Arbitration and Mediation Are Cost Effective Ways of Dispute Resolution: Fmr Law Secretary PK Malhotra

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The process of Arbitration, Conciliation and Mediation has become cost-effective medium of resolving disputes and the recent amendments to the Arbitration and Conciliation Act of 2015 have been responsible for making this possible with minimal court intervention. This view was expressed by P K Malhotra, the former union law secretary in his welcome address at the Legal Leadership conclave being held in Bangalore and hosted by the India Legal group. The theme for the conclave is “Challenges and Future of Arbitration and Mediation in India”. He however conceded that there are still many difficulties in implementing the arbitration, conciliation and mediation mechanism in India. With growing international trade and agreements, and international arbitration is growing manifold, one of the areas of concern that parties with international jurisdiction are reluctanting to subject themselves to international jurisdiction of other countries. To develop this in India as an international arbitration hub in India, it is important create confidence among parties about countries legal framework containing internationally acceptable mechanisms, he said. The one day conclave is being attended by legal luminaries from across the country and include former supreme chief justices and justices as well as the CJ’s and justices from high courts apart from senior lawyers and others associated with the legal profession.

—India Legal Bureau

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