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Section 21 of Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996

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Section 21 of Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 deals with 'Commencement of arbitral proceedings'.

From the Act

Unless otherwise agreed by the parties, the arbitral proceedings in respect of a particular dispute commence on the date on which a request for that dispute to be referred to arbitration is received by the respodent.

Related Cases / Recent Cases / Case Laws

  • ACC Limited (Formerly known as the Associated Cement Co. Ltd) vs Global Cements Ltd. SLP (C) No: 17689 OF 2012: Supreme Court held that clause 21 does not prohibit or debar the parties in appointing a substitute arbitrator in place of the named arbitrators and, in the absence of any prohibition or debarment, parties can persuade the court for appointment of an arbitrator under clause 21 of the agreement.

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