IMC International ADR Centre

IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry has been rendering services of institutional Arbitration since last many years to those who are desirous or resolving their commercial disputes expeditiously and economically.

Realizing the acute need for institutional arbitration with fixed cost and time bound schedule of proceedings, IMC embarked upon establishing a comprehensive International Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) Centre. At present, this kind of service is provided in Singapore, Paris and London only and a number of Indian Businessmen had to travel to these centres to settle their disputes.

The IMC Suresh Kotak International Arbitration Centre was formally inaugurated by His Lordship Justice Mr. Mohit Shah of the Bombay High Court on Tuesday the 17th June, 2014. The Centre is located in about 3000 sq ft. area on the 3rd floor of the IMC Building at Churchgate, Mumbai.

The Centre has excellent facilities as per international norms like video conferencing facility, projection system, internet bandwith of higher speed etc. Excellent catering services are also available.

Training & Seminars

Each year, for the past several years, IMC organizes courses in Arbitration wherein invaluable guidance and knowledge is imparted along with tips on practical aspects to the participants. Advocates, Counsel, in house legal advisors, members of the different industrial faculties and even Arbitrators have attended and benefited from these courses.

This year, IMC conducted two courses. The first course was in the month of January 2008 comprising of two days with one session on each day. The second course being a detailed course on various aspects of the Arbitral Law was held in the months of June and July comprising of 13 sessions spread over a period of 8 days. Contents and topics of these courses are prepared after careful consideration by a specially designated task force of the IMC Court of Arbitration & Conciliation Committee that consists of practicing Counsel, Solicitors and Advocates namely Mr. Ketan Parikh, Mr. Gautam Mehta, Ms. Renu Parekh, Mr. Bhavesh Punjwani and Ms. Hemani Jharia. The topics range right from an introduction and history of arbitration, passing of awards, relevance of arbitration as alternate dispute resolution, role of arbitrators and advisors, conduct of arbitrators and proceedings, discussions on recent judgments to post awards issues.

Prominent Senior Counsel, Advocates, Solicitors and Arbitrators are the main speakers at the sessions. An Associate Speaker usually a Counsel, Advocate or Solicitor ably assists the senior speaker by assisting in research and preparation of material on the topic. Each session concludes with an interactive session between the speakers and the participants.

Some of our speakers in past years: (Names appear in alphabetical order)

Main Speakers Associate Speakers
Mr. Anant Shinde, Advocate Mr. Arif Doctor, Counsel
Mr. Atul Desai, Solicitor Mr. Bhavesh Panjuani, Solicitor
Mr. D. M. Popat, Senior Solicitor Mr. Cyrus Ardeshir, Counsel
Mr. Darius Khambata, Senior Counsel Mr. Farhan Dubhash, Counsel
Mr. Edul Bharucha, Senior Counsel Mr. Kirti Munshi, Counsel
Mr. Fredun De Vitre, Senior Counsel Mr. Lyn Pereira, Counsel
Mr. Iqbal Chagla, Senior Counsel Ms. Manjari Shah, Counsel
Mr. Janak Dwarkadas, Senior Counsel Ms. Minal Sampat, Advocate
Mr. Milind Sathe, Senior Counsel Mr. Naushad Engineer, Counsel
Mr. Rafique Dada, Senior Counsel Mr. Rishabh Shah, Counsel
Mr. Rajiv Kumar, Counsel Mr. Sarosh Bharucha - Counsel
Ms. Rajni Iyer, Senior Counsel Mr. Shailesh Kalambi, Advocate
Mr.Rashmikant C., Solicitor Mr. Sharan Jagtiani, Counsel
Mr. Rohit Kapadia, Senior Counsel Mr. Shaunak Thacker, Counsel
Mr. Saleh Doctor, Senior Counsel Mr. Phiroze Palkiwala, Counsel
Mr. S.P. Bharucha, Chief Justice (Retired) Ms. Tanu Mehta, Counsel
Mr. S. U. Kamdar, Counsel Mr. Yash Kapadia, Counsel

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