Amarjit Singh Chandhiok

Amarjit Singh Chandhiok is a distinguished Senior Advocate practicing in the Supreme Court and various High Courts of India. A former Additional Solicitor General of India, Mr. Chandhiok was also the Principal Counsel, European Union Commission from August 2013 to March 2016. He is the only Indian lawyer who held that position till date. He has also served six terms as the President of Delhi High Court Bar Association, which is also a record. He is currently Vice President of the Bar Association of India, which cumulatively represents as a voluntary body almost the entire legal profession in India. Mr. Chandhiok is a SIMI (Singapore International Mediation Institute) accredited international mediator and mediation trainer. He is also the President of Maadhyam – Council for Conflict Resolution, and INSOL India. Maadhyam is a professional institution and an inter-disciplinary national body meant to develop and popularize arbitration and mediation as appropriate choices for resolution of conflicts. INSOL India plays a prominent role in developing the discipline of insolvency, turnaround and restructuring professionals with a view to restoring the economic value of underperforming businesses and developing a world-class insolvency regime in India. He was a member of the Advisory Committee constituted by the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) and chaired the Working Group for Individual Bankruptcy, constituted under the said Board.

Mr. Chandhiok has been conferred several prestigious awards including the “Leader in the Profession – Leader of the Bar Award – 2007” by the Bar Council of Delhi (the only time it was done); “Outstanding Jurist – 2000,” by J.N. Kaushal Jurisprudence Centre, New Delhi; Award for Rendering Meritorious Legal Services by Delhi Citizens’ Forum for Civil Rights in 2002; “National Law Day Award – 2006” from the then Prime Minister of India for the contribution made in the practice of Civil Law and “Sikh of the Year 2010” by Sikh Forum International, London, UK. He has also been awarded two doctorates (honoris causa).

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