Top 5 Reasons to attend GPC India

The Global Pound Conference series with the conference title, "Shaping the Future of Dispute Resolution and Improving Access to Justice", is a worldwide phenomenon, with over 39 events taking place in over 31 countries through 2016-17. The goal of the GPC series is to create a conversation about what can be done to improve access to justice and the quality of justice around the world in civil and commercial conflicts. The idea is to convene all stakeholders in dispute resolution – commercial parties, chambers [...]

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“India to be made the next Arbitration Hub” – Are You Ready?

Frequently we hear this statement of making India the hub of arbitration from leading personalities. Normally it happens when there is a conference or when a new commercial law is enacted. The situation was no different this time! The occasion was yet another conference on “National Initiative towards strengthening Arbitration and Enforcement in India” held at New Delhi on 21|22 October 2016. On this occasion none other than the President, Prime Minister and Chief Justice of India declared that India [...]

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Arbitrability of Trust Disputes

The Indian Supreme Court, by a recent judgment, has totally ostracized ‘Arbitration’ from the world of ‘Trust Disputes’. Though the reasoning of the Supreme Court is prima facie appealing, a closer scrutiny of its judgment may lead one to think that it is retrograde. Vimal Kishor Shah & others Vs. Jayesh Dinesh Shah and others (Civil Appeal no. 8164 of 2016)[1] is the case where the Supreme Court held that trust disputes are not arbitrable. That was a case [...]

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