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Kabir Barat

Kabir Barat

Kuh-beer Buh-rah-tSolicitor

I believe my lived experience of working in multiple jurisdictions is invaluable in helping clients to achieve their goals in cross-border disputes.


Kabir Barat is a solicitor focusing on international commercial arbitration. He has particular experience working on a diverse range of disputes in the natural resources, construction and technology sectors.

Kabir is dual-qualified in Australia and India and has previously worked with DLA Piper's San Francisco office as well.  He brings with him, a truly international perspective in helping clients achieve their needs.

Since 2021, Kabir is an International Chamber of Commerce Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC YAF) representative for South Asia. He is also a member of the ICC YAF's Global Education Sub-Committee. As part of his role, Kabir is responsible for spreading awareness about international arbitration, especially to young and upcoming practitioners globally.

Professional QualificationsBarrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Western Australia, 2021


  • Assisted in the representation of a multinational construction and engineering joint venture contractor in numerous adjudications and ICC arbitrations (valued in excess of USD 1 billion), both up and down the contracting chain, arising out of a multi-billion dollar LNG project off the coast of northern Australia. 
  • Assisted in advising and representing a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company in ICC arbitrations in relation to the termination of major long term IT services contracts.
  • Assisted in the representation of a full service construction company based in Western Australia in a domestic commercial arbitration conducted under the IAMA Arbitration Rules.
  • Assisted in the representation of a transport and logistics company based in Western Australia in the defence of a criminal prosecution initiated by the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety under the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 (WA).
  • Assisted in the representation of an Australian law firm in a class action lawsuit arising out of a professional indemnity and negligence claim.
  • English
  • Hindi
  • Bengali
  • Symbiosis Law School, Bachelor of Business Administration & Bachelor of Laws, 2013
  • Pepperdine University School of Law, LL.M in Dispute Resolution (Concentration in International Commercial Arbitration), 2016

Prior Experience

Before joining DLA Piper, Kabir was an Associate at a full services Mumbai-based law firm where he acted for clients in civil proceedings in the Bombay High Court and domestic commercial arbitrations, 2013-2015.

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Law Society of Western Australia
  • ICC Young Arbitrators Forum
  • LCIA Young International Arbitration Group