Akash Gupta

Akash Gupta

Assistant Professor

Visiting Faculty, National Law School of India University

LL.M. (Arbitration) [Stockholm University]

B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) [Tamil Nadu National Law University]

Ph.D. Scholar [GD Goenka University]

: akash@jgu.edu.in

Akash Gupta serves as an Assistant Professor at Jindal Global Law School, where he teaches Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) courses. Additionally, he holds key roles in the legal academia landscape, contributing as the Assistant Editor for the Indian Review of International Arbitration (MNLU), a Peer Review Board Member for the Indian Arbitration Law Review (NLIU), and an Advisory Board Member of the RMLNLU Law Review (RMLNLU). In recognition of his outstanding contributions, Akash was honoured with the Young ADR Academic of the Year award by the Asia Pacific Centre for Arbitration & Mediation in 2023.

Beyond his academic pursuits, Akash has been appointed as a Sole Arbitrator in 50 disputes and as a Sole Conciliator in 250 disputes, showcasing his expertise in the field. He has conducted workshops and credit courses on various subjects, including Arbitration, Mediation, Negotiation, Mooting, and ADR Competitions, reaching out to students at 40 different law schools. Notably, he has shared his insights with prestigious institutions such as Stockholm University, the University of Bristol, CNLU, NUALS, TNNLU, among others. Furthermore, he has generously volunteered as a judge for over 90 moots and ADR competitions, including renowned events like the Vis, Jessup, Stetson, FDI, NLSTIAM, and more.

Currently, he is enrolled in a Ph.D. program focusing on ADR at GD Goenka University. He completed his LL.M. in International Commercial Arbitration Law from Stockholm University in 2019, during which he participated in the Vis Moot, securing a position among the Top 16 out of 372 global teams and receiving an Honourable Mention for the Best Memorandum for Claimant. He graduated from Tamil Nadu National Law University in 2018, and has pursued additional legal studies at The Hague Academy of International Law, the Netherlands (sponsored), and the Paris Arbitration Academy (with full scholarship), as well as the WIPO Academy.

Akash’s research interests encompass International Commercial Arbitration, Indian Arbitration, Negotiation, and Mediation

