Day 05

Panel Discussion

02.30 PM to 04.30 PM

“ADR Infrastructure and the Role of NextGen in ADR:Do We Have What It Takes?”

For Sri Lanka to emerge as a competitive and desired arbitral seat, two key areas of focus would be – its infrastructure and people. For parties to actively pick Sri Lanka as a seat, and for it to keep pace with rapid developments in this sphere, not only would its infrastructure (both physical and virtual) have to be on par with other seats, but it must also have a large pool of legal practitioners well-trained in ADR, who could be picked as arbitrators, counsel, or expert witnesses. With an eye to the future, this panel discussion focuses on the development of ADR infrastructure and the role of up-and-coming, next-generation practitioners, and the opportunities that await them in ADR.

Prof. Rajesh Sharma
Senior Lecturer, RMIT University
Ms. Shehara Varia
Partner, F J & G De Saram,
Director, ADR Centre Sri Lanka
Mr. Chathura Randeniya
Partner, Afridi & Angell
Ms. Nirusha Rantnatunga
Partner, Nithya Partners
Mr. Shamir Zavahir