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BOARD OF ADVISORS

Retd. Justice Sri. B.N. Srikrishna 

Former Supreme Court Justice

Retd. Justice BN Srikrishna is a stalwart in the field of arbitration. He had a decorated practice of 23 years at the Bombay High Court, being appointed as a Senior Advocate of the Supreme Court in 1987. He was appointed as a Judge at the Bombay High Court in 1991, heading the Srikrishna Commission on the '92 Bombay Riots. He ascended to the Supreme Court in 2002, after having served as the Chief Justice of the Kerala High Court for an year. 

His post retirement days have seen him at the forefront of India's ongoing data privacy battle, anchoring the Data Protection Bill 2019, and the Srikrishna Committee on Telangana in 2010; these are only the more prominent feathers on his cap. 

He currently devotes his unfettered passion for law and unrivaled acuity to the field of arbitration as an independent arbitrator, dispelling judicious wisdom in matters covering education, real estate, and foreign investment, among myriad other things. 

Dr. Julien Chaisse

Professor at the City University of Hong Kong, School of Law.

Prof. Chaisse is an award-winning scholar and a globally recognized authority on the intersection between international economic law, international dispute resolution, and the transnational law of globalization. His scholarship includes a dozen books and over 60 articles and book chapters which has been cited by international courts/tribunals. Currently, he is a Joint Editor-in-Chief of the Asia Pacific Law Review.

He is an active member of the World Economic Forum and serves as Advisory Board member of both the World Free Zone Convention and Asian Academy of International Law. Dr. Chaisse is a member of the Hong Kong’s Government Board of Review (Inland Revenue Ordinance), advisor & partner to the United Nations ARTNET on FDI, and member of the Academic Forum on Investor-state Dispute Settlement. GTLDs.

Before joining the CUHK Law Faculty, Prof. Chaisse served in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France. He has also advised international organizations and governments on private and public international law issues and assisted with the drafting of legislation in Austria, Azerbaijan, Canada, Ivory Coast, France, Georgia, Mongolia, Morocco, Pakistan, and Vietnam.

Dr. Aniruddha Rajput 

Member of the United Nations International Law Commission

Dr. Aniruddha Rajput (PhD, NUS Faculty of Law and LL.M., LSE) is a Member of the United Nations International Law Commission and served as the Chairperson of the Drafting Committee, 69th Session, 2017. He practices as a Consultant, International Law and International Arbitration with Withersworldwide. He was a Member of the Study Group - Law Commission of India: Committee on Indian Model Bilateral Investment Treaty (2015). He was the Additional Advocate General, Jharkhand in the Supreme Court of India in 2016. 

Alongside authoring countless books and publications, Dr. Rajput is a Member of the Board of Studies at the South Asian University, Associate Editor of the Manchester Journal of International Economic Law, and Practitioner-in-Residence at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, since 2017. He was integral in drafting the Arbitration and Conciliation Rules for London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)-INDIA, the Arbitration and Mediation Rules of Delhi HC Arbitration Centre, and in deliberating the ‘Proposed Amendments to Arbitration Act, 1996’

Dr. Kabir Duggal

Senior International Arbitration Advisor at Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

Dr Kabir Duggal PhD, FRSA, FCIArb, FAIADR’s accomplishments are only second to his passion and love for international law. He currently serves as Lecturer in Law at Columbia Law School, specialising in International Investment Law and Arbitration. He is the Managing Editor of The American Review of International Arbitration at Columbia Law School. He attended Government Law College, Mumbai (LLB), University of Mumbai (PGD in Human Rights), NALSAR (PGD in IHL), University of Oxford (BCL), New York University (LLM), Universiteit Leiden (D. Phil, Law) and Harvard University (SJD), and practices as the Senior International Arbitration Advisor at Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP.
He has extensive scholarship through publications and remarkable books like ‘Evidence in Investment Arbitration’, and serves on ICSID Review’s Peer Review Board. He is a Higginbotham Fellow of the American Arbitration Association, recipient of American Bar Association’s Diversity Fellowship, and a Fellow of UK’s Royal Society of Arts.
His guidance has been passionate, thorough and facilitative, and we aim to do justice to his vision for and faith in ICAR. With his support, we aim to make valuable forays in the rich literature of arbitration.

Ms. Sophie Nappert 

Independent Arbitrator

Ms. Sophie Nappert is an independent arbitrator at 3 Verulam Buildings. She previously served as the Head of International Arbitration at Dentons LLP. She obtained an LL.B., BCL from McGill University and an LL.M. from King's College London. She is dual-qualified as an Avocat of the Bar of Quebec, Canada and as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales, and is invited for lectures at Harvard Law SchoolColumbia Law School and McGill University.
Ms. Nappert has been appointed as Chair or Arbitrator in innumerable international arbitrations, covering commercial, energy, infrastructure and investment disputes. She was ranked in Global Arbitration Review’s Top 30 Female Arbitrators Worldwide. She also authored a Commentary on the 2010 UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules. She has made groundbreaking contributions to the Nexus between AI & Blockchain and arbitration, supplemented by Saïd Business School, University of Oxford's Programme on Blockchain Strategy.

Ms. Amanda Lee

Director of ArbitralWoman

Ms Amanda Lee FCIArb is a Senior Associate at Seymours. She obtained her LL.B. (Hons.) from Aberystwyth University and completed her Legal Practice Course from The University of Law. She is admitted to the Supreme Court of the U.S. Bar, the New York State Bar, and as a Solicitor-Advocate in the High Court of England and Wales. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Ms Lee serves as the Director of ArbitralWomen and was the first female Global Chair of the CIArb Young Members' Group. She is the Professional Ambassador for Aspiring Solicitors, and has extensive experience advising clients, and serving as the sole arbitrator, in ad hoc and institutional international arbitrations covering disputes in energy, insurance, procedural matters and banking. She is experienced in commercial litigation and Appellate/Privy Council experience dealing with matters concerning private equity and restructuring of companies. 

Ms. Aakanksha Kumar

Doctoral Candidate at National Law University, Jodhpur

Ms Aakanksha Kumar is a Doctoral Candidate at National Law University, Jodhpur. She pursued B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) from Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur and LL.M. from National University of Singapore, Faculty of Law. 

Over her decorated career as an academician, Ms Kumar has served as an Assistant Professor at National Academy of Legal Studies & Research (NALSAR) University Hyderabad, NLU Jodhpur, and School of Law, Amity University Raipur. During her time in Jodhpur as Asst. Professor, she served as the Faculty Advisor to Indian Journal of Arbitration Law and the Executive Director for CARTAL. She is a former Faculty Member of the Center for Legal Theory. She devotes herself to education in arbitration by conducting CII and CREDAI Arbitration Workshops.

Ms. Rekha Ranghachari

Executive Director of the New York International Arbitration Center

Ms Rekha Rangachari serves as the Executive Director of the New York International Arbitration Center. A New York University (B.A.) and University of Miami School of Law (J.D.) alumnus, she serves as Member of New York State Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section’s Executive Committee, Co-Chair of the International Disputes Resolution Committee, Member of the New York City Bar Association’s Women in the Legal Profession Standing Committee.

 

Prior to NYIAC, she was the Director of ADR Services for the NY Commercial Division of American Arbitration Association-International Centre for Dispute Resolution (AAA-ICDR), and Case Counsel for the ICDR. Her passion and commitment to diversity in dispute resolution are evidenced by her service to the New York Corporate InnovAAAtion Team, the Diversity Committee; as a Board Member of the New York Coalition of Women’s Initiatives, and as a Member of ArbitralWomen. Ms Rangachari celebrates her commitment to academic excellence as Associate Editor of the Juris Investment Arbitration Conference Volumes, Adjunct Professor at Seton Hall Law School, and Peer Review Board Member of the American Review of International Arbitration (ARIA) at Columbia Law School.

Dr. Rishabh Gupta

Partner at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co. 

Dr Gupta is a Partner at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co, practising in International Arbitration. He previously served as an Associate at Debevoise & Plimpton and as a Senior Associate at Allen & Overy. He is qualified to practice in India, the US and the UK (where he is a solicitor advocate with higher rights of audience). Dr Gupta received his B.A. Mathematics from St. Stephen's College, Delhi, J.D. from Columbia Law School and his DPhil (PhD) at Balliol College, University of Oxford on the Rhodes Scholarship.

His work in international arbitration sees him representing clients in arbitrations seated throughout the world (Singapore, London, the Hague, New York, Mumbai, etc.), conducted under different arbitration rules (SIAC, LCIA, ICC, UNCITRAL, ICSID, etc.) and different laws (Indian, English, Singaporean, etc.) across a wide range of sectors (energy, oil & gas, healthcare, infrastructure, etc.). 

Dr Gupta has been recognised by Who’s Who Legal '18,'19 & '20, as a “future leader of arbitration” under the age of 45, and also as a leading disputes lawyer by Legal500 and AsiaLaw.