SIAC India Conference 2017

INBA Supporting The SIAC India Conference 2017
Crystal Ball Gazing into the Future of
International Arbitration in India

Thursday, 12 October 2017 |1.30pm –6.00pm (Registration starts at 1.00pm)
Imperial Hotel, New Delhi| Royal Ballroom
(Connaught Place, Janpath, New Delhi, 110001, India)

Arbitration is evolving at an unprecedented pace and India is at the heart of these changes. Arbitration in India is enjoying increasing support from the central government as well as the judiciary who, together  with  other  stake holders, are working towards the development of an arbitration friendly ecosystem.The recent legislative reforms and overall tenor of judicial decisions, coupled with India’s increased standing and presence in the global economic community, positions India as one of the most exciting jurisdictions for arbitration in the world. Additionally, the outlook for institutional arbitration in India has never been better, and Indian users have contributed significantly to the success of SIAC .Over the past five years Indian parties have consistently been one of SIAC’ stop three foreign users, and were the top foreign user in 2013 ,2015 and 2016. The number of Indian parties at SIAC also increased by more than 50% between 2015 and 2016.

Join us for an exciting day with the world’s foremost arbitration experts as were view the changing face of arbitration in India and discuss strategies for the success full management of arbitrations following the innovative amendments to the Indian Arbitration and Conciliation Act.


1.00pm –1.30pm- Registration with Light Refreshments

1:30pm –1.45pm- Welcome Addressby Ms Lim Seok Hui, CEO, SIAC

1.45 pm –2:05pm- Special Address by Ms Indranee Rajah, SC, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Law and Ministry of Finance

2:05 pm –2.30pm- Keynote Address by MrGary Born, President, SIAC Court of Arbitration; Chair, International Arbitration Practice Group, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

2.30pm –2.50pm- Coffee Break

2.50pm –4.20pm- Session I: Successfully Managing SIAC Arbitrations Under the New Indian Regime


Mr Steven Lim, Partner, CMS


MrGary Born

MsElodieDulac, Partner, King & Spalding LLP

Mr Manish Lamba, General Counsel, Bharti Realty Limited

MrNg Kim Beng, Partner, Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

MrS. Ravi Shankar, Senior Partner, Law Senate

MrKabir Singh, Member, YSIAC Committee; Partner, Clifford Chance

4.20pm –4.40pm- Coffee Break

4.40pm –6.00pm Session II: The Changed Face of Arbitration in India: Story So Far



Mr Bhaskar Chandran, Group President, Legal, GMR Group

MrTejasKaria, Partner, Shardul AmarchandMangaldas& Co

MrToby Landau QC, Member, SIAC Court of Arbitration; Barrister and Arbitrator, Essex Court Chambers

MrLomesh Kiran Nidumuri, Partner, IndusLaw

MrPrakash Pillai, Partner, Clyde & Co ClasisSingapore

MrNaresh Thacker, Partner, Economic Laws Practice

6.00 pm- End of Conference

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