ICC INDIA ARBITRATION GROUP

The ICC India Arbitration Group (“IAG”) has been formed to reinvigorate the presence of ICC International Court of Arbitration (“ICC Court”) and its dispute resolution services in India. The IAG is chaired by Mr. Ciccu Mukhopadhaya, Senior Advocate and former vice chairman of the ICC Court. The IAG comprises of a mix of eminent jurists, senior counsels, partners at various law firms, general counsels and individual practitioners involved in the arbitration practice.

The IAG will be responsible for spreading awareness of ICC Rules as a preferred choice for commercial dispute resolution through various events and interactions across India by involving arbitration practitioners, general counsels and all concerned stakeholders. Such events would involve organising international/national conferences, workshops, trainings, addressing law firms and general counsels etc.

The IAG has further constituted a Core Committee, Core Advisory Board and the Selection Committee for Arbitrators.

The Core Committee (“CC”) is responsible to assist ICC in coordinating and planning of various events and liasoning with members of the IAG. The CC comprises of the following members:

  • Mr. Ciccu Mukhopadhaya, President, ICC India Arbitration Group; Senior Advocate
  • Mr. Ajay Thomas, Vice President, ICC India Arbitration Group; Arbitrator & Advocate
  • Mr. Kunal Vajani, Member (India), ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris; Head of Chambers, Black Robe Chambers, New Delhi;
  • Ms. Pallavi Shroff, Alternate Member (India), ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris; Managing Partner, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, New Delhi
  • Mr Imran Khan, Executive Director, ICC India
  • Mr. Abhinav Bhushan, Director, South Asia, ICC Arbitration and ADR
  • Mr. Tejus Chauhan, ICC India Arbitration Coordinator
  • Mr. Amar Gupta, Partner, J Sagar, Associates
  • Mr. Lalit Bhasin, Partner, Bhasin & Co., New Delhi
  • Mr. Madhur Baya, Partner, Lex Arbitri
  • Mr. Nakul Dewan, Barrister, 20 Essex Street
  • Mr. Sameer Jain, Partner, PAMASIS
  • Mr. Sonal Kumar Singh, Partner, AK Singh & Co
  • Mr. Tejas Karia, Partner, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas
  • Mr. Shashank Garg, Partner, Advani & Co., New Delhi

The Core Advisory Board (“CAB”) constitutes of senior members of the fraternity, who by virtue of their experience and expertise, will guide the IAG from time to time. The members of the CAB are as under:

  • Hon’ble Mr. Justice V N Khare, Former Chief Justice, Supreme Court of India
  • Hon’ble Mr. Justice B N Srikrishna, Former Judge, Supreme Court of India
  • Hon’ble Mr. Justice Surinder Nijjar, Former Judge, Supreme Court of India
  • Mr. Ranjit Kumar, Senior Advocate
  • Mr. Fali Nariman, Senior Advocate
  • Mr. Harish Salve, Senior Advocate
  • Mr. Bharat Vasani, Partner, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas & Co., Mumbai
  • Mr. Daniel Sharma, Partner, DLA Piper, Germany

The Selection Committee for Arbitrators (“SCA”) was constituted to nominate arbitrators upon the request of the ICC Court. The Members of the SCA will lay emphasis on selecting subject matter experts and bring diversity in the background of arbitrators selected. The members of the SCA, as long as they are on the committee, cannot nominate themselves as arbitrators and may rotate every two (2) years. The members of the SCA are as under:

  • Mr. Ciccu Mukhopadhaya, Senior Advocate and President, Indian Arbitration Group
  • Mr. Kunal Vajani, Member (India), ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris; Head of Chambers, Black Robe Chambers, New Delhi;
  • Ms. Pallavi Shroff, Alternate Member (India), ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris; Managing Partner, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, New Delhi
  • Mr Imran Khan, Executive Director, ICC India
  • Mr. Abhijit Mukhopadhyaya, General Counsel, President (Legal) & General Counsel (Europe), Hinduja Group