Event Speakers

Justice Vikram Nath

(Judge Supreme Court of India)

Hon’ble Mr. Justice Vikram Nath is a Judge of the Supreme Court of India. He is a former Chief Justice of the Gujarat High Court and former Judge of the Allahabad High Court. Notably, Justice Nath is the first Chief Justice of a High Court in India to get his court proceedings livestreamed on YouTube during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. 

Justice Rajesh Bindal

(Judge Supreme Court of India)

Hon’ble Mr. Justice Rajesh Bindal is a Judge of Supreme Court of India. He is the former Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court. He has also earlier served as the acting Chief Justice of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court and the Calcutta High Court. Justice Bindal has also chaired several committees. He was the chairperson of a committee constituted by the Ministry of Women and Child Development to study Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction Bill, 2016.

Alexander Nissen KC (UK)

Alexander Nissen was called to the Bar in 1985, became a Queen’s Counsel in 2006 and was appointed Head of Chambers in 2020. He specialises in advocacy and advisory work, adjudication, arbitration, litigation and the mediation of construction, engineering, energy and professional negligence disputes.


Justice Philip Jeyaretnam

( President Singapore International Commercial Court Singapore)

Justice Philip Jeyaratnam is the President of the Singapore International Commercial Court. His focus on the Bench has been on complex commercial cases, arbitration law, building and construction, company and trust law. He is also a member of the Judicial Service Commission, and the Presidential Council for Minority Rights. While in practice, he was recognised as an expert in commercial litigation, arbitration and construction law in all major legal publications. In 2020, the Law Society conferred on him the CC Tan Award. 

Justice S Ravindra Bhat

(Former Judge Supreme Court of India)

Justice Shripathi Ravindra Bhat is a former Judge of the Supreme Court of India. He has also served as Chief Justice of the Rajasthan High Court and Judge of the Delhi High Court. Justice Bhat’s impact has stretched beyond the national boundaries. He served as a member of the “High-Level Committee to review the Institutionalization of Arbitration Mechanism in India,” a role that contributed to the enhancement of India’s arbitration infrastructure.

Justice Hemant Gupta

(Former Judge Supreme Court of India)

Justice Hemant Gupta is a former judge of Supreme Court of India. He is also a former Chief Justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court and Judge of the Patna High Court and Punjab and Haryana High Court. Justice Gupta has delivered several judgements on issues of civil law, revenue law, Tax matters, Commercial disputes and Arbitration matters. He is currently serving as the Chairperson of the India International Arbitration Centre, New Delhi (IIAC).

Justice Gita Mittal

(Former Chief Justice of High Court of J&K and Ladhakh, India)

Justice Gita Mittal is a former Chief Justice of High Court of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh, and has served as a Judge at the Delhi High Court from 2004 to 2017. Her specialization lies in Commercial Contracts, International Investment, Environment, Entertainment and Intellectual Property. Justice Mittal is presently chairing the court committees on the Delhi High Court’s Mediation and Conciliation Centre as well as the committee monitoring the Implementation of Judicial Guidelines for Dealing with Cases of Sexual Offences and Child Witnesses.

Dr. Lalit Bhasin

(President: SILF Managing Partner- Bhasin & Co. India)

Dr. Lalit Bhasin is the Managing Partner of Bhasin & Co., Advocates and holds over five decades of law practice. He is the President of Society of Indian Law Firms (SLIF). His areas of specialization include Employment & Labour Laws, Corporate Law; Laws relating to Information Technology; Arbitration; and, Constitutional Law amongst others. He was awarded Honorary Membership of the IBA in Melbourne in 1994 for outstanding service to the legal profession and later served as its Secretary-General. He further went on to become the President of the Inter Pacific Bar Association (IPBA). He is chairing the India Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators with headquarters in London.

Mr. Ratan K Singh

(Senior Advocate & International Member Keating Chambers, London India)

Ratan K Singh is a Senior Advocate based in New Delhi. He joined the Indian Bar in 1996 and is one of the leading arbitrators and counsels who is appointed and engaged in complex, high-value commercial litigation and arbitration.

With about 25 years of experience, he has a heavyweight practice in India, as well as internationally, with specialties in construction, engineering, infrastructure, mining, and general commercial and civil disputes.

Mr. David Thomas (KC)

(King’s Counsel, Keating Chambers London)

Mr. David Thomas (KC) is a highly experienced advocate. He has been on the Queen’s Counsel of Keating Chambers since 2002 and has also been a part of the King’s Counsel since 2022. He has overseen multiple highprofile cases related to Shard, Wembley Stadium, Olympic Stadium and Burj Khalifa. He frequently appears before the Technology and Construction Court and Court of Appeal in high-profile cases. He frequently addresses technical concerns including soil mechanics, powder behaviour in hoppers, steel member stresses, lead poisoning of water, concrete characteristics, and turbine performance. Mr. David has advised on major global developments for years.