  1. Subhrajit Chanda, Akash Gupta and Arushi Bajpai, “Need for Indian Court of Arbitration for Sports In India”, The International Sports Law Journal (Springer 2024) (Scopus Q1)
  2. Malika Galib Shah, Akash Gupta, Arushi Bajpai, ‘Search and seizure of electronic devices in India: time for a change?’, International Journal of Evidence & Proof ( Sage 2024) (Scopus Q1)
  3. Jacinta Dsilva, Akash Gupta and Arushi Bajpai, ‘Legal Framework for Promoting Corporate Social Responsibility in the Net Zero Economy’ in Rubee Singh, Shahbaz Khan, Anil Kumar Bandrana and Sunil Luthra (eds), Net Zero Economy, CSR & Sustainable Value Creation (Springer 2024) (Scopus)
  4. Akash Gupta and Arushi Bajpai, Shambhavi Sinha, ‘Fertility Fraud: Exploring the Legal Gaps in India Vis a Vis the United States’, Janus.net, Volume 15, Issue 1 (2024) (Scopus)
  5. Akash Gupta, Arushi Bajpai, Janani Sivaraman, ‘Consumer Alternative Dispute Resolution in India’ in Serkan Kaya and Dr. Eda Sahin-Sengul (eds), Consumer ADR in Emerging Economies (Routledge 2024)                                                 
  6. Mrinalini Choudhary, Akash Gupta and Arushi Bajpai, ‘Exploring Ethical Aspects and Regulatory Frameworks in India’s Sustainable Healthcare Sector in the Era of Artificial Intelligence’ in Rubee Singh, Wasswa Shafik and Vikas Kumar (eds), Artificial Intelligence – Enabled Sustainable Healthcare (Nova Science Publishers 2024)
  7. Akash Gupta and Arushi Bajpai, ‘Online Dispute Resolution in India: A Distant Reality or Dream?’ in Dr. Pallab Das (ed), Contemporary Perspectives in International Arbitration: Decoding Global Trends (Thomson Reuters 2023)
  8. Akash Gupta and Arushi Bajpai, ‘Green Dispute Resolution: A Sustainable Way of Resolving Disputes’ in Amlan Bhushan and Apoorvi Shrivastava (eds), Sustainable Boardrooms: Democratising Governance and Technology for Society and Economy (Springer 2023)
  9. Akash Gupta and Arushi Bajpai, ‘Revolutionizing Commercial Dispute Resolution: How Legal Start-Ups are Bringing Innovation to the Legal Industry in India?’ in Dr. S. Shanthakumar and Dr. Kalpeshkumar L Gupta (eds), Legal Startups, Entrepreneurship and Innovation (Thomson Reuters 2023)
  10. Kalpeshkumar L Gupta and Akash Gupta, ‘Role of Alternative Dispute Resolution in Resolving Startup Disputes’ in Dr. S. Shanthakumar and Dr. Kalpeshkumar L Gupta (eds), Handbook on Legal Aspects of Startups (Thomson Reuters 2024)
  11. Akash Gupta and Akash Kishore, ‘Understanding MSMEs from a Startup Perspective’ in Dr. S. Shanthakumar and Dr. Kalpeshkumar L Gupta (eds), Handbook on Legal Aspects of Startups (Thomson Reuters 2024)
  12. Rubee Singh, Akash Gupta and Vinay Kandpal, ‘ESG Excellence in the Digital World: Cirular Economy E-Business Solutions’ in Ernesto D.R. Santibanez Gonzalez, Vinay Kandpal, Peterson K Ozili and Prasenjit Chatterjee (eds), Fintech for ESG & Circular Economy (Scrivener Wiley 2024)
  13. Rubee Singh, Shahbaz Khan, Akash Gupta, Arushi Bajpai and Vinay Kandpal, ‘Exploring the challenges of ICT and Blockchain integration for Smart Cities’, in Vinay Kandpal and Nallapaneni Manoj Kumar, Deep Chandra (eds), Smart Technology for a Smart City and Industry 4.0 (Apple Academic Press/ CRC Press 2024)
  14. Rubee Singh, Akash Gupta, Arushi Bajpai and Vinay Kandpal, ‘Challenges to Circular Economy Initiatives in Smart Cities’, in Dr. Vinay Kandpal, Dr. Santibanez Gonzalez, Dr Prasenjit Chatterjee and Dr Nallapaneni Manoj Kumar (eds), Smart Cities and Circular Economy: The Future of Sustainable Urban Development (Emerald Publishing 2024)
  15. Akash Gupta and Janani Sivaraman, ‘Third-party Funding in Arbitration’ (The Daily Star 22 Sep 2023) < https://www.thedailystar.net/law-our-rights/news/third-party-funding-arbitration-3424961>
  16. Akash Gupta and Parban Chakma, ‘Mobile Financial Services (MFS) Regulation in Bangladesh’ (The Daily Star 19 May 2023) < https://www.thedailystar.net/law-our-rights/news/mobile-financial-services-mfs-regulation-bangladesh-3324046>.
  17. Akash Gupta and Tarazi Mohammed Sheikh, ‘Legal Challenges of ADR in India and Bangladesh: A Comparison’ (The Daily Star 17 Feb 2023) <https://www.thedailystar.net/law-our-rights/news/legal-challenges-adr-india-and-bangladesh-comparison-3249936>.
  18. Akash Gupta and Animesh Bordoloi, ‘Conundrum of Emergency Arbitration in India’ (CADR Blog and Law Review 2021) <https://www.cadrnlud.in/post/vision-and-objectives-of-cadr>.


Guest Lectures/ Workshops Conducted

Delivered a Lecture on Introduction to Arbitration Agreement in the Stockholm University Summer School on International Arbitration (2022 and 2023)

Delivered Lectures on Mediation in the Jindal Global Law School– University of BristolWinter School.

Deliver a session on Online Dispute Resolution in the One Day Workshop, “Rekindling the Judicial Mechanism through the Lens of ADR Mechanism,” organized by the University Institute of Law, Punjab University Regional Centre, Ludhiana.

