The Alternative Dispute Resolution Cell (“ADR Cell”) of Government Law College, Mumbai (“GLC, Mumbai”) is hosting The ADR Weekend”, from May 7 to May 8, 2022, at GLC, Mumbai.  The ADR Weekend is a two-day conference that includes lectures and workshops on contemporary issues in arbitration and mediation by leading practitioners in the field of ADR.

About the Speakers:

Our speakers include Mr. Ajay Mehta (Senior Advocate & Mediation Trainer), Ms. NS Nappinai (Supreme Court Advocate & Mediator), Ms. Sunita Masani (Mediator & Counsellor), Mr. Amitava Majumdar (Managing Partner, Bose & Mitra & Co), Mr. Tejas Karia (Partner, Head of Arbitration, SAM), Mr. Sahil Kanuga (Co-Head of Dispute Resolution, NDA), Ms. Payal Kothari (Partner, S. Kothari & Co), Mr. Anand PatwardhanMs. Rayjalakshmi Rao, Ms. Sonali Mathur (Partner, AZB), Mr. Bikram Chaudhuri (Principal Associate, SAM), Ms. Kshama Loya (Leader, International Commercial & Investment Arbitration, NDA),  and Ms. Ria Dalwani (Senior Associate, ELP). The details of the sessions are provided in the brochure attached below.

Registration Details:

Registration is open to students and practitioners from all institutions. Participation shall be restricted to 60 attendees who shall be selected on a first-come-first-served basis. The registration fee for the ADR Weekend is Rs 450/- for current students of GLC, Mumbai, and Rs 550/- for students of other Universities and Graduates. The last date to register is 26th April 2022.

The registration fee is inclusive of snacks during the Tea Break on 7th & 8th May 2022 and lunch on 8th May 2022. Accommodation shall NOT be provided by the ADR Cell. The Bank Account details for making the payment are provided in the google form. After making the payment, kindly complete the registration procedure by filling out the following form, which is also available at https://forms.gle/TZ3QXZTdhXfJwLgX7.

Please note that the schedule for the ADR Weekend is subject to changes as and when required, which shall be communicated to all participants in advance by the ADR Cell. Please also note that the registration fee is non-refundable.

About the Sponsors:

Title Sponsor: 

The Council for Fair Business Practices (CFBP) was the brainchild of leading industrialists like Mr. J.R.D. Tata, Mr. Ramkrishna Bajaj, Mr. S. P. Godrej and others, who recognized the imperative need for business and industry to regulate itself in its own interest. It is an organisation of businessmen and professionals which functions for the benefit of consumers. The current President of CFBP is Mr. Swapnil Kothari. The Council also established a Mediation Cell in the year 2020. It is composed of Mr. Anand Patwardhan (Chair, Mediation Cell and ex- President Consumer Bar Association) and Ms. Payal Kothari (Co-Chair and Advocate & Solicitor).

Hospitality Sponsor:

Bose and Mitra & Co. is a boutique law firm, with a dynamic workforce, exclusively working in the shipping, commodities and insurance industries. They are the legal correspondents for the North of England P&I Club and MS Amlin Marine NV. Additionally, they are routinely instructed by a majority of International Group P&I Clubs. Their clientele includes the largest ship-owners in India and abroad and the largest commodity traders in the world. They have continuously been rated as a Band 1 law firm by Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 in the field of Shipping.

Associate Sponsors:

Zaiwalla & Co is an international law firm recognised for its outstanding track record in international legal work by the UK’s leading Independent directories, The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners. Founded in 1982 by Senior Partner, Sarosh Zaiwalla, Zaiwalla & Co is the first law firm in the “Square Mile” financial district of the City of London to have been started by a solicitor born in India.

The firm’s diverse team of lawyers specialise in international arbitration, commercial litigation, and public international law with sector expertise in sanctions, banking, oil & gas, shipping, ad commercial disputes. The firm’s ability to think differently and achieve success is why it is chosen not only by companies in the Fortune 500 and Forbes lists, but by SMEs and private individuals all around the globe. Its strength is not only as technical specialists, but also in developing successful case strategy.

Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) is a business group of global scale developing and building responsible infrastructure through next practices. With an engineering heritage of nearly 100 years, HCC has executed a majority of India’s landmark infrastructure projects, having constructed 26% of India’s Hydro Power generation and 60% of India’s Nuclear Power generation capacities, over 4,036 lane km of Expressways and Highways, more than 365 km of complex Tunnelling and 383 Bridges. Today, HCC Ltd. serves the infrastructure sectors of Transportation, Power and Water. The HCC Group, with a group turnover of Rs.8,248 crore, comprises of HCC Ltd., HCC Infrastructure Co. Ltd., and Steiner AG in Switzerland.

The ADR Weekend is also supported by SCC Online as the Stationery Partner, Nishith Desai Associates as the Knowledge Partner, and Indian Arbitration Forum as the Supporter.

In case of any queries, feel free to contact us at adrcell.glc@gmail.com

Further details of the event are available at: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1JJl9mH2UvM6rcJGbmpxNpucMpxRb5P9R?usp=sharing

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