Robin Ratnakar David

Robin Ratnakar David

Robin Ratnakar David

Professional Experience

  • Twenty-seven years’ litigation at the Supreme Court, High Court of Delhi, other High Courts in India, District Courts, Company Law Board, Competition Commission of India, Competition Appellate Tribunal, National Company Law Tribunal, National Green Tribunal, National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission and Arbitral
  • The areas of practice include Constitutional Law, Corporate & Commercial Laws, Company Law, Arbitration, Mining Law, Competition Law, Banking, Consumer Law and Criminal Law (Appellate side).

Key accomplishments

  • Handled several matters as Legal Aid counsel for the Delhi High Court Legal Services Committee.
  • Provide pro bono legal advice and services to parties at the Supreme Court and Delhi High Court.
  • Handled several matters on public law and civil liberties for Alliance Defending Freedom and the Christian Legal Association.
  • Drafted the National Highways Fee (Determination of Rates and Collection) Rules, 2008.
  • Mentioned in the India Business Law Journal for the most significant deals and disputes for the year 2014.
  • Member of Core Group on Competition Law, a research study team of the Competition Commission of India and the Institute of Company Secretaries of India to prepare Guidelines on Compliance on Competition Law by Enterprises. Formulated the Guidelines on Anti-competitive Agreements; Guidelines on Abuse of Dominance; and Guidelines on Regulation of Competition (2007-08).
  • Participated in stakeholders meetings to draft rules and regulations for the Competition Commission of India (2006-09).
  • Mentored and trained several law students and lawyers

Positions of responsibility

  • Co-Presiding Officer – Lok Adalat in the Delhi High Court since 2009.
  • Amicus Curiae Panel Advocate – Supreme Court of India since 2012.
  • Panel Counsel – Delhi High Court Legal Services Committee since 2008.
  • Panel Counsel – Delhi State Legal Services Authority for the Company Law Board (2015 – 2016).
  • Nominated Panel Advocate -Delhi Urban Art Commission at the Supreme Court, High Court of Delhi and National Green Tribunal since 2013.
  • Panel Counsel – Competition Commission of India at the Supreme Court, High Court of Delhi and Competition Appellate Tribunal and other courts in Delhi (2015-2018).
  • Appellate Panel Lawyer- iProbono at the Delhi High Court and Supreme Court of India.
  • Litigation Partner – Dua Associates, New Delhi.
  • Global Council Member- Advocates International.
  • Executive Committee Member – Advocates Asia
  • Member of the Industry-Academia Panel – The WB National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata.
  • Chairman – The Centre for Bioethics, New Delhi.
  • Faculty – Institute of Chartered Accountants of India in 2005-06.
  • President – Christian Legal Association of India (2006-2014)
  • Allied Attorney – Alliance Defending Freedom, USA

Banking and Financial Services, Corporate and Commercial, Mediation, Mining

27 Years

Advocate, Bar Council of Delhi D-297A/1990, April 1990
Registered Foreign Lawyer, Singapore International Commercial Court (SIC/RFL 47/2015) since October
Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK (Membership No. 24827)
Panel Mediator, International Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution, New Delhi, July 2012
Advocates Asia
Advocates International
Bar Association of India (Life Member)
Barreau Pénal International Criminal Bar
Centre for International Relations and Community Well-Being
Delhi High Court Bar Association 
Income Tax Appellate Tribunal Bar Association
Indian Council of Arbitration (Life Member)
Indian Law Institute (Life Member)
Indian Society of International Law
International Bar Association
Nani Palkhiwala Arbitration Centre
Supreme Court Bar Association
The American Bar Association – International Associate
The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK

B.Sc. – Loyola College, Madras, 1986
B.L. – Government Law College, Coimbatore, 1989

English, Hindi
C-18, CEL Apartments, Vasundhara Enclave,

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