Guest Speaker for ‘Role of Oral Advocacy’ in the National Workshop on Mooting Skills and Etiquettes organized by School of Law, Sandip University, Nashik, Maharashtra.

Deliver the 10 Hour Mediation Training Workshop for the Pro Bono Associates of Tamil Nadu National Law University sponsored by Nyaya Bandhu, Department of Justice, Government of India.

One Day Seminar on Arbitration: Emerging Trends of Dispute Resolution organised by ADRB HILSRJamia Hamdard .

Delivered the Training Session for 1st Virtual International Client Counselling Competition 2023, organised by Mediate Guru in collaboration with WeVaad and Luthra and Luthra Law Offices India.

Panelist in Two- Day International Conference on Construction Arbitration : The Indian and International Perspective organised by Indian Institution of Technical Arbitrators at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi.

Delivered One Day Workshop on Moot Court Competitions organised by IMS Law College, Noida.

Delivered a Guest Lecture on ‘Basics of Arbitration’ organized by Maldives Moot Court Society

Delivered a Guest Lecture on ‘Career in Alternative Dispute Resolution’ organised by Tamil Nadu National Law University.

Delivered the Workshop on Essentials of Mooting at K R Mangalam University, School of Law, Gurgaon

 Guest Speaker on Effects of Pandemic on Dispute Resolution in the National Symposium organised by Pravin Gandhi College of Law, Mumbai.

Delivered the inaugural lecture of the arbitration lecture series organized by Chanakya Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution, CNLU (CCADR), CNLU, Patna

Delivered a Session on Memorial Drafting in RSLW National Moot Training Workshop organised by Rajasthan School of Law for Women, Jaipur (RSLW).

Delivered the Keynote Speech on the Fundamentals of Negotiation in Senior Advocate Ratan K. Singh National Negotiation Competition 2021

Delivered Guest Lecture on Online Dispute Resolution organised by Parul Institute of Law, Parul University

Delivered a Masterclass on Succeeding at the Vis Moot organised by Memo Pundits.

Delivered a Workshop on Art of Mooting organised by Bharata Mata School of Legal Studies, Kerala

Panellist in the Panel Discussion on Recent Developments and Key Arbitration Trends in Asia organised by Justice Remdem

Delivered a Guest Lecture on Emergency Arbitration India organised by Justice Remedem

Delivered a Guest Lecture on Basics of Arbitration in Indian organised by Knowledge Steez

Delivered an Arbitration Workshop organised by Tamil National Law University, Trichy (2019)

Delivered a Moot Mentoring Workshop organised by National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi 2019

Delivered a National Workshop on Art of Mooting conducted at the Saveetha School of Law, Chennai

Delivered Two Days Workshop on Mediation and Arbitration in Alliance University, Bengaluru.

Delivered “Two-Days Workshop on ADR” in Chanakya National Law University, Patna.

b. Participation/ Presentations

Presented paper titled ‘Resolving Criminal Cases Using Mediation: A Far-fetched Dream or Reality in India?’ at Keble College, University of Oxford.

Presented paper titled “Breaking Down Barriers: Promoting Access to Justice Through Pro Bono Culture” at the National Pro Bono Conference, organized by Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur.

Participated in the International Arbitration Summit 2023 organised by Berkeley Global Society in New Delhi

Participated in the Masterclass on Investment Arbitration organised by Mumbai Centre For International Arbitration

Participated in the Singapore International Arbitration Centre India Summit 2019

Participated in the Faculty Development Programme in International Law organized by the Tamil Nadu National Law University.

Participated in the Faculty Development Programme ‘Innovative Teaching Learning Methods and Research in Law’ at Sharda University, School of Law.

Participated in the 4th Annual GAR Live Stockholm Conference, Sweden

Participated in the SAA & SCC Half Day Conference, Sweden

Attended Stockholm Breakfast Conference about the New DIS Rules organised jointly by SCC and DIS

Attended “Discussion on the Evolution of Institutional Rules” organised by Young Arbitrators Sweden (YAS) and the German Arbitration Institute Initiative for Young Arbitrators (DIS40).

