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Kachwaha & Partners is pleased to announce the results of the 5th Arb Excel Essay Writing Competition as follows:

1st Prize:

Puneet Dinesh
National Law University, Delhi
Title: "Diluting the significance of 'arbitral seat' in domestic arbitration: Revisiting BALCO"
Rs. 1 lakh

2nd Prize:

Isha Kabra
NALSAR University of Law
Title: "Arbitrability of Tax Matters under Bilateral Investment Treaties: A Licence to Walk Over the Obligations?"
Rs. 75,000

3rd Prize:

Aayush Marwah
Amity Law School, Delhi (GGSIPU)
Title: "The 'Futility' of the Principle of Exhaustion of Local Remedies in Investment Treaty Arbitration"
Rs. 50,000


Varun Mansinghka
National Law University, Jodhpur
Title: "Legality of Third-Party Funding in International Commercial Arbitration and its Impact on Independence of Arbitrators"

Gladwin Issac
Gujarat National Law University
Title: "Walking the Tight Rope of Third Party Funding in Arbitration in India: Challenges, Opportunities and Prospects"

Soumya Jha
Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur
Title: "Bits of BAT and its inevitable Buts: A Critical Evaluation based on Practical Considerations"

Rs. 10,000
[Winners shall also be
entitled to a book prize]

Honourable Mentions:

Shivansh Jolly
Gujarat National law University
Title: "Understanding the Question of Discretion under Article V of the New York Convention"

Pranaav Gupta
West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences
Title: "The BRICS Arbitration Forum: A Feasibility Study"

Jayavardhan Josyula
NALSAR University of Law
Title: "Applicability of MFN Clauses to Dispute Resolution Provisions in the Third World: Analysing the adverse effects of interpreting ambiguous MFN clauses to cover dispute settlement provisions on the developing nations."

Congratulations to all the winners!

Book Prize