The Federation Of Indian Corporate Lawyers (FICL) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) to promote international arbitration as a preferred method for resolving international disputes.

Under the MOU, FICL and SIAC will jointly organise in-person, hybrid, and virtual conferences, seminars and workshops on international arbitration in India and Singapore, and will invite key members of their local arbitration community to attend and participate in major events organised by SIAC in India or by FICL in Singapore.

SIAC will conduct training programmes on international arbitration for FICL's members; and providing marketing support for each other's international arbitration-related events in India and Singapore.

The MOU was signed on 26 November 2022 by Dr. Ashok Sharma, Founder & CEO, FICL with Dr. SB Mitra Hon President, FICL and Ms Gloria Lim, Chief Executive Officer of SIAC at New Delhi, India.

Key persons from FICL and SIAC who attended the MOU signing ceremony.


  • DR SB Mitra, GAIL India
  • Dr Ashok Sharma FCIArb
  • Rohan Sharma FCIArb
  • Mahesh Sreenivasan, RITIES
  • Rajbeer Sachdeva, JK Organisation
  • Hemant Rajora, IGL
  • MM Sharma Formerly STC
  • Rajiv Chaubey, Dalmia Bharat
  • Deepak Kumar Barik, GAIL India
  • Mandeep Singh Chawla, DGH
  • Navtej Singh, GAIL India


  • Ms Gloria Lim, CEO SIAC
  • Shwetha Bidhuri, Head (South Asia), SIAC
  • Kevin Nash Registrar, SIAC
  • Pranav Budihal, SIAC
  • Rishabh Malaviya, SIAC

About FICL

"FICL (, is a not-for-profit company established in 2020 which has 1,600 + In-house corporate lawyers members. FICL has global connectivity in 17 countries, being a member of In-house Counsel Worldwide and Asia Pacific Corporate Counsel Alliance.

FICL vision & mission is to be the national voice for corporate lawyers in India and to foster an exchange of legal expertise amongst the Indian corporate legal community whilst promoting excellence in professional standards and providing developmental opportunities for In- house lawyers and legal professionals in India to enhance their professional skills."

About SIAC

Since commencing operations in 1991 as an independent, not-for-profit organisation, SIAC has established a track record for providing best in class arbitration services to the global business community. SIAC arbitration awards have been enforced in many jurisdictions including Australia, China, Hong Kong SAR, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Thailand, UK, USA and Vietnam, amongst other New York Convention signatories. SIAC is a global arbitral institution providing cost-competitive and efficient case management services to parties worldwide.

Updated On 29 Nov 2022 9:04 AM GMT
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