International Centre for Appropriate Dispute Resolution & Prevention

international arbitration

At ICADRP we provide highly skilled arbitrators who offer a speedy and effective process of arbitration. We have taken a leading role to ensure that arbitration remains an attractive substitute to litigation. Proper procedural options have been instituted. We offer videoconference options which primarily depends on the level of difficulty and case size.

With the ICADRP procedures in place, parties can choose how to request for documents or limit depositions. While utilizing ICADRP’s rules, parties voluntarily agree to share all documents and relevant information regarding the dispute. 

ICADRP Managed Arbitration:

Proper checklist and procedures are followed to keep arbitration on time and cost effective. It provides attorneys the peace of mind that the arbitration will be fair and just.

Our legal team has built expertise in international arbitrations and have appeared before ad hoc tribunals and tribunals constituted by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). Paris, the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (‘ICSID’). Washington DC, Singapore International Arbitration Center (SIAC) and the Arbitration Institute of Stockholm Chamber of Commerce.

International Centre for Appropriate Dispute Resolution & Prevention

Domestic arbitration

Domestic arbitration is conducted under Arbitration Act, 1940. This law is obsolete and not in keeping with modern developments in Arbitration in the world. The system suffers from a lot of intervention from courts and has the same issues that are suffered by the court system in Pakistan. Multiple arbitrations run for decades. The courts exercise extensive powers to interfere with the award. The domestic award is generally rendered by a retired High Court or Supreme Court judge, whose decision, is then contested in full in an objection to the Award petition before the Civil Judge.

In Pakistan multiple laws have been enacted for introduction of ADR in the system:

  1. Alternative Dispute Resolution Act, 2017,
  2. Sindh Act, 2017, KPK Act, 2018,
  3. Punjab Alternative Dispute Resolution Act, 2019,
  4. 89-A of the Civil Procedure Code, 1908 (as amended in 2002), read with Order X Rule 1-A (deals with alternative dispute resolution methods).
  5. The Small Claims and Minor Offences Courts Ordinance, 2002.
  6. Sections 102–106 of the Local Government Ordinance, 2001.
  7. Sections 10 and 12 of the Family Courts Act, 1964.
  8. Chapter XXII of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898 (Summary Trial Provisions).
  9. The Arbitration Act, 1940.
  10. Articles 153–154 of the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973 (Council of Common Interest).
  11. Article 156 of the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973 (National Economic Council).
  12. Article 160 of the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973 (National Finance Commission)
  13. Article 184 of the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973 (Original Jurisdiction when Federal or Provincial governments are at dispute with one another).
  14. Finance Bill introduced the following ADR Tax Laws:
  15. 134-A of I. T Ordinance. 2001 R/w Rule 231-C of the I. T Rules-02.
  16. 47 of the Sales Tax Act 1990 and Ch. X of the S.T Rules-04.
  17. 195-C of the Customs Act 1969, Ch. XVII of Customs. Rules 2001.
  18. 38 of the Federal Excise Act 2005 R/w Rule 53 of FE Rules 2005.
  19. Section 23 of Industrial Relation Ordinance.

ICADRP is well-positioned to conduct ADR proceedings under the laws of Pakistan and to provide the most suitable arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators for your dispute. We have international numerals on our panels.

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