Mr. Doug Jones

(International Judge Singapore, International Commercial Court Australia)

Professor Doug Jones AO is a leading international commercial and investor-state arbitrator and an International Judge of the Singapore International Commercial Court. Mr. Jones has experience in both ad hoc and institutional commercial arbitrations. He has also acted as counsel and mediator in numerous ADR procedures in infrastructure related disputes. He has been engaged in arbitrations spanning over 30 jurisdictions worldwide, covering areas such as infrastructure, energy, commodities, intellectual property, commercial and joint venture, and investor-state disputes.

Mr Sundra Rajoo

(Director Asian International Arbitration Centre Malaysia)

Datuk Professor Sundra Rajoo is the Director of the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC). He is the past President of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (2016) and Chairman of the Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre (ADNDRC). His roll of honour includes being Founding President of the Society of Construction Law, Malaysia and the Malaysian Society of Adjudicators. He is also the Past President of the Asia Pacific Regional Arbitration Grouping (APRAG), which is a federation of nearly 40 arbitral institutions in the Asia Pacific region. Sundra Rajoo is a Chartered Arbitrator and an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya (non-practising). He is a Professional Architect, Registered Town Planner and a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. 

Dr. Hamish Lal

(Partner Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP United Kingdom)

Dr Hamish Lal is a Partner at Akin Grump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, United Kingdom. He is an adjunct professor at University College Dublin Sutherland School of Law, a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a Fulbright Scholar and author of the Manual of Construction Agreements published by LexisNexis. He represents clients in a range of high-value, highly technical, international construction and engineering disputes and international arbitrations. He acts under many applicable laws (common law and civil codes) including UAE, Iraq, Nigeria, Kazakhstan/Uzbekistan, Denmark and English Law. Hamish has acted under the rules of the International Court of Arbitration, LCIA, DIAC, DIFC-LCIA, SCC and SIAC, as well as in contractual mediations, expert determinations, statutory adjudications and ad hoc arbitrations under the UNCITRAL Rules.

Mr. Sean Gibbs

(CEO Hanscomb Intercontinental United Kingdom)

Mr. Sean Gibbs is the Chief Executive Officer at Hanscomb Intercontinental United Kingdom. Mr. Gibbs has held directorships and senior commercial positions with contracting and consultancy firms in the United Kingdom and internationally. With over 30 years’ experience in the onshore and offshore construction and engineering industries across the globe, Mr. Sean has worked across the continents of Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa and the Americas. He has acted as quantum expert before various dispute resolution tribunals including adjudication, dispute board, expert determination and arbitration. Mr. Sean holds a current Cardiff University Bond Solon accreditation as an expert witness and is on the Dubai International Arbitration Centre and the Arbitrators Association panels of experts.

Sarah Williams (UK)

(Barrister Keating Chambers London)

Ms. Sarah Williams is an award-nominated barrister, specialising in construction, engineering, infrastructure and energy disputes. She appears regularly in the Courts of England and Wales, in international arbitrations, and in UK adjudications and their enforcement. Ms. Williams practice encompasses a diverse range of subject matter, contractual form, and dispute forum. She has also been a part in a number of oil and gas disputes, including an ICC arbitration in respect of issues of termination arising from an oil and gas facility in the Middle East, throughout an LCIA arbitration to final hearing concerning an EPF in the Middle East. Alongside her practice, Ms. Sarah volunteers as Councillor for the Society of Construction Law (“SCL”), in which she chairs the SCL sub-committee on Ethics, Equality and Diversity and co-chairs the International Committee.

Mr. Mohan Pillay

(Founding Partner Pinsent Masons MPillay LLP Singapore)

Mr. Mohan Pillay is the Founding Partner of Singapore Joint Law Venture, Pinsent Masons MPillay LLP.  He is jointly qualified in Singapore, and England & Wales, with some 35 years’ experience in international arbitration, commercial litigation and advisory work, particularly in construction and engineering projects.

He is a Chartered Arbitrator, and has been appointed sole and presiding Arbitrator in domestic and international matters. 


Mr. Jon Prudhoe

(Senior Managing Director Ankura Singapore)

Jon Prudhoe is a senior managing director at Ankura with an expertise in construction. Jon has over 35 years of experience in onshore and offshore oil and gas, marine, shipbuilding, petrochemical, infrastructure, transportation, utility, building and civil engineering projects throughout the Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Europe, USA, South America and Africa. Jon has instructed on close to 100 expert witness appointments including matters such as construction contract terminations; evaluation of changed work; quantum of damages.

