B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) (Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi);
LL.M. (Queen Mary University of London)
Abhishek Rana is a Lecturer at the Jindal Global Law School. He graduated with a B.A., LL.B. (Hons) degree from the Amity Law School, New Delhi with specialisation in International Trade Law. He was awarded the Centre for Commercial Law Scholarship at the Queen Mary University of London, where he earned his master’s degree in International Economic Law. During his LL.M., he specialised in international trade law, international investment law, energy transactions, alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, and also focused on exploring the relationship between trade, climate change, and energy. His master’s thesis critiqued the EU and the US response to the controversial Chinese Non-Market Economy issue, which later got published in the Trade, Law and Development Journal.
Post the completion of his master’s degree, Rana predominantly worked as an international trade attorney. He has extensive experience of working on matters relating to trade-remedial investigations, international economic law and policy, and competition law. He actively represented the client’s interests before various forums including ministries, panels, courts, and quasi-judicial bodies at all levels; with the clients and companies belonging to different sectors such as petrochemicals, steel and other metals, automobiles, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, and consumer goods. He has even assisted the Government of India on trade remedial investigations initiated by foreign authorities like the United States Department of Commerce.
Besides the trade defence work, he has been a Senior Research Fellow with a pan-India research organisation which highlights the trade policy implementation issues faced by various domestic industries in India, whilst coordinating with different departments under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
Rana is also a Director of a trade consultancy firm in the UK and has been a visiting lecturer for international trade law programs at numerous institutes. While his research interests are varied and spread across International Economic Law, Comparative Law, Public International Law, and European Law; he primarily focuses upon the non-market economy methodologies, Brexit related trade policy matters, trade and development, and studying the responses of various WTO members to the rise of Chinese state capitalism and its impact on the international economic order.