Kabir Duggal

Columbia Law School//Arnold and Porter


New York, District of Columbia, England & Wales, India

New York (also London)

Experience as arbitrator and counsel in virtually every sector (both commercial and investor-state)

English, Hindi

Harvard Law School, SJD Candidate; Leiden Law School (Ph.D. in Law; CEPANI Scholar), NYU School of Law (Hauser Global Scholar), University of Oxford (DHL-Times of India Scholar); University of Mumbai (Gold Medal)


Spoken at over 300 events and published over 40 articles and books. For the full list, please see https://www.arnoldporter.com/en/people/d/duggal-kabir

o International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)’s USCIB, Academic Taskforce Co-Chair (2022).
o Council For National and International Commercial Arbitration & Mediation Center (CNICA), Advisory Board Member (2021).
o Delos Disputes Tag Time webinar series, Moderator (2020).
o International Legal Materials, American Society of International Law, Corresponding Editor (2020).
o Investment and Commercial Arbitration Review, Advisory Board (2020).
o Auro Journal of Legal Research, Advisory Board (2020).
o Equal Representation for Arbitration (ERA) Pledge, Young Practitioner’s Subcommittee (2020).
o Jus Mundi, Editor (2020).
o Boston International Arbitration Council, Advisory Committee(2020).
o Belt and Road Commission, International Chamber of Commerce, Ambassador(2020).
o Pledge for Greener Arbitrations, Steering Committee (2020).
o International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), Publications Committee (2020).
o International Bar Association Arbitration Subcommittee on updating the 2010 IBA Rules on the Taking of Evidence (2019).
o California International Arbitration Council, Inc. (CIAC), Executive Committee of the Board of Directors and Academic Council (since 2019).
o Bali International Arbitration and Mediation Center (BIAMC), International Liaison Officer (since 2019).
o ICSID Review, Associate Editor (since 2019);Peer Review Board (since 2014).
o Georgetown International Investment Law Center (IILC), Advisory Committee (since 2018).
o Young Mumbai Center for International Arbitration (MCIA), Board Member (since 2018).
o The Alliance: Equality in Dispute Resolution, Ambassador (since 2018).
o Chartered Institute of Arbitrator Young Members Steering Committee (2015-2018).
o Oxford University Press’ Investmentclaims.com, Global Advisory Board (since 2017).
o Government Law College, International Arbitration Cell, Advisory Committee (since 2017).
o American Society of International Law, Private International Law Interest Group, Co-Chair (2017-2020).
o Harvard International Arbitration Law Students Association (HIALSA, Advisory Committee (since 2017).
o International Courts and Judicial Affairs Committee, American Bar Association, Co-Chair (since 2017). Formerly Programs Vice-Chair (2016-2017).
o International Arbitration, American Bar Association, Section of International Law, Programs Vice-Chair (since 2016).
o Hong Kong International Arbitration Center, HK Under45 Regional Ambassador for New York (since 2016).
o Global Arbitration News, Editor (2015-2018).
o Indian National Bar Association New York Chapter, Executive Committee Member (since 2015).
o Brill-Nijhoff Publishers, International Investment Law and Arbitration, Associate Editor (since 2015).
o The Indian Society of International Law, Life Member (since 2014).

o Racial Equality for Arbitration Lawyers (REAL), Co-Founder (2020).
o College of Commercial Arbitrators, Diversity Committee (2020).
o American Arbitration Association (AAA), Inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Committee (2020).
o International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR), Diversity Task Force (2020).
o Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge (ERA), Executive Committee Member, Young Members Subcommittee (2020).
o Committee for Racial Inclusion in International Arbitration (CRIAA), Steering Committee Member (2020).
o Racial Justice in International Arbitration, Steering Committee (New York) (2020).
o ICC’s United States Council for International Business (USCIB)Taskforce on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (2021).

Dr. Kabir Duggal is an attorney in Arnold and Porter's New York office focusing on international investment arbitration, international commercial arbitration, and public international law matters, serving both as arbitrator and counsel. Dr. Duggal is also a Lecturer-in-Law at Columbia Law School, an adjunct Professor at Fordham Law School, and is a Course Director and Faculty Member for the Columbia Law School-Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Comprehensive Course on International Arbitration. 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." He has also conducted training and capacity-building sessions for several Governments including Colombia, Saudi Arabia, Myanmar, India, Philippines 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 has published over 40 articles and has spoken at over 300 arbitration events all over the world. He is also the Co-Founder of REAL (Racial Equality for Arbitration Lawyers), a non-profit seeking to create greater representation in international arbitration. He is a graduate of the University of Mumbai, University of Oxford (DHL-Times of India Scholar), NYU School of Law (Hauser Global Scholar), Leiden Law School (2019 CEPANI Academic Prize), and is currently pursuing an SJD Degree from Harvard Law School. His LinkedIn profile is available here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/duggalkabir/

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