Webinar on Group of Companies Doctrine- Cross-Border Perspectives by NLU Delhi: Feb. 10 | Register Now!

About CARDR NLU Delhi

The Centre for ADR is a specialized research centre of the National Law University Delhi which aims to promote the use of alternative dispute resolution methods among legal and non-legal professionals, students and the general public at large.

The Centre envisions a society which values harmony, peaceful coexistence and diversity. The skills involved in ADR methods are not only for amicably resolving disputes and disagreements but these are life skills which are needed for all of us.

The Centre strives to contribute to the vision and mission of the National Law University Delhi of developing human beings who are technically sound, socially relevant and emotionally strong by imbibing the skills of ADR methods like active listening, understanding others’ points of view, discussions, empathy, rational thinking and community interest.

The Centre wishes to bring a positive change in the view of the society regarding disputes/ disagreements not as something negative but as an opportunity.

About the Webinar

In a rapidly evolving business ecosystem, understanding the dynamics of the Group of Companies Doctrine is paramount.

In regards to the issue of third parties and non-signatories, the global arbitration community has not been able to reach a consensus on how to balance sacrosanct principles of consent and separate legal personality with requirements of efficiency in dispute resolution.

Taking cognisance of the lack of global consensus on the group of companies doctrine in arbitration, the Indian Judiciary recently made an effort to revisit it in its December 2023 judgment of Cox & Kings v SAP, where five judges of the Supreme Court gave a verdict in favour of the doctrine.

This leads us to a plethora of other questions. How do we perceive this stance of the Indian Supreme Court? Considering the lack of global consensus on the doctrine, can the above stance be considered a pro-arbitration one? Does it not undercut the ‘Harmonisation Objective’ of UNCITRAL and the global arbitration community? Should it provide an important thrust to the global community to make a shift towards this doctrine?

This webinar aims to address the above and similar questions. While this will be an opportunity to understand the practical implications of the recent judgment of the Supreme Court of India, one of the main objectives is to elicit views of experts from different jurisdictions on the issue of third parties and non-signatories in international arbitration.


Group of Companies Doctrine: Cross-Border Perspectives.

General Details

Date: 10th February 2024
Time: 2:30 pm


  • Aditya Singh – Partner, White & Case, Singapore
  • Divyakant Lahoti – Advocate on Record, Supreme Court of India
  • Philippe Kuhn – Barrister, 39 Essex Chambers, London
  • Laina Chan – Barrister, 2 Selborne Chambers, Sydney
  • Liz Mathew – Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India

Who can Attend?

Those who are interested in the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Registration Details

Register through the link given below this post.

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