The test of being unable to present one’s case concerns matters outside party’s control. Enforcement of a foreign award cannot be refused when the party chose not to avail the opportunity to present its case before the arbitral tribunal (Supreme Court of India)

     Update by Kushager Relhan , Prashant Mishra

Centrotrade Minerals & Metals Inc. v. Hindustan Copper Ltd., 2020 SCC OnLine SC 479 (“Centrotrade III”) Court: Supreme Court of India | Case Number: Civil Appeal No. 2562 of  | Citation: 2020 SCC OnLine SC 479 | Judges: RF Nariman, S Ravindra Bhat and V Ramasubramanian JJ | Date: 02

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Categories: “Otherwise unable to present his case” |  Conditions for enforcement of foreign awards |  Enforcement  |  Section 48 |  Section 48(1)(b)  

Foreign award cannot be enforced if the matter involves violation of export-restrictions (Supreme Court of India)

     Update by Samarth Madan , Case Comment by Prashant Mishra

National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India v. Alimenta S.A., 2020 SCC OnLine SC 381 Supreme Court of India; 3-judge bench, Arun Mishra, MR Shah, BR Gavai JJ; decided on 22 April 2020   On 22 April 2020A 3-judge bench of the Supreme Court of India ruled on the enforceability

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Categories: Conditions for enforcement of foreign awards |  Enforcement  |  Enforcement of foreign awards |  Foreign Awards (Recognition and Enforcement) Act |  Fundamental policy of Indian law |  Public policy |  Public Policy of India  

Wrong composition of seat and wrong composition of arbitral tribunal is ground for refusing enforcement- establishing prejudice not required; significance and consequences of seat; determination of seat et. al. (Supreme Court of Singapore)

     Updates by Prerna Seerwani

ST Group Co Ltd and others v Sanum Investments Limited and another, [2019] SGCA 65 Supreme Court of Singapore (Court of Appeal); 3-judge bench, Sundaresh Menon CJ, Judith Prakash JA and Quentin Loh JJ., decided on 18 November 2019   Article 36 Model Law and Section 31 International Arbitration Act

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Objection as to a domestic award cannot be taken in the execution proceedings if no set-aside application was filed; CPC provisions which are inconsistent with ACA do not apply in execution under Section 36, ACA; Section 47, CPC is not attracted (Orissa High Court) (07 January 2020)

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Birat Chandra Dagara v. Orissa Manganese & Minerals Ltd.; 2020 SCC OnLine Ori 5 High Court of Orissa; Single-judge bench; Biswanath Rath, J.; decided on 7 January 2020 A single-judge bench of the High Court of Orissa has held that an objection as to execution of an award cannot be

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Categories: CPC |  Enforcement  |  Enforcement of arbitral awards |  Enforcement of domestic awards |  Execution of arbitral award |  Finality |  Finality and enforcement of arbitral awards |  Finality of awards |  Objection to execution |  Section 36  

The 2019 amendments, introducing Section 87 into the Arbitration and Conciliation Act and deleting Section 26 of the 2015 Amendment Act, violate Article 14 of the Constitution (Supreme Court)

     Updates by Meenakshi K. K. , Prashant Mishra

Hindustan Construction Company v. Union of India, 2019 SCC OnLine SC 1520 Supreme Court of India;  3-judge bench; Rohinton Fali Nariman, Aniruddha Bose and V. Ramasubramanian, JJ.; decided on 27 November 2019   BACKGROUND— THE AMENDMENTS IN 2015 AND 2019 The Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 (“ACA”) was amended in 2015,

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