Ms. Genevieve Poirier

(Partner LALIVE London)

Ms. Genevieve Poirier is a Partner at LAIVE, London. She is an arbitration and litigation specialist, advising on the resolution of high-value international commercial disputes. Her experience covers a broad range of commercial matters, including cross-border disputes in the telecommunications, oil and gas, insurance, shipping and financial services sectors, as well as shareholder and joint venture disputes. 

Mr. Tejas Karia

(Partner & Head Arbitration Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas India)

Mr. Tejas Karia is a partner and head of arbitration practice at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co. and specialises in international commercial arbitration. He has represented multinational and Indian corporations in domestic and international commercial arbitrations as a counsel, both in ad hoc and institutional arbitrations with seats in India, London and Singapore. Tejas was part of committee of Law Commission of India for recommending amendments to Indian Arbitration Act and also high-powered committee for institutionalisation of arbitration in India. He is a member of SIAC Court of Arbitration and ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR. 

Mr. Richard Bailey

(Partner Druces LLP London)

Mr. Richard Bailey is Partner at Druces LLP, London. Richard is a highly regarded Construction lawyer with broad experience across the sector. This encompasses the drafting of all forms of construction contracts and the handling of complex disputes in construction and engineering cases, both domestic and international. Richard regularly conducts international arbitrations or co-counsels with other firms in international arbitrations.  He is a key member of the firm’s international arbitration group and is a member of the International Bar Association International Construction Projects Group, attending regular conferences and speaking on international topics. Richard is also a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, TeCSA and the Society of Construction Law (having been both Chairman and Treasurer) and also a Council member of the European Society of Construction Law.

Mr. Roberto Panetta

(Founder and Managing Partner Panetta Law Firm Italy)

Mr. Roberto Panetta is the Founder and Managing Partner at Panetta Law Firm, Italy. Robert specialises in advising on matters of civil law and domestic and international contracts, including private procurement and construction, restructuring agreements, service agreements, domestic and international commercial arbitration. Since 2020, Mr. Panetta has been Vice Chairman of the European Society of Construction Law. He has authored and co-authored numerous works on civil law and arbitration. He is a lecturer in Civil Law (Works contracts) at the Luigi Bocconi University, Milan and a lecturer of Civil Law (Business Contracts) at the Luiss Guido Carli University in Rome.

Mr. David Hume

(Partner Shearman & Sterling LLP United Arab Emirates)

David Hume is a partner in the International Arbitration practice at Shearman & Sterling LLP, UAE. He is qualified in England & Wales and New Zealand, with rights of audience before the ADGM and DIFC Courts. David acts for multinational and State-owned companies in commercial arbitrations under the ICC and LCIA Rules, as well as large-scale construction and engineering disputes in institutional and ad hoc arbitration, Dispute Board proceedings, and related litigation.

David’s expertise spans disputes relating to aviation, energy, mining and natural resources, projects and construction, mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures and shareholder agreements, and financial services.

Mr. Naoki Iguchi

(Partner Nagashima, Ohno Tsunematsu Tokyo)

Naoki IGUCHI is a partner of Nagashima, Ohno Tsunematsu Tokyo office. He is an active practitioner in international arbitration, construction and infrastructure. He studied law at University of Tokyo (LLM) as well as Stanford Law School (LLM). He represented Japanese and foreign clients in international arbitration seated in Singapore, London, Seoul, Sri Lanka, India, Doha, Taiwan, Mainland China and Japan. He is also actively advising the client in non-contentious matters, such as EPC/EPCM/control system delivery projects of several kind of power plants (renewable, nuclear, LNG power stations) as well as the railway projects. He is a member of the International Academy of Construction Law (IACL), former director of the Japan Association of Arbitrators as well as former country representative of the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation. 

Mr. Anil Changaroth

(Partner RHTLaw Asia LLP Singapore)

Mr. Anil Changaroth is a Partner at RHTLaw Asia LLP in Singapore. Anil is a Conflict Avoidance, Dispute Resolution, Restorative Justice, and Online Dispute Resolution practitioner. He is an accredited Mediator with the Singapore Mediation Centre, Asian International Arbitration Centre, Vietnam International Commercial Mediation Centre, and Singapore Family Justice Court. He is trained in Investor State Mediation with the International Centre of Settlement of Investment Disputes, conducted by the Centre of Effective Dispute Resolution and recognized by the International Mediation Institute. Anil is also a Restorative Justice practitioner, trained at the International Institute of Restorative Practice.

