Apoorva Patel is a Vice President with responsibility for assessing and underwriting legal risk in international arbitration matters as part of Burford’s investment team.
Prior to joining Burford, Mr. Patel was a litigator at leading global law firms, most recently as Counsel in WilmerHale’s international arbitration and international litigation practices. His practice spanned every stage of complex commercial and investment treaty arbitration proceedings worldwide, court proceedings relating to the enforcement or challenge of arbitration agreements and arbitral awards and a range of disputes involving foreign sovereigns and their instrumentalities. He writes and speaks regularly on topics of international arbitration law and practice and serves in leadership roles in several global and national lawyers’ organizations focused on international dispute resolution. Since 2022, he has been a member of the British Virgin Islands International Arbitration Centre’s inaugural Arbitration Committee.
Mr. Patel graduated from Harvard Law School, where he served as editor-in-chief of the Harvard Negotiation Law Review, a leading journal on legal dispute resolution. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in public policy from Duke University, where he graduated magna cum laude.