Prof. (Dr.) Ajar Rab

Prof. (Dr.) Ajar Rab is the founding partner at ANR LAW LLP, Dehradun, and an arbitrator. His practice areas include international arbitration, corporate transactions, and commercial litigation. He handles several arbitrations and commercial litigations relating to energy disputes, EPC contracts, infrastructure disputes, amongst others. He has previously worked with ministries, government bodies, and policy institutes. He is also an International Policy Consultant at Lexidale. 


Dr. Rab is a ‘Professor of Practice’ at the School of Law, University of Petroleum & Energy Studies, Dehradun, Distinguished Visiting Professor at National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata, Visiting Professor at National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore, and visiting faculty in other law schools of the country. He is a nominated member to the Board of Studies, Nirma University as well as Tamil Nadu National Law University. He frequently trains executives and legal teams of multi-national corporations, civil servants, and teaches courses on Negotiation and Drafting of Commercial Documents, Litigation Strategy, and International Commercial Arbitration at various law universities in India. He is also a member of several arbitration institutes across the world, a member on the advisory board as well as on the peer-review board of several academic journals.


He has authored books on ‘Interim Measures in International Commercial Arbitration: A Comparative Review’ (Kluwer Law International) and ‘Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016’ (EBC) and Drafting of Contracts (EBC). He has published several academic papers in leading national and international journals and his paper ‘Defining the Contours of the Public Policy Exception – A New Test for Arbitrability in India’ was cited by a Full Bench of the Supreme Court of India in Vidya Drolia and Others v. Durga Trading Corporation 2020 SCC OnLine SC 108.