An arbitration clause which says disputes “may” be referred to arbitration is not a binding arbitration agreement; the pre-arbitral mechanism of discussion need not be followed when it is clear parties do not intend any settlement (Bombay High Court)

     Update by Nayanikaa Shukla

Quick Heal v. NCS Computers and another Court: Bombay High Court | Case Number: Arbitration Petition No.43 of 2018| Citation: Not currently available | Judge: SK Kathawalla J | Date: 05 June 2020 | Available at: Website of Bombay High Court https://bombayhighcourt.nic.in A. THE ARBITRATION CLAUSE STATED THAT THE DISPUTE

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Categories: Appointment of arbitrator |  Arbitration agreement  |  Pre-arbitral mechanism |  Pre-arbitral procedure |  Section 11  

Transferee of a business undertaking has a right to invoke arbitration under the arbitration clause of an agreement which formed part of the business transfer (originally executed by the transferor) (Delhi High Court)

     Update by Anushree Chandra

M/s Distribution Logistics Pvt. Ltd. v. M/s BPB Builders Pvt. Ltd. Court: High Court of Delhi | Case Number: ARB.P. 383/2019 | Citation: Currently not available| Judge: Jyoti Singh J| Date: 12 May 2020 | Available at: https://indiankanoon.org/doc/69677882/   ETA Engineering and BPB Builders entered into an agreement on 23

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Extension of time limit for an arbitral award—a case comment on Lots Shipping v. Cochin Port Trust and DDA v. Tarachand

     Case Comment by Prashant Mishra , Avantika Verma

M/S Lots Shipping Company Limited v. Cochin Port Trust, OP (C).No.586 OF 2018(O); Kerala High Court | 2-judge bench| CK Abdul Rehim and Shircy V JJ| 28 April 2020  DDA v. Tarachand Sumit Construction Co., OMP (Misc.) (Comm.) 236 of 2019Delhi High Court | Jyoti Singh J| 12 May 2020

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A party asserting that the arbitration agreement is not sufficiently stamped must establish, with reference to the rule, the basis of the insufficiency.

     Updates by Kushager Relhan

Nirman Panchvati Developers Pvt. Ltd. and another v. Wellcity Real Estate Pvt. Ltd. and others (https://indiankanoon.org/doc/109727706/) Bombay High Court; Single-judge bench, GS Patel J, decided on 02 March 2020   A. PREFACE On 10 April 2019, in Garware Wall Ropes v. Coastal Marine Constructions & Engineering Ltd., (2019) 9 SCC

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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)

     Updates by Editor

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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