RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN INDIA-RELATED ARBITRATION

Herbert Smith Freehills has issued the latest edition of its India arbitration e-bulletin. In this issue we consider various court decisions, which cover issues such as the constitutional validity of s87 of the Arbitration Act, setting aside an award on the grounds of bias, and the time limits surrounding enforcement of awards. In other news, … Read more

Tribunal awards India first BIT case win, dismissing claims of French investor

An UNCITRAL arbitral tribunal has reportedly dismissed a US$36 million claim by a French investor, Louis Dreyfus Armateurs SAS (“LDA“), against India under the 1997 France-India bilateral investment treaty (“BIT“). The award is not public at this time, but press reports state that LDA has also been ordered to pay approximately US$7 million in respect … Read more

Supreme Court of India delivers landmark arbitration decision in Bharat Aluminium, overruling Bhatia International

Supreme Court of India delivers landmark arbitration decision in Bharat Aluminium, overruling Bhatia International The controversial decision of the Indian Supreme Court in Bhatia International v Bulk Trading SA has been overruled by the Indian Supreme Court, paving the way for reduced court intervention in arbitration seated outside of India. In Bhatia International, the court … Read more