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India Dispute Resolution Forum

An advanced forum discussing complex, multi-jurisdictional arbitration
and court cases involving Indian parties. 

6 & 7th June 2022 - In Person at The Oval Cricket Ground

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Agenda

Registration, Refreshments and Networking
09.00am

Day 1 Chair's Welcome
09.30am

Vivek Kapoor, Barrister
39 Essex Chambers (UK)

Keynote
09.45am

Abhijit Mukhopadhyay, President (Legal) and General Counsel
Hinduja Group Ltd.

Has Indian Arbitration Reached its Full Potential?
10.15am

  • A parliamentary-style spirited debate
  • Should India aspire to become an international hub for arbitration?
  • Can India become an international centre for arbitration 
  • Recent developments in Indian arbitration

Gaurav Pachnanda SA, Manager, Chambers of Mr. Gaurav Pachnanda
Senior Advocate at the Supreme Court India (India)

Ila Kapoor, Partner
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co Advocates & Solicitors (India)

Prateek Bagaria, Partner
Singularity Legal (India)

Gourab Banerji, SA, Door Tenant at Essex Court Chambers
Senior Advocate at the Supreme Court of India (India)

Karthik Balisagar, Senior Managing Director
FTI Consulting

Refreshments and Networking
11.15am

Using Foreign Courts to Resolve Indian Disputes
11.35am

  • Court interpretation of foreign law 
  • FS Cairo v Lady Brownlie [UKSC 25] 
  • Proving foreign law in the courts 

Zarir Bharucha, Managing Partner
ZBA Advocates & Solicitors (India)

Arish Bharucha, Partner
Howard Kennedy

Shivani Sanghi, Partner, Dispute Resolution
Fieldfisher

Srishti Jain, Associate
Keidan Harrison LLP

KV Krishnaprasad, Barrister
One Essex Court

Arun Mal, Senior Associate
Allen & Overy (Singapore)

Networking Luncheon
12.35pm

Funding disputes—legal or frowned upon?
13.35pm

Harshiv Thakerar, Chief Investment Officer
Asertis

Shaneen Parikh, Partner, Head of International Arbitration
Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (India)

Naresh Thacker, Partner
Economic Laws Practice (India)

Priyanka Kapoor, Partner
PCB Byrne (UK)

Montek Mayal, Damages and valuation expert | Partner; Practice Head - Asia & Middle East,
Osborne Partners

Contentious Cross-Border Insolvencies with an Indian Nexus - Part 1
14.15pm

  • India Bankruptcy Code: Recent significant changes
  • Extraterritorial reach, disparities and cooperation of courts
  • Civil fraud

Kanika Kitchlu-Connolly, Partner
TLT LLP

Ankur Khandelwal, Advocate
Supreme Court of India (India)

Prashan Patel, Director
Grant Thornton

Sushmita Gandhi, Partner
IndusLaw (India)

Refreshments and Networking
14.55pm

Contentious Cross-Border Insolvencies with an Indian Nexus - Part 2
15.15pm

  • Recognition and enforcement of Indian debt recovery judgements abroad
  • Recognition of foreign insolvency judgements in India

Suruchi Suri , Partner, Litigation
Suri and Company (India)

Nakul Dewan SA, Barrister
Twenty Essex (Singapore)

Paul Gair, Partner
TLT LLP

David Welford, Partner
Ogier

Construction Disputes
15.55pm

  • Hear from esteemed judges 
  • What is the view from the bench
  • Different perspectives and different jurisdictions

Rohit Singhal, Chief Executive Officer and Construction Dispute Expert
Masin (India)

Vivek Kapoor, Barrister
39 Essex Chambers (UK)

Shourav Lahiri, Barrister
Atkin Chambers

Fireside chat with Judges
16.25pm

The Hon. Mr Justice Knowles, Judge
High Court of England and Wales

Niranjan Venkatesan, Barrister
One Essex Court

Chair's Closing Remarks
16.55pm

Niranjan Venkatesan, Barrister
One Essex Court

Drinks Reception
17.00pm

Refreshments and Networking
09.00am

Day 2 Chair
09.30am

Kanika Kitchlu-Connolly, Partner
TLT LLP

Day 2 Keynote
09.35am

Lord (David) Wolfson of Tredegar QC, Former Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice
One Essex Court

Investing Disputes in India: Risks, liabilities, and possibilities 
09:50am

  • Cross-border investigations: Ethical, cultural and legal differences in gathering and handling evidence 
  • Main procedural differences between civil and common law systems 
  • Public international law and recourse for foreign investors

Prashant Mara, Managing Partner
BTG Legal (India)

Kamal Shah, Partner
Stephenson Harwood

Promod Nair, Senior Advocate
Arista Chambers

Michael Harrington, Managing Director
Mintz Group, Mumbai Office

Refreshments and Networking
10.50am

Mediation before trial- How is India approaching the practice of mediation?
11.05am

Prashanto Chandra Sen, Senior Advocate of the Supreme Court of India
Supreme Court of India (India)

Sameer Tapia, Founder & Senior Partner
ALMT Legal (India)

Managing Concurrent, Multi-layered Proceedings in Two or More Jurisdictions
11.45pm

Sherina Petit, Head of India Practice; Partner
Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

Sonali Mathur, Partner
AZB Partners (India)

Ashish Bhan, Partner
Trilegal (India)

Ritin Rai SA, Senior Advocate of the Supreme Court of India
7 KBW (India)

