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Assistant Professor 

PhD (pursuing) (Macquarie University, Sydney)
LL.M. (South Asian University)
B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) (CNLU)
109, Law Centre - I, Faculty of Law

Research Interests
Public International Law, International Investment Law, International Arbitration, Environmental Law, Law of the Sea, Accountability of International Financial Institutions


Pushkar Anand is an assistant professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Delhi. He studied at the Faculty of Legal Studies, South Asian University, New Delhi for an LL.M. in international legal studies. He obtained his B.A.LL.B (Hons.) from the Chanakya National Law University, Patna. He has been awarded the International Research and Training Programme (iRTP) Scholarship by the Commonwealth Government of Australia, to pursue his PhD from the Macquarie University, Sydney. His teachings and research are focused on public international law, international investment law, and environmental law. Prior to joining the University of Delhi, he worked with the School of Law, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun, India. He has also been empanelled as an external consultant for matters relating to international investment law by the Centre for Trade and Investment Law, IIFT Delhi.

Pushkar has published articles in leading international journals such as the Journal of International Economic Law, ICSID Review - Foreign Investment Law Journal, Northwestern Journal of International Law and Business, Asia Pacific Law Review, Indian Law Review, and Indian Journal of International Law. He has also published several book chapters in edited collections published by leading international publishers such as Brill Nijhoff, Routledge, and Springer Nature. He regularly contributes op-eds to the leading news portals of India, such as The Hindu, and The Wire. Pushkar actively pursues the government to ensure transparency with respect to investment treaty arbitration and related matters in India. Investment Treaty Arbitration awards such as Louis Dreyfus Armateurs vs. India (Merits & Jurisdictions); Nissan vs. India (Decision on Jurisdiction) have been made public as a result of his right to information requests, and appeals.


Journal Articles 

  1. Feminist Overview of International Investment Law: A Preliminary Inquiry, Journal of International Economic Law (Oxford), Vol. 24(1), 2021, pp. 99-125 (with Amit Kumar Sinha)
  2. Covid-19, India, and Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS): Will India be able to defend its public health measures? Asia Pacific Law Review (Routledge), Vol. 28(1) 2020, pp. 225-247  (with Prabhash Ranjan)
  3. Indian Courts and Bilateral Investment Treaty Arbitration (with Prabhash Ranjan), Indian Law Review (Routledge), Vol. 4(2), 2020, pp.199-220.
  4. How ‘Healthy’ are Investment Treaties of South Asian Countries: An Empirical Study of Public Health Provisions in South Asian Countries’ BITs and FTA Investment Chapters, ICSID Review – Foreign Investment Law Journal (Oxford), Vol. 33(2), 2018, pp. 406-432. (with Prabhash Ranjan)
  5. The 2016 Indian Model Bilateral Investment Treaty: A Critical Deconstruction, Northwestern Journal of International Law and Business, 38, Issue 1, 2017, pp. 1-55. (with Prabhash Ranjan)
  6. Legal Aspects of Multi-Level Marketing in India: Negotiating through Murky Waters, Decision: Official Journal of IIM Calcutta (Springer) Volume 42, Issue 4 (2015) 359-378 (with R. Rajesh Babu)
  7. Food Security, Agreement on Agriculture and the Bali Ministerial Conference: What have Developing Countries Achieved – Issues and Concerns, Madras Law Journal (Lexis Nexis) (2014) 8 MLJ 101
  8. Book Review: Investment Treaty Arbitration as Public International Law – Procedural Aspects and Implications’ by Eric de Brabandere (Cambridge University Press, 2014), Indian Journal of International Law (Springer) 2015, Vol. 55(4), 595-598

Book Chapters

  1. India: Diplomatic and Consular Relations in Encyclopedia of Public International Law in Asia, Seokwoo Lee (ed.) (Brill Nijhoff, 2021)
  2. India and International Dispute Settlement – Some Reflections on India’s Participation in International Courts and Tribunals in The Future of International Courts and Tribunals: Regional, Institutional and Procedural Challenges, Avidan Kent, Nikos Skoutaris & Jamie Trinidad (eds.) (Routledge London, 2019)
  3. Investor-State Dispute Settlement in the 2016 Indian Model Bilateral Investment Treaty: Does It Go Too Far? in International Investment Treaties and Arbitration Across Asia, Julien Chaisse and Luke Nottage (eds.) (Brill Nijhoff, 2018) pp. 579-611. (with Prabhash Ranjan)
  4. Determination of Indirect Expropriation and Doctrine of Police Power in International Investment Law: A Critical Appraisal, in Judging the State in International Trade and Investment Law: Modern Sovereignty, the Law and the Economics, Leila Choukroune (ed.) (Springer Nature 2016) (with Prabhash Ranjan)


  1. Will the SC Order on Antrix-Devas Help India Fend off Attempts to Seize the Country’s Assets?The Wire, 21 January 2022
  2. Why India's Bilateral Investment Treaty Model Needs a RethinkThe Wire, 18 January 2022
  3. Retrospective Taxation: Turning the Clock a BIT Back and for GoodThe Wire, 6 August 2021
  4. Rattling Foreign Investors, The Hindu, 29 Jun. 2021
  5. India and Investment Arbitration: Transparency Abroad but Stonewalling at Home? The Wire, 18 June 2021
  6. Antrix-Devas, BIT Arbitrations, and India’s Quixotic Approach, The Wire, 31 May 2021,
  7. Vodafone v. India – End of a Saga? The Wire, 26 Sept. 2020,
  8. From Stürmer to Sudarshan: Indian Media should Realize Incitement of Hatred is a Crime, The Wire, 16 Sept. 2020
  9. Canadian Companies Can Now Face Litigation for Human Rights Abuses Abroad, The Wire, 10 April 2020
  10. Tracing the History, and Impact, of India’s Bilateral Investment Treaties. The Wire, 1 July 2019
  11. Vedanta, IFC Judgements Give Fresh Ammunition For Those Seeking Environmental Justice, The Wire, 3 May 2019
  12. With ICJ Opinion on Chagos, Has the Sun Finally Set on the British Empire?, The Wire, 3 March 2019
  13. Does Right to Information Apply to India’s Investment Treaty Arbitration Cases?, The Wire, 10 October 2018
  14. Vodafone versus India: BIT by BIT International Arbitration becomes Clearer, The Wire, 17 May 2018.
  15. Vodafone versus India: A BIT of Confusion, The Wire, 12 September 2017
  16. Protecting the Rights of Tribals, The Hindu, 27 February 2017,
  17. Sharpening the fight against Tobacco, The Hindu, 15 February 2017
  18. More than a BIT of Protectionism, The Hindu, 14 December 2016
  19. Regulating Rampal Power Project Could Mean Trouble under India-Bangladesh BIT, The Wire, 11 October 2016