Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Symposium on Arbitration Laws at NLU, Delhi

[The following announcement is posted on behalf of the National Law University, Delhi]

The National Law University, Delhi is organizing a Symposium on Arbitration Laws on the 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
2nd 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 agreements. Considering the string of cases from Bhatia till Reliance Industries, 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 CJI).

Amrutanshu Dash
+91 78389 90366
National Law University, Delhi, Sector – 14, Dwarka, New Delhi -110078

1 comment:

Amrutanshu Dash said...

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.