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4th NLS Trilegal International Arbitration Conference (NLSTIAC) 2023

18 May 2023


The NLSTIAC is an annual event that takes place alongside the National Law School Trilegal International Arbitration Moot (NLSTIAM). This year, the conference is held in collaboration with the National Law School Business Law Review (NLSBLR). The conference provides a unique opportunity for students, researchers, arbitration professionals, lawyers, and corporate firms to engage on contemporary issues impacting international arbitration in the ever-evolving legal and economic environment. The conference also offers participants the chance to engage with arbitration experts, academics, and professionals on these important themes. The conference aims to provide a platform for participants to engage in discussions and debates on these important themes and to learn from arbitration experts, academics, and professionals. The Conference consisted of two panel discussions.

The theme for discussion for Panel I of NLSTIAC was “Proper Law of Arbitration Agreements.” The panellists for Panel I discussion were:

1) Mr Steven Finizio, Partner (International Arbitration) at WilmerHale, London. 2) Mr Pallav Shukla, Partner (Dispute Resolution, White-Collar Crime) at Trilegal. 3) Ms Shruti Sabharwal, Partner (Dispute Resolution) at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas. 4) Mr Pramod Nair, Senior Advocate and leading Arbitration Practitioner. 5) Ms Shwetha Bidhuri, Director & Head (South Asia) at Singapore International Arbitration Centre.

The theme for Panel II’s discussion pertained to “Challenging an award based on the Tribunal’s Treatment of Evidence.” We had another stellar panel for this discussion comprising:

1) Prof. Friedrich Rosenfeld, Partner at Hanefeld in Hamburg and Global Adjunct Professor of Law at NYU in Paris. 2) Ms Tine Abraham, Partner (Dispute Resolution, Restructuring, Special Situations and Insolvency Arbitration) at Trilegal. 3) Mr Ganapathy Subbiah, Partner (Dispute Resolution) at Khaitan & Co. 4) Ms Shanelle Irani, Senior Associate (Litigation/Controversy and International Arbitration) at WilmerHale, London.

The following documents contain panel reports for the event, prepared by - Aastha Malipatil & Kasvi Thakkar (Panel 1) and Utkarsh Panda & Kanishk Pandey (Panel 2).

Panel 1
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Panel 2
Download PDF • 198KB

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