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How to prepare yourself for a career in arbitration and what are the new job opportunities

Do you want to know how to obtain opportunities in the disputes team of a large global law firm? 

Do you want to lead the global dispute resolution strategy as an in-house counsel of a large multinational company or a fast growing startup?

Do you fancy a career in litigation, but are concerned about not having enough finances? Do you want to explore how to stabilise your income? 

Do you want to help international clients with contract enforcement work across the world and earn much more than your batchmates in an Indian law firm?    

Learning about arbitration and mediation is the key to get there. Do you know why? 

Indian parties have filed the largest number of international disputes at the Singapore International Arbitration Centre in 2019 (see here). 

The number of disputes before the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris to which Indian entities were parties tripled in 2019, bringing India to the 2nd highest position, from the 15th position (see here).

In India as well, there is a huge wave building up. 

We have more than 35 arbitration institutions in India. Online dispute resolution has been the new way to go, accelerated through the pandemic.

The Commercial Courts Act makes prior mediation mandatory for disputes exceeding INR 3 lakhs where no urgent interim relief is needed. 

The 2019 amendment to the Arbitration and Conciliation Act contains very unique provisions under Part IA, which allow for the creation of an arbitral council and accreditation of arbitral institutions. 

This provision is not yet notified, but arbitration work is going to increase manifold.  

In fact, there aren’t enough skilled arbitration lawyers equipped to handle such disputes work.

What kinds of career opportunities are available for lawyers who want to work on domestic and international commercial disputes? 

We are organising a free, online 3-day boot camp on arbitration from March 25 to March 27 from 6 pm to 9 pm. 

Give us 3 hours over 3 days, and we will share insights that you had no idea about from your law practice, law school courses or moots.

On Day One, you will learn about how to prepare yourself for a career in arbitration and what are the new job opportunities.

On Day Two, we will help you create a roadmap for how you can build a career as an international arbitration lawyer.

On Day Three, we will tell you about top 20 Skills that you can immediately learn to get opportunities in the field of arbitration. 

It is free and online. You can login from your computer or your mobile phone. See you there!

To join the bootcamp, register here.

The bootcamp will be led by Ramanuj Mukherjee (CEO & Co-Founder, LawSikho), Abhyuday Agarwal (COO & Co-Founder, LawSikho) and Pradhnya Deshmukh (Senior Associate, LawSikho).

We will discuss:

  • What is the difference between commercial litigation and arbitration?
  • Why is the demand for arbitration lawyers increasing? What are the recent trends?
  • What is the work performed by an arbitration lawyer?
  • What skills should an arbitration lawyer possess to succeed?
  • What do clients expect from their lawyers in a commercial or contractual dispute?
  • Is arbitration important for young lawyers who want to build a career in litigation or work on commercial matters?
  • Why is learning how to perform arbitration work relevant for litigators?
  • Should corporate lawyers learn about arbitration? Why?
  • How can learning about arbitration work help me in building my independent practice?
  • I have read the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 and the important Supreme Court cases. Am I ready to apply for internships or job opportunities now?
  • I have participated in arbitration moots. Am I ready to start my career?
  • What can I do to secure internships in arbitration?
  • What kind of advisory and drafting skills are necessary for an arbitration lawyer?
  • Which firms could hire me if I learn arbitration work?
  • How much do arbitrators and arbitration lawyers earn?
  • Can I become an arbitrator? What are the opportunities?
  • I want to build a career in arbitration – should I work with a senior or in a law firm? What will be better in the long term?
  • What is the practical work performed by lawyers in international commercial arbitration?
  • How can I work on international commercial arbitration matters in Singapore, Dubai, the US, London and other regions? What is different about international commercial arbitration?
  • I am interested in mediation as well – do arbitration lawyers get to work on mediation?
  • I am interested in investment arbitration – how can I learn that? Will it help me?
  • What is the Cairn and Vodafone investment arbitration with India about? How can I work on matters like that?
  • Can I represent India in global investment arbitrations?
  • Will foreign law firms hire me if I learn international arbitration?
  • How can I work with reputed international institutions such as the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
  • How can I get started with building a career in arbitration? Which skills do I need to develop?
  • Which other areas of commercial dispute resolution must a successful arbitration lawyer know about to be effective?

If you want to participate, you can register here for our 3-day arbitration bootcamp from 25th March to 27th March, from 6 pm to 9 pm:

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