Padma Bhushan Dr. Patibandla Chandrasekhara Rao is serving as a Judge of International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea at Hamburg, Germany.
Dr. Rao did M.L. and Ph.D from Madras University. He holds LL.D from NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad. He has published 6 books and several articles in reputed journals.
He joined the Ministry of External Affairs in 1967 and worked in Legal and Treaties Division. He later joined the Ministry of Law and Justice and served as Law Secretary. He was the architect of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act 1996. He represented India in several international delegations and conferences abroad.
Dr. P.C. Rao was awarded Padma Bhushan by the Government of India in 2012