Public Interest in International Commercial Arbitration: Time for English Courts to Align with Esso?

This piece by Abhinav Gupta seeks to highlight the failure of English courts to determine a clear cut and precise position as to whether an exception of public interest can justify the breach of confidentiality. He also presents some solutions for appropriate disclosure of information in public interest.

More Harm than Good?: Exclusion of Foreign Arbitrators from Indian-Seated Arbitrations

The latest amendment to the Arbitration & Conciliation Act, 1996, was enacted to make India a desirable seat for International Arbitration. However, the protectionist approach it adopts - excluding foreign professionals from acting as arbitrators - has the opposite effect on its desirability. This blogpost by Kabir Chaturvedi, assesses the implications of exclusion of foreign arbitrators and its impact on Indian-seated arbitrations.

Limitation Period for Filing an Appeal under Section 37 of the Arbitration & Conciliation Act: 90 or 120 Days?

In this post, Amrit Singh seeks to address the conflict created by the decisions of the Indian Supreme Court while computing the limitation period for an appeal under Section 37 of the Arbitration & Conciliation Act 1996 against the order setting aside or refusing to set aside an arbitral award.