Vinayak Panikkar is an Indian qualified lawyer focusing on international commercial arbitrations and arbitration related litigation before the Supreme Court of India and High Court of Delhi. He has acted as a junior counsel and as a secretary to the arbitral tribunal in several ad-hoc and institutional arbitrations seated in Singapore, London and India under the rules of the ICC, the SIAC, the LCIA and the UNCITRAL. He has focused on high-value and complex commercial disputes in various sectors including construction, oil and gas, joint ventures and shareholders' agreements.
Vinayak graduated with a specialization in business administration and business laws from National Law University Jodhpur (B.B.A (Hons.), LL.B. (Hons.). He regularly writes on the developments in international commercial arbitration in India, and was notably the youngest contributor in the book Enforcing Arbitral Awards in India published by LexisNexis in 2017.