Aakanksha Kumar

Ms. Kumar joined the Faculty of Law at National Law University, Jodhpur in July 2014, and teaches courses in International Commercial Arbitration, ADR and IPR in International Trade. She also heads the Centre for Advanced Research and Training in Arbitration Law as its Executive Director and is the Faculty Adviser on the flagship journal Indian Journal of Arbitration Law. Earlier, she served as a full–time Research Associate at School of Law, ITM University, Gurgaon (July 2013-June 2014), where she taught courses in Alternate Dispute Resolution, Comparative Competition Law and Policy and Private International Law. She is an alumnus of the Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur, India and graduated from Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore, in June 2013 with specialized Masters in International and Comparative Law. At NUS, she completed the directed research dissertation titled "The Taking of Evidence in International Arbitration: A New Legal Regime", supervised by Prof. Gary F. Bell.

Currently, in a personal capacity, she is working on a project from the NUS Centre for Law and Business, on the UNCITRAL MAL adoption in Asia, as the India rapporteur and was in Singapore in May 2015 for the final workshop.

She publishes extensively in the areas of domestic and international arbitration and has recently published on the “choice of remedies” concept for award debtors [from Astro v. Lippo, Singapore] being useful in India. Recently, she was invited as a guest faculty at the Workshop on Arbitration with focus on Real Estate Sector organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry and The Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Associations of India on 21 May 2015 where she gave a presentation on International Commercial Arbitration –The Singapore Success Story: Lessons to Learn and Practices to Adapt.