Dr. Promod Nair is a Senior Advocate at the Supreme Court of India, and an admitted Solicitor Advocate with Higher Rights of Audience in England and Wales (currently non-practising).
As both counsel and arbitrator, he has participated in a wide range of arbitration proceedings, under the ICC, LCIA, SIAC, ICSID, and PCA Rules, as well as ad hoc arbitrations and has also served as an emergency arbitrator. He has represented India in arbitrations initiated under Bilateral Investment Treaties and has also represented the country at the United Nations.
Dr, Nair founded Arista Chambers in 2014, after he was a partner in the dispute resolution practice at JSA. He was a visiting fellow at the Lauterpacht Research Centre for International Law at the University of Cambridge.
He was serving as a member of the LCIA Court, and is a current Council Member of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, member of the Advisory Council of the Mumbai Centre for International Arbitration, and Governing Council Member of the International Arbitration and Mediation Centre, Hyderabad. He represents India at the UNCITRAL CLOUT project, serving on the Coordination Committee for India, and coordinating the Permanent Court of Arbitration India Committee.He concluded his law degree from the National Law School of India and the University of Cambridge, where he was awarded the Clive Parry (Overseas) Prize in International Law, the St Edmunds College Tutorial Prize and the DFID-Cambridge and Pegasus Scholarships. He also serves as Visiting Lecturer at the National Law School of India, teaching a course on Arbitration Law and Practice.