Partner, Head of Arbitration


Elite Practitioner



Practice area:

Dispute resolution

Tejas Karia is a Partner with the Dispute Resolution Practice at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas and also heads the Firm’s Arbitration Practice.

His expertise spans across international and domestic commercial arbitrations, corporate & securities litigations, general corporate advisory and diverse aspects under the information technology law including data privacy and confidentiality.

Tejas has extensive experience handling a broad range of complex, high-value international and domestic commercial disputes and frequently advises clients across diverse industry sectors including oil and gas, real estate, construction and private equity, amongst others. He has represented clients in arbitrations before the LCIA, ICC, ICADR, ICA and SIAC, as well as the Supreme Court of India and various High Courts.

His well-regarded contribution to policy formulation across the arbitration domain endows Tejas with a deep understanding of issues that enables him to present solutions that deliver effective resolutions for his clients. Tejas has advised on the drafting of amendments to a number of key Acts including the Indian Arbitration and Conciliation Act 1996 and the Commercial Courts, Commercial Division and Commercial Appellate Division of High Courts Bill, 2015. He has also been a part of the high-powered committee set up by the Government of India for institutionalisation of arbitration in India.

Chambers Global and Chambers Asia Pacific 2020, the prestigious directory quotes “Tejas Karia is becoming increasingly known for his arbitration work and is experienced in the representation of both domestic and foreign clients before a number of key regional arbitral institutions. Commentators speak of him as a highly active practitioner with “a very good disputes practice.” According to Chambers and Partners 2019, “Tejas Karia is a respected arbitration lawyer with substantial experience representing clients in joint ventures, shareholder agreements and private equity disputes.” Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration 2019 quotes, “Tejas Karia wins high praise from sources who note he is very knowledgeable about arbitration practice and always endeavours to meet the client’s demands“.

Tejas is also frequently sought by clients for his expertise on aspects of Information Technology Law relating to data protection, privacy and confidentiality. He has advised the National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM) for drafting amendments to the Indian Information Technology Act, 2000 addressing data protection provisions.