Former judge of the Supreme Court, Justice AK Sikri has been invited to be an associate member of 4 Pump Court, a barristers' chambers in London..In a press release, Justice Sikri commented on his joining,“It gives me immense pleasure to be an associate member of 4 Pump Court Chambers. The globalisation at economic level has not only blurred the national boundaries, it has resulted in deeper co-operation of different stakeholders across the countries. Alongside, it has also witnessed convergence of laws, particularly in those areas which have transborder ramifications. International arbitration is one such field. Judiciaries of the countries are liberally adopting global approach in their decisions and freely rely upon the experience of other jurisdictions by citing their judgments. It equally applies to the arbitrators as well as practitioners on international disputes. In this scenario, I feel delighted to have this relationship with the Chambers and hope that it would be highly productive for all of us.”.Justice Sikri enrolled as an Advocate in 1977 and practised in Delhi. He was elevated as a Judge to the Delhi High Court in 1999. He was the Acting Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court for a little short of one year in 2011 and was subsequently appointed as the Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court in 2012.In April 2013, Justice Sikri was elevated to the Bench at the Supreme Court of India where he served for about six years before retiring in March 2019..Post retirement, he was appointed as Chairperson of the News Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBSA) by the News Broadcasters Association (NBA). In July 2019, he was appointed as an international judge of the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC)..Justice AK Sikri appointed as judge of Singapore International Commercial Court.4 Pump Court is a full-service commercial set of barristers’ chambers with expertise in international arbitration, commercial dispute resolution, professional negligence, technology and telecoms, banking and financial services, shipping, energy, construction and engineering and insurance and reinsurance.Associate members are strategic partners in overseas jurisdictions but not full members of chambers. Members of 4 Pump Court represent clients in major arbitrations in a wide range of disputes across their areas of expertise..In 2018, Abhimanyu Bhandari was invited to join 4 Pump Court as an associate member.