One Essex Court is delighted to announce that Darius Khambata SC has joined Chambers.

Darius practises before the Supreme Court of India, the Bombay High Court and a number of other High Courts and Tribunals across India. Instructed in numerous significant corporate, commercial and constitutional cases, he has also appeared in significant domestic and international commercial arbitrations. Darius is a specialist advocate and advisor in a range of practice areas which complement One Essex Court’s main areas of expertise, including commercial law and in particular corporate and securities law. He is also experienced in administrative and environmental law.

Darius 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. He was Vice-President of the London Court of International Arbitration and is currently a member of the Court of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC).

He has served on a special Committee formed by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) to recommend new Insider Trading regulations. He was also a member of the Law Commission of India’s Committee that in 2014-2015 framed and recommended substantial amendments to the Indian Arbitration and Conciliation Act 1996. He was Vice-Chairman of a Task Force established by the Union of India, to plan the structure of the proposed Financial Services Appellate Tribunal. He currently serves on the Takeover Panel of SEBI, which decides and recommends exemptions from open offers in respect of transactions otherwise covered by the SEBI Regulators on Take-Overs.

Head of Chambers Lord Grabiner confirmed that Darius has joined chambers with immediate effect and said, “We are all delighted Darius has accepted an invitation to join One Essex Court. As a highly-respected Senior Advocate based in Mumbai, his reputation as one of India’s leading commercial lawyers makes him an obvious fit for us and we look forward to collaborating with him in areas of mutual interest.”

Darius said, “I’m excited at the prospect of joining One Essex Court, a commercial set of chambers of great and international repute. I look forward to interacting with the many talented and accomplished lawyers there.”