In conversation with Neil – The Hon. Fali Sam Nariman
The Hon. Fali Sam Nariman is an internationally recognised jurist on international arbitration and senior advocate to the Supreme Court of India. He was the Additional Solicitor General of India, Member of Rajya Sabha (from 1995 to 2005), the Upper House of the Parliament of India, and President of the Bar Association of India. He has played a key role in establishing and enforcing the law in India. Mr. Nariman has been honoured with the Padma Vibhushan, the second-highest civilian award of India, and the Gruber Prize for Justice. In 2018, he was honored with the 19th Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence in Public Administration 2018.
Fali Nariman was enrolled as an Advocate of the Bombay High Court in November 1950 and designed Senior Advocate in 1961. He has practiced law for more than sixty years, initially in the High Court of Bombay, and since 1972, in the Supreme Court of India at New Delhi. He was appointed the Additional Solicitor–General of India in May 1972 – when he shifted to Delhi. He resigned from this office a day after the imposition of the Internal Emergency of 26th June 1975 and has been in private practice since then.