Justice Hemant Gupta

Former Judge, Supreme Court of India
Chairperson, India International Arbitration Centre
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Justice Hemant Gupta was born on 17th October 1957 in a family of well-known civil law practitioners at Chandigarh.

Enrolled as an Advocate in the year 1980 and dealt extensively with civil, revenue, labour, arbitrations, commercial and constitutional issues.

Appointed as an Additional Advocate General for the Government of Punjab in the year 1997 and served as such till the year 1999.

Elevated to the bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court in the year 2002 and served at that court up to the year 2016. In this tenure, had delivered several judgements on issues of civil law, revenue law, Tax matters, Commercial disputes and Arbitration matters. Had also remained the Chairperson of the Computerisation Committee and pioneered digitisation of the entire judicial record of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

In February 2016 was transferred to the Patna High Court, Bihar and also remained Acting Chief Justice there up to March 2017, before his appointment as Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court.

Appointed as the Chief Justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court in March 2017.

Elevated to the Supreme Court of India in November 2018 and served so until superannuation on 16th October 2022. Has thus discharged the adjudicatory role for over 20 years. In the course of tenure as a judge of the High courts as mentioned above and as a judge of the Supreme Court of India has delivered many several path breaking, landmark judgments, including on civil and contract matters.

Currently serving as the Chairperson of the India International Arbitration Centre, New Delhi (IIAC). The IIAC has been established by an Act of Parliament as an institution of National Importance. The purpose of establishment of IIAC is to create an independent and autonomous regime for institutional arbitration. IIAC has been set up with the object of overall development for domestic and international arbitration and to promote quick and efficient dispute resolution mechanism.