Akhil is an Indian lawyer specialising in international economic law and policy. After completing his bachelor studies in science and law, he attended the IELPO LL.M. (Uviversidad de Barcelona) as an ELSA (Europeans Law Students association) scholar. His Master’s thesis, on Energy trade at the WTO, was supervised by Prof. Pierre Sauvé.
Aside from doing his PhD, Akhil is a mentor associated with the TradeLab project, which provides pro bono economic law services. He has interned with the World Trade Organization (WTO) as well as with law firms and government institutions in India. He served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Indian Journal of Arbitration Law, and was a Teaching Assistant at National Law University, Jodhpur. His work has appeared in the Global Trade and Customs Journal and the Indian Journal of International Economic Law.
Akhil is fluent in English, Hindi and Kashmiri. He works to promote blood and stem-cell donation in India with Gene Bandhu Organization. He enjoys long distance running, fiction writing, dramatics, and strumming the occasional rock song.