About

Veeraraghavan Inbavijayan was educated at Dr.Ambedkar Govt. Law College, University of Madras. On completion of his legal education, he took up litigation practice at High Court of Madras (1997). His enthusiasm towards ADR made him to pursue whole time arbitration practice since 2001.

Experience

Commercial Arbitrator & Mediator – Domestic and International
Managing Partner, KoVe Global LLP – Arbitration & ADR Boutique
Foreign Director, CCPIT Hebei Sub-Council,China

Expertise

International CommercialArbitration
Maritime Arbitration
International Trade & Contracts
Intellectual Property Rights
Construction Disputes
Finance Disputes

Membership

International Centre for ADR (ICADR) –Ministry of Law, Justice & Company Affairs
Madras Chamber of Commerce and Industry
ICC India
Indo-German Chamber of Commerce & Indo – Australian COC
Indian Institute of Arbitration and Mediation (IIAM, Bangalore)

Publications

“Commentary on New Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996, India” [Article]
“Law and Society – Indian Perspective”, Indian Socio-Legal Journal, 1998, XXIV, 1-2
“ARBITRATION: An Effective Mode of Resolving Disputes”, Vol.3, Issue 8, CASC Bulletin, November 2004

Faculty Assignments

Visiting Faculty – Contracts and Arbitration, Civil Engineering Department, College of Engineering, Guindy (Anna University), India.
Guest Speaker – International Commercial Arbitration, Symbiosis Society Law College, Pune, India.
Guest Speaker – International Commercial Arbitration, ILS Law College, Pune, India.

About

Veeraraghavan INBAVIJAYAN, B.A.B.L., FICA, F A Arb, FAIADR, FPIArb, PAP-KFCRI, FCIArb (UK)

Veeraraghavan Inbavijayan was educated at Dr.Ambedkar Govt. Law College, University of Madras. On completion of his legal education, he took up litigation practice at High Court of Madras (1997). His enthusiasm towards ADR made him to pursue whole time arbitration practice since 2001. 

So far he has presided as sole arbitrator and represented as counsel in over 350 domestic cases, several thousands of small-claims commercial/financial arbitrations and 15 international arbitrations.

His areas of practice includes international commercial arbitration, maritime arbitration, international trade & contracts, IPR, construction disputes, finance & banking disputes, securities market, JVs, L/Cs, ADR, sale of goods, domain name disputes and investment disputes.

He has been accredited as an arbitrator in HKIAC (Hong Kong), CIETAC, BAC & SHIAC (China), AIAC (Malaysia), DIAC & EMAC (Dubai), CRCICA (Egypt), ICADR & ICA (India), CIDRA & NYIAC (USA) and various other regional & national arbitration institutions. To add up, he is a co-founder and former Secretary of an arbitration institution, CNICA and inducted as member of ICCA. 

He is a Regional Pathway Leader for International & Domestic Arbitration, Construction Adjudication & Mediation Courses, Course Director and fully Approved Tutor of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK and had been listed in the 2008 edition of International Who’s Who of Commercial Arbitrators.

He is promoting the concept of ADR by way of writing articles and books, providing training courses and gives lecture on Arbitration and ADR in law schools, Universities, Chambers of Commerce and conferences worldwide.

Experience

 

