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The Chief Justice of The High Court of Karnataka is the Patron-in-Chief of the Centre and the Centre is governed by a Board of Governors consisting of Five Sitting Judges of the High Court of Karnataka, the senior most among them is nominated by the Chief Justice as the President of the Board of Governors.

The day to day management of the Centre is under the supervision of a full-time Director assisted by two Deputy Directors, Support Staff and Research Assistants.

The Centre ensures secure and transparent transactions. Its functioning is governed by Arbitration & Conciliation Centre – Bengaluru (Domestic & International) Rules, 2012, framed by the High Court of Karnataka.

Arbitration and conciliation proceedings that are facilitated would be consistent with the provisions of Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996.


Parties are required to agree to refer any disputes arising out of their contractual relationship, to arbitration in accordance with the Rules of the Centre, by insertion of a clause to the effect in the contract.

The parties may enter into a separate and independent agreement to refer any dispute to arbitration in accordance with the Rules of the Centre, de hors any earlier agreement as regards arbitration or conciliation. Parties can also seek reference through the process of Court.