6th NLSIR Symposium – Mapping the Future of Commercial Arbitration in India



National Law School of India Review (NLSIR) the flagship journal of the National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore is pleased to announce the 6th NLSIR Symposium on “Mapping the Future of Commercial Arbitration in India”.

Date: 18th – 19th May, 2013
Venue: National Law School of India University, Bangalore

The last three years have witnessed dynamic shifts in the law and practice of Arbitration in India. While there have been steps in the right direction, an unwieldy system continues to weigh down practitioners. Four years after first delving into the nuances of commercial arbitration in India, the Symposium hopes to assess the development of Arbitration law over the last few years.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Hon’ble Mr. Justice (Retd.) S U Kamdar (Former Justice, Bombay High Court)
  • Mr. Anirudh Krishnan (Advocate, Madras High Court)
  • Mr. Ashwin Shanker (Advocate, Bombay High Court)
  • Mr. Aditya Sondhi (Advocate, Karnataka High Court)
  • Mr. Ajay Thomas (Registrar, London Court of International Arbitration, India)
  • Mr. Vivekananda N. (Head South Asia & Counsel, Singapore International Arbitration Centre)
  • Mr. Nangavaram Rajah (Nani Palkhivala Arbitration Centre)
  • Mr. Promod Nair (Partner, J Sagar Associates)
  • Mr. Shreyas Jayasimha (Partner, AZB & Partners)

This year, the discussions will be divided into four panels:

  • Session I:
    The Implications of BALCO on Arbitration Practice
    (Forenoon, May 18, 2013, Saturday)
  • Session II:
    Revisiting the Expansive Role of the Indian Judiciary and its Implications
    (Afternoon, May 18, 2013, Saturday)
  • Session III:
    Determining the Governing Law of the Arbitration Agreement – Arsanovia and Beyond
    (Forenoon, May 19, 2013, Sunday)
  • Session IV:
    The Way Forward: A Call for Institutional Arbitration?
    (Afternoon, May 19, 2013, Sunday)

Registration fee for those who make an advance payment/bank transfer is Rs. 500 for students and Rs. 1000 for others.

All those interested are requested to register at:

The registration fee for those who register at the venue is Rs. 750 for students and Rs. 1250 for others.

Ms. Ashwita Ambast
Chief Editor, NLSIR
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Email: [email protected]

Mr. Sahil Kher
Deputy Chief Editor, NLSIR
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