Article | Role of Judiciary in making India an arbitration friendly jurisdiction

12/8/2020 0:00 News & Articles

Read the article “Role of Judiciary in Making India an Arbitration Friendly Jurisdiction” authored by our Principal Associate, Suadat Ahmad Kirmani and Associate, Nishank Tyagi.

The Ministry of Law and Justice, in its report submitted to the Parliament in September 2014 revealed that India is facing a shortage of over 6,000 judges. It is worthwhile to state that between 2006 to 2018, India has seen an 8.6% rise in the pendency of cases across all courts, consequently increasing the time required by a court to decide a case. These factors make litigation in India avoidable, especially in contractual disputes which can be settled through alternate mechanisms like arbitration which is governed by the Arbitration & Conciliation Act, 1996 (“Arbitration Act”).

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