Arbitration and Conciliation Act

The Evolving Jurisprudence of section 34 of Indian Arbitration & Conciliation Act, 1996

Corporate Law - Section 34 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 (Act) provides for setting aside of an arbitral award by making an application to the Court, on the grounds stated therein. It would not be wrong to say that section 34 of the Act has evolved since 1996 to what we read today. This evolution can […]...

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Are Oppression & Mismanagement disputes Arbitrable In India?

Corporate Law - The arbitrability of disputes for which statutory remedy is provided for becomes a difficult question to answer. Arbitrability refer to whether a dispute could be subjected to arbitration or not.[1] Section 242 and 243 of the Companies Act, 1956 are analogous to sections 397, 398 and 402 of the Companies Act, 1956 which deals with [&helli...

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Appropriate Jurisdiction of Court for Enforcement of Arbitral Award

Corporate Law - In case titled ‘Sundaram Finance v Abdul Samad & Anr. (Civil Appeal No 1650 of 2018)‘ decided on 15.02.2018, the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India has clarified the anomaly with regard to the appropriate jurisdiction for enforcement of an arbitral award. The Hon’ble Supreme Court has held that enforcement of an Arbit...

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) & its effects on Arbitration

Corporate Law - The term Artificial Intelligence itself explains that technology having human capabilities of performing tasks that require human intelligence. This topic is intuitively interesting that one day our disorderly, frenzied human disputes will be determined by the calm, all-knowing logic of a fair and neutral electronic decision maker. While ...

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Relationship between a Client & Foreign Law Firm- ‘Commercial’

Corporate Law - The Respondent initiated arbitration proceedings for the outstanding fees and the Plaintiff had failed to pay such charges. As the proceedings are substantially for recovery of money, it leads to a commercial relationship between the parties under Section 45 of the Act;...

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HLC to review Institutionalisation of Arbitration Mechanism in India

Corporate Law - Comments invited on working paper of high level committee (HLC) to review Institutionalisation of Arbitration Mechanism in India by 7 April 2017...

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Constitution of HLC to review Institutionalization of Arbitration Mechanism

Corporate Law - In order to ensure speedy resolution of commercial disputes and to facilitate effective conduct of international and domestic arbitrations raised under various agreements Government has decided to constitute a High Level Committee (HLC) in the Ministry of Law and Justice...

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Foreign arbitration award enforceable in India according to the Arbitration and Conciliation Act

Corporate Law - The Delhi high court has held that the foreign arbitration award in the dispute between US firm Penn Racquet Sports and Indian company Mayor International Ltd was enforceable in this country according to the Arbitration and Conciliation Act. The awar...

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Award of the sole arbitrator enforceable in India: Delhi HC

Corporate Law - The Delhi high court last week declared that the award of the sole arbitrator appointed by the International Court of Arbitration in the dispute between Fittydent International GmBH and Brawn Laboratories was enforceable in India. The award was in favour of the foreign firm, which had a licence agreement with the Indian firm for manufactu...

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Amendments in Arbitration and Conciliation Act 1996

Corporate Law - Dr.M.Veerappa Moily, Minister of Law and Justice will release a paper on Proposed Amendments in Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 here tomorrow. The Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 deals with law relating to domestic arbitration, international commercial arbitration and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards. The objects and ...

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IBC, 2016 Vs. Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996

Indus Biotech Private Limited Vs Kotak India Venture Fund-I (National Company Law Tribunal) - Indus Biotech Private Limited Vs Kotak India Venture Fund-I (National Company Law Tribunal) FACTUAL BACKGROUND In the present case, the Indus Biotech Pvt. Ltd. (Corporate Debtor) has filed a Interlocutory application under Section 8 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 (Arbitration Act, 199...

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Losing Party cannot seek an Order under Section 34 of Arbitration Act

Tecnimont Private Limited & Anr. Vs ONGC Petro Additions Limited (Delhi High Court) - A petition under Section 34 of the Act is only for setting aside an Arbitral Award on the limited grounds provided under Section 34 of the Act. Therefore, the mere pendency of Section 34 proceedings cannot afford a ground for a party to assert that it has a dispute regarding contractual perfor...

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Position of Multiplicity of Arbitration Proceedings & of Subsequent Award Rendering the Previous Award Illegal

Gammon India Ltd. & Anr. Vs National Highways Authority of India (Delhi High Court) - The Court concluded that the findings of a Subsequent Award would not render the previous Award illegal or contrary to law. To find the validity of the Award, the Award had to be tested as on the date when it was pronounced, on its own merits....

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SC refuses to interfere with period of validity of cheque

In re Cognizance for Extension of Limitation (Supreme Court) - In re Cognizance for Extension of Limitation (Supreme Court) With reference to the prayer, that the period of validity of a cheque be extended, we find that the said  period has  not  been  prescribed by  any Statute but  it  is  a  period  prescribed by the Reserve Bank of India under Sec...

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Can Set Aside Domestic Award, If Irrational And Perverse: SC

Patel Engineering Ltd. Vs North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Ltd. (“NEEPCO”) (Supreme Court) - An arbitral tribunal must decide in accordance with the terms of the contract, but if an arbitrator construes a term of the contract in a reasonable manner, it will not mean that the award can be set aside on this ground. Construction of the terms of a contract is primarily for an arbitrator to deci...

