Justice L. Nageswara Rao, Former Judge, Supreme Court of India
Mr. Justice L. Nageswara Rao enrolled in the Bar Council of Andhra Pradesh in 1982 and practiced in the Andhra Pradesh District courts (1982-1984), Andhra Pradesh High Court (1985-1994) and the Supreme Court (1995-2016). In 2000, he was designated as a Senior Advocate by the Andhra Pradesh High Court. He served two terms as Additional Solicitor General of India (2003-2004 and 2013-2014). On May 13th 2016, he became the seventh person elevated directly from the Bar to the Supreme Court.
Justice R.V. Raveendran, Former Judge, Supreme Court Of India
Justice R.V. Raveendran enrolled as an advocate in March 1968 and was appointed as a Permanent Judge of the Karnataka High Court in February 1993. He was appointed as the Chief Justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court in July 2004. He was elevated to the Supreme Court in September 2005 and had a six-year long tenure, before retiring in October 2011. Post-retirement, he has been acting as an arbitrator in several domestic & international arbitrations & has also been appointed by the Supreme Court & the Indian Government on various committees.
Sir Bernard Eder, KC International Arbitrator and Mediator
Sir Bernard Eder practised as a barrister for almost 35 years, specialising in commercial litigation and international arbitration. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1990, Recorder in 1996, and a Justice of the High Court of England and Wales (QBD) in 2011. He acted as Counsel in numerous foreign jurisdictions as well as arbitrator under the aegis of various institutions and on an ad hoc basis. He is a member of the ICC, LCIA, LMAA (supporting member), FHKIArb, FCIArb, SIAC (Panel Member), and SCMA and was elected to the Baltic Exchange in March 2020.
Mr.Toby Landau, KC International Arbitrator
Mr. Toby Landau QC is a barrister, an advocate, and a member of the Bars of England & Wales, Singapore, New York, the BVI, and Northern Ireland, and is registered with the DIFC. He practices in London as a sole practitioner and in Singapore from Duxton Hill Chambers with a broad commercial and international practice in London since 1994 and in Singapore since 2017. He is the first QC to have been permanently called to the Singapore Bar. As an arbitrator, he has extensive experience as Chairman, Co-Arbitrator, and Sole Arbitrator in commercial and investor-State disputes. He is a Visiting Professor at Kings College London and the Vice President of the SIAC Court of Arbitration.
Dr. Eun Young Park, Independent Arbitrator, Park Arbitration Chambers
Dr. Park is an exceptionally highly recognized dispute resolution lawyer and independent arbitrator. Until recently, he was a partner at Kim & Chang and served as the firm’s co-chair of the International Arbitration & Cross-Border Litigation Practice Group. Dr. Park served as Vice-President of the LCIA Court and as Vice-Chair of the IBA Arbitration Committee. He has been on the board of the Korean Council of International Arbitration and served as an Executive Member of the Seoul International Dispute Resolution Center. He has also served as Judge of Seoul District Court of Republic of Korea. He currently serves as a Member of the SIAC Centre Court of Arbitration.
Mr. Nakul Dewan, Senior Advocate & Barrister, Twenty Essex
Mr. Nakul Dewan is a Senior Advocate designated by the Supreme Court of India and is also a Barrister at Twenty Essex with active rights to practice in Singapore and London. He is also the Chief Editor of the book “Enforcing Arbitral Awards in India”, and an Associate Adjunct Professor at the National University of Singapore. In the field of arbitration, he has appeared in several leading cases before the Supreme Court of India and the courts of Singapore. He has also been appointed as an arbitrator by SIAC, ICC, and LCIA for international commercial arbitrations; by the Supreme Court of India and the High Court of Delhi for arbitrations seated in India.
Mr. Promod Nair, Senior Advocate & Founder, Arista Chambers
Mr. Promod Nair is admitted as both an Advocate in India and as a Solicitor Advocate (currently non-practicing) with Higher Rights of Audience in England and Wales. He is a dispute resolution specialist, with extensive experience in public international law, commercial litigation and arbitration. He has appeared in a broad range of commercial litigation and public law matters before the Supreme Court of India and the Karnataka, Bombay, and New Delhi High Courts. He has also acted as an expert witness on Indian law in judicial proceedings in England & Wales and Hong Kong.
Ms.Chitra Narayan, Advocate & Mediator
Ms. Chitra Narayan is a lawyer, mediator, and independent arbitrator with over 25 years of experience. She is a Professor of the Practice with the Daksha Fellowship at Sai University, Chennai. She has worked in corporate commercial law — both in transaction advisory and dispute resolution, which she brings to support her work in arbitration, mediation, and conciliation. She is an accredited mediator with the Tamil Nadu Mediation and Conciliation Centre; a founding Trustee of Foundation for Comprehensive Dispute Resolution (FCDR), Chennai; a mediator at the Compliance Advisory Ombudsman of the World Bank Group; and with the global mediation panel, for UN agencies.
Mr. Sitesh Mukherjee, Advocate & Honorary CEO
Mr. Sitesh Mukherjee has over twenty-eight years of experience in conducting a variety of corporate-commercial arbitrations, as well as regulatory disputes in diverse industries such as telecom, power & infrastructure. He also has significant experience in banking & finance related disputes. A notable feature of his practice is the sheer range of subject matters he traverses – ranging from energy contracts to construction claims, corporate investment disputes, insolvency disputes etc. He is a member of the task force of the ICC Commission on international arbitration of fraud and corruption-related disputes.
Justice Shamlan Al Sawalehi, Court of Appeal Judge and Judge in Charge of the Arbitration Division, DIFC Court
His Excellency Justice Shamlan Al Sawalehi, Judge, DIFC Courts, UAE has had a distinguished career, having experience over 23 years in international commercial and financial litigation in common, civil and Shariah laws. He was appointed as Court of Appeal Judge in 2017 and and appointed by the DIFC Courts Chief Justice as Judge in charge of the Arbitration. Justice Shamlan also served as sole arbitrator, co-arbitrator and chairman of many arbitral tribunals.
Mr. Abhinav Bhushan, Chief Executive, Asia & Member, International Arbitrator, 39 Essex Chambers
Mr. Abinav Bhushan brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the council and is well-respected in the legal community for their expertise in in arbitration. He was the Director for South Asia at ICC International Court of Arbitration and is the co-chair of ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (YAF),Asia Chapter. Before joining ICC, Mr. Abhinav completed his LLM at Columbia Law School and earned a certificate in foreign and comparative law. He was also a member of the Columbia International Arbitration Association.
Ms. Mahima Datla, Managing Director and CEO Vaccines & Branded Formulations
Ms. Mahima Datla is the Managing Director and CEO, Vaccines and Branded Formulations at Biological E. A leader in the biotech and pharma space in India and Internationally, she has frequently engaged by GAVI (the global vaccine alliance) to support its mission to save lives and protect people’s health by increasing equitable and sustainable use of vaccines. She has also engaged with the government of India on matters of public policy.