Darius J. Khambata, Senior Counsel, LL.M. (Harvard), practices before the Bombay High Court and the Supreme Court of India. He has held two distinguished public law offices : he was the Advocate General for Maharashtra from 2012 to 2014; before that he was Additional Solicitor General of India for three years.
On his tenure as Advocate General coming to an end in November 2014, the newly constituted State Cabinet recorded “its highest appreciation of the meritorious and distinguished service” rendered by him.
He has appeared in several important constitutional, corporate and commercial matters and in significant and high stakes domestic and international commercial arbitrations. He has significant expertise in securities, arbitration, corporate, constitutional, administrative and environmental law.
He was a member of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) Committee to recommend new insider trading regulations and of the Law Commission of India’s Committee that recommended substantial amendments to Indian arbitration law. He is a member of SEBI’s Takeover Panel. He was a Vice-President of the London Court of International Arbitration and is currently a member of the Court of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre. He is also a Trustee of the M.C. Chagla Memorial Trust and the H.M. Seervai Memorial Trust.