1st National Arbitration Award Writing Competition, 2019

ILS Centre for Arbitration and Mediation (ILSCA) has organised the 1st National  Arbitration Award Writing Competition 2019.

Day 3- Sunday -17th February, 2019

Arbitration Training Program

Time: 10.a.m. to 5.00 p.m. (with one lunch break and one tea break)


Click Here for the Copy of the Problem for Award Writing Competition.

Click Here for Competition Brief.


The Arbitration Training Program on the third day is a full day basic training designed to provide an understanding to the participants with the proceedings, practice and procedures applicable to an arbitration. The training will also shed light on drafting an arbitration clause and arbitral award. The participants who are enrolling to the Training program also get a chance to participate in the award writing competition to be held the next day i.e. on 18thFebruary, post the mock arbitration session.

However, the participants who wish to participate in the Award Writing Competition must compulsorily attend this Training Program. This training is a prelude to the arbitration award writing competition.

Resource Persons:

  1. Ratan Singh
  2. Manoj Kumar

The training will cover the following topic areas;

  1. Writing of arbitration clause
  2. Drafting of pleadings which includes:
    • Submissions and drafting of Submissions
    • Reply and general format of Replies
    • Evidence affidavit before an arbitrator i.e. Affidavit in lieu of Evidence
    • Cross and Chief questions and their format
    • Expert testimony and Arbitration
    • Interim award related pleadings
  3. Specific instructions regarding drafting of an arbitral award.

Day 4- Monday -18th February –

Mock Arbitration and Arbitral Award

                                          Writing Competition

Time: 10.a.m. to 5.00 p.m. (with one lunch break and one tea break)


Mock Arbitration

 The Mock Arbitration will be a practical simulation of a domestic arbitration problem.

The first half of 18th of February (between 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p,m,)  will witness the mock arbitration session based on the subject area of construction arbitration, which will be conducted by two senior lawyers from Pune who are deeply into domestic arbitration. The arguments will be presented by the counsels before an proficient arbitrator. This mock arbitration will be the basis for writing an arbitral award. Based on this mock the participants will draft their award. The competitors will have the opportunity of hearing the arguments by the Lawyers and interventions of the Arbitrator.

 Arbitrator for the mock Arbitration:

Justice Mr. S.R. Sathe, former Judge of the Bombay High Court. Appointed and included as Arbitrator on the panel of Arbitrators by the Bombay High Court

 Counsels for the mock Arbitration:  

  1. P. Narayan, Advocate –alumni of ILS- an eminent lawyer – has to his credit four decades of civil and Criminal Practice. He is into conducting high stake domestic Arbitrations since the last 15 years.  
  2. Srikant Kanetkar, Advocate – alumni of ILS – a renowned civil practitioner – has more than 4 decades of practice at trial court as well in High court of Mumbai. He is into conducting high profile domestic arbitrations since last few years.

Arbitral Award Writing 

Based on the training provided on the previous day (17th February) and the practical simulation conducted in the mock arbitration session on the first half of 18th February, the student participants will have to write an arbitral award.

A problem related to Construction Industry for the competition is under preparation. The registered competitors will witness the actual proceedings in the mock arbitration and take down notes and points.

Post Lunch the competitors will be free for writing the award – based on the arguments posited in the morning by the counsels. Time provided for writing the award will be three hours. The written awards will be collected at the end of the scheduled time. For the benefit of the competitors we will be providing a rule book to guide you through the competition.

Click Here for the rules of Award Writing Competition.