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  1. "Pans propounds the view that, despite the importance of expeditious and efficient proceedings, efficiency and fastness should never be the determining factors."

  2. Pans propounds the view that , despite, the importance of expeditious and efficient proceedings efficiency and fastness should never be the determining factors.

Which one is the better option? Commas around the expression -despite- or the whole introductory adverbial element -despite the importance of expeditious and efficient proceedings-?

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In your case first one is a better option.Because in first option right after first comma,the second clause gets start and it ends after proceedings and in between there is no need of any comma because it's a continuous clause till that point.

And grammatically correct is that we don't put comma after despite if the sentence is starting with despite.

And here the second clause is getting started with despite.

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