Welcome to NPAC
Founded by the Palkhivala Foundation, the Nani Palkhivala Arbitration Centre (NPAC) aims to be a world class arbitration facility. We believe strongly in arbitration to ease the burden of the courts and to dispense justice in a speedy, cost-effective, and fair manner. To avail of our rules, any individual or company can insert an arbitration clause as an addendum to pre-existing contracts. This can be done via email or in writing. For model clauses to suit your organisation feel free to get in touch.
Based in Chennai, the centre is modelled on the lines of the International Council of Arbitration set up by the International Chamber of commerce, Paris. Incorporated in 2005 as a company under section 25 of the companies Act, NPAC is the only arbitration forum in South India to have been formally recognized by the Madras High Court. Read More
New! Annual Journal on Arbitration
About Nani Palkhivala
Nani Palkhivala was born in 1920 in Bombay to middle-class Parsi parents. His family name derives from the profession of his forefathers (a common practice among Parsis), who had been manufacturers of palanquins ("palkhis"). Read More
Many of you have been interested to hear more about the matters being arbitrated at the moment...here is a snapshot. Since the parties names are confidential information - this is not a public forum - we have just presented some of the issues.
Misappropriation of School funds
A dispute where both had concluded business, and one party now feels there is a dispute.
A dispute regarding encumbrances on a plot of land sold for development.
A dispute between a contractor and a property developer.
A dispute related to a barter agreement.