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  

Considering and allowing a time-barred claim makes the award contrary to public policy of India, and irrational, and perverse, and lacking in judicial approach

     Updates by Saurabh Tiwari

KM Suresh Babu v. Sundaram Finance Limited Madras High Court; single-judge bench, M Sundar J; 05 March 2020 A. THE BACKGROUND Sundaram Finance (SF) financed a truck to Suresh under a hire-purchase contract. Suresh defaulted on the repayment of instalments on 06 April 1999. SF seized the truck on 17

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Categories: Fundamental policy of Indian law |  Limitation |  Patent Illegality |  Public Policy of India |  Section 34  

Award set aside by Delhi High Court in an appeal, overturning the finding of the arbitral tribunal and a single judge who had dismissed the set-aside application, on the ground that the reasoning of the tribunal was perverse and hence in conflict with the public policy of India (Delhi High Court)

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MMTC Limited v. Anglo American Metallurgical Coal, FAO (OS) 532/2015 Delhi High Court; 2-judge bench, G.S. Sistani and Anup Jairam Bhambhani JJ.; decided on 02 March 2020 A bench of two judges of the Delhi High Court set aside, in this case, a domestic award in an appeal under Section

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Categories: Application for setting aside award |  Fundamental policy of Indian law |  Perverse award |  Public Policy of India |  Recourse against arbitral award |  Section 34  

If preliminary issue (of claim being time barred) is decided on the basis of demurrer, the finding would remain a preliminary finding and cannot be foreclosed in trial; objection as to limitation is fundamental and substantive (Bombay High Court)

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Bhavik Bhimjiyani v. Urban Infrastructure Real Estate Fund and Others, 2019 SCC OnLine Bom 5104 Bombay High Court, single-judge bench, Ujjal Bhuyan J.; decided on 04 December 2019 A plea that the claimant’s claim was barred by limitation was raised decided on the basis of demurrer. The arbitrator informed the

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Categories: Demurrer |  Fundamental policy of Indian law |  Limitation |  Preliminary Issue |  Public Policy of India  

Fundamental policy of Indian law includes drastic serious policy matters; inadmissible evidence not a ground covered under the public policy exception (Bombay High Court)

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Nobel Resources Ltd. v. Dharni Sampda Private Ltd., 2019 SCC OnLine Bom 4415 High Court of Bombay, single-judge bench, R. I. Chagla, decided on 18 November 2019   Nobel applied for enforcement of a SIAC award, which the respondent Dharni Sampda resisted on the ground that the award contravenes public

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