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CPC Order XXVII Rule 8A ‘archaic’, no exceptional treatment for Government: SC

The Supreme Court of India recently held that no exceptional treatment can be given to the Government while considering the application for stay filed by the Government in proceedings under Section 34 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act. Section 34 … Continue reading

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Winding up of companies fall within the exclusive jurisdiction of NCLT: NCLAT

The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) reiterated that dispute relating to oppressional mismanagement and cases where winding up of companies may be required fall within the exclusive jurisdiction of National Company Law Tribunal and cannot be referred to arbitration. … Continue reading

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Arbitration clause has no existence in an unstamped agreement: SC

The Supreme Court of India recently held that an arbitration clause has no existence until the contract containing the arbitration clause is duly stamped. “When an arbitration clause is contained “in a contract”, it is significant that the agreement only … Continue reading

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Parties should seek remedies under Arbitration Act: BHC

The Bombay High Court recently held that when remedies are available to a party seeking an injunction under the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 (“Act”), an anti-arbitration injunction cannot be obtained to circumvent provisions of the Act. A three judge … Continue reading

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Consumer cases cannot be arbitrated: SC

The Supreme Court recently reiterated that consumer cases cannot be arbitrated under the normal scenario although there is no inhibition in disputes being proceeded in arbitration. “We may, however, hasten to add that in the event a person entitled to … Continue reading

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Stamp duty not necessary on foreign arbitration awards in India: SC

The Supreme Court of India ruled that the payment of stamp duty is not necessary for the enforcement of foreign arbitration awards in India. The Court said that the expression ‘award’ under Item 12 of Schedule I of the Indian … Continue reading

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Indian courts have jurisdiction when arbitration ‘seat’ not agreed: SC

Clarifying the distinction between ‘venue’ and ‘seat’ during arbitration proceedings, the Supreme Court of India reiterated that courts in India have jurisdiction over arbitration proceedings when the arbitration ‘seat’ has not agreed between the parties. Reviewing a plethora of case, … Continue reading

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Employers can bar class actions in employment contracts: USSC

In an important ruling with far reaching consequences, the United States Supreme Court ruled that employers can use individualized arbitration clauses that bar class actions in employment contracts to resolve employment disputes between the parties. “Congress has instructed in the … Continue reading

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Visit of foreign lawyer to India for giving legal advice on foreign law may amount to practice of law: SC

In an important ruling, the Supreme Court of India held that visit of any foreign lawyer to India on ‘fly in and fly out’ basis for giving legal advice regarding foreign law may amount to practice of law if it … Continue reading

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Award can be enforced where assets are located: SC

The Supreme Court of India recently clarified that the enforcement of an arbitration award through its execution can be filed anywhere in the country where the assets of the judgment debtor are located. “The enforcement of an award through its … Continue reading

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