NLS Bangalore’s Webinars on International Arbitration; Powered by Lawctopus [May 10, Sun]: Register Now

The Moot Court Society and Alternate Dispute Resolution Board of the National Law School of India University, Bangalore proudly present to you a webinar on the Contemporary Issues in International Arbitration, powered by Lawctopus.

The two-session webinar is set to take place on 10th May (Sunday) 2020, and will engage in a number of issues related to arbitration, with special focus on the challenges arising out of the Covid-19 pandemic.

In a COVID world that has gone virtual, legal institutions have had to adapt and are faced with important concerns that are wide-ranging and pressing in nature.

Should arbitrations be commenced? What is the scope of and permanency of an Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) mechanism? How does Data Protection play out across jurisdictions? Who is responsible in cases of data breach in International Arbitrations? Tune in as our stellar line-up of panellists attempt to navigate all these issues and much more!


Session One [May 10, Sunday, 2.30 pm-4.30 pm]: 

The first session on ‘Innovations in ODR and Arbitration during the COVID-19 Pandemic’ will be held from 2.30-4.30 PM, IST on the 10th of May, 2020. Discussing these issues based on numerous years of experience will be renowned arbitrators from across the world, including:

  • Shreya Aren, Associate, International Arbitration Team, Debevoise and Plimpton
  • Shwetha Bidhuri, South Asia Head, SIAC
  • Angeline Welsh, Barrister, Essex Court
  • Nihal Joseph, Associate, International Arbitration Team, HSF and
  • Thayanandan Baskaran, Partner, Baskaran, Kuala Lumpur, Associate Member, Crown Office Chambers, London.

Register for Session 1 by filling this form here.


Session Two [May 10, Sunday, 5.30 pm-7 pm]:

The second session on ‘Data Security & Confidentiality in the Pre & Post-Covid Era’ will be held from 5.30-7.00 PM, IST on the 10th of May, 2020. Speaking on this issue from across jurisdictions will be :

  • Ajar Rab, Partner, Rab and Rab Associates;
  • Mr. Steven Finizio, Partner, Wilmer Hale LLP;
  • Jane Rahman, Senior Counsel, International Arbitration, AI Tamimi, Dubai;
  • Shivam Singh, Advocate, Supreme Court of India;

Register for Session 2 by filling this form here.


Both the sessions are open to all and everyone with a keen interest in the field of arbitration and online dispute resolution are invited to join us! 

The sessions will also be live-streamed on Lawctopus’ Youtube page.

For more details, reach out to:

  • adrboard[at]nls.ac.in
  • mcs[at]nls.ac.in

Note: Attendees should attend to further their knowledge and understanding of the related subjects. No certificate shall be provided for attending the webinars.

The detailed concept note is below:

The detailed concept note is here.

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