Kabir Duggal is a senior associate in Arnold and Porter's International Arbitration and Public International Law Practice Groups in New York focusing on international investment arbitration, international commercial arbitration and public international law matters. Mr. Duggal's experience includes complex disputes under numerous bilateral/multilateral investment treaties and contracts in South Asia, Latin America, Central Asia, Middle East, Europe and Africa. The total value of the disputes he has been involved in exceeds 80 billion dollars. He has facilitated the mediation and negotiation of complex disputes. 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).
Kabir has considerable experience in various aspects of public international law and dispute resolution. He was a consultant at The World Bank Group in Washington, DC, where he worked with the Development Research Group focusing on socioeconomic rights in the developing world, and for UNICEF on issues of child rights and child protection. He has also worked as a judicial clerk for an Indian Supreme Court Judge.
He has also taught dispute resolution courses in educational institutions all over the world including Georgetown University Law Center, Fordham Law School, The Graduate Institute (Geneva, Switzerland), National Law University (Jodhpur, India), University of Carlos III (Madrid, Spain), National Research University Higher School of Economics (Moscow, Russia), Government Law College (Mumbai, India) among others.
Kabir has published several articles and books and is regularly invited to speak at conferences globally. He is the Managing Editor for Columbia Law School’s “The American Review of International Arbitration” and is an editor for investmentclaims.com hosted by Oxford University Press. He has co-authored a book entitled "Evidence in Investment Arbitration" published by Oxford University Press. He has received the Burton "Law360 Distinguish Legal Writing Award" for his scholarly writings. He also serves on ICSID Review's Peer Review Board and is an Associate Editor for Brill-Nijhoff publisher's international law and arbitration section. He is also a co-chair of the Juris Conference on Investment Treaty Arbitration. He is a Fellow at Columbia Center on Sustainable Development.
Kabir has been awarded the inaugural "Diversity Fellowship" by the American Bar Association, Section of International Law. He is the American Arbitration Association's "Higginbotham Fellow." He also serves on the Chartered Institute of Arbitrator Young Members Steering Committee and is the co-chair of ASIL’s Private International Law Committee. Kabir sits on the Advisory Committee for Government Law College’s Arbitration Cell, Mumbai, the Harvard International Arbitration Law Students Association (HIALSA), and Georgetown’s International Investment Law Center (IILC). In 2018, Kabir was elected a Fellow of the U.K.'s Royal Society of Arts, in recognition of his contributions to international law.
Kabir also sits as an arbitrator and mediator. Kabir is admitted to the American Arbitration Association (AAA): Panel of Arbitrators, International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR): Panel of Distinguished Neutrals, SIAC's Panel of Arbitrators, Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution: ABTA arbitration scheme, FINRA’s arbitration roster, Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA) Panel of Arbitrators and Panel of Mediators, and is also listed on the LCIA, the LCIA Mauritius’ Neutrals Database, and the USCIB Panel of Arbitrators.
Kabir is a graduate of the University of Mumbai (University Medal), University of Oxford (DHL-Times of India Scholar) and NYU School of Law (Hauser Global Scholar). He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. at Leiden Law School.He is admitted to practice law in England and Wales (Solicitor), New York, Washington D.C. and India. Kabir was named as a “Future Leader” in international arbitration by Who’s Who Legal (2017).