Kabir Duggal

Kabir Duggal

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP, Senior Associate

New York City, New York

Kabir Duggal focuses his practice on international investment arbitration, international commercial arbitration and public international law matters, serving both as counsel and arbitrator. Dr. Duggal’s experience includes complex disputes under numerous bilateral/multilateral investment treaties and contracts in South Asia, Latin America, Central Asia, Middle East, Europe, and Africa. His experience flows from his triple training in international law, common law, and civil law traditions. He has served as an arbitrator in over 40 disputes involving parties from all over the world and across several different industries. The total value of the disputes he has been involved in exceeds 80 billion dollars. 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 US 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, 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). He is elected to the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the California International Arbitration Council, Inc. (CIAC) and also serves on its Academic Council. He also serves on the Advisory Board of the Boston International Arbitration Council (BIAC). Dr. Duggal is also a member of the Young Practitioners Subcommittee for the Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge. 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. He has been ranked as the 4th Most Highly Regarded Future Leader in the Americas by Who’Who Legal (2019) and was the youngest practitioner to be listed in the Global Listing of Arbitrators by Who’s Who Legal (2020 and 2021). 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 2020), has been recommended by Legal 500 US for “International Arbitration," was listed as a “Super Lawyer” in the New York metro region (2019-2021), and was listed as a “Rising Star” in Commercial Arbitration by Euromoney Legal Media Group (2019 and 2021). In 2019, he was also awarded the “Inspiring Citizen Award” by the Institute of Self Reliance. In 2021, Dr. Duggal was awarded “Counsel of the Year” by the largest voluntary organization in India—the Indian National Bar Association, he was previously awarded the “Young Lawyer of the Year” (2019). 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 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 the 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 also hosts a leading webinar series entitled “TagTime” which involves conversations with leading arbitrators from all over the world. Additionally, he has taught dispute resolution courses in educational institutions all over the world. Dr. Duggal has published several articles and books and is regularly invited to speak at conferences globally. He is the managing editor for Columbia Law School’s “The American Review of International Arbitration.” He also serves as an associate editor for “ICSID Review” and also serves on its Peer Review Board and is also an associate editor for Brill-Nijhoff’s “Perspectives in International Investment Law and Arbitration.” He has co-authored a book entitled “Evidence in Investment Arbitration” published by Oxford University Press and has received the Burton “Law360 Distinguish Legal Writing Award” for his scholarly writings. His writings have been cited by arbitral tribunals and by the Supreme Court of Switzerland. He has been awarded the “2018 Academic Prize” by the Belgian Centre for Arbitration and Mediation (CEPANI) and is listed in Leiden University’s “2019 Hall of Fame.” He is currently pursuing a second doctoral degree from Harvard Law School. Dr. Duggal also maintains an active practice as both an arbitrator and mediator. He is also admitted as a “Council Member” for the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR). Dr. Duggal is both a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrator and a Certified Mediator by the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution. He is admitted, inter alia, with institutions all over the world, including AAA and ICDR: Panel of Arbitrators, International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR): Panel of Distinguished Neutrals, Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC): Panel of Arbitrators, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC): List of Arbitrators, and is also listed on the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) and the United States Council for International Business (USCIB): Panel of Arbitrators. Dr. Duggal has been admitted to the following arbitral and mediation bodies all over the world: Dr. Duggal is involved in leadership positions in several international, regional, and local efforts to promote all forms of diversity and inclusion including: In 2022, Dr. Duggal was awarded CPR’s "Outstanding Contribution to Diversity in ADR Award." Kabir Duggal is an "extremely bright practitioner with unparalleled knowledge of commercial and investor state arbitration," commented his peers. They add, "Kabir is an outstanding advocate and top-notch counsel; definitely a rising star in the field." Who’s Who Legal (2020).

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