Mr. Vivek Kapoor

(Barrister & Arbitrator 39 Essex Chambers United Kingdom)

Vivek Kapoor is a leading barrister and arbitrator practicing at London’s leading barristers’ chambers, 39 Essex Chambers. Vivek is an experienced advocate and arbitrator specialising in complex commercial, construction, and investor-state disputes. He is recognised for his expertise in multi-jurisdictional disputes arising from energy, natural resources, infrastructure and construction, banking and financial services, and technology sectors. Vivek acts for Sovereign states, leading Fortune 500 corporations, multinational and regional corporations, and state-entities from a wide range of geographies. He has acted in arbitrations under a wide variety of international arbitration rules including ICSID, ICC, LCIA, SIAC, UNCITRAL, and ad-hoc arrangements. He has experience of arbitration applications before various international courts, including injunctive relief and challenges to awards and enforcement under the New York Convention. Vivek has an established practice as counsel before the English, Indian, DIFC, and ADGM courts.

Mr. Kirindeep Singh

(Senior Partner Dentons Rodyk’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution Singapore)

Mr. Kirindeep Singh is a senior partner in Dentons Rodyk’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Arbitration practice groups. He is Co-Head of the Construction and International Trade practices and the Singapore-India relationship partner. He was appointed by the Singapore Academy of Law as a Senior Accredited Specialist in Building & Construction Law in 2023. His primary practice areas are construction and engineering, energy, arbitration, general civil and commercial litigation and anti-bribery, anti-corruption and White Collar and Government Investigations. In construction and engineering, he has been involved in numerous disputes in adjudication, disputes boards (DABs), arbitration and litigation, both as counsel as well as adjudicator and arbitrator. He has acted for parties in various energy (including electricity and power generation) disputes in the region and major infrastructure, building and redevelopment projects in Singapore.

Mr. Vasudev Bhagavtula

(Director | Delay Expert Accuracy London)

Vasudev Bhagavatula is a Director of Accuracy. He leads Accuracy’s construction disputes team in the UK and India. Vasudev is appointed as an expert witness on programming, delay and disruption claims matters on infrastructure, buildings, engineering, construction, energy & utilities and oil & gas projects. He provides written and oral testimony in international and domestic arbitrations.  He also acts as an expert advisor on construction claims (extension of time, disruption and time-related costs) and project advisory topics (including live programming, time and cost forecasting and claim strategies) on large engineering and construction projects globally in non-contentious contexts. He has extensive experience and specific interest in assisting clients in achieving resolution of their claims using collaborative and amicable methods including but not limited to developing a practical framework.

Mr. Garth McComb

(Managing Director FTI Consulting Malaysia)

Mr. Garth McComb is the Managing Director at FTI Consulting Malaysia. He is a chartered quantity surveyor with over 25 years of post-graduate experience, predominantly in Asia, in the cost and contract management of numerous construction projects. Mr. McComb has experience of presenting, debating, and negotiating a range of claim issues at mediation, in the preparation of witness statements, and giving evidence at hearings in matters of arbitration and litigation. Mr McComb has considerable experience in the preparation, defence, negotiation and settlement of contractual claims. He has worked across multiple sectors including but not limited to Power, Oil & Gas, Infrastructure, Building and Rail. He is also an RICS ACRE Accredited Mediator and AIAC Accredited Adjudicator.

Mr. Anand Juddoo

(Head of Practice Juddoo Arbitration Chambers Mauritius)

Mr. Anand Juddoo is a Chartered Arbitrator, a Chartered Quantity Surveyor, Chartered Project Management Surveyor, a Registered Certified Adjudicator & a CIArb Accredited Mediator and Court/party appointed expert witness. He has 30+ Years experience spanning various aspects of the construction industry with a particular emphasis on Construction Law. He advises companies on procurement issues and provides them with dispute management consultancy. His experience spans various types of construction including residential, commercial, healthcare, MEP, wastewater treatment, water, civils, building, leisure, steel manufacturing plant, hotels, renovation and refurbishment, and PPP amongst others. 

Mr. Mrinal Jain

(Managing Director Secretariat India)

Mr. Mrinal Jain is a Managing Director at Secretariat and leads the firm’s Economic Damages and Valuation practice in India. Mrinal’s primary area of focus is the quantification of damages, claims and losses involving complex economic, financial and valuation issues in domestic and international arbitration matters including investment treaty arbitration cases. He is a member of SIAC Users Council and appointed on the Board of Society of Construction Law – India and is the Co-Chair of the SCL India Academic Committee. He is appointed as a Global Advisor to ENERAP and a Consultant to (EDAC), Turkey. He is a member of AIAC Academy, Tutors Panel and appointed on the Steering Committee of Africa Energy Arbitration Forum, LACIAC. He is also appointed on the Review Board of FDI Moot and an Advisor to C.O.R.D. 

