Database of Arbitrators and Mediators

The MIAC Database features a global pool of both highly experienced and new arbitrators as well as mediators, drawn from civil and common law jurisdictions around the world.

In creating an online Database, MIAC aims to create a useful resource to users, and at the same time bring to the fore the recognized talent of arbitrators and mediators from Africa, Asia, and beyond.

The Database is freely accessible to the public for assistance in identifying appropriate arbitrators for specific cases. Appointments by the MIAC appointing authority may also draw upon, but would not be limited to, the Database. While MIAC encourages qualified individuals to join the Database, inclusion in the Database does not entail an endorsement or certification by MIAC.

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Mr. Promod Nair


Arista Chambers

Gender: Male

Nationality: Indian

Country: India

Email Address:


Languages: English (Native), Hindi (Fluent), French (Knowledge)

Experience as sole arbitrator: Yes

Experience as co-arbitrator: Yes

Experience as presiding arbitrator: Yes

Experience as counsel in arbitration proceedings: Yes

Experience as Mediator: No

Legal systems: Common Law

Bar Admission: India, 2001 , England and Wales, 2007

Fields of arbitration specialization: Construction & Infrastructure, Corporate law / M&A, Energy & Natural Resources, Intellectual Property, Investment law, Joint Venture, Sales & Purchases, Transport


Enjoining Treaty Arbitrations under Indian law, Global Arbitration Review, 2019
Singapore Convention on Mediation: A new international framework for recognition and enforcement of mediated settlement agreements- Bar and Bench (2019)
Conflating Seat and Venue: A Review of the Supreme Court’s Decision in Brahmani River Pellets- Bar and Bench (2019)
The Arbitrability of Disputes Arising under a Trust Deed, Bar and Bench (2016)
The (Il)legitimacy of Judicial Taxation, Bar and Bench (2016)
Piloting a Much-Needed Course Correction: The Decision of the Indian Supreme Court in BALCO v Kaiser Aluminium- Asian Dispute Review (2013)
A New Year, a New Start in India- Kluwer Arbitration Blog (2012)
State responsibility for non-enforcement of arbitral awards: revisiting Saipem two years on, Kluwer Arbitration Blog (2011)
A sixty month makeover: reinventing India as an “arbitration-friendly” jurisdiction- Kluwer Arbitration Blog (2011)
Ringfencing Arbitration from Judicial Interference: Proposed Changes to the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, Practical Lawyer (2010)
ICSID Annulment Awards: The Fourth Generation? 5(5) Global Arbitration Review (2010)
UNCITRAL tribunal applies ICSID definition of investment (case comment on Romak SA v Uzbekistan), Global Arbitration Review (2010)
Parties will be able to evade arbitration thanks to new Supreme Court ruling (case comment on Radhakrishnan v Maestro Engineers & Others), Global Arbitration Review (2010)
ICSID tribunal denies interim relief following ship seizure (case comment on Cemex Caracas Investments BV v Venezuela) Global Arbitration Review (2010)
Wrongful interference in an arbitration can itself be expropriation (case comment on Saipem v Bangladesh), Global Arbitration Review (2009)
Book review: Information Technology and Arbitration- A Practitioner’s Guide, 2008 (4) Indian Journal of Law and Technology
Surveying a Decade of the ’New’ Law of Arbitration In India 23(4) Arbitration International (2007), pp. 699–740
Quo vadis arbitration in India? Business Line, 19 October 2006
The Application of International Law by Domestic Courts – An Indian Perspective- Delhi Law Review (1999)
The ICSID Convention- Regulations and Rules, Elgar, 2020
India- Arbitration of M&A Transactions: A Practical Global Guide, Globe Law and Business, 2014

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