As part of our campus outreach program initiatives, Link Legal India Law Services was invited by Symbiosis Law School Noida, to hold an interactive session with the students on Indian and International experiences in Arbitration law.
The recent amendments to the Arbitration & Conciliation Act effective from October 2015, have created a great deal of momentum in the field of arbitration. Time bound arbitration is now a reality and parties can now reasonably expect their disputes to be resolved in 12 (twelve) months. The recent amendments have imbibed some of the international best practices in arbitration.
The Firm was represented by Mr. Martin Harman, CBE, Chair International Business and Mr. Milanka Chaudhury, Partner specializing in Dispute Resolution.
The session was very interactive with Link Legal representatives sharing their stories on how they became a lawyer and thereafter covering various amendments to the Arbitration & Conciliation Act, and discussing practical problems faced by lawyers practicing Arbitration Law. Also, the session covered the key ingredients that are essential to draft a good arbitration clause, that will eventually lead to a speedier and inexpensive dispute resolution – which is the intent of having an arbitration clause in any agreement.
Martin, with his 43 years of invaluable experience in working across different jurisdictions of the world, shared the historical aspect of arbitration and, current issues that he faced while representing clients in international arbitrations. He also shared some intriguing practical experiences that kept the audience involved.
The session concluded with the Director of Symbiosis Law School, Dr. C.J. Rawandale, addressing a few points on Arbitration Law in continuation of the theme of the interactive session.
Around 50 students participated in the interactive session, which proved to be a success. The interactive session paves the way for Link Legal and Symbiosis Law School, Noida to continue to hold such sessions on relevant topics.