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Dr. Kabir Duggal, Arbitrator, New York, New York.

Dr. Kabir Duggal

Arnold & Porter Kaye Sholar, LLP
250 W. 55th Street
New York, NY 10019-9710
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  • Practice Commenced: 2004
  • Total Mediations (as of Feb 2023): 25
  • Total Arbitrations (as of Feb 2023): 43
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Biographical

Dr. Kabir Duggal focuses on international dispute resolution, serving as arbitrator and mediator. The total value of the disputes he has been involved in exceeds 80 billion dollars. He has served as an arbitrator in over 45 disputes involving parties from all over the world and across several different industries. He is recognized as a “Chartered Arbitrator” (the highest ranking for arbitrators) by both the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution. He has facilitated the mediation and negotiation of complex disputes. He also acts as a Consultant for the United Nations Office of the High Representative for Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS) on the creation of a novel "Investment Support Program" (which was shortlisted by Global Arbitration Review for the category of “Best Developments” for 2018).  He also serves on the Steering Committee of the Investment Support Program.   Dr. Duggal works closely with the U.S. Department of Commerce's Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) as an expert and has undertaken capacity-building workshops in Georgia, Kosovo, Bosnia & Herzegovina. He has also conducted training and capacity-building sessions for several Governments including Colombia, Saudi Arabia, Myanmar, India, Philippines among others on public international law and dispute resolution matters. He also serves on the Federal Republic of Somalia’s New York Convention Task Force as well as the WTO Negotiating Team (International Board).  

Dr. Duggal has considerable experience in various aspects of public international law and dispute resolution. He was a consultant at The World Bank Group in Washington, DC, where he worked with the Development Research Group focusing on socioeconomic rights in the developing world, and for UNICEF on issues of child rights and child protection. He has also worked as a judicial clerk for an Indian Supreme Court Judge. 
 
Dr. Duggal is a Lecturer-in-Law at Columbia Law School, teaching "International Investment Law and Arbitration." He is also an Adjunct Professor at Fordham Law School teaching “Transnational Litigation and Arbitration.”  He is also a Course Director and Faculty Member for the Columbia Law School-Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Comprehensive Course on International Arbitration and serves as an academic coordinator for the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators’ Diploma Course. He has also taught dispute resolution courses in educational institutions all over the world including Georgetown University Law Center, Fordham Law School, The Graduate Institute (Geneva, Switzerland), ESADE Law School (Barcelona), National Law University (Jodhpur, India), University of Carlos III (Madrid, Spain), National Research University Higher School of Economics (Moscow, Russia), Government Law College (Mumbai, India) among others. 
 
Dr. Duggal has received several accolades for his work in international arbitration and public international law. He was awarded the Hind Rattan ("Jewel of India") award which is the highest diasporic award for people of Indian origin. Who's Who Legal ranked Dr. Duggal as the youngest Thought Leader in International Arbitration (2022). He has been ranked as the 4th Most Highly Regarded Future Leader in the Americas by Who's Who Legal (2020) and is the youngest practitioner to be listed in the Global Listing of Arbitrators by Who’s Who Legal (2021 and 2022). He received the "40 under 40 Rising Star Award" by Legal Era - Legal Media Group in 2018. He has been ranked as a "Rising Star" by Experts Guides (2019 and 2921), has been recommended by Legal 500 US for "International Arbitration," is listed as a "Super Lawyer" in the New York metro region (2019 to 2021), and is listed as a "Rising Star" in Commercial Arbitration by Euromoney Legal Media Group (2019 and 2020). In 2019, he was also awarded the "Inspiring Citizen Award" by the Institute of Self Reliance and the "Young Lawyer of the Year 2019" by the Indian National Bar Association (the largest voluntary professional association in India). He was also awarded the "Counsel of the Year (US)" by the Indian National Bar Association (2021). Dr. Duggal has been ranked as among the "Top Ten Arbitrators" for the Asia Pacific Region by the Bali International Arbitration and Mediation Center (BIAMC) and received the "2019 Equality and Diversity Award in Dispute Resolution" by Prime Dispute in 2020. In 2021, Dr. Duggal was awarded the "2020 Dispute Resolution Practitioner of the Year for the Americas” and in 2022, he received the “2021 Dispute Resolution Award of the Year--Global.”  The Association for Conflict Resolution for Greater New York (ACR GNY) awarded Dr. Duggal with an award for “Significant Impact in International Arbitration.”
 
