Siddharth Dhar KC
Siddharth regularly sits as arbitrator since 2010 and has experience of all institutional rules and ad-hoc arbitrations.
Siddharth also acts as an advocate and advisor in substantial commercial litigation and arbitration disputes spanning the full breadth of Chambers’ work. In recent years, he has appeared in cases before the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, all divisions of the High Court, and in very high value commercial and investment treaty arbitrations operating under a wide variety of institutional rules.
Siddharth is recognised as a leading junior barrister. He was awarded Junior of the Year (across all practice areas) at the Legal 500 UK Bar Awards in 2022. He is the only junior ranked as a “Star Individual” for International Arbitration by Chambers & Partners; was Chambers & Partners’ International Arbitration Junior of the Year in 2015; and has been nominated for that same award three times (in 2018, 2015 and 2014). In 2018 he was also nominated as Arbitration Junior of the Year at the Legal 500 Awards.
He is regularly instructed as the sole advocate, or as part of a larger counsel team (whether that is with a Silk or leading a more junior barrister). He has been variously described by his clients as “an exceptional barrister” and “exceedingly gifted”; a “simply excellent junior” and as being “always on top of his brief and very client friendly”.
Siddharth’s Counsel practice spans three main areas: (1) commercial litigation (including arbitration-related applications to the Commercial Court); (2) commercial arbitration; and (3) investor/state arbitration. Representative examples of recent cases are given below.