Understanding Mandatory Mediation under the Commercial Courts Ordinance

The Commercial Courts Commercial Division and Commercial Appellate Division of High Court (Amendment) Ordinance of 2018, dated May 03, 2018, has inserted section 12A to the Commercial Courts Act, 2015, contemplating pre-institution mediation and settlement, before the filing of any commercial disputes. Section 12A (1) introduces an additional dispute resolution mechanism – mediation – to further speed up the process of finality in dispute management. As per its provisions, except for matters which require urgent …

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