Viren Mascarenhas is a partner in King & Spalding’s New York office, and is a member of the International Arbitration Practice Group. He is a specialist in public international law and international arbitration, focusing on both investment treaty arbitration and international commercial arbitration. Viren has substantial experience in public international law, having advised or represented states, international organizations, non-governmental organizations and individuals on a wide range of matters, including maritime and territorial delimitation, law of immunities,compliance with treaty obligations, international human rights law and international criminal law. He frequently represents multinational companies on aspects of compliance with human rights.
Viren is also an Adjunct Professor at Columbia Law School, where he currently teaches an upper-level seminar on International Commercial Arbitration. Prior to joining King & Spalding, Viren served as a law clerk to H.E. President Rosalyn Higgins at the International Court of Justice, and as a Legal Officer at the Special Court for Sierra Leone.
He is very active in the international law community as a member of the Board and Steering Committee for various groups and non-profits. He is also the founder of the New York Chapter of the Justice Circle of Human Rights Watch.
Viren received his J.D. from Columbia Law School,where he was a Kent Scholar, and his LL.M. from the University of London with Distinction.