About the College
Government Law College, Mumbai (“GLC”), established in 1855, is the oldest Law College in Asia, dating even prior to the University of Mumbai. It enjoys a pre-eminent reputation for excellence in the field of legal education. GLC has had the privilege of guidance and tutelage under eminent legal luminaries such as Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, Lokmanya Tilak, Justice M. C. Chagla, Justice Y. V. Chandrachud, Mr. Nani Palkhivala and several others who have adorned benches of the Supreme Court of India and the Bombay High Court.
About the Committee
Since its inception in 2016, the Alternative Dispute Resolution Cell (“ADR Cell”) has grown to be a functional, action-driven academic committee. It has always worked steadfastly towards its multifaceted goal of fostering an ADR Culture among law students. The Cell offers students numerous opportunities to learn about ADR and the various legal career paths in the field.
The Cell organises intra-college competitions; conducts various workshops and lectures; holds webinars for students wishing to pursue their career in the field; and hosts its flagship event: the ADR Weekend. The Cell aims to instil a perspective, attitude and aptitude for resolving disputes among the students.
About the Competition
The ADR Cell is hosting the AZB-GLC National ADR Triathlon on 26th and 27th February 2022 in association with AZB & Partners as the Title Sponsor. The Competition is also supported by Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas as the Technology Sponsor.
The ADR Cell has also received the support of Council for Fair Business Practices (CFBP), DM Legal Associates, Adv. Aarti Sathe and Adv. Jamshed Mistry as the Associate Sponsors; SCC Online and EBC as the Knowledge Partners and Association for International Dispute Resolution (AIDR), Association of Mediation Practitioners (AMP), International Chambers of Commerce (ICC), International Legal Alliance (ILA), Norton Rose Fulbright (NRF), and Presolv360 as the Supporters of the Competition.
The Competition envisages the progression of a dispute in a real-life scenario. Each team shall have three members, and each member shall be compulsorily participating in at least one of the rounds.
- The first round shall be a Client Counselling Round, where a pair of Counsels from each team will attempt to advise an in-house client;
- The second round would consist of a Negotiation Segment;
- The third and last round would consist of Mediation.
About our Title Sponsor: AZB & Partners
The ADR Cell is delighted to announce the Title Sponsor for the 2nd GLC National ADR Triathlon, AZB & Partners.
AZB & Partners is one of India’s premier law firms specialising in General Corporate, M&A, Private Equity and Banking & Finance, and other specialised verticals such as Dispute Resolution, Real Estate, Competition Law, Intellectual Property, Capital Markets, White–Collar Crime & Corporate Investigations, Funds, Aviation, Employment Law, among others. The Firm’s clients include an array of domestic and international companies ranging from privately owned to publicly listed companies, including Fortune 500 Entities, Multinational Companies (MNCs), Investment Banks, and Private Equity Firms.
The Firm has received wide national and international acclaim within the legal sphere, some of which include “Rank No.1” by RSG Top 40 India law firm ranking 2019, “Band 1 Firm” for Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Competition/Antitrust, Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution, Life Sciences, Private Equity, Real Estate, Restructuring & Insolvency, Tax and White–Collar Crime & Corporate Investigations by Chambers Asia–Pacific Rankings 2022, “Outstanding Firm” for Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Competition/Antitrust, Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution, Private Equity, Restructuring & Insolvency, and Real Estate by Asialaw Profiles 2022, and “Tier 1 Firm” for Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, M&A, Private Equity, and Restructuring & Insolvency by IFLR1000 2022.
About our Technology Sponsor: Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
The ADR Cell is delighted to announce the Technology Sponsor for the Competition, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas.
Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM) was founded in May 2015 to continue the legacy of the 100-year-old Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co., whose pre-eminence, experience, and reputation of almost a century have been unparalleled in the Indian legal fraternity.
With a long and illustrious history that began in 1917, the Firm is the largest full-service law firm in India, with six pan-India locations and 750 lawyers, staying ahead of the curve with their ability to provide future-focussed, end-to-end solutions, through both domestic and international collaborations.
