Ravinder Thukral is a partner in the London office of Brown Rudnick LLP. His practice focuses on business and commercial disputes in litigation, arbitration and mediation.  He has particular experience of banking and finance, civil fraud, shareholder and real estate disputes both in the United Kingdom and the Middle East.

Ravinder also advises individuals and companies facing criminal investigation or prosecution by major enforcement bodies. He has experience as a prosecutor and has represented those accused of fraud, bribery and money laundering.               

He has appeared in the High Court (Commercial Court and Chancery Division) and the Court of Appeal, as well as the Magistrates’ and Crown Courts, DIFC Courts (Dubai) and QFC Court (Qatar).

Prior to joining Brown Rudnick, Ravinder practiced at Thomas More Chambers and then in the International Dispute Resolution group at Gide Loyrette Nouel LLP in London.

In 2009, Ravinder was the Judicial Assistant to the Lord Chief Justice, Lord Judge and Lord Justice Carnwath CVO.

Ravinder has also worked for the Capital Habeas Unit of the Federal Defender Program in Atlanta, Georgia and at the Capital Post Conviction Project of Louisiana in New Orleans where he represented prisoners facing the death penalty.



Acting for a financial institution in a $100m dispute concerning a property transaction in the DIFC, Dubai; CFI 014/2010 and CA 010/2015 Taaleem v (1) National Bonds Corporation (2) Deyaar Development.

Acting for Guernsey defendant in a substantial shareholder dispute relating to a property development in West India Docks, London; NS Holdings v Vier Property Investments Limited.

Acting for an insured in three related arbitrations on the Bermuda form. Represented insured in application for appointment of common arbitrator [2016] EWHC 1201 (Comm).

Acted for a wealthy Kuwaiti family in mis-selling claims against an investment bank; Abdullah & ors v Credit Suisse.

Acting in LCIA arbitration relating to oil and gas sector in West Africa (English Law).

Acted for Moroccan company for non-delivery of steel; Somasteel v Coresteel [2015] EWHC 1234 (Comm).

Acted in substantial ICC arbitration against MENA satellite broadcaster (French law).

Acted for claimant employee challenging jurisdiction of English court to consider dispute relating to the Republic of Congo; Scomi OilTools Africa Limited v Mr Nicholas Rouze [2016] EWHC 863 (Comm).

Construction dispute in relating to The Buildings by Daman, DIFC, Dubai; CFI 032/2012 and CA 006/2013 Ahmed Zaki Beydoun  v Daman Real Estate Capital Partners.

Employment dispute relating to interpretation of restrictive covenants in the QFC , Qatar; Chedid & Associates Qatar LLC v Said Bou Ayash.

Acting for Saudi investor in property dispute against Limitless LLC in the Dubai World Tribunal, Dubai; DWT-0007-2010 Sheikh Khalid Al Qahtani et al v Limitless LLC.

Acted for investors in a LMAA arbitration relating to a shipping joint venture (English law).

Contributed to amicus curiae brief for Amnesty International (Canada) as interveners in the Supreme Court of Canada: Adil Charkaoui v Minister of Citizenship and Immigration et al. (2007) 1 SCR 350.

Regina v Sardar [2011] EWCA Crim 985: Successful appeal against conviction for possession of offensive weapons.

Regina v Heera [2010] EWCA Crim 1779: Appeal against conviction for money laundering offences.

Regina v Zeraj [2009] EWCA Crim 744: Successful appeal against sentence for immigration offences.


Inns of Court School of Law – Bar Vocational Course, 2007
Christ Church, University of Oxford – BCL Bachelor of Civil Law (Distinction), 2005
Oriel College, University of Oxford – MSc Criminal Justice (Distinction), 2003
University College London and Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas – LLB Law with French Law / Certificat Supérieur en Droit Français (Hons), 2002

Bar Admissions

Young ICCA
London Court of International Arbitration (Young International Arbitration Group)


Co-author, "Yes we can: Remote justice in England and Wales – the new norm?", IBA Litigation Newsletter, May 2020
Speaking Engagements
Speaker at the second edition of the Corporate Restructuring Summit 2019 in Dubai (September 2019)
Speaker at C5 “Fraud, Asset Tracing & Recovery” on Fraud Litigation in the Middle East (Geneva, 16 to 17 March 2017)
Speaker at CDR Winter Arbitration Symposium 2016 (November 2016), Corruption in International Arbitration
Interview in Commercial Dispute Resolution magazine (February 2017)
Speaker on “MENA M & A and Shareholder Disputes – Some Practical Angles” at Kluwer Law Conference Dubai & Middle East: 5th Annual International Arbitration Summit
Interview with International Law Book Facility (February 2017)
Professional Affiliations
Young ICCA
London Court of International Arbitration (Young International Arbitration Group)
Awards and Honors
Legal 500 UK 2018 award - Crime Fraud & Licensing Team of the Year for Fraud: Civil
Media Coverage
"Corporate fraud' Roundtable in Financier Worldwide Magazine, November 2019
‘Arbitrators shun UAE instructions,’ Commercial Dispute Resolution Magazine, December 2016