Chair's Closing Remarks
12.35pm

Kanika Kitchlu-Connolly, Partner
TLT LLP

Lunch and Networking
12:40

End of Conference
13:40

09.00am
Registration, Refreshments and Networking
09.30am
Day 1 Chair's Welcome
Vivek Kapoor - Barrister - 39 Essex Chambers (UK)
09.45am
Keynote
Abhijit Mukhopadhyay - President (Legal) and General Counsel - Hinduja Group Ltd.
10.15am
Has Indian Arbitration Reached its Full Potential?
  • A parliamentary-style spirited debate
  • Should India aspire to become an international hub for arbitration?
  • Can India become an international centre for arbitration 
  • Recent developments in Indian arbitration
Gaurav Pachnanda SA - Manager, Chambers of Mr. Gaurav Pachnanda - Senior Advocate at the Supreme Court India (India)
Ila Kapoor - Partner - Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co Advocates & Solicitors (India)
Prateek Bagaria - Partner - Singularity Legal (India)
Gourab Banerji, SA - Door Tenant at Essex Court Chambers - Senior Advocate at the Supreme Court of India (India)
Karthik Balisagar - Senior Managing Director - FTI Consulting
11.15am
Refreshments and Networking
11.35am
Using Foreign Courts to Resolve Indian Disputes
  • Court interpretation of foreign law 
  • FS Cairo v Lady Brownlie [UKSC 25] 
  • Proving foreign law in the courts 
Zarir Bharucha - Managing Partner - ZBA Advocates & Solicitors (India)
Arish Bharucha - Partner - Howard Kennedy
Shivani Sanghi - Partner, Dispute Resolution - Fieldfisher
Srishti Jain - Associate - Keidan Harrison LLP
KV Krishnaprasad - Barrister - One Essex Court
Arun Mal - Senior Associate - Allen & Overy (Singapore)
12.35pm
Networking Luncheon
13.35pm
Funding disputes—legal or frowned upon?
Harshiv Thakerar - Chief Investment Officer - Asertis
Shaneen Parikh - Partner, Head of International Arbitration - Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (India)
Naresh Thacker - Partner - Economic Laws Practice (India)
Priyanka Kapoor - Partner - PCB Byrne (UK)
Montek Mayal - Damages and valuation expert | Partner; Practice Head - Asia & Middle East, - Osborne Partners
14.15pm
Contentious Cross-Border Insolvencies with an Indian Nexus - Part 1
  • India Bankruptcy Code: Recent significant changes
  • Extraterritorial reach, disparities and cooperation of courts
  • Civil fraud
Kanika Kitchlu-Connolly - Partner - TLT LLP
Ankur Khandelwal - Advocate - Supreme Court of India (India)
Prashan Patel - Director - Grant Thornton
Sushmita Gandhi - Partner - IndusLaw (India)
14.55pm
Refreshments and Networking
15.15pm
Contentious Cross-Border Insolvencies with an Indian Nexus - Part 2
  • Recognition and enforcement of Indian debt recovery judgements abroad
  • Recognition of foreign insolvency judgements in India
Suruchi Suri - Partner, Litigation - Suri and Company (India)
Nakul Dewan SA - Barrister - Twenty Essex (Singapore)
Paul Gair - Partner - TLT LLP
David Welford - Partner - Ogier
15.55pm
Construction Disputes
  • Hear from esteemed judges 
  • What is the view from the bench
  • Different perspectives and different jurisdictions
Rohit Singhal - Chief Executive Officer and Construction Dispute Expert - Masin (India)
Vivek Kapoor - Barrister - 39 Essex Chambers (UK)
Shourav Lahiri - Barrister - Atkin Chambers
16.25pm
Fireside chat with Judges
The Hon. Mr Justice Knowles - Judge - High Court of England and Wales
Niranjan Venkatesan - Barrister - One Essex Court
16.55pm
Chair's Closing Remarks
Niranjan Venkatesan - Barrister - One Essex Court
17.00pm
Drinks Reception
09.00am
Refreshments and Networking
09.30am
Day 2 Chair
Kanika Kitchlu-Connolly - Partner - TLT LLP
09.35am
Day 2 Keynote
Lord (David) Wolfson of Tredegar QC - Former Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice - One Essex Court
09:50am
Investing Disputes in India: Risks, liabilities, and possibilities 
  • Cross-border investigations: Ethical, cultural and legal differences in gathering and handling evidence 
  • Main procedural differences between civil and common law systems 
  • Public international law and recourse for foreign investors
Prashant Mara - Managing Partner - BTG Legal (India)
Kamal Shah - Partner - Stephenson Harwood
Promod Nair - Senior Advocate - Arista Chambers
Michael Harrington - Managing Director - Mintz Group, Mumbai Office
10.50am
Refreshments and Networking
11.05am
Mediation before trial- How is India approaching the practice of mediation?
Prashanto Chandra Sen - Senior Advocate of the Supreme Court of India - Supreme Court of India (India)
Sameer Tapia - Founder & Senior Partner - ALMT Legal (India)
11.45pm
Managing Concurrent, Multi-layered Proceedings in Two or More Jurisdictions
Sherina Petit - Head of India Practice; Partner - Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
Sonali Mathur - Partner - AZB Partners (India)
Ashish Bhan - Partner - Trilegal (India)
Ritin Rai SA - Senior Advocate of the Supreme Court of India - 7 KBW (India)
12.35pm
Chair's Closing Remarks
Kanika Kitchlu-Connolly - Partner - TLT LLP
12:40
Lunch and Networking
13:40
End of Conference

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