“Section 2(1)(f)(iii) of The Act refers to two different sets of persons: an “association” as distinct and separate from a “body of individuals”. For example, under Section 2(31) of The Income Tax Act, 1961, “person” is defined as including, under sub-clause (v), an association of persons, or body of individuals, whether incorporated or not. It […]Read more "Section 2(1)(f)(iii) of The Arbitration Act"
There is always much to study in a dissenting opinion. Dissents in Constitutional Law Matters are remembered/revered – Dissents in Criminal Law Matters produce intense causes of concern. How best can one ensure advancement of justice, if Supreme Court Judges disagree on a crime? There would be a day surely when 5/7/9 or perhaps 13 […]Read more "Section 372 of The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973"
” By The Specific Relief (Amendment) Act 2018, Section 14 has been amended. In the present case, we are not called upon to examine the effect of this amended provision. The issue before this Court is whether Section 14(3)(c)(iii) is a bar to a suit by a developer for specific performance of a development agreement between […]Read more "Section 14(3)(c)(iii) of The Specific Relief Act, 1963"
My Lord, When the Arbitration Agreement specifies the ‘venue’ for holding the Arbitration Sittings by the Arbitrators but does not specify the ‘seat’, then on what basis and by which principle, the parties have to decide the place of ‘seat’ which has a material bearing for determining the applicability of laws of a particular country for […]Read more "Referred to Larger Bench XIII ANSWERED: Venue v. Seat, Arbitration"
I have been an artist since I was born. I have loved writing poems since I was 6. I have 323 poems. The rest: discarded. For the first time, in the History of The Last Word, I put out ‘something’ today I had written 13 years ago. I have proof of that time gone by. […]Read more "Mr. Our Very Own"
The doctrine of piercing the corporate veil is as well settled as the Salomon,  AC 22 principle itself. In Life Insurance Corporation of India v. Escorts Ltd., (1986) 1 SCC 264, this Court held: “Generally and broadly speaking, we may say that the corporate veil may be lifted where a statute itself contemplates lifting […]Read more "Piercing / Disregarding the Corporate Veil III"
Mr. Navtej Sarna’s Son is truly talented. I have had the opportunity to witness him in college. Mr. Navtej Sarna is an ‘Indian author-columnist, diplomat & current Indian Ambassador to the United States’. His son, Satyajit, recently published a book of poetry: “The Profane”. I have read the same. Here are a few of my […]Read more "The Profane"