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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance


Indian Arbitration - One Step Forward, One Step Back

27 June 2023

Over the past decade, India has sought to revitalise its commercial dispute resolution landscape. In particular, it has promoted arbitration as an alternative to litigation through legislative reform, the establishment of reputable arbitration institutions and fostering a pro-arbitration culture. Yet along with substantial progress, there is a continued tendency for the courts to issue decisions which threaten to act as roadblocks on the path to India's desired status as an arbitration hub.

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