Naresh Thacker#4500

Naresh Thacker

Naresh has over 19 years of experience in litigation, international arbitration and mediation; particularly in large infrastructure project arbitrations and post M&A arbitrations, corporate litigation, commercial disputes, regulatory and tax disputes and white collar crimes.

Naresh is often quoted by prestigious international journals and his articles continue to appear in trade publications around the world such as Naresh has been featured as a leading tax controversy adviser in India in Tax Controversy Leaders (Fourth, Fifth & Sixth Editions); and as an expert in World Tax 2015.

Over the years he has handled a number international and national arbitration cases as counsel under the Rules of ICC, LCIA, SIAC, UNCITRAL, Swiss Rules and Ad-Hoc proceedings for both domestic as well as multinational clients.

Some of his recent matters include advising and representing a client on one of the largest hotel management disputes in the country; and also advising and representing one of the most successful real estate barons in a high profile dispute.

He has spoken at various seminars on international arbitration and tax laws organised by, amongst others, LCIA, IBA, AIFTP, Corporate Counsels Association of India, and Chamber of Tax Consultants etc. He has successfully represented clients in matters pertaining to economic offences before diverse Tribunals and Courts in India, large number of which have industry wide implications.

Contributed to


The Mumbai Centre for International Arbitration (MCIA)—an introduction to the institution and its arbitration rules
The Mumbai Centre for International Arbitration (MCIA)—an introduction to the institution and its arbitration rules
Practice notes

This Practice Note provides an overview of the Arbitration Rules of the Mumbai Centre for International Arbitration (MCIA Rules). It describes the key steps in an MCIA arbitration and discusses the essential features of the rules against the background of the Indian legislation and international norms.

Practice Area


  • Contributing Author

Qualified Year

  • 2003


  • The Law Society, UK
  • London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)
  • International Bar Association (IBA); and
  • The All India Federation of Tax Practitioners (AIFTP).

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