The Legal 500

Changing trends in commercial arbitration in India

24 August 2022, 6.00pm IST/1.30pm UK

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Changing trends in commercial arbitration in India


Recent years have witnessed several developments in how commercial arbitration proceedings involving multinational companies have played out in India. Further, the Indian government has stated that it would like to make the country a seat for international arbitration. How far is this from reality? Do organisations have a choice of law and seat for arbitration while operating in India? Can foreign arbitral awards be enforced in India?

The Legal 500 and Trilegal are pleased to present a webinar on Changing trends in commercial arbitration in India on 24 August 2022 at 6.00pm India time. The session will aim to discuss the following topics.

  1. Choice of law and seat of arbitration under Indian law
  2. Enforcing foreign arbitral awards in India and vice versa
  3. Emergency arbitration in India seated arbitrations
  4. Bilateral Investment Treaty Disputes – Indian story


Tine Abraham

Partner, Trilegal

Yogesh Gupta

Head of legal, railway business vertical, Larsen & Toubro Yogesh Gupta is Larsen & Toubro’s (L&T) railway business vertical’s head of legal. He has 25 years’ experience across several practice areas and advises on all legal aspects (contracts and disputes) of all of L&T railway and metro rail projects (including dedicated freight corridors and high-speed rail projects) in India and abroad.

Prior to joining L&T, Mr Gupta worked as a partner at a top-tier law firm and was an associate with a  chambers of renowned senior counsels in India, mostly in practice areas related to banking, telecom and broadcasting, and core infrastructures, such as airports, highways, railways, power transmission, waste management, and real estate, advising both private developers and government authorities. Mr Gupta also has experience advising banks and financial institutions on project financing and recovery matters in high-value transactions.

Vivek Gambhir

General counsel, TAQA Vivek is a solicitor of England and Wales and holds masters-in-law from London School of Economics and Political Science, London.

He practiced for around ten years in India and had a varied practice including domestic and international arbitrations, and advising on multiple power projects. In 1998, he joined a leading international firm (CMS Cameron McKenna) in Hong Kong and moved to London. He led their international power practice, working in over 19 jurisdictions on multiple high value transactions and projects.

In 2011, he joined Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA), a vertically integrated global power and water utility and an oil and gas company listed on the Abu Dhabi Stock Exchange, where he is currently general counsel, corporate. TAQA operates in 11 countries, including India. At TAQA, he has been handling international arbitrations for his company, providing legal and business perspective. He has been actively involved in every stage of the arbitration.

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