Shyam Divan is a senior advocate who practices before the Supreme Court of India. His areas of practice cover most branches of civil litigation including banking, securities law, arbitration, administrative law and environmental law. He appears for citizens’ groups in environmental cases and assists the Supreme Court as amicus curiae in the Bellary case involving illegal iron ore mining in the forests of Karnataka.
He is the co-author of Environmental Law and Policy in India (2nd Edition, 2001, Oxford) and has most recently authored a chapter on Public Interest Litigation in Oxford Handbook of the Indian Constitution (2016, Oxford).
Mr. Divan has taught environmental law at the graduate and post graduate levels at the University of Mumbai and has occasionally lectured on the subject at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore.
Mr. Divan is a member of the Executive Committee of Lawasia.