Rajiv Dutta is a Supreme Court-trained Mediator actively involved in the conduct of mediations at the Supreme Court Mediation Centre. He is a Country Representative for India at the International Bar Association (IBA) Mediation Committee. He was a Member of the IBA Mediation Committee for drafting IBA rules for investor-state mediation. He has been appointed as the Vice-Chair of the Sports Law Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA) and to the Panel of Arbitrators of the Pacific International Arbitration Centre (PIAC), Vietnam. He is also an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and has been elected Vice-President of the Bar Association of India. He is a former elected Vice-President of the Supreme Court Bar Association.
Mr. Dutta has also served as a Visiting Professor (Comparative Law) under the Senior Lawyers Program of the Centre for International Legal Studies, Salzburg, Austria, at the Palacky University, Faculty of Law, Olomouc, Czech Republic in spring, 2016.
Being a First Generation Lawyer, Mr Dutta has contributed for strengthening the Legal institutions in India and abroad. He is also a founder and director at the CESR (Centre for Entertainment and Sports Resolution). His keen interest in Sports Law and Environmental Law led to two leading judgments, one by the National Green Tribunal which led to the framing of National Forest Fire Policy titled Rajiv Dutta versus Union of India (Original Application No. 216/2016). The other one delivered by the Delhi High Court also titled Rajiv Dutta Versus Union of India (W.P. (C) No. 8734 of 2014) which led to change in the National Sports Development Law in India.
“Rajiv Dutta is a Country Representative for India at the International Bar Association (IBA) Mediation Committee. He was a Member of the IBA Mediation Committee for drafting IBA rules for investor-state mediation.”
Rajiv Dutta, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India, has over 45 years of experience. Mr Dutta is presently a Member of the Panel of Arbitrators at the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC); Panel Arbitrator at the ASSOCHAM International Council of Alternate Dispute Resolution (AICADR), New Delhi; Panel Arbitrator at the Indian Council of Arbitration (ICA) and Panel Arbitrator at the Delhi International Arbitration Centre (DIAC). He has acted as an Arbitrator under the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) model rules, and in ICC International Commercial Arbitrations.