Pre-arbitration remedies are available as "temporary measures before judgement". Good cause must be shown to the court by a petitioner that there is an urgent necessity to protect his interests during the arbitration proceedings. Temporary measures are granted by the court in the form of orders for attachment, seizure, restraint or a cease or desist order.

There are no definite requirements on the advanced notice to the parties concerned. The court merely wishes to be satisfied that an action by one party to made known to the other and that such a party has sufficient time to respond.

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