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ABOUT Us

The need for a specialized arbitration Bar Association in India has been felt across the spectrum of the legal community in the recent years, including by NITI Aayog as well as the 2017 Hon’ble Justice SriKrishna Report, which stated, “It is strongly believed that the Indian legal community is capable and will rise to the challenge of creating a specialist and highly competent arbitration bar in the country.”

With this in mind, we are pleased to announce the creation of ICABA – the ‘Indian Commercial and Arbitration Bar Association’ – a specialized Bar Association for the community of lawyers, arbitrators, mediators and conciliators who practice in the areas of arbitration and commercial litigation.

ICABA is a not-for-profit Trust. The Settlor of the Trust is Mr. Arvind P. Datar, Senior Advocate.The Board of Trustees of ICABA comprises Meenakshi Arora, Senior Advocate; Gaurav Pachnanda, Senior Advocate; N. L. Rajah, Senior Advocate; Darius Khambata, Senior Advocate; and Payal Chawla, Advocate.

The Working Committee of ICABA includes its Chapter Heads,spearheading ICABA’s work in various regions all over India.

ICABA seeks to address legislative and policy concerns in arbitration and commercial litigation, and bring together practitioners to form a strong community for interaction, and growth, linking practitioners all over India and abroad, and eventually see India be a commercial and arbitral hub.

ICABA

The Indian Commercial & Arbitration Bar Association

A specialized Bar Association for the community of lawyers, arbitrators,mediators and conciliators who practice in the areas of arbitration and commercial litigation.ICABA is a not-for-profit Trust. The Settlor of the Trust is Mr. Arvind P. Datar, Senior Advocate.The Board of Trustees of ICABA comprises Meenakshi Arora, Senior Advocate; Gaurav Pachnanda,Senior Advocate; N. L. Rajah, Senior Advocate; Darius Khambata, Senior Advocate;and Payal Chawla, Advocate.

Objectives

To be a body of practitioners specializing in commercial litigation and arbitration, and to maintain a database of such practitioners.

To keep members updated on changes, amendments and proposals in legislation and policy.

To address commercial litigation and arbitration related legislative concerns with the parliament & judiciary.

To be the link between various Commercial and Arbitration Bar Associations and Arbitration centers in India and abroad.

To organize events, conferences, lectures, and networking opportunities between members of ICABA and other/foreign Bar Associations.

To collaborate with institutions that offer training to practitioners.

To be a support body for junior practitioners who require billing contracts to be executed with clients.

To enlist practitioners through ICABA’s foreign chapters.

Bring out literature/publications to create awareness about commercial litigation and Arbitration.