5th Asia Pacific Regional Forum Biennial Conference: Resilient Asia – Fighting Global Headwinds

15 Feb - 17 Feb 2017

Session information

Arbitration in India: does the new law advance the case?

Friday 17 February (1130 - 1300)


Asia Pacific Regional Forum (Lead)


This session will discuss the recent developments in India pertaining to arbitration. What is the impact of the 2016 arbitration law changes and has this reduced the challenges in the enforcement of foreign awards? Moreover, has India’s new law helped check the exodus of international arbitration work from India to Singapore, London and other jurisdictions? Do international arbitral institutions now have reasons to worry?


Abhinav Bhushan ICC International Court of Arbitration, Singapore, Singapore
Viren Mascarenhas King & Spalding, New York, New York, USA
Satvik Varma Independent Law Chambers, Mumbai, India