An Arbitrator’s appointment was argued to be bad for the reason of Item 1 of the Seventh Schedule read with Section 12(5) of The Arbitration Act that ensures if the Arbitrator is an employee, consultant, advisor or has any other past or present business relationship with a party to the Arbitration he becomes “ineligible” to […]Read more "Section 12(5) of The Arbitration Act II"
“A few days ago we had highlighted a decision of the Bombay High Court in DBM Geotechnics v. BPCL where the High Court had drawn a distinction between the power to nominate an Arbitrator and the choice of the Nominee. The Arbitration Clause allowed an employee of a company to nominate another employee as an Arbitrator. […]Read more "Section 12(5) of The Arbitration Act I"
The Shashoua Principle [Roger Shashoua v. Mukesh Sharma, 2009 EWHC 957 (Comm)] “When… there is an express designation of the Arbitration Venue as London and no designation of any alternative place as seat, combined with a supranational body of rules [i.e. ICC] governing the Arbitration and no other significant contrary indicia, the inexorable conclusion is, […]Read more "Implied Exclusion of Part I of The Arbitration Act IV: The Shashoua Principle"
Section 27 – Court assistance in taking evidence (5) Persons failing to attend in accordance with such process, or making any other fault, or refusing to give their evidence, or guilty of any contempt to the Arbitral Tribunal during the conduct of Arbitral Proceedings, shall be subject to the like disadvantages, penalties and punishments by […]Read more "Section 27(5) of The Arbitration Act"
In Domestic Arbitrations, if an order is not appealable under Section 37(1) of The Arbitration Act, it would not be subject to appeal under The Letters Patent of a High Court. My Lord, Is an order of a Single Judge, on an application under Section 34(3) of The Arbitration Act, appealable to a Division Bench? […]Read more "Section 37 of The Arbitration Act I"
It is settled law, that Section 20(1) and 20(2) where the word ‘place’ is used, refers to ‘juridical seat’, whereas in Section 20(3), the word ‘place’ is equivalent to ‘venue’. My Lord, What is the correct depiction of the practical considerations and the distinction between ‘seat’ [Sections 20(1) and 20(2)] and ‘venue’ [Section 20(3)]? This, […]Read more "Section 20 of The Arbitration Act I"
“Where an agreement is terminated by one party on account of the breach committed by the other, particularly, in a case where the clause is framed in wide and general terms, merely because the agreement has come to an end by its termination by mutual consent, the Arbitration Clause does not get perished nor is […]Read more "Section 8 of the Arbitration Act IV"