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Arbitration 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

"One of the top arbitration practitioners in India"
"A well-known name throughout the world"
"He has a broad practice in both domestic and international arbitrations"
"He has an excellent understanding of the law"


Tejas Karia, partner and head of arbitration practice at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co, specialises in the field of international commercial arbitration. He has represented multinational and Indian corporations in domestic and international commercial arbitrations as counsel, both in ad hoc and institutional arbitrations involving major  arbitral institutions such as LCIA, SIAC, ICC, ICA and ICADR, with seats in India and  abroad. He  has extensive experience in  handling disputes across sectors, namely, oil  and gas, real estate, hospitality, and construction, mainly arising out of shareholders’ agreements, joint ventures and private equity investments, among others. He has been involved in and argued landmark cases relating to arbitration before various Indian High Courts and the Supreme Court of India. Tejas also regularly sits as an arbitrator.

Tejas was part of committee of the Law Commission of India for recommending amendments to the Indian Arbitration Act, 1996. He was also part of high-powered committee for institutionalisation of arbitration in India.

Tejas has been recognised as a Leading Lawyer by Asialaw Profiles, mentioned in The Legal 500, ranked in Chambers and Partners for arbitration and recognised in Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration 2021. He is dual-qualified in India as advocate and solicitor in England  and Wales. He read his LLM at London School of Economics and he is a  Fellow of  Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, United Kingdom. He is  also the Director of  India Branch of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is vice chairperson of the Society of Construction Law –  India. He has co-authored number of publications and regularly speaks on arbitration at international seminars and workshops.

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