Arbitration and Conciliation Ordinance, 2020

Abstract-

With the changing scenario of arbitration processes, the President of India has further enacted the Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020 (Ordinance) by adding amends to the Arbitration and Conciliation Act of 1996. This ordinance brings forty that all the stakeholders shall be getting an opportunity to seek unconditional stay of enforcement of arbitral awards where the underlying arbitration agreement or making of the arbitral award is believed to be induced by fraud or corruption. The Ordinance will be beneficial in cases where inherent illegality by fraud or corruption has been ‘prima-facie’ shown in court. However, it will be interesting to see how courts interpret the burden of proving a ‘prima-facie’ case of corruption or fraud.

Authored by Urfi Ansari, Rizvi Law College

Diversity in International Arbitration

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In the world of International Arbitration, one could only see the space is being dominated by stereotypical white men and the substantial absence of diversity. In 2015, the “Arbitration Pledge” was drawn up in acknowledgment of the lack of women in arbitral tribunals by representatives of the international arbitration community. But it’s worth remembering that the absence of diversity goes beyond gender, cultural and geographical diversity are missing too. In this new age, where women all over the globe are fighting for equality and equity, a diverse board in arbitration will improve the diverse viewpoints will contribute to better choices and the consistency of decision making.

Authored by Roudro Mukhopadhyay, OP Jindal University.

COVID-19 Pandemic and its Impact on International Arbitration

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COVID 19 had a bad impact on all the works of private individuals as well as government. It has changed the working pattern and style of all the business. The impact of the virus is so dangerous that the government has cancelled all the schemes and started funding to cure people from the virus. The courts have also started working digitally. Despite of this advanced technology, they are facing some of the issues like digital glitch, lawyers and judges are facing problems during the case hearing. Due to these many amendments have been made in the Arbitration Rules and Guidelines. COVID-19, a virus called Coronavirus has vitiated the whole world. It was first detected in China’s city Wuhan in December & then very rapidly it spread its root throughout the Globe. COVID-19 outbreak which greatly affected the entire world has been declared a pandemic by World Health Organization (WHO).

Authored by Kavya Gopal, Prestige Institute of Management

Guerrilla tactics in Arbitration

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With globalization and advances in commerce and technology, the need for legal systems to
adapt to mechanisms for enhancing alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods continues to grow. The rising popularity of ADR can be explained by the increasing number of cases being
handled by the traditional courts and the attendant delays, the perception that ADR imposes
lower costs than litigation, a preference for confidentiality and the desire of some parties to have
greater control over the selection of the individuals who will settle their dispute on the basis of
competence, experience and absence of bias. 2 In dealing with guerrilla tactics in International Arbitration, it is paramount to first and foremost
understand the consequence of the phrase “international arbitration” in relation to the subject of discourse, especially as terms in common use often elude definition.3. t is sometimes said that every arbitration is a national arbitration in the sense that it must be held at a given place and is accordingly, subject to the national law of that place. Whilst this may be an interesting topic for debate, in practice, it is customary to distinguish between arbitrations which are purely
“domestic” and those which are “international”.

Authored By Parth Bathla, FIMT, GGSIPU, Delhi.

A brief note on International Arbitration

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International arbitration is similar to domestic court litigation, but instead of taking place before a domestic court it takes place before private adjudicators known as arbitrators. It is a consensual, neutral, binding, private and enforceable means of international dispute resolution, which is typically faster and less expensive than domestic court proceedings.

Authored By Parth Bathla, FIMT, GGSIPU, Delhi.

Rainbow Warrior Case Of 1982

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The determination of settling disputes between countries is known as International Arbitration. The fundamental purpose of dispute resolution is linked to the drive of the United Nations ‘to maintain international peace and security. There are several important international dispute cases in the history viz., the Alabama Claims, Jay Treaty (1974), the Rainbow warrior case etc. This article deals about one such Landmark case namely, “Rainbow Warrior” case of 1982 which outlines how the bombing of the ship was executed by the French intelligence agents, the legal violations associated with this dispute, how the arbitration process resolved the dispute between the countries.

Authored By S.Shaalini, VITSOL, Chennai.

Overview of Third-party Funding Practices in International Arbitration

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In the ages of globalization with increasing cross-border transactions, international commercial arbitration has also boomed. Though it is efficient and time-saving compared to the traditional dispute resolution mechanisms the large costs attached to it cannot be ignored. Its solution comes in the form of “Third Party Funding”, “Third-party funding (hereinafter TPF) arises when a third party (the Funder) provides financial support to another party (the Funded Party) to pursue or defend an arbitration or related court or mediation proceedings. Such financial support is provided in exchange for an economic interest in any favorable award or outcome that may ensue.”It is achieved by means of third party contracts (hereinafter) “it is an agreement by a Party to dispute Resolution Proceedings with a TPF entity for the funding of all or portion of the costs of the proceedings in exchange for a share or other interest in the proceeds of the proceedings to which the party may become entitled”.

Authored by Ayush Garg & Mridul Pateriya, Gujarat National Law University.

The ‘Alabama’ Claims: A Maritime Grievance

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The Alabama claims(1862-1872), nautical grievances were a series of demand of the United States of America claiming for the damages from the United Kingdom in 1869, for capturing and burning more than 60 ‘Union Merchant Ship’ that arose during the American Civil War (1861-1865). This article deals with the Public International lawthat discusses the role of international law, its importance, and enforcement. The article also conveys about the sources of International Law that includes treaties, custom, and general principles.The other sources specifically the Judicial decision that interprets the precedent are discussed in this article. The paper also elaborates ‘The Alabama Claims’ case, as it is a renowned example under the Public International Law.

Authored by Divya Bothra, VITSOL