian Arbitration moving closer to the Asian scenario? (2013) 2(1) AALCO Journal of International Law 55
  •  International Normative Regime against Corruption and India’s Compliance, (2013) 21(2) Review of Politics, 58
  • The Bangladesh War Crimes Trials Strengthening the Normative Structure, (2013) 13 Journal of Law, Policy and Globalization 27
  • "Hinduism as a Philosophy of life and its Relationship to Violence" in Andrew Gluck (ed) Religion, Fundamentalism and Violence: An Interdisciplinary Study (University of Scranton, PA, 2010) Library of Congress Catalog Number 9781589662049
  • Arbitration Reforms in India – The Case for Third Party Funding of Arbitral Claims (2018) 15(2) Transnational Dispute Management 1 https://www.transnational-dispute-management.com/article.asp?key=2558
  • Caste-based Violence – The Indeterminacy of the Law, (2016) 58(2) Journal of the Indian Law Institute, 234
  • Enforcement of Multi-tier Dispute Resolution Clauses: Contemporary Judicial Opinion, (2016) 24(1) IIUM Law Journal 157 (co-author: Nizamuddin A. Siddique) https://journals.iium.edu.my/iiumlj/index.php/iiumlj/article/view/228/193
  • Environmental Dispute Resolution, ADR Methods and the PCA Arbitration Rules, (2016) 3 ILI Law Review, 201
  •  International Parental Child Abduction and India–Attempting Engagement with the Hague Convention, (2018) 19(1) Australian Journal of Asian Law 1-20 (co-author: Stellina Jolly)
  • International Parental child abduction and the fragmented law in India - Time to accede to the Hague Convention? (2017) 17 Macquarie Law Journal 37 http://classic.austlii.edu.au/au/journals/MqLawJl/2017/3.html
  •  Private International Law: South Asian State Practice (Springer, 2017) (Stellina Jolly, co- editor)
  •  Revisiting Arbitration’s Confidentiality Feature (2016) 20 CLJP 97 (Hors Serie) https://www.victoria.ac.nz/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/1186981/Garimella.pdf
  • Seat-centric Arbitration: Decoding the Indian Law on the Choice of a Foreign Seat (2017) 6 Young Arbitration Review 29
  • United Nations Convention Against Corruption, 2005 and India – Mapping India’s Compliance, (2018) 7 International Journal for Legal Studies and Research 158 (co-author: Ashfaquzzaman Chowdhry) https://drive.google.com/file/d/1S5_5RJ9bIt4_7dF-rZaJIjP7Mxi2HvHU/view
  • “Balancing Conflicting Interests – the Judicial response” in G.Manoher Rao (ed.) Constitutional Development through Judicial Process (Asia Law House, 2006) 214
  •   “Commercial Courts in India – All for Ease of Doing Business” in Xandra Kramer and Jon Sorabji (eds.) International Business Courts (Eleven International Publishing, 2019) (with MZ Ashraful)
  • “Issues of Jurisdiction, Choice of Law and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards: An Indian Perspective” in Sai Ramani Garimella & Stellina Jolly (eds.) Private international law: South Asian State Practice (Springer, 2017)
  • “OBOR and the Syncretic Private International Law Rules in India: Time for accession to harmonised legal regimes” in Poomintr Sooksripaisarnkit & Sai Ramani Garimella (eds) China’s One Belt One Road Initiative and Private International Law (Routledge, 2018)
  •  “The Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption – Successes and Challenges” in Thomas John, Rishi Gulati and Ben Koehler (eds.)Elgar Companion on the Hague Conference on Private International Law (Edward Elgar, 2019) forthcoming

Research Interests

  • Legal theory
  • Private International Law
  • International Economic Law
  • International Arbitration
  • Social Exclusion Studies,
  • Feminist writings, theories and commentaries on gender rights regimes with reference to South Asia and the South Asian diaspora

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