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Sumitomo v ONGC  (04.12.1997: Supreme Court of India) was a pre-1996 Act case which laid down the law on the law governing challenge to arbitral awards. The case really reflects the debate in international commercial arbitration as to the law which...
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On 14.07.2017, a two-judge Bench of the High Court of Madras passed a judgement in the case of Raj TV v Thaicom (OSA No. 113/2017 & CMP 7665/2017)(MANU/TN/2117/2017). The judgement deals with choice of law in international arbitration and is an...
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(NLSIR Announcement is below)The National Law School of India ReviewSubmission GuidelinesAbout NLSIRThe National Law School of India Review (NLSIR) is now accepting submissions for its upcoming issue – Volume 30(1). The NLSIR is the flagship law review of the National Law...
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Doubts are often expressed by Principal Employers on their liability vis-a-vis the Contract Labourers engaged in the Principal Employer's Establishment through Contractors. Strictly speaking, for the purposes of the Employees' Provident Funds & Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952, the term "Establishment" is...
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On the 6th of July, the Supreme Court passed a judgement in the case of Alka Chandewar v. Shamshul Ishrar Khan [Civil Appeal No. 8720/2017]. The Civil Appeal arose against a judgement of the Bombay High Court where the High Court...
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Recently, newspapers reported that certain power producers proposed to sell large amount of their stake in the Ultra Mega Power Projects.  The proposal to sell their stakes is a direct outcome of the recent decision of the Supreme Court of India in...
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In a recent paper presented at the Conference on Dispute Management in Infrastructure Projects: New Challenges, May 19-20, 2017, Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, this blawgger argues that even after the 2015 amendments, there has not been a marked change in the way...
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Readers would be well aware of the recent massive protests in Tamil Nadu regarding the banning of Jallikattu and the subsequent events consequential to the protests, such as the promulgation of the Ordinance allowing Jallikattu and the Tamil Nadu Legislative...
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Christopher R Drahozal has come up with a paper titled "Empirical Findings on International Arbitration: An Overview". For those uninitiated, Drahozal has been writing a lot about empirical analysis in International Arbitration, including especially the book he co-edited with Richard W. Naimark...
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A recently published paper of this blawgger deals with failures in law making with focus on arbitration law in India. The abstract is provided below:The Statement of Objects and Reasons to the Arbitration & Conciliation (Amendment) Bill, 2015 placed substantial blame...
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Readers would be aware of the two-Judge Bench of the Supreme Court in Centrotrade (2006) 11 SCC 245:2006(3) Arb LR 201 (SC).) where SB Sinha, J. held a two-tiered tribunal invalid when the first tier was Indian and the second tier...
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We've not been blogging for some time but the period of lull is over. In this post, we intend to bring to the readers a few developments in Indian arbitration law and provide link comments on those developments. Raffles Design Intl....
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Symposium Announcement:     The National Law School of India Review (NLSIR), the flagship journal of the National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore is pleased to announce the 10th Annual NLSIR Symposium on Regulating E-Commerce in India scheduled to be...
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Message from CARTAL, NLU Jodhpur:   The NLU Jodhpur Centre for Advanced Research and Training in Arbitration Law (CARTAL) is pleased to announce the results of the Gary B. Born National Essay Writing Competition on International Arbitration. The name of the...
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In the previous post on this topic, we had given an introduction to Sasan Power Ltd. v. North American Coal Corporation India Private Limited, a recent ruling of the Supreme Court on an interesting issue. Readers not familiar with the facts are advised...
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