Unilateral Appointment of Arbitrator: Balancing the Principle of Mutuality and the Contra Proferentem Rule

-Intisar Aslam* Winner, 1st RGNUL Arbitration Essay Writing Competition “When I am representing a client in an arbitration, what I am really looking for in a party-nominated arbitrator is someone with the maximum predisposition towards my client, but with the minimum appearance of bias.” Prof. Martin Hunter[1] Introduction The appointment of an arbitrator is a … More Unilateral Appointment of Arbitrator: Balancing the Principle of Mutuality and the Contra Proferentem Rule

Unequal Influence of Parties in Appointment of Arbitrators: A Critical Analysis of the Railways Electrification (2019)and the Ensuing Quagmire

Ramit Singh[1] In a recent judgment delivered by the Hon’ble Supreme Court, the position on the appointment of arbitrator by parties has become unclear. In the context of unilateral appointment of an arbitrator, where one party can only appoint an arbitrator from a pool-based system created by the other party hampers the principle of equal … More Unequal Influence of Parties in Appointment of Arbitrators: A Critical Analysis of the Railways Electrification (2019)and the Ensuing Quagmire