Ms. Kyongwha Chung

(Of Counsel Covington & Burling LLP South Korea)

KYONGWHA CHUNG is an Of Counsel at Covington & Burling LLP and represents clients in complex international disputes in the realm of public international law, construction law, international investment law and international arbitration. Ms. Chung represents clients in complex international disputes in the realm of public international law, construction law, international investment law and international arbitration. Ms. Chung has served as the representative of North Asia Chapter of the ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC YAF) from 2017 to 2019 and the Secretary General of the Young Arbitration Practitioners’ Forum (YAPF) under the auspices of Korean Council for International Arbitration (KOCIA) from 2010 to 2015. 

Mr. Gurmukh Riyat

(Partner Pinsent Masons London)

GURMUKH RIYAT is a Partner at Pinsent Masons, UK and regularly advises clients in international arbitration in the fields of energy, construction and engineering, manufacturing, and infrastructure arenas.

Mr. Lakshmanan Ramaiah

(Head – Contracts Administration & Claims Management L&T India)

Mr. Lakshmanan Ramaiah is the Joint General Manager and Head – Contracts Administration, Claims Management & Risk Management, L & T, India, with a demonstrated 29 years history of working in the construction industry 15Years in Malaysia and 14 Years in India. He is skilled in Infra structure, Project Management, Risk Management, Planning, Primavera, Forensic Delay Analysis, Engineering, Dispute resolution, Arbitration, High value construction dispute settlements and litigation, Claims management, Contract Management, Strong operations professional with an LLB, MBA from UK, FIDIC Practitioner, Risk Management Professional(PMI US), Project Management Professional (PMI-US), PGDBL focused in Business Laws from West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences and an International Abitrator from CIArb and an MCIArb.

Mr. Mohit Saraf

(Founder & Managing Partner Saraf and Partners India)

Mr. Mohit Saraf is the Founder and Managing Partner of Saraf and Partners, a full service premiere Indian law firm.Mr. Mohit has a vast and rich experience of over 26 years in Mergers and Acquisitions, Restructuring & Insolvency, Real Estate and Dispute Resolution. He has advised major global and Indian companies and several large institutional clients such as global fund houses, sovereign funds, pension houses and hedge funds and has represented clients such as Mylan, Baxter, Bayer, Carlyle, Adani Group, Abbott Laboratories, Goldman Sachs, Zee Group, Capgemini, Everstone Capital, Arcelor Mittal and Nippon, in multi-billion-dollar deals.

Ms. Rashmi Kathpalia

(Senior Vice President & Legal Head Technip Group India)

Ms. Rashmi Kathpalia is Senior Vice President & Legal Head at Technip Group, India. She has gained a wealth of experience as a litigator between 1988 and 1998 in the Supreme Court of India and various High Courts and Tribunals. She represents and advises various Indian and foreign corporate clients on a range of matters. During this early period in her career, the UK Government awarded her the Chevening Scholarship for Young Professionals, which recognises future global leaders in business and world affairs. She then moved to Bechtel, the largest US construction and civil engineering company, as its sole in-house counsel in India, covering all of the company’s entities and projects in the country. During this phase Kathpalia was managing counsel for the Dabhol power project settlement saga, gaining recognition by achieving a final resolution, with the help of a team of over 30 in-house and outside counsel, spanning four continents. Her success on that this matter led to her promotion to senior counsel in the global Bechtel legal department.

Mr. Apoorva Patel

(Counsel Alston & Bird, New York USA)

Mr. Apoorva Patel is a counsel at Alston & Bird, New York. He focuses his practice on complex commercial and investment treaty arbitration proceedings, court proceedings relating to the enforcement or challenge of arbitration agreements and arbitral awards, and other disputes involving foreign sovereigns and their instrumentalities. He also represents clients in international litigation in U.S. courts and advises on public international law matters and U.S. law issues in relation to foreign court proceedings. Mr Patel writes and speaks regularly on topics of international arbitration law and practice and serves in leadership roles in several global and national lawyers’ organizations focused on international dispute resolution. He has received his J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he served as editor-in-chief of the Harvard Negotiation Law Review. 

Mr. Gourab Banerji

(Senior Advocate Supreme Court of India India)

Gourab Banerji is a Senior Advocate appearing in varied cases before the Indian courts and in many domestic and international arbitrations in India and overseas. He is an alumnus of Cambridge University (1986-1989), from where he graduated with First Class Honours, and has been practicing in India since 1990. As an Additional Solicitor General of India in the Supreme Court (2009-2014), he represented the Union of India in many sensitive and landmark cases. Banerji has also been appointed amicus curiae by the Courts in several matters. He is also an Overseas Associate at the Essex Court Chambers, London.

