Event Archieve

By Dr. Durga Lakshmi in Event Archieve

Here you can find all the information you need regarding past events conducted by or in collaboration with NPAC. Please download the “Conference Folders” to find all power point presentations and brochures of each individual conference.


NPAC and CIArb jointly launched Accelerated Route to Fellowship course for the first time in India on December 11,12 and 13, 2015.

We also conducted the Associate Level course on December 11 and 12, 2015.

Please check out our photo gallery below for event related pictures.

Photo Gallery

August 2015

NPAC and CIArb conducted the Member Level Module I & II courses on August 7, 8, & 9, 2015.

Nani Palkhivala Arbitration Centre (NPAC) Chennai  in  association with  Forum of Free Enterprise, Mumbai  jointly with Ethiraj College for Women, Chennai conducted a Leadership Programme for college students for the  sixth year in Chennai on August 28 & 29, 2015.  It was attended by 112 students from all over Tamil Nadu.

July 2015

Palkhivala Foundation  and   Sankara Nethralaya joined hands to host the Palkhivala Foundation Memorial Lecture on Thursday, 9th July 2015. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul,  Chief Justice, Madras High Court unveiled the portrait of  (late) Sri Nani A Palkhivala at Sankara Netralaya and gave a Special address. Prof. Dr. V. K. Raju M. D, F. R. C. S, F. A. C. S., Faculty, Department of  Ophthalmology, West Virgnia University, Morgantown, USA  delivered a lecture on  “From Nani Palkhivala to V. S. Naipaul”.

June 2015

MCCI organised the Legal Conclave 2015 – March of Jurisprudence on June 6, 2015 at Chennai. NPAC took an active part for this event as an Associate partner. This legal conclave helped the participants to understand various new rules and regulations, amendments etc. that were essential for their business. It was well represented by corporate heads, directors, company secretaries, legal heads, secretarial officers, HR managers and other corporate executives.

March 2015

NPAC – CIArb jointly launched Member Level Module I Arbitration Course in India, for the first time on 13th and 14th March 2015. We also conducted the Associate level course on 13th & 14th March 2015.

February 2015

NPAC organized its Annual International Conference on “Establishing an Effective Arbitration Regime – Challenges and Opportunities” at Mumbai on February 14, 2015.  Hon’ble Mr.Justice A.P.Shah, Chairman, Law Commission of India, delivered the inaugural address. Mr.P.K.Malhothra, Secretary, Department of Legal Affairs, Ministry  of Law and Justice, Govt. of India, delivered the Special Address. Speakers from India & Abroad shared their views and suggestions for the progress and spread of arbitration.

Conference Folder: Establishing an effective Arbitrational Regime (2015)

October & November 2014

Nani Palkhivala Arbitration Centre &  Chartered Institute Of Arbitrators (UK) jointly launched Member Level Module II Arbitration Course in India, for the first time on October 31st, November 1st & 2nd 2014. The course was delivered with a combination of private study and face-to-face tutorials. NPAC – CIArb together had conducted Associate level course on November 14 & 15, 2014.

September 2014

Palkhivala Foundation & NPAC joined hands with Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Chennai Kendra, and Nani A.Palkhivala Memorial Trust, Mumbai to host a Lecture on “Indian Cultural Heritage in Nani Palkhivala’s Vision – Contemporary Reflections” by Dr.Shashikala Gurpur (Director & Dean, Symbiosis Law School, Pune).

August 2014

Nani Palkhivala Arbitration Centre (NPAC) Chennai in association with  Forum of Free Enterprise, Mumbai   conducted a Leadership Programme for the  fifth year in Chennai on August 16 & 17, 2014 at Ethiraj College for Women, Chennai. 102 students from all over Tamil Nadu participated and benefited from the training programme.

March 2014

NPAC hosted the International Conference on “Strengthening Arbitration in India” on March 15, 2014 at ITC Grand Chola, Chennai. Hon’ble Mr.Justice A.P.Shah, Chairman, Law Commission of India, inaugurated the conference and delivered the inaugural address. It was attended by 220 participants from various fields. Our panelists were a mix of Indian and International experts in the field of Arbitration.

Conference Folder: Strengthening Arbitration in India (2014)

October 2013

Nani Palkhivala Memorial Lecture on India and the World was delivered by Hon’ble Shri. Narendra Modi (Chief Minister of Gujarat) on October 18, 2013 at University Centenary Auditorium, Chennai. Shri. Arun Shourie’s (Journalist, Author and Former Union Minister) gave a talk on his newly released book “Self Deception: India’s China Policies”. Mr.Cho Ramaswamy, Editor “Thuglak” Presided and also spoke on Shri.Arun Shourie’s book.

September 2013

NPAC – CIArb Associate level Course on Arbitration was conducted on September 27 & 28, 2013. It was well attended by Lawyers, Law students, Chartered Accountants & Engineers.

July 2013

Palkhivala Foundation Memorial Lecture was delivered by Mr.Bishan Singh Bedi on “Is Cricket facing Credibility Crisis”, on July 13th 2013 at Rani Seethai Hall, Chennai.

March 2013

The Nani Palkhivala Arbitration Centre on its endeavors to provide opportunities  for interaction among professionals in the field of Arbitration conducted an international Conference on “Recent Trends in Arbitration” on March 16th 2013 at Hotel Hyatt Regency, New Delhi, India. It was inaugurated by former Law Minister Mr.Ashwani Kumar. Eminent speakers from various countries participated and shared their views.

Conference Folder: Recent Trends in Arbitration (2013)

January & February 2013

The Advanced Arbitration Training course in collaboration with the Associate for International Arbitration, Belgium was conducted from January 19th – February 16th on four consecutive Saturdays. Many Students participated in this Course.

December 2012

NPAC has been working in an Eco-friendly fashion. We inaugurated the solar panels installed in our centre on December 26, 2012.

September 2012

NPAC and CIArb (UK) jointly conducted the Associate level Arbitration Course on October 28 and 29 2012.

August 2012

Palkhivala Foundation and The Madras Bar Association hosted a lecture by Lord Peter Henry Goldsmith, Former Attorney General of England, Wales and Northern Ireland on THE ART OF ADVOCACY at the High Court Library Annexe Building, High Court, Madras on August 24th 2012 . Former Advocate General of Tamil Nadu Mr.R.Krishnamoorthy Presided over the function.

Nani Palkhivala Memorial Lecture

The Palkhivala Foundation in association with Madras Book Club and HarperCollins Publishers India jointly hosted a lecture by Mr.Arun Shourie (Journalist, Author and Former Union Minister) on Judicial Activism and the Alternatives at Rani Seethai Hall.

The next AIA – NPAC was started on August 25 2012 ai Nani Palkhivala Arbitration Centre.

June 2012

The Advanced Arbitration Training course in collaboration with the Associate for International Arbitration, Belgium was conducted from June 9th – June 30th on four consecutive Saturdays.

April 2012

Continuation of the Association of International Arbitration course. Course dates: March 24, March 31st, April 7, April 14th 2012.

March 2012

Arbitration matters 2012 – Our Annual International Conference with delegates from all over the world took place.

Venue: Vivanta by Taj President, Mumbai.

Conference Folder: Arbitrtion matters (2012)

Dr. Durga Lakshmi

Dr. J. Durgalakshmi, our Registrar is a Doctorate holder with extensive experience in the field of education. She runs educational courses in arbitration, conducts seminars and conferences, raises visibility by speaking at meetings and meeting companies to explain what institutional arbitration can provide and how it can be of benefit.