Niyati Ahuja



  • University of California, Berkeley School of Law (LL.M., 2018) Certificate of Specialization in Business Law
  • USLLS, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi, India (B.B.A. and LL. B., 2017) First Division
  • International Arbitration Academy (Initiative by Comité Français de l’arbitrage) Paris, France (2018)

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Admitted to Practice:

  • India
  • New York


  • Hindi
  • English
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Niyati Ahuja is an associate in Diamond McCarthy’s New York office. She represents international corporations in commercial and investor-state arbitration proceedings in a range of industries, including energy, oil and gas, and other commodities. Niyati received her Master of Laws from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law where she also graduated with a Certificate of Specialization in Business Law and a Distinction in Pro Bono Pledge. She received a Bachelor of Business Administration and Laws in New Delhi, India. Following her LL.M., Niyati attended the International Arbitration Academy in Paris where she was awarded the runner up prize for Laureate of the Academy. 

Prior to joining the Firm, Niyati worked as an international arbitration intern at Busse Disputes, Germany and Alston & Bird LLP, New York. She was also a legal intern with the General Counsel of Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) in Oakland, California.

  • ACICA 45
  • ICDR Young & International
  • YIAG (London Court of International Arbitration)
  • YICCA (International Council for Commercial Arbitration)
  • Young ITA, Mentee (2019-2020)


  • "The Role of Blocking Regulations in International Arbitration: A Ground for Mandatory Rules" (American Review of International Arbitration Blog)
  • "USMCA: An Analysis of the Proposed ISDS Mechanism", (Kluwer Arbitration Blog)
  • "Sanctions vis-à-vis Blocking Measures and the Dilemma Faced by Arbitral Tribunals: Lessons Drawn from EU Blocking Regulation and U.S Extraterritorial Sanctions", (Kluwer Arbitration Blog)
  • "Is there a need to reform the New York Convention of 10 June 1958", Arbitration Academy, ( )
  • "Human Rights of Prisoners in India", South Asian Journal of Law & Human Rights, (ISSN: 2518-6159)