CONFERENCE ON
‘NEW ARBITRATION REGIME - CHALLENGES FACED BY PSUs/CORPORATES’

09 March, 2019 , Hotel Le-Meridien, New Delhi

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PSU contracts form bulk of arbitration in commercial contracts in India. These contracts are made in multiple standard contract documents with further addition/delegtion through particular conditions, often giving rise to conflict, inconsistencies and dispute interpretation Speedy dispute resolution regarding commercial disputes is one of the important drivers for economic development in any country. India being one of the economies having high potential and ambitious country, it is important to ensure effective and speedy judicial delivery system. It has been noticed that out of the commercial disputes which are pending for settlement in the country, most of them belong to PSUs and in most cases the decision are pronounced against the PSUs. There is some missing link which require detailed scrutiny and solutions.
 
On the basis of input received from PSUs relating to the difficulties experienced in the conduct of proceedings, ASSOCHAM International Council of Alternate Dispute Resolution (AICADR) in association with Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) is organizing a Conference on ‘New Arbitration Regime - Challenges faced by PSUs/Corporates’ on Saturday, the 9th March, 2019 at Hotel Le-Meridien, New Delhi, to provide a plotform to discuss the challenges faced by PSUs/Corporates in the resolution of commercial disputes and how to over come them.
 
Hon’ble Minister of State for Law & Justice, GOI, Shri P. P. Chaudhary, has been requested to inaugurate the Conference besides Hon’ble  Judges of Supreme Court/High Courts,  Law & Commerce Secretaries, GOI, eminent jurists and senior arbitration practioners to address the Conference.
 
Keeping in view of the importance and magnitude of the event, you are requested to attend/nominate senior officials to participate in the conference. In order to confirm participation, kindly return the enclosed form duly completed. We would also request your organization to avail sponsorship opportunities in this very important conference to enhance your brand visibility.
 
 
OBJECTIVES:
·        Effects & implications of Arbitration & Conciliation(Amendment) Bill, 2018.
·        Effects & implications of Commercial Courts, Commercial Division of High Courts (Amendment) Bill, 2018
·        Institutional Arbitration in India – Recent developments
·      Recent fast track provisions for resolution of disputes viz., Interim Relief, Emergency Arbitration, Arb-Med-Arb, Expedited procedure, early dismissal of claims & counter claims etc.
·        Emerging trends in ADR procedure
 
 
MAIN TOPICS:
·        Legal Issues in Infrastructure/construction contracts
·        Contracting practices and framework
 
·        Will the recent amendments in the Arbitration & Conciliation
(Amendment) Bill, 2018 improve arbitration scenario in India?
·        Fast Track provisions for resolution of disputes, viz.
·        Arb-Med-Arb: a successful model; Emergency Arbitration etc.
·        Institutional arbitration for PSUs/Corporates: The Way Forward
·        Investment treaty arbitration
 
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
 
·         Business Development/ Commercial /Contract Managers/Engineers
·        Law Officers/Managers of  PSU’s, Banks & Corporate Houses
·        Trainee Solicitors/Law Students
·        Chartered Accountants/Chartered Engineers
·        Builders, Insurance Advisors, Govt. officers

DIGNITARIES INVITED
 
Mr.P. P. Choudhary, Union Minister of State for Law & Justice, GOI
Hon’ble Justice A. K. Sikri, Judge, Supreme Court of India
Hon’ble Justice Dipak Misra, Former Chief Justice of India
Dr. Alok Srivastava, Law Secretary, Ministry of Law & Justice
Mr. Anup Wadhawan, Commerce Secretary, Ministry of Commerce & Industry
Mr. Lalit Bhasin, President, BAI & SILF and Chairman, CIA (UK)
Shri Gourab Banerji, Sr. Advocate
Mr. Suman Jyoti Khaitan, Chairman, ASSOCHAM National Council on Legal Affairs & Regulatory Reforms
Mr. S. Ravi Shankar, Sr. Partner, Law Senate Law Firm
Ms.Shwetha Bidhuri, Head (South Asia), Singapore Int. Arbitration Centre (SIAC)
Mr. Tejas Karia, Partner, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas
Mr. Ganesh Chandru, Executive Partner,  Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan
Mr. J.L.N. Murthy, Advocate, Hyderabad
Mr. Ganesh Chandra Kabi, Kabi & Associates.
Mr. Deepak Bhaskar, Deepak Bhaskar & Associates, Advocates
Mr. George Pothan, Legal Consultant (L&T Div.) MEA, GOI
Mr. Ajay Thomas, Vice Chair – ICC India Arb. Group
Dr. S. M. Dewan, Former CMD, STC & D.G. SCOPE
 
REGISTRATION FEE:
 
General
Rs.5,000/- plus 18% Service Tax i.e. Rs.5,900/- per delegate
AICADR members
Rs.4,000/- plus 18% Service Tax i.e. Rs.4,720/-per delegate
Payment by Cheque/DD to be drawn in favour of ASSOCHAM –ICADR payable at New Delhi
( 10% discount for  two or more participants from the same organization.)
 
Copy of Conference Brochure and the delegate registration form are attached for kind reference.
 
AICADR takes this opportunity to invite your organization to participate in this Conference. Request for registration will be on first-cum-first-served-basis since the seats are limited.
 
 
G.P. Srivastava
Chief Adviser, ASSOCHAM &
Director General, AICADR