Since crimes are no longer just a matter of national governance, it is essential that governments support national law enforcement authorities through appropriate channels to ensure legal assistance between nation-states through the conclusion of mutual legal assistance agreements or a mutual legal assistance contract (MLAT). Mutual legal assistance may also be provided informally through bilateral cooperation and exchange of information between police or judicial officers in different States. Cross-border agreements with India – the arbitration clause of international agreements contains, in most cases, an arbitration clause that defines the applicable law of the treaty and the seat of the arbitration procedure. In relations with an Indian party, this cannot completely preclude a dispute in the Indian courts, since judicial intervention may still take place in the Indian courts, unless a specific language precludes the application of Part One of the Indian Arbitration and Conciliation Act 1996 (the Act), which contained the provision relating to the appointment of arbitrators, is included in the agreement. Cases of corruption often – and increasingly – concern a transnational element; for example, in cases of foreign corruption or when corrupt officials hide evidence and embezzy funds abroad. . . .