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India – Wide-Ranging Reforms Proposed By The Law Commission.

23 December, 2014



The Law Commission of India has proposed several significant amendments to the Arbitration and Conciliation Act 1996 with the objectives of remedying a number of perceived weaknesses and lacunae in the Act and stimulating growth and development in India as a centre for dispute resolution and arbitration. Its full report is published (here). In summary, the proposed amendments include:


  • Encouraging institutional arbitration;
  • Reducing court interference in arbitration;
  • Reducing delays in the appointment of arbitrators;
  • Streamlining the arbitration process;
  • Neutrality of arbitrators;
  • Improving provisions concerning interim relief in arbitration; and
  • Reducing the frequency of setting aside of arbitral awards.


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Nicholas Peacock, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills

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Alistair Henderson, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills

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