International Conference on Alternative Dispute Resolution at School of Law of Alliance University
16 November, 2022
The International conference on “The Future Of Alternate Dispute Resolution: Prospects And Challenges 2022” was organised on 12th November,2022, which marked one of the watershed moments in the history of Alliance Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution (ACADR), School of Law, Alliance University, Bengaluru. The objective was to provide a platform for discourse for the members from Academia, Industry and students to encourage legal minds to discuss recent issues and the developments in Alternative Dispute Resolution.
The event was graced by Hon'ble Dr. Justice Sanjeeb Kumar Panigrahi, Judge, Orissa High Court – the Chief Guest, Ms. Reshma Oogorah, International Arbitrator & Legal Counsel, FCIArb, Dubai, UAE and Dr. Purvi Pokhariyal, Campus Director, National Forensic Sciences University, Gandhinagar - the Expert Speakers, Mr. Abhay G. Chebbi, Pro Chancellor, Alliance University, Dr. Anubha Singh, Vice-Chancellor, Alliance University and Dr. Kiran Dennis Gardner, Dean, Alliance School of Law. The event commenced with the welcome address by Dr. Kiran Dennis Gardner.
Thereafter, the Chief Guest of the event, Hon'ble Dr. Justice Sanjeeb Kumar Panigrahi, Judge, Orissa High Court, delivered his address. Bringing in a practical approach and encouraging students to be more participative in litigation, the chief guest spoke about the change in dynamics of litigation with Alternative Dispute Resolution in play. The expert speakers for the conference, Ms. Reshma Oogorah and Dr. Purvi Pokhariyal spoke at length about the relevance of ADR in contract management, by extension in business development, in terms of legal help, dispute avoidance and dispute containment, both at national and global level. The Conference witnessed eight parallel technical sessions. Each of these sessions was chaired by the herein mentioned experts in the given order - Dr. Swapnil Bangali, Advocate & Honorary Director, Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai, Mr. Srinivasa K L, Advocate and Mediator, Hon’ Secretary, CMAC (Centre for Mediation, Arbitration and Conciliation), Bengaluru, Ms. Sahana Devanathan, Senior Associate, INDUS LAW, Bengaluru, Mr. Rajesh C Muttath, Arbitrator & Mediator, Ernakulam, Mr. Tariq Khan, Registrar, International Arbitration & Mediation Centre, Hyderabad, Ms. Radhika Bishwajit Dubey, Independent Counsel & Arbitrator, Mediator, Delhi, Ms. Ria Dalwani, Senior Associate, Economic Law Practices (ELP), Mumbai and Ms. Neeti Sachdeva, Secretary General and Registrar, Mumbai Centre for International Arbitration, Mumbai.
Eighty (80) papers from twenty-six (26) institutions across twelve (12) States were presented at the conference bringing up issues in terms of challenges, limitations and developments across all aspects of the Alternative Dispute Resolution mechanism. The knowledge assimilating sessions converged at the end with the Valedictory session wherein Dr. Nivedita Mishra, Registrar, Alliance University and Dr. Swapnil Bangali, Advocate & Honorary Director, Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai presided over the event and provided partcipants with certificates of appreciation. Mr. Tanniru Venkata Saran, Ms Gowthami Gowda M, Mr. V Suryanarayan Raju, Ms. Suhani Dube, Ms. Mehak Vohra, Ms. Vaishnavi Rastogi, Ms. Avisha Pawar, Ms. Jayanthi Bai HL, Ms. Anjali Nair, Dr. Misha Bahmani were awarded with the ‘Best Presenter’ certificates for their respective sessions. Ms. Jayanthi Bai HL and Dr. Aradhana Satish Nair were awarded the ‘Best Researcher’ certificates.
The vote of thanks was delivered by the Prof. Vishal Ranaware, the Faculty Co-ordinator for the conference. The enthusiastic participation from all sectors and the furtherance of necessary dialogue across all issues of Alternative Dispute Resolution made the conference a success.