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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A guarantor cannot be referred to arbitration on a dispute of non-payment of loans arising from a loan agreement the guarantor did not sign (Delhi High Court) (14 January 2020)

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STCI Finance Ltd. v. Shreyas Kirti Lal Doshi & another;2020 SCC OnLine Del 100 High Court of Delhi; Single-judge bench; V. Kameswar Rao, J.; Decided on 14 January 2020 The background STCI Finance, the plaintiff, had given loans to a company called Shrenuj Investments and Finance Pvt. Ltd. (“Shrenuj”) under

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