Mr. Promod Nair is a founding partner at Arista Chambers, Bangalore and a leading dispute resolution specialist. Mr. Nair is a graduate of National Law School of India University and also holds an LL.M. from the University of Cambridge, where he was awarded the Clive Parry Prize in International Law. He is a solicitor advocate with higher rights of audience in England and Wales, and is also enrolled as an advocate in India. He has appeared as Counsel and Advocate in a broad range of Commercial Litigation and Arbitration matters, including before the Supreme Court of India and the Karnataka, Bombay and New Delhi High Courts. He has frequently been invited to assist Indian courts as amicus curiae in important public law and commercial cases. He has also represented clients in LCIA, ICSID, ICC and ad hoc arbitrations often on behalf of or against sovereign States. He was formerly a partner at J. Sagar and Associates, and a senior associate at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP prior to that. He has substantial experience in terms of transactional and advisory work.