Advisory Board

Mr. Sahdev Singh, Under Secretary, Department of Justice, Ministry of law and Justice/Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India

Mr. Sahdev Singh was born in April, 1968. 

Mr. Sahdev Singh, serving the Indian Government from past 20 years with an excellent service record. He joined the Indian Government services immediately after qualifying the 10th class.

 He served as Personal Assistant, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, and later on as a Section Officer in the Ministry of Shipping, Government of India. A Central Secretariat Service cadre officer, Mr. Sahdev Singh is at present serving as Under Secretary in the Department of Justice, Law & Justice/Ministry of Home Affairs, to the Government of India. 

Earlier, he was on deputation as Assistant Commissioner / Deputy Assessor & Collector, in the South Delhi Municipal Corporation. 

Mr. Sahdev Singh did his MA in History and LLB from Delhi University. Then he went to Malta & London to do his LLM in International Maritime Laws from IMO – IMLI.

He has also done Post Graduate Diplomas in- Constitutional Law, Parliamentary Procedures & Institutions, and International Law and Diplomacy.

In brief, Mr. Singh has got various degrees of MA, LLB (DU), LLM (Malta-London), Post Graduate Dipoma in Constitutional Law, Post Graduate Dipoma in Parliamentary Institutions & Procedures, Post Graduate Diploma in International Law & Diplomacy and Parliamentary Fellowship. Even, recently, he  got the Honorary Doctorate Award of Public Administration (honoris causa), Degree of HONORARY DOCTORATE OF PHILOSOPHY ( PhD) in INTERNATIONAL LAW OF HUMAN RIGHTS and also Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD).

He has attended many short courses, meetings, workshops and conferences at various renowned institutions and educational centres. He visited about 10 countries.  

In recent past, he was working as Under Secretary, Ministry of Human Resource Development, in the Government of India. 

In the Ministry Of Shipping, Mr. Sahdev Singh was dealing with matters relating to maritime shipping and navigation, lighthouses, national/inland waterways, ports, etc. However, in the department of Higher Education, in the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Mr. Sahdev Singh was dealing the matters relating to universities. He was also dealing with the matters of  NAAC and Indian Research councils i.e. ICSSR, ICPR, ICPHR, etc. Mr. Sahdev Singh has delivered lectures as Visiting Faculty at Indian Maritime University, Chennai to LLM students and Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar regarding Environmental Law to M.Phil/Ph.D students 

He is likely to be promoted as Deputy Secretary to the Govt of India.

Adv. Firdosh Kassam (Karachiwala)

Mr. Firdoshali  kassam (Karachiwala) BA.(hons.) LLB is an attorney practicing in Mumbai since 45 years. He is specializing in civil litigation, Arbitration, mediation, Conveyancing. He is a master trainer in A.D.R having acquired Masters training in Australia and United Kingdom. Mr Karachiwala is also managing trustee of centre for A.D.R. he is proprietor of firm named M/S. Firdosh & company, advocates and Solicitors.

Firdosh karachiwala is also the panel member of:

  1. International Centre of alternative Dispute Resolution (ICADR)- Delhi
  2. Indian Council of Arbitration (ICA)-Delhi
  3. Bombay incorporated law society- high Court, Bombay
  4. World Mediation forum (WMF)
  5. Asia Pacific Mediation Forum (APMF)

Mr Karachiwala is a trainer appointed by Mediation and conciliation Project committee of the Hon’ble Supreme court of India. He is an ADR coordinator of Bombay High court.

Sir is also a member of International Conciliation and Arbitration Board London and chairman of National conciliation and Arbitration Board (India).

Mr Karachiwala is an experienced person and he has conducted several training programmes in India and abroad on mediation for judges, Advocates, charted Accountants, Engineers, NGOs etc.

Sir has attended several international conferences at:

  1. Cranes Montana (Switzerland)
  2. International court oh Hague
  3. European Conference at Vienna
  4. Asia pacific Mediation conferences at Malaysia
  5. Conference at London, Singapore, Thailand U.S.A

Mr Karachiwala was invited to Pakistan in International conference as speaker to Make presentation on A.D.R

Veeraraghavan Inbavijayan

Advocate/International Arbitrator & Mediator ( 

Managing Partner, KoVe Global LLP (

Global Examinations Board Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators UK (CIArb UK) 

Regional Pathway Leader (RPL), Course Director & Fully Approved Tutor, CIArb UK 

Co-Chairperson, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators South India Chapter 

Vice Chairman, Society of Construction Law, India 

Chairperson, SICCI Arbitration Committee, India 

Advisor & Course Director, Bangladesh International Mediation Society, Bangladesh 

Visiting Professor, Tamil Nadu Dr.Ambedkar Law University & Indian Maritime University 

Global Advisory Board Member, Hyderabad Arbitration Centre, India Managing Committee & Global Advisor, Kovise Foundation Conflict Resolution International (KFCRI) 