Mr. Dinesh Pardasani

(Partner DSK Legal India)

Partner at DSK Legal, Mr. Dinesh Pardasani has more than 20 years of experience in advising on numerous infrastructure projects and disputes in India and abroad. He regularly represents clients in domestic and international arbitrations, including under the rules of ICC, London Maritime Arbitrations Associations etc. and before courts in infrastructure disputes and electricity regulatory matters.

Mr Jitender Pal Sengh

Senior Advocate (Founder, Organising Secretary | Delhi High Court Mediation and Conciliation Centre India)

Mr J.P. Sengh has been practicing in the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi, and in the Subordinate Courts and Tribunals in Delhi, since 1981. He was designated as Senior Advocate by the Hon’ble Delhi High Court in March 2008. He has pioneered mediation movement in India.  He was appointed Founder Organising Secretary of the Delhi High Court Mediation & Conciliation Centre also known as Samadhan.   He is presently President Elect of Maadhyam, International Council for Conflict Resolution and Member of the Overseeing Committee of the Delhi High Court Mediation & Conciliation Centre. He has received training in Mediation in India and also abroad. He was conferred an award by Bar Association of India on 3rd December, 2022 to recognize him as an Eminent Member of the Bar and Legal Academia on the Lawyers of India Day Award. 

Mr. Rohit Singhal

(CEO Masin Projects, New Delhi India)

Rohit Singhal, is the chief executive officer of Masin Projects, which is one of the leading international construction arbitration expert firms. Singhal has over 25 years of international experience involving construction contract disputes, expert testimony and project management. Rohit Singhal has extensive arbitration and expert appointment experience and has been appointed as expert witness more than 50 times on delay, technical and quantum matters for construction arbitrations. He has been awarded with prestigious “Outstanding Expert of the Year Award 2019” by International Arbitrators & Experts in Engineering Sector (IAEE), UAE. Singhal has presented and published numerous articles and undertaken several speaking assignments on the subjects of claims, schedule and damage analyses and claims prevention in construction and engineering projects.

Mr. Rishabh Jogani

(Partner MRP Advisory Dubai)

Mr. Rishabh Jogani is a Partner at MRP Advisory. He is an India qualified lawyer with several years of experience. In addition to construction law, he specialises in shareholder disputes, intellectual property law issues, debt recovery claims and real estate matters. He regularly advises clients on various legal issues. Rishabh has previously worked with Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co., Mumbai, DSK Legal, Mumbai and Mr. Pradeep Sancheti, Sr. Advocate, Bombay High Court. 

Mr. Amit Garg

(Managing Director Secretariat India)

Mr. Amit Garg is Managing Director with Secretariat’s Asian operations. Mr. Garg specializes in construction disputes and has extensive experience in performing delay analysis, measuring productivity and reviewing project delivery systems. He has performed analyses on several large international disputes on projects primarily in Asia, Australia and Middle East. His experience ranges across a wide range of projects with a particular focus on transportation, oil & gas and energy projects. As part of these engagements, Mr. Garg has served as an expert and has been appointed in arbitrations under ICC, AAA, HKIAC, ICSID, SIAC, DIAC, KLRCA and ADCCAC. He has also been involved on engagements related to assessment of insurance claims and project controls.

Mr. Vyapak Desai

(Head – International Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Nishith Desai Associates India )

Head, International Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice at Nishith Desai Associates, Vyapak Desai has vast experience in representing clients as Counsel in a host of complex cases including investment treaty arbitrations, commercial disputes related to shareholder’s agreements, international trade, and contractual disputes across industries. He is also a trained mediator/conciliator and acts as Arbitrator across international jurisdictions such as London, Singapore, Malaysia and India.

Mr. Manoj Kumar

(Founding Partner Hammurabi & Solomon Partners India)

Founding Partner of Hammurabi & Solomon Partners, Dr. Kumar has been representing various leading Indian and International corporates, Government bodies and International Law firms. He is recipient of Mahatma Gandhi Samman. He has worked extensively across sectors, including civil nuclear liability, pricing of IPR in media, natural resources sector, environment, climate change, forests, public-private partnerships, technology and IT, data privacy, corporate laws and capital markets, land acquisition, etc.

Mr. Ganesh Chandra Kabi

(Managing Partner Kabi & Associates, New Delhi India)

Mr. Ganesh Chandra Kabi is the Managing Partner at Kabi & Associates, New Delhi. He acts as an independent arbitrator in construction arbitration matters and also works as arbitration counsel. He has made about 180 arbitration awards as sole arbitrator over a period of more than a decade. He is accredited as Fellow of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK, based on his experience of having worked as Arbitrator. He has extensive field experience in construction projects in CPWD, the premier construction agency of the Govt. of India, from which he took voluntary retirement in year 2018. He is empaneled as arbitrator in most prominent arbitration institutions in India like Indian Council of Arbitration (ICA), Delhi International Arbitration Centre (DIAC), Construction Arbitration Arbitration Council (CIAC) etc. He is a member of ADR Bar and also active member of various institutions like SCL (India) and Indian Institution of Technical Arbitrators.

