MZM Legal: GLC National ADR Triathlon, 2020 [Feb 15-16, Mumbai]

About the College

The Government Law College Mumbai, established in 1855, has the distinction of being the oldest Law College in Asia, dating even prior to the University of Mumbai, and enjoys a pre-eminent reputation for excellence in the field of legal education. Government Law College or GLC, as it is popularly known, continues to be an institution exclusively for the students of law.

About the Committee

The Alternative Dispute Resolution Cell (ADRC) was founded in 2016 with a vision to promote the understanding of various forms of ADR and familiarizing the students with the intricacies of Alternative Dispute Resolution. The ADRC strives to foster an ADR culture amongst the students, believing that the emergence of ADR will reduce the burden on the Indian Judiciary.

The Cell promotes the ADR culture amongst the students by organising various workshops and lectures conducted by experts; publishing a quarterly e-newsletter containing news, articles and interviews for students wishing to pursue their career in this field; and hosting the ADR Weekend – the Cell’s annual two-day event which comprises of a series of Seminars and Workshops, aimed at not only informing but instilling a perspective, an attitude and aptitude for resolving disputes among the students.

About the Competition

The Alternative Dispute Resolution Cell is proud to announce the GLC National ADR Triathlon on 15th and 16th February 2020 in association with MZM Legal as our title sponsors. The competition is institutionally supported by the esteemed AIDR and Valenti Law. Furthermore, the competition is also supported by Crawford Bayley & Co. as our associate sponsors, IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry as our venue sponsors, Nishith Desai Associates and Zerick Dastur Advocates and Solicitors as our award sponsor, SCC Online and Eastern Book Company (EBC) as our Knowledge and Research Partners.

As a first of its kind competition, the GLC National ADR Triathlon envisages the progression of a dispute in real-life scenarios. In which each team shall have 3 members, and each member shall be compulsorily participating in at least one of the rounds.

  • The first round would be a Client Counselling Round, in which a pair of Counsels for each team shall be provided with an in-house client.
  • The second round would consist of a Negotiation segment
  • The third and last round would consist of the Mediation segment.
  • All the three rounds would be scored cumulatively to adjudge the winners.
  • The Areas of law for Client Counselling are Companies law; Insolvency and bankruptcy law; RERA; Intellectual Property Right law.

Venue: Government Law College, A- Road, Churchgate, 400020 & IMC Chambers of Commerce, IMC Marg, Churchgate, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400020

About our title sponsors: MZM Legal

We are delighted to announce our title sponsor for the GLC National ADR Triathlon, MZM Legal.

MZM Legal is a full-service law firm providing a wide range of focused solutions. With offices in Mumbai and Delhi, the firm was established in 2005, and is now widely regarded as a national leader in the fields of white-collar criminal defence, criminal compliance and dispute resolution. While MZM remains highly regarded and the preferred law firm in its initial core areas, it has been recognized for its recent accomplishments and successes in international commercial arbitrations, commercial litigations, restructuring & insolvency and general corporate advisory.

MZM has substantial experience in acting on highly complex multi-jurisdictional litigations, extraditions, arbitrations, and anti-bribery, money laundering & corporate investigations. The firm has built a remarkable reputation in successfully conducting anti-bribery and internal investigations on behalf of various Fortune 500 corporations. MZM and its partners are widely recognized and highly recommended for white-collar crime and dispute resolution by international rankings and publications including Chamber and PartnersWho’s Who LegalLegal 500Asian Legal Business and other legal directories.

Zulfiquar Memon (Managing Partner) and Waseem Pangarkar (Senior Partner) jointly head the dispute resolution team, handling disputes for companies and individuals across a range of sectors including media, maritime, banking, construction, and real estate. Mr. Memon was invited by the Secretary of UNCITRAL and the Ministry of Law, Singapore to the Signing Ceremony & Conference of the prestigious Singapore Convention on Mediation held in Singapore on 07 August 2019, alongside other exclusive attendees being government officials, legal practitioners and academics from around the world to witness the signing of the Convention and to discuss emerging issues relating to business, international trade laws and dispute resolution.

Awards

We are also delighted to offer cash prizes and extremely sought-after internship opportunities to our winners!

Best team

  • Cash Prize of Rs. 15,000
  • Internship Opportunity at Nishith Desai Associates

Runners up team

  • Cash Prize of Rs. 10,000
  • Internship Opportunity at Zerick Dastur Advocates and Solicitors

Best Client Counselling Pair: Cash Prize of Rs. 5,000

Best Negotiating Pair: Cash Prize of Rs. 5,000

BEST MEDIATING PAIR: Cash Prize of Rs. 5,000

BEST MEDIATOR: Cash Prize of Rs. 5,000

Contact Details

Ameesha Tripathi: +91 8879774380

Ketayun Mistry: +91 9167018191

E-mail ID: adrcell.glc[at]gmail.com

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