Prof. (Dr.) Ajar Rab is a Partner at Rab & Rab Associates LLP, Dehradun, and an arbitrator. With over 11 years of experience, his practice areas include international arbitration, corporate transactions, and commercial litigation. He handles several arbitrations and commercial litigations relating to energy disputes, EPC contracts, infrastructure disputes, amongst others. He has previously worked with ministries, government bodies, and policy institutes. He is also an International Policy Consultant at Lexidale, a policy firm with offices in the US, Israel and the Netherlands.
Dr. Rab is a ‘Professor of Practice’ at the School of Law, University of Petroleum & Energy Studies, Dehradun, Distinguished Visiting Professorat National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata, Visiting Professor at National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore, and visiting faculty in other law schools of the country. He is a nominated member to the Board of Studies, Nirma University as well as Tamil Nadu National Law University. He frequently trains executives and legal teams of multi-national corporations, civil servants, and teaches courses on Negotiation and Drafting of Commercial Documents, Litigation Strategy, and International Commercial Arbitration at various law universities in India.He is also a member of several arbitration institutes across the world, a member on the advisory board as well as on the peer-review board of several academic journals.
He has published several academic papers in leading national and international journals and his paper ‘Defining the Contours of the Public Policy Exception – A New Test for Arbitrability in India’ was recently cited by a Full Bench of the Supreme Court of India in Vidya Drolia and Others v. Durga Trading Corporation 2020 SCC OnLine SC 108.
He has authored books on ‘Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016’ and on Drafting of Contracts. His book on ‘Interim Relief in International Commercial Arbitration: A Comparative Review’ is currently under print with Kluwer Law International