Gulnar A. Mistry

Chambers of Gulnar A. Mistry




Civil and commercial Litigation, Arbitration (as counsel and arbitrator) as also arbitration-related litigation in India, including applications for urgent injunctive reliefs pending a referral to arbitration, challenges to arbitral awards and the execution of arbitral awards.


Bachelor of Arts [English Literature], University of Bombay [2003]
Bachelor of Laws, University of Bombay [2006]
Master of Laws, Columbia Law School, Columbia University [2009]

The Decision in Cox & Kings - Expanding Arbitration (December 20, 2023)
§ An analysis of the expansionist approach adopted by the Supreme Court in the Constitution Bench in Cox & Kings and what that may mean for existing legal precedent, available at

Intractable Difficulties: The Decision in NN Global: Supreme Court Observer (May 27, 2023)
§ An analysis of the Supreme Court of India’s recent decision invalidating unstamped arbitration agreements, poses practical difficulties for courts and practitioners alike, available at https://www

When There Are Nine (Or Thirty-Four)—Affirmative Action and Women in the Higher Judiciary: Bar & Bench (October 20, 2020)
§ A consideration of affirmative action in the higher judiciary and issues of representation of women on the Supreme Court of India, available at thirty-four-affirmative-action-and-women-in-the-higher-judiciary

Member, Bombay Bar Association
Solicitor [non-practising], Bombay Incorporated Law Society

Gulnar Mistry is an independent counsel based out of Bombay, India. She has been practising as a civil and commercial litigator in Mumbai, India since 2009 in areas that include Constitutional Law, Environmental Law, law relating to Contracts and Specific Performance, Copyright and Arbitration. After completing her Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degrees in India and earning a Master of Laws (LL.M.) at Columbia University, she joined the Chambers of Navroz H. Seervai, Senior Advocate at the Bombay High Court. She later set up her independent practice in 2018.

Mistry's areas of practice include civil and commercial litigation as well as arbitration. She has acted as arbitrator in a number of disputes since 2014, including as a Sole Arbitrator pursuant to appointments by the Bombay High Court. In addition, she has acted as Presiding Arbitrator/Co-Arbitrator in three-member tribunals. She has also acted as counsel/co-counsel in arbitrations in India and abroad, including proceedings under the aegis of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) and in international commercial arbitrations with their seat in India.

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