About Centre for Arbitration and Research, MNLU Mumbai

Arbitration has been on the rise across India as a preferred choice of dispute resolution. Owing to a cumulative effort from the judiciary, government and the practitioners, arbitration in India, for the first time in a number of years, has been able to reach international standards. At a crucial juncture like this, the need of the hour is to generate awareness amongst the law students and also to ensure that consistent and high quality research is carried in the field. Additionally, owing to arbitration being utilized in niche fields, it is imperative that the stakeholders and service providers therein are professionally trained to provide top-quality services. It is while keeping in mind the aforementioned needs, that the Centre for Arbitration and Research has been set-up in the University.

Organising Team

Patron: Prof. (Dr.) Dilip Ukey, Vice-Chancellor, MNLU Mumbai

Conference Chair: Chirag Balyan, Assistant Professor Law, Coordinator, CAR-MNLU Mumbai

Conference Co-Chair: Mrinal Jain, Advisory Board Member, CAR-MNLU Mumbai, Director, Secretariat (India Head)

Conference Schedule


Time: 11:00 am to 12:30 pm


Hon’ble Justice Kaushal J. Thaker, Judge, High Court of Allahabad

Hon’ble Justice Prathiba M. Singh, Judge, High Court of Delhi

Hon’ble Justice Sanjeeb Kumar Panigrahi, Judge, High Court of Orissa

Prof. (Dr.) Dilip Ukey, Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor, MNLU Mumbai

Petroleum and Natural Gas Disputes

Time: 12:30 am to 02:00 pm


Chirag Balyan and Mrinal Jain


Thomas Snider, Partner, Al Tamimi and Company

Vikash Jain, Group GC & Sr. VP, Vedanta Resources Ltd.

Pratiksha Kulshreshtha, Manager, Legal, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, GoI

Rohit Singhal, Founder & CEO, Masin

Kaushik Rajkhowa, Sr. Manager Legal, Directorate General of Hydrocarbon, MoPNG, GoI

Mining Disputes

Time: 02:00 pm to 03:30 pm


Chirag Balyan and Mrinal Jain


Jatin Jalundhwala, Jt. President & CS, Adani Group

Wendy Miles, QC, Barrister, Twenty Essex

Clement Mkiva, Partner, Bowmans

Amit Mishra, Partner, P&A Law Offices

RJR Kasibhatla, Deputy Legal Advisor, Ministry of L&J

Renewable Energy and ESG Disputes

Time: 03:30 pm to 05:00 pm


Chirag Balyan and Mrinal Jain


Catherine Banet, Associate Professor, University of Oslo

Emily Hay, Counsel, Hanotiau & van den Berg

Lomesh Nidumuri, Partner, IndusLaw

Jamsheed Peero, Barrister & Arbitrator, 36 Stone & Peero Chambers

Bryan D’Aguiar, Director, Secretariat, Washington DC

Investment-Treat Disputes

Time: 05:00 pm to 06:30 pm


Chirag Balyan and Yuriy Pochtovvyk, Jr. Legal Assistant, Energy Charter, Secretariat


Jo Dealney, Partner, HFW, Australia

Dianna Bayzakova, Director, TIAC, Uzbekistan

Tomas Furlong, Partner, HSF, Singapore

Sudhanshu Roy, Int. Associate, Foley Hoag LLP

Mrinal Jain, Head, Secretariat, India

Last Date for Registration

1 December 2021

Click here to Register


For more details, refer Energy Arbitration Conference 04 December Brochure – CAR


Note: i. No enrolment fees are to be paid.

  1. E-certificate of participation will be provided subject to compulsory attendance.

          iii. Registration is compulsory to attend the event.

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