Technical Assistance & Advisor – Various ADR Institutions – Worldwide

V.Inbavijayan was educated at Dr.Ambedkar Govt. Law College, University of Madras. On completion of his legal education, he took up litigation practice at High Court of Madras (1997). His enthusiasm towards ADR made him to pursue whole time arbitration practice since 2001. So far he has presided as sole arbitrator and represented as counsel in over 350 domestic cases, several thousands of small-claims commercial/financial arbitrations and 14 international arbitrations. His areas of practice includes international commercial arbitration, maritime arbitration, international trade & contracts, IPR, construction disputes, finance & banking disputes, securities market, JVs, L/Cs, ADR, sale of goods, domain name disputes and investment disputes. He has been accredited as an arbitrator in HKIAC (Hong Kong), CIETAC, BAC & SHIAC (China), AIAC (Malaysia), DIAC & EMAC (Dubai), CRCICA (Egypt), ICADR & ICA (India), CIDRA & NYIAC (USA) and various other regional & national arbitration institutions. To add up, he is a co-founder and former Secretary of an arbitration institution, CNICA and inducted as member of ICCA. He is a Regional Pathway Leader for International & Domestic Arbitration, Construction Adjudication & Mediation Courses, Course Director and fully Approved Tutor of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK and had been listed in the 2008 edition of International Who’s Who of Commercial Arbitrators. To add up Chambers Asia Directory: 2010 refers as “Veeraraghavan Inbavijayan is active in commercial arbitration and described as “excellent – he handles matters in a highly professional manner and can achieve fast results.” 2011 refers as “ Veeraraghavan Inbavijayan is a respected figure, who focuses on handling international arbitrations on a wide range of disputes, including those relating to distributorship agreement, construction and satellite right. 2012 refers as “Veeraraghavan Inbavijayan earns accolades for his “noteworthy knowledge in arbitration.” He undertakes both domestic and international arbitration, particularly in international trade and commercial disputes”. 2013 refers as “Veeraraghavan Inbavijayan of KoVe Global LLP continues to be well regarded for his work as an arbitrator, and has presided in a number of joint venture disputes of late”. In addition he is promoting the concept of ADR by way of writing articles and books, providing training courses and gives lecture on Arbitration and ADR in law schools, Universities, Chambers of Commerce and conferences worldwide.

Dhandapani Saravanan
Advocate, Arbitrator, Mediator
                                                                            Chairman of the Council for National and International Commercial Arbitration (CNICA), Chennai, India
Senior Partner of PASS Associates, a law firm based in Chennai

Practice Areas

Banking Law, Civil Law, Commercial Law, Company Law, Construction Law, Consumer Law, Contract Law, Employment Law, Foreign Investment Law, Information Technology Law, Insurance Law, Intellectual Property Law, Maritime Law, On line Dispute Resolution Law, Partnership Disputes, Personal Injury Law – Motor Vehicle,  Professional Negligence, Public Policy Law, Resource Industry, Small Business Law, Trademark Law, Wills and Estate Law, Work Place Law.

Professional Experience

D.Saravanan completed Degree in Law from University of Madras and enrolled himself as an advocate in the Bar Council of Tamil Nadu in the year 1992 and he was trained under the eminent senior lawyer Sri.K.T.Palpandian. He has been practicing in the Chartered High Court of Judicature at Madras in various fields like, Civil (Original & Appellate Side), Criminal (Limited Area), Constitution, Labour & Service, Insurance, Banking, Consumer, Rent Control Laws, Accident Claims, Arbitration & IPR. Considerable cases, in which he appeared as counsel, were reported in leading Regional Law Journals.

He has appeared as lead and co-counsel in numerous domestic and international arbitration proceedings concerning the disputes relating to construction, joint ventures, financial services, international trade, employment disputes, property, maritime, shipbuilding, franchises, investment, on and Offshore contracts, securities and general contractual matters.

Dispute Resolution Experience and Training

D.Saravanan has been accredited as Arbitrator/Neutral by various international leading and renowned arbitral bodies, such as, ICDR of American Arbitration Association, WIPO (Switzerland), CRCICA ( Egypt ), NAI (The Netherlands), CEPANI (Belgium), DOMPCA, AIAC (Malaysia), DIAC (Duabi) and many Arbitration Institutions in Poland, Lithuania, Ghana, Philippines, Switzerland, Italy, Monaco and Bahrain including Indian arbitral bodies, such as, CNICA, ICADR, FACT, East Indian Cotton Association, Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry, etc., He is also an empaneled arbitrator in various public sector undertakings of the Government of India.

He has been empanelled as Arbitrator by the National Internet Exchange of India (Government of India Organization under the Ministry of Information Technology) and resolving .IN domain name disputes. He has resolved many domain name disputes involving international trade marks, such as, Kellys Blue Book, Kingston, NBA Sports, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Microsoft, etc., under National Arbitration Forum (NAF), USA and Asian Domain Disputes Resolution (ADNDRC).

Professional and Other Activities

D.Saravanan is also one of the founder trustees and Chairman of an arbitration centre, namely, Council for National and International Commercial Arbitration (CNICA- and CNICA Mediation Center, under the agies of a non-profit Trust called Trust for Alternative Disputes Resolution.

