The appointment of sole-arbitrator by the Government in a dispute where one party is a government company (a public sector undertaking) is valid (Punjab & Haryana High Court)

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Reliance Infrastructure Ltd. v. State of Haryana and another Court: Punjab & Haryana High Court | Case Number: Civil Revision 7191 of 2019 | Citation: MANU/PH/0428/2020 | Currently not available | Judge: Alka Sarin J | Date: 03 June 2020 | Available at: https://indiankanoon.org/doc/157439483/ THE ARBITRATION CLAUSE AND APPOINTMENT OF

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Panel of arbitrators must be broad based under the Voestalpine principle (Delhi High Court) (14 January 2020)

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SMS Ltd. V. Rail Vikas Nigam Limited, 2020 SCC OnLine Del 77 High Court of Delhi; Single judge bench; V. Kameswar Rao, J.; Decided on 14 January 2020     The arbitration clause in the contract between the parties provided, among others, that: – The tribunal shall consist of three

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When the agreement specifically provides for appointment of an arbitral tribunal from a panel of serving or retired Railway Officers, the appointment should be in terms of the agreement; TRF case and Perkins case distinguished (Supreme Court of India)

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Central Organisation for Railway Electrification v. ECI-SPIC-SMO_MCML (JV), 2019 SCC OnLine SC 1635 Supreme Court of India, 3-judge bench, R. Banumathi, A.S. Bopanna and Hrishikesh Roy, JJ. decided on 17 December 2019 This is a recent addition to the list of cases on appointment of arbitrator versus the principles of

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Constitution of arbitral tribunal comprising of serving officers of the respondent party is illegal and of no consequence; Voestalpine, TRF, Bharat Broadband and Perkins applied (Bombay High Court)

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ITD Cementation India Ltd. v. Konkan Railway Corporation Ltd., 2019 SCC OnLine Bom 5349 Bombay High Court, single–judge bench, G. S. Kulkarni, J.; decided on 12 December 2019 Under the arbitration clause, a “Standing Arbitral Tribunal” had to be formed within three months of the execution of the contract. The

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Legal principles on appointment of sole arbitrator, as declared by the Supreme Court of India in various decisions, summarised (Bombay High Court)

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Lite Bite Foods Pvt. Ltd. v. Airports Authority of India, 2019 SCC OnLine Bom 5163 Bombay High Court, single–judge bench, G. S. Patel, J.; decided on 04 December 2019 The principle enunciated by the Supreme Court in Perkins Eastman Architect DPC v. HSSC (India) Ltd., 2019 SCC OnLine SC 1517

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