Court can grant relief under Section 9 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act 1996 even if the document containing the arbitration agreement is insufficiently stamped (Bombay High Court) [Note: the issue is pending in the Supreme Court in another matter]

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IREP Credit Capital Pvt. Ltd.  v. Tapaswi Mercantile Pvt. Ltd. and another; 2019 SCC OnLine Bom 5719 Bombay High Court; Single-judge bench, Bombay High Court, G.S. Patel, J.; decided on 20 December 2019   Can a court grant relief under Section 9 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 (“ACA”)

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If the agreement provides a named adjudicator for deciding certain matters, those matters are “excepted matters”, and not arbitrable. (Supreme Court)

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Mitra Guha Builders (India) Company v. Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited, 2019 SCC OnLine SC 1442 Supreme Court of India, 3-judge bench, R. Banumathi, A.S. Bopanna and Hrishikesh Roy, JJ. decided on 08 November 2019   In the construction contract that Mitr Guha had with ONGC, a clause empowered

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