Bengaluru will host a one-day conclave on legal leadership with Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and a galaxy of legal luminaries in attendance on Saturday, August 17, 2019.
The theme of the meet, titled “Legal Leadership Conclave” is Challenges & Future of Arbitration and Mediation in India. The conclave will ideate, debate and ruminate with the country’s leading legal luminaries.
The opening session will see the inaugural address being delivered by Hon’ble Justice M.N. Venkatachaliah, former Chief Justice of India and it will be presided over by Inderjit Badhwar, the Editor-in-chief, India Legal magazine, which is part of the ENC group that is hosting the meeting. The Legal Leadership Conclave is a series of discussions and events being held nationwide on a wide range of contemporary legal issues where judges, sitting and retired, legal luminaries and other thought leaders exchange views on contemporary issues. The sessions offer interesting legal perspectives and an eye-opener on how the legal system and its resolution processes have evolved and the direction it should take.
The conclave will comprise of three sessions, each of them devoted to a subject. In the first session titled Arbitration journey from 1949 to 2019 will be chaired by Justice T.S. Thakur, former Chief Justice of India and co-chaired by Justice M Shivraj Patil, former Supreme Court judge. Among the session’s speakers will be Justices B.N. Srikrishna who will speak on Challenges and reforms in Indian arbitration and mediation systems and the way forward. Justice Alok Aradhe of the Karnataka High Court will speak on Challenges to arbitral awards in commercial courts and the need for training judges.
Justice V Jagganathan, retired judge of the Karnataka High Court, will speak on arbitration as an effective tool for ADR process while Uday Holla, former Advocate General of Karnataka will speak on Global trends in institutional arbitration. Avinash Amble, an expert on Artificial Intelligence will speak on the use of Artificial intelligence in conflict resolution.
The second technical session titled Mediation as an effective Tool of dispute resolution will be chaired by Hon’ble Justice RV Raveendran, former Supreme Court judge and co-chaired by Karnataka Lokayukta, Justice P Vishwanath Shetty. Justice BV Nagarathna, judge of the Karnataka High Court, senior advocates, Sriram Panchu and Shiv Kumar and Prof Ashok R. Patil, director, online consumer mediation centre will present their papers on the subject. Both the sessions will be followed by Q&A.
The valedictory session will be addressed by former Chief Justice of India, Justice S. Rajendra Babu and Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Shri Nitin Gadkari. The conclave by India Legal will be held at Taj West End, Race Course road, Bengaluru and the inauguration has been slated at 10.00 am.
—India Legal Bureau