Rajat Rana has joined Selendy Gay Elsberg as a partner, bringing extensive experience in international commercial disputes and investment treaty arbitrations. Rajat advises companies and individuals in regions across the globe, including Asia, Europe, Africa, and South America. They come from a variety of industries, such as energy, financial services, transportation, infrastructure, and real estate.
“We are delighted to welcome Rajat as our newest partner,” said Maria Ginzburg, Selendy Gay Elsberg’s managing partner. “We believe he will serve as a tremendous ambassador for our firm as we serve new clients around the world in their most complex disputes. Rajat’s addition to our partnership expands our presence on the international stage and, in particular, to emerging legal markets like India.”
As a first-generation Indian American, Rajat has earned a strong reputation as trusted counsel for Indian multinational companies and ultra-high net worth individuals.
Representative matters include:
- Represented a Brazilian company in a highway construction dispute against a state-owned company in Trinidad & Tobago
- Representing foreign investors in an ICSID arbitration against the Republic of Azerbaijan pertaining to a joint venture with SOCAR, the state-owned oil company
- Representing the Republic of Malta in its first ever ICSID arbitration commenced by a Chinese investor
- Representing Middle Eastern investors in parallel investment and commercial claims challenging a wrongful termination of a railway concession
- Representing a foreign investor in a treaty dispute against the Republic of Algeria
- Represented a large Indian textile company in an investor state arbitration dispute
Prior to joining Selendy Gay Elsberg, Rajat was a partner in the International Arbitration and Litigation practice at Alston & Bird LLP. Previously, Rajat clerked for a Supreme Court Justice in India and then clerked for Judge Seon Ki Park at the U.N. International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.
“Selendy Gay Elsberg’s reputation for trial-readiness and deft handling of complex disputes attracted me to the firm,” said Rajat. “Its dedication to litigation excellence, as well as to its culture of inclusivity and belonging, solidified my decision.”
Rajat has been recognized as a future leader by Who’s Who Legal and is the 2023 Leadership Council for Legal Diversity (LCLD) Fellow. He holds a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, a J.S.M from Stanford Law School, and a B.A./LL.B with Honors from National Law School of India University.