He has undergone a training programme in Workplace conflicts in U.S.A. and also a mediation training programme conducted by the High Court of Madras annexed Tamilnadu Mediation and Conciliation. He has been accredited as mediator by the High Court, Chennai, Labour Courts, Chennai, Small Causes Courts for accidents claims, Chennai, Family Courts, Chennai and Courts in Trichy District. As mediator, he was able to assist the disputants to arrive at an amicable settlement in or about 200 disputes so far.

He is a trainer for arbitrators and mediators and trained many in-house arbitrators concerning public sector undertakings of Government of India. He is a regular speaker on arbitration in various institutions, associations, organizations, chambers of commerce, etc. and he has attended several conferences, seminars and workshops. His articles on arbitration have been published in various journals and he is one of the co-authors on the compilation of case laws rendered by Supreme Court of India on Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996.

Academic Qualifications

Degree in Law, University of  Madras, India (1992)

Bar Council of Tamil Nadu, Roll No.375 of 1992

Prof. (Dr.) R. N. Sharma, Dean (School of Law)
IMS Unison University, Dehradun

Professor (Dr.) Ram Niwas Sharma was Born on December 24, 1951, got the education up to 8th standard in a distant village came to jodhpur for further studies. Passed 10th class from Board of Secondary Education , Ajmer, Rajasthan in 1967.

Graduated in Science from the than Jodhpur University in 1972, and LL.B. also from Jodhpur University in 1975 and Master of Laws in 1978. After LL.B. he enrolled as an Advocate and practiced in Rajasthan High Court, Jodhpur up to 1978.

He was appointed as Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Law, Jodhpur University in 1978. He became Associate Professor in 1991 and Professor of Law in the year 2001. He occupied the post of Vice-Chancellor at IASE Deemed University, Sardarshahr for more than two years.

He has more than 35 years of teaching experience.

He has authored more than nine books. He has participated and presented research papers in more than 70 National Seminars. He has presented and participated in eleven International Conferences/Seminars.

He has more than 45 published research papers in various national and international journals. More than 22 scholars have been awarded Ph. D. in Law under his guidance and supervision.

He has evaluated more than 100 Ph. D. theses from more than twenty Universities. He has organized more than nine National Seminars.

He has visited about 30 countries. He has delivered more than sixty extension lectures/ invited lectures. He has vast administrative work experience.

Dr. Ram Niwas has also been Dean and Head, elected with a highest vote( four times) for Senate, has been member Syndicate, Director UGC Academic Staff College, President University’s Board of Sports, Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur. He has been a teacher leader and has been President/ Secretary of the Teachers Union for more than twelve years. Presently, he is Professor & Dean, School of Law, IMS Unison University, Dehradun. 

Advocate Pratham Mittal 

Mr. Pratham Mittal is Advocate at Supreme Court of India. Founder and CEO of One Global Chambers, The Law Firm.

Mr. Mittal is Vice President (YDIC), International Council of Jurists London UK. And President of Akhil Bhartiya Arise Foundation New Delhi India.

He is Also Advisory Member of Delhi Minorities Commission, New Delhi, and Ex Executive Member of Taxation Bar Association New Delhi India.

He is Awarded by Following Awards,

Scroll of Honour by former Chief Justice of India Hon’ble Justice K.G.Balakrishnan at Supreme Court of India New Delhi

Awarded & Honoured by Delhi Minorities Commission, Govt. Of NCT Delhi

Awarded The BIZZ Award 2019 by World Confederation of Business USA

Awarded Youth Achievement Award 2019.

Adv. Shubham Borkar

Adv. Shubham Borkar is a Tax / IPR Practitioner and Consultant, Business Developer, CS Professional, Renowned Legal Author (Ranked 6th in Most Popular Author World List by Mondaq), UGC NET Qualified. Amongst Most Followed Lawyers on Linkedin in India.  

He is Graduated from National Law Institute University (Bhopal), Post Graduated with LLM in Business Law and IPR from Oriental University. Pursuing Juris Doctorate JD/PhD in Trademarks Law and Artificial Intelligence. Registered with Bar Council of Madhya Pradesh. 

He is Presently engaged as Lawyer with R.K Dewan & Co. involved in IP Litigation, Prosecution and Content Writing. He was previously engaged as Senior Associate with Khurana & Khurana Advocates and IP Attorneys, Lakshmikumaran and Sridharan Attorneys and Vohra & Vohra Guargaon.

Adv. Vishal Kumar Singh

Vishal Kumar Singh is an Advocate associated as a Law Officer with the Human Rights Law Network, Patna, practicing at the Hon’ble High Court of Patna and adjoining District & Sessions Courts.

He completed his integrated B.A. LL.B.(H.) degree in 2019 from School of Law and Governance, Central University of South Bihar (Gaya Campus),Bihar. Prior to his appointment in HRLN, he has been associated with the organization as an intern and volunteer since 2015. In 2017, Vishal was awarded YES Foundation Fellowship.

He has been an active speaker and debater during his college days and has won several National and Intra Varsity Moot Court Competitions, and has won the best speaker award twice in his student days. He has plenty of paper publications in his credit as a student.