COMBAR 5th India Round Table 2023 – Mumbai 15th-16th September 2023

The agenda for the Round Table is available here and with spaces still available, we very much look forward to welcoming you and our Judicial Guests of Honour for the India Roundtable in Mumbai.

Our Judicial Guests from India and England are: Justice L. Nageswara Rao, former judge of the Supreme Court of India  and The Right Hon Lord Leggatt, Justice of the UK Supreme Court  who are both very well known, in their respective jurisdictions and internationally, and we look forward greatly to their contributions to the Roundtable.

The event will start with a reception on the evening of Friday 15th September 2023 starting at 7.30pm and finishing with a dinner on Saturday 16th September 2023.  The Roundtable and evening events will be held at The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, an iconic venue located in the heart of Mumbai, immediately opposite the Gateway of India. The India meetings are always both hugely enjoyable and valuable, and Mumbai will signal a return to India for Combar, after the successful event that was held in Edinburgh in September 2022.


During the day on Saturday there will be sessions on: major issues in arbitration (including the applicable law of the arbitration agreement, the position of third parties and the role of emergency arbitrators); interim relief (including freezing injunctions and tips for effective advocacy); and global challenges (including technology and AI).  We also look forward to a session with our Judicial Guests of Honour, who will together address their views on an issue of interest to commercial law practitioners in India and England.


We are also pleased to be supported by FTI Consulting Ltd, our sole sponsor for the event.


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Hotel Booking  

For those wishing to stay at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, favourable terms have been agreed for rooms in the Tower. These rooms command the best sea and city views.  To book a room please email and copy to let them know what your individual requirements are.  The hotel has assured us that they will endeavour to offer the best price available for COMBAR guests who wish to stay longer.


We are also pleased to be supported by FTI Consulting Ltd, our sole sponsor for the event.

Junior COMBAR Members are welcome

Junior COMBAR Members are encouraged to make use of financial assistance that is available through the Young Barristers’ Committees’ International Grant Programme to help them attend International events.

Combar India 4th Annual Roundtable Conference was held on Saturday 17 September 2022 in Edinburgh

The Combar India Committee was established in 2016 to promote links between the English commercial and arbitration Bar and their counterparts in India, taking advantage of the two jurisdictions’ shared legal heritage and frequent opportunities for cross-border work.

We have successfully set up and organised annual Roundtable Conferences in Delhi and in Mumbai at which, by invitation only, leading practitioners are invited to attend to discuss issues of the day in a structured setting and also become Honorary Overseas Members of Combar. We are hoping in due course to organise a Roundtable Conference in London.

We have been extremely fortunate to have had the support and active participation of leading lights of the judiciary and former judiciary at each of our meetings.

2019 – The Hon’ble Justice Rohinton Nariman and Lord Hoffmann

2018 – The Hon’ble Justice Srikrishna and Dame Elizabeth Gloster CBE

2017 – The Hon’ble Dr Justice Chandrachud and Sir Bernard Rix

 Our events are well-attended and well-regarded and have attracted a loyal following from both jurisdictions. Leading practitioners from top Indian law firms as well as the Indian Bar regularly participate.

Combar India committee members:

Sudhanshu Swaroop KC-Joint Chair
David Brynmor Thomas KC-Joint Chair
Ravi Aswani
Jasbir Dhillon KC
Josh Folkard
Andrew Pullen
Vasanti Selvaratnam KC
Niranjan Venkatesan
Karishma Vora
James Howells KC
Sanjay Patel