Kabir Duggal

  • Lecturer in Law

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 counsel and arbitrator. Dr. 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. His experience flows from his triple training in international law, common law, and civil law traditions.  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) on the creation of a novel "Investment Support Program" (which was shortlisted by Global Arbitration Review for the category of “Best Developments” for 2018).  He also serves on the Steering Committee of the 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).

Dr. Duggal 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 and "Principles of Evidence in Public International Law as applied by Investor-State Tribunals" by Brill Publishing. He has received the Burton "Law360 Distinguish Legal Writing Award" for his scholarly writings. His writings have been cited by arbitral tribunals and by the Supreme Court of Switzerland. He also serves as an Associate Editor for "ICSID Review" and also serves on its Peer Review Board and is also an Associate Editor for Brill-Nijhoff’s “Perspectives in International Investment Law and Arbitration.”

He is also a co-chair of the Juris Conference on Investment Treaty Arbitration. He is a Fellow at Columbia Center on Sustainable Development. He has been awarded the “2018 Academic Prize” by the Belgian Centre for Arbitration and Mediation (CEPANI) and is listed in Leiden University’s “2019 Hall of Fame.”

Dr. Duggal 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. Dr. Duggal 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, Dr. Duggal was elected a Fellow of the U.K.'s Royal Society of Arts, in recognition of his contributions to international law.  He also serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the California International Arbitration Council, Inc. (CIAC) and also serves on its Academic Council. He also serves on the Advisory Board of the Boston International Arbitration Council (BIAC).

Dr. Duggal also maintains an active practice as both an arbitrator and mediator. He is also admitted as a “Council Member” for the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR).  Dr. Duggal is both a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrator and a Certified Mediator by the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution.  He is admitted, *inter alia*, to the AAA and ICDR: Panel of Arbitrators, International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR): Panel of Distinguished Neutrals, Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC): Panel of Arbitrators, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC): List of Arbitrators, Resolute System: Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators, Asian International Arbitration Centre: Panel of Arbitrators and Panel of Mediators, Saudi Center for Commercial Arbitration (SCCA): Arbitrator Roster, Costa Rica Center of Conciliation and Arbitration (CICA): Panel of Arbitrators, Bali International Arbitration and Mediation Center (BIAMC): Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators, and is also listed on the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) and the United States Council for International Business (USCIB): Panel of Arbitrators.

Dr. Duggal 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) and Leiden Law School (2018 Academic Prize by CEPANI). He is currently pursuing an SJD Degree at Harvard Law School.