When the agreement specifically provides for appointment of an arbitral tribunal from a panel of serving or retired Railway Officers, the appointment should be in terms of the agreement; TRF case and Perkins case distinguished (Supreme Court of India)

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Central Organisation for Railway Electrification v. ECI-SPIC-SMO_MCML (JV), 2019 SCC OnLine SC 1635 Supreme Court of India, 3-judge bench, R. Banumathi, A.S. Bopanna and Hrishikesh Roy, JJ. decided on 17 December 2019 This is a recent addition to the list of cases on appointment of arbitrator versus the principles of

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A party to an agreement is dis-entitled to appoint a sole arbitrator on its own; and it will always be available to argue that a party or an official or an authority having interest in the dispute would be dis-entitled to appoint a sole arbitrator (Supreme Court)

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Perkins Eastman Architects DPC and another v. HSCC (India) Ltd., 2019 SCC OnLine SC 1517 Supreme Court of India, 2-judge bench, Uday Umesh Lalit and Indu Malhotra, JJ. decided on 26 November 2019 Background—the Supreme Court in TRF case held earlier that a person ineligible as a matter of law to

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