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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The mandate of the arbitrator terminates if: parties have fixed time-limit for rendering the award; the time-limit is extendable only by mutual consent; consent for extension is denied by one party; and, the award is not rendered within the time fixed. (Supreme Court)

     Updates by Garima Mittal , Gunjan Soni

  Jayesh H. Pandya v. Subhtex India Ltd. 2019 SCC OnLine SC 1101[1] Supreme Court, 3-judge bench, N. V. Ramana, Mohan M. Shantanagoudar and Ajay Rastogi, JJ.; decided on 27 August 2019   The arbitration agreement set four months’ time for the arbitrator to make the award. This time-limit was extendable,

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Categories: De jure unable to perform functions |  Failure or impossibility to act |  Party autonomy |  Sanctity of party choice |  Termination of mandate |  Time limit for concluding arbitration