Not only India but also the whole is suffering severely due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic. The law in a country needs to be strong when it comes to the dealing with a virus which cannot be seen through a naked eye. For the said reason, lockdown was imposed, people were asked to wear masks, wash their hands regularly etc. The laws made by the government implemented all the said rules. So it comes to the law of the country to protect in and out of court proceedings in the country. One such out of court proceedings is Arbitration which stands greatly influenced by the pandemic.
Some of the changes that were brought in due to the pandemic are online proceedings, delay in such proceedings due to health reasons or connectivity issue etc. This article prima facie lists all such issues which are coming forward in the arbitration arena during the time of Pandemic. It further focuses on the possible ways to deal with the challenges that are arising in the field of Arbitration. The way forward is a crucial aspect that needs attention, the possibility of online proceedings happening in the future has increased manifolds.
The pandemic has shown humanity a way by which every activity which at one time required the presence the parties now can be done online or even without such presence been mandatory. This brings us to the last aspect of the article; this part will cover the negative as well as positive aspects of pandemic that can be witnessed in Arbitral Proceedings.