Current Position :
  • Commercial Arbitrator & Mediator – Domestic and International
  • Managing Partner, KoVe Global LLP – Arbitration & ADR Boutique
  • Foreign Director, CCPIT Hebei Sub-Council,China
  • Arbitration Coordinator for Late Hon'ble Justice K.Venkataswami, formerly Judge,Supreme Court of India (May 2005 -  September 2008)
  • Honorary Legal Consultant, Indian Institution of Technical Arbitrators, India
  • Co-founder, Council for National and International Commercial Arbitration (CNICA), India
  • Visiting Professor, School of Excellence in Law & Tamilnadu Dr.Ambedkar Law University
  • Global Examinations Board Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators UK (CIArb UK)
  • Co-Chairperson, Chartered Institute of Arbitrator South India Chapter, India
  • Fellow, Regional Pathway Leader (RPL), Course Director & Fully Approved Tutor, CIArb UK
  • Fellow, Association of Arbitrators (Southern Africa)
  • DRB & DAB Member, Construction Projects
  • GRC Panel, National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) & Metropolitan Stock Exchange (MSE)
  • Fellow, Indian Council of Arbitration
  • Fellow & Training Head, Academy of Arbitration Avenues International, Chennai
  • Fellow, Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution (FAIADR)
  • Professional Development & Education Committee Member, AIADR
  • Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law, Paris
  • Member, International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA), The Hague
  • Member, New York International Arbitration Centre, USA
  • EC Member, ICC India
  • Vice Chairman, Society of Construction Law, India (SCL India)
  • Chairman, SICCI Arbitration Committee, India
  • Advisor, Chamber Arbitration Tribunal, TN Chamber of Commerce and Industry, India
  • Advisory Board Member of PGADR Course, Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gujarat, India
  • Advisory Committee Member, AIMA Centre for Arbitration, India
  • Advisor & Course Director, Bangladesh International Mediation Society (BIMS), Bangladesh
  • Global Advisory Board Member, Hyderabad Arbitration Centre (HAC), India
  • Proficient at Arbitration Practice, Kovise Foundation Conflict Resolution International (KFCRI), India
  • Managing Committee & Global Advisor, Kovise Foundation Conflict Resolution International (KFCRI)
  • Technical Assistance & Advisor – Various ADR Institutions - Worldwide
 Accolades :
  • Chambers Asia 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013 – Dispute Resolution (International Arbitration)
  • Listed (2013) – Indian Lawyer 45 under 45
  • Listed (2008) and Nominated  (2007 & 2009) in the International Who’s Who of Commercial Arbitrators
  • Nominated to Smit’s Roster of International Arbitrators
  • Listed in the List of International Lawyers for Multilateral Trade Cooperation, UNCTAD programme on Dispute Settlement in international trade, investment & IP
Bar Experience :
  •  Bar Experience,1997
As Arbitrator :
  • Presided as Sole Arbitrator in more than 350 Domestic Ad hoc and Institutional Arbitration and several thousands of small-claims commercial/financial arbitration cases
  • Presided as Emergency Arbitrator in one Domestic Institutional Arbitration (ICA)
  • Presided as Sole Arbitrator and co-arbitrator in 15 International Ad hoc and Institutional Arbitrations.
As Counsel :
  • Represented before Arbitral Tribunal (Sole and Three Member Panels) in more than 50 Adhoc and Institutional Arbitrations
As Secretary to Arbitral Tribunals :
  • Acted as Secretary in many Domestic Ad hoc and Institutional Arbitrations
  • Acted as Secretary in 10 International Ad hoc and Institutional Arbitrations
As Mediator:
  • Acted as Mediator in 10 Domestic Mediations and one international commercial mediation
Moot Court :
  • Appointed as Arbitrator for the Annual Willem C. Vis (East) International Commercial Arbitration Moot (2006, 2007, 2010, 2012 & 2015)
  • Arbitrator for State Level Moot Court Competition (2009)
  • Judge, 3rd Pro Bono Enviro National Moot Court Competition (March, 2010)
  • Judge, 1st Indian Pre-Moot of the Willem C.Vis ICA Moot Court (2011, 2012, 2013,2017,2019 & 2020)
  • Judge, G.D.Goenka International Arbitration Moot (2017,2018 & 2019)
  • Judge, National Mediation and Mediation-Arbitration Competition (2018,2019 & 2020)
  • Judge, ICC Pre-Moot, ICC Shanghai Pre-Moot, UPES Moot & Moscow Pre-Moot (2021)
Mediation & Arbitration Scheme (as Arbitrator):
  • Lehman-Brothers-related Investment Products Dispute Mediation and Arbitration Scheme at HKIAC, HK
  • Surveying Dispute Mediation and Arbitration Scheme at HKIAC, Hong Kong (HK)

Expertise

CONSULTING

Appointment as Arbitrator - Sole Appointment, Tribunal Member or Chairman
Secretary for International and National Arbitral Tribunals
Expert witness at Arbitration Hearings

ARBITRATION

Appointment as a mediator
Contracts and Agreements - Advice and Guidance
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Services
Conducting Seminars, Workshops, Training Programmes and Lectures in ADR
Arbitration Opinions & Domestic Enquiry

TRAINING

Resources
Corporates & Legal Professionals
Diversified Professionals
Law Schools
ADR Events

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

International Commercial Arbitration
Maritime Arbitration
International Trade & Contracts
Intellectual Property Rights
Construction Disputes
Finance Disputes
Securities Arbitration
Joint Ventures
Banking Law
Documentary Credits (L/Cs)
ADR, Sale of Goods
Investment Disputes

MEMBERSHIP

 

  •  Arbitration Organizations In India
  •  International And Regional
  •  Africa
  •  Americas
  •  Asia (Other Than India)
  •  Europe
  •  Mediation Organisations
  •  Bar Involvement
  •  Community Involvement
  •  Professional Organisation Involvement
 

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PUBLICATIONS

 

