Quippo Construction Equipment Limited v Janardan Nirman Pvt. Limited 2020 SCC Online SC 419

     Case Comment by Prashant Mishra , Nishant Gupta

Supreme Court of India | 2-judge bench| UU Lalit and Vineet Saran JJ | 29 April 2020 The Quippo judgment presents a problem of exposition. The primary question was about the jurisdiction of the court to hear a set-aside application against an award. The question was decided on the principle of waiver.

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Categories: Arbitral seat |  Competence of arbitral tribunal to rule on its own jurisdiction |  Determination of seat |  Kompetenz-kompetenz |  Preclusive effect of kompetenz kompetenz |  Seat of arbitration |  Section 16 |  Section 4 |  Waiver of right to object  

Mere expression “place of arbitration” is not determinative of the “seat” of arbitration. The intention of the parties as to the “seat” should be determined from other clauses in the agreement and the conduct of the parties. (Supreme Court of India)

     Updates by Nishant Gupta

Mankastu Impex Private Limited v AirVisual Limited 2020 SCC OnLine SC 301 Supreme Court of India; 3-judge bench, R Banumathi, AS Bopanna and Hrishikesh Roy JJ, decided on 05 March 2020   A.  THE DISPUTE RESOLUTION CLAUSE Mankastu, an Indian company, and AirVisual, a Hong Kong company, had a memorandum

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Categories: Arbitral seat |  Place of arbitration |  Seat of arbitration |  Section 20 |  Venue of arbitration  

Wrong composition of seat and wrong composition of arbitral tribunal is ground for refusing enforcement- establishing prejudice not required; significance and consequences of seat; determination of seat et. al. (Supreme Court of Singapore)

     Updates by Prerna Seerwani

ST Group Co Ltd and others v Sanum Investments Limited and another, [2019] SGCA 65 Supreme Court of Singapore (Court of Appeal); 3-judge bench, Sundaresh Menon CJ, Judith Prakash JA and Quentin Loh JJ., decided on 18 November 2019   Article 36 Model Law and Section 31 International Arbitration Act

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Categories: 1994 |  Arbitral seat |  Art 36 (1) (a) (iv) Model Law |  Composition of arbitral tribunal |  Construction of arbitration agreement |  Construction of contract |  Enforcement  |  Enforcement of arbitral awards |  Enforcement of foreign awards |  Enforcement of wrongly seated arbitration |  Estoppel |  Grounds for refusing recognition or enforcement |  Interpretation of contract |  Prejudice |  Seat |  Seat of arbitration |  Waiver  

Which court has jurisdiction over an arbitral process clarified; BALCO’s concurrent-jurisdiction theory is not its real ratio; seat v. venue debate discussed; Hardy held to be contrary to BALCO (Supreme Court of India)

     Updates by Aimen Reshi , Prashant Mishra

BGS SGS Soma JV v. NHPC Ltd., SCC OnLine SC 1585 Supreme Court, 3-judge bench, R.F Nariman, Aniruddha Bose and V Ramasubramanian, JJ., Decided on 10 December 2019 Preface–which court has jurisdiction over an arbitral process and as a result jurisdiction to set aside an award Courts in the arbitral

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Categories: Appealable orders |  Arbitral seat |  BALCO |  Concurrent jurisdiction |  Designation of arbitral seat |  Exclusive jurisdiction |  Interpretation of judgment |  Maintainability |  Seat |  Seat of arbitration |  Set aside or refusing to set aside an arbitral award |  Tests for determination of seat |  Venue |  Venue of arbitration  

Seat is akin to exclusive jurisdiction (Delhi High Court)

     Updates by Nishant Gupta

Dipankar Singh and others v. Union of India through National Highway Authority of India, 2019 SCC OnLine Del 11121 Delhi High Court; single-judge bench, V. Kameswar Rao J.; decided on 15 November 2019   The petitioners’ land was notified for acquisition under the National Highway Act, 1956 (“NHA”). The competent

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Categories: Arbitral seat |  Exclusive jurisdiction |  Seat |  Seat of arbitration