Mr. Ananya Kumar

(J. Sagar Associates India)

Mr. Ananya Kumar practices Corporate & Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution, skilfully representing the interests of his firm’s clients before the Supreme Court of India and various High Courts nationwide. He offers comprehensive legal advice on a wide array of issues concerning the litigious aspects of transactions and agreements. His expertise extends to handling diverse arbitrations and associated court proceedings, specifically in disputes stemming from Infrastructure and Roads’ Project contracts. Ananya has adeptly advised and represented clients in challenges to governmental tender processes, showcasing his proficiency in this intricate area of law. His credentials include substantial experience in Alternate Dispute Resolution, complemented by a Master’s in Law from the London School of Economics, specializing in this domain. This educational background fortifies his prowess in resolving disputes efficiently and effectively.

Mr. Ameet Naik

(Founder & Managing Partner – Naik Naik &Co. India)

Mr. Ameet Naik is a well-regarded lawyer, with 25 years of experience. He is the founding partner at Naik Naik & Co. He started his entrepreneurial journey when he established the firm in 2004, scaling it to newer heights in the last 2 decades. Mr Naik commenced his career as a litigating lawyer and continues to enjoy a dominant position as an accomplished litigator across a host of sectors, with a spotlight on media and entertainment. Clients rely on Mr Naik for his deep interdisciplinary experience which meets at the intersection of business, regulatory, and legal issues. 

Mr. Alok Das

(Director Expert Services – Construction Disputes Kroll India)

Alok Das is a Director with Kroll and leads their Construction Disputes Practice in India. Mr. Das is a Civil Engineer with Post Graduation in Construction Management and a member of Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. Alok has over 18 years of experience in construction and dispute advisory services and has advised clients on delay and quantum analysis along with preparation of Expert Reports while working on some of the biggest construction disputes in the world. He has advised clients across different sectors, including real estate, ports and airports, metro rail and railways, power plant, oil and gas, steel plant, and various road and infrastructure projects. One of his major career highlights was to achieve the timely completion of the London 2012 Olympics, Aquatics Center Project within the allocated budget. He is also a Chartered Project Management Surveyor and a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Mr. Mayank Mishra

(Partner Indus Law India)

MAYANK MISHRA is a Partner at Indus Law has extensive experience in commercial arbitrations, and has advised various Indian and foreign businesses in contract enforcement, insolvency, construction and engineering arbitrations.

Ms. Iram Majid

(Director IIAM India)

Ms. Iram Majid serves as the Director of the Indian Institute of Arbitration and Mediation and the Executive Director of the Asia Pacific Centre for Arbitration & Mediation, and holds specialized training from Harvard Law School in Mediation

Ms. Majid serves as the Honorary Director at Lloyd Law College and holds the position of Professor of Practice at Manipal University, Jaipur. Ms. Majid has been appointed as a mediator in over 300 mediations, including her appointmt by ICC. A visionary in the field, she conceptualized the global project “Mediator’s Wellness” and was honored with the position of Chair for World ADR Women. Ms. Majid is empanelled as an Arbitrator and Mediator in prestigious institutions, including the Delhi High Court Arbitration Centre, and 11 ADR Centres across Asia Pacific region. Adding to her accomplishments, Ms. Majid recently authored the book “Mediation: Theory to Practice,” published by Thomson Reuters.

Ms. Geetu Singh

(KPMG Partner – Forensic and Dispute Advisory Expert Witness – Construction Claims India)

Ms. Geetu Singh, a professional with over 24 years of experience as a qualified Chartered Accountant, is recognized as an expert in Damages and claims Quantum and Contentious Valuations in Commercial Disputes. Acknowledged by Who’s Who Legal (WWL) as a leading Expert Witness in arbitration, Ms. Geetu specializes in Dispute Advisory, covering both International and Domestic Arbitrations. Her expertise spans a wide range, including valuations in complex Dispute & Litigation scenarios, distressed deals, shareholder disputes, joint ventures, and high-value purchase price disputes. Ms. Geetu provides strategic advice from a business and financial perspective, facilitating the resolution of high-value and sensitive commercial disputes. Additionally, she excels in addressing challenges such as premature contract terminations, breach of contract situations, and complex construction disputes.

Mr. Dhirendra Negi

(Partner JSA Advocates & Solicitors India)

Partner at JSA Advocates and Solicitors, Dhirendra Negi is a leading disputes lawyer with 30 years of experience in corporate commercial disputes. He has acted in over 75 high stake arbitrations, both ad hoc and administered. His focused practice areas are construction & engineering, oil & gas, and information technology sectors. He also regularly advises clients in joint venture and shareholder disputes.

