Transnational Arbitration

#YoungITALive India:

Non-signatories in International Arbitration

Webinar begins at 5:30-6:30 pm IST / 8-9 pm SGT / 1-2 pm UK time

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Duration: 1 hour

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In our second annual event with Young ITA’s regional chairs for India, we will delve into the challenges of extending arbitration agreements and awards to non-signatories. From analysing the theoretical underpinnings of expanding the fold of arbitration to beyond the ‘parties’, the practical benefits and challenges in doing so in light of constantly evolving commercial realities, and several seminal judicial decisions, this discussion will highlight comparative perspectives from India, Singapore and the UK, and important lessons for both, parties and counsels.

#YoungITATalks Online is a series of virtual events presented around the world, featuring talks, workshops or interviews that cover a wide range of subjects relating to arbitration. The #YoungITATalks series is designed for education, conversation and sharing knowledge and experiences among young practitioners.

This event is presented tuition-free.

Webinar begins at  5:30-6:30 pm IST / 8-9 pm SGT / 1-2 pm UK time
Duration: 1 hour


5:30 pm IST: Welcome

5:40 pm IST: Panel discussion

  • Principles underlying extending arbitration agreements and awards to non-signatories in India, UK and Singapore
  • Treatment of non-signatories at different stages and in different capacities
  • Practical benefits and challenges
  • Best practices

6:20 pm IST: Q&A

About the Speakers

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Ritin Rai is a designated senior advocate by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India. His practice spans a broad range of commercial and regulatory disputes. He appears in the Supreme Court of India, the High Court of Delhi, commercial tribunals in Delhi and before arbitral tribunals. Ritin brings his prior experience as a corporate lawyer to bear on a variety of commercial and regulatory disputes, including in company, insolvency, competition and telecommunications law. Ritin appears both, as counsel and as arbitrator in arbitral disputes, and as an Indian law expert in courts or forums outside India. He has appeared in institutional and ad-hoc arbitrations seated in and outside India, and also acts as co-counsel with international law firms addressing issues of Indian law. He has wide ranging experience in court proceedings related to arbitral disputes, including applications seeking interim relief, challenges to arbitral awards and their enforcement. He is also on SIAC’s panel of arbitrators.

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Koh Swee Yen, Senior Counsel, is the Head of the International Arbitration Practice and a Partner in the Commercial & Corporate Disputes and Commodities & International Trade Practices at Wong Partnership. She has an active practice as counsel and focuses on complex, high-value and multi-jurisdictional disputes involving asset recovery, infrastructure, energy, among other sectors. She regularly appears before the Singapore courts (including the Singapore International Commercial Court), and in international commercial and investment arbitrations under the major institutional rules, including ICSID, ICC, ICDR, LCIA, SIAC and UNCITRAL. She has sat as an arbitrator in HKIAC, ICC, LCIA and SIAC administered arbitrations, and is on the Panel of Arbitrators of the AIAC, BICAM, HKIAC, KCAB and SIAC.

Swee Yen is the Co-Chair of the IPBA Dispute Resolution and Arbitration Committee, and the President of the Singapore branch of the International Law Association. She is a member of the ICCA-ASIL Task Force on Damages, the Governing Board for the Centre of International Law, NUS, the Board of the Swiss Arbitration Association, and the LCIA Asia Pacific Users’ Council. She has also been appointed to the Executive Committee of the Foundation for International Arbitration Advocacy. She was the former Vice-Chair of the IBA Arbitration Committee, and was also on the Editorial Board of the ICC Dispute Resolution Bulletin.

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Baiju Vasani is a barrister and arbitrator with Twenty Essex. For over two decades, Baiju has served as advocate or arbitrator in dozens of high-value international arbitrations across a range of sectors and industries involving ICSID, UNCITRAL, ICC, LCIA, ICDR, SIAC, SCC, HKIAC, BITs, the Energy Charter Treaty, and public international law. He has robust commercial arbitration and investment arbitration records wherein he is often called on to lead cases and regularly sits as arbitrator.

Baiju is a Senior Fellow of International Law at SOAS, University of London where he teaches international arbitration to post graduate students from around the world. He also has an active pro bono practice.

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Shreya Jain is a Principal Associate in the international arbitration practice at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, Mumbai. Her experience includes commercial and investor-state arbitration under nearly all major international arbitration rules and seated in a variety of jurisdictions, such as Mumbai, Singapore, London, New York, Washington D.C, Kigali, Abu Dhabi and Stockholm. A graduate of National Law School of India University, Bangalore and Harvard Law School, Shreya is qualified to practice in India and New York and has previously worked in the international arbitration team at Cooley LLP, New York, before returning to India.

Shreya currently serves as the Young ITA India Co-Chair, a Regional Representative at YIAG (LCIA’s under-40 arm), Assistant Editor (South Asia) at the Kluwer Arbitration Blog, Steering Committee member in the ERA Pledge (India Chapter) and Secretary of the Harvard Club of Mumbai. She also regularly speaks and writes on contemporary issues in international arbitration, dispute resolution and diversity.

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Juhi Gupta is a Principal Associate in the international arbitration practice at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas. She is based in New Delhi and is qualified in India. Juhi has diverse international commercial arbitration experience under various arbitral rules seated in several jurisdictions. Her arbitration experience also includes domestic arbitration and related court proceedings as well as investment arbitration. Juhi has also acted as a tribunal secretary and is on the panel of tribunal secretaries of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA). A graduate of National Law School of India University, Bangalore and a LL.M. graduate from Harvard Law School, she previously completed her training contract from Allen & Overy, London. She is also a certified mediator and has been an Assistant Editor with the Kluwer Mediation Blog for several years. Juhi regularly speaks and writes on different topics related to arbitration in India and dispute resolution. Shreya currently serves as the Young ITA India Co-Chair.

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