Vaibhav Adlakha


Vaibhav is an extremely motivated multi-lingual legal professional with a passion for international and business issues. After finishing schooling (2004) from The American School of The Hague, he completed his university studies from Warwick University (2007) and BPP Law School (2008) in the UK. He also did an Advanced Masters in Air and Space Law from Leiden University in the Netherlands (2010). From 2010 – 2014, he worked with the Netherlands Competition Authorities, Unilever, the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment, HiiL Innovating Justice and Global Human Rights Defence. He joined Reed Smith LLP as a Trainee Solicitor in August 2016. During training he worked in Shipping Admiralty, Banking and Finance, EU Competition, and Financial Regulation. In September 2018, he qualified as an Associate in the EU Competition department, handling Public Procurement, State Aid as well as some Financial Regulation issues among others. His strengths lie in business acumen, analysing and synthesizing information, innovative thinking, and effective communication. He has enjoyed contributing to Client Alerts on various issues. 

He is actively involved in and has a passion for Diversity Inclusion initiatives. He is an active member of Reed Smith LEADERS Group which champions disability and diversity projects. He has contributed towards Blogs and Newsletters of many organisations such as My Kinda Future, EmployAbility and InterLaw Diversity.

Contact details

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Areas of Practice

Financial Services

Year Qualified



Masters of Laws (LL.M), Advanced Studies in Air & Space Law - Leiden University, Netherlands, 2009 -
Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice - BPP Law School, London, United Kingdom, 2007 – 2008
Bachelors of Laws (LL.B Honors) - Warwick University, Coventry, United Kingdom, 2004 – 2007
High School (International Baccalaureate) - American School of the Hague, Netherlands, 1999 - 2004
Dutch language (level 1-2 & 3-4) - Universiteit Leiden Academisch Talencentrum Nederlands, 2006 & 20