Participated in Nordic Arbitration Day 2019

Participated in a Seminar on “Expedited arbitrations – Fast justice or forced adjudication” organised by Swedish Arbitration Association

Participated in the ICAL Conference 2018: Navigating the Muddy Waters of Modern Arbitration

Participated in the Conference on “Future of Arbitration In Europe” co-organised by the Stockholm University and Oxford University.

Participated in the VQ Virtual Intelligence Forum on “Leadership, strategy and innovation for the legal profession”.

Particpiated in the WIPO-India Summer School on Intellectual Property, 6-17 November 2017, Nagpur, India

a. Invited to Judge

Final Round of the 3rd NLIU International Negotiation Competition 2023 organised by NLIU, Bhopal.

Semi-Final Rounds of the National Client Counseling Competition, 2023, at HILSR, School of Law, Jamia Hamdard.

Semi-Final Round of the Arbitration Moot Competition of 3rd Justice J.S. Verma Memorial National ADRCC Competition, 2023 organised by Department of law MAIMS, Delhi

Expert Assessor for Allen & Overy-NLU Jodhpur International Deal Negotiation Competition 2023

Invited to arbitrate the 3rd Place Round of the 7th Asian International Arbitration Centre Pre Moot for the Willem C Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Arbitrated the Quater Final Round of the Indian Vis Pre Moot 2023, organised by O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU)

Judged the Oral Rounds of 4th National Moot Court Competition 2023 organised by Asian Law College

Judging the Oral Rounds of Alfred Deakin Arbitration Moot 2022, Australia.

Judged the Oral Rounds of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, India Rounds

Quarterfinal Round of 1st CNLU National Mediation Competition, 2023 organised by Chanakya Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution, CNLU (CCADR).

Expert Assessor in the 2nd RGNUL National Negotiation Competition, 2022 organised by Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution (CADR-RGNUL)

Adjudicated the Quarter Final Rounds of 2nd National Mediation Competition 2022 organised by Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution and Professional Skills, HPNLU Shimla.

Adjudicated the Oral Rounds of Symbiosis Law School, Pune Challenger-I Elimination (Public International Law Moots) 2022-23

Judged ADR Inductions at O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) 2022        

Arbitrated Regionals Orals of FDI Moot International Arbitration Moot 2022.

Arbitrator at the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (2020, 2021, 2022)

Arbitrated the Preliminary Rounds of the 9th edition of National Law University Odisha Bose & Mitra & Co. International Maritime Arbitration Moot (IMAM) 2022

Judged the Quarter-Final Rounds of the 5th Amity ADR Tournament 2022

Delivered 3 Days Workshop on Alternative Dispute Resolution organised by Saveetha School Of law, SIMATS, Chennai

Judged the oral rounds of Second National Virtual Criminal Moot Court Competition, 2021

Judged the Annual Intra Murals Moot Competition 2021 organised by Institute of Law Nirma University.

Judged the Oral Rounds in 3rd TNNLU National Med-Arb Competition 2021 organised by Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, TNNLU.

Arbitrated in the 1st ILNU International Arbitration Competition organised by the Institute of Law Nirma University

Arbitrated the oral rounds of the GD Goenka University CIArb (India) International Virtual Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition, 2020

Judged the Semi-Final Round of the 1st National Hybrid Moot Court Competition organised by IMS Law College, Noida.

Judged the Semi-Finals of the Moot Court Competition organised by Thakur Ramnarayan College of Law, Mumbai

Judged the Oral Rounds in the 1st ILNU International Mediation Competition organised by the Institute of Law Nirma University.

Arbitrated the Quarter-Finals round of the 11th Indian Vis Pre-Moot (2020, 2021, 2023)

Judged the Oral Rounds of the Jessup India Rounds (2020, 2021, 2023)

Assessed a Mediation Session in the 3rd National Mediation Competition, 2021 organised by UPES School of Law.

Judged Oral Rounds of the 1st Justice Dipak Misra National Moot Court Competition by The Advocates League and Advani & Co.

