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SIAC New Delhi Conference - Details
Category: SIAC Events
Where: The Leela Palace, New Delhi (IN).
Date: 05 September, 2015
Time: 09:00 -  17:30
 
Event description:
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SIAC DELHI CONFERENCE 2015

India’s Progressive Approach towards International Arbitration - How Far Have We Come?

PROGRAMME*
As of 31 August 2015

0900-0930
REGISTRATION
0930-1000
INAUGURAL SESSION
• Welcome Address Mr Rajiv Luthra, Member, SIAC Board of Directors
• Keynote Address
Mr Gary Born, President, SIAC Court of Arbitration
1000-1020
Tea / Coffee Break
1020-1130
SESSION 1
TRANSFORMING COMMERCIAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION IN INDIA

This Panel will discuss: (i) the proposed amendments to India’s Arbitration Act; (ii) the proposal to set up commercial courts and its potential impact on court involvement in arbitration; (iii) the Indian Law Commission’s Report on the Indian Arbitration Act; and (iv) the implications of the new Model Text for BITs released by the Indian Government.

Moderator:
• Lalit Bhasin (Society of Indian Law Firms)

Speakers:
• Percival Billimoria (AZB)
• Ran Chakrabarti (IndusLaw)
• Justice (Retd) Mukul Mudgal (former Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court)
• Fali Nariman SA
• Gauri Rasgotra (Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas)
1130-1200
Tea / Coffee Break
1200-1300
SESSION 2
DRAFTING ARBITRATION AGREEMENTS: POINTERS AND PITFALLS

This Panel will discuss the basics of drafting effective arbitration agreements; how to avoid common drafting errors; the importance of the law of the arbitration agreement; the implications of recent decisions such as Pricol; the post-BALCO approach of Indian courts to pre-BALCO agreements; and issues relating to whether two Indian parties can arbitrate outside India.

Moderator:
• Vikram Nankani SA

Speakers:
• Vyapak Desai (Nishith Desai Associates)
• Shreyas Jayasimha (Aarna Law)
• Pranav Mago (Head (South Asia), SIAC)
• Kabir Singh (Clifford Chance)
1300-1400
Lunch
1400-1530
SESSION 3
INSTITUTIONAL ARBITRATION AT WORK: HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE SIAC ARBITRATION TRAINING VIDEO

- Commencing an arbitration: The selection and appointment of arbitrators
- Challenge to the appointment of an arbitrator
- The determination of the costs of an arbitration on an ad valorem basis
- Scrutiny and enforceability of awards
SAVING TIME AND COSTS IN INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION

This Panel will examine the relevance of institutional arbitration in ensuring efficient arbitration and consider: (i) the use of expert witnesses and its increasing relevance to India related arbitrations; (ii) the use of procedures such as the expedited procedure; (iii) the importance of the SIAC Panel and SIAC’s process of appointment of arbitrators; and (iv) other techniques to achieve efficiency: use of technology, hot-tubbing experts, use of costs orders and other sanctions.

Moderator:
• Gary Born, President, SIAC Court of Arbitration

Speakers:
• Ang Cheng Hock SC (Allen & Gledhill LLP)
• Simon Dunbar (King & Spalding)
• Montek Mayal (FTI Consulting)
• Prakash Pillai (Clyde & Co)
1530-1600
Tea / Coffee Break
1600-1730
SESSION 4
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE SIAC ARBITRATION TRAINING VIDEO ON THE SIAC EMERGENCY ARBITRATOR PROCEDURE

- Preliminary discussions on the benefits of appointing an Emergency Arbitrator
- The Emergency Arbitrator hearing
- Enforcing the Emergency Arbitrator’s Award
THE SIAC EMERGENCY ARBITRATOR EXPERIENCE: HOW DOES IT WORK?

This Panel will discuss the concept of an emergency arbitrator, recent emergency arbitrator cases at SIAC, timelines involved, the effectiveness and enforceability of emergency arbitrator orders or awards in Singapore and India and court decisions of relevance to the topic.

Moderator:
• Mark Mangan (Dechert)

Speakers:
• Ganesh Chandru (Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan)
• Ciccu Mukhopadhaya SA
• Steven Lim (Nabarro)
1730-1740
Closing remarks Lalit Bhasin (Society of Indian Law Firms)

*This programme is subject to change.

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