Anirudh KrishnanPartner, AK Law Chambers at Law Commission of India Special Committee Member
Anirudh Krishnan, following a stint at Clifford Chance, London and completing his Masters at Oxford, set up AK Law Chambers. He specializes in Arbitration and Commercial Dispute Resolution and Insolvency Laws and regularly appears before various domestic fora (Supreme Court, various High Courts, statutory and arbitral tribunals) and international arbitral tribunals constituted under various rules including ICC, LCIA, SIAC and AMTAC Rules. He has been recognized by Chambers and Partners (and other publications) as a leading practitioner in India in his areas of practice.
He is the Chief-Editor of Justice R.S. Bachawat’s Law of Arbitration & Conciliation (a treatise often quoted by the Supreme Court and various High Courts) and the author of “The Law of Reservation and Anti-discrimination”. He has also contributed a chapter on “Third Party Funding in Arbitrations” to two international publications namely- “Handbook on Third-Party Funding in International Arbitration” and “CPR India Supplement”. He has published over 40 articles in various journals, newspapers and websites.
As a part of the special committee set up by the Law Commission of India, he played a key role in drafting a number of India’s key commercial legislations, namely the Amendment to the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996, Commercial Courts Act, and India’s Model Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT). He was also invited by the Justice Sri Krishna Commission to provide his inputs pertaining to further reforms needed in the field of arbitration and international investment arbitration.
Anirudh has testified as an Indian Law expert before an ICC Arbitral Tribunal seated in London. He is empanelled as an Arbitrator with the Nani Palkhivala Arbitration Centre and has been appointed as an Arbitrator several times by the Madras High Court. Anirudh’s professional memberships include being a member of the Madras High Court Arbitration Committee and part of the drafting committee of Mumbai Centre for International Arbitration and Steering Committees of the Indo-Italian Chamber of Commerce and the Young-MCIA. He was also appointed by the Chief Justice of the Madras High Court as a part of a special committee to suggest reforms in some parts of Tamil Nadu.
He has been invited to deliver guest lectures at a number of National Law schools in India and to speak at numerous conferences across the world.