Dr. Duggal is admitted to practice law in New York, District of Columbia, England & Wales (as a Barrister), and in India. 

Case Experience

  • Arts (Fine/Performing)
  • Banking & Finance
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial/Business
  • Discrimination
  • Education
  • Elder Abuse
  • Employment
  • Energy Sector (Oil/Gas)
  • Engineering
  • Environmental
  • International
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mining
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Religious Institutions
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Software
  • Sports
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Trademarks/Patents
  • Transportation

Education

  • Since August 2019 HARVARD LAW SCHOOL, Cambridge, MA, SJD in Law: “A Historical Assessment of the Fair and Equitable Treatment (FET) Standard: Comparing FET today with how it was Originally Conceived”
  • February 2019 LEIDEN LAW SCHOOL Leiden, The Netherlands 2311 2016 Ph.D. in International Arbitration (CEPANI Academic Prize)
  • May 2008 NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW New York, NY 0012 L.L.M. International Legal Studies: A Grad (Highest Grade) Honors: Hauser Global Scholar (full tuition; living stipend) & Transitional Justice Fellow Journal of International Law and Politics, Graduate Editor 
  • July 2007 UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD Oxford, United Kingdom OXI 3PG BCL (Masters Degree in Law) Honors: Scholarship from the Oxford Cambridge Society of India (1 of 2 students) DHL Times of Indian Scholarship (5 students in India) 
  • July 2006 NALSAR Hyderabad, India 500 027 Post Graduate Diploma in International Humanitarian Law Honors: Gold Medal; Rank: 1 / 50 (approx) 
  • July 2005 MUMBAI UNIVERSITY Mumbai, India 400 098 Post Graduate Diploma in Human Rights Honors: Gold Medal; Rank 1 / 50 (approx)
  • July 2004 GOVERNMENT LAW COLLEGE Mumbai, India 400 020 L.L.B. Degree (J.D. equivalent) Honors: Ranganath Rao Trophy for highest grade during all three years Government Law College Law Review, Senior Editor Rank: 1 / 1500 (5 University Awards)

FELLOWSHIPS AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • Chartered Arbitrator (C.Arb), Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (2022).
  • Chartered Arbitrator, Asian International Arbitration Centre (formerly the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA)) (2022).
  • Dispute Resolution Experts (DREx) Talks, Fellow (2022).
  • Certified Mediator, Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) (2020).
  • Fellow, Kovise Foundation Conflict Resolution International (FAP-KFCRI) (2020).
  • Fellow, Arbitrators and Mediators Institute of New Zealand (AMINZ) (2020).
  • Fellow, Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators (2020).
  • Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators (2020) (youngest member to be admitted).
  • Fellow, Prime Dispute (FPD) (2019).
  • Senior Fellow, Bali International Arbitration and Mediation Center (BIAMC) (SFBiAm) (2019).
  • Higginbotham Fellow, American Arbitrator Association (2018).
  • Fellow, Royal Society of Arts(FRSA)(2018).
  • Fellow (FAIADR), Asian International Arbitration Centre (formerly the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA)) (2018).
  • Fellow (FCIArb), Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (2018).
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation (2018).
  • American Bar Association, Section of International Law, Inaugural Diversity Fellow (2015).
  • Fellow, Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (since 2014).

