Existence and validity and of an arbitration agreement, and arbitrability of the dispute can be examined in proceedings under Section 8 and Section 11 ACA. The court should interfere in limited cases where it is plainly arguable that the arbitration agreement is non-existent, invalid or the disputes non-arbitrable. (Supreme Court)

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Vidya Drolia and others v. Durga Trading Corporation (Vidya Drolia II) Court: Supreme Court of India | Case Number: Civil Appeal No. 2402 of 2019 | Citation: 2020 SCC OnLine SC 1018 | Bench: NV Ramana, Sanjiv Khanna and Krishna Murari JJ | Date of decision: 14 December 2020 |

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An award based on put-option in a contract does not violate the public policy of India (Bombay High Court)

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Banyan Tree Growth Capital LLC v. Axiom Cordages Limited and others, Commercial Arbitration Petition No. 476 of 2019 Bombay High Court| single-judge bench | GS Kulkarni J | 30 April 2020 Banyan, a Mauritius based fund, invested USD fifty million into Axiom Cordages Limited after negotiations with Axion’s promoters. The

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

Foreign award cannot be enforced if the matter involves violation of export-restrictions (Supreme Court of India)

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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  

Standard for setting aside arbitral award; permissibility of re-appreciating findings of fact in set-aside proceedings; claim for damages et. al. (Delhi High Court) (7 January 2020)

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G+H Schallschutz  v.  Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited 2020 SCC OnLine Del 19;  single-judge bench, Sanjeev Narula, J.; Decided on 07 January 2020 The Dispute Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (“BHEL”) signed a contract with the Public Electric Company, Yemen to construct a power plant. For manufacture of some equipments required in

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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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