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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Party appointed sole arbitrator is ineligible in view of the Supreme Court’s 2-judge bench decision in Perkins case; the 3-judge bench decision in Central Organisation for Railway Electrification distinguished (Delhi High Court)(20 January 2020)

     Updates by Nishant Gupta

Proddatur Cable TV Digi Services v. SITI Cable Network Limited, O.M.P (T) (COMM.) 109/2019 Delhi High Court; single-judge bench, Jyoti Singh J.; Decided on 20.01.2020 An agreement of August 2015 between the parties provided for resolution of disputes by a sole arbitrator appointed by Siti Cable (defined in the arbitration

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Appointment procedure skewed in one party’s favour can constitute de jure inability under Section 14 ACA (Delhi High Court)

     Updates by Kriti

Larsen and Toubro Ltd. v. Public Works Department; 2020 SCC OnLine Del 33 High Court of Delhi; Single-judge bench; Rajiv Shakdher, J.; Decided on 9 January 2020 The background Larsen and Toubro Ltd. (“L&T”) and the Public Works Department of the Government of NCT of Delhi (“PWD”) had a contract

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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)

     Updates by Editor

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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Arbitration agreement is in writing if contained in exchange of statement of claim and defence (Bombay High Court)

     Updates by Meenakshi K. K.

Inspira IT Products Pvt. Ltd. v. Tata Consultancy Services Ltd., 2019 SCC OnLine Bom. 2716 Bombay High Court, single-judge bench, G.S. Kulkarni, J., decided on 14 October 2019   Section 7 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 (“ACA”) deals with formal validity of the arbitration agreement. Sub-section 3 prescribes

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