The enquiry under Section 11 is limited to examination of the existence of an arbitration agreement; no conflict in Geo Miller case and Uttarakhand Purv Sainik case (Bombay High Court)(14 January 2020)

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Shamsuddin v. Now Realty Ventures LLP, 2020 SCC OnLine Bom 100 High Court of Bombay; Single judge bench; G. S. Patel, J.; Decided on 14 January 2020 Prefatory Section 11 (6A) of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 (“ACA”) was introduced by the 2015 Amendments. It provides that the Supreme

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Categories: Appointment of arbitrator |  Competence of arbitral tribunal to rule on its own jurisdiction |  Existence of arbitration agreement |  Jurisdiction of arbitral tribunal |  Kompetenz-kompetenz |  Limitation |  Limitation and jurisdictional question |  Section 11 |  Section 11 (6A)  

An issue as to jurisdiction like limitation should be decided by the arbitrator, not court considering an application under Section 11 to appoint arbitrator (Supreme Court of India)

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Uttarakhand Purv Sainik Kalyan Nigam Limited v. Northern Coal Field Limited, 2019 SCC OnLine SC 1518 Supreme Court of India, 2-judge bench, Ajay Rastogi and Indu Malhotra, JJ., decided on 26 November 2019   The petitioner invoked arbitration in September 2016 and later applied to the Madhya Pradesh High Court for appointment

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Categories: 2015 Amendments to section 11 |  Appointment of arbitrator |  Competence of arbitral tribunal to rule on its own jurisdiction |  Existence of arbitration agreement |  Jurisdiction of arbitral tribunal |  Kompetenz-kompetenz |  Limitation |  Limitation and jurisdictional question |  Power of court under section 11  

Where the question if arbitrator had jurisdiction over a counter claim depended on questions of fact, the arbitrator should not have summarily rejected that claim? (Supreme Court)

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Bharat Corporation Petroleum Limited v. Go Airlines (India) Limited, 2019 SCC OnLine SC 1382 Supreme Court, 3-judge bench, R. Banumathi, A.S. Bopanna and Hrishikesh Roy, JJ.; decided on 23 October 2019   Under an agreement of January 2007, BPCL supplied aviation fuel to Go Airlines. Some dispute arose and BPCL

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Categories: Arbitrability |  Disputed question of fact |  Jurisdiction of arbitral tribunal |  Scope of reference  

Arbitral tribunal’s jurisdiction–Standard of review applied by courts (Bombay High Court)

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Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd. v. M3nergy Sdn. Bhd., 2019 SCC OnLine Bom 2915 Bombay High Court; 2-Judge bench; Pradeep Nandrajog, C.J. and Bharati Dangre, J.; decided on 16 October 2019   The question The tribunal may rule on its own jurisdiction if a party raises a plea that the arbitral

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Categories: Jurisdiction of arbitral tribunal |  Kompetenz-kompetenz |  Recourse against arbitral award |  Setting aside arbitral award