  • Commentary on New Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996, India [Article]
  • Law and Society – Indian Perspective, Indian Socio-Legal Journal, 1998, XXIV, 1-2
  • ARBITRATION: An Effective Mode of Resolving Disputes, Vol.3, Issue 8, CASC Bulletin, November 2004
  • ARBITRATION – The Role of CNICA, Vol.3, Part 4, Recent Arbitration Judgments (RAJ), December 2004
  • SUPREME COURT on The Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996, First Edition, 2006
  • Global Business Diplomacy and Arbitration, Arbitration and ADR in Africa, June 2007
  • Effect of Mediation Process in Arbitration, ICFAI Press, 2008
  • Art of Negotiation, ICFAI Press, 2008
 
  • Legal Problems and Remedies in Trade and Investments in India, Chenghe International Commercial Law Forum,Legal Practices Forum of International Trade and Investments in South- Asia and South East Asia, Shijiazhuang, China (September 2008)
  • Arbitration System in India,CCPIT Hebei Sub-Council,China (September 2008)
  • Dispute Avoidance and Resolution in Construction Industry , in " The Masterbuilder ", October 2008
  • Arbitration Procedure,Law and Facilities in Nepal in "Arbitration:Procedure and Practice", Lexis Nexis Butterworths Wadhwa, First Edition, 2009
  • Future Prospects of Mediation in Rural India, Symposium held in French Senate on judicial mediation in the world,”Diversity of mediations throughout the world in various parts of Africa, the East, the Americas and in Europe”, 2009-10
  • Arbitration – Best alternative to Adversarial Process – Cost & Time, FIDIC Contracts & Arbitration (Compilation of Conference Papers), April 2010
  • Selection of Arbitral Panel in ICA, UNCITRAL, CIAC & SIAC Conference (Compilation of Conference Papers), December 2010
  • 2011, 2012 & 2013– Training Courses – CIArb, NPAC, IITArb, CIAC,ISDA, APWD,AGLC, TNDALU, ICSI, Corporate Relations Pvt. Ltd., Siemens, DAE, IGCAR, GLM, National Law Schools & ICAI</li
  • Bansal’s Book on Arbitration 2010 and 2012 (Arbitration Law Chapters in various countries)
  • Arbitration in Agriculture Commodity, Commodityindia.com, August 2012
  • Conservatory or Interim Measures: Arbitration Tribunal’s Capacity in Indian Jurisdiction, ICA Arbitration Quarterly, Vol.XLXV/July – September 2012
 
  • Arbitration and Investments – Initial Focus, Vol. II, Issue I, Indian Journal of Arbitration Law, National Law University, Jodhpur (2013)
  • Neighbours Friendly Pact on Dispute Resolution, Young Arbitration Review, Portugal (10th Edition, July 2013)
  • Dispute Resolution in IPR, ICA Arbitration Quarterly, Vol.185 April-June, 2015
  • Economic analysis of fairness in arbitration Act, ICA Arbitration Quarterly, December 2015
  • Articles on Mediation & Non-Violence, BIMS, Bangladesh (2018)
  • ILSCA Rules on Arbitration and Mediation, ILS Law College (2019)
  • Several papers and articles published in Conferences and Seminars
  • Commentator, Global Arbitration Review
  • Correspondent, BA Arbitration Review

FACULTY ASSIGNMENTS

  • Visiting Faculty – Contracts and Arbitration, Civil Engineering Department, College of Engineering, Guindy (Anna University),India
  • Guest Speaker – International Commercial Arbitration, Symbiosis Society Law College,Pune,India
  • Guest Speaker – International Commercial Arbitration, ILS Law College, Pune, India
  • Faculty – Arbitration Legislation and Arbitral Process in Construction Disputes,Executive Development Programme,Construction Industry Development Council        (CIDC),India
  • Trainer – Indian Arbitration Act and Arbitral Process for Arbitrators, National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC),India
  • In-house training in Arbitral Process for Officials in Legal Departments of Corporate Houses
  • Undertook awareness programme, conducted & organized workshops, seminars and conferences regarding Domestic / National and International arbitration
  • Speaker - Comparative study of various arbitration institutions organized by CNICA
  • Lecture on Issues in Institutional and commercial arbitration, South India Regional Council – The Institute of Company Secretaries of India, Chennai, India
  • Lecture on Arbitration Legislation and Legal Aspects in Arbitration, Contracts Executive, Neyveli Lignite Corporation Ltd. (NLC), India
  • Lecture on Arbitration Legislation, Cochin Port Trust, Kerala, India.


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    G-2, Plot # 108, Majestic Colony,
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    Tamil Nadu, India.
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