Party appointed sole arbitrator is ineligible in view of the Supreme Court’s 2-judge bench decision in Perkins case; the 3-judge bench decision in Central Organisation for Railway Electrification distinguished (Delhi High Court)(20 January 2020)

     Updates by Nishant Gupta

Proddatur Cable TV Digi Services v. SITI Cable Network Limited, O.M.P (T) (COMM.) 109/2019 Delhi High Court; single-judge bench, Jyoti Singh J.; Decided on 20.01.2020 An agreement of August 2015 between the parties provided for resolution of disputes by a sole arbitrator appointed by Siti Cable (defined in the arbitration

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When the agreement specifically provides for appointment of named arbitrators, the appointment should be in terms of the agreement (under the pre-2015 statute) (Supreme Court)

     Updates by Shivam Tiwari , Prashant Mishra

Union of India v. Pradeep Vinod Construction Company , 2019 SCC Online SC 1467 Supreme Court of India, 3-judge bench, R. Banumathi, A.S. Bopanna and Hrishikesh Roy, JJ. decided on 14 November 2019   This matter concerned contract awarded by Railways in which a standard arbitration clause often found in Railways’

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