APJA-AIAC International Conference on International Arbitration: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - November 22, 2018

Introduction

The Asia International Arbitration Centre (AIAC) (formerly known as Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLARC)) in collaboration with the Asia Pacific Juris Association (APJA) has organised Conference on International Arbitraion at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on November 22, 2018. Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA is the Exclusive Academic Partner of the International Conference. The conference is also supported by CIARB, Malaysia.

Insight to the Conference

Malaysia and India both being emerging jurisdictions in the field of arbitration have a lot to share in terms of best practices for making their respective jurisdictions a hub for arbitration. Law of arbitration has undergone amendments in India and also in Malaysia. On 8 May 2018, the Arbitration Amendment (No. 2) Act 2018 (the Amendment Act) has come into force, bringing Malaysian arbitration framework in line with the latest revision of the UNCITRAL Model Law and arbitration laws of leading jurisdictions. Issues like Emergency Arbitrators; Confidentiality etc. have been included by the Amendments to Malaysian Arbitration Law. Similarly, the Arbitration and Conciliation Act 1996 of India has also been amended with effect from October 23, 2015, narrowing the scope of the challenge of the Arbitral award, putting timelines to expedite the arbitration proceedings, putting a cap to the arbitrators fees etc. Recently, another Arbitration Bill 2018 has been introduced and placed before the Lok Sabha, which seeks to introduce and promote institutionalization of Arbitration, Confidentiality, relaxation of time limits etc.

In this background, it would be interesting to have discussions on the latest trends in the so called “established arbitrations hubs” and emerging arbitration Jurisdictions such as India and Malaysia. 

This conference provides a platform for delegates from India and Malaysia to discuss, address and learn various issues, challenges and best practices relating to different aspects of Arbitration in both countries. YBhg Tun Zaki Azmi, Chief Justice of Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and Justice KG Balakrishnan, Former Chief Justice of India are scheduled to deliver the Keynote Address and Special Address respectively at the Conference. Welcome and Introductory address will be delivered by Datuk Professor Sundra Rajoo, Director, Asia International Arbitration Centre and Keynote address by Justice Vijender Jain, Former Chief Justice of Punjab & Haryana & President of Asia Pacific Juris Association. 

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Contact Persons

Dr. Meenakshi Kaul,
Assistant Professor & Head – HR and Training, Training and Placement
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Ms. Meera Mathew,
Assistant Professor & Head – Administration, Research and Publication
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Mr. Sonal Kumar Singh,
Managing Partner, AK Singh & Co.
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