MEERA RAJAH is a triple-qualified lawyer (New York, England & Wales, and Singapore), focusing her practice on international arbitration and cross-border disputes. She currently represents clients in various investor-state and commercial arbitrations, including proceedings conducted under the ICSID, ICC, and SIAC Rules. She has previous experience appearing in the Singapore courts and advising on issues of Singapore law.
Prior to joining Sidley, she worked at one of Singapore’s largest law firms, focusing on commercial litigation. She also has experience assisting as an international arbitration law clerk on various ICC and SIAC arbitrations, and as adjunct faculty at the Singapore Management University (SMU). While practicing, she has published in both peer-reviewed and practitioner journals, including the American Review of International Arbitration, the International Journal of Human Rights, and the International Journal of Evidence & Proof.
Meera received an LL.M. from Columbia Law School, where she was a James Kent Scholar, a recipient of Dean’s Honors and a Parker School Recognition of Achievement in International and Comparative Law, and an editor of the American Review of International Arbitration and the Yearbook on International Investment Law & Policy. Prior to this, she received an LL.B. from University College London in 2014, where she was the recipient of the Blackstone Chambers Commercial Law Prize, the John Frederic Whitehouse Essay Award, and the Bentham Prize for High Achievement. While at University College London, she represented the university in several inter-university moots, which she won.
Meera is currently a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb) and the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (MSIArb), amongst other organizations, as well as accredited as a mediator by the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) and the Singapore Mediation Centre (SMC).
Meera is bilingual in English and Mandarin Chinese.