Satwik Shekhar is presently a Legal Consultant (Assistant Professor) at the Centre for Trade and Investment Law. In his capacity, Satwik provides legal assistance to the Govt. of India in international trade law and policy. Satwik's current areas of focus include WTO law, trade regulation, electronic commerce and international investment law. He has been involved in multiple international and domestic policy formulations for the Govt. of India.
Satwik has contributed to India’s FTA negotiations with EAEU, Peru, Mauritius and most notably, he was part of the Indian delegation during the RCEP negotiations. He has played a key role in preparing India’s Draft E-Commerce Policy. Satwik was also involved in preparing India’s pre-hearing and post-hearing briefs for US GSP country review of India before the USITC’s Sub-committee on GSP. Satwik is also a member of the Core Group on Technical Regulations formed by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India to improve the regulatory landscape of standards and technical regulations in India.
He has previously worked as an Associate (General Corporate) in the New Delhi office of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas before taking up the position of Research Fellow (Legal) at the Centre for WTO Studies. He has also served in the Editorial Board of Journal of International Trade, IIFT. He holds an LL.M. in International Law with specialization in International Economic Laws from The Graduate Institute (IHEID), Geneva, Switzerland and received his Bachelor of Law (LL.B) Degree (International Law specialization) from Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab, India.