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How tech helped resolve a dispute

Listen on Speaking on the Smartphone Nation podcast by Omidyar Network India, our cofounder Namita Shah explores the nuances of this change in India’s legal sector. From electronic means of communication to the adoption of Online Dispute Resolution (ODR), Namita discusses the ripple effects of technology integration in the field of law – and what this will mean for India’s courts and litigants in the 21st century and beyond. Listen on

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ODR and The Future of Dispute Resolution

In this concluding episode, we delve into the future of dispute resolution, with a focus on the evolving landscape of ODR. We will also discuss emerging trends, potential challenges, and the profound impact of ODR on traditional legal systems. Join us for this engaging exploration of the potential of ODR to shape the future of dispute resolution in our last episode of the season. Listen on

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Mediation 101: The Power of Resolving Disputes Amicably

Mediation empowers disputing parties to find common ground, leading to amicable dispute resolution. Join us as we explore the benefits of this dispute-resolution method, the rise of online mediation, and how platforms like Presolv360 are making it more accessible than ever. Witness how technology and empathy can come together to mend relationships and achieve peaceful resolutions, even across borders. Listen on

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Realm of Arbitration : Institutional V/s AdHoc

What’s the difference between Institutional and AdHoc Arbitration? With the Indiangovernment setting up a High Level Committee to focus on Institutional Arbitration,we take a look at what these different forms of arbitration entail – and why one ofthem often might be a better choice than the other. Listen on

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Delhi High Court Rules Email Delivery of Arbitral Awards Valid Under Arbitration Act.

Case Title: Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports v. Ernst and Young Pvt Ltd1Court: Delhi High CourtDate of Judgment: 23.08.2023

The Delhi High Court recently passed a judgment that has affirmed that the delivery of arbitral awards via email is valid under the Arbitration Act.

In a recent decision, the Delhi High Court stated that the delivery of a scanned, signed copy of an arbitral award via email falls squarely within the ambit of valid delivery as stipulated under Section 31(5) of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996.This decision clearly delineates the legal standing of electronic delivery methods in arbitration proceedings.

The court specifically stated that “The law has to keep its pace in tandem with the developing technology. When service by email is an accepted mode of service, then sending scanned signed copy of the award/order of the Arbitral Tribunal to the parties would be a valid delivery as envisaged under Section 31(5) of the Arbitration Act.”