FUNDAMENTALS OF ARBITRATION AND THE LEGAL FRAMEWORK FOR DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION IN PAKISTAN
Training Workshop on FUNDAMENTALS OF ARBITRATION AND THE LEGAL FRAMEWORK FOR DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION IN PAKISTAN was arranged on 26th March, 2022 by Ziauddin Centre for Access to Justice led by Director Ebrahim Saifuddin in collaboration with CIICA and YAG to enlighten the students regarding the Arbitration and Alternate Dispute Resolution.
Sarmad Aziz is a member of the CIICA’s Steering Committee. YAG offered the introductory remarks and introduced CIICA to the students
Mr. Ebrahim Saifuddin (Ziauddin University Faculty Member) briefed on fundamental concepts of arbitration in Pakistan, types of arbitration (ad hoc and institutional), and the legal framework for domestic arbitration in Pakistan (Arbitration Act 1940) in the first session.
Dimitrios Katsikis (Shearman & Sterling LLP) spoke about the importance, legality, and enforcement of arbitration agreements. Considerations in deciding on the governing law, arbitration seat, and procedural legislation/rules for arbitral procedures.
With all of his knowledge, Avinash Poorooye (Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle LLP) familiarized students with Arbitral Proceedings and the Stages and Steps involved.
Ms. Alizeh Bashir (Kabraji and Talibuddin Advocates and Legal Counsellors) provided an interactive session with all of the participants, educating them on domestic arbitral awards, including their validity, as well as the reasons and procedures for contesting or enforcing them.
Mr. CUI Jun (CIETAC Arbitrator) and Mr. JIN Liyu (CIETAC Arbitrator and Partner, Han Kun Law Offices, Shanghai Office) introduced settlement of disputes under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) framework.
Mr. Hamza Kazi is a member of the CIICA’s Steering Committee. YAG presented an interactive and educational seminar in which students learned about flaws and loopholes in the interpretation and application of Pakistani arbitration legislation, as well as case law analysis.
Wang Chengiie, Secretary-General of the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC), delivered closing remarks, and the certificate presentation ceremony was conducted by Alexander Lawson, Director, Center for International and Constitutional Law, and Rana Sajjad, President, CIICA.