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Supreme Court of India Clarifies the Scope of Public Policy grounds for Challenging a Domestic Arbitration Award under Section 34 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act

In a decision handed down recently, the Supreme Court of India found that the Delhi High Court had overstepped its powers and wrongly set aside a domestic arbitration award. In the process, the Supreme Court has clarified the scope of … Continue reading

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Amendments to the Indian Arbitration Act – now imminent?

Following some uncertainty at the start of the new year about a possible new arbitration ordinance, the Indian government has now announced that it will table proposals for amendments to the Arbitration and Conciliation Act 1996 (the “Act“) to be … Continue reading

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Delhi High Court issues anti-arbitration injunction against London arbitration

In a striking decision which bucks the trend of pro-arbitration decisions from the Indian judiciary in recent years, a single judge of the Delhi High Court has restrained McDonald’s from invoking an LCIA arbitration clause in its joint venture agreement … Continue reading

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Recent Developments in India-related international arbitration

Herbert Smith Freehills has issued the latest edition of its Indian international arbitration e-bulletin. This issue considers a number of interesting decisions of the Indian courts, in particular a Delhi High Court judgment which clarifies issues of currency conversion and … Continue reading

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Law Commission of India proposes wide-ranging changes to the country’s arbitration regime

The Law Commission of India has proposed major amendments to the Arbitration & Conciliation Act, 1996 (the “Arbitration Act”) in order to remedy a number of perceived weaknesses and to stimulate growth in Indian arbitration as a platform for dispute … Continue reading

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Recent Developments in India-related international arbitration

Herbert Smith Freehills has issued the latest edition of its Indian international arbitration e-bulletin. This issue considers some significant decisions of the Indian courts, including two decisions on the arbitrability of fraud claims and a decision of the Supreme Court … Continue reading

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UNCLOS Annex VII Tribunal decides Bangladesh-India maritime boundary dispute

On 7 July 2014, an Arbitral Tribunal constituted under Annex VII of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea 1982 (the Convention) issued its award in the Bay of Bengal Maritime Boundary Arbitration between the People’s Republic … Continue reading

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Upcoming Webinar: India Insights: the challenge of India-related dispute resolution and the post-election Investment landscape

Monday 7 July 2014 9.30am BST It has been a time of change for the investment climate in India – driven in large part by recent and very significant changes in the political climate in India, changing attitude of the … Continue reading

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Indian Supreme Court Gives Further Reassurance on the Limits of its Jurisdiction in Cases of Arbitration Seated Outside India

In a welcome addition to the recent suite of pro-arbitration decisions emanating from India, in the case of Reliance Industries Limited & Anr v Union of India, the Supreme Court of India overturned the decision of the Delhi High Court … Continue reading

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A BIT more Indian investment arbitration

As the dust settles on a momentous General Election in India, many will also have noted a number of multinationals having commenced, or taken steps towards, arbitration claims against the Government of India under Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) in the … Continue reading

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