"I realise that some of my criticisms may be mistaken; but to refuse to criticize judgements for fear of being mistaken is to abandon criticism altogether... If any of my criticisms are found to be correct, the cause is served; and if any are found to be incorrect the very process of finding out my mistakes must lead to the discovery of the right reasons, or better reasons than I have been able to give, and the cause is served just as well." -Mr. HM Seervai, Preface to the 1st ed., Constitutional Law of India.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Major Commercial Law Reforms Introduced in India

The President of India has promulgated two ordianances bringing into force sweeping amendments to the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 and introducing Commercial Courts (see our previous post on the previous Commercial Divisions Bill) in every District in India. The Ordinances can be accessed from here and here. If these amendments are passed subsequently in the Winter Session of the Parliament, these developments are likely to go a long way in reforming commercial dispute resolution in India. Once reforms on procedural law are in place and effective, India can look at reforming its substantive contract law. An extremely interesting period for Indian commercial law.

1 comment:

Geoffrey said...

the new provision that the arbitration must be completed within 12 months from the time the tribunal entered reference will stir a few people!