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Clearing the Air on Bilateral Termination of a Contract Incorporating an Arbitration Clause

[Ankitesh Ojha is a 4th Year B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) student at Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur] Introduction It is a settled principle in arbitration that the agreement to arbitrate contained in an arbitration clause is viewed as a separate agreement from the rest of the contract. The fate of an arbitration agreement is not decided by the sustainability of the contract incorporating it...

Analysing the Non-obstante Clause of Section 8 of the Arbitration Act

[Rajvansh Singh is a 3rd year student at National Law University Odisha] In Aftab Singh v. Emaar MGF Land Limited, the complainants approached the consumer forum seeking possession of flat/villa and compensation from the builder in lieu of the delay in handing over the possession of the same. The builder contended that builder-buyer agreement contains an arbitration clause by virtue of which...

Section 14 of the IBC: Discontinuance of Arbitral Proceedings

[Ashish Rana is an Advocate on Record in Supreme Court of India. The author thanks Shatakshi Singh for assistance] The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (IBC) has been enacted by the Parliament with a view to codify the existing framework of insolvency and bankruptcy which comprised of scattered provisions and mechanisms under the different legislation. Section 14 of the IBC provides for the...

The Vodafone Anti-Suit Injunction – A Cautionary Note

[Siddharth S. Aatreya is a V Year B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) Candidate, National Law School of India University, Bangalore] In May 2018, the Delhi High Court issued its judgment in Union of India v Vodafone Group plc. The judgment vacated an interim order that had been passed in August 2017, by which the Court had temporarily restrained Vodafone from commencing arbitration proceedings under the India-UK...

Venture Global v. Tech Mahindra – Complicating the Public Policy Debate under Indian Arbitration Law

[Siddharth S. Aatreya is a V Year B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) Candidate at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore] Introduction The public policy ground for challenging an arbitral award has been the subject of much controversy in India. In the Supreme Court’s decision in Venture Global v. Tech Mahindra (2017) two issues within this broad area entered the spotlight – the applicability of...

Call for Papers: Indian Arbitration Law Review

[Announcement from the Indian Arbitration Law Review] The National Law Institute University, Bhopal (NLIU) is pleased to announce the launch of the Indian Arbitration Law Review (“Journal”), an annual peer-reviewed journal devoted to arbitration. The Journal, supported by L&L Partners Law Offices, is set to be released in February 2019 during the 4th NLIU—Justice R.K. Tankha Memorial...

Improperly Stamped Arbitral Awards: When Can Courts Interfere?

[­Athira Sankar is a 5th year B.A. LL.B student at National Law University, Jodhpur] Introduction The effect of non-payment of stamp duty at the time of enforcement of an award has been the subject of varied judicial interpretation. The conflict arises from the fact that an award passed by a tribunal is not always produced before the courts, unlike decrees in civil suits. In civil proceedings...

Demystifying the Arbitrability of Patent Disputes in India

[Prarthna Bathija is a fifth year B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) student, and Apoorv Madan a fourth year B.B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) student, at Jindal Global Law School, Sonipat] The Booz-Allen Case and Conceptual Jurisprudence Relating to Arbitrability of Disputes In the landmark case of Booz-Allen Hamilton v SBI Home Finance (“Booz-Allen”), the Supreme Court summarised the conceptual jurisprudence relating to...

Supreme Court on Conflict in Arbitration Agreement of Insurance Policy

[Nikhil Singh is a 2nd Year B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) Student at The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata] Introduction Recently, a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court in the case of Oriental Insurance Co Ltd v. Narbheram Power and Steel Pvt Ltd analysed a contentious dispute redressal clause commonly found in insurance agreements. The Court, while finding in favor of...

Bombay High Court on Arbitration Agreement in an Unstamped Instrument

[Mansi M Patel is an Associate at IndusLaw] The Bombay High Court in Coastal Marine Construction and Engineering Limited v Garware-Wall Ropes Limited (March 2018) observed that in accordance with the amended provisions of section 11 of the Arbitration & Conciliation Act, 1996 (the “Act”), the role of the court to refer a dispute to arbitration is narrow and is limited to examine the existence...

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