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Sumeet Kachwaha

Sumeet Kachwaha
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1/6 Shanti Niketan
110 021
City:
New Delhi
Country:
India
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+91 11 4166 1333
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Who's Who Legal Arbitration: Lawyers

Sumeet Kachwaha is the founding partner of Kachwaha & Partners, having a leading dispute resolution and arbitration practice. He has handled many landmark and high-stake matters and cross-border disputes.

Sumeet has been appointed sole arbitrator by the High Court of Delhi in several arbitrations. He has also served as amicus curiae to the High Court of Delhi in two matters and has stood in as an expert witness on Indian law in the courts of England and Singapore.

Mr Kachwaha is ranked in band one in the arbitration section of Chambers Asia since 2009. He is named as a "leading individual" in The Legal 500: Asia Pacific for dispute resolution. He features in the arbitration, asset recovery, construction, government contracts and procurement sections of Who's Who Legal.

Mr Kachwaha currently serves as vice president of the Asia-Pacific Regional Arbitration Group (APRAG). He also serves on the six-member advisory board of the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA). He served as the chair of the dispute resolution and arbitration section of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) for three years.

Publications include: “The White Industries Australia Limited: India BIT Award – A Critical Assessment”, Arbitration International, Vol 29, Issue 2, pp 275–293 (2013); “Interim Relief: Comments on the UNCITRAL Amendments and the Indian Perspective”, Yearbook on International Arbitration, Volume III, pp 155–161 (2013); “Enforcement of Arbitration Awards in India”, Asian International Arbitration Journal, Kluwer (2008); "The Indian Arbitration Law: Towards a New Jurisprudence", International Arbitration Law Review, Sweet & Maxwell (2007); and "Arbitration Law of India – A Critical Analysis", Asian International Arbitration Journal, Kluwer (2005).

WWL says: Sumeet Kachwaha is an internationally respected practitioner who stands out for his work in commercial arbitration.

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Who's Who Legal Construction: Lawyers

Sumeet Kachwaha is a founding partner of the New Delhi-based firm Kachwaha & Partners. He has over 38 years’ standing as a lawyer. His work focuses on dispute resolution, contracts, infrastructure, construction and procurement.

Sumeet has been involved in over 35 construction-related arbitrations, including one as sole arbitrator. He has been involved in several power projects and has advised extensively on privatisation of railways, roads, airports and other infrastructure projects. His current engagements include advising contractors in a cable-stayed-bridge collapse case involving leading construction multinationals. He is a frequent speaker on construction-related issues in international forums.

Sumeet is a founding fellow of the International Academy of Construction Lawyers.

Sumeet has some of the highest ratings from law directories in dispute resolution. He also features in the procurement and government contracts section of Who’s Who Legal. He recently completed a three-year term as chair of the dispute resolution and arbitration section of the IPBA and a two-year term as co-chair in a subcommittee of the international construction project (ICP) committee of the IBA. He is currently serving as vice president of the Asia-Pacific Regional Arbitration Group (APRAG) and as a member of the advisory board of the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration. He is also serving as programme coordinator of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA).

WWL says: Sumeet Kachwaha is "particularly well known in the international market", receiving nominations from across Europe as well as from Chile, Singapore, and the USA.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Construction which can be purchased from our Shop.

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