Demystifying Deadline Dilemmas: Analysing the limitation period of Section 11(6) Petitions in Arbitral proceedings in India

INTRODUCTION

Superior courts in India have ratified the stringent deadlines for the various stages in arbitration proceedings, aiming to position India as an arbitration hub. However, it is crucial to establish safeguards to prevent delays in the adjudication process from discouraging the parties’ decision to engage in arbitration. The absence of a prescribed limitation period in certain key provisions of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 (“A&C Act”), could be a contributing factor to some of these delays.Continue Reading Demystifying Deadline Dilemmas: Analysing the limitation period of Section 11(6) Petitions in Arbitral proceedings in India

An Analysis of Limitation for Appointment of Arbitrator Under Section 11 of the Arbitration & Conciliation Act, 1996

Introduction

In order to foster quick resolution, efficiency and flexibility are the cornerstones of arbitration. The Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 (“the Act”) [1], provides for strict limitations at most stages of the arbitral process. Naturally, Section 11 with its glaring lack of prescribed limitation at the stage of appointment appears conspicuous and almost at odds with the scheme of the Act.Continue Reading An Analysis of Limitation for Appointment of Arbitrator Under Section 11 of the Arbitration & Conciliation Act, 1996