Power under Articles 226/227of the Constitution must be exercised in an arbitration case with exceptional rarity, where one party is left remediless, or a clear bad faith is shown by one of the parties. (Supreme Court)

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Bhaven Construction v. Executive Engineer, Sardar Sarovar Nigam Limited and Another Court: Supreme Court of India | Case Number: Civil Appeal No. 14665 of 2015 | Citation: 2021 SCC OnLine SC 8 | Bench: NV Ramana, Surya Kant, Hrishikesh Roy JJ | Date of decision: 6 January 2021   Bhaven

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Existence and validity and of an arbitration agreement, and arbitrability of the dispute can be examined in proceedings under Section 8 and Section 11 ACA. The court should interfere in limited cases where it is plainly arguable that the arbitration agreement is non-existent, invalid or the disputes non-arbitrable. (Supreme Court)

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Vidya Drolia and others v. Durga Trading Corporation (Vidya Drolia II) Court: Supreme Court of India | Case Number: Civil Appeal No. 2402 of 2019 | Citation: 2020 SCC OnLine SC 1018 | Bench: NV Ramana, Sanjiv Khanna and Krishna Murari JJ | Date of decision: 14 December 2020 |

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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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Unilateral right of appointing sole arbitrator not valid under the Perkins rule even if the right was not with any individual but the “company” (Delhi High Court)

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M/s. OMCON Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd. v. Indiabulls Investment Advisors Ltd Court: High Court of Delhi | Case Number: OMP (T) (Comm) 35 /2020 | Citation: Not available currently | Bench: Rekha Palli J | Date: 01 September 2020 Applying the Perkins rule, the Delhi High Court has ruled that a unilateral right

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Once the agreed-procedure fails, the Court can appoint the Presiding Arbitrator. The panel of arbitrators maintained by a body administering arbitration must be broad-based (Delhi High Court)

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IRB Ahmedabad Vadodara Super Express Tollway Pvt. Ltd. v. National Highway Authority of India Court: Delhi Hight Court| ARB.P. 860/2019 & IA No.208/2020 | Citation: Not available currently | Bench: Rekha Palli J | Date: 27 August 2020   A single judge of the Delhi High Court appointed the Presiding

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