“The Bill of Lading makes it clear that the ‘Merchant’ expressly agrees to be bound by all the terms, conditions, clauses and exceptions on both sides of The Bill of Lading whether typed, printed or otherwise. The Arbitration Clause is Clause 25, printed and annexed to The Bill of Lading. The Respondent has expressly agreed […]Read more "Section 7(5) of The Arbitration Act III"
“‘Interest’ is defined as “the return or compensation for the use or retention by one person for a sum of money belonging to or owned by any reason to another”. In essence, an Award of Interest compensates a party for its forgone return on investment, or for money withheld without a justifiable cause. The current […]Read more "Section 31(7) of The Arbitration Act III : Award of Interest"
“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"
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 was born on a 5th February. This is my Article No. 502. This blog was born on 21st December, 2014. Hon’ble Justice R.F. Nariman in The Sabarimala Temple Case, before answering the question posed, thought it is necessary to cover the ground that has been covered by previous decisions of the SC on the […]Read more "Article No. 502: The Revival of Ray VII"
Friendships & Rivalries, Losses & Victories never have an end – only a beginning. Spectacular Judges of the Supreme Court have hoped for an impactful conclusion. The irreversibly powerful ones have known more. There is never a last word. Life travels with the surety of a pendulum clock, tick tock. We remember: in Puttaswamy, [Writ Petition […]Read more "The Last Word"
Counsel cited these cases: Foreign Cases: Naviera Amazonica Peruana S.A., (1988) (1) Lloyd’s Law Reports 116. Hiscox, (1992) 1 AC 562. McDonnell Douglas Corpn., (1993) 2 Lloyd’s Law Rep. 48. C vs. D, (2007) EWCA Civ 1282 (CA). C vs. D, (2008) 1 Lloyd’s Law Rep 239. Braes of Doune Wind Farm (Scotland) Limited, (2008) […]Read more "Referred to Larger Bench XIII: Venue v. Seat, Arbitration"