TEACHING EXPERIENCE AND CONSULTANCIES

  • Lecturer-in-Law, Columbia Law School (2013-date) (teaching JD, LLM, and Executive LLM course). Assistant Lecturer (2011-2013). 
  • Adjunct Professor, Fordham Law School (2021-date).
  • Adjunct Professor, Fordham Law School’s Legal English Institute (2022-date).
  • Institute of Transnational Arbitration (ITA), Academic Council (2022).
  • United States Council for International Business (USCIB), Academic Chair (2022).
  • Managing Editor, The American Review of International Arbitration, Columbia Law School (2016-date).
  • Faculty Member and Academic Coordinator, Chartered Institute of Arbitrator’s Diploma in International Arbitration (since 2021).
  • Legal Consultant to the United Nations Office of the High Representative for LDCs, LLDCs and SIDS on the investment program (since 2016).
  • Lecturer, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Diploma Course (since 2021).
  • Arbitration Channel, Academic Council, Coordinator (2022).
  • Thailand Arbitration Center, Academic Council (2022).
  • Lecturer, International Arbitration Workshop, Harvard Law School (since 2017).
  • Lecturer on specific topics at the Georgetown University Law Center (2013-date); Fordham Law School (2014-2017).
  • Visiting Professor, Madrid International Arbitration Summer Course (Spain) (since July 2016).
  • Visiting Professor, National Law School, Jodhpur (India) (2016).

Memberships & Affiliations

LEGAL RECOGNITION AND AWARDS

  • “Hind Rattan Award” (“Jewel of India”--Highest diasporic award for people of Indian origin) (2022).
  • “Best Lawyer: Arbitration, International Arbitration--Commercial, International Arbitration--Governmental” (2022).
  • Who’s Who Legal 2022, Thought Leader in International Arbitration (2022) (youngest person to be listed).
  • Recognized by Legal500 US for “International Arbitration” (2022).
  • Chambers Diversity and Inclusion Awards (North America), Top 5 (2022).
  • International Achiever’s Award, Indian Achievers Forum (2022).
  • International American Council for Research and Development, Universal Outstanding Achievement Award (2022).
  • Super Lawyer, New York Metro Area (2022).
  • International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR), ADR Rising Star Award (2022).
  • International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR), “Outstanding Contribution to Diversity in ADR” Award (2022).
  • “2021 Dispute Resolution Award of the Year--Global,” Prime Dispute (2022).
  • Who’s Who Legal 2021, Leader in International Arbitration (2021).
  • “Counsel of the Year (US),” Indian National Bar Association (2021).
  • “Lawyers of Distinction: International Law” (2021).
  • “Rising Stars: Commercial Arbitration” Expert Guides (2021).
  • “Best Lawyers: International Arbitration - Commercial” (2021).
  • Super Lawyer, New York Metro Area (2021).
  • Recognized by Legal500 US for “International Arbitration” (2021).
  • “Award for Significant Impact in International Arbitration” Association for Conflict Resolution for Greater New York (ACR GNY) (2021).
  • “Rising Stars: Americas” Euromoney Rising Stars Awards (2021).
  • “2020 Dispute Resolution Award of the Year--Americas,” Prime Dispute (2021).
  • “Best Arbitration Jurist” India Legal Awards (2020).
  • Who’s Who Legal 2020, Leader in International Arbitration (2020) (youngest person to be listed).
  • “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch: Alternative Dispute Resolution,” Inaugural Edition (2020).
  • “2019 Equality and Diversity Award in Dispute Resolution,” Prime Dispute (2020).
  • International Arbitration Lawyer of the Year in USA, Leader in Law-2020 Global Awards (2020).
  • Who’s Who Legal, Future Leader, International Arbitration (2020).
  • Super Lawyer, New York Metro Area (2020).
  • Expert Guides, Rising Star (2020).
  • “Best in Commercial Arbitration,” Euromoney Legal Media Group Americas Rising Star (Top 5) (2019).
  • Recognized by Legal500 US for “International Arbitration” (2019).
  • “Young Lawyer of the Year 2019,” Indian National Bar Association (2019).
  • “Top 10 Arbitrator Award for Asia Pacific Region,” Bali International Arbitration and Mediation Center (BIAMC) (2019).
  • Who’s Who “Most Highly Regarded” Future Leaders, International Arbitration (2019).
  • Super Lawyer, New York Metro Area (2019).
  • Expert Guides, Rising Star (2019).
  • “Inspiring Citizen Award” Institute of Self Reliance (India) (2019).
  • 40 under 40 Rising Star Awards, Legal Media Group (2018).
  • Who’s Who Future Leaders, International Arbitration (2017).

LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES

  • American Society of International Law (ASIL), Signature Topics Initiative (2022).
  • American Arbitration Association/International Centre for Dispute Resolution Foundation, Ambassador (2022).
  • Brill Perspective in International Investment Law and Arbitration, Associate Editor (2022).
  • Law360, International Arbitration, Editorial Board (2022).
  • American Bar Association, Section of International Law, India Conference Co-Chair (2022).
  • International Commercial Disputes Committee, New York City Bar, Affiliate Member (2022). International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR), Procedures and Challenge Task Force (2022).
  • International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR), Challenge Review Board (2022).
  • International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)’s USCIB, Academic Taskforce Co-Chair (2022).
  • African Journal of International Arbitration, Distinguished Associate Editor (2022).
  • Law360, 2022’s International Arbitration Editorial Board (2022).
  • Council For National and International Commercial Arbitration & Mediation Center (CNICA), Advisory Board Member (2021).
  • Delos Disputes Tag Time webinar series, Moderator (2020).
  • International Legal Materials, American Society of International Law, Corresponding Editor (2020).
  • Investment and Commercial Arbitration Review, Advisory Board (2020).
  • Auro Journal of Legal Research, Advisory Board (2020).
  • Equal Representation for Arbitration (ERA) Pledge, Young Practitioner’s Subcommittee (2020).
  • Jus Mundi, Editor (2020).
  • Boston International Arbitration Council, Advisory Committee(2020).
  • Belt and Road Commission, International Chamber of Commerce, Ambassador(2020).
  • Pledge for Greener Arbitrations, Steering Committee (2020).
  • International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), Publications Committee (2020).
  • International Bar Association Arbitration Subcommittee on updating the 2010 IBA Rules on the Taking of Evidence (2019).
  • California International Arbitration Council, Inc. (CIAC), Executive Committee of the Board of Directors and Academic Council (since 2019).
  • Bali International Arbitration and Mediation Center (BIAMC), International Liaison Officer (since 2019).
  • ICSID Review, Associate Editor (since 2019);Peer Review Board (since 2014).
  • Georgetown International Investment Law Center (IILC), Advisory Committee (since 2018).
  • Young Mumbai Center for International Arbitration (MCIA), Board Member (since 2018).
  • The Alliance: Equality in Dispute Resolution, Ambassador (since 2018).
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrator Young Members Steering Committee (2015-2018). 
  • Oxford University Press’ Investmentclaims.com, Global Advisory Board (since 2017).
  • Government Law College, International Arbitration Cell, Advisory Committee (since 2017).
  • American Society of International Law, Private International Law Interest Group, Co-Chair (2017-2020).
  • Harvard International Arbitration Law Students Association (HIALSA, Advisory Committee (since 2017).
  • International Courts and Judicial Affairs Committee, American Bar Association, Co-Chair (since 2017). Formerly Programs Vice-Chair (2016-2017).
  • International Arbitration, American Bar Association, Section of International Law, Programs Vice-Chair (since 2016).
  • Hong Kong International Arbitration Center, HK Under45 Regional Ambassador for New York (since 2016).
  • Global Arbitration News, Editor (2015-2018).
  • Indian National Bar Association New York Chapter, Executive Committee Member (since 2015).
  • Brill-Nijhoff Publishers, International Investment Law and Arbitration, Associate Editor (since 2015).
  • The Indian Society of International Law, Life Member (since 2014).

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION LEADERSHIP

  • Racial Equality for Arbitration Lawyers (REAL), Co-Founder (2020).
  • College of Commercial Arbitrators, Diversity Committee Co-Chair (2022).
  • American Arbitration Association (AAA), Inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Committee (2020).
  • International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR), Diversity Task Force (2020).
  • Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge (ERA), Executive Committee Member, Young Members Subcommittee (2020).
  • Committee for Racial Inclusion in International Arbitration (CRIAA), Steering Committee Member (2020).
  • Racial Justice in International Arbitration, Steering Committee (New York) (2020).
  • ICC’s United States Council for International Business (USCIB)Taskforce on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (2021).
  • Equal Representation in Expert Witnesses (ERE), Steering Committee (2022).

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