Combar India committee members:

Charles Béar QC – Joint Chair
David Joseph QC – Joint Chair
Ravi Aswani
Jasbir Dhillon QC
Josh Folkard
Andrew Pullen
Vasanti Selvaratnam QC
Sudhanshu Swaroop QC
Niranjan Venkatesan
Karishma Vora
James Howells QC
Sanjay Pate

Combar India 4th Annual Roundtable Conference, Mumbai

11/ 12th September 2020.  

We would like to encourage as many as juniors and silks as possible to come out from England to India for what promises to be another very successful event.  Please click here to register interest.  Please click here  for details of possible grants to assist in the cost of attendance.

The Combar India Committee was established in 2016 to promote links between the English commercial and arbitration Bar and their counterparts in India, taking advantage of the two jurisdictions’ shared legal heritage and frequent opportunities for cross-border work.

 We have successfully set up and organised annual Roundtable Conferences in Delhi and in Mumbai at which, by invitation only, leading practitioners are invited to attend to discuss issues of the day in a structured setting and also become Honorary Overseas Members of Combar. We are hoping in due course to organise a Roundtable Conference in London.

 We have been extremely fortunate to have had the support and active participation of leading lights of the judiciary and former judiciary at each of our meetings.

 2019 – The Hon’ble Justice Rohinton Nariman and Lord Hoffmann

2018 – The Hon’ble Justice Srikrishna and Dame Elizabeth Gloster CBE

2017 – The Hon’ble Dr Justice Chandrachud and Sir Bernard Rix

 Our events are well-attended and well-regarded and have attracted a loyal following from both jurisdictions. Leading practitioners from top Indian law firms as well as the Indian Bar regularly participate.

 The September 2020 Roundtable will be in Mumbai on 11th and 12th September. We are delighted to have as our English judicial guest Sir Geoffrey Vos, Chancellor of the High Court. Sir Geoffrey has a longstanding interest in India. He is a former chairman of Combar and of the Bar Council with enormous global experience. Before his appointment as a judge of the Chancery Division in 2009 he sat as a judge of the Courts of Appeal of the Cayman Islands and Jersey and Guernsey. He has been President of the European Council of Judiciary.

 Further details of the event will be announced shortly. Please contact either of the joint committee chairs, Charles Béar QC at Fountain Court and David Joseph QC at Essex Court Chambers, or the Combar Adminstrator ( for any queries.