Rohit Singhal is the Chief Executive Officer of Masin, which is a renowned
arbitration expert firm with presence in 8 countries. Rohit is a renowned
expert with 25 years of international consulting experience involving construction
disputes analysis and resolution, arbitration / litigation support and expert
Rohit has been listed and recognized as One of the Top 10 influential construction
Construction Week Middle East Power 100 List for the year 2022. He has also been
with prestigious “Outstanding Expert of the Year Award 2019” by
experts in Engineering Sector (IAEE), UAE.
As a renowned internationally recognized construction expert in the analysis and resolution of complex construction disputes. Rohit has served as the lead expert in numerous arbitrations including court/arbitration panel appointed expert. He has extensive arbitration experience and has been appointed as expert witness more than 50 international arbitrations on delay, technical, valuation and quantum matters. His project experience includes refineries, petrochemical, real estate developments and chemical plants, onshore offshore oil gas facilities, power plants, bulk handling system, infrastructure, roads, commercial and industrial buildings.
Before founding Masin, Mr. Singhal was CEO for a major engineering, procurement and construction contractor, where he had responsibility for overall management and maintaining profit loss of the company executing some of the mega oil gas/power/road/infra projects internationally. He was also Corporate Functional Head for pipeline/onshore oil gas major projects with SHELL/PDO, Oman. During his tenure at SHELL, Mr. Singhal was involved as Project Director for Oman’s some of the biggest Oil Gas/cross country pipeline projects with investment of billions of dollars. He has therefore been involved in all facets of construction projects as consultant, contractor and owner.
EDUCATION AND AWARDS:
Bachelor of Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee, India, 1996 – Gold Medalist. “Outstanding Expert of the Year Award 2019”, International Arbitrators experts in Engineering Sector (IAEE), UAE.
Shourav is a specialist construction
and international arbitration lawyer with over 20 years of experience advising on
energy and infrastructure disputes. He represents clients in the onshore and
offshore oil & gas, petrochemicals, power, infrastructure and building sectors
on the procurement, design, engineering and construction of major projects. He has
also represented Asian companies in investigations and sanctions proceedings brought
by the World Bank.
Shourav has practised law in Hong Kong, Singapore, London, Dubai and Beijing. He has appeared as counsel in court, arbitrations and mediations in Asia-Pacific, the Gulf States and Europe. In addition to England and Wales, he is qualified to practice in Hong Kong, and also has full rights of audience in the courts of Singapore and the Dubai International Financial Centre.
He is a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, on the panel of arbitrators of DIAC and BANI (Indonesia’s National Arbitration Centre) and on the Advisory Council of the Nani Palkhivala Arbitration Centre’s New Delhi centre.
Shourav teaches arbitration on Hong Kong University’s LLM course in Alternative Dispute Resolution and at the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators International Entry Course and Fellowship Assessment Course. Shourav is also fluent in Hindi and Bengali.
Shourav is routinely rated as a leading individual in Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500.
Adarsh is an Indian qualified lawyer.
Before MRP Advisory, Adarsh worked in the international arbitration team of a Swiss
in Geneva. Previously, Adarsh was a senior associate in the arbitration practice
group of Shardul
Amarchand Mangaldas & Co, one of the largest law firms in India.
Most of his experience lies in construction and infrastructure sector. He has advised and represented clients in arbitrations arising out of contracts executed in the UK, Switzerland, Jordan, Greece, Syria, Singapore and India. These arbitrations were in different sectors under Indian, English and Swiss law.
Adarsh has also represented clients before the Supreme Court of India, High Courts, trial courts and tribunals on matters relating to commodity trading and financing, real estate, white-collar crimes, bank guarantees and service contracts.
He received his LL.B. degree with first division honours from Amity Law School, Delhi. Adarsh has also completed the MIDS LLM, a joint programme offered by the University of Geneva and Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.
Anirudh Krishnan is the founder partner of AK Law Chambers. Being a law graduate from
NALSAR, Hyderabad, and completed the BCL course from Oxford University, Anirudh is
qualified Solicitor of England and Wales. He handles commercial and public law
arbitration and corporate advisory work of the firm.
During his stint at Clifford Chance, London, he has worked in among other areas on international arbitration and commercial litigation. He has been part of teams that have been involved in numerous arbitrations including ICC, LCIA, SIAC, AMTAC and ICSID arbitrations in addition to a number of domestic arbitrations. He has also acted on behalf of numerous corporates and Public Sector Undertakings before Indian courts. Anirudh has been empanelled as arbitrator with Nani Palkhiwala Arbitration Centre.
Anirudh was selected as an Inter Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) scholar in the year 2012 and is currently the Vice Chair of the Legal Development and Training Committee of the IPBA. He was appointed as an expert on Indian Law for an ICC arbitration in London and was cross- examined on his expert witness statement.
He was appointed as a Consultant to the Law Commission of India for the Report on Arbitration (2013-2014) and has received special appreciation in the Report. He has advised the Law Commission on the Report relating to “Commercial Division and Commercial Appellate Division of High Courts and Commercial Courts Bill, 2015” and is part of special research group set up by the Law Commission to advice the Government of India on Bilateral Investment Treaties the Government is proposing to renegotiate. In addition, he was appointed by the Hon’ble Chief Justice as a Member of a Special Committee set up in a Public Interest Litigation to suggest reforms to certain backward regions in the State of Tamil Nadu; the Committee received rich praise for its work. He is also a member of the Madras High Court Arbitration Committee, the drafting committee for the Mumbai Court of International Arbitration (MCIA), Steering Committees of the Indi-Italian Chamber of Commerce and the Young-MCIA.
The Indian construction sector contributes up to 9 percent to India’s GDP making
second largest industry and employer in India. It is predicted to become the
construction market globally by 2025. As the number of private and public-private
increase, so do disputes.
Currently, Indian construction projects are facing issues surrounding extension of time, idling, cost overruns, variations, financing issues. Another array of disputes arises in government contracts which are widely worded and often contain one-sided provisions.
The panel/speakers at this webinar will be discussing issues, current judicial and practice trends arising out of the Supreme Court of India’s judgment in Indian Oil Corporation v. NCC Limited. Specifically, the speakers shall cover (1) notification of claims in construction contracts: time-bar in clauses as a condition precedent; (2) accord and satisfaction between the parties: whether it can be an issue of arbitrability for the court; (3) arbitrability in construction arbitrations; and (4) excepted matters in construction contracts.
The webinar will start at 1600 and finish by 1700 (IST).
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