“Indian courts are overcrowded. It can take ages to resolve a simple dispute."
Then where should parties with serious legal disputes involving stakes of crores or rupees (often hundreds or thousands of crores) go? They cannot let disputes over high stake contracts languish in the court for decades! Can the Indian justice system offer a solution?
SITUATION A: DOMESTIC FRONT:
Let’s say the government has hired a company to build the bullet train between Ahmedabad and Mumbai. It is but obvious that the company that got the contract to build the entire infrastructure will now have to involve many different companies to do various things - provide important materials, parts, build various parts of the infrastructure, provide insurance, provide storage facility, security systems, transportation of goods, manpower, architectural designs and what not. For the entire project to move at a reasonable pace, hundreds of such goods and service providers have to collaborate like clockwork according to a pre-decided plan,
What if one of the vendors, let’s say the architectural planner, delays providing its service by 1 month? What would be the loss to all other parties? Can you imagine how much this can increase the cost of the entire project?
Let’s say the architectural planner has delayed its services, because of which the project suffered great economic losses. Can this be now recovered from the service provider? The law says yes. But when and how? What action must be taken to achieve this? What is the procedure?
The answer lies in arbitration, which has rapidly become the first choice for dispute resolution by Indian parties.
The government is also robustly promoting arbitration. Without this dispute resolution system, businesses in India cannot thrive today. This has also become an amazing opportunity for various professionals to capitalise on. Lawyers have an entirely new domain before them and this makes Arbitration practises very lucrative for legal professionals and law students alike.
SITUATION B: INTERNATIONAL FRONT:
A high-volume of technology contracts with foreign parties contain arbitration clauses. These contracts range from INR 50 lakhs to a few crores and are much more in number than construction or infrastructure contracts. The number of disputes arising from these contracts are significant. Owing to the amounts in dispute, opportunities to work in this area are lucrative for arbitration lawyers.
Cash flow issues, recession and market disruption by COVID-19 has increased the number of payment defaults, requiring a combination of mediation and arbitration-related strategies to resolve such disputes.
Clients frequently require their lawyers to give advice on how to draft arbitration clauses in different types of commercial contracts. Specialised arbitration knowledge is important for these contracts to include workable dispute resolution mechanisms. If such contracts are executed without due attention to their arbitration clauses, lawyers may find the trust of clients to be eroded at the time of a dispute.
International commercial arbitration work is complex, thus making the work lucrative for lawyers who can provide effective results. Amounts in dispute are also of sufficient value. Thus, clients are willing to pay lawyers a good premium for their services.
Clients need lawyers to actively lead the dispute resolution strategy, even if they are not qualified in a foreign jurisdiction. Therefore, ignorance of the law of foreign jurisdictions or lack of a licence to practice abroad is not an acceptable reason to be passive.
Internationally, there is development around third party funding of international arbitrations. Countries such as Hongkong, Singapore and France have created an environment to permit such funding.
What Is The Career Potential After Doing This Course?
Transactional/corporate lawyers can use arbitration knowledge to draft superior contracts and handle the initial phase of the dispute resolution strategy effectively. Those who intend to shift to a disputes-oriented practice can use this area as a stepping stone for the shift.
Litigators who want to shift to the disputes practice of a law firm, or work on commercial matters
Independent practitioners who want to offer complex and high-margin services to clients have an opportunity to advise and represent clients in domestic & international commercial arbitrations.
In-house counsels working in companies which have active presence in domestic arbitration and have international clients need to learn arbitration to handle dispute resolution strategy (pre-dispute and after the dispute has arisen) under those contracts.
Law students who want to work in the disputes team of a law firm or build a career in arbitration will find this skill to be useful in securing jobs and internships.
This course is recognized by the National Skill Development Corporation, a PPP under the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship of the Government of India. You will receive a certificate cobranded by NSDC and Skill India on successful completion.
This is how the certificate from NSDC and Skill India will look as per the current applicable format (may change as per the approval authorities):
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We are the only organisation in India which teaches this kind of comprehensive arbitration law course. Many employers, lawyers, companies and law firms are happy to recruit our high performing students. If you do well in your exercises and classes, we can help you to get jobs, internships and assessment internships in good law firms, with renowned lawyers as well as in various companies.
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