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Sagar Kulkarni

Sagar Kulkarni

Senior Legal Consultant Arbitrator/Mediator

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Sagar extensively practices in the field of Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) for last 13 years and has obtained professional certifications and educational qualifications in the field of International Dispute Resolution. Currently, Sagar runs his own law practice in the field of international dispute resolution, litigation, insolvency, debt recovery, contract drafting, construction contracts, infrastructure, engineering, projects, FIDIC, commercial laws, tax laws, commodities law, banking, finance, and business laws.

He has expert level skills to analyse/resolve disputes efficaciously and solution oriented and routinely advises clients on developing dispute avoidance strategies while entering in commercial agreements/contracts and regularly conducts arbitration proceedings of commercial, contractual, construction nature.

Experience Highlights

Sagar has acted as counsel in many high-stake disputes involving parties from India, Bangladesh, Taiwan, Singapore, Russia, Belarus, and China, and is well acquainted with laws from these regions.

Sagar regularly represents his clients before Judicial and quasi-judicial forums and in International Arbitrations and Mediations. He has mediated more than 20 cases as counsel and Mediator and successfully settled the disputes before the same being arbitrated.

Sagar has pursued successful award enforcement proceedings in different jurisdictions and has good connections with lawyers globally.

Career History

  • LexWit, Pune, Founder Advocate
  • DSK Legal, Mumbai, Associate Advocate
  • Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), Singapore (Legal Intern)
  • Economic Laws Practice, Mumbai, Associate Advocate


  • London Summer Arbitration School: June 2023 – Certificate Course Combined course of Faculty of Law University of Basel and British Institute of International Comparative Law
  • Geneva Law School and Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Switzerland - LLM (Master’s International Dispute Settlement), (Hans Wilsdorf Scholar). (2011-12)
  • Queen Mary University, London – Postgraduate Certificate in International Commercial Arbitration & Award Writing. Specialisation in International Construction Contracts, FIDIC. (Distance Learning- 2010-12)
  • D.E.S Law College (Fergusson), Pune University, India - BSL LLB. (2004-2009)
  • Asian School of Cyber Laws (ASCL Law School) Pune, India - Diploma in Law of Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions. (2009)

Professional Membership

  • Bar Admissions
    • Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa, India, (Common Law Qualification)
    • Bombay Bar Association (O.S. Registered)
  • Empaneled Arbitrator:
    • Borneo International Centre for Arbitration & Mediation (BICAM), Borneo.
    • Delhi International Arbitration Centre (DIAC), India.
    • Hyderabad Arbitration Centre, (HAC), India.
    • Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) Platform of SAMA, India.
    • Asian Institute of Alternate Dispute Resolution (AIADR), Malaysia.
    • Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC), Malaysia.
    • Thailand Arbitration Centre (THAC), Thailand.
    • International Arbitration Centre (IAC), Kazakhstan.
    • Business Arbitration Scheme (BAS, CIArb, London), UK.
  • Empaneled Mediator:
    • Asian Institute of Alternate Dispute Resolution (AIADR), Malaysia.
    • Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC Pro-bono initiative), Malaysia.
    • Presolv360, Online Dispute Resolution(ODR)
    • SAMA Online Dispute Resolution (ODR).
  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb), London, England & Whales.
  • Fellow (FAIADR) & Chairman of the Editorial Sub-Committee, Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution (AIADR), Malaysia.
  • Member of the Rising Arbitrators Initiative (RAI).
  • Member of the Society of Construction Law, India.
  • Member, Young International Council for Commercial Arbitration (Young ICCA).
  • Member, Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture (MCCIA).
  • Member SIAC Users Council Panel.