Advancing institutional arbitration in India: The role of India International Arbitration Centre and its regulatory developments

With India’s escalating economic prominence and a surge in disputes among parties, it is frequently observed that they become entangled in legal conflicts. Consequently, there arises an imperative for the efficient administration of arbitration.

There was a pressing need for a shift in perspective towards favouring institutional arbitration over the prevalent ad-hoc approach. This change in mindset was motivated by the recognition of the advantages of institutionalized processes in ensuring efficiency and reliability in arbitration proceedings.

Therefore, the India International Arbitration Centre (IIAC), a statutory institution was established to create an independent and autonomous regime for institutional arbitration in India. The IIAC is overseen by a distinguished team with extensive expertise in both domestic and international institutional arbitration, led by a former Supreme Court Judge of India serving as the Chairperson.

Its aim is to implement targeted reforms to establish itself as a leading institution for domestic and international arbitration in India, maintain panels of accredited arbitrators at national and international levels and ensuring the conduct of international and domestic arbitration in a professional manner.

The overarching goal of the IIAC is to position India as a prominent arbitration hub by facilitating efficient dispute resolution mechanisms.

In pursuit of expeditiously resolving disputes through arbitration, the India Arbitration Centre (Conduct of Arbitration) Regulations, 2023 (hereinafter referred to as the “IIAC Regulations“) were notified by IIAC in November 2023.

Some of the features of the regulation-


Tanya Verma

Tanya Verma is an Indian qualified lawyer currently pursuing a Master’s degree in International Dispute Resolution at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. She obtained a degree in Bachelor of Business Administration and Legislative Law from a renowned university in India. During her five-year tenure in law school, Tanya had the opportunity to intern under esteemed designated Senior […]

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