If a court determines that the seat is somewhere else, it has no jurisdiction even if cause of action arose in its jurisdiction and even if before the determination of seat, a prior application had been filed before it (Supreme Court of India)

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Hindustan Construction Company Ltd. v. NHPC Ltd. and others, MANU/SC/0299/2020 Supreme Court of India; 3-judge bench, RF Nariman, S Ravindra Bhat, and V. Ramasubramanian JJ; decided on 04 March 2020   A 3-judge bench of Rohinton Fali Nariman, S Ravindra Bhat and V Ramasubramanian JJ has reiterated, following BGS SGS

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Which court has jurisdiction over an arbitral process clarified; BALCO’s concurrent-jurisdiction theory is not its real ratio; seat v. venue debate discussed; Hardy held to be contrary to BALCO (Supreme Court of India)

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BGS SGS Soma JV v. NHPC Ltd., SCC OnLine SC 1585 Supreme Court, 3-judge bench, R.F Nariman, Aniruddha Bose and V Ramasubramanian, JJ., Decided on 10 December 2019 Preface–which court has jurisdiction over an arbitral process and as a result jurisdiction to set aside an award Courts in the arbitral

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Seat is akin to exclusive jurisdiction (Delhi High Court)

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Dipankar Singh and others v. Union of India through National Highway Authority of India, 2019 SCC OnLine Del 11121 Delhi High Court; single-judge bench, V. Kameswar Rao J.; decided on 15 November 2019   The petitioners’ land was notified for acquisition under the National Highway Act, 1956 (“NHA”). The competent

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When ‘venue’ means ‘seat’ (Delhi High Court)

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Raj Kumar Brothers v. Life Essentials Personal Care Pvt. Ltd., 2019 SCC OnLine 10803 Delhi High Court; single-judge bench, V. Kameswar Rao J.; decided on 31 October 2019 The arbitration agreement provided that the “venue of Arbitration shall be Gurgaon” and “all disputes … shall be subject to GURGAON jurisdiction”.

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