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Anish Wadia

Anish Wadia

Nationality :
Indian


Languages :
English (mother tongue / native), Hindi (fluent), Gujarati (fluent), Urdu (intermediate), Marathi (basic), French (very basic)


Current Position :
1) Board Member: Chinese European Arbitration Association, Hamburg, Germany (CEAA) 2) Vice President: Society of Construction Law, U.K. (SCL, India) 3) Governing Council Member: Hyderabad Arbitration Centre (HAC, India) 4) Commission Member: ICC Afghanistan Commission on Arbitration & ADR (ICC Afghanistan) 5) Ethics Commission Member: International Mixed Martial Arts Federation, U.K. (IMMAF)


Specialisation :
Commodities,Corporate,Construction and Infrastructure,Telecommunication,Energy,Oil & Gas ,Information Technology,Maritime,Investment Treaty,Aviation


Educational / Professional Memberships

  • National Institute of Securities Markets (NISM) under the aegis of the Securities and Exchange Board
    of India (SEBI) (by invitation only): Two-Day “Arbitrators’ Conclave 2020” Certificate Training for
    Senior Arbitrators in the Financial, Commodities and Derivatives’ Markets including Forensic and
    Electronic Evidence in Arbitrations
    Version: 27 April 2020
  • Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC, formerly KLRCA): Certificate Programme in Sports
    Arbitration (endorsed by the Olympic Council of Malaysia) – Accredited Sports Arbitrator
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, U.K. (CIArb): Diploma in International Arbitration (Dip.IArb)
  • International Chamber of Commerce, Paris (ICC): PIDA Training Certification in International
    Commercial Arbitration (PIDA-ICA)
  • International Chamber of Commerce, Paris (ICC): Tribunal Secretary Training in Arbitration*
  • Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC): Tribunal Secretary Training in Arbitration¥
  • K.C. Law College, Mumbai: Post Graduate Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution (PGCADR)
  • The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS): Diploma in Entrepreneurship,
    Administration and Business Laws (Dip.EAB)
  • University of Mumbai: Bachelor of Laws degree (LL.B.)
  • University of Mumbai: Bachelor of Commerce degree (B.Com.)
  • H.R. College of Commerce & Economics, Mumbai: Higher Secondary Certificate (A-Levels)
  • Cathedral & John Connon School, Mumbai: Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (O-Levels)

Professional Experience

Since 2016, I have been acting as a full-time Independent International Arbitrator, Mediator and Tribunal
Secretary; and accept appointments in these roles in a broad spectrum of disputes across the globe including
pan-India. I have also acted as an expert witness on Indian law for proceedings in England and regularly
invited as a speaker on topics related to International Arbitration and other forms of ADR.
Prior to 2016, I provided strategic legal advice to be adopted in litigation, ad hoc and institutional
arbitrations (domestic and international) to Indian and foreign clients including high net-worth individuals
(HNIs) in a broad range of corporate, financial and commercial disputes (to name a few) viz. white-collar
crimes, telecom, construction, solar power, EPC disputes, commodities, employment, labour, etc. In
addition to India, I have advised entities in Iceland, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, England,
Germany, France, Japan, Spain and U.S.A.

Arbitration Experience

 

Publications

1) Anish Wadia, Suvrajyoti Gupta, Surjendu Das and Abhishek Mishra, Chapter on Alternative Dispute
Resolution in India which forms part of the Book Introduction to Indian Laws [expected 2020]

2) Anish Wadia and Magdalena Göbel, CEAC’s 10th Anniversary Arbitration Conference on China’s
Belt and Road Initiative: A Report on the Common and Civil Law Perspectives viz. the Interplay
between the UNIDROIT Principles and the CISG – published in a special issue of the Hamburg
Version: 27 April 2020
Law Review (HLR) on 08 August 2019: ‘Towards Use of the UNIDROIT Principles 2016 in Practice
– a Bridge between Common and Civil Law’ [(2018) 2 HLR 107-120] – https://bit.ly/2p4Mcen

3) Member of the team of authors for the Indian Arbitration Forum (IAF) that prepared the Best Practices
Guidelines for Conduct of Arbitral Proceedings (IAF Guidelines, April 2018) –
http://ssrn.com/abstract=3188725

4) Anish Wadia and Shivani Rawat, Third-Party Funding in Arbitration – India’s Readiness in a
Global Context – published in ‘Transnational Dispute Management – Special Issue on International
Commercial and Investment Disputes in and with India’ [(2018) 15(2) TDM] – https://ssrn.com/abstract=3014001

TDM Editorial: “Anish Wadia and Shivani Rawat have demonstrated the permissibility and
enforceability of third-party funding in India since 1876 by engaging in an exhaustive analysis of
relevant judicial authorities. This is followed by a comprehensive dialogue on all major aspects of
third-party funding in international commercial and investment arbitration, including disclosure norms
and FEMA. The authors have proposed a viable regulatory framework for India inspired by best
practices from other jurisdictions.” – https://bit.ly/2utPSW8

The Times of India (Sunday, 24 February 2019): “Advocates Anish Wadia and Shivani Rawat, in a
201[8] paper, traced permissibility of TPF to an 1876 judgement. Wadia said “amendments to [the] Civil Procedure Code for Maharashtra by the Bombay [High Court] in 1983 acknowledged the
permissibility of TPF by including measures for security for costs awarded against the funded claimant.
Few other states had followed suit to ensure securing costs from TP funders. TPF holds significant
potential and its success would pave way for traditional modes like litigation.”” – https://bit.ly/2tzO4ua