Panel Discussion on Future of Institutional Arbitration in India on 11.10.2019 by CAR, NLU Mumbai


About Centre for Arbitration and Research, MNLU Mumbai

Arbitration has been on the rise across India as a preferred choice of dispute resolution. Owing to a cumulative effort from the judiciary, government and the practitioners, arbitration in India, for the first time in a number of years, has been able to reach international standards. At a crucial juncture like this, the need of the hour is to generate awareness amongst the law students and also to ensure that consistent and high quality research is carried in the field. Additionally, owing to arbitration being utilized in niche fields, it is imperative that the stakeholders and service providers therein are professionally trained to provide top-quality services. It is while keeping in mind the aforementioned needs, that the Centre for Arbitration and Research has been set-up in the University.

Vision of the Centre:

MNLU Mumbai’s Centre for Arbitration and Research (CAR) seeks to serve as a think-tank to generate awareness about arbitration law in theory and in practice and also carry out high quality research in the field to assist policy-formulation by the Government. The Centre also intends to serve as a platform for imparting professional training to the stakeholders in the field of arbitration and cater to all areas of arbitration especially the niche areas.

About the Event

MNLU Mumbai’s Centre for Arbitration and Research (CAR) is organizing its very first panel-discussion on the topic ‘Where do we go from here? – Future of Institutional Arbitration in India post the 2019 Amendment’.

The Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Act, 2019 introduced numerous changes in the arbitration scenario of the country with respect to confidentiality of proceedings, time-limits, etc. However, the most significant change brought about was the introduction of the independent body called the Arbitration Council of India (ACI) for the promotion of arbitration, mediation, conciliation and other alternative dispute redressal mechanisms. It is a unique independent regulatory body which is being touted as the next stimulus for the growth of institutional arbitration in India. While critics have been vocal in voicing their concerns regarding the problems that such a regulatory mechanism could lead to, the support for such a mechanism has also poured in, based on the improvements it is likely to generate in the quality of services rendered by the various institutions administering arbitration in the country.

What long-term effects is the move likely to have is a question that can only be answered over-time. However, the introduction is sure to bring about various changes in functioning of these institutions while impacting nearly all stakeholders in the arbitration field. Hence, it becomes imperative to understand where India is headed now in terms of the institutional arbitration scenario in the country.

The Panel-Discussion: The panel-discussion will feature eminent experts in the field of arbitration. The panel will be diversified to include experts from different walks of the profession including an arbitrator, a practitioner, an academician and others. This will allow for a highly insightful and intensive discussion from various perspectives of the experts.

*A list of confirmed panelists will be put up on the website soon.

Who Should Attend: Practitioners, Industry Professionals, Academia and Students are all urged to attend the event. It will provide insights into the potential impact of the 2019 Amendment from the perspective of different experts. The event will also serve as a networking opportunity for the attendees.

Details of the event

Date: 11th October, 2019

Time/Schedule: 4 P.M. to 6 P.M.

*A detailed schedule will be notified shortly

Venue: 2nd Floor Conference Hall, Maharashtra National Law University Mumbai

Address: 2nd Floor, MNLU CETTM Campus, MTNL Bldg., Technology Street, Powai, Mumbai – 400076

Registration Fee:

Early-bird (on or before 28th September, 2019): Rs. 300/-

Regular Registrations (post 28th September, 2019 till 10th October, 2019): Rs. 500/-

On-Spot Registration (11th October, 2019): Rs. 700/- [Only Cash & Cheque]

Mode of payment: NEFT/DD/Cheque/Cash

Bank Account Details:

Name of Account Holder: Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai

Punjab National Bank Account Number: 8709000100017230; IFSC Code: PUNB0870900

Branch Name: Powai; Account Type: Saving

e-Certificate for having attended the panel-discussion can be provided upon request.

(Note: This is a purely academic program and is not for profit. Any fees received will be used towards the operational cost of the event.)

How to Register?

  • Fill the following Form to formally register for the event –

Note: The form requires the NEFT/DD/Cheque Reference Number. Hence, please ensure that you complete the payment before filling the form.

  • Alternatively, you can send an e-mail to [email protected] to confirm your registration or for any other correspondence.

  • The Centre would then confirm your registration via e-mail.

e-mail ID: [email protected]