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:

  1. Mr. Ciccu Mukhopadhaya, President, ICC India Arbitration Group; Senior Advocate
  2. Mr. Ajay Thomas, Vice President, ICC India Arbitration Group; Advocate & Arbitrator
  3. Mr. Lalit Bhasin, Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration; Partner, Bhasin & Co.
  4. Mr. Kunal Vajani, Alternate Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration; Partner, Wadia Ghandy & Co. (Delhi)
  5. Mr. Ashok Ummat, Advisor to President, ICC India
  6. Ms. Neerja Singh, Executive Director, ICC India
  7. Mr. Abhinav Bhushan, Director, South Asia, ICC Arbitration and ADR
  8. Mr. Tejus Chauhan, ICC India Arbitration Coordinator
  9. Mr. Amar Gupta, Partner, J Sagar, Associates
  10. Mr. Madhur Baya, Partner, Lex Arbitri
  11. Mr. Nakul Dewan, Barrister, 20 Essex Street
  12. Mr. Sameer Jain, Partner, PAMASIS
  13. Mr. Sonal Kumar Singh, Partner, AK Singh & Co
  14. Mr. Tejas Karia, Partner, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas

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:

  1. Hon’ble Mr. Justice V N Khare, Former Chief Justice, Supreme Court of India
  2. Hon’ble Mr. Justice B N Srikrishna, Former Judge, Supreme Court of India
  3. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Surinder Nijjar, Former Judge, Supreme Court of India
  4. Mr. Ranjit Kumar, Senior Advocate
  5. Mr. Fali Nariman, Senior Advocate
  6. Mr. Harish Salve, Senior Advocate
  7. Mr. Bharat Vasani, Advisor to the Group Chairman, Tata Sons
  8. 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:

  1. Mr. Ciccu Mukhopadhaya, Senior Advocate and President, Indian Arbitration Group
  2. Mr. Lalit Bhasin, Parnter, Bhasin & Co. and Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration
  3. Mr. Kunal Vajani, Partner, Wadia Ghandy & Co. (Delhi) and Alternate Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration
  4. Mr. Ashok Ummat, Advisor to President, ICC India
  5. Ms. Neerja Singh, Executive Director, ICC India
  6. Mr. Abhijit Mukhopadhyaya, General Counsel, President (Legal) & General Counsel (Europe), Hinduja Group

The list of other members of the IAG can be accessed here.