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ChaAT Inauguration – 24.11.2007

Hon’ble Justice Thiru Ajit Prakash Shah, Chief Justice of Madras High Court (3rd from left) inaugurating Chamber Arbitration Tribunal (ChaAT) on 24.11.2007. Hon’ble Justice Dr. A. R. Lakshmanan, Former Judge, Supreme Court of India and Chairman Law Commission of India, Hon’ble Justice Thiru D. Murugesan, Judge, Madras High Court, Thiru S. Rethinavelu, President, Tamilnadu Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Thiru N. Jegatheesan, ChaAT Committee Chairman and Thiru E. M. Sudarsana Natchiappan, M.P., Chairman, The Parliamentary Committee on Personnel, Public Grievance and Law & Justice are seen in the picture.

Why ChaAT


  • The ChaAT is an independent, professional and long-standing arbitration institution in India for the settlement of domestic disputes and disputes with foreign elements by arbitration and mediation.
  • Arbitrators at the ChaAT are Indains and high-ranking international experts in various areas.
  • Professional secretariat.


The parties are free to agree on:

  • The selection of Arbitrators, qualifications for and nationality of Arbitrators.
  • Language of arbitration (in disputes with a foreign element or disputes in which at least one party is an enterprise with foreign investment capital).
  • Applicable law (in disputes with a foreign element).
  • Place of arbitration.
  • Time for dispute settlement.


  • All queries on arbitral proceedings are timely responded.
  • The communication among the ChaAT, the parties and the Arbitral Tribunal is convenient and rapid.


  • The Rules of Arbitration are transparent and uniformly applied in accordance with the agreement of the parties.
  • The access to documents of the parties during the arbitration proceedings is guaranteed.
  • The Costs of Arbitration are publicly available on the website: Arbitration.
  • Arbitrators resolve disputes independently, impartially and objectively in accordance with laws and meet international standards.


  • Arbitrators have in-depth expertise in many areas.
  • The information and process of dispute resolution are confidential.
  • Reasonable time and costs.
  • Arbitral Awards issued by ChaAT are directly sent to Indian Enforcement Agencies without conducting the procedures for recognition and enforcement at a Court. In cases that are enforced in foreign countries, ChaAT Arbitral Awards shall be enforced in more than 150 nations and territories which are members of the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (New York, 1958) (the “New York Convention”).

Welcome to ChaAT India

Tamilnadu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TN Chamber) was established in the year 1924 at Madurai with the primary objective of serving the cause of Trade and Industry. TN Chamber is one of the largest Chambers in India,well renowned and proactive, making effective and result oriented representations for the growth of trade & Industry and for the cause of public welfare.TN Chamber was responsible for getting several key infrastructure in Southern Tamilnadu for its Industrial and economic development.

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Our Team

Mr. S. Rethinavelu


Mr. N. Jegatheesan


Mr. K. Thirupathirajan

Vice Chairman

Mr. V. Inbavijayan


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