One Day International Conference

SCL India & CIArb - Conference on "Art of Cross Examination"


are pleased to jointly announce…

Date: 25th March 2017 (Saturday)

Time : 9:30 am to 5:00 pm

Venue: C.D. Deshmukh Auditorium, Main Building,
India International Centre (IIC),
40, Max Mueller Marg, New Delhi

Aim of the Conference:

This International Conference aims to provide an understanding of the principles, practices and art of Cross-Examination in Arbitration (Domestic & International) as well as Litigation. The panelists will share their experiences in preparing and executing efficient cross examination. The conference will be both informative and entertaining.

Schedule of Sessions

9:00 – 9:30 am Registration and Refreshments
9:30-10:15 am Opening Ceremony

 Chief Guest: Mr. Justice S. J. Mukhpadhaya

Key note address: Mr. Justice R.S.Endlaw

Guest of HonourMr. Lalit Bhasin, FCIArb, UK

(Chairman-CIArb, India, President-SILF) 

Welcome Speech- Mr. Ratan K. Singh, FCIArb, UK

(Chairman-India: SCL, UK & Director-India: CIArb, UK

10:15-11:00am   Session 1: Theoretical Aspects of Cross-Examination

 Mr. Ratan K Singh, FCIArb, UK

Mr. Hiroo Advani,  Managing Partner

(Advani & Co.)  

Prof Joes P Verghese

(Ex Vice Chancellor-HNLU, Raipur, Ex Member-Central Administrative Tribunal

11:00-12:00’oclock Session 2:  How to prepare for Cross-examination

Mr. Julian Kohen,  FCIArb , Barrister-Gilt Chambers, Hong Kong


Mr. Tejas Karia (Partner-Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas)

Mr. Anil Changaroth, FCIArb, UK

(Founder Changraoth Chambers, Singapore)

Mr. Kunal Vajani

(Partner-Wadia Ghandy & Co.; Alternate Member-ICC, Paris)

12:00-12:30pm  Tea Break
12:30-1:30pm Session 3:  Techniques of Cross-Examination

Mr. A. S. Chandhiok, Senior Advocate

Mr. Harish Malhotra,Senior Advocate

Mr. Ratan K Singh, FCIArb, UK

Mr. Promod Dubey

(Managing Partner PKD Associates)

1:30-2:30pm Lunch
2:30-3:30pm Session 4: Objections during Cross Examination

Mr. A.K. Ganguli, Senior Advocate

Ms. Maninder Acharya, Senior Advocate

Ms. Neeting Sachdeva

(Secretary General-Registrar, Mumbai Centre for International Arbitration) 

Mr. Nikhil Chopra

(Co-ordinator, Delhi International Arbitration Centre)

3:30-4:30pm Session 5: Experience of Experts facing Cross-Examination

Mr. Jon Prudhoe, Delay and Quantum Expert, Navigant, Singapore

Mr. Kiran Sequeira, Valuation and Damages Expert, Navigant, Singapore

Mr. David Dale, Delay and Disruption Expert, Navigant, Dubai

Ms. Saguna Sodhi, Executive Director, Ernst & Young, India

Mr. Montek Mayal (Moderator),Head-FTI Consulting India

4:30- 5:00pm Valedictory Ceremony

Valedictory Address: Mr. Hon’ble Justice Ashutosh Kumar 

Vote of thanks

Who should attend?

Lawyers, General Counsels, In-House Counsels, Arbitration Practitioners, Academicians, Law Students, etc.

About Society of Construction Law, India:

SCL, India was setup under the umbrella of SCL, UK as well as SCL, International. SCL, India along with all SCLs across the globe are Not-For-Profit Organizations and their primary objective is to conduct training programmes on construction law and allied subjects.

About Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK:

CIArb, UK is a leading professional membership organization representing the interests of alternative dispute resolution practitioners worldwide. It has completed its centenary in 2015 and has over 14,000 members across more than 130 countries. It has 37 Branches besides Chapters all over the world. CIArb India is one of these Branches. The membership is not by subscription but only through qualification.

What happens when I register for the Conference?

Upon successful registration, candidates will receive confirmation email that they are registered for the course. Due to limited number of seats, the registration is on first come first served basis. Therefore, early registration would ensure your participation in the Conference. The participants will also be awarded Certificate of Participation.

Conference Fee:

  • General Participants :           Rs. 1,750/-
  • SCL, India Members  :           Rs. 1,500/-
  • CIArb Members         :           Rs. 1,500/-
  • Foreign Delegates     :           USD 150/-

The Conference fee includes participation fee as well as lunch and refreshments charges.

How to Register for the Conference?

Please follow the Registration Process given below at the end of this page. Kindly ensure that the 3 step process is diligently followed. Incomplete/disorderly registrations shall not be entertained and SCL India reserves the right to reject such applications.

Last date for registration:

Date: 24th March 2017 
(Due to limited seats, registration on first come first served basis)

For further details, please contact:

Society of Construction Law, India
E-367A, Greater Kailash 1, New Delhi – 110048
Ph. – 011-41731308-09; E-mail:

Conference Registration:

Register for this Conference following the 3 step process below:


Fill out this online registration form


Remit the applicable Registration fee through NEFT to SCL, India’s Bank Account

Account Details:

  • Society of Construction Law
  • ICICI Bank LTD,
  • W-57, Greater Kailash, Part-1, New Delhi- 110048.
  • Account No.: 002905014973
  • IFSC Code: ICIC0000029
  • Swift Code: ICICINBBCTS


Send an email to with the subject “REGISTRATION FOR CONFERENCE ON ART OF CROSS EXAMINATION” and mention in the body of email, your (i) Full Name; (ii) Address; and (iii) Phone Number. In this email, also attach the scanned receipt/acknowledgment of the transfer or mention the UTR Number/NEFT Confirmation number, etc. to complete the registration process. Once this is submitted, you will receive a confirmation of your participation on your registered email address within a week.