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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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Arbitration agreement need not be signed: SC

The Supreme Court of India clarified that an arbitration agreement needs to be in writing though it need not be signed under the provisions of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 (“Act”). “The fact that the arbitration agreement shall be … 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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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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Arbitration seat determines courts’ jurisdiction: SC

The Supreme Court of India recently held that when an agreement provided for a specific seat of arbitration and restricted the jurisdiction of all courts except for the court of the seat of arbitration, no other court will have any … Continue reading

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