Rajat Taimni is a Partner and Head of the Dispute Resolution practice of Tuli & Co. Rajat's core practice is handling litigation and arbitration disputes involving insurance, reinsurance, investment treaties, sovereign funds, charterparties, sports and media, white collar issues, employment and harassment, joint venture disputes, railways, aviation and defence contracts. Rajat also regularly advises and represents general insurers on engineering and construction claims including handling claims arising from CPM, CAR and IAR policies.
Rajat represents both Indian and overseas clients in litigation and arbitrations. He specializes in arbitration both ad-hoc as well as institutional arising from the LCIA, ICC, SIAC, DIAC, CIETAC, JAMS, ICA, International Cotton Association and under American Arbitration Association Rules, UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules, ICC Rules of Arbitration and International Centre for Dispute Resolution International Arbitration Rules, among others.
Rajat has represented London and North American Reinsurers in their disputes with another party for what was then one of the largest arbitration cases in India, involving damage to an oil refinery in Gujarat arising from a cyclone. He has acted for India's largest general insurer in defence of a property damage and advance loss of profit claim brought by a diversified conglomerate arising from the rupture of pipelines caused by terrorist attacks. He also represented a Private Equity fund in connection with arbitration proceedings initiated between Insurer and policyholder under a trade credit policy covering factoring arrangements which were subsequently demonstrated to be fraudulent. Rajat represents a prominent Indian general insurance company in its disputes with a Trinidad and Tobago reinsurer involving multiple actions and jurisdictions as the reinsurer under liquidation had been extended sovereign immunity by the Government of Trinidad.
Rajat has also handled an investment dispute for an American client under the ICC Rules in Geneva. He has acted for an Indian enterprise in its investment disputes with the sovereign fund of the State of Qatar in an LCIA arbitration concerning allegations of fraud, misrepresentation and deceit in the acquisition of an Indian wheat trading company. He has also acted for a Mauritius company in its disputes with a Singapore company over broadcast rights for a league cricket matches under ICDR International Arbitration Rules.
BA Honours (History), St Stephen's College, New Delhi
LLB, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi
Admitted to practice
2000 – Member of Bar Counsel of Delhi
English and Hindi