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IPBA Event During India ADR Week

Date: 13 Oct 2023


In a first-of-its-kind event, the IPBA collaborates with the MCIA for a session during the upcoming India ADR Week (9-14 October 2023), being organised across three cities, Bengaluru, Mumbai and Delhi.

The MCIA or the Mumbai Centre for International Arbitration is one of India’s premier international arbitral institutions for resolution of commercial disputes.

The session will be held on Friday, 13 October 2023 from 2.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m. at the Oberoi, New Delhi.

Details of session- 

  • 2:00 p.m. -2:10 p.m.- IPBA Introduction- Ms. Manjula Chawla, At-Large India Council member – IPBA & Co-Founding Partner, Phoenix legal
  • 2.10 p.m. – 3:05 p.m.- Session 1-  “Judicial intervention in enforcement of awards”. This panel will broadly cover-

a.    Diluting judicial intervention through recent amendments to the arbitration act – are we on the right track?

b.    Widening new-age scope of public policy in enforcement of foreign awards - issues and challenges

Moderator- Ms. Priti Suri, Founding Partner, PSA



  • Ms. Madhavi Divan, Senior Advocate
  • Mr. Promod Nair, Senior Advocate
  • Mr. Gautam Bhatikar, Partner, Phoenix legal
  • Mr. Senthil Dayalan, Partner, Dentons Rodyk & Davidson
  • Ms. Abha Malhotra, Advocate, Delhi High Court
  • 3:05 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.- Session 2- “Third party funding in international arbitration – trends and challenges” 

Moderator- Ms. Shweta Bharti, Senior Partner, Hammurabi & Solomon


  • Ms. Nusrat Hassan, Managing Partner, Dentons Link Legal
  • Mr. Ajay Bhargava, Partner, Khaitan & Co.
  • Mr. Badrinath Durvasula, Ex Managing Director and Legal Advisor: Essar Group, former Head Legal, Larsen &Toubro, Adani Group, Reliance Industries & HCC, Bombay 
  • Mr. Naresh Thacker, Senior Partner, Economic Law Practice
  • Ms. Neeti Sachdeva, Secretary General and Registrar, Mumbai Centre For International Arbitration 

To register for the IPBA session, please contact Ms. Manjula Chawla (manjula.chawla@phoenixlegal.in), Ms. Shweta Bharti (shweta.bharti@hammurabisolomon.com), Ms. Kripi Kathuria (kripi.kathuria@phoenixlegal.in), or Ms. Neeti Sachdeva (neeti@mcia.org.in).

To register for the India ADR Week, please contact Ms. Neeti Sachdeva (neeti@mcia.org.in)

For more information on the ADR Week, please visit www.adrweek.in