A Francis Julian

A Francis Julian

A Francis Julian

Current Position:

Senior Advocate, High Courts and Supreme Court of India, Arbitrator and Adjunct Professor of Law

Professional Experience:

43 Years experience in legal practice.
1975: Enrolled as an Advocate in Bar Council of Tamilnadu.
1975-78: Junior Advocate in the office of Justice S. Padmanabhan, High Court, Madras
1978-79: Junior in the Office of UNR. Rao, Senior Central Govt. Standing Counsel, High Court, Madras.
1979-81: Partner, Selvaraj &Julian, Advocates, High Court, Madras.
1985-2006: Advocate, High Court and Supreme Court of India.
2006-present: Senior Advocate. Supreme Court
Senior Counselin the Central Government Panel of lawyers in Supreme Court of India
Legal Counsel, Public Sector Undertakings and several educational institutions and universities
Experience in handling litigation involving both Indian and foreign laws in Civil, Criminal, Constitutional, Educational Service, Environment, Property, Arbitration, Shipping etc.
Wide experience in drafting legal instruments.
Handled in Courts and before Arbitration Tribunals, cases involving admiralty, shipping, international contracts, Environmental Issues, and international commercial arbitration etc.
Drafted private legislative bills and reviewed legislative bills.

Arbitration Experience

30 years experience as a Counsel in conducting arbitration cases before Arbitral Tribunals and Courts for Public Sector Undertakings such as Food Corporation of India and State Trading Corporation of India, especially in maritime matters and Private Parties.
Member, Panel of Maritime Arbitrators of Indian Council of Arbitration.
Member, Tehran Arbitration Panel
Member, Panel of Arbitrators, Newton Arbitration
Special Expertese in Maritime Matters and acting as Maritime Arbitartor in ICA Arbitraton

Academic Distinction:

Awarded K.S.Naidu Memorial prize by the Bar Council of Tamil Nadu in 1975. (For securing highest marks in procedural laws in the 1975 BL Examination of Madras University).
Secured first rank in Master of Laws Degree Examination of Madras University in 1978.
Secured first rank in D.C.F.Sc. Examination of Madras University in 1976.


“International Banking and the Third World Debt Crisis-AStudy on State Insolvancies”. Doctoral Dissertation. Tulane University, New Orleans, USA Dec. 1984.
“External Commercial Borrowing and Debt Management”. Money Matters. Jan, 1987.
“Transnational Loan Agreements: Applicable Laws and Practice”, 1987(3) Supreme Court Cases (Journal) P. 49.
“Applicability of Probation Laws to Offenders of New Forms of Crimes”, Issues on probation in India, University of Madras, Madras, India. (1993)
“Procedural Laws on Family Dispute Resolution in India,” National Reporter, International Association on Procedural Law, XII World Congress, Mexico 2003.
“Globalization and Human Rights Violations in India” Paper presented on 3.6.2004 at Stuttgart, Germany.
“Right to Information” Justice and Peace Commission, New Delhi (2005)
“Legal Aspects of Disaster Management: An Indian Perspective” in ‘DISASTER MANAGEMENT LAW’, Indian Law Institute, New Delhi, (2006)
“Arbitration Law”,AnnualSurvey of Indian Laws, Indian Law Institute, New Delhi(2006 & 2007).
Co-Editor of Book on “Prevention of Money Laundering : Law and Financial Issues”,Indian Law Institute, New Delhi.(2008)
Co-Editor of Book on “Globalization and Good Governance: Law and Policy Issues”, Manak Publications, NewDelhi
“Future of Indian Universities: Need for a Liberalized Legal Regime” in THE FUTURE OF INDIAN UNIVERSITIEs, Ed. C. Rajkumar, Oxford, (2017).

Social Activities:

Founder and Secretary General, Legal and Educational Research Society, New Delhi. (www.learsindia.com)
Advisor to several voluntary organizations engaged in development projects and has participated in their activities.
Founder and Member of the Governing Boards of several academic institutions and social service organisations in India.
Director, the Board of Oikocredit International, Netherlands (1999 to 2005). Oikocredit is a Financial Institution based in Netherlands involved in lending funds to poor people in Third World Countries, who could not otherwise borrow from normal Banks. (www.oikocredit.org).

Practice Areas: Corporate and Commercial, Intellectual Property, International Arbitration, Maritime and Shipping, Mediation
Affiliations and Certifications:

Supreme Court Bar Association, New Delhi
Madras High Court Bar Association, Chennai
International Law Association, New Delhi.
Indian Society of Victimology, Chennai.
Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi
Indian Society of International Law, New Delhi
Indian Council of Arbitration, New Delhi


Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D) January 1985, Tulane University, New Orleans, La, USA. (Aug. 1982-Jan. 1985).
Master of Comparative Laws (M.C.L), May 1982. Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Tx., USA, (Aug. 1981-May 1982).
Master of Laws (M.L.), Sept. 1978, University of Madras, Madras, India.
Post-Graduate Diploma in Criminology and Forensic Sciences (D.C.F.Sc.), Aug. 1976, University of Madras, Madras, India.
Bachelor of Laws (B.L.), June 1975, University of Madras, Madras, India
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), May 1972, University of Madurai, Madurai, India.

Language/s: English, Hindi
Address: Chamber no 325, MC Setalvad Block Supreme Court of India
City: Delhi

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