G.Ashokpathy completed Degree in Commerce and Degree in Law from University of Madras and enrolled himself as an advocate in the Bar Council of Tamil Nadu in the year 1995. Completed Post Graduation Diploma in ADR. He has been practicing in the Chartered High Court of Judicature at Madras in various fields like, Civil (Original & Appellate Side), Constitution, Taxation, Company Law, Banking, Consumer, Rent Control Laws, Arbitration & IPR. Considerable cases, in which he appeared as counsel, were reported in leading Regional Law Journals.
He has appeared as lead and co-counsel in numerous domestic and international arbitration proceedings concerning the disputes relating to construction, joint ventures, financial services, international trade, property, maritime, franchises, investment, on and Offshore contracts, securities and general contractual matters.
He has been appointed as arbitrator in various adhoc arbitrations and by non-banking financial companies, financial institutions, Construction Companies, IT companies, service industries, private companies, individuals, etc., and has decided more than 2000 disputes since, 2003. Out of which, he was able to assist the disputants to reach an amicable settlement in a quite number of cases so as to put a quietus to the dispute.
He has been accredited as Arbitrator/Neutral by various international leading and renowned arbitral bodies, such as, WIPO (Switzerland), CNICA, ICADR, FACT, Cairo Arbitration Center etc.,
He is also one of the founder trustees and the present Secretary General, of the Council for National and International Commercial Arbitration (CNICA- www.cnica.org) and CNICA Mediation Center, under the agies of a non-profit Trust called Trust for Alternative Disputes Resolution.
He is a trainer for arbitrators and mediators and trained many in-house arbitrators concerning public sector undertakings of Government of India. He is a regular speaker on arbitration in various institutions, associations, organizations, chambers of commerce, etc. and he has attended several conferences, seminars and workshops. His articles on arbitration have been published in various journals and he is one of the co-authors on the compilation of case laws rendered by Supreme Court of India on Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996.