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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A party to an agreement is dis-entitled to appoint a sole arbitrator on its own; and it will always be available to argue that a party or an official or an authority having interest in the dispute would be dis-entitled to appoint a sole arbitrator (Supreme Court)

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Perkins Eastman Architects DPC and another v. HSCC (India) Ltd., 2019 SCC OnLine SC 1517 Supreme Court of India, 2-judge bench, Uday Umesh Lalit and Indu Malhotra, JJ. decided on 26 November 2019 Background—the Supreme Court in TRF case held earlier that a person ineligible as a matter of law to

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Categories: Appointment of arbitrator |  Bias |  Delay in nominating arbitrator |  Fifth Schedule |  Independence and Impartiality of arbitrator |  International Commercial Arbitration  |  Neutrality of arbitrator |  Seventh Schedule |  Sole arbitrator