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Ishaan Madaan

Ishaan Madaan


Ishaan Madaan is a dual-qualified attorney focusing his practice on litigation and international arbitration.

He has experience in international arbitrations administered under the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), The London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC) and JAMS arbitration rules.

Ishaan has a decade’s experience in dispute resolution spanning commercial arbitration, civil and corporate litigation, insolvency and restructuring practice in India. He has previously represented a number of clients in multi-million dollar commercial and construction arbitrations in and has served as a court-appointed Arbitrator. He has also advised clients from the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia.

Bar admissionsIndiaNew York


Representative Matters


  • Representing European entities in an ICC arbitration against US entities in New York.
  • Represented a UAE construction company in a DIAC arbitration instituted by a sub-contractor in Dubai.
  • Represented a leading construction company in arbitration arising out the construction of a sovereign’s parliament building.
  • Represented a leading Indian construction company in arbitrations arising out of highway construction projects.
  • Represented a profession-governing statutory body in claims arising out of a Build-Operate-Transfer Agreement for a tech portal, and successfully defended against a multi-million-dollar counterclaim.
  • Assisted in an LCIA commercial arbitration relating to the construction of a tram system in the Middle East.
  • English
  • Hindi
  • LL.M., International Arbitration, University of Miami School of Law 2019
    FDI Moot Scholar
  • University of Pune


  • Crossroads of Insolvency and Arbitration, edited by Ishaan Madaan and Christian Campbell, A Wolters Kluwer Book
  • Insolvency and International Arbitration – An Alternate Perspective, Kluwer Arbitration Blog
  • A Dialogue on International Arbitration and Insolvency, Kluwer Arbitration Blog
  • India, Brazil Ink Novel Investment Treaty: Is Dispute Prevention the Way Forward?, Kluwer Arbitration Blog


  • Lecturer at UPES School of Law’s Workshop on International Commercial Arbitration
  • Organizer-moderator at Arbinsol’s webinar on International Arbitration in the post-pandemic world.
  • Organizer-moderator at ‘A Dialogue on International Arbitration and Insolvency’ mini-series featuring leading academics and international arbitrators.
  • Organizer-moderator at The Big Third-Party Funding Debates featuring top third-party funders, academics and counsel.
  • Organizer-moderator at Diversity in International Arbitration – Broadening the Scope.
  • Central Organizing Group member at 2021 Chartered Institute of Arbitrator’s YMG ADR World Tour – Arbitration and Mediation as a Global Force for Good, moderating and hosting events in Asia, Caribbean and India.
  • Speaker at FDI Prague Pre-Moot Roundtable on Investment Arbitration, 2020.

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Co-Chair, Events and Conferences at Racial Equality for Arbitration Lawyers (R.E.A.L.)
  • Young ICCA
  • Founded Arbinsol as an idea to promote dialogue on the intersection of arbitration and insolvency