Mr. Abhinav Bhushan, as Director for South Asia of the ICC Arbitration and ADR International Court of Arbitration, ICC, focuses on helping companies, investors, and attorneys in the region understand how they can efficiently resolve international commercial disputes by raising their awareness on the ICC's Dispute Resolution Services and its commitment to international arbitration, the procedure, and thought leadership. Prior to serving as director, as the Court’s first Indian Director, he was also the first Indian Deputy Counsel of the Court, where he gained first-hand experience working on arbitrations arising out of common law jurisdictions, in particular working with parties from the United Kingdom, India, Singapore and other regions of Asia. Mr. Bhushan is a regular contributor to various publications on developments in international arbitration and Indian arbitration law. He is also an avid promoter of arbitration-related training opportunities for lawyers, corporate counsels, judges and other important stakeholders.
Additionally, Mr. Bhushan is the co-chair of ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (YAF), Asia Chapter. Further, as part of the ICC’s initiative to develop arbitration in India and South Asia, he advises and engages with the law firms, practitioners and users on the procedures and practices of international arbitration, especially ICC arbitration. Before joining the ICC, Mr. Bhushan completed his LLM at the Columbia Law School and earned a certificate in foreign and comparative law. He was also a member of the Columbia International Arbitration Association and a research assistant. He earned his first law degree from the Government Law College, Mumbai, India. Upon graduation, he worked as an associate with Mulla & Mulla & Craigie Blunt & Caroe, in Mumbai, India.