Arvind Datar SA

Fountain Court is pleased to announce that Arvind Datar SA has joined Chambers as a door tenant.

Called to the Bar in 1980, Mr Datar is an eminent Senior Advocate in India whose practice focuses primarily on constitutional, commercial, tax and regulatory law. He regularly appears before the Supreme Court of India, including as Amicus Curaie. Mr Datar was appointed Senior Advocate by the Madras High Court in 2000.

Mr Datar has authored a number of leading texts on topics including Datar on The Constitution of India, the Guide to Central Excise – Law & Practice and The Courtroom Genius. He is also the Chief Editor of Kanga & Palkhivala’s Law and Practice of Income Tax and has been the Chief Editor of Ramaiya’s Guide to Companies Act.

Head of Chambers Bankim Thanki QC said:
“It is a great privilege to be able to welcome one of India’s foremost advocates to Chambers. We see Asia, and India in particular, as producing dynamic and exciting opportunities for business development and it is a sign of Fountain Court’s commitment to the region that we now have outstanding advocates based in Chennai, Mumbai and Delhi, as well as Singapore.”

Arvind Datar SA said:
“It is indeed an honor to be invited to be a door tenant at Fountain Court Chambers. With the increasing litigation arising out of cross-border transactions, I am looking forward to working with Bankim Thanki QC and his colleagues in London and Singapore”.

Senior Clerk Alex Taylor said:
“We continue to view India as a significant growth area for both our London and Singapore teams, and we are delighted that Mr Datar has accepted an invitation to join us. His experience will be invaluable, and we look forward to what I am sure will be a long and successful association.”

Mr Datar’s arrival at Fountain Court further strengthens our connections to the Indian market, following the arrival of Gaurav Pachnanda SA and Zal Andhyarujina SA as door tenants in 2016 and 2021 respectively.