Release of India's first "Survey on Dispute Resolution in India" by FICL & CTIL by Justice Navin Chawla, Delhi High Court.

Release of India's first "Survey on Dispute Resolution in India" by FICL & CTIL by Justice Navin Chawla, Delhi High Court.

About ‘Survey of Dispute Resolution in India, 2023’

The ‘Survey of Dispute Resolution in India, 2023’ is a pioneering initiative conducted by the Federation of Indian Corporate Lawyers (FICL) in collaboration with the Centre for Trade and Investment Law (CTIL). This survey marks the first attempt to assess the recent developments and amendments in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) mechanisms and court litigation across major cities in India.

The ‘Survey of Dispute Resolution in India, 2023’ aims to explore how the business community in India has embraced and utilized various modes of ADR mechanisms and court litigation. The survey seeks the perspectives of a diverse group of participants, including in-house counsel from both public and private sectors, arbitrators, senior advocates, advocates, representatives of arbitral institutions and trade associations, academics, and experts.

The Survey seeks to determine the contours of dispute resolution mechanisms in India, i.e. arbitration, conciliation/mediation and court litigation. The Survey aims to research the outlook of the FICL Community and other stakeholders' perspectives on the changing nature of ADR in India and the impact of COVID-19. All stakeholders are invited to share their perspectives on dispute resolution mechanisms available in India.

The Survey Report is divided into three parts, namely - (I) Arbitration, (II) Conciliation/Mediation and (III) Court Litigation.

The Survey was released during FICL DELHI DISCOURSE 2023 "Navigating India's Legal Terrain In The Era Of Amrit Kaal" on 26 May 2023 by Justice Navin Chawla; Sh PK Malhotra, Former Law Secretary; Prof Dr. James Nedumpara, Head CTIL; Dr. Mitra; Dr. Ashok Sharma FCIArb; Rohan Sharma FCIArb and Pushkar Reddy, Research Fellow at CTIL.

The objective of the Survey.

The objective of this study is to assess members’ perceptions of the challenges and advantages of the field of ADR in India. The Survey will gauge the recent amendments and developments in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) mechanisms and court litigation across major cities in India.

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