ICC India Arbitration Conference – Hyderabad 2023

20 Oct 2023

Hyderabad English
Start: 09:15 (IST) || End: 14:50 (IST)

The ICC Hyderabad Arbitration Conference will bring together experts from India and abroad to address the contemporary arbitration issues, such as new approaches for ensuring time and cost efficiency in arbitrations and pleading damages in domestic and international arbitration.

Join us on 20 October 2023 for our ICC Hyderabad Arbitration Conference to mark the Centenary of the ICC International Court of Arbitration (ICC Court). In its 100th year, the ICC Court looks forward to furthering its partnership with both legal and business communities in Hyderabad and India, not just for dispute resolution but also for dispute prevention.

Who should attend?

  • Practising lawyers
  • In-house counsel
  • Government representatives
  • Business professionals and academics

(Indian Standard Time)


Registration and welcome coffee


Inaugural Session


Honing the formula to achieve time and cost-efficient arbitrations: Is there a one size fits all solution?

Increasingly, the discourse around growth of arbitration is focused on the time and cost associated with the proceedings. The panel will examine the critical pulse points to achieve efficiency in arbitration proceedings in India and discuss whether institutional arbitration poses a solution to this problem.

The panel will then highlight tools and practical tips employed by companies, legal representatives, and arbitrators to control time and cost in arbitrations including the lessons learnt in drafting an arbitration agreement, followed by a discussion on the role of each stakeholder in the dispute resolution process to identify the pitfalls and strengths.


Coffee Break


Actual Damage or Guesstimates? Proving damages in domestic and international arbitrations

Much has been said about the requirement of proving damages under the Indian Contract Act 1872. In this session, the panel will first examine the landmark decisions on the manner of proving damages (liquidated and general) and disgorgement of profits.

This will be followed by a discussion on guesstimates and sampling as a means to prove damages and whether claims modelled on guesstimates and sampling stand the test of courts and arbitral tribunals. The panel will also share best practices and practical tips for establishing a sound claim for damages.


Closing Remarks


Lunch and Networking

Tejus Chauhan 

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

Shania Elias

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

Akhil Chowdary Unnam

Deputy Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration

More speakers to be announced shortly


ITC Kakatiya, 6-3-1187, Begumpet Hyderabad, Telangana - 500016 India

First name, Name Title Tel. Email
ICC India team N/A N/A iccindia@iccindiaonline.org
Shania Elias  Deputy Director, Arbitration and ADR, South ASia, ICC Dispute Resolution Services N/A shania.elias-ext@iccwbo.org

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please reach out to Ms Shania Elias (Deputy Director, Arbitration and ADR, South Asia, ICC Dispute Resolution Services) at: shania.elias-ext@iccwbo.org.