INDIAN SUPREME COURT CONFIRMS ENFORCEABILITY OF INDIA-SEATED EMERGENCY ARBITRATION AWARDS

The Supreme Court of India (the “Court“) has recently handed down a significant judgment in Amazon.com NV Investment Holdings LLC v. Future Retail Ltd. & Ors. confirming that an award rendered by an emergency arbitrator (“EA“) in an arbitration seated in India is enforceable in the Indian courts. The Court’s judgment provides welcome clarity for parties seeking urgent interim relief in India-seated arbitrations. The judgment, however, does not address the enforceability of foreign-seated EA awards in the Indian courts.

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