Arbitration: Engineer Mediator, Arbitrator & Domain Expert

 Arbitrator in engineering, when dispute resolution requires understanding of technical issues

"When two great powers disagree about anything - it doesn't matter what-
they must find a way to settle it somehow by arbitration or by negotiation , not by war or threat of war"
                                                                                                                                   Bertrand Russel

India is infamous for having heavily overburdened legal system that leads to indefinite delays in the disposal of court cases. Inefficiencies in its legal infrastructure have been widely criticised. The lack of a stable, cost-effective and conclusive dispute resolution system ensuring quick enforcement of commercial contracts, easy recovery of monetary claims and award of just compensation for damages has been the root cause for India's very low ranking internationally for "ease of doing business". Disputes are inevitable and integral part of the commercial activities. A recent survey has revealed that over 80% of Indians considered arbitration as the preferred system for amicable dispute resolution. The government is keen to ensure that India becomes a hub of "International Arbitration" and has taken certain bold, corrective and timely measures in October 2015 to amend the Arbitration and Conciliation Act 1996. 

Arbitration involves two parties in a dispute who agree to work with a disinterested third party in an attempt to resolve the dispute. Arbitration permits the parties in dispute to choose adjudicators with the necessary special expertise related to the aspects under dispute.   

Dr J D Bapat is a chemical engineer (Ph D, IIT Delhi) and possesses over four decades of experience as Adviser and Development Professional for Cement Manufacturing, Concrete, Construction and Higher Education. 

Download the pdf of brief biodata at the end of this page. 

  • He has been awarded life membership of Indian Council of Arbitration (IL/ICA/5990). To see the award: Click here 
  • He has also been conferred with the Fellowship of Indian Council of Arbitration (FICA) and empanelled with the Council under the category of "Engineers". To view the certificate: Click here  Download the pdf of Certificate at the end of this page. 
  • Empaneled as Arbitrator in the Panel of Arbitrators at the Arbitration Centre, Punjab & Haryana High Court, Chandigarh, India
  • Empaneled as Arbitrator in the Panel of Arbitrators at the Arbitration Centre of Orissa High Court, Cuttack, India

  • Empaneled as Arbitrator in the Panel of Arbitrators at the International and Domestic Arbitration Centre India (IDAC India), Vadodara, India

Dr J D Bapat can participate as mediator, arbitrator, reconciliator, domain expert in resolving the disputes related to contracts or agreed terms, in the following areas:

    • Cement manufacturing, machinery supply and performance guarantees
    • Concrete and other building materials manufacturing
    • Cement, concrete and other building materials quality
    • All related procurements 
    • Chemicals manufacturing, Plant machinery supply and performance guarantees
    • Materials quality and procurements
Dr J D Bapat is also available for consultation through online platforms.

  • 2nd ICC India Arbitration Day Conference, 8 September 2018, Mumbai
         The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), India and ICC International Court of Arbitration hosted a Conference on 8 September 2018, on the occasion of 2nd ICC India Arbitration Day, at Mumbai. Dr J D Bapat actively participated in the proceedings of the Conference. 

The inaugural Session was addressed by Indu Malhotra, Honorable Justice at Supreme Court of India and S C Gupte, Honorable Justice at Bombay High Court, besides the President and Vice President of ICC India. Panel discussions on the arbitration related subjects were organised, in which noted experts from India and abroad participated.  

  • ILSCA Arbitration Week 2019, 15-18 February 2019, Pune
The ILS (Indian Law Society) Centre for Arbitration and Mediation organised a Arbitration Week at ALS Law College, Pune, during 15-18 Frbruary 2019. 

The National Arbitration Conference was organised on the second day, i.e. on 16 February. Dr J D Bapat attended and participated in proceedings.     View Details of the Proceedings. 
  • ICC India Arbitration Conference, Pune, 1 June 2019
ICC India and ICC International Court of Arbitration hosted the Conference in Pune, on 1 June 2019, to discuss key issues in domestic and international arbitration. The half day conference brought together leading practitioners to share their arbitration experiences and engage in interactive debates with a special attention on Indian practice and experiences under the ICC Arbitration Rules. 

Dr J D Bapat attended and participated in proceedings. View details of the proceedings.                                                                                  

  • 2019 ICC India Arbitration Conference, Mumbai, India, 7 December 2019
On 7 December 2019, Dr J D Bapat had an opportunity to attend and participate in the 2019 ICC India Arbitration Conference, at Mumbai. 

  • 7-Day Online Course on Arbitration, 30 April - 6 May 2020
Successfully participated in 7-day online course on Arbitration conducted by Adv. Ratan K Singh, FCIArb, during 30 April - 6 May 2020. The course was organised by LexADR and the Peacekeeping and Conflict Resolution Team (PACT). Download pdf of the Certificate at the end of this page.

  • 3-Day National Workshop on Intellectual Property Rights, 28-30 June 2020
Successfully participated in a 3-Day National Workshop on Intellectual Property Rights, during 28-30 June 2020. The Workshop was organised by Law College Dehradun, Uttaranchal University, India. Download the pdf of Certificate at the end of this page.  


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