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05 April, 2016
Hotel Shangri-La, New Delhi

On 23rd December, 2015 Rajya Sabha and on 16/17th December, 2015 Lok Sabha passed two important Bills on (i) the Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill, 2015, and (2) The Commercial Courts, Commercial Division & Commercial Appellate Division of  High Courts Bill, 2015, which were earlier promulgated as Ordinance by the Hon’ble President of India. Both these Bills are set to revolutionize the resolution of commercial disputes in India.


It is hoped that this will bring radical change in the image of India which has beeninfamous for having a heavily overburdened legal system that leads toindefinite delays in the disposal of court cases. Inefficiencies in its legal infrastructure have made it all the more difficult for foreign as well as domestic large investors to protect their investments in India.


Truly, the amended Arbitration and Conciliation Bill & the establishment ofthe Commercial Courts together would  bring a revolution in the speedierresolution of the commercial disputes in India. Both bills reflect commitment of the Government to improve investment climate and spur economic growth. Now India can seek a place as the new arbitration hub of the world after London and Singapore. Hence it is essential to know their key provisions and its effectiveness.


To discuss effects and implications of amended Arbitration & Conciliation Bill and establishment of Commercial Courts, ASSOCHAM International Council of Alternate Dispute Resolution (AICADR) is organizing one day ‘ National Conference on ‘Effects & Implications of Recent Amended ADR/Commercial Courts Laws’ on Tuesday, the 5th April, 2016 at Hotel Shangri-La, New Delhi.


Hon’ble Union Minister of Law & Justice, Shri D.V. Sadananda Gowda, has very kindly agreed to be the Chief Guest at this Conference while the Law Secretary, Ministry of Law & Justice, Hon’ble Judges of Supreme Court/High Court, eminent Jurists and Senior Arbitration Practitioners will address the Conference.


Key Issues To Be Discussed

  • Has the enactment of the Arbitration & Conciliation (Amendment) Bill, 2015 improved the arbitration scenario in India?

  • How prepared are we to deal with the evolving arbitration laws

  • Investment treaties & international treaty arbitration.

  • Should India have a separate Arbitration Act for Domestic Arbitration and International Arbitrations, respectively?

  • What will be the impact of the enforcement of Commercial Courts Bill, 2015 vis-à-vis arbitration

  • Pitfalls in the Arbitration & Conciliation (Amendment) Bill, 2015

  • Requirement to make India a HUB for ADR

Target Audience

  • Organizations involved in commercial dispute resolution, International & Domestic

  • Legal Professionals

  • Legal & Business Executives of PSUs/Companies & Firms

  • Universities imparting Legal Education

  • Legal Advisers

  • Law Students

Dignitaries/Eminent Panelist Invited

  • Hon’ble Union Minister of Law & Justice

  • Chief Justice of India/ Chief Justice of Delhi High Court

  • Sitting Judges of Supreme Court

  • Former Chief Justices of Supreme Court/High Courts

  • Eminent Jurists/Arbitrators

  • Sr. Advocates of Supreme Court/High Courts

Sponsorship & Logo Support

For organizational promotion and brand visibility in such a large conference, sponsorship and logo support opportunities are available on first cum first serve basis. By sponsoring at this National Conference, one will raise its organization’s profile and gain unparallel access to key decision makers among Government and industry circles, besides networking with high focuses audience and participants. Various sponsorship packages are given in the brochure for reference.

Considering the immense importance of this Conference, AICADR takes this opportunity to invite you to kindly participate as our ‘Delegate’ and set the tone and tenor of discussions in this event. The Delegate Registration Form and Conference Brochure are attached for your perusal and use.


Registration Fees: 

  • Registration fee per delegate is Rs.2,500/ plus Taxes @ 14.5% :
  • Delegate fees: Rs.2,000/- plus Taxes @ 14.5% for AICADR Members 
  • For more details please contact: 

    Mr. S. L. Khurana (9899111216)
    Mr. Shivam Bharadwaj (9891895295)

    Corporate Office
    The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India
    ASSOCHAM Corporate Office, 5, Sardar Patel Marg
    Chanakyapuri, New Delhi - 110021
    Phone: 46550555 (Hunting Line)
    Fax: 01123017008/9