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Govt notifies few sections of Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Act, 2019 wef 30.08.2019

Notification No. S.O. 3154(E) - (30/08/2019) - Central Government hereby appoints the 30th August, 2019 as the date on which the provisions of the  section 1, section 4 to section 9 [both inclusive], section 11 to section 13 [both inclusive] and section 15 of Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Act, 2019. MINISTRY OF LAW AND JUSTICE (Depar...

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Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Act, 2019

Notification No. 33 of 2019 - (09/08/2019) - (1) This Act may be called the Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Act, 2019. (2) Save as otherwise provided in this Act, it shall come into force on such date as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint and different dates may be appointed for different p...

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Govt amends Fourth Schedule of Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996

Notification No. S.O. 5674(E) - (12/11/2018) - In the Fourth Schedule to the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996, under the heading ‘Sum in dispute’, against the entry ‘Above Rs.10,00,00,000 and up to Rs.20,00,00,000’, the model fee is inadvertently mentioned as ‘Rs.12,37,500 plus 0.75 per cent. of the claim amount over and above Rs...

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Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Act, 2015

NO. 3 OF 2016 - (31/12/2015) - in the case of an arbitration other than international commercial arbitration, the principal Civil Court of original jurisdiction in a district, and includes the High Court in exercise of its ordinary original civil jurisdiction, having jurisdiction to decide the questions forming the subject-matter...

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The Evolving Jurisprudence of section 34 of Indian Arbitration & Conciliation Act, 1996

Section 34 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 (Act) provides for setting aside of an arbitral award by making an application to the Court, on the grounds stated therein. It would not be wrong to say that section 34 of the Act has evolved since 1996 to what we read today. This evolution can […]...

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Are Oppression & Mismanagement disputes Arbitrable In India?

The arbitrability of disputes for which statutory remedy is provided for becomes a difficult question to answer. Arbitrability refer to whether a dispute could be subjected to arbitration or not.[1] Section 242 and 243 of the Companies Act, 1956 are analogous to sections 397, 398 and 402 of the Companies Act, 1956 which deals with [&helli...

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Posted Under: Corporate Law |

IBC, 2016 Vs. Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996

Indus Biotech Private Limited Vs Kotak India Venture Fund-I (National Company Law Tribunal)

Indus Biotech Private Limited Vs Kotak India Venture Fund-I (National Company Law Tribunal) FACTUAL BACKGROUND In the present case, the Indus Biotech Pvt. Ltd. (Corporate Debtor) has filed a Interlocutory application under Section 8 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 (Arbitration Act, 1996) where in the underlying Insolvency pe...

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Losing Party cannot seek an Order under Section 34 of Arbitration Act

Tecnimont Private Limited & Anr. Vs ONGC Petro Additions Limited (Delhi High Court)

A petition under Section 34 of the Act is only for setting aside an Arbitral Award on the limited grounds provided under Section 34 of the Act. Therefore, the mere pendency of Section 34 proceedings cannot afford a ground for a party to assert that it has a dispute regarding contractual performance....

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Position of Multiplicity of Arbitration Proceedings & of Subsequent Award Rendering the Previous Award Illegal

Gammon India Ltd. & Anr. Vs National Highways Authority of India (Delhi High Court)

The Court concluded that the findings of a Subsequent Award would not render the previous Award illegal or contrary to law. To find the validity of the Award, the Award had to be tested as on the date when it was pronounced, on its own merits....

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SC refuses to interfere with period of validity of cheque

In re Cognizance for Extension of Limitation (Supreme Court)

In re Cognizance for Extension of Limitation (Supreme Court) With reference to the prayer, that the period of validity of a cheque be extended, we find that the said  period has  not  been  prescribed by  any Statute but  it  is  a  period  prescribed by the Reserve Bank of India under Section 35A of the Banking […]...

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Can Set Aside Domestic Award, If Irrational And Perverse: SC

Patel Engineering Ltd. Vs North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Ltd. (“NEEPCO”) (Supreme Court)

An arbitral tribunal must decide in accordance with the terms of the contract, but if an arbitrator construes a term of the contract in a reasonable manner, it will not mean that the award can be set aside on this ground. Construction of the terms of a contract is primarily for an arbitrator to decide unless the arbitrator construes the c...

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Appropriate Jurisdiction of Court for Enforcement of Arbitral Award

In case titled ‘Sundaram Finance v Abdul Samad & Anr. (Civil Appeal No 1650 of 2018)‘ decided on 15.02.2018, the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India has clarified the anomaly with regard to the appropriate jurisdiction for enforcement of an arbitral award. The Hon’ble Supreme Court has held that enforcement of an Arbit...

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Appointment of an ‘Affiliate’ Arbitrator Not eligible under Seventh Schedule

Afcons Infrastructure Limited Vs Konkan Railway Corporation Limited (Bombay High Court)

Despite the repeated appraisal of arbitral clauses in contracts between parties by both the legislature and judiciary as the key to arbitration becoming the preferred mode for commercial dispute resolution as long as such clauses remain impartial, several Government organizations and Public Sector Undertakings have one-sided clauses for d...

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SC explains Scope of Challenge against Enforcement of Award under Section 48(1)(B)

Centrotrade Minerals and Metal Inc. Vs. Hindustan Copper Ltd. (Supreme Court of India)

The Court herein has settled that when the party has been given enough opportunity accorded to them and has failed to take advantage of the same during the arbitral proceedings, it cannot later go on to say that fair hearing was not given to the party....

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