Justice Nijjar

Mr. Justice Surinder Singh Nijjar is a former judge of the Supreme Court of India. Justice Nijjar has also previously served as the Chief Justice of the Calcutta High Court and a judge at the High Courts of Punjab, Haryana and Bombay.
Justice Nijjar has authored numerous judgments, particularly in the field of arbitration law, commercial laws and constitutional law and these judgments have received critical acclaim all over the world. Bharat Aluminium versus Kaiser Aluminium (known as BALCO) is one such judgment, where the Indian Supreme Court overruled the law laid down in the cases of Bhatia International and Venture Global.
Other important judgments authored by Justice Nijjar include State of Maharashtra versus Indian Hotel and Restaurants Association (Bombay Dance Bars’ case), Swiss Timing Limited versus Commonwealth Games, etc. During his tenure as a judge of the Supreme Court of India, he emphasised on resolving commercial disputes through alternate dispute resolution mechanisms such as arbitration. To this end, during his tenure at the Supreme Court, Justice Nijjar was the Chairman of the Mediation and Conciliation Project Committee of the Supreme Court of India.
Justice Nijjar is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of Indiabulls Housing Finance Limited and an Indpendent Director of Indiabulls Real Estate Limited. Justice Nijjar is a law graduate from the University of London and also did the Bar-at-Law from Middle Temple Inn, London. He was also elected as a Master of the Bench (Bencher) of Middle Temple Inn, London.