Choice of foreign law (laws of UK) by two Indian parties as the proper law of the main contract is enforceable because a foreign element (high seas sale) was involved in the transaction (Delhi High Court)

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Dholi Spintex Pvt. Limited v. Louis Dreyfus Company India Pvt. Ltd. Court: Delhi High Court| Case number: CS (Comm.) 286 of 2020 | Citation: Not available currently |Bench: Mukta Gupta J | Date: 24 November 2020      A. The Context The concept of freedom of contract is well recognized.

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Categories: Arbitral seat |  Choice of law |  Foreign law |  Party autonomy |  Power of judicial authority to refer parties to arbitration |  Section 45  

Indian parties can arbitrate in a foreign seat. The resultant award would be a foreign award enforceable under Part II of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 (Gujarat High Court)

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GE Power Conversion India Pvt. Ltd. v. PASL Wind Solutions Pvt. Ltd. Court: Gujarat High Court| Case number: Petition under Arbitration Act No. 131 and 134 of 2019 | Citation: Not available currently |Bench: Viren Vaishnav J | Date: 03 November 2020    A. The ruling summarised The definition of

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Categories: Arbitral seat |  Seat |  Section 44 |  Section 48 |  Section 9  

Appointment of arbitrators in multi-party arbitration—when will post-Dutco reforms come to India?

     Blog by Umang Bhat Nair

A. ACSA Global GVK Airport—a test case for appointment in multiple-respondents scenario It was reported[1] in June this year (2020) that in ACSA Global Limited v. GVK Airport Holdings Limited and others[2] the Supreme Court of India will be considering the issue of appointment of arbitrators in a multi-party arbitration.

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Categories: Appointment of arbitrator |  Dutco |  Section 11  

Courts’ power to grant interim measures operates only in emergency. The tribunal’s jurisdiction is pre-eminent (Delhi High Court in an ad-interim observation)

     Update by Samarth Madan

Nirbhay Pratap Singh v. Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd & another Court: Delhi High Court | Case Number: OMP (I) (COMM) 275/2020 | Citation: Currently unavailable | Judge: C Hari Shankar J | Date: 11 September 2020 | Available at: Delhi High Court’s website (http://delhihighcourt.nic.in/dhcqrydisp_o.asp?pn=148288&yr=2020) Though in an ad-interim order, Justice C Hari Shankar of the Delhi High

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Categories: Interim measures by court |  Interim measures ordered by arbitral tribunal |  Scope of Section 9 |  Section 17 |  Section 9  

The SIAC Emergency Arbitrator Enforcement Experience

     Blog by Vivekananda N.

An earlier version of this blog was published in the SIAC India Newsletter, Issue No.1 available here.   THE SIAC EA EXPERIENCE About 6 years ago, I penned a short piece on Singapore International Arbitration Centre’s (“SIAC”) experience with the emergency arbitrator (“EA”) provisions which had been introduced in 2010

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Categories: Emergency arbitration  |  Emergency Arbitrator |  Emergency Award |  Section 9 |  SIAC  

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