Sagar Kulkarni




Pune, India

International Arbitration, Commercial Laws, Business Laws, Manufacturing, Engineering, Infrastructure, Software & IT Laws, Contracts laws, Mediation, Insolvency.

English, Marathi, Hindi

Master of Advanced Studies (LLM): International Dispute Settlement (MIDS) (IHEID) And University of Geneva – Switzerland.
(Hans Wilsdorf Scholarship)

Certificate in International Commercial Arbitration: Queen Mary University of London.

International Construction Contracts (FIDIC Rule Book), International Comparative and Commercial Arbitration and International Award Writing.

Diploma in Corporate M&A: Law of Corporate Mergers Asian School of Cyber Laws (ASCL) - Pune

Bachelor of Law (BSL LLB): Law Degree Course (5 Years) DES Law College, University of Pune.

• Cost Effective Methods of Dispute Resolution (MSME) – Sampada Diwali Edition of MCCIA.
• AIADR Centurion – Arbitration and Conciliation Amendment Bill 2019 (Indian Arbitration Act 2019).
• Transnational Dispute Settlement (TDM) - “Enforcing Anti-Corruption Measures Through International Investment Arbitration”.
• International Arbitration & Mediation - Friends or Foe? - ADR Cell Madhyastha - New Law College, Pune.

• Invited as Arbitrator to the Vis Pre-Moot Asia Pacific Rounds 2023.
• Moderator in a conference on the topic of Cyber Security and Arbitration conducted by the THAC (Thailand Arbitration Centre), 2021.
• Appointed on the Tutor Panel of the AIAC Academy.
• Chairman of Editorial Sub-Committee (ESC) of the Asian Institute of Alternate Dispute Resolution (AIADR), KL, Malaysia. Active role in contributing for development of the Newsletters & Journal content.
• Drafting committee member to the SIAC, Singapore Arbitration Rules 2016.

• Arbitrator:

• Delhi International Arbitration Centre (DIAC), India.
• Hyderabad Arbitration Centre (HAC), India.
• SAMA Online Dispute Resolution Platform, India.
• Mumbai Centre for International Arbitration (MCIA), India.
• International Arbitration Centre (IAC), Kazakhstan.
• Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC), Malaysia.
• Asian Institute of Alternate Dispute Resolution (AIADR), Malaysia.
• Thailand Arbitration Centre (THAC), Thailand.
• Business Arbitration Scheme, (BAS, CIArb, London), UK.

• Mediator:
• Asian Institute of Alternate Dispute Resolution (AIADR), Malaysia.
• SAMA, Online Dispute Resolution Platform
• AIAC Pro-Bono Mediation Initiative, Malaysia.
• National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC)

Professional Membership:
• Fellow of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb), London, England & Wales.
• Fellow of the Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution (AIADR), Malaysia.
• Member, Young Mumbai Centre of International Arbitration (Young MCIA).
• Member and active part of the Arbitration activities of Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture (MCCIA).
• Member of the Young Institute for Transnational Arbitration (Young ITA)
• Member of the Society of Construction Law, India (SCL).

Arbitration and Mediation is what I believe in to be one of the most user friendly and sustainable dispute resolution mechanism that is made for everyone with easy access and less procedural compliances. A mechanism that is made for the disputants by the disputants as per their own preferences. There cannot be a more user friendly platform where parties in dispute can resolve their disputes/differences with less or no intervention from the Domestic Courts. I believe in the mechanism as disputes/differences can be avoided well within time or resolved as per the business needs of the disputants through ADR mechanisms, the foremost being mediation.

I have been practising in this field for close to 13 years and I have not come across a better alternative dispute resolution mechanism and the process has only evolved with the use of technology and online platforms made for conducting hearings and resolving the disputes through discussions online. My profile already highlights the my relevant educational qualifications and work experience and my empanelments.

I look forward to being an active contributor on RAI and enhancing the initiative by spreading knowledge about arbitrations and its benefits.

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