The Significance of the Arbitration Amendment Act:

Arbitration has long been recognized as an efficient alternative to traditional court litigation. It offers parties the opportunity to resolve disputes through a neutral third party, known as an arbitrator, whose decision is binding. In order to ensure a robust and streamlined arbitration process, the Indian government introduced the Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Act in 2019. This amendment has introduced crucial changes to the arbitration landscape in India.

Key Highlights of the Arbitration Amendment Act:

Appointment of Arbitrators: The Amendment Act aims to promote timely and impartial appointment of arbitrators. It now mandates that all appointments be made within a specific timeframe, eliminating undue delays and enhancing the efficiency of the arbitration process.

Fast-track Procedure: The amendment introduces a fast-track arbitration procedure for resolving disputes in a time-bound manner. This provision is particularly beneficial for litigants seeking swift resolution, allowing for quicker and more cost-effective dispute resolution.

Confidentiality: Recognizing the importance of confidentiality in arbitration proceedings, the Amendment Act expressly protects the confidentiality of arbitral proceedings and awards. This provision strengthens parties’ trust in the arbitration process and encourages more businesses to opt for arbitration as a preferred mode of dispute resolution.

Setting Aside of Awards: The Amendment Act establishes a clearer framework for setting aside arbitral awards. It provides specific grounds under which an award can be challenged, ensuring that parties have a fair opportunity to seek recourse in case of procedural or substantive errors.

Time Limit for Filing: The amendment introduces a strict time limit for filing applications to set aside arbitral awards or for seeking their enforcement. This promotes prompt resolution and discourages unnecessary delays in the finality of awards.


The Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Act has brought significant changes to the arbitration landscape in India. These changes are aimed at enhancing efficiency, reducing delays, and strengthening the credibility of the arbitration process. As a litigant, it is crucial to stay informed about these amendments to ensure you can leverage them effectively to strengthen your legal position.

At the Law Offices of Kr. Vivek Tanwar Advocate and Associates, we are committed to providing top-notch litigation support services in matters related to arbitration. Our experienced team of legal professionals is well-versed in the recent amendments and can assist you in navigating the complexities of arbitration proceedings.

For personalized legal advice and guidance tailored to your specific needs, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Remember, being well-informed is the first step towards achieving success in your arbitration case.

Disclaimer: This blog post is intended for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. The information provided herein may not reflect the most current legal developments. Seek professional legal counsel before taking any action based on the information provided in this blog.

Author: Advocate Piyush Dhunna (D/4880/22)

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