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XIIth Empanelment Arbitration Workshop on ‘Domestic & International Arbitration - Law, Procedure and Awards’ on Empanelment of Arbitrators on CIAC Panel of Arbitrators 5th – 7th July, 2018 at CIDC, Vishwakarma Pratham Plot No. 18, Sector 20 A, Faridabad, Haryana

Construction Industry Arbitration Council (CIAC) is the Prime Arbitral Institution in India focused on Construction & Related Disputes. It was inaugurated on 15th November, 2006 by the then Hon’ble President of India, Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam. CIAC is an independent, not for profit institution headquartered in New Delhi to provide an Institutional Mechanism for Domestic and International Arbitration for the resolution of disputes arising in the Construction and Infrastructure Sector.

At the outset, let me introduce Construction Industry Arbitration Council (CIAC). The CIAC has been established in India as a joint initiative between the Construction Industry Development Council(CIDC) India and the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) to provide institutional mechanism dispute resolution similar to what is followed by SIAC and International Court of Arbitration, The Hague. CIAC is the only Arbitral Institution in India to focus mainly on Institutional mode of resolution of disputes. It is also the only Institution having observer status with United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Working Group, which is concerned with framing of Arbitration Rules.

CIAC provide the forum and facilities for institutional arbitration. The institutional arbitration process in the CIAC has various features like, Speed, Trained arbitrators, Transparent process of appointment of arbitrators, Code of Ethics, Transparent management of arbitrator’s fees, Monitor the progress of the case, Arranging logistics, facilities and services for hearing.

Main feature of the CIAC are that the making of award is time bound i.e. it is made within 30 days from the close of hearing. Further CIAC review award made by the Arbitral Tribunal before issue.

Department of Justice, Ministry of Law & Justice, Govt. of India has approved & nominated Construction Industry Arbitration Council (CIAC), as Nodal Agency for Disputes Resolution through ADR Online or conventional mode vide its notifications dated 21st August, 2017, wherein Govt. Departments/organisations have been advised to resolve their disputes through ADR & not through litigation.

Govt. Departments as well as Private Sectors have empanelled CIAC as one of the Arbitral Institutions for Resolution of Dispute through Institutional Arbitration.

The New Delhi International Arbitration Centre (NDIAC) Bill 2018 has been introduced in Lok Sabha by Hon’ble Minister of State for Law and Justice and Corporate Affairs Shri PP Chaudhary on Friday 5th January, 2018.

This Bill has been brought out with a view to promote institutional arbitration and to make India a hub of international arbitration.

CIAC brings to you an opportunity to join its Panel of Arbitrators by attending the Empanelment Arbitration Workshop proposed to be held on 5th – 7th July, 2018 at New Delhi and/ or “Under Grand Father Category”. where as the “Under Grand Father Category” the applications would be examined & decided w.r.t the policy of the CIAC.

Eligibility Criteria with requisite application form for empanelment of Arbitrators through Arbitrations Workshop & “Under Grand Father Category” are annexed “A” & “B” respectively. Interested persons can check up their eligibility before making their applications.

The need for settlement of disputes through arbitral process is increasing with more and more Engineering, Construction and Infrastructure Projects happening all around and with the influx of more MNCs bidding for such projects of high stakes. There is also increase in the number of corporates entering the construction sectors. All this means more issues and disputes arising between the contracting parties. Naturally there is an increasing demand for expert arbitrators, be it domestic or international arbitration. Apart from ad hoc panel of arbitrators, there is an increased need for parties opting for Institutional Arbitration in light of the NDIAC Bill 2018 referred above.

Construction Industry Arbitration Council (CIAC) offers well-structured Institutional Arbitration with a high standard of professionalism and in that endeavour seeks to build a strong and well informed panel of arbitrators.

Our Panel experts are people of high integrity and knowledge and are from varied fields like judiciary, legal profession, engineering, management executives, financial specialists and so on to provide a wider range of option for the parties.

With this in mind, CIAC had been periodically conducting workshops to offer special orientation training on the various aspects of dispute resolution and arbitration to the aspiring panellists. The workshops are handled by expert resource persons who are endowed with hands on experience in the subject. The workshops are normally spread over a period of three days with different sessions focusing on different nuances and aspects of dispute resolution and arbitration so that the participants when empanelled with CIAC are considered as experts.

The need for arbitration is ever increasing and hence CIAC has planned to enlarge its panel of arbitrators by conducting an exclusive Empanelment Arbitration Workshop. as referred above & empanelled arbitrators “Under Grand Father Category”.

You may get in touch with Prof (Er.) O.P.Gupta, VSM Acting Registrar, CIAC (Email:,, & Mobile No- +91- 9811553948) for any further details. Registration Form duly filled in along with registration fee may kindly be sent to Ms. Joymati Nunia, Asst Officer, CIAC (E-mail: & Mobile No-+91-9015496604).

I take pleasure inviting you to reap the benefits of the CIAC’s offer by registering your participation as individual/ sponsored candidate and facilitate the Council to enlarge its Panel of the Arbitrators.

Become an early bird and reap the benefit of the said workshop.

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