GNLU-ICC’s Seminar on Changing Face of Arbitration in India [Mar 28-29]

Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, in association with Amarchand Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co. (Exclusive Indian Law Firm Partner), the International Chambers of Commerce (ICC), Paris, the London Chambers of International Arbitration-India (LCIA-India), and the Singapore International Arbitration Chamber (SIAC), Singapore, is organizing a two day Seminar themed “Changing Face of Arbitration in India”, at its campus on 28th- 29th March, 2014.


The Seminar shall be divided into four sessions spread over a period of two days28th and 29th, March 2014. The first day of the Seminar will be divided into three lectures comprising of topics in the field of International Commercial Arbitration, International Maritime Arbitration and Investment-Treaty Arbitration.

The second day will be divided into two panel discussions of which the first panel discussion will be on the benefits of institutional arbitration over ad-hoc arbitration. The rules of various Arbitral Institutions [ICC, LCIA-India and SIAC] will be discussed by the official representatives of each institute and there shall also be a discussion amongst such representatives so as to share best practices in the context of institutional arbitration.

In the second panel discussion, scholars, practitioners, experts, users and arbitration enthusiasts would come together to deliberate on how to make India a better seat of arbitration. This session will highlight the current case laws and grey areas in arbitration law. It will also discuss the role of the Indian legislature and judiciary in adapting to changes in order to address these issues.


Justice A.M. Ahmadi, Former Chief Justice of India
Gaurab Banerjee, Additional Solicitor General for India;
Shishir Dholakia Senior Advocate;Supreme Court of India;
Abhinav BhushanDeputy Counsel, International Chamber of Commerce;
Vivekanand N., Deputy Registrar & Head (South Asia),Singapore International Arbitration Centre;
Ajay Thomas, Director and Registrar at London Court of International Arbitration-India;
Shreyas JaysimhaPartner, Aarna Law Partners, Bangalore;
Ashwin ShankerAdvocate, Chambers of George Rebello, Mumbai;
Prabhash Ranajan, Assistant Professor at Faculty of Law, South Asian University;
Hiroo AdvaniPartner, Advani & Co., Mumbai;
Ashutosh RayAdvocate;
George Pothan, Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi;
Rajendra Barot, Senior Partner, AZB & Partners, Mumbai;
Tejas Karia, Partner, Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co.;
A.R. Gupta; Senior Partner, AR Gupta & Associates, Ahmedabad.


Arbitrators, in-house counsels, practitioners, legal journalists, students, academicians and members of the local and international business community interested in, and affected by the current developments in arbitration in India.


INR 1,000 for student
INR 2,000 for other delegates



1. Shweta Sharma, Contact no. : +91-9724686560

2. Megha Upadhyaya, Contact no.: +91-9824251277


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