7th Government Law College International Law Summit [Jan 29-31, Mumbai]: Registration Open

7th Government Law College International Law Summit


7th Government Law College International Law Summit, organised by the Students for the Promotion of International Law (SPIL), Mumbai, and supported by the World Trade Organization (WTO), Geneva.


The 7th Government Law College International Law Summit is scheduled to be organized from the 29th – 31st of January, 2016.


The Theme for this edition of the Summit is ‘International Telecommunication Laws’.


The 7th Government Law College International Law Summit, which began as an academic forum for propagation of International Law within the college, is an eclectic mix of key note addresses, seminars, workshops, a panel discussion, a Call for Papers and two novel competitions – the Judgment Deliberation Competition © and the Treaty Appreciation Competition ©, which were both conceived within the portals of Government Law College.


The Summit functions in a two pronged manner – catering to, corporate-firms and students.

The Summit offers corporates an opportunity to address vast audiences comprising members of the legal fraternity, their clients, corporates, and students from the best law schools from across the world.

Supported by the World Trade Organization (WTO), Geneva, the 2015 edition of the Summit was a resounding success, and was enthusiastically supported across the spectrum of the legal fraternity, with teams from premier law schools participating in the various events that comprise the Summit.


Aside from participating teams from the major law schools and colleges across the globe, the Summit attracts a spectrum of eminent dignitaries from across the legal as well as non-legal backgrounds.

Some of such participants from previous two versions of the Summit, include – Hon’ble (Retd.) Justice S. Radhakrishnan, Judge, Supreme Court of India, Hon’ble Justice V.M. Kanade, Judge, Bombay High Court, Ms. Meg Kinnear, Secretary-General – ICSID, Mr. Toby Landau, QC, Essex Court, London, U.K., Mrs. Meenakshi Lekhi, Member of Parliament and National Spokesperson, Bharatiya Janata Party, Ms. Manjeet Kriplani, Executive Director – Gateway House and former India Bureau chief of Businessweek magazine, Ms. Deepali Fernandes, Former Economic Officer – UNCTAD, Mr. Suhail Nathani, Founding Partner, Economic Laws Practice (ELP), Mr. Murali Neelakantan, Global General Counsel, Cipla Limited, Mr. Iqbal Khan, Associate Partner, Khaitan & Co., Mr. Miguel Antonio Villamizar, Dispute Settlement Lawyer, Legal Affairs Division, World Trade Organization (WTO), Geneva, Mr. Sanjay Notani, Managing Partner – Economic Laws Practice, Mr. Shardul Thacker, Senior Partner – Mulla & Mulla and Craigie Blunt & Caroe, Mr. Sharad Abhyankar, Partner – Khaitan & Co., Mr. Somasekhar Sundaresan, Partner – J. Sagar Associates, Mr. Ashish Chauhan, Managing Director and C.E.O. – Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), Mr. Pramod Rao, General Counsel – Citi India , Mr. Naveen Raju, Corporate Counsel- Reliance Industries Limited and Mr. Rahul Donde, Associate – Levy Kaufmann-Kohler, Geneva, Mr. Abhinav Bhushan, Deputy Counsel, International Chambers of Commerce, Paris, Agnelo Menezes, Principal, St. Xaviers’ College, Mumbai, among many others.

The Participating Speakers for the 7th Government Law College International Law Summit, 2016

Keynote Address – Mr. Edward G. Baldwin, Partner, Baker & McKenzie, Washington DC, USA;

Guest Lecture – Mr. Kabir Duggal, Senior Associate, Baker & McKenzie, New York, USA;

Guest Lecture – Mr. Julien Chaisse, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, The Chinese University of Hong Kong;

WTO Web-Conference – A WTO-nominated representative from the Trade in Services Division to deliver a Webinar on ‘What we have learned: Telecom and ICT in WTO dispute settlement cases’.

Moderator for the Panel Discussion – Mr. Shardul Thacker, Partner, Mulla & Mulla & Craigie Blunt & Caroe;

Panelist – Mr. Rohas Nagpal, Founder President, Asian School of Cyber Laws;

Panelist – Mr. Kishore Mandhyan, Former Member of the UN Secretariat;

Panelist – Mr. Shailendra Deolankar, Joint Director, Higher Education Mumbai Region, Mumbai, Maharashtra State.

Rough Schedule of 7th Government Law College International Law Summit

Day 1: 29th January, 2016 (Friday) – Inauguration Ceremony, Keynote Address, WTO Web-Conference, Guest Lectures

Day 2: 30th January, 2016 (Saturday) – Internal Rounds of the Judgment Deliberation (JDC) and Treaty Appreciation Competitions (TAC)

Day 3: 31st January, 2016 (Sunday) – Final Rounds of the JDC, Paper Presentations, Panel Discussion, and Closing Ceremony


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