Niran de Silva studied Modern History at Oxford University and then at City University, London for his Law Conversion. He worked as an equity derivatives analyst and broker at Barclays Capital before joining a leading commercial set of barristers at the London bar where he current practices.
He is regularly instructed as counsel in institutional and ad hoc arbitrations, in particular in in the telecommunications and aviation sectors. Recent arbitrations include appearing in a multi-million domestic arbitration brought by a telecommunications provider for the costs of monitoring and repairing its network and advising an aviation maintenance provider on an international arbitration against an emanation of a state.
He is also experienced in court litigation, in particular in the High Court in London, supporting the arbitration process, including interim applications and anti-suit injunctions. He also has experience of acting as Tribunal Secretary in ICC arbitrations.
He was described in the 2017 edition of Chambers and Partners as follows: "He’s extremely thorough, diligent, knowledgeable and good with clients. His attention to detail is second to none and he’s very good on his feet".