Dates: July 5 - 7, 2023
Location: Barcelona, Spain
The Steering Committee welcomes a diverse and international group of 48 leading arbitration counsel at the peak of their career.
Using candid, seminar-style discussions at this annual meeting, the group has an openness to examine new ways of thinking about aspects of practice in international arbitration ranging from legal topics, practice management, and innovation, as well as developments that may impact the future of international arbitration.
This elite group, comprised of experts in the field, personally nominates all invitees and develops the Agenda, which forms the basis of our discussions.
Tejas Karia is partner with Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co in India and heads the Arbitration practice of the firm. He has been handling International and Domestic Commercial Arbitrations across sectors involving complex disputes relating to Oil & Gas, Shareholders’ Agreements, Joint Ventures, Construction and Infrastructure, Insurance, Real Estate and Private Equity. He has represented multinational and Indian corporations in ad hoc and institutional arbitrations involving major arbitration institutions including SIAC, LCIA, ICC, ICA, ICADR, and RSA.
He was part of committee of Law Commission of India for recommending amendments to the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 and also of High-powered Committee for Institutionalization of Arbitration in India. He regularly appears as counsel before the Arbitration Tribunals, High Courts, and Supreme Court of India as well as sits as Arbitrator in serval cases.
He has been recognized as “Leading Lawyer in Dispute Resolution” by Asialaw Leading Lawyers, mentioned in Legal500, ranked lawyer by Chambers & Partners for Arbitration, and listed in Who’s Who Legal – Arbitration.
He is a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR, Vice-Chairman of Society of Construction Law – India, Fellow of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Director of India Branch of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK, and Director & Convenor of Indian Arbitration Forum. He has co-authored a number of publications on Arbitration and spoken at various conferences and seminars on arbitration globally. He is a member of the Task Force of Commonwealth Secretariat to conduct a study into the challenges of accessing commercial arbitration and also of Task Force for revising the IBA Rules on Taking Evidence in International Commercial Arbitrations.
Kristina is a graduate of the University of Toronto and is accredited as a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP), a globally recognized badge of excellence in the meeting and event industry. Prior to joining Cambridge Forums, Kristina worked for the Toronto International Film Festival where she successfully planned and hosted events for high-level donors, corporate clients and film stars. Outside the office, Kristina is passionate about learning new things, being outdoors, trying new cuisines and exploring the world one country at a time.
Built on genuine interactions and spontaneous connections, the Forum is a unique opportunity for practical discussions among the next generation of global leaders in international arbitration.
"In all honesty and without exaggeration, this was the most productive and thought-provoking arbitration event I have attended in over a decade. The roster of participants was excellent and I particularly appreciated everybody being below 55 years of age. I would love to participate again and contribute as much as I can to the Forum in future years. Many thanks to the Steering Committee and Cambridge Forums for organizing this."Okan Demirkan Partner Kolcuoğlu Demirkan Koçaklı Istanbul, Turkey
"The Forum is a great gathering of highly talented and dynamic leading practitioners. It is a very efficient, fast track way of meeting peers to get to know them personally and intellectually in a very intimate and personable setting, and to share experiences openly. I have learned tremendously that what distinguishes the Forum is the lack of long presentations and it promotes interactions with all participants."Raëd Fathallah Partner Bredin Prat Paris, France
"Within a forest of trees, the Global Forum on International Arbitration is a unique tree. The level of interaction is unprecedented. The participants share a vast experience in international arbitration and are willing to share this expertise. Add to this an organization by Cambridge Forums that is impeccable, and your decision to participate is a no-brainer!"Erik Koster Partner AKD Benelux Lawyers Rotterdam, Netherlands