Section 27 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act – Reading Between the Lines

Payal Chawla This article was first published on Bar and Bench on 30.04.2018 Section 27 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 (the Act) makes a provision for the arbitral tribunal to seek the assistance of the court in taking evidence. Such assistance can be sought by the tribunal on its own accord, or by… Continue reading Section 27 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act – Reading Between the Lines

Limitations on Arbitral Procedure

Payal Chawla It is common knowledge that an arbitral tribunal is not bound by the Indian Evidence Act, 1872 and the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908. This is enshrined in s.19(1) of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 (ACA). S.19(1) has sometimes been misunderstood as to its scope and whether the Code and the Evidence… Continue reading Limitations on Arbitral Procedure