The central theme of this prolegomenon is to
answer the following questions of relevance:
(i) What is ‘second instance’ arbitration?
(ii) Is ‘two-tier’ arbitration in consonance
with the brooding spirit of arbitration
mechanism that is to facilitate party
autonomy or is it in conflict with the
public policy of India?
(iii) Can parties to an arbitration
agreement confer upon themselves
‘right to appeal’ from the ‘arbitral
result’ delivered by one arbitrator to
another arbitrator acting as an
(iv) Is there any difference between
‘arbitration decision’ and ‘arbitral