October 17, 2022
Mr. Pranav Mago will be joining Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas as a Director – International Arbitration. He will be initially based in Delhi, and will relocate to Singapore in early 2023. A graduate of Amity Law School (IP University) in 2010, Mago has previously worked as Head (South Asia) for Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC). Prior to SIAC, he was with the International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution team of UK Magic Circle firm Clifford Chance in Singapore, where he worked on several SIAC, ICC, LCIA and ICSID arbitrations and also advised clients on mediation matters. He has been appointed secretary to the tribunal for SIAC arbitrations. In addition to arbitration matters, he has been part of a team to undertake global investigations of regulatory breaches and has worked on insolvency and restructuring matters. “I am very excited to be joining CAM and becoming a part of a highly experienced arbitration team, as well as lend a hand in building the Singapore disputes profile for the firm. I am grateful to Mr. Cyril Shroff for entrusting me with this very exciting responsibility. I look forward to using my experience in the field of arbitration, as well as the valuable insight I gained in the field of litigation finance, to contribute to the continuous growth of the international arbitration practice of the firm,” Mago said. “Pranav joining us shows our commitment to the growth of our International Arbitration practice. His vast experience will also strengthen our Singapore presence and our capabilities to advice clients on cross border disputes. I welcome him on board and look forward to working with him,” said Cyril Shroff, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas...
October 4, 2022
A Look at the psychological benefits of arbitration and the status of arbitration in Thailand There are often many reasons cited as to why international arbitration should be the preferred method of dispute resolution for parties: it can be quicker, cheaper, the process is private, the award is final and the parties have more autonomy over the process. Whilst some of these factors are debatable (especially in highly complex commercial cases), the fact that parties to an arbitration can have more autonomy than in traditional court litigation is usually less controversial. Party autonomy in arbitration is often a significant factor that persuades contractual parties to consider arbitration over other methods of dispute resolution. This is not surprising, as the need to have control and certainty is an innate human desire that often brings us security and peace. Our need for control and certainty There is no doubt that Covid has had a detrimental effect on the economy and many businesses. Most people would also agree that it has taken a significant toll on people’s mental health. Social distancing forced people to keep a distance and lose close contact with friends and colleagues. For some people, it meant a loss of social contact and socialising all together, due to fear of catching the virus if they stepped out of the safety of their homes. Lockdowns and school closures meant that more families were stuck at home, glued to their computers for work or online school and having to navigate the lack of privacy and personal space in their own homes. For working parents, the stress of juggling work from home, not...
May 24, 2017
Developments across the region are supporting the development of alternate dispute resolution mechanisms that will promote further investment into Asia’s ...