Meeting Agenda (2013)

India’s Nuclear Energy Sector: Business Opportunities and Legal Challenges

2 March 2013
The Leela, Mumbai

            (As on 6 Feb 2013)

Time Topic Speaker                                                                                                                                                                                        Partners

8:00 -9:00 AM: Registration/Coffee

Principal Partner

Publication Partner

Journal of Risk Research

Journal of Risk Research

(Taylor & Francis)

9:00 - 10:30 Inaugural Session

Welcome address:

M P Ram Mohan, Chair, Nuclear Law Association & Fellow, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

Presidential address:

Ravi Kadam, Former Advocate General, Maharashtra & Senior Counsel, Bombay High Court

Special address:

Siddharth Varadarajan, Editor, The Hindu

Inaugural address:

R B Grover, Homi Bhabha Chair Professor, Director - Homi Bhabha National Institute & Former Principal Adviser, Department of Atomic Energy

10:30 - 11:00                                         Coffee break

11:00 – 12:30

Panel Session 1: Nuclear energy projects & private sector participation

-  International collaborative projects

-  Private sector participation: opportunities & hurdles

-  Technology transfer & IPR

-  Export-import control & dual-use technology

Chair: Bahram N Vakil, Founding Partner, AZB & Partners


Rajendra Shrivastava, Director India, Nuclear Business, Alstom India Limited

Badrinath Durvasula, Vice President & Head Legal, Larsen & Toubro (L&T)

Vyoma Jha, Associate Fellow, Centre for International Sustainable Development Law

Amey Pathak, Partner,Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co

12: 15 – 12:30                                             Q & A

12:30 – 1: 30 Lunch

 1:30 – 3:00

Panel Session 2: Regulatory and Stakeholder engagement in nuclear energy projects

-  Regulatory and licensing requirements

-  Tools for public acceptance: lessons from other countries

-  Transparency in decision-making, public debate & hearings: a different approach post-KK?

 - Acceptability of nuclear energy: socio-economic factors

Chair: Justice Abhay Mahadeo Thipsay, Judge, Bombay High Court

Keynote: S.S. Bajaj, Chairman, Atomic Energy Regulatory Board


Shah Nawaz Ahmad, Senior Advisor India, World Nuclear Association

Mohit Abraham, Advocate on Record, Supreme Court of India

Anupam Jha, Senior Lecturer, Department of Law, Delhi University

2:30 – 2:40Q & A

2:40 – 3:00Tea Break

3:00 – 4:30

Panel Session 3: Nuclear Liability and Insurance: impact on commercial viability

-  Operator’s and suppliers liability law

-  Nuclear insurance approaches

-  International nuclear liability law (post-Fukushima)

- International investment treaties and liability law


Pierre Charreton, General Counsel, AREVA

Y. Ramulu, DGM (nuclear insurance), General Insurance Corporation of India

S K Dhiman, Head, Corporate Legal Group, Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL)

Jitendra Kumar, Legal Adviser, Department of Atomic Energy & IAEA- INLEX member

4:15 – 4:30: Concluding session: Els Reynaers Kini, Partner, M V Kini & Co and Secretary, Nuclear Law Association