Symposium on Arbitration Laws at NLU, Delhi

[The following announcement is posted on behalf of
the National Law University, Delhi]
National Law University, Delhi is organizing a Symposium on Arbitration Laws on
 16th of May, 2015. The Symposium promises to be an exciting event and
will comprise of 2 sessions. 
Schedule:      1st Session: 10.45 – 1.30 pm
(Interpretation of Pre-BALCO agreements)
                        Lunch: 1.30 – 2.30 pm
Session: 2.30-4 pm (Reference of non-signatory parties to arbitration)
                        High Tea: 4 – 5 pm
The First Session
deals with Interpretation of Pre-BALCO
. Considering the string of cases from Bhatia till Reliance
, the panellists will provide a ring side view of the development
of arbitration jurisprudence. We have 4 speakers as a part of the first panel: Mr. Gourab Banerji, Senior Advocate,
Supreme Court of India & Former ASG, Mr.
Ajay Thomas
, Director & Registrar, LCIA (India), Mr. Daniel Mathew (Assistant Professor,
NLU Delhi) and Dr. Ruhi Paul (Associate
Professor, NLU Delhi).
The Second session
deals with the issue surrounding reference
of Non-Signatory Parties to Arbitration
. Chloro Controls applied the ‘group of companies’ doctrine’ to
provide jurisdiction of the arbitral tribunal over a non-signatory. The recent
246th Law Commission Report has suggested expanding the definition of
‘party’ to include ‘persons claiming through or under such party’. The session
seeks to engage in a discussion about the role of prominent theories dictating jurisdiction
of arbitral tribunals over a non-signatory (viz. group of companies, estoppels
etc.) and their grounding in the Indian Law. The second session will have 2
speakers: Mr. Debesh Panda is a
practicing lawyer who focuses on arbitration related matters before the Delhi
High Court and the Supreme Court & Mr
Ashutosh Ray
who serves as the Law Assistant to Justice A.M. Ahmadi (Former
Amrutanshu Dash
+91 78389 90366
National Law University,
Delhi, Sector – 14, Dwarka, New Delhi -110078

About the author

Umakanth Varottil

Umakanth Varottil is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore. He specializes in corporate law and governance, mergers and acquisitions and cross-border investments. Prior to his foray into academia, Umakanth was a partner at a pre-eminent law firm in India.

1 comment

  • I would like to clarify that no fee is being charged for the symposium. However, we would prefer an intimation from your side regarding your visit so that we can arrange the lunch and the high tea accordingly.

    Should you have any queries, Please feel free to contact me.

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