LexisNexis®, a leading global provider of legal and business information services and solutions, announced the release of ‘Arbitration Resource Book’, at the ‘National Initiative towards Strengthening Arbitration and Enforcement in India’ Conference at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi on October 21, 2016. Hon’ble Mr. Justice T.S. Thakur, Chief Justice of India and the Patron-in-Chief of the Conference, released the book and presented the first copy to Shri Pranab Mukherjee, Hon’ble President of India, during the inaugural function in the presence of other dignitaries like Shri Arun Jaitley, Hon’ble Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Government of India; Dr. Arvind Panagariya, Vice-Chairman, NITI Aayog; Hon’ble Mr. Justice Uday Umesh Lalit, Judge, Supreme Court of India; Mr. Alexis Mourre, President, ICC; Hon’ble Mr. Justice Manmohan, Judge, Delhi High Court and the Chairman of the Organising Committee of the Conference; Mr. Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog; and Mr. Mohan Ramaswamy, Managing Director, LexisNexis India-South Asia.
Hon’ble Mr. Justice T.S. Thakur commended the Publishing Partner of the event LexisNexis for its successful launch of the Arbitration Resource Book. He remarked, “The write-ups compiled in the Resource Book, elucidating vital points related to arbitration, deserve commendation. I appreciate the endeavour made by LexisNexis in bringing out such an informative volume at this important occasion.”
Explaining the vision behind the Resource Book, Hon’ble Mr. Justice Manmohan said, “The Arbitration Resource Book was conceived as a means to expand and bring together additional perspectives on the themes of the Conference for the benefit of the delegates attending it and the legal fraternity at large. This resource book, in its final form, attempts to draw upon the experiences and expertise of the luminaries in the field of arbitration. We have tried to ensure a rich blend of views through contributions from litigators, law firms, judiciary and government, covering views and opinions from experts in international jurisdictions, particularly Singapore and the UK”. He praised LexisNexis for its “unstinted and pro bono support in bringing out these contributions in a timely and aesthetic manner.”
Congratulating the LexisNexis Team for their efforts, Mr Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog, said, “I am happy that on this occasion, this resource book has been brought out by LexisNexis, which captures excellent articles and relevant resource material from eminent experts. I hope that readers will find this interesting.”
“We at LexisNexis feel honoured and delighted to be a part of this major conference on arbitration and are thankful to the organising committee for giving us an opportunity to publish this Arbitration Resource Book under our Advancing the Rule of Law initiative, which is the broader purpose of our existence,” said Mr. Mohan Ramaswamy, Managing Director, LexisNexis India-South Asia.