Mr. R. Venkataraghavan

(Professor of Practice Manipal Law School Bengaluru India)

Mr R. Venkataraghvan is a Professor of Practice – Law at Manipal Law School, Bengaluru. He was an empanelled arbitrator with the Indian Council of Arbitration, and Asian International Arbitration Centre among others and has over 38 years of experience in construction arbitration. He has extensive experience in design, project management and contract administration of engineering and construction projects. He has a Masters’ degree in Construction Law (with distinction) besides being a Chartered Engineer, Chartered Quantity Surveyor, Cost Accountant (Fellow) and a Fellow member of Chartered Arbitrators, UK. Besides his rich industry experience, He also has extensive academic experience as an international trainer on various topics related to Construction Contracts administration, claims management and dispute resolution including arbitration. He been regularly invited to speak at international conferences and trade events and his papers have been published in leading construction and arbitration journals. He has been empanelled as an arbitrator with Indian Council of Arbitration, Asian International Arbitration Centre and Dubai International Arbitration Centre and has good experience in construction arbitration.

Mr. Shashank Garg

(Founder Chambers of Shashank Garg India)

Mr. Shashank Garg is a seasoned dispute resolution practitioner skilled in international commercial arbitration, sports arbitration, construction law arbitration, civil and commercial mediation and litigation. He is an Advocate with over thirteen years of practice before the Supreme Court of India, the High Court of Delhi and other judicial and quasi-judicial forums. He often represents clients as a Counsel before Arbitral Tribunals in ad-hoc and institutional arbitration under all leading institutional rules (ICC, SIAC, LCIA, SCC, DIAC, HKIAC, AAA, etc.) and also acts as an Arbitrator. He is also the Panel Counsel for GAIL (India) Limited, Special Counsel for Hindustan Copper Limited and Delhi Development Authority and Standing Counsel for Allahabad University.

Mr. Puneet Gupta

(CEO Kuremu Consultants India)

Mr. Puneet Gupta, distinguished as the Founder and CEO of Kuremu Consultants, is an esteemed Civil Engineer and Forensic Analyst possessing over two decades of dedicated experience in the construction sector. Before establishing Kuremu Consultants, Mr. Gupta rendered his expertise to renowned companies such as Bechtel, TAV, Strabag and Arabitec, gaining invaluable insights and knowledge. Mr. has a seasoned track record of collaborating with diverse stakeholders, from owners to legal professionals, and has consistently achieved successful autcomes in claims preparation and defence. Mr. Gupta’s technical prowess encompasses an in-depth analysis of CPM schedules, systematically evaluating critical engineering and construction issues, and meticulously assessing direct and indirect damages resulting from construction claims.

Mr. Rajdeep Choudhury

(Partner Archeus Law India)

Mr. Rajdeep Chaudhury is a commercial litigation and commercial arbitration lawyer. His practice covers a wide range of industries, including oil and gas, thermal power, renewable energy, commodities, transportation, hospitality and trade. He advises and represents shareholders, owners, contractors, consultants, insurers, operators, suppliers, lenders and offtakes. He appears in arbitrations seated in Asia, Middle East and Europe, and governed by the (Indian) Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 and all the main arbitral rules, including those of the SIAC, HKIAC, ICC, LCIA, and UNCITRAL. He also appears before the Supreme Court of India, High Courts and statutory tribunals such as NCLT and NCLAT. He has been appointed as arbitrator, and am empanelled with HKIAC and AIAC.

Mr. Jafar Alam

(Partner Trilegal India)

Jafar Alam is a Partner in the Dispute Resolution practice group at Trilegal. His areas of expertise are commercial and regulatory litigation and arbitration. He has wide experience handling regulatory, infrastructure and commercial matters ranging from tender disputes, natural resource and environmental disputes, EPC disputes and telecom, technology and electricity disputes before various fora, including the Supreme Court of India, High Courts and various tribunals. He regularly argues regulatory disputes of various hues, including electricity, telecom, competition and national stock exchange (NSE) disputes.

Ms. Mohana Potdukhe

(Contracts Manager GR InfraProjects Ltd. India)

Mohana Dilip Potdukhe is currently a Contracts Manager at GR Infra Projects Ltd. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and a Bachelor’s degree in Law. Mohana is also a Board Member of the Society of Construction Law and participates actively in academic events.

A Seasoned Tribunal Secretary having expertise in facilitating the resolution of complex disputes in the construction industry, Mohana has managed the logistical and administrative aspects of arbitration cases. She has a hands on experience in handling various Highway projects, monitoring the contracts during the execution of the Project, preparing Extension of Time claim, performing Delay analysis, managing the Contractual Claims.