Attorney, Arnold & Porter; Lecturer, Columbia Law School; Managing Editor, American Review of International Arbitration
Kabir is an attorney, mediator and arbitrator focused on art law, copyright, entertainment and commercial law. He is an attorney at Arnold and Porter in New York and senior lecturer-in-law, teaching graduate courses on international arbitration. 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).
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 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 and has spoken at over 100 conferences on arbitration and art law worldwide.
Kabir 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). He is admitted, inter alia, to the AAA and ICDR: Panel of Arbitrators; CPR: Panel of Distinguished Neutrals; SIAC: Panel of Arbitrators; HKIAC: List of Arbitrators; Resolute System: Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators; Asian International Arbitration Centre: Panel of Arbitrators and Panel of Mediators; SCCA: Arbitrator Roster; CICA: Panel of Arbitrators; 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. He was appointed to the Arbitration pool of CAfA in January 2020.
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. 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, Kabir 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.
Kabir’s educational background includes: Leiden Law School (Ph.D.) (2019), NYU School of Law (LL.M., Hauser Global Scholar) (2008), University of Oxford (BCL, DHL-Times of India Scholar) (2007), University of Mumbai (Gold Medal) (2004). He is currently pursuing a second doctoral degree at Harvard Law School. He is admitted to practice law in New York, District of Columbia, England & Wales (Solicitor), and India. Kabir is fluent in English and Hindi.
Jurisdiction: India, U.K. and U.S.A.