5th ICC India Arbitration Day

09 Dec 2022

New Delhi English
Start: 09:00 (IST) | | End: 19:30 (IST)

Join us, in-person, at this annual conference organised by ICC India and ICC Dispute Resolution Services.

The conference features the President and the Secretary General of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and leading practitioners as speakers. There will be topical discussions on current trends and development of arbitration in India and ample networking opportunities with peers and colleagues in the industry. 

Who should attend?

  • Practising Lawyers;
  • Corporate Counsel;
  • Arbitrators;
  • Mediators; and
  • Business Professionals & Academics. 

India Standard Time (IST)

09:00 - 10:00

Breakfast & Registration

10:00 - 10:05

Welcome Address 

10:10 - 10:20

Opening Remarks 

  • Alexander Fessas, Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration; Director, ICC Dispute Resolution Services

10:20 - 10:40

President’s Address 

  • Claudia Salomon, President, ICC International Court of Arbitration

10:40 - 11:00

Keynote Address 

*to be announced shortly

11:00 - 11:15


11:15 - 12:15

Year in review – landmark arbitration decisions from India

In the first session of the Conference, the speakers will present summaries and case commentaries of selected landmark decisions pertaining to arbitration. The speakers will identify key findings from such decisions and share their views as to how these findings may shape arbitration practice, domestically and internationally. 

12:15 - 13:15


13:15 - 14:45

The ideal synergy: how roles of clients, legal representatives, and arbitral institution should align to achieve time and cost-efficient arbitral proceedings

For the past decade, time and cost efficiency in international arbitration has been the subject of lengthy discussions and extensive academic scholarship. Be that as it may, what is often overlooked is the importance of synergy between those involved in arbitration and how this highly influences decision making. In this session, the Panel will share their experience and professional anecdotes of being involved as clients, legal representatives, and administering authority from the arbitral institution. The Panel will identify any pitfalls and debunk misconceptions concerning cooperation and procedural compliance amongst them when dealing with arbitration. The Panel will also share practical tips on how to manage different types of arbitration as clients and representatives, and insights into the working of the arbitral institution.


Coffee Break 


Panel 2 – Current landscape of construction and energy arbitrations: is the tide high for Indian parties? 

Construction sector in India that continues to see exponential growth is also a sector of immense disputes. Issues such as force majeure and project delays continue to be seen. Coupled with high stakes and complexity of construction arbitrations, discussions to map out the current terrain of these disputes could not be timelier. The Panel will navigate key and topical issues when dealing with construction arbitrations in the past few years and share their views as to what the relevant stakeholders could understand better to mitigate risks. 


Fireside Chat : Taking the Indian arbitration ecosystem to the next level and beyond
For the past decade, India has emerged as a developing jurisdiction with pro-arbitration stance. This aligns with the country’s reputation as an emerging market powerhouse with trade and businesses in and out from India for which disputes are, at times, unavoidable. Considering the current global economy outlook and the way it influences the arbitration ecosystem, India may benefit and be inspired by the success story of its economic partners, such as Singapore, that manages to strengthen its economyfollowing the pandemic and how the country’s arbitration ecosystem is an integral part of Singapore’s economy backbone. 


Coffee Break 


Closing Remarks

Valedictory Address

*to be announced shortly


Vote of Thanks


Networking cocktail


Jafar Alam

Partner, Trilegal, New Delhi

Karthik Balisagar

Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting, London

Tejus Chauhan

Director, Arbitration and ADR, South Asia, ICC Dispute Resolution Services 

Nakul Dewan SC

Senior Advocate & Barrister, Twenty Essex Chambers, Singapore, Delhi & London

Alexander G. Fessas

Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration; Director, ICC Dispute Resolution Services

Amar Gupta

Partner, J. Sagar Associates, New Delhi 

Sanjev Kapoor

Partner, Khaitan & Co., New Delhi; Vice President, ICC International Court of Arbitration 

Imran Khan

Executive Director, ICC India, New Delhi

Shaneen Parikh

Partner and Head - International Arbitration, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, Mumbai

Kelvin Poon

Deputy Managing Partner, Head - International Arbitration, Rajah and Tann, Singapore

Amba Prasad

Vice President & Head Legal, Larsen & Toubro, Bengaluru

VK Rajah SC

Arbitrator and Mediator, Duxton Hill Chambers (Singapore Group Practice), Vice President, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Singapore

Claudia Salomon

President, ICC International Court of Arbitration

Zachary Sharpe

Partner, Jones Day, Singapore

Pallavi Shroff

Managing Partner, National Practice Head - Dispute Resolution, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, New Delhi, Alternate Member (India), ICC International Court of Arbitration

Kabir Singh

Partner, Clifford Chance, Singapore; Alternate Member (Singapore), ICC International Court of Arbitration

Kunal Vajani

Head of Chambers, BlackRobe Chambers, New Delhi; Member (India), ICC International Court of Arbitration 

Karishma Vora

Barrister, 39 Essex Chambers, London

Venue: Hyatt Regency, Bhikaji Cama Place, Rama Krishna Puram, New Delhi, Delhi 110066, India

Dress Code: Business attire

Please contact Ms Irene Mira, Deputy Director, Arbitration and ADR, South Asia, Dispute Resolution Services at irene.mira@iccwbo.org

For further information, please contact: 

Utpal Kant 

Senior Assistant Director

+91 11 2348 7375


Sudhir Lamba 

+91 11 2348 7375



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