Satwik Shekhar is presently working as 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 on 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. At present, he is involved in FTA negotiations with the UK, EU, UAE and Australia. He has played a key role in preparing India’s Draft E-Commerce Policy. Satwik has undertaken research and study on the regulatory, operational and functional aspects of the Noida SEZ. 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 in the New Delhi office of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas. He holds an LL.M. in International Law with specialization in International Economic Laws from The Graduate Institute (IHEID), Geneva, Switzerland.