• COMBAR Asia Committee

    The COMBAR Asia Committee is an initiative to develop and foster improved working relationships and promote common professional development between members of the English Commercial Bar and their counterpart practitioners and academic lawyers in (and interested in) Asia. The committee is headed up by David Joseph QC.

    Registration is now open for members for the second COMBAR India Roundtable Conference.

    Following the success of last year’s event in Delhi which was attended by 50 Indian and 25 UK members, we are holding this year’s event in Mumbai. We confidently expect that attendance from the Indian side will be even higher than last year having already secured a high number of expressions of interest, and very much hope to increase our UK participation as well.

    We are very fortunate to have as our judicial guests Lady Justice Gloster and Justice Srikrishna. Lady Justice Gloster needs no introduction. Justice Srikrishna is formerly of the Indian Supreme Court and chairman of India’s recent arbitration reform committee. We hope also to have participation from the senior Mumbai bench. All of these will be a big draw for the local legal community.

    Mumbai is India’s commercial centre and a hub of dispute resolution in its own right as well as generating a very large amount of international work. All of India’s top firms have a strong presence there and the Mumbai Bar contains many of India’s most prominent advocates.

    We have been fortunate to secure a time-limited discounted rate on the rooms at the Taj. These rates, which are subject to room availability, currently expire on July 9th. They can be accessed via the following links:

    The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai
    Taj Mahal Tower, Mumbai

    Or alternatively make your reservation by email: tmhgroupresv.bom@tajhotels.com

    Bookings after 9th July will still be possible at the hotel’s normal rates.

    The India Committee is finalising the programme for this year but, as last year, we will hold interactive sessions covering a range of international litigation and arbitral topics.

    If you are interested in speaking on the panels, please let Alison Tighe deputyadmin@combar.com know as soon as possible. Even if not a panel member, you will have plenty of opportunity to speak from the floor. We have held the rates for attendance at the same level as last year - £350 for silks and £250 for juniors.

    You will find the Registration Form here

    Mumbai is a vibrant city with a great deal to see as well as an unrivalled legal network. All on the India Committee warmly encourage you to join us and continue building up this promising new avenue for COMBAR.

    With best wishes

    Charles Béar QC
    David Joseph QC
    Joint Chairs, COMBAR Asia Committee