Sapna is recognised as a leader in this field, having recently been named by Who's Who Legal in their list of future leaders in international arbitration under the age of 45. She has been described by Chambers and Partners as "up-and-coming", and praised for her "wonderful work and a creative mind". She was also recommended in the International Arbitration, Singapore category in Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017.
Sapna has managed arbitrations spanning a wide range of industries, and governed by all the main institutional rules, including the SIAC, ICC, HKIAC, SCMA, LCIA, UNCITRAL and DIAC. Qualified at the Bar of England and Wales, she practised in London, New York and Dubai, before relocating to Singapore in 2011. In 2015, she spent 6 months on secondment to Hilton's legal department in Singapore.
She has substantial advocacy experience and has represented clients in trials and applications before arbitral tribunals, the UK Civil Courts (including the Supreme Court), and the Courts of the DIFC. In addition, Sapna has several appointments as an arbitrator and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators.
Sapna speaks and writes frequently on international arbitration issues, and is an active member of the international arbitration community. She is a member of the SIAC Users' Council and a Director of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators' Singapore branch. She is a member of several international arbitration Taskforces, and most recently joined the ICC's Taskforce on "Maximizing the Probative Value of Witness Evidence". She holds a degree from Oxford University and a diploma in international commercial arbitration from Queen Mary University, in which she graduated with distinction.