Arbitrated the Preliminary Rounds of the Foreign Direct Investment International Arbitration Moot, World Rounds

Adjudged the Quarter-Final round of 1st Ratan K Singh National Negotiation Competition, 2020

Evaluate articles for the 1st Indian Review of Advanced Legal Research [IRALR] Article Writing Competition 2020.

Judged the Oral Rounds of the 7th National Law University Odisha Bose & Mitra & Co. International Maritime Arbitration Moot 2020

Arbitrated the Oral Rounds of the International Commercial Arbitration Competition 2020 organised by Indore Institute of Law

Judged the International Arbitral Award Writing Competition organised by LexADR.

Judged the Finals of 1st National Online Moot Court Competition, IMS Law College

Judged Alternate Dispute Resolution Article Writing Competition on the topic of “Reasons for failure of Babri Masjid Mediation” organised by Institute of Law Nirma University

Arbitrated Oral Rounds in the Advocate Maximus Ratan K. Singh Construction Law (Arb-Med) Moot

Memorial Judge for the Global Rounds of the Foreign Direct Investment International Arbitration Moot 2019

Arbitrated in the GD Goenka CIArb (India) International Commercial Arbitration Competition, 2019.

Judged the Oral Rounds in Amity International Moot Court Competition, 2019. 

Judge the Finale Round of “Mediation” Competition of 1st

Chanakya National Law University Legal Aid Fest, Vidhikta-2019

Arbitrated the Vis Challengers in National Law University, Jodhpur

Judged Oral Rounds in 1st JGLS Antitrust Law Moot Court Competition 2019 organised by Jindal Global Law School

b. Participated

Qualified to Round of 16 at the Willem C. Vis Moot International Commercial Arbitration 2019 in Vienna. The Stockholm University team received the Honourable Mention for the Claimant Memorandum. The team was second last European team running amongst the 16 remaining teams out of 378 teams.

Stockholm University has been adjudged Runner up in the White & Case London Vis Pre-Moot 2019.

Received “Most Versatile Oralist” award at 6th Bucharest Pre Moot, organised by Faculty of law, University of Bucharest, Romania (2019)

Participated in Stockholm Pre Moot 2019.

Participated in Munich Pre Moot 2019.

Editorial Experience

Peer Review Board Member, The Indian Arbitration Law Review, NLIU Bhopal (2019 – Present)

Assistant Editor, Indian Review of International Arbitration (2021 – Present)

Advisory Board Member, RMLNLU Law Review (2023- Present)

Faculty Advisor, Mapping ADR Blog (2020-2021)

ADR Experience

Appointed as a Sole Arbitrator in more than 50 disputes and a Sole Conciliator in more than 250 disputes.

Empanelled Arbitrator in The CADRE (Centre for Alternate Dispute Resolution Excellence)

Empanelled Arbitrator in WeVaad (Online Dispute Resolution Platform).

Empanelled Conciliator in ICADRP (International Centre for Appropriate Dispute Resolution and Prevention)

Empanelled Conciliator in Sama (Online Dispute Resolution Platform).

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Negotiation, Mediation and Arbitration
  • Negotiation and Mediation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Techniques in India
  • Law and Practice of Commercial Litigation and Arbitration in India
  • Law of Contracts I
  • Law of Torts and Consumer Protection

Awarded full scholarship to participate in the Paris Arbitration Academy in France.

Awarded full sponsorship to participate in the Hague Academy of International Law in Netherlands.

Awarded Young ADR Academic of the Year award by the Asia Pacific Centre for Arbitration & Mediation (2023)

Qualified among the Top 16 out of 372 global teams in the Vis Moot 2019 and received an Honourable Mention for the Best Memorandum for Claimant.

Received “Most Versatile Oralist” award at 6th Bucharest Pre Moot, organised by Faculty of law, University of Bucharest, Romania (2019)

Awarded the Colin J. Wall Spirit of the Moot Award at 13th Willem C. Vis (East) International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Hong KongAwarded the 1st Ram Jethmalani Excellence Awards for Students in the Moot Category, by Legit Quest.