Their highly experienced teams advise a large and diverse set of clients, including domestic and foreign commercial enterprises, financial institutions, private equity funds, venture capital funds, start-ups, government and regulatory bodies. Their generalists, specialists, and senior ex-regulators expertly guide clients across a spectrum of transactions, sectors, and regulations.
Several of their professionals are cited as leading practitioners by global publications like Chambers and Partners, International Financial Law Review, Asia Legal 500, and Euromoney.
About our Associate Sponsors:
The Council for Fair Business Practices (CFBP) was the brainchild of leading industrialists like Mr. J.R.D. Tata, Mr. Ramkrishna Bajaj, Mr. S. P. Godrej and others, who recognized the imperative need for business and industry to regulate itself in its own interest. It is an organisation of businessmen and professionals which functions for the benefit of consumers. The Advisory Board boasts of some of the country’s pioneers in their field and the executive members are some of the most established professionals. The current President of CFBP is Mr. Swapnil Kothari.
The Council also established a Mediation Cell in the year 2020. It is composed of Mr. Anand Patwardhan (Chair, Mediation Cell and ex-President Consumer Bar Association) and Ms. Payal Kothari (Co-Chair and Advocate & Solicitor). CFBP Awards recognizes Indian business entrepreneurs who strive to create an environment where business confidence is built through best business practices, promote high ethical standards in prompt, efficient and friendly services providing complete satisfaction to consumers and other stakeholders with their outstanding achievements and contribution.
DM Legal Associates is a reputed Law consultancy Firm in India founded by Solicitor Dhaval Mehta under the guidance of Counsel D. H. Mehta, who has completed 50 years of service with integrity at the Bar. The Firm provides legal expertise and consultancy services to esteemed clients from varied industries by offering a unique blend of high-quality legal advisory, consultancy, and other value-added services. Their dedicated panel of legal professionals strives to address concerns with profound knowledge, enormous experience both domestically and internationally.
DML provides a comprehensive range of services in diverse practice areas like Real Estate, Banking & Finance, Mergers and acquisitions, Family law matters, concerns pertaining to Arbitration and Conciliation and Litigation, Criminal matters, and Cyber technology. The firm is growing enormously and as a service to society and in the larger interest of the public, DML has represented prominent citizen groups and non-governmental organisations and has been successful in setting various precedents with successful victories.
Adv. Aarti Sathe (Advocate, Bombay High Court):
Adv. Aarti Sathe specialises in Direct tax matters. She appears regularly before the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT), Authority for Advance Rulings (AAR), Bombay High Court, various other High Courts in the country and Supreme Court of India. She also appears occasionally in Securities Appellate Tribunal (SAT) and CESTAT too. She has handled various complex matters in domestic as well as international taxation for various corporates and individuals.
Adv. Jamshed Mistry (Counsel, Supreme Court of India/ Bombay High Court):
Adv. Jamshed Mistry is an experienced Counsel with a demonstrated history of working in the law practice industry. He is skilled in various types of Litigation, International Law, Media and Entertainment Law, Medico Legal, Social and Public Interest causes, Service laws etc. He is the founder of International Legal Alliance (virtual global network lawyers).
All participants are eligible for access to the SCC Online Web Edition for one month.
The ADR Cell is delighted to offer our winners cash prizes and extremely coveted internship opportunities!
Cash Prize of Rs. 15,000/-
Internship Opportunity at AZB & Partners
One-Year subscription to SCC Online Web Edition
Runners up team
Cash Prize of Rs. 10,000/-
Internship Opportunity at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM)
One-Year subscription to EBC Learning
Best Client Counselling Pair
Cash Prize of Rs. 5,000/-
Best Negotiating Pair
Cash Prize of Rs. 5,000/-
Best Mediating Pair
Cash Prize of Rs. 5,000/-
Cash Prize of Rs. 5,000/-
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