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Episode 7 – Steven Lim and Justice AK Sikiri

Steven Lim and Justice AK Sikri

Steven Lim (based in Singapore) chats with esteemed jurist Justice AK Sikri, former judge of the High Court of Delhi and Supreme Court of India, and currently an international judge of the Singapore International Commercial Court.They explore the distinguished career of Justice Sikri, his journey towards the judiciary and his message for lawyers and practitioners following his experience. In this wide-ranging conversation, the two discuss the role of the judiciary in the Indian constitution and the challenges faced whilst also on a more personal level, they discuss Justice Sikri’s transition to becoming an international arbitrator and the differences between sitting as a judge in Singapore as compared to India. They also explore whether Justice Sikri would explore matters differently as a judge rather than as an arbitrator, their messages for counsel as to how to approach arbitrators and their personal experience of virtual hearings and whether they are here to stay.