The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has appointed Advocate Shashank Garg as the new Chair of the ICC India Arbitration Group (IAG)..On January 1, Garg took the reins from Senior Advocate Ciccu Mukhopadhaya, who will continue to lead the selection committee for the proposal of arbitrators at ICC India..The announcement was made during the 9th annual ICC India Arbitration Group Meeting held on December 1, 2023 in the presence of ICC Court President Claudia Salomon, ICC Court Secretary General Alexander Fessas and ICC Regional Director for South Asia Tejus Chauhan.Salomon said in a press release,“We are indebted to Ciccu and his colleagues on the IAG for their contributions to make the IAG an important platform to actively promote ICC Dispute Resolution Services. I am confident that Shashank will continue the excellent leadership to guide the IAG and build on the trust that Indian companies and public sector undertakings have in ICC Arbitration."Chauhan expressed that he was looking forward to working with Shashank in this new role. He said,“I am confident about our vision to promote India as a seat and Indian nationals as arbitrators. A foremost objective will be to have greater representation and involvement from practitioners and work with the in-house community and stateowned entities in India. I urge practitioners who are keen to be involved to reach out as we chart the course of our next 100 years.".Through a career spanning over 15 years, Garg has represented clients in numerous domestic and international arbitration across diverse sectors and was formerly a partner at a leading law firm in India.Garg is also a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR. Speaking on his appointment, Garg said,“It is a great privilege to be a part of the 100 year old ICC story. My role as chair of the IAG will be challenging yet gratifying as we will embark on a journey of bringing the best minds in the arbitration space together and assist further in taking India to its goal of becoming a modern seat of arbitration."