Darius Khambata SCSenior Counsel at One Essex Court
Darius J. Khambata, Senior Counsel, LL.M. (Harvard), practises before the Supreme Court of India, the Bombay High Court and a number of other High Courts and Tribunals across India.
He has previously held two distinguished public law offices, as Advocate General for Maharashtra from 2012 to 2014, and before that, as Additional Solicitor General of India for three years. On his term as Advocate General coming to an end the Cabinet of the newly elected Government of Maharashtra recorded its “highest appreciation of the meritorious and distinguished service” rendered by him, a signal honour.
Mr Khambata has a large and varied practice and has appeared in several important constitutional, corporate and commercial matters and in significant domestic and international commercial arbitrations. He is a specialist in several areas of practice, including securities, arbitration, corporate, constitutional and administrative law. He has argued several important cases involving complex constitutional, administrative, criminal, tax and environmental law issues. He has also extensively undertaken pro bono litigation.
He was a member of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) Committee to recommend new insider trading regulations and is currently a member of SEBI’s Takeover Panel, which recommends exemptions from open offers required under the SEBI Regulations on takeovers. He was part of the Law Commission of India’s Committee that in 2014-2015 framed and recommended substantial amendments to the Indian Arbitration & Conciliation Act 1996. He was a Vice-President of the LCIA and is currently a member of the SIAC Court. He is also a member of One Essex Court, London apart from having his own chambers in Mumbai.