Law College Dehradun organized a National Seminar on‘International Commercial Arbitration’ on 26th March, 2019. One of the Chief Guests and Keynote Speaker of the event was Ms. Neeti Sachdeva, Secretary General and Registrar, Mumbai Centre for International Arbitration. Vice Chancellor Prof. (Dr.) N. K. Joshi was present as the Chief Guest of the occasion and Director – Student Affairs & IT Services Dr. Abhishek Joshi presided as the Guest of Honor. Vice Chancellor welcomed the guest with a memento and the program was inaugurated with the lighting of the auspicious lamp by the dignitaries followed by the recital of University Kulgeet.
Principal & Dean Prof. (Dr.) Rajesh Bahuguna commenced the event with his Inaugural Address wherein he welcomed the guest and participants and also gave a brief introduction on the Keynote Speaker of the day. Ms. Neeti Sachdeva has extensively worked in the field of International Commercial Arbitration, both as a private practitioner representing clients and as an administrator facilitating the dispute resolution procedure. Ms. Sachdeva has worked with some of the top Indian Law Firms and at the International Arbitration Department of Freshfields Bruckhaus DeringerParis Office. She is also active in the academic circle and is regularly invited as Speaker at various Conferences and Workshops in the field of arbitration besides being an academic advisor at KIIT Law School, Orissa.
Ms. Neeti Sachdeva initiated the discussion by imparting her knowledge on “Arbitration” and dealt with various topics including the simplest to the most complex questions revolving around International Commercial Arbitration. She explained arbitration, its clause and the difference between ad hoc arbitration and Institutional arbitration. Her explication on the difference between arbitration, litigation and mediation was crystal clear and enabled the students to comprehend it better. Ms. Neeti’s Lecture enlightened the students on the relevance of Arbitration in today’s legal world and its scope in the current scenario. This helped the students realize as to why arbitration is becoming popular with every passing day and why people were opting for arbitration rather than going through the system of litigation. The participants were further informed regarding different arbitration institutes available.
The National Seminar on “International Commercial Arbitration” witnessed more than 200 participants from various Universities and Colleges. The session proved to be enlightening to the students as it enabled them to gain knowledge on arbitration, Indian Arbitration and Conciliation Act 2015 and the role of arbitration in resolving contractual disputes in today’s phase of life.