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Darius Khambata SC
Senior Counsel at One Essex Court


Darius J. Khambata, Senior Counsel, holds an LL.M. from the Harvard Law School and practices before the Supreme Court of India, the Bombay High Court and a number of other High Courts and Tribunals across India.

He has held two distinguished public law offices, as Advocate General for Maharashtra from 2012 to 2014, and before that, as Additional Solicitor General of India for three years. On his term as Advocate General coming to an end the Cabinet of the newly elected Government of Maharashtra recorded its “highest appreciation of the meritorious and distinguished service” rendered by him, a signal honour.

Mr Khambata has a large and varied practice and has appeared in numerous significant constitutional, corporate
and commercial matters and domestic and international commercial arbitrations.

In 2014 he was conferred with the ‘Arya Chanakya Puraskar’ award for law, in 2017 he was conferred with the ‘Senior Counsel of the Year” award by Legal Era and in 2019 with the award “Living Legend of Law” by the Bar Association of India. He is currently a member of SEBI’s Takeover Panel.
Previously, he was a member of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) Committee to recommend new insider trading regulations. He was part of the Law Commission of India’s Committee that in 2014-2015 recommended substantial amendments to the Arbitration & Conciliation Act 1996.

Mr. Khambata has been a Vice-President of the London Court of International Arbitration and is currently a member of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre’s Court. He also sits on the Advisory Council to the Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai. He is a member of One Essex Court, London and also has his own chambers in Mumbai.

Agenda Sessions

  • Has Arbitration in India Lost its Way?


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