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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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Awards must be challenged within the time limit: SC

The Supreme Court of India recently clarified that an application to set aside arbitral award must be made within the strict statutory timeline and this timeline cannot be extended thereafter by using the provision of “sufficient cause” under the Limitation Act, … Continue reading

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Two-tier arbitration permissible: SC

In an important ruling, the Supreme Court of India clarified that the parties have the autonomy to agree to a two-tier arbitration in India (appellate arbitration) and such a choice would not be contrary to the public policy of India. … Continue reading

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Arbitration seat attracts law applicable to such location: SC

In a case where one of the parties was a foreign national, the Supreme Court of India clarified that choosing of the juridical seat of arbitration attracts the law applicable to such location and it would not be necessary to … Continue reading

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Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Ordinance, 2015: Govt.

The President of India has promulgated the Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Ordinance, 2015 (“Ordinance”). The Ordinance amends the provisions of Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 (“Act”). http://goo.gl/U5BxeC The salient features of the amendments are as under: (i) In order to … Continue reading

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Amendments to the Arbitration and Conciliation Bill, 2015: Govt.

Indian Government gave its approval for amendments to the Arbitration and Conciliation Bill, 2015 taking into consideration the Law Commission’s recommendations, and suggestions received from stake holders. The Government of India has decided to amend the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, … Continue reading

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No backdoor challenge to Arbitral Tribunal’s jurisdiction: SC

Denying a backdoor challenge to the jurisdiction of an Arbitral Tribunal, the Supreme Court of India recently ruled that a party to an arbitration proceeding shall not be permitted to raise objections under